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Little Paintbox

When was the company set up?

Cards

What is the size of the cards?

Can we have a message printed on the inside of the card?

Is there a photograph of the child printed on the back of the card?

What colour are the envelopes?

Bags

What is the size of the bags?

What are the bags made of?

How do we take care of the bags?

Teatowels

What is the size of the teatowels?

What are the teatowels made of?

How do we take care of the teatowels?

Artwork

What age do the children need to be to participate in an art project?

What type of materials work well?

What type of paper should we use for the artwork?What type of themes and topics work well for the artwork?

Will you be able to return the original artwork?

Images

What type of photograph do you need?

Do we have to include photographs on the cards?

Ordering

Can we see the cards before we order?

If we register a project are we obligated to buy cards?

What is the cost of the cards?

Administration

What postage method do you suggest we use to send the artwork / images, and then the orders / payment?

Is there a postage cost involved to send the completed cards to us?

We are interested to run a project – what should we do next?

Timescales

From us sending the orders / payment, how long will it take for you to deliver the goods?

Little Paintbox

When was the company set up?

Little Paintbox is a trading name of Westferry (UK) Ltd (registered number 5292524], which was established in November 2004. We are a small family-run business and we pride ourselves on our enthusiasm and service to customers. As a Company, we started specialising in art projects for schools and nurseries in 2007. So whilst we are a relatively young company, we continue to grow through our commitment to providing a reliable service to our customers whom include schools, nurseries, children’s groups, and individuals throughout the UK.

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Cards

What is the size of the cards?

The Little Paintbox cards are a contemporary square shape measuring 145 x 145mm, and the accompanying envelope is 155 x 155mm in size. The cards are a lovely quality and we are able to provide sample cards if requested. Please contact us by telephone or email to request a sample.

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Can we have a message printed on the inside of the card?

We are able to offer the option for a message to be printed on the inside of the cards, however, there is an additional charge for this. Please contact us directly for details.

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Is there a photograph of the child printed on the back of the card?

It is possible to include an image of the child to be printed onto the reverse of the card, but this feature is optional and may be excluded if preferred. Generally, we find that most parents do like to include this feature as it adds a very personal touch to the cards.

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What colour are the envelopes?

The envelopes are a bright and sunny yellow colour.

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Bags

What is the size of the bags?

The Little Paintbox canvas bags are 350 x 400 x 110mm in size. They are ideal for the weekly shop as well as making fantastic beach, picnic or swim/gym bags.

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What are the bags made of?

Each Little Paintbox canvas bag is made from 100% cotton canvas. The bag has extra stitching on the seams to give it added strength and a comfortable 3cm width woven cotton strap handle.

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How do we take care of the bags?

Bags should be washed at 30°C and please note that there may be some shrinkage. Once dry, iron over the decoration to restore the colour with a warm iron.

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Teatowels

What are the size of the teatowels?

The Little Paintbox teatowels are approximately 700 x 450 mm in size. Once personalised, they make wonderful practical gifts for parents, grandparents and other family members.

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What are the teatowels made of?

Each Little Paintbox teatowel is made out of 100% close weave cotton. They are luxurious to feel, stitched on 4 sides and are of a very good quality.

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How do we take care of the teatowels?

Teatowels should be washed at 30°C. Once dry, iron over the decoration to restore the colour with a warm iron.

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Artwork

What age do the children need to be to participate in an art project?

Children of all ages enjoy participating in the Little Paintbox art projects. When very young children are involved, then it may be worth considering projects based on taking prints of the children’s hands or feet, for example, or using stencils or potato prints. Free painting can also produce interesting shapes and colours.

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What type of materials work well?

To get the best results you can use crayons, felt tips, pastels, poster paints, acrylics, wax crayons or watercolours as well as collages with coloured paper/tissue paper/felt, or hand/foot prints, sponge/potato prints and rubber stamps. We don’t recommend using pencil or glitter.

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What type of paper should we use for the artwork?

It is possible to use any type of paper for the artwork, although the paper needs to be of a good quality thickness if using poster paints, to avoid warping of the paper. Plain white paper works very well, but coloured paper can be used if preferred. An example would be a white snowmen stuck on red/black card. If using coloured paper, please ensure there is plenty of background for bleed. For further information please see creating your artwork.

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What type of themes and topics work well for the artwork?

The project themes can be based around any topic of your choosing. Topics that generally work well include: the child and their home life (including self-portraits); the home; family and pets. Seasonal and festive topics also work well, for example, the different seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) or festivities (Easter, Halloween, Christmas, New Year).

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Will you be able to return the original artwork?

We do not normally return the artwork as a matter of course. However, if your artwork is related to the National Curriculum and you wish it to be returned then please request this when you forward the artwork to us.

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Images

What type of photograph do you need?

We require a digital photograph of the child, ideally taken against a plain and light coloured background such as a white board or large sheet of white paper.
The images can be provided to us by email, uploaded to cloud or on a disc, and they can be saved in any format – the most popular formats being: .jpg, .gif, .tif, .eps. We request that you also save the images onto the CD using the child’s code and name, i.e. A01_leon.mitchel_jpg

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Do we have to include photographs on the cards?

No, this is optional. Regrettably, we are unable to offer a reduction in price to exclude the child images from the cards.

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Ordering

Can we see the cards before we order?

We normally email the cards for approval, but we are able to send you out a sample card. Please contact us by telephone or email to request a sample card and we will send one out to you in the post.

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If we register a project are we obligated to buy cards?

No.

You register an art project with Little Paintbox and we then send you a proof card for each of the children that participate in the project. The proof card will include an order form printed on the envelope to the card.

If the parents then choose to purchase the cards you simply return the orders and payments to us.

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What is the cost of the cards?

The cost of the cards is as follows:
12 cards £16.00 + £3.00 p+p
24 cards £28.00 + £3.00 p+p
36 cards £38.00 + £3.00 p+p
Additional 12 packs (when ordered with 36 pack) is £10.00 (p+p included in 36 pack)
All prices are inclusive of VAT. This price is comparable to the cost of greetings cards on the high street and represents extremely good value in terms of the unique, personalised nature of the cards.

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Administration

What postage method do you suggest we use to send the artwork / images, and then the orders / payment?

Regrettably, we are unable to accept liability for any items that go missing in the post. Therefore, we recommend all artwork, images and payment are sent to us by special or recorded delivery.

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Is there a postage cost involved to send the completed cards to us?

Yes. We make a charge of £3.00 within the UK. Parcels are sent by Post. For delivery charges outside UK please phone or email us.

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We are interested to run a project – what should we do next?

Please register online. Once we have received your registration, we will send out a confirmation email confirming your project. Then you simply complete your artwork, take images of your children and send these to us by post. Your cards will then be delivered within two weeks from the date we receive your artwork and order.

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Timescales

From us sending the orders / payment, how long will it take for you to deliver the goods?

From receipt of orders / payment, the finished cards will be sent to you within two weeks.

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Fully Personalised Greeting Cards

Each participating child creates one piece of artwork that you then send to us. From the busy Little Paintbox workshop, we’ll make each unique design into a fabulous high quality greeting card that can be purchased and sent out to friends and family.

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Fully Personalised Canvas Bags

Once personalised with a child’s design and individual messages/titles, our eco-friendly, durable bags make a fantastic practical gift. And at just £8.50 each, they prove very popular!

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Fully Personalised Teatowels

Your Little Picasso’s can really get creative with bright and colourful designs for their personalised teatowels with individual messages/titles. At £7.50 each, they are made out of 100% close weave cotton, they look great and make the ideal gift for friends and family.

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