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Just A Card Week – Day 4 (What’s New?)

At my work, (Rapid IT) they have kindly let me set up a card stand in our showroom today! So hopefully this will get me some extra sales. I have written all about why my cards are ‘naked’ on the stand too to help promote the reduction of plastic packaging. This actually fits in well with my works values too as we recycle redundant IT hardware and refurbish to help promote an eco-friendly world! If you’re in Padiham/Burnley why not come check out my cards in person?

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Just A Card Week – Day 3 (Community – Spread The Love)

So to spread the love today I am going to share with you my best friend Hannah King. She is amazingly talented and has been creating lots of lovely wedding stationary and illustrations so check out her website here, you won’t regret it! We both continued to support each other through uni and now out in the big wide world as both of our dreams are to make our passion for design into our sole incomes!

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Just A Card Week – Day 2 (What The Just A Card Message Means To You)

Just a card is all about encouraging people to support independent shops. This message is important to me as every time someone makes a purchase from my shop I know they have chosen my design over a large corporation. By supporting independent businesses you are supporting the creativity and passion of the individuals. I love knowing that my design is going to be shared with someone else in the world.

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Just A Card Week – Day 1 (YOU – Share Your Story)

Hi, if you haven’t read my about me before my name is Toni Pilling, I am 24 years old and work as a Graphic Designer part time whilst running my business TeePee Creations. It all began 2 years ago…

I was working at REthinkthings Ltd on a Graphic Design work placement. They sell a wide range of unique cards and gifts in Liverpool. At the time I was helping build the website and catalogue. After being inspired on the placement and being encouraged by the owner, Ilsa to create and sell my own designs, I started a few illustrations and added them to Red Bubble, this is how TeePee Creations started.

During this time I was starting my final year of university so struggled to keep up with it and decided to put it to one side and concentrate on my studies.

After Graduation in 2017 I decided it was time to properly begin my business. I bought card making supplies from eBay and started to list my designs on Depop and Etsy. A few weeks later I made my first sale, I was absolutely buzzing! This spurred me on to create more and more designs. There have been a lot of learning curves along the way but I am now on a total of 364 orders! I never thought so many people would order off me, it’s starting to make me see that TeePee Creations could one day be my sole income.

I am really passionate about creating fun, quirky and unique designs which enhance the card giving experience. My designs reflect my personality and I am hoping that this year will bring even bigger and better things for TeePee Creations!