I want to design a line of placemats to sell in my etsy shop. I think I am going to offer three different choices. One, disposable placemats. These will be printed on card stock. They will be perfect for parties, family gatherings, and more. They will not be reusable unless your guests are tidy eaters. That wouldn’t be the case at my house. The second one I am going to offer will be a laminated version. It will be laminated with a 5 MIL weight of laminent. I’m guessing these will be the most popular variety! You will be abel to just wipe them clean with a damp rag! Super easy clean up, right? Lastly, I will offer them in a 10 MIL weight laminent. Just like the second, but more durable and thicker!

I’m envisioning super modern, yet fun placemats. I have a ton of ideas floating around in my head, but I just need to get them into the computer. The first design I did was based off of the “Flair” boards that are on facebook. I am in love with cork board right now and I thought this would be a stylish yet fun placemat for the kids. I included many of Skyler’s favorite things! What do you think?

People will be able to choose their “flair” and their photos. Pretty much everything will be customized. I also had to do one for Jackson. Notice that his has mostly food! Yep, that’s my Jackson! The kid loves food!!! Now, I know these may not be everyone’s style, but I am planning on offering some more “traditional” geometric styles. Seriously, I don’t think I can design fast enough to get all of my ideas out. . .

Here are some other samples. . .

This one is based off of Avery’s first Birthday party! Wouldn’t these be cute party favors for your guests? Aren’t you sick of getting a bunch of cheezy toys from the Dollar Tree? I know I would be super excited if my child came home from a birthday party with a personalized placemat.

What about this one? Yep, I can’t get enough of the candy shop stripe. It’s so cute. These colors were inspired from Emerson’s pacifier. Seriously, the places I get my inspiration from are a bit random.

Here is the last one I did. It’s pretty simple, but I kind of like it.

I am planning on also offering silhouettes too! I will add some more throughout the week. I’d love to know your thoughts. Do you think these are good? What would you rather see? Any ideas or suggests are totally welcome!!!

Time for bed!

Jess

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