StandUp8Design

Hand-drawn, sassy printables to inspire.

Toronto, Canada · 42 Sales

StandUp8Design

Hand-drawn, sassy printables to inspire.

Toronto, Canada 42 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   We all need a little reminder of our amazingness. My sassy prints can either be mailed to you or downloaded & printed out to be put up wherever you need an extra shot of straight up inspiration.

With thousands (millions!) of inspirational prints out there, I have spent much time, my pencil tapping my lips in thought, creating original pieces with hand drawn designs and sometimes-feisty content that might make your grandma blush.

I hope you enjoy!
Holly

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 7, 2016

We all need a little reminder of our amazingness. My sassy prints can either be mailed to you or downloaded & printed out to be put up wherever you need an extra shot of straight up inspiration.

With thousands (millions!) of inspirational prints out there, I have spent much time, my pencil tapping my lips in thought, creating original pieces with hand drawn designs and sometimes-feisty content that might make your grandma blush.

I hope you enjoy!
Holly

Holly Bacchus

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About

I love a good pep talk.

I've become a good giver of the peps, but with two older sisters and a wise mother, I'm more often on the receiving end.

In my shop I wanted to translate some of the best stories & advice I've heard into inspirational printables -- but not just your average sappy inspirational print. I'm more of a straight-forward, feisty sass-bomb myself, so it only made sense that I make sassy art too.

It was around the same time that I started piecing together my first digital designs in Photoshop that someone important to me -- a strong, independant-thinking, beautifully-spirited woman -- found out she had cancer.

Immediately awed by her strength as she sought treatment, I sat in front of my computer screen trying to put together a print inspired by her. It didn't feel right -- it was clunky and not personal enough.

So, half-curiously/half-scared, I picked up a pencil and paper and started to draw.

Oh sure, I did the odd doodle here and there, made pretty swirly flourishes on birthday cards, etc., but this? This was scary and different.

But I worked away, and sketched and traced, and copy after copy later, I had something I felt truly represented my adoration of my friend's strength.

So that's how it started.

And not to get all mystical about it, but packing my beloved writing tools into my pencil case, and sliding a bundle of fresh, white paper in my black leather folder pulls on some serious cardiovascular aortic chords that haven't been pulled on since I was a young 'un. The "creative juices", as they say, start to flow.

The prints in my shop are largely hand-drawn. I've wanted to create something different than what's already out there, so the sayings and quotations are mostly made by me, inspired by some of the most incredible and strong people I know.

And, of course, they're sassy.

The whole "kiss me goodnight" or "you complete me" type prints don't really float my boat. They're great -- but not my thing.

So you might get a "fuck" here and a "shit" here, but sometimes... a situation just calls for that, ya know? If you're easily offended... well... my shop may not be the place for you.

One more thing.

You may be wondering what the hell a Stand Up 8 is.

My shop name comes from a Japanese proverb: “Fall seven times, stand up eight”. Pep talks often come at the hardest times... when we've fallen. But the right words (even if some are four-lettered) can help us stand back up.

xHolly

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  • Holly Bacchus

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2015
The purpose of each print I create is to inspire those who purchase them. Therefore, my goal as this shop's owner is to ensure that you, my customer, are happy with your purchase. In fact, I want you to love it!

After reading these policies, if anything is unclear or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to start an Etsy "Conversation" with me.

Thank you for visiting!
Holly

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Unfortunately, due to the nature of a digital download, I am unable to provide refunds.

I am, however, dedicated to ensuring you absolutely love your purchase. Do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have by starting an Etsy "Conversation" with me.

My goal is to ensure you LOVE your purchase!
Payment
Payment is due at the time of purchase.
Shipping
Your purchase of a digital file means you will not receive a physical item. Instead, you will receive an email from Etsy that contains a link to download your print immediately after your payment has been processed.

For more information on how your digital file will be delivered, please visit http://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949
Additional policies and FAQs
What type of files will I receive?
You will receive an 8x10 inch PDF and a 8x10 inch JPG, both at resolutions of 300 dpi – excellent quality for printing.

How do I print my digital artwork file?
Download the file to your computer. You can then either print the file on your personal printer, through an online printer, or through your local printer (e.g. Staples, UPS Store, etc.) For best results, use a laser printer and print on card stock.

Can I print more than one copy? Can I give a copy of the print as a gift?
Yes, please do!

I have questions. Who do I ask?
Please contact me by visiting your account’s “Purchases and Reviews” page, and clicking on “Contact The Shop”.

Please note that items are for personal use only and cannot be used commercially or be resold/redistributed. Copyright remains with the artist.