Playing Card Designer Sketchbook and Pad

Created by RJ Tomlinson

The Playing Card Designer is an American made sketchbook that offers a wide range of features to help in the designing of playing cards

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping has been completed and here's the PDFs link
6 months ago – Wed, Sep 04, 2019 at 12:43:45 PM

Here's a link to the downloadable PDFs....

Yesterday I was able to get all the packages shipped out. Most of you should be getting them delivered by the end of this week or early next week. International backers should get them within 14 days or so.

I'm glad this project is done. The shipping was a disaster (which I'll be posting about on my YouTube channel later). I greatly miscalculated the shipping costs. Just to give an example, if you bought a $5 sketch pad... it cost me over $8 to ship it to you. Either postal costs went up or I did a miscalculation.

A lot of Kickstarter project creators would've buried their head in the sand and you would never hear from them again if a disaster like that happened to them. I debated refunding everyone but I already paid to have the product produced... so I used it as a learning experience and filmed a YouTube video about the mishap. 

I'll be posting that video and many more in the coming weeks to my YouTube channel. Please go check it out and subscribe. The channel will focus on the growth of my business, the Barclay Mountain Co. It will document the successes and failures of starting a business. Much of what we do is history based, so a lot of the videos will be travel videos to historic places and museums. Other videos will focus on the steps of creating a business such as developing product, creating a Kickstarter project, opening a subscription box service, marketing, etc., etc.

I currently only have two videos posted but I'm trying to post at least once a week. I would greatly appreciate your support in helping me grow my channel. Please like and subscribe.

Video about Barclay Mountain (the location)

Video about Little League World Series

The thumbnail for the upcoming video about shipping. I was playing around in the video cloning myself. That's why there's three of me in the thumbnail image.

Packaging to start this weekend
6 months ago – Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:27:08 PM

All the sketchbooks and pads are ready to pack. I’m just waiting on boxes and bubble wrap. I should be able to get everything packaged this weekend and shipped out early next week.

Small delays but shipping by the end of August
6 months ago – Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:02:24 PM

I wasn't happy with the first batch of sketch pads that we got, so we decided to go with a different printer. Because of this delay we're running a few weeks behind schedule. Unfortunately with this new printer, the sketch pads will be a few pages shorter. The pad will contain 50 pages.

I'll be making the PDF files availbe for your own printing within the next few weeks also. I'll make them available within a shared drive and then provide everyone a link to that shared drive.

We reached our goal!!!
7 months ago – Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 09:04:16 AM

It looks like we did it!! These will be entering production shortly. In addition to the sketchbooks and/or pads, all backers will be given a link to download the PDFs of the templates for free. 

I'll keep you posted as I get ready to send out the backerkit in the coming week.