Our favorite smudge ink birthday cards
by Colleen on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Given that we’ve just launched all of our greeting cards on our online store, we thought it would be fun to ask our team to name a favorite Smudge Ink birthday card. Read on to see our favorites and learn how to enter a contest to win your top five favorite birthday cards.
Co-owner Kate’s vote goes to TTB07. This fun birthday card, in shades of coral and gray, depicts a camera and the greeting, “Smile, it’s your birthday!” Kate likes the card’s overall composition, including the colors, and its clever “smile” wordplay is sure to make any recipient say, “Cheese!”.
Our designer Stephanie and office manager April both chose TTB766 depicting a sweet little snail toting a balloon. This charming card is printed in their favorite color scheme of yellow and gray, and “it’s funny,” says April. Stephanie adds, “The thought of a teeny-tiny balloon small enough to tie around a snail makes me smile. I also enjoy the fact that sending this card to someone would be a pun in itself…good old-fashion snail mail!”
Co-owner Deb is another TTB766 fan. “It’s cute, clean, and I like the typeface,” says Deb, adding, “I also tend to move at a snail’s pace.”
Emily, our print shop manager, prefers one of our most popular birthday cards…TTB514′s “Have a Wild Birthday!” An adorable zebra, in graphic black & white and wearing a jaunty red party hat, is “eye catching,” says Emily. “He’s cute and out of the ordinary, compared to the other cards.”
Lis, our fulfillment assistant, has two favorites: TTB115′s fireflies in a jar design recaptures that joyful childhood pastime of catching lightening bugs and the wonder of summer nights. Likewise, TTB806′s image of a purple, swirly, soft-serve ice cream cone brings to mind that cold, delectable summer treat. “These have memories attached to them,” says Lis.
Custom wedding manager Sabrina likes the comedic touch of TTB809′s scuba diver and his bubbly underwater birthday greeting. “I get a chuckle out of it,” says Sabrina. She also admires the blue graphic design, particularly the lattice-like rendering of the ocean.
Meghan, our printing assistant, likes our FTB425 birthday card displaying a cute, balloon-adorned bicycle. She appreciates the smaller 4 bar size, the mix of red and purple colors, and the fact that “it’s festive and can be for any age.”
Speaking of bikes, I’m drawn to TTB246. I love vintage things, and the antique bicycle design on this card…known as a high wheeler or a “penny-farthing…” gets my vote for favorite card. I also like the affectionate jab at aging with its “Happy Birthday, old timer,” greeting. Whenever I come across this card when filling an order, I always think, “Good choice!” And then I wonder, “How the heck did they ever ride those things?”
Which smudge ink birthday card is your favorite? Browse our collection and then leave a comment below. We’ll randomly choose a lucky winner by April 18, 2012. The winner will receive one of each of their top five favorite smudge ink birthday cards. And the winners are: Megan and Susie! Thanks for your participation!