Jessica Hische — Day-Ruining Notepads
- 25.00 USD
Hallmark's got it's time and place -- like your second cousin's graduation and when your grandmother turns 88. Some of us, however, don't share the innocent emotions and vocabulary of drugstore greeting cards. That's why we should stock up on the genius-desktop publishing creations of Blue Barnhouse, who not only convey your messages in a more light-hearted manner, but that sometimes are just plain crude, like my sense of humor. Christmas cards with Santa refusing autographs and romantic cards with lovers calling one another just a "booty call" are exactly the kind of honesty that is lackick from most gift shops. The Asheville, North Carolina letterpress studio has taken the glitter and pop-up flower idea of the 99 cent greeting card section out and given us a reason to actually keep the little vessels for birthday checks. While not all of their cards are an honest slap-in-the-face, the more cutesy cards still may give you an honest giggle (like the skunk apology card that says "I'm sorry I stink"). If you've already got a stand-out personality, share your true self with your friends and express on paper what you really think about them on their special occasions -- or at least check out this slideshow for a good chuckle!
by Anna Yu
Have you or your friends been surprised this past holiday season with a proposal? If so, allow me to extend my congratulations and an offer to help find the perfect wedding invitations! While many people ooh and ahh over wedding dresses and accessories, I have an affinity for well-designed invitations. Whether it's a modern solid-colored invitation or a classic 1920's French art nouveau-inspired invite, I love them all! For those of you on a tight budget, I recommend looking on Etsy for small independent designers who can make your custom invitations at a fraction of the cost compared to those fancy schmancy places. On an even tighter budget? Paper Source has plenty of DIY options that just take a little extra time and effort. For more wedding invitations that will never fail to impress, click the slideshow!