In addition to giving an Autograph Pillowcase, Flipside Pillow donated $3 from each Autograph Pillowcase sale to CURE for childhood Cancer research during that time.
We are so grateful for the response during the campaign. You helped make a difference!
"In all things, be the person who brings the joy." ~Brendon Burchard
When I was six years old, Dr. Oden'hal told me I had to have my tonsils out. At first I was excited. When he told me about the operation, he mostly focused on the ice cream and the presents! But, the morning of my surgery I was scared to death. This was a simple operation. I can't imagine how I would have felt if I had been really sick.
In the midst of my panic and my fear, my Mom gave me a pillowcase. She had simply taken an old pillowcase and a permanent marker and written, "We love you." and she signed it, MOM and my sister's names. This act of kindness changed my life.
Years later, I founded Flipside Pillow, LLC. At Flipside, we design fabric with whimsical artwork and uplifting messages, then have that fabric cut and sewn into pillowcases. Our pillowcases come with an attached permanent marker, so you can write your own message or have your friends sign it like a cast! A Flipside Pillowcase, tells your loved one that they are awesome and you love them, every time they lay down their head to sleep.
Flipside pillowcases are marketed primarily to hospital gift shops but you will begin to find them in airports gift shops and many other locations.
I want everyone to feel loved and supported. Some times when things get challenging you just need to rest, rally and repeat! I make the pillowcase designs with anything that speaks to me. I use water colors, markers, stamps and colored pencils. After I get my design on paper, I send it to Maddie.
Maddie is a 4th year design student at UCLA. She takes my artwork and turns it into a vector image. Vector images are able to be enlarged or made smaller without distortion. These images are what we send to the fabric manufacturer so they can work their magic!
The last step in the design process is choosing the "flipside" fabric and the ribbon. I have a soft spot for ribbon! It is the icing on the cake!
For your little warrior. Turtles and fish will brighten their day and remind them they may be small but they are mighty.
Even the strongest little humans need their rest. This vivid pillowcase will help them tap into their fierceness and crush cancer!
You might be small but you are a mighty warrior. Dream big, sleep well and don't forget to be awesome.
Brightly colored with blues and purples, this pillowcase is a happy place to lay your head. Remember to say a little prayer and ease your mind.
Brave one! It is a new day. This sunshiny pillowcase will lift anyone's spirits. Dream Big. Sleep Well.
May / June 2017
CURE Childhood Cancer
ENGLEWOOD, CO — Flipside Pillow partners with CURE Childhood Cancer, with a BUY ONE, GIVE ONE Campaign!
From May 18th to June 4th, 2017, Flipside Pillow will give an Autograph Pillowcase to CURE's Child and Family Services for every Autograph Pillowcase sold on the Shell Creek Sellers website. In addition to giving an Autograph Pillowcase, $3 from each Autograph Pillowcase sale will be donated to CURE for childhood Cancer research.
At Flipside Pillow, we sell comfort and connection. No matter what happens in your day, what is said or unsaid, when you write your message on your child's Flipside Autograph Pillowcase, it will be the last thing they see before they close their eyes to sleep. Let your kids know you love them and think they are awesome.
Buy a pillowcase or two! Connect with your kids and send a super snuggly gift to a child suffering with cancer.
The snuggle is real : )
Buy Flipside Autograph Pillowcases at Shell Creek Sellers
Child Advocates - Denver CASA
DENVER, CO — Child Advocates - Denver CASA partners with Flipside Pillow.
We are so excited to announce our partnership with Flipside Pillow! Flipside Pillow creates pillowcases with whimsical artwork and uplifting messages "so you can tell your loved one that they are awesome and you love them, every time they lay down their head to sleep."
Mel Avjean, the CEO of Flipside, stopped by our offices today to share her amazing creations and donate pillowcases to Denver CASA. We are so grateful for her generosity and to share these very special gifts with the children we serve. Thank you, Mel!
Buy Flipside Autograph Pillowcases at Shell Creek Sellers
Family Tree House of Hope
ENGLEWOOD, CO — Flipside Pillow shares their message of comfort and connection with Family Tree in Denver.
Melanie Avjean from Flipside Pillow says she wanted all the kids staying at Family Tree House of Hope to have a soft and inspiring place to lie their heads at night.
"We decided to donate Flipside Pillowcases to all of the children staying at the Family Tree House of Hope because we weren't really sure what personal items they were able to bring with them when they left their home. We make pillowcases and felt it would be very comforting to the kids during this time of transition to have something snuggly to hold on to."
At Flipside Pillow we make kids smile! Based in Denver, CO, we design fabrics with fun artwork and inspiring messages. We use colorful, minky fabric to make pillowcases for kids. In addition to the messages in the fabric which are fun and encouraging, we also attach a non toxic permanent fabric marker so you can write your own message to a loved one. Write a love note, get well wishes, your favorite scripture or even the outline of your hand. No matter what happens in the day, what is said or not said, if you write your personal message on your child's Flipside Pillowcase it will be the last thing they see, every night before they fall asleep.
Home Business Magazine
ENGLEWOOD, CO — Read the Flipside Pillow Success Story, by Sheilyn Colleen in the Fall Edition of Home Buinsess Magazine. Designing fabric with whimsical artwork and uplifting messages, which is then cut and sewn into pillowcases, Colleen tells tells the story of how Flipside started and where it plans to go in the future.
March 22, 2016
2016 American Small Business Champion
ENGLEWOOD, CO — We are proud and honored to announce that Flipside Pillow, LLC has been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam's Club.
The American Small Business Championship awarded this title to 103 small businesses, two in every state and the District of Columbia, for their dedication to the success of their businesses. The American Small Business Champions each received a $1,000 Sam's Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training event, SCORE mentoring for one year, and promotion throughout the year to showcase each Champion's story. Each Champion is also eligible for one $25,000 grand prize.
We are honored to have been chosen for this award. When we began our business in 2015, our dream was to create a product line that would bring joy to those who are struggling and to make those products available in a variety of retail locations. We hoped to serve the community by providing gifts with meaningful and inspiring messages.
The prizes, training, publicity and SCORE mentoring we have been awarded will help us take our business to the next level, and better serve you, our customers. We look forward to attending the training event in Phoenix,AZ, and will be sure to check back in and let you know how it goes.
January 28, 2016
2015 Ice House Entrepreneurship Achievement Award
I was honored to receive the 2015 Ice House Entrepreneurship Achievement Award presented by Colorado Lending Source. With their support and a great network of advisors we are scheduled to launch these pillowcases at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in May of this year! Take it from me, a champion sleeper, you will never snooze on a softer pillowcase! Onward!
I am an enCOURAGEr. Everybody is good a something and I am an eternal optimist! Our pillowcases are an expression of love and inspiration and we donate them to many Children's Charities, including CASA, Brent's Place, CURE and Family Tree.
I am continuously learning and finding new ways to serve. If you have an idea about how we can support your organization with a fundraiser or would like to inquire about being a vendor, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org