Friday, March 28, 2008

Hot Card of the Day (Winter, Please Die Edition)

Today's hot card is a feast for the eyes and one of the cutest cards that's left the building this week. It comes from Folio in Larkspur, California, and was a custom daisy design suggested by the customer and designed by Jason, the head designer here at Luscious Verde. (He's out of town today, so the rest of us who sit around him are rummaging through his office looking for Oatmeal Cream Pies and sitting on his sofa.)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stamp Act

Take your invitation sets one step further with customizable stamps. We recently saw this cute stamp adorned with the face of a certain custom-stationer-owner's newborn. He definitely looks like a future president. You can get customizable stamps at,, or wherever your heart desires.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Bee Season

Thanks to graphic designer Channa for letting us take a picture of her in her Purim costume on Friday. Apparently her husband and two children were also dressed as such, making the perfect bee family, but, alas, we don't have any photographic evidence of that.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Sometimes (on her lunch break, of course), Megan, our stellar pricing person, draws some interesting doodles. These pandas have been multiplying over the past week or so, and I really wanted to show them to you, our loyal blog audience, to give an example of our crazy-craftiness. (A new liner pattern? Perhaps!)

-- Rob @ L.V.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fontly Yours

We just came across this interesting list on Typographica, a pretty cool blog about, yes, fonts. Sometimes it feels like we're in a little design oasis, but it's nice to know that other people obsess about the same things that we do. We don't offer some of these fonts, but 1) we have a lot of similar ones, and 2) we can always obtain specific fonts for customers if they'd like them. Congratulations to all of the chosen ones.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Take This Blog and Love It

In my personal life, I’m used to getting vitriolic letters from people. I’ve seen them all, from debt collector screeds via FedEx to Cat Fancy missives about my unpaid subscription. But never before have I gotten negative feedback from one of my coworker’s moms. So it was quite a surprise last week when Lindsay, who is our assistant operations manager and sits about three feet away from me, forwarded an e-mail for me from her mom, regarding the fact that we never actually picked a winner for the Luscious Verde haiku contest. An excerpt:

You are a disappointment, a fake and a fraud. You demean yourself and the company you represent. Shame on you!

Wow. Pretty rough stuff. It would have stung more had what she been saying was false. Which it isn’t. We held a contest and never chose a winner. My bad. My bad! Can you hear that, Lindsay’s mom?!

So we’re proud to announce the winner of the contest: Ashley, from “Store Withheld.” So Ashley, if you’re reading this, please contact us for your Luscious Verde Fun Happy-Time Gift Basket. And Lindsay’s mom, watch your mail for a special surprise. (No, not anthrax.) We’re sorry for any mental trauma and hardship this whole sordid affair has caused. We throw ourselves on the mercy of the world of custom stationery.

-- Rob @ L.V.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hot Sinkhole of the Day

As the world of Cleveland, Ohio, enters into the hell-mouth currently located in front of Tower City, we here at Luscious Verde are holding our heads high in the hope that snow will fill the hole and become the world’s finest ice-skating rink. Maybe the hole developed because the city couldn’t stand the recent mad skills of LeBron James (sorry, New York), or maybe the hole is the underground kingdom cradling our fountain of youth. Who knows?

Anyway, keep your eyes out for big holes if you’re visiting Cleveland in the near future, and watch out for super-cute promotional items landing in your UPS boxes. Don’t worry – the promotional items aren’t there to help raise money to save our crumbling city, they’re simply a small gift to show our love.

-- Megan (cupcake baker extraordinaire) @ L.V.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hot Card of the Day (Everybody's Pregnant Edition)

Our new Kiwi paper color now has a matching Kiwi ink color, shown here on this lovely thank-you note for Jaclyn, our very own mother-to-be. As with most lighter ink colors, we don't recommend printing text in this color, but it works great for motifs, liners, and accents to your invitations and announcements.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hot Card of the Day (Primary Edition)

At Luscious Verde, we strongly encourage you to utilize our liner patterns and motifs in any creative way that you can imagine. This card, from Scribbles Too in Short Hills, New Jersey, uses our Bouquet liner pattern to create a cascading motif across the invitation. The colors have been changed from monochromatic soft pinks to bright, bold hot pink and black. A silver metallic base layer adds a little extra sparkle to the invitation. Combined, this creates a stunning Hot Card of the Day. Great job, Marni!