New Store at Design By Humans vs. Old Store at Teespring

It’s been difficult to find a store that I want to settle into to sell my merch exclusively. So far, it’s been best to sell my shirts from Teespring, because they have some of the cheapest options. As with anything, however, cheapest is not always best. I often worry how long the shirts will hold up through washing, or how much people may have to pay in shipping charges when they order more than one item.

In my search, I stumbled across a site called Design by Humans. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to use it, because you have to be approved for it (unlike most other merch sites) and my merchandise is very niche to the FFTCG Community. I was approved in less than 24 hours though! We are a go!

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FFTCG Community Merch store logo for Design By Humans

Each store has it’s own ups and downs. Design by Humans seems to provide a lot more exposure. Similar to Redbubble, it does its own marketing and has a well-designed store front of its own to publicize my merchandise. This is the one thing that Teespring really lacks. DBH’s stickers are also die cut, vs. Teesprings large, awkward rectangles. (They are also cheaper.) Lastly, DBH’s hoodies are the bomb! Customers can choose whether they want my artwork printed on the front and the back, which is great for zip up hoodies, and they are VERY generous with the sizing! I think this is what excited me the most.

 

So what are the upsides to Teespring?

I’ll be honest, the pay is a bit better at Teespring. I get a bit more of the cut, and I can choose to take out my pay whenever I want. I’m paid out on a monthly basis at DBH. The analytics at Teespring are also really fun to watch and are helpful to know when I’ve made a sale or  how many people have been visiting the site. I’m not sure how or why DBH hasn’t caught up on this yet. I had someone buy a hoodie earlier and have no way of knowing who it was to thank them. (I’m pretty sure I know who it is this time, but I won’t next time).

Overall, I need a bit more time to see which site does better. I’m definitely interested to see how the customer service, shipping, and quality fare for DBH in comparison to Teespring. So far with Teespring, I’ve had one customer receive the wrong shirt, and one shipment lost out of about 35 products sold.

Check out my shops here:
Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/fftcg-community-merch
Design By Humans: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/kaylachristineart/

Want to support my work otherwise? Check out my Patreon! All patron rewards and posts will be only $1 per month. Join my shirt community and share ideas, wishes, and jokes.

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FFTCG Community Patreon!

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I’ve been designing a ton of shirts for FFTCG Community Merchandise  weekly (at the very least) and have been having a blast- so I decided it’s time to try and grow.

I dish out a lot of merch. The support has been incredible, but obviously no one can buy all of it. This is a way to support me and my work without breaking the bank.

There is only one tier- top tier.
I am only offering a  $1 option reward– and that is to be part of the community and discussion around FFTCG designs, shirts, and other ideas we can bring to life (Like stickers!) I have had a lot of crazy and wonderful ideas thrown at me, and having Patrons will help me narrow those down.

I’ll post my designs here, but will also posts silly nonsense in-progress pictures.

Also, if I’m able to do discounts and bundles, this will be the #1 place to get them.

Slam the $1 and let’s get busy making some really punny nonsense please.

PS: I have had a lot of interest in sticker packs of the element shirt designs. While Teespring does allow me to make stickers, they are individual and the cost would add up for you to buy all of them. So I have added an incentive- If I reach a $50 patronage, I will get sticker sheets made myself for all of my patrons, and you will get them for free.

FFTCG Community T-Shirts: Mono Lighting (And sizing!)

My mono lightning t-shirts came in! Take a look at both unisex and women’s styles, and how sizing varies between them.

It’s been a fun week- I always enjoy seeing what the final product looks like in person, as I’m nervous to believe the image online is how it will actually come out. I am more than pleasantly surprised! The image is clear and showed crisply on both black and vivid purple.

I was super happy to discover that the sizing on the $15 Hanes tee is very much true to size, if not slightly generous. I’ve yet to test the premium unisex tees, so I’d love some feedback from those who have bought them!

Women’s shirt sizing is a different story- ALWAYS size up! I wear a medium in the unisex shirt size, but the most comfortable fit in women’s sizing is always going to be the XL.

For this and other FFTCG Community T-shirts, visit my shop!

Latest FFTCG Designs- Mono Lightning and Wind!

Hey all! The FFTCG Shirt designs just keep coming. I recently started a poll on the Final Fantasy TCG Marketplace regarding my next shirts, and the outpouring of love and inspiration was so incredible! I am having so much fun making these for players who love the game, and I hope to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

This week I finished designs for Mono Lightning and Mono Wind.

 

Both of these shirts are available on my FFTCG Community Teespring shop.

The ideas for these shirts come from the community! Are you an avid FFTCG player? Join our marketplace, and while you’re at it vote on the next shirt designs!

FFTCG Community Merch!

This week has been wild.
Anyone who knows me, knows that my life is kind of engulfed by Final Fantasy Trading Cards, as my husband runs Cards of Ivalice and is neck-deep in card brewing, inventory, deck testing, and chit chat. So it would only make sense that I’d take my designs and market close to home!

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I designated part of my Teespring account solely for FFTCG Community Merch.

I’m SO happy with the turn out so far! As long as the players still want them, I’m going to keep designing. It’s been a good week for ideas, puns, and new designs! So far we have completed designs for Mono Ice, Mono Earth, and a community meme icon, Foil King Max. Up next will be mono lightning- and after that, we have water, fire, and wind remaining. What comes then will be up to the community!

Mother’s Day Special- New Prints!

Mother’s day is 2 weeks away! My new design is dedicated to the cause:
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The burgundy is my favorite color combination so far for this piece, but it definitely jives with any darker background. I’ve picked a couple of choice items to show off here:

 

 

You can get mama bear merch from any of my sites! Check out the links below:

Redbubble (Use code MOMSDAY)| Teespring | Society6 (Use code ART4MOM)

 

Kayla Christine Merch @ Redbubble!

Hi all! I’m really very happy to say that I have two new prints available at Redbubble.

You can get yourself a fancy shirt, new totes, stickers, notebooks, and more!

Here are a couple of my favorites:
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“Espresso Yourself” Siren Studio Bag

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“Espresso Yourself” Siren Contrast Tank

And lastly,

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An “Omens LLC” Hardcover Journal, with 3 different paper types: Ruled line, graph, and blank.

I managed to pull these designs from last year’s Inktober initiative. I’d love to move forward with this style and produce more merch if there’s an interest!