This card was custom ordered for a birthday boy. His girlfriend based the card on one of their favorite movies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. There’s this well-known image of the two main characters from that movie lying on the ice together. But since this birthday was a spring birthday, we opted to have the couple lying down in the grass instead of on the ice.
And here’s a little insight on what the receiver of the card had to say. This makes my job so much more amazing:
“This was the best card I have ever gotten. My girlfriend Maryna and I both really love the movie ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ because in many ways it’s a story about us and our relationship. Even before we dated, this was my favorite movie; I watched it many, many times, and memorized many of the lines from the film. One of my favorite scenes is when Joel & Clementine go to this frozen lake at night and lay on the ice, looking up at the stars. Even though both of them have really difficult lives, at that one moment none of it mattered and they could just enjoy the now, forgetting about their problems. That’s what the card is about. It’s a reminder that no matter how difficult life can be, I can forget about everything and just enjoy my amazing moments with Maryna. It is definitely the most meaningful and thoughtful card I’ve ever received.”
This was one of my most favorite cards to make. When I got the call to design a custom thank you card that someone wanted to give to Mindy Weiss, one of the most sought after wedding + party planners in the US, I got giddy with excitement (of course).
I put Mindy at a potential client meeting, where she stands ready to present her grand ideas for a big event. Tables with centerpieces and cake designs are placed behind her. This card had over 65 separate pieces to cut and assemble together; maybe that’s why I had so much fun. Either way, it turned out fabulous and couldn’t be more happy with how it came out.
This custom card was fun to assemble. A gal ordered this to thank a makeup artist for her services. This card shows the make up artist herself putting on lipstick (that part was soooo incredibly hard to put together), beautifying herself just as she would one of her clients.
This custom card shows the story of a long-distance relationship. He lives in Portland and she lives in Seattle. Yes, that tree is the divider between realms. On his side, it’s the city of Portland with Mt. Hood; on her side of the tree, it’s Seattle with the Space Needle.
The story behind this card is adorable — that even though they can’t be around each other all the time, they still find time to be “together.” Here they are sitting under a tree reading the same book and thinking of each other…
This was one of the custom cards I made for Valentine’s Day. The gal and her sweetheart are both health nuts (in all the best sense). She wanted to have a bowl of heart-shaped strawberries to convey that, plus a bible text on the inside. So I drew up a bowl of heart-shaped strawberries mixed up with regular looking strawberries, gave them some texture with puff glue and stuck a toothpick in one with a “love you” flag.
The inside was the most clever, I thought. The gal wanted to put Galations 5:22 there: “…the fruit of the Spirit is love…” How adorable is that? Love how she wanted to include God in her card, since He is the source of love.