Something awesome about being a graphic designer who also has an online card shop is the fact that whenever a holiday rolls around, I usually just happen to have an appropriate card laying around. It makes me feel a little bit like a superhero.
So when David asked me if I could whip something up for his family’s late Father’s Day celebration, I took it as a challenge to make something so great that his dad might not believe it was homemade.
I’ve been thinking about how to challenge myself using the tools I already have for a while now, since I like making things at home, and I don’t have the room for expensive printing equipment at the moment, and it came to me.
POPUPS! Yeah, yeah, yeah… I was really excited with how this card turned out, and I’m even more excited to translate this into some other pieces. Popup anything was always super fun to make back in school, when you’d fold a piece of paper and glue a heart to it or something, and it’s even more fun to think outside the box, as it were.
I finished the card five minutes before David and I left to give it to his dad, so I don’t have any better pictures, but I thought it would be a fun sneak peek into what’s coming up in my Etsy shop..
I have loved reading Paper Crave for quite some time now. They consistently feature wonderful paper goods, and when I’m looking for some new inspiration, it’s usually one of the first blogs I hit up.
So I was especially excited to see that my father’s day card was recently included in a father’s day card roundup! It is so fun to be included with such beautiful cards. The multitude of awesome cards almost makes me wish I had a couple dads to shop for. I wonder if my dad would be okay if I blew his present budget on lots of pretty father’s day cards…
I’ve continued putting up new products on my Etsy shop, but I’ve stopped featuring each product in its own blog post. I don’t want this blog to be one big advertisement for me, but rather a record of my design life. Instead, I will try doing a roundup of things I’ve put up for sale recently.
Let me be the first to say, I love birthdays. My family always made a big deal out of birthdays, and I love celebrating other people’s birthdays almost as much as I love celebrating my own! That being said, I always have the hardest time finding cards that straddle the line between funny and not mean/making jokes about how old the recipient is/making fart jokes. I came up with this card as a solution. The interior of the card states: “Can I have some cake now?” which in my opinion sums up the most important sentiment of a birthday. Buy here!
Intended as a complement to the small triangle cards, these blank cards feature larger cut neon triangles. As always, colors are customizable. Buy here!
I know Father’s Day seems far away, but it’s really right around the corner! Real ties are expensive, so you should go ahead and get him this paper version instead.
Father’s Day is just around the corner! (Well, not really, but I get excited about these things..) This year, skip giving him an actual tie, and just give him this far more unexpected cut paper tie card.
The interior features a cut out “Happy Father’s Day!” with plenty of room for you to write your own personalized message for your dad.
Get organized, and get your card now! You can purchase this card here.