JoinTheCreativeSide

Game lover Prints + Planner Stickers + Fan Art Prints

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands | 15 Sales

JoinTheCreativeSide

Game lover Prints + Planner Stickers + Fan Art Prints

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands 15 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (6)
Chelsea van Egmond

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Chelsea van Egmond

Announcement    Join The Creative Side has officially re-opened since May 2019!

After I have opened this shop in 2016 with the name Join The Creative Side, I accidentally closed it a month later.

Now, I can happily say that I found a way to re-open this shop, and I am ready for a fresh start!

Join The Creative Side is the store where you can get hand-printed prints so that you can decorate your home in a geeky way. Whether you would like to buy fan art (Legend of Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Disney, etc.), customized prints, gaming related prints, or original prints to support my career as an artist, you can find them all in this shop.

Every print is digitally painted by me in Procreate or Adobe Photoshop, hand printed and packaged with lots of love, ready to welcome their new home.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop. If you decide to purchase one of my prints; Thank you so much for supporting Join The Creative Side. I just want to let you know that I appreciate you!

If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!

Lots of love,
Chelsea

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2019

Join The Creative Side has officially re-opened since May 2019!

After I have opened this shop in 2016 with the name Join The Creative Side, I accidentally closed it a month later.

Now, I can happily say that I found a way to re-open this shop, and I am ready for a fresh start!

Join The Creative Side is the store where you can get hand-printed prints so that you can decorate your home in a geeky way. Whether you would like to buy fan art (Legend of Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Disney, etc.), customized prints, gaming related prints, or original prints to support my career as an artist, you can find them all in this shop.

Every print is digitally painted by me in Procreate or Adobe Photoshop, hand printed and packaged with lots of love, ready to welcome their new home.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop. If you decide to purchase one of my prints; Thank you so much for supporting Join The Creative Side. I just want to let you know that I appreciate you!

If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!

Lots of love,
Chelsea

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Updates

Happy Friday! These stickers just came out of the printer! I can’t wait to cut them🥰 These stickers are for a new collection which I will launch tomorrow! Also, tomorrow at 9AM PST, my Birthday Sale will start! 21% off everythingtwo_hearts Tell your friends smile
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Having a hard time to decide which print from the “Funtendo” collection you want to buy?eyes
No worries! This limited edition bundle print gives you 3 prints for the price of 2two_hearts
Stock is limited so get one while you can!
Stickers are now a facttwo_heartsheart_eyes Today, I have listed this cute sticker pack in my shop, and many more will follow!
These stickers are printed on matte paper, waterproof, and hand cutter by me! In short: 100% handmade with lovetwo_hearts
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About

Video summary: In this video, I will show you how I draw, print and cut my own stickers so I can turn it into a sticker pack!

Welcome to Join The Creative Side!

Join The Creative Side has officially re-opened since May 2019!

Hi, I am Chelsea, the owner of Join The Creative Side, a geeky, but cute prints and stickers company, which was founded by me, Chelsea van Egmond (www.jointhecreativeside.com). This shop was ''born'' in 2016 when I was 16 years old. I opened a shop under the name Join The Creative Side to sell prints of my first digital paintings and closed it a month later. (We will circle back to that later). In May, I finally found a way to re-open this shop!

🌸HOW IT ALL BEGAN🌸
I wanted to start my own business since I was 16 years old. I didn't want to get a job like every teenager I knew. I wanted to work on my own terms, be my own boss, etc. Yup, that was me when I was 16 years old; I thought I knew it all. I believed that I have seen the world. HA!

So, I made some quick digital paintings, opened my Etsy shop, and I waited until the sales would flow in. I really thought that I could list 2 items in my shop, and I would wake up the next morning with tons of sales.

I was wrong... I was so wrong...

After a month, without any effort in marketing, I decided to close my shop, since I had zero sales. By that time, my main focus was on school, digital painting, and researching a way to make money so I could avoid the idea to get a job.

