After leaving Hallmark for more than a decade, I still have some of the cards we worked on. I kept some of the designs that gave the team the biggest headaches to remind myself of small victories. The Manila office specialized in handmade cards in those days---we started receiving card designs from Hallmark (Kansas City) around the mid-90's. Vendors utilized handmade paper and applied natural materials such as shells, twigs and dried flowers to embellish the cards. The card above was different because of the hand-sewn doll (to be used as pin or brooch) attached to the card. The project was a nightmare! The designer specifically wanted a curl on the doll's forehead and the blush should be perfect. Because of the doll's size (about 3" tall), it was difficult to get a consistent curl or a perfect blush. About 30,000 units of this card were shipped to the States---imagine the hair and sleep I lost on this one.*LOL*
I had a "thing" with a guy named Miguel many years ago, and here's what my friend who lives in California sent me for Valentine's Day!
This V-Day card gave me a huge belly laugh!
Greeting cards with the sender's sincere sentiments can really brighten our day. But with the advent of e-cards, it seems only a few people mail "real" cards these days. I miss the thrill of receiving cards from friends.
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You worked for Hallmark? Sounds like it'd be an interesting company to work for. :)
Very clever takes, especially the last one. I'd love to rec'd a card like that :).
Two wonderful photos you found for this theme.
Happy weekend to you.
Wow, I can imagine what those days must have been like! Cute doll and thanks for sharing the other card.;)
Your post reminded me about HOW important it was to get/receive cards those days! Sadly, that's gone forever!
It must be fun designing cards for all occasions.
I too miss receiving cards and snail mail from friends. My pretty mail box is usually filled with bills and junk mail. :(
Great take on the theme. I love the first card and the second one is so much fun.
lovely takes on the theme!
You are an expert in this theme.
I love real greeting cards, e-cards aren't the same!! fun take on the theme, happy weekend!
That last card is extra funny because of your story! My mom always said I should have made cards for a living because I made them for relatives when I was a child. It could have been something I could have made a living at, maybe!
Have a good weekend. :-)
Thanks for stopping in. I had trouble with this one. I do sent cards but the ones I sent I get from the thrift store. The store want so much for them.
Coffee is always on.
cute naman. when i was younger din, i have a major crush on gretchen barreto that my sister often gives me something that has gretchen on it. :)
have a great day luna.
alam na alam kung anong ipapadala sa yo. hahaha...
How cool that you worked for a greetings card company :-)
I do still send cards but I make them myself by using my own photos. My friends love them :-)
does your miguel really look like that? macho! ;)
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