The Card Series
- One of my goals for the new year is to make more of an initiative to make my own cards. There are so many great letterpress studios that produce beautiful work and I would rather browse through the selection at Paper Source than have a diy moment. Not this year. I am a designer, so there is no excuse. I should be able to make my own cards and design exactly what it is I want to say. This year I am making [more of an effort to] design my own cards, and the best ones will be catalogued here.
- Graduation announcements are often overpriced, ugly, and impersonal. I wanted to make sure that my commencement announcements reflected me...and were a lot cheaper. Included in the invite is the alma mater in order to share a piece of Our Lady's tradition. These invites, which are printed on French Paper Muscletone, were the last things I letterpressed while a student at the University of Notre Dame.
- Radio Flyer was my first professional internship after Notre Dame and I really wanted to demonstrate my appreciation with handmade cards. Since these cards were from me, I wanted them to be all about my personal style ( simple with something unexpected). Each card was blank on the inside except for a handwritten note, specifically tailored to the recipient - Radio Flyer is "more than just wagons" so the last thing I wanted to do was put one on these thank you cards. I found this great stamp at Paper Source, in addition to kraft paper cards and this fabulous ribbon. When you are too cheap to buy envelopes, use ribbon.
- These cards are not actually for anything. Just a project I recently created to pass the time. I thought it would be fun to reinvent one of my past projects, which was a digital card (see Happy Holidays), into a tangible card set. Not afraid to play with different textures, I came up with a set of eight cards that are beautiful, clean, visually interesting, and festive.
- My latest Valentines treat. These owl valentines turned out so well that I decided they deserved their own post. See the full project here, Who-o do you love?