It’s another free printable post—giveaway edition!
This all started a week or two ago when I realized it was finally time to ditch my original iPhone case:
It was looking pretty busted. But you know what? It was 21 cents shipped on Ebay. And I’ve had it since May of 2011… and I’ve dropped my phone onto hard surfaces more times than I can count without a single scratch or nick, while others with Otterboxes haven’t been so lucky. Crazy, right?
I figured I’d go the clear plastic case route again, but make it more personalized this time with interchangeable inserts.
I went back on ebay to find my original transaction, and sadly, that seller is no longer in business (I guess virtually giving away cases wasn’t profitable). They also don’t sell cases that cheap anymore (womp womp) but $2.34 shipped isn’t bad either…
This one came with a set of stylus’ which is great because Brad is always losing his. Quick delivery too. I did notice this cover has slightly less depth than the original and barely lines up with the surface of the phone (my first case had a bit of overhang which might have been a key factor in droppage protection). Only time will tell if this one holds up as well.
Next it was time to design my template.
I found a couple generic ones online, but after doing a few tests found they weren’t a perfect fit for my case and spent some time tweaking it in my editing program…
After getting the measurements worked out, I whipped up my first design, inspired by a trip we’re taking next week…
In 7 days we’ll be flying to Costa Rica for an adventure filled vacation with a couple of our friends and we.can’t.wait. I made this Cityscape of the Arenal volcano topography (one of the day trips we’re doing—see the mountain peak in the right center?)
I also threw in a couple more for fun…
Can you tell I like the travel theme?
After I was happy with my designs, I printed them out (you can use any type of paper for this)…
Then I proceeded to carefully cut them out using a ruler and Xacto knife. They weren’t perfect (especially the camera hole) but you can’t even tell once they are set in the case.
I love that they are so easy to swap out depending on your mood, an occasion, or even an outfit (not that I would do that last one, just saying)
I would love to make one for each and every one of you iPhone 4-ers, but unfortunately I just don’t have that kinda time. Instead, I’ve decided to make a personalized template for five random commenters.
These will be the digital file in a jpg form, which you can simply print on any color printer/paper and trim to size (you can use scissors instead of an Xacto knife, it just won’t be as precise). You’ll just need a clear case—you should be able to use any brand. Or if you’d prefer, I can mail you the printed design, but I promise I can’t cut it out any better than you can 🙂
Here’s what you can choose from: any design from my shop, with the exception of custom city maps/choose your own cityscapes (aka, cities not listed in my shop already) personalized bus rolls, and house sketches. Everything else is fair game.
To enter, just visit my shop and pick out the design you’d choose, then leave your selection in the comments. That’s it!
When I get back from Costa I’ll choose my five winners and announce them in my next post. Good luck!
I’ll be sure to take lots of vacation pics and to share next time, or just follow me on my instagram feed, jennasuedesign, for real-time action (I also have a kitchen cabinet update, if anyone’s wondering how they are holding up half a year later…)
Have a wonderful week!
Pssst… to all of my past shop customers: send me photos of jenna sue design co. products in your home for a chance to win $100 in shop credit, this month only!