1st anniversary is paper!
We recently had a client email us a Pinterest link (which might be Kendra’s favorite form of visual communication). She had seen a really great idea for an anniversary gift for her husband and wanted to replicate it. Being their first anniversary, paper was an obvious choice.
She had a specific font and size in mind, so we left the lyric printing to her and used our computerized mat cutter to make the initials and heart out of an archival mat board. They were then raised 1/4 inch out from the lyrics paper to create some dimension. To accommodate the letters, we added a spacer between the two white mats. The piece was finished with a contemporary black frame.
The cool thing about this gift is that you can use wedding vows, poetry, a famous quote or in this case meaningful song lyrics. It could even be done for a birthday instead of an anniversary and hung in a kid’s room. Luckily, much like framing your wedding invitation, now the groom will never forget his anniversary.
Family heirlooms and collections come in many shapes and sizes. A customer recently came to us with 120 small cigarette cards that had been collected by her father-in-law. Her husband is from England and the cards are a great example of mid 20th century advertising. The cards were originally used as a “stiffener” for flimsy cigarette packs, but their humor and unique illustrations make them highly collectible today.
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We had a call from the Western Dairy Association with a very specific request. In honor of their 75th Anniversary they were framing some fine art photographs of cows, and they wanted to include their mission statement in a gold deboss or foil on the mat. Thanks to our computerized mat cutter, the Wizard 9000, it’s a job that we can do in our normal turn around. We used a beautiful burl wood frame from Larson Juhl’s Lisbon line. The mats are Crescent Select Solid Core in neutral tones and the glass is Tru Vue Conservation Clear. The pen tool can be done in almost any color, can be used with different fonts and in conjunction with french lines and many more customizations.