Cuttlebug Provocraft Exclusive Interview!!
You heard it here first :) Courtesy of our SR DT Coordinator Eva Dobilas :)
The Cuttlebug challenge blog announces exclusive interview with Product Development guru Erik of Provocraft.
Find out the latest details on product development, new and exciting production lines as well as the future of the Cuttlebug! All your questions are answered in this exciting interview.
Also, look for an announcement and a SURPRISE Provocraft/Cuttlebug Party beginning Thursday March 26th!!
You won't want to miss all the news and exciting giveaways!! We are so excited to bring our supporters this exclusive information and would also like to "reward" our faithful blog participants! Have we peaked your interest? I hope so!! More joint adventures await with Provocraft and the Cuttlebug challenge blog. Stay tuned. :)
Don't forget to check the Cuttlebug Challenge blog on Thursday for more information!!! Don't forget to follow the blog to be the first to know of exciting happening..
Hi Erik :
Thank you s0 much for taking time from your busy schedule, to answer a few questions and address several rumors going on about Cuttlebug going away...
1. What is your involvement in the Company?
I have been with PC since September of 08 working in product development on the Cuttlebug line along with other great Provo Craft products.
2. Is it true Cuttlebug and the folders and dies are going to be discontinued?
Provo Craft is aware of the strong following of Cuttlebug enthusiasts and supporters. As a result of this the only changes to expect in the future for this wonderful product are changes that would like to be seen by users such as yourselves. Provo Craft looks forward to continuing to bring the best Cuttlebug product we can so everyone can continue to make wonderful projects for years to come.
3. Do you have an in house designer?
PC has a wonderful staff of skilled artists that not only have a passion for their art ,but also many of them are avid users of the Cuttlebug.
4. what is the process involved in creating the folders from design to production?
There are many steps and people involved when it comes to creating new folders. The first step involves everyone on the team brainstorming and creating our direction for each launch. This includes surveys, talking to direct consumers, along with working with focus groups. The next stage is the call for art where we begin to collect up all the artwork from our designers and artists. We will then choose the art that will be made into folders according to the numbers we want to release along with using all the information gathered. The artwork is then sent to our engineers whom have to adjust the artwork to fit the parameters required to make an effective folder. After all that has been finalized we then send the revised artwork to our factory where the molds are then made. With these new molds our first samples are made. Once we receive the first samples back we then go into a testing phase to ensure the folders and dies are all working properly and produce magnificent cuts and embosses. We will then send back any changes that need made and assuming the next samples come back to us working fabulous we can then begin production and shipping. The overall process can take as long as 6 months plus from when we begin with the brainstorming phase to you getting them in your hands ready to create beautiful projects.
5.What type of folders are coming out in July?
This upcoming launch we decided to give a wide variety of new designs including cultural, elegant, and universal. We will be releasing 11 A2 emboss folders, 3 A2 emboss borders. And 3 amazing A2 cut and emboss combos that were designed to be beautiful used separate or together.
Thank you so much for coming to our blog, and letting our wonderful readers know, that you and Provo Craft are listening to us..
Thank you for letting us know the fear of cuttlebug going away is hogwash :)
On behalf of the team and our readers thank you,