Café Press For Fall Fashion (giveaway)

by Pam on September 21, 2011

The Contest is closed. The winner is

I was digging through my son’s wardrobe to see if his fall clothing still fit. Of course not. He has grown an inch and a half and dropped twenty pounds. Everything in is closet is either too short, too saggy, or too baggy. He needed clothing to wear to school that maintained the dress code. I decided to surprise him with a custom made, long sleeve tee from Cafe Press.

The process to create a tee is simple. I chose the style, color, and size I wanted. I uploaded a copy of the school seal and placed it in the position I wanted. Voila! Custom T-Shirt finished. I could have added text if I wanted. I was able to finish the entire order in ten minutes. Most items are shipped within twenty four hours of ordering so the shirt arrived a few days later. I did have a couple of problems with the shirt. I ordered the wrong size which was entirely my fault. The other problem was with the transfer process. I noticed the shirt had some peeling along the edge of the clear section where the transfer ended. It disappeared after washing. Had I been dissatisfied, I could have returned it thanks to the 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Has anyone noticed the exciting new change at The Thrifty Things? Over the weekend I was transferred to my own domain. I’m The Thrifty Things. com! In celebration I ordered myself some new business cards from Cafe Press.  A search under the heading computers turned up 1530 cards! I got a kick out of this one. This photo could have easily been taken at my home!

Finally, I settled on a classic design I could create myself. I liked the eye catching design and the cursive script.

Cafe Press has a ton of items I can create and personalize; mugs, posters, stationary, aprons, clothing and more. With Christmas approaching, I can finally find something for those hard to buy for relatives on my list. Even they can’t resist personalized items created just for them.

Win It!
One person will receive a $50 gift certificate from Cafe Press to personalize a gift, t-shirt or more.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Corinne September 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I would make matching tshirts for my kids


Katrina September 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I would get a librarian tote.

ykatrina at hotmail dot com


bored2quickly September 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this! I would make shirts. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters


Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I follow you on facebook and twitter .. I would love to win this Thanks


Simone September 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

If I won I would get a “KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON” t shirt.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Laura September 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I would use my G.C. to buy some t-shirts for our family. I like the,60237116 for my sons about my Mom (Nona).


Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I would create matching shirts for my family for an upcoming trip to Disneyland!

wawillis at asu dot edu

Whitney Willis


Brandy September 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I have 4 kids and I would love to get them all matching shirts.

bbrandy2002 at gmail dot com
brandy knight


Kelly September 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I would use it to make my daughter a personalized shirt for Christmas.
kgkiml at yahoo dot com


scottsgal September 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I’d get a sweatshirt with my son pitching on it
msboatgal at


Gracellen September 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

If I win then I would make a special shirt for my hubby. He is always so good to me and he deserves something special :)


Robyn September 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I would make some christmas shirts for my kids!
fiestyred-head @


LS September 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I would create a T-Shirt


mkjmc September 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I would do a wall decal for thanksgiving


BowieTip September 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

A tee-shirt of a wolf’s head captioned “Werewolf Revival”. The words and image are to trigger urban atavism or a return to animal instincts in those exposed.

Hope to win!


jim September 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Matching coffee cups for my wife and I :) :):)


Amanda September 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Matching Christmas shirts for my sister and I.


Kimberly September 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I would make my husband a shirt


JMyers666 September 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I would use the gift card to make t-shirts for my new pet-sitting business.


Lois September 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Hi! :) I definitely need a NASA logo t-shirt! Alas, I have none! LOL



Candice September 21, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I would make shirts for my niece and nephew.


Katie Mitchell September 22, 2011 at 12:38 am

I would by some T-Shirts with the giftcards with the giftcard with my blog logo or my pets, maybe get1 with my logo and 1 of my cats and 1 of my dogs.


The Crazy Gengler Boys September 22, 2011 at 1:21 am

i would get some t shirts for my kids–


Kari September 22, 2011 at 1:44 am

I would get a birthday shirt for my sister.


Bethany C. September 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

I would create funny/cute shirts for my daughter.



TwoPeasInAPodOneDayAtATime September 22, 2011 at 2:06 am

taylormarves at gmail dot com


Schkinner September 22, 2011 at 2:11 am

I’d get some of the music t-shirts for myself and my brother!
schkinner atyahoo dot com


boyzrule September 22, 2011 at 2:39 am

i’d make some family tshirts…all the same!

debbie m

dmoretti1967 at


AnneLoyd September 22, 2011 at 3:18 am

I would use it to make a t-shirt for my blog that I have been trying to get going.


vmkids September 22, 2011 at 6:37 am


vmkids3 at msn dot com


abfantom September 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I’m not very creative but I liked the “Deadlines Amuse Me” coffee mug:,289720786

abfantom at yahoo dot com


Anonymous September 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I would make shirts for my girls that say biggest sister, big sister, and baby sister.

Tara H
minkynopants at hotmail dot com


AJ September 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I would definitely get business stuff! (Amanda N)


PAIGE September 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I’d get the Pug stadium blanket.


Hannah September 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I would get sibling shirts for my daughter and new son :)


Lori September 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I would make a thermos – how cool is that?


sksweeps September 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

I’d create some sort of shirt with a giant panda (or two) on it)!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net


Peggy September 23, 2011 at 12:08 am

I would use the gift card to create something for my new grand daughter who is due to arrive in January. I am thinking a bib and onesie. Hope I win. Thanks.


