Teacher Gift

May 7, 2018

Barn Wood Frame Option

Barn Wood Frame Option

Teachers are real-life superheroes!!!  This sign would make an excellent teacher appreciation or end of the year gift.   Contact us through the “custom” section to place your order today.

Custom Wood Puzzle Process

April 25, 2018

We wanted to share the process of creating a custom wood jigsaw puzzle with you!  This is a project for a dear friend, using a picture of her sweet girls.

Step 1 – Wood Selection:

  • Our team started by finding the perfect wood!  It was important for us to find a wood with a smooth surface for printing, that was ridged without being too thick.
  • For each project we carefully hand select the sheet of wood.

Step 2 – Formatting:

  • The digital department sets up your picture and gets it ready to go into production.

Step 3 – Printing:

  • A thin layer of white ink is printed directly onto the wood.  This allows the true colors in your picture to show as well as the wood grain texture.  Then your beautiful picture is printed directly onto the wood utilizing one of the large format printers.

Step 4 – Laser Cutting:

  • We had a template custom designed to ensure that each puzzle piece is unique.
  • The laser cutter burns each individual piece, this takes about 2 hours depending on the puzzle size.   A special setting is used to provide the thinnest possible cut.  This process is carefully monitored by one of the laser specialists.

Step 5 – Packaging:

  • A box is created with your picture on the front to use as a reference while building your puzzle.
  • Please message us if you would like a title or message added to your box.
  • Each puzzle piece is carefully removed and placed into the box, ready for you to build.

Enjoy!!!

Barn Wood Frames

April 24, 2018

We searched for months to find the best barn wood frames!  We finally found a company that makes all of their frames out of solid authentic reclaimed barn wood that has been naturally aged.  We fell in love with these frames!  They are extremely well made and have beautiful natural imperfections that makes each frame unique.

Every frame is custom made and shipped to us from Texas.  Please contact us if you would like one of these additional frame options.  The thicker frame would be pretty with a very large sign and the thin frame is nice for a more simple look.

Left to Right:

  1. Barn wood frame with white cap:  2 1/2 inch barn wood with 1/2 inch white cap
  2. Large barn wood frame:  2 1/4 inch barn wood with 1/2 inch cap
  3. Medium barn wood frame:  1 1/2 inch barn wood with 1/2 inch cap
  4. Cap barn wood frame:  1/2 inch solid cap

Thank You Jennifer Barnes Photography

April 20, 2018

We are thankful for the very talented Jennifer Barnes!  Jen takes beautiful pictures and is so much fun… we had a lot of laughs during the Simply Stated Designs product shoot.  Jen also took pictures of our boys a few years ago that are some of our favorites.  She was able to capture their personalities and real smiles, even in the freezing cold weather.

If you are looking for family, wedding, senior or product pictures – check out Jennifer Barnes Photography 

Thank You KELLYBRADY

March 9, 2018

We wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to our good friends at KELLYBRADY!!!  They made our vision a reality and far surpassed our expectations.  We can’t thank them enough for all of their knowledge, creativity, and effort they put into our logo & website.  The KELLYBRADY team is fabulous to work with and taught us a lot throughout the entire process.  We really appreciate all they have done to help set Simply Stated Designs up for success.

If you are looking for an amazing advertising agency – we would HIGHLY recommend KELLYBRADY!