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Fum Fum Fum Christmas Cards


Production Method




Senyor Estudi

Design: Lluí­s Serra
Production: Mireia Sais
Photography: Roger Lleixa 



Polimer Técnic

Blending folklore and scorching die-cuts? Why not! Such is the case for this holiday card that spells smoke, delivers smoke remains, and even smells of smoke.  




Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

2 hours

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4 × 6 in.

Page Count

Paper Stock

Cyclus / 350gr
kraft / 350gr
Offset / 350gr

Number of Colors




Orenga by Jordi Embodas


Fum Fum Fum Christmas Cards
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Fum Fum Fum Christmas Cards
Fum Fum Fum Christmas Cards
Fum Fum Fum Christmas Cards
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Project Description

“€˜Fum fum fum”€™ means smoke signals in catalan folklore. The three wise men, bags of coal, the shepherds sitting around the fire, a pot of stew simmering on the fire, carols, the Christmas season is full of references to fire and smoke, the warmth that comes from spending time with the family. What could be better than sending season’s greetings to our friends and customers in the best way we know how, with a smokescreen? With some visibly burnt cards that smell of smoke and leave dirty marks like coal. By overexposing the card to the laser cutter, a production defect is transformed into a virtue.

Production Lesson(s)

A new discovery for us. Each paper has its own scorched aroma. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 17, 2017


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