Creeper + Toss – Craft Boner!

YOU GUYS I am SO pumped to bring you this series. I decided to do this little project because I really love “behind the scenes” type stuff and I’m one of those people who will totally look in your windows if I drive by and your lights are on. Oh shut up, you do it too.

Every month in 2016 I will be featuring a candid look into a day in the life of one of my C+T brands. I have chosen brands that are very special to me in one way or another; either I scouted them out myself or I have (what I perceive to be, anyway…) a kinship with an illustrator whose humor is similar to mine, or maybe I picked up their cards because they sent me a SUPER sweet note in the mail to introduce themselves and happen to also be SUPER TALENTED. I also picked brands whose cards are really popular and generate a LOT of LOLz on Instagram or when I am out and about doing shows. So while this is a bit self-serving, I thought it might be fun to give the fans of these cards and their makers a little sneaky look into the gears and cogs of how their favorite cards are made and see the brain that conceived a quip from which their heartiest belly-laughs have sprung!

My first victim is Miss Kiwi, the brains and brawn behind Craft Boner, and maker of one of my most popular cards. I found Kiwi on Instagram! Her handle, @craftboner,  started popping up (no pun intended) in my likes feed and I just thought it was THE funniest thing ever. I clicked on her name one day, and found she not only made cards, but they were FUCKING HYSTERICAL. I placed an order for a few designs and Craft Boner was there with me at my first South End Open Market in 2015. I had an amazing day and SOLD OUT of almost everything I had and I sent her a panicked email from my booth, begging for more cards and the fastest shipping she could offer. She delivered (har, har) and I had more “Not a Dick Pic” cards for the following Sunday and the rest is history, and a match made in stationery heaven.

So without further ado, take it away Kiwi!

Hi everyone! I’m Kiwi, the evil mastermind behind Craft Boner! I started CB in 2012 so I could put all sorts of swears on cards and mugs and anything else that catches my fancy. I love hand-lettering, quirky roadside attractions, shitty early 2000s TV, cupcakes and making people laugh.

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Morning! My theory is that because I loathe mornings so much, I have as many mismatched colors and patterns as possible in my room so it’ll confuse my senses and help me wake up easier. It doesn’t work. Also, I’m the loathsome kind of person that never shuts drawers or closes cupboards. #yolo

craftbonerDITL2And because I truly am the worst I decided that rather than washing a bowl I’d rather eat my cereal out of a blue solo cup like the fucking classy lady that I am. Pretty sure I also get classy points for my “taint” mug from My Only Regret (Besides Dying).

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When you get a bag of pin backs bigger than your head the appropriate protocol is to take a selfie with them and then struggle for 15 minutes to decide where to put them in your overcrowded studio.

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Lunch here at @craftboner HQ is more often than not cold pizza left over from the night before. There’s a really good chance I’ll die of scurvy at 32.

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On any given day my desk is a jumble of everything my brain is mulling over because otherwise I hide projects in a cute container and completely forget them until I find a box of unfinished projects a year later.

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This afternoon is full of really tough decisions. About cupcake toppers. #dreamjob

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I’m really bad at not working, so I’m forcing myself to take breaks more this year because I’m the boss and that sort of shit is totally allowed. This break was all about my Doctor Who slippers, a delicious IPA my boyfriend left in the fridge, and some Breaking Bad. #crushingit

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Because I get a little crazy if I spend all day shaking my ass to ABBA in my studio, I had dinner and beers with two of my favorite creative ladies so we could chat about taxes, sriracha ranch, and terrible first dates. #sriracharanchisthestuffoflife

Thanks for following along today! I hope you had fun peeping into Kiwi’s windows for the day! Next month – PAPER EPIPHANIES!

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