While browsing a local stationer recently, I was drawn to some clever cards that featured cut-outs of various images that made me smile.  There were cowboys, superheroes, ballerinas and spaceships.  They reminded me of what we all wanted to be when we grew up.

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I was intrigued by the design of these cards.  Although they were mass produced, they each looked like a piece of hand-made art.  And that is very cool.  I purchased a few of them with the intent to frame them as a piece of wall art.

I have not done that yet, but will – watch this space.  But what I have done was research where they came from.  They were made by Meri Meri a design company that makes “traditional cards and invitations to Gift Sets, Partyware, Advent Calendars, even Mechanical Cards.”  Meri Meri are “an award winning paper design company based in San Francisco and The Cotswolds, England.”

Once I discovered the Meri Meri website, I fell in love with the work further and promptly purchased more.  I am impressed with the quality of the design and production of each item – seriously, they are all works of art.  Although the cards may be a little more pricey than your average Hallmark, they are inexpensive as the art that they are.  Check out the website where there are cards on sale that make it a no brainer. 

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I purchased a bunch of these cowboys – part of Meri Meri’s scrap booking accent collection.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them to explore cool ways of displaying them.  Stay tuned.

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