Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Making of a Map Button

My map buttons are made from actual maps. Get a piece of the world in your very own button for ONLY $2.50

This is how they are made. My customer paid for this listing on my Portable Graffiti Zibbet shop. She requested a button with Zadar, Croatia. I searched through my big tub filled with maps until I found this map. 

I located Zadar, Croatia.....

See, there it is......

I line my trusty circle cutter up so Zadar is in the center....

...and I cut it out.

Here's the finished button....

....and the back of the button.

Each button gets packed in a cello bag to protect it.
I grab a padded mailing envelope, the other buttons and magnets that my customer ordered, one of my "thank you" business cards, a Portable Graffiti button, and a Zibbet button, to promote Zibbet.

Everything goes into the envelope and gets weighed...

I print out a Pay Pal mailing label and pay the postage on line.
I attach it to the envelope and it's ready to ship.

What place in the world would you like in your button?

Prefer a magnet or a mirror?
Just ask.
I make 4 sizes.

June 12 Peace Rally Buttons

These are buttons from my collection.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Portable Graffiti's Last Year at Shows

It takes years to get a craft booth set up just the way you want it. Just found these photos taken in 1989 or 90, the last year we did shows with the buttons. 

Making Product Tags

Need product tags?
Get them on Zibbet at Portable Graffiti Graphics.

Each circle is cut individually and holes are punched one by one.

Cute Rubber Duckies Found on Zibbet

This is going to be a well-loved gift. I found this awesome bib set on Zibbet at Comfie Cozie Creations.
They came wrapped in pretty tissue and a cute thank you sticker. They are cotton on one side and terry on the other side. One has a pocket. They are made really well. And I am glad I purchased them. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Evolution of a Shop Banner

I made the first 2 banners pictured here for Handmade Fuzzy, a shop on
and she liked parts of one and parts of the other. 

I combined what she liked into this banner.

But she wanted more of her hand knitting photo to show.
So I changed her banner to this:

Then tried it with a stylized background.

She wanted a script font, so I switched fonts and gave it a white highlight.
She liked this one.

But I still wasn't satisfied with the look,
and made one more banner.
This one:

And that's the one she picked.
You can see it in her shop at:

If you need a shop banner, business card designs, web ads or any kind of graphics, 
I am happy to work with you. 
Just visit

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