Sunday, October 14, 2012

Personalized iPhone 4 template Giveaway!

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!

33 comments:

  1. Awesomesauce. I'd pick a London cityscape. I've already got a clear case just waiting to be filled! Have a great trip! :)

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  2. Good idea! I never would have thought of doing this. I'd love a WI one like your CA one pictures. Chevron...drool.

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  3. Great Idea! Have a great trip. Costa Rica is on must visit list.

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  4. This is awesome! I've been on the hunt for a giraffe iphone 4 case but haven't found anything I like. I would pick the giraffe!! Have fun in Costa Rica :)

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  5. Love these! I attempted this with scrapbook paper & it was kind of an epic fail!! But these are awesome! I'd pick the love birds or the state one with the heart like you have!! Enjoy your vacation!

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  6. I would love to give the world map as a gift to my boyfriend!

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  7. I would love the world map one!

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  8. What a great idea! I love the typography ones, they are so neat! :)

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  9. We just got back from Costa Rica, it was awesome. We spent 3 night in Arenal and 4 nights in Tamarindo. You will have a blast. The weather held up for us pretty well, just expect a shower every afternoon around 3pm for 1-3 hours. I'm sure (based on reading your blog) you have researched the crap out of everything Costa Rica related, but if you have any questions let me know!!

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  10. Those are super cute! Have fun in Costa Rica!

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  11. I'd love to have the Seattle cityscape so I can rep my hometown!

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  12. What a cool idea!! I'd love so many of them but I'll pick the deer head! :)

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  13. Just in time - I need a new case for my phone! I love the typography ones. THX!

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  14. What a good idea! It would be so easy to slide photos in there too to match a photo collage coffee cup.

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  15. Ahh so cute! Such a great idea, and I love all of your designs (I could go broke buying every print you have). If I win, I'd love a state silhouette of Illinois in coral chevron with a little heart for where I met the love of my life ♥ :) Have a great trip!

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win! I would choose a Chicago cityscape. Or the state of Iowa if you have it, but didn't see it.

    P.S. I just sewed up an iPad cover with this fabric yesterday - is this your font?!
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=41941161-d912-4e6e-b15a-85982af93be6

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  17. I would love the California State Silhouette! Have an awesome trip!

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  18. So cool! Great idea. Loving the Deer Head!

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  19. What a great idea! I would love one, but do I have to decide now? There are too many to love!

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  20. Amazingly creative you are!! I love them all, especially Ocean Set - Coral!!

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  21. How fun! I would love a country silhouette of Japan, blue chevron, with a little heart on Tokyo to remind me of when I used to live there :)

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  22. Such a great idea! Anything Chicago is phenomenal and the elephant makes me smile, as it was my dad's favorite animal :) Have a great trip!

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  23. I love this idea, thank you for the giveaway, I love the Chicago Cityscape or the Chicago Bus Roll!
    Rachel :)

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  24. I love the California Love one that you have, but if its not available, my next choice would be the Los Angeles, CA one.

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  25. You are so creative!! If I were to win, I would love the little lovebirds with initials J&H...or just the initials J&H, any shade of blue! I don't even have an iphone yet, but will be my Christmas present from my husband!!

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  26. I would love the Chicago cityscape. I just moved from there, and it would be so fun to have a piece of home with me :)

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  27. They look great! I love the state one with the heart, so cute! Also love the world map!! Have a great time in Costa Rica :)

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  28. These are amazing! I would love the outline of NY on the chevron print (different color if available) or a city map of Manhattan on one of them!

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  29. Nice blog and the blog is having beautiful case for iphone 4.

    Thanks for sharing the post.

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  30. Nice post with great details. I really like and appreciate your idea. Thanks for nice tutorial. iphone 4 ucuz

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