Sunday, March 02, 2008

Dramatic card set

I made these designs earlier this week but I held out on the printing until my Paper-Source order came in. I am pleased to present this dramatic duo of euphoric goat and despairing hippopotamus cards. This is the first time that I've made a design for cards and they please me. They are blank inside so they are very versatile and I've already had the opportunity to use a couple. I used the noooo hippo as an apology card for completely forgetting about breakfast plans with friends (shame!) and I'm intending to send the yes goat to my cousin because he and his wife just had a new baby.

I have been having fun brainstorming possible situations where the cards would be appropriate.

Some NOooo card suggestions:

- Disbelief... "Nooo! I am shocked that you got dumped/ fired/ injured/ pwned"
- A very emphatic written response to a question... "Nooo! I will sadly be missing your very important social gathering."
- Denial..."Nooo! I would never share that exceptionally juicy secret!"
- Despair... "Nooooo! I made a terrible mistake!"

Here are a few suggestions for the YES card:

- Congratulations on the lover/ job/ home/ tooth
- Generally excited thank-you card... "yes! I can't believe you brought me the guinea pig of my dreams!"
- Proud type card... "Yes! I'm so glad you got that sweet trophy."
- Gloating... "Yes! Never forget that I reign as Boggle champion!"

I am wondering if these would be inappropriate for more serious correspondences like death or divorce because they are pretty silly. I think their lightheartedness could be welcome but I am not officially endorsing the idea because it is pretty risky. I'm listing them on Etsy tomorrow because I'm too sleepy to complete the mission right now.

I welcome any more card message suggestions to add to my listing.


Unknown said...

i think I already heart your shop on etsy- or a few of your cards. They are awesome and one of my favorite things to show my friends. I loved reading your blog and your most recent post has great ideas for cards. I love giving different cards to people - its a great way to show that you put thought into the card you were sending. good luck!!!

High Desert Diva said...

I don't know which I like better, the cards, or the message suggestions.

Thanks for the laugh!

Erin said...

I love your cards! So cute.

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

How cute- I can almost hear their voices!

How about "Whyyyyy?" I don't have clue as to the appropriate event (Why are you marrying that loser? or Why did you quit your day job?) But when you said Dramatic, it was the first word that came to mind.

Kim Bagwill said...

Your cards are great and I like the suggestions for using them. I, too, have problems designing sympathy or serious cards because mine are too silly or weird. Oh, well, someone else can do that.

Agent M. said...

I love them! Clever & cute! =^.^=

theVintageZoo said...

love them. so so so witty. i like your style! ;-)

Blanquita de los Bosques said...

its really nice picture! congratulations ^^