Saturday, 30 April 2011

Paper cut and Wood cut cards - Hamid N. Zadeh

One word: Beautiful

Paper cut cards and Wood cut cards from Hamid N. Zadeh

An Iranian born paper architect, now resident in the USA, who has a special interest in ancient Persia, Islamic art, and architecture.

We love these cards so much. We hope to offer you these stunningly beautiful cards to you via Cool Cards 

We await a reply from Hamid...

In the meanwhile, check them out - and many, many more - at Hamids' website: Geomancy Cards

Update: Hamid tells us that he only sells his beautiful cards via his own website. :(

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Atheist birthday and greeting cards - Jesus & Mo

Cool Cards will soon have a line of the world famous Jesus and Mo greeting cards for all your Atheist friends..!

Check them out at Jesus & Mo and let us know which strips you'd like to see as a greeting cards and birthday cards - email us here at Cool Cards

Source: Jesus & Mo
Coming soon to: Cool Cards

Design - Envelopes

"During his 30-year career as a children's book publisher, Klaus Flugge received almost 100 beautifully illustrated envelopes by artists including Posy Simmonds, Tony Ross and Axel Scheffler. Here he introduces some of his favourites"

Source: The Guardian 
And many more Illustrators Envelopes at: The Apple and the Egg

Friday, 15 April 2011

Wedding invitation card - Paper Record Player

Well, this is an unusual wedding invitation card...

"This is a wedding invitation for my friends Karen and Mike. We created a paper record player to house + play a flexi disc pressed with their original song, inviting guests to the wedding."

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Cool Cards - Cool Radio - FIP

Here at Cool Cards we're often asked, "What music do you listen to while you work?"

Well, we listen to cool music from FIP. 
And you can listen too.

FIP (originally France Inter Paris) is a French radio station founded in 1971.

"FIP's programming is an eclectic mix of musical genres: chanson, rock, world music, classical music, film music, jazz and more, but connected with a theme. FIP is one of the few stations with this type of programming in the world." (wiki)

We have a great website here at Cool Cards, but if we had a highstreet presence, we'd play this station to our customers all day long... we love it.

Monday, 4 April 2011

How much does a first class stamp cost?

BBC Link. Members of the public talk to the BBC about how much they think one first class stamp costs.

Have a guess? The gentleman on the left suggests "£4?"

"From Monday 4 April, the price of a first class stamp for standard items is rising 5p to 46p. The cost of a second class stamp is rising 4p to 36p.

It is the largest increase since first-class postage began in 1968. But Royal Mail says "UK stamp prices for standard letters weighing up to 100g will continue to be amongst the lowest in Europe".

The price of First and  Second class stamps for standard items weighing up to 100g will rise by 5p to  46p and 4p to 36p respectively.

The cost of a Large Letter  stamp will rise by 9p to 75p for First Class items and 7p to 58p for Second  Class mail.

Cool Cards have again held the cost of postage. We have not passed on the Royal Mail increase to our customers.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Cool Cards in Daily Candy

Seriously, how cool are our cards..?

We got a mention in Daily Candy for our hugely popular Uncooked Cards

We love Uncooked Cards. 
This our favourite:

it's your birthday
and quite honestly,
you've never looked
better. well, obviously
you looked better
a few years ago but
what can you do.

    And this our favourite...

it's so obvious
everyone wants
to be me. not
because i'm so
but because i
have you. and
you're perfect.

We could go on... So many favourites..!

Source: Daily Candy
Cool Cards: Uncooked Cards