Tuesday, January 29, 2008

fare well little cards

Part I and II

And they are off! I mailed our Lunar New Year cards out this morning on the way to work. I am very happy with the overall result. I even used the new stamps from USPS just for the occasion. I hope the recipients will like them as much as I do!

As much as I am proud of my work, there is room for improvement. Namely, 2 things:

1) Due to my laziness, I used return address labels with only Luke's name. I would have liked to have both of our names on it to show that it is coming from the both of us (granted, we signed the cards with both of our names). However, I didn't want to deal with printing the envelops or handwriting our address 30 times. Next time though, I am going to buy these to fix the problem.

2) Instead of using black/blue pens to write the addresses on the envelops, I am going to invest in some metallic pens next time. Not only it will give me a piece of mind (will the postmen be able to read the black writing on the red envelop?), it will look a lot nicer too.

I kept one card for memento. I am thinking of buying a frame such as this one from Crate and Barrel to frame my work of art. :) I will do the same every year and eventually have a collection of my DIY cards framed up on the wall.

Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed to make sure that the cards don't get lost while on delivery. I had so much fun with this project. Can't wait to do it again next year!

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, not sure why you used my return labels. I'm sure everyone knows that I didn't have anything to do with these cards, other than drawing up the Pargo mouse. I would've just sent out a bunch of emails with the cards as an attachment. Or hell, I would just send a plain text email with new year wishes in it. In reality, I wouldn't even do that. Thanks babes for making me look like a half-decent human being! =D

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  2. Just doing my job babes, just doing my job...

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  3. thanks for the lovely card, it was mighty nice. it turned out very nice. I will be expecting to collect all twelve animals now, just kidding. :)

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  4. yes good job on the card, and i think framing it would be an awesome way to document your artwork. you should definitely complete the chinese zodiac, then copyright and pitch the card series to hallmark... $ka-ching$

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