We made a little NFT for Valentine's Day 💝
Sweetheartz is an NFT that’s designed to be gifted vs. just collected
Here’s the backstory...
We wanted to create an NFT that was designed to be gifted vs. just collected or used in a game.
I’m obsessed with candy hearts, especially the SweeTARTS Candy ones.
We thought a "digital candy heart" would be fun for Valentine’s Day.
We went back in forth on the following names...
Scott Hickle and other friends shared that overuse of what is (token, crypto, fungible, etc.) was getting old so we went with Sweetheartz.
Everything was designed around the heart.
We first tried a realistic candy heart. The font felt awkward and it was difficult to remix.
So we went with the more digital style.
OG candy heart messages (be mine, true love, say yes) was our original plan.
Then we thought it would be fun to add a few Web3 messages.
What started out as a short list... turned into a Google sheet of +200 Web3 strings.
Most messages were inspired by:
OG Valentine’s Day colors was our original plan...
Then we thought some rare colors would be cool...
Then we thought it would be cool to name every color after our favorite NFT/Web3 projects.
We ended up with ~45 heart colors and ~40 backgrounds including:
What’s a good NFT without some rarity?
We took inspiration from photos of heart tattoos and Valentine’s Day crafts on Pinterest.
We ended up with ~11 different rare attributes including:
Our goal was an NFT that was meant to be gifted.
Paying gas 2x to mint + send isn’t a good experience.
We made the site so that you could mint directly to your Valentine's wallet.
We also had fun with a Rainbow wallet inspired heart animation 😍
Over 100 people minted Sweetheartz in the first couple days before Valentine 🥰
The open and welcoming Web3/NFT community was the best part about shipping this fun project 🥰
Shout out to everyone that helped and gave feedback including team Newzip @kylemccollom @sayangel @ScottHickle @ShaneMac @jpren @mattes @_DavidHead and more 🙏