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Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.5 in × 8.5 in

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Crane Lettra Pearl White, 110lb

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Hand-drawn by Arley-Rose Torsone


Ladyfingers’ candy scented holiday card brings a fresh face to December celebration invitations with refreshingly muted tones and energetic, hand-drawn typography — leaving a lasting impression on the eyes and the sniffer.

We had a custom die made, and die-cut them here in the studio. Each invitation came complete with a kraft-lined red envelope and the red and white bakers twine to hang from your favorite rear-view mirror. At first, the die didn’t have large enough nicks to hold the paper together. The trees would pop out as we were putting them in the envelopes, so we added wider nicks to the die in four locations. This way, the cards arrived in one piece, and our guests would be able to pop them out on their own!

What would an air freshener be if it wasn’t smelly? We started by mixing peppermint essential oil directly into the oil-based ink. Initially the smell was amazing, but over the weekend it dissipated. The back of each card was then sprayed with the peppermint oil from a spray bottle. By using a fine mist, we were able to avoid any bleed-through or oily marks and it dried without being visible. And the scent is much stronger and our shop still smells like candy canes!

Ladyfingers Holiday Card + Party Invitation ---
Ladyfingers Holiday Card + Party Invitation ---
Ladyfingers Holiday Card + Party Invitation


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Kelly Cree

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Kelly Cree

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January 5, 2012


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