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Artist and designer Katie says, "I love to illustrate lettering, and decided to create two cards with some holiday cadence and spirit bundled together."

Katie hand-lettered the designs with Sharpie, scanned them, then outlined the letters carefully in Illustrator. She ordered custom plates for the design, and creates cards using her Vandercook and hand-mixed inks in her home studio.
100% Cotton Paper, Hand-mixed Oil Based Ink, Green-power Produced Envelopes, Bio-Sleeves
Katie Daniels
Greeting Card Design Challenge
Price is for a boxed set of 6 cards. Dimensions are 4.25" x 5.5", and each card will require a $.44 stamp.

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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

November 21, 2011 11:42:10 AM

Katie's designs got the whole UncommonGoods team singing carols! Are you singing praises for these colorful cards?

Vote: Thumbs down!

November 21, 2011 01:54:36 PM

Once again, I love the cards but there is no way I'd spend $22.50 for 6 of them.

Katie Daniels
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 21, 2011 03:35:38 PM

Thank you for your feedback. I'm happy to help explain the cost a little more. My cards are printed in very small batches, and everything from design, ink-mixing, printing, cutting, scoring, folding and packing is carefully done one-at-a-time by hand, by me. It's like the "farm to table" of stationery-- no mass production, no clip art, no middle men.

Mary Margaret
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 21, 2011 06:01:35 PM

These are amazing. Hand drawn by a sharpie (my favorite item ever) and WOW! The price is high but I would maybe send them to my closest friends or really special people only....

Vote: Thumbs down!

November 21, 2011 06:13:26 PM

love love love them but the price is high high high

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November 21, 2011 06:14:30 PM

I think these are beautiful. But, it's just not realistic that I would ever buy 6 cards for this price when I send out over 100 cards. I would love to be able to afford these someday, but I'm nowhere close to being able to do that.

Vote: Thumbs down!

November 21, 2011 07:44:08 PM

I love creative lettering, but price is way out of line

Vote: Thumbs up!

November 21, 2011 08:55:28 PM

Price is way to high. Wouldn't spend that mcuh money but the cards are gorgeous!

Vote: Thumbs down!

November 22, 2011 12:58:22 AM

Why do we have to pay so much for so little? With how many things are out there to help make card making faster like Cricuts, I honestly doubt it took the creator long to make these. 22 dollars is ridiculous.


November 22, 2011 08:02:58 AM

Lovely cards, but in today's economy way too pricey!!

Vote: Thumbs up!

November 22, 2011 11:45:14 AM

These are my absolute favorite of the cards that come up so far. I would definitely buy a couple boxes of these to send out to the people that I'm closest to.

Vote: Thumbs up!

November 23, 2011 08:17:41 AM

Lovely but a little pricier. I appreciate your work on this. Might buy one box to send to those special few.


November 23, 2011 08:53:21 AM

$22.50 fir 6 cards?!

Vote: Thumbs up!

November 23, 2011 07:41:00 PM


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November 25, 2011 01:27:32 AM

While I gave these the thumbs up because I like the design, 22.50 for 6 cards I feel to high a price to pay for them. It would cost me almost 100 dollars for the cards alone to send 20-25 christmas cards to people.

Jo Biv
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 25, 2011 04:01:16 PM

The design and color choice is so joyful! Beautiful work!


November 25, 2011 08:58:00 PM

Once again, I love the cards, and I don't begrudge any artist a living wage. However, I think if you want to get into the Christmas card business you need to look into mass production so the price will be feasible for more people. Assuming I could afford $22.50 for 6 cards, which I can't (and I make way more than an average income), I couldn't justify paying extra to send a handmade card when I know it's going to end up in the trash along with the 50-100 other holiday cards the recipient will get in the next few weeks. I will spend that much to get a card for a close friend, because I know s/he will likely keep it, at least for a little while, but even then I wouldn't pay to have it shipped to me and then pay postage AGAIN to mail it to my friend.


November 29, 2011 01:25:00 AM

This card stands out nicely. Very festive! lol @Kiki "I won't begrudge any artist a living wage, but...well, here I go!" I also look forward to Ruv getting into the card making business herself (using Cricut) and doing gangbusters against this outrageously priced, weak competition.

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