A year later, I set up my blog www.jointhecreativeside.com where I blogged about digital painting. This was my small outlet, which also made me a small amount of money (Like enough to go camping in the front yard, HA!).

After I graduated in 2018, I decided to suck it up and get a job, which I still work at now until I find a way to make money with my Etsy full-time. And believe me, I am glad I did. I got some financial security, social contacts, and I learn how the big world out there works.

🌸HOW I RE-OPENED🌸
I had the idea of re-opening my Etsy shop for more days than I can count. In January 2019, it was all a dream. In April, I decided to create a plan. I saved some money from my retail job, and I took a leap of faith: I invested in a printer, high-quality paper, packaging material, and I made my digital paintings print-ready. In May, I reopened my Etsy shop, and within a week, I made my first sale. It was a dream come true. It was a sign!

Until this day, I work really hard at this shop. I ditched the mentality from when I was 16 years old, and I developed a work ethic in the last 4 years.

🌸MY MISSION🌸
I opened this little Etsy shop for 3 reasons:

1. I want to help you with finding the perfect home decor and stationery. If you love games, if you are geeky, and you are obsessed with cute art; Then you are definitely at the right place. I create cute & geeky digital paintings inspired by games and my own characters, which I turn into prints and stickers. Now, you can decorate your home in a cute + geeky way. My passion for gaming all started when I was 1.5 years old (Let's say my brother wanted a little brother to play games with, but instead, he got a little sister, me.) Digital painting and gaming go hand in hand really well, so that is when I decided to draw fanart, and turn it into prints and stickers.

2. I want to show other artists that it IS possible to make money with your art. A lot of digital artists think they are not good enough to sell their art, or they are thinking that no one will buy their art. Some artists are even surrounded by family that tells them to ''Get a real degree'' or to ''stop wasting their time on something they can't create a future with''. If you are an artist and you are reading this: Your art is worthy enough! And I am working on proving it to you!

3. It is an outlet from my daytime job. I am not planning to stay at my job forever. This side business helps me to bring home some extra income/month, so I have less financial stress. When I am at my job, all day I think about that once I get home, I can draw, print my art, and cut my stickers. I really enjoy creating these products by hand, and I just enjoy the fact that I have build up a small print shop myself that keeps me busy.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I seriously hope you enjoy the products, and the mission behind them!

Lots of love,

Chelsea | Join The Creative Side

Shop members

  • Chelsea van Egmond

    Owner

    Hi there! It is so nice to meet you. I am Chelsea van Egmond, (You can call me Chels, Cholly, or another nickname you feel like calling me) and I am the artist behind Join The Creative Side. Every digital painting you see is handmade by me with love!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 6, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Where do you get the designs of your prints & stickers?

These are all my original designs. Each design in my shop is drawn digitally in Photoshop or Procreate me. I have been drawing digitally for over 5 years now, and opening a webshop to sell my creations is a dream come true

Will my order arrive safe?

Every print/sticker will be packaged inside a cellophane bag, and then in a cardboard box, which is hard to bend. And just to be sure, I also notify the mail carrier that they can't bend the package with ''Please do not bend stickers''. This will guarantee that your package will arrive safely. However, if your order arrives damaged, I would be happy to send you a new one.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes! Every order includes a tracking code, so you can check where your package is from the moment it leaves the post office to the moment it arrives at your doorstep!

The post office will send me the tracking codes once it arrives at their office. I work with a slightly different system that you are probably used to, but that is all to keep shipping costs low!

First, I have to send it to the post sorting office, they will add the track and trace, and then they will send it to the postal office where the package will be shipped. When I mark your order as shipped, I will send you the tracking codes within 3 business days.

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to send me a conversation.

Custom and personalized orders

Every print and sticker is printed from my home with love. I produce, package and ship everything myself. This means that I can check-check-double check, so you will receive the best quality.

Wholesale availability

I am available for wholesale. Please send me a conversation with your details and needs, and maybe we can work something out!