Carrie Phelps September 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

I would create -shirts for my grandsons.


Pauline Milner September 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

From Cafe Press, if I were lucky enough to win, I would purchase the ‘Choose Your Weapon’, Product ID: 332591966, guitar TShirt for our Son.

He would love it!


mogrill September 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Personalized jewelry
Thanks for the chance.


wigget September 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

a funny t-shirt


Mommydoll13 September 23, 2011 at 6:40 pm

heartagram shirt



Brittney September 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

i would get a hoodie with my husbands company logo on it
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com


JR911 September 23, 2011 at 10:45 pm

A breast cancer hoodie


Carolyn G September 24, 2011 at 12:07 am

I would buy a tshirt


Jean September 24, 2011 at 1:56 am

I want a custom print Star Wars themed shirt, prolly.
jeanlynd at att dot net


mframe September 24, 2011 at 2:32 am

I would get a beach tote with our beach family picture on it.


San8KidzForMe September 24, 2011 at 3:48 am

A hoodie for my teen daughter

katladyu18 at prodigy dot net


Raven In A Blue Room September 24, 2011 at 6:12 am

I love their personalized Sigg water bottles

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com


Shelly Peterson September 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

I would create a volleyball shirt for my daughter with her school colors.


taam216 September 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I would make my daughter a bag for her dance class probably with the monkey on it.


Gina September 25, 2011 at 5:19 am

Would make a canvas of a vacation pic


Vicki S September 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

I would make a cute tee shirt with either a cat on it or a vegetarian tee :)

sswpss at yahoo dot com


T @ The Happy Clipper September 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I would create Big Brother and Little Brother shirts for my boys!


Tara Oliver September 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

I would get a Jimmer shirt!


Mary September 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

I think I would get T-shirts for my family.


agatewood1 September 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I would use it towards an 16×20 canvas print


Kimberly September 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I would get a stadium blanket personalized for our daughter, Eloise.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com


Hoa September 30, 2011 at 12:04 am

I’d love to create a Personalized Gym Bag.



Diana R. September 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I’d make some stadium blankets!

e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com


liya October 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

If I won, I would get a customized t-shirt!



KowgirlsRule October 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I am getting married in Feb so I would use the GC to purchase shirts for my bridal party. They have a great selection.


Brett Monster October 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I would give it to my church to use however they needed


Michelle October 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I like the hoodies with cupcakes! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com


Stacy October 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I would make t-shirts for my husband and brother that say something along the lines of “No Lite Beer Zone” because they both hate any type of light beer and they always say they want a t-shirt that says it.

the imagine tree at aol dot com


dan healey October 4, 2011 at 1:41 am

I would make t-shirts with my kids.


rsbryswrrl October 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I’d make something Twilight-related! :)

rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com


coriwestphal October 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I really like their WKRP sweatshirt! Funny! I’d get one of those!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


Chase October 5, 2011 at 12:39 am

I’d make some sweet sweet t’s


Ambabya October 5, 2011 at 1:47 am

“Beware of Dad” t shirt

amybabya79 at


Heidi October 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I would make some posters :)

artyblue at gmail dot com


Karen October 6, 2011 at 12:13 am

I would create a coffee mug for my mom. Thanks for the giveaway.



Alex T October 6, 2011 at 4:15 am

A really awesome [self designed] coffee mug collection. ^_^


Storm Safety Blog October 6, 2011 at 4:34 am

I’d like to make a sweatshirt celebrating my little black cat Kali Malicious.


Yoga Mommy October 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I would create Christmas Photo Cards.

reannenny at


pauline15 October 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I think letting my daughter make some t-shirts for her friends for christmas would be fun!


taam216 October 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I would make my daughter a new bag for her ballet items to take to class.


Ronalee Duncan October 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I would create Only Child – Big Brother T-shirt for my grandson and maybe a little brother shirt for the new baby



Jennifer Rote October 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I would make hats for my grandsons about how I spoil them :)

wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com


ReggieMann October 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I would get the grumpy snowflake Kids Hoodie for my niece :)


kathy pease October 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

i would make my son a basketball hoodie :)



deanna October 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I want to create a hoodie
deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com


Anonymous October 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I would make a Team Dunbar shirt because that is my last name.

Desiree Dunbar


Anonymous October 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

We would desaign som coffee mugs!


c allen October 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

i would make a large personalized coffee mug and some magnents thanks clallen at ntin dot net


Angela H October 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I think I would make personalized mugs for family members for Christmas.


Wendy13 October 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Oooh I love all the Halloween tees! I’d definitely love to get some of those :P



cpage2323 October 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm

i want a pride and prejudice tshirt or a chaucer tee. i love that they have literary tshirts.
trixie420247 at yahoo dot com


tiffany.hoyt October 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I would use the GC to create my family some new shirts. We are running short! :)


dvice12 October 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I’d create a fun t-shirt for the kids


kat October 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I would like to make shirts for my grandkids.


brich2222 October 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I would create personalized t shirts!


kendra22 October 7, 2011 at 2:46 am

would like to do shirts, thanks
kendraco22 at yahoo dot com


Atreau October 7, 2011 at 2:47 am

I would create a water bottle.


brianpiero October 7, 2011 at 3:14 am

Thanks for the giveaway…would like a shirt or two from:

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brian e.


Almost Crazy Coupon Lady October 7, 2011 at 3:14 am

probably a tshirt for my husband or I


purango October 7, 2011 at 3:39 am

I would create a hoodie.


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