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October 21, 2009


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nana banana

d-agree. best to leave these things to the people that do them well.
v-agree about weird sizes. will stick to things that fit well in a case.
whb-you're too cool for me :)
tc-thanks dad! maybe we can have a family DIY session.
ch-i like the idea of making a card so cool people have to keep it around!


I think pseudo-DIY-ing by dropping that idea onto etsy as a request, or hiring a starving local art student to see your vision through, might be something that you'd be more likely to keep up with. DIYing stuff is great, but spending time doing what you do and employing others to spend time doing what they do makes good sound econ sense, with no loss of style. Plus also you'd be a patron of the arts!


as someone with an overstuffed cardcase, i hate it when people have weirdly shaped cards. it's more annoying than cute in the end. i like the last one be.c of the texture. texture over shape! i just got a velvet-backed one from someone.


Whenever I need a good letterpress image, I hit the library and dig through 19th century books. But thanks to google books, you can do it in your funemployment pajamas.
For example, lets say you wanted to brand yourself as international explorer extraordinaire: slap the title page image from this book (http://books.google.com/books?id=I3A_AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=geography&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1800&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=1930&as_brr=1&client=firefox-a#v=onepage&q=&f=false) on the front of your card. Or, this book has a bunch of illustrations (http://books.google.com/books?id=5TYQAAAAYAAJ&dq=explorers&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1800&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=1930&as_brr=1&client=firefox-a&pg=PA12#v=onepage&q=&f=false).
Man, I love old books.


I like the vintage/stamp idea too. WILLPOWER!!


I have to say that something like th elast one would reflect your uniqueness, especially with your travel experiences, stamps on old maps or a map type card stock would be good. OR how about, "See what CC can do for you" with your name email and number on stamped on the lens of an inexpensive sunglass.

Carey Hauer

I would totally go with your last idea with self stamping vintage paper and anything else you can find (old b/w photos, postcards etc). Something so original that it's a piece of art in itself. And it's a good reflection of you. Besides that it may be kind of hard for someone to throw it away because it's so freaking kick ass ;) Good luck!

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