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Hi, and thanks for checking out my project. My name is Millie, and I'm a graphic designer based in New York.
Ever had one of those crazy ideas that just won't let go? I thought of this unique scratch-off notecard concept in December of 2010, and now I'm asking for your help in funding this Kickstarter project to produce them.
The notecard is actually a card within a card.The 4" x 5" outer card is die-cut to hold a smaller, thicker card. One side of the smaller card features original art by the pattern-designer, Jessica Swift. The other side is a solid color with a rectangle of gold foil in the center. Scratch off the gold foil to reveal a message. When the message is revealed, the card becomes a lovely keepsake to keep on your desk or tuck in your wallet. The outer card is made from fine-quality Mohawk uncoated cover paper stock. The smaller card is 4-color print on heavy coated cardstock with a velvety-feeling matte varnish.
The messages vary; I selected classic quotables ranging from Coco Chanel, Mark Twain, and Gandhi, to saucy sayings that will lighten up your day. There's a bit of serendipity that's all part of the fun, but I've created themed collections that you can use for specific occasions, like birthdays.
How does it work? Imagine if telegrams and fortune cookies got married and had babies. What would you get? Colorful little goldengrams of goodness delivered right to your door. Scratch off the gold, reveal the message. How's that for instant win?
The artwork from this first series is by the fantastic Jessica Swift! She and I have worked before on other projects, and I knew her patterns would be perfect illustrations for this job. She kicked off her own pretty spectacular project last summer, and you can buy her rainboots right here!
I also want to thank Marcus and Annie of Little & Ashley who performed the song I used in my video, "Telegrams To Mars." Check them out at on their facebook page — or better yet — download the album on amazon.
Many thanks to Lisa Klein Moberly of OpTic NoiSe for making this happen!
Please Note: These cards are pretty finalized; all the patterns and quotes are selected for my first run. But keep in mind they're a work in progress, and I'll continue to tweak things a little bit. The final cards may look slightly different.
Thank you so much for considering backing this project. I posted a FAQ. If there are any questions I haven't answered yet, please send us a message. Backing this project will definitely make you — and your friends — feel like a million bucks!
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