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Decks of artistically hand altered playing cards.
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originals of Deck 2 prior to printing
originals of Deck 2 prior to printing

What started out as a challenge to create one thing every day for 100 days and post on social media, has turned into a much loved and well followed daily event.  The 100 days are over and the goal to finish with 2 complete decks has been accomplished.  Many have requested the opportunity to purchase an actual deck of these cards so it is with that in mind that this Kickstarter campaign was created.

My name is Amy Weaver and I've been a mixed media artist and mail art enthusiast for more than 10 years.  I've created every possible size and form of mail art and my work has been traded around the globe.  My art has also been featured multiple times in the magazines, Somerset Studio and Somerset Gallery.  It is through the mail art community that I was introduced to and fell in love with APCs (Altered Playing Cards).  

When it was time for the annual 100 Days Project challenge (on Facebook), I decided that an APC a day would be a fun project.  I had just been creating ones for trade with this 50s vibe and sassy attitude and decided I was having so much fun with those that I would make that the theme of my challenge.  Posting my daily creations to both the project page and my personal page on Facebook garnered a lot of attention and became something that friends and fans alike looked forward to each day.  The questions were raised, "what will you do with these when you are done?" "Will they be available for purchase?"  "I need a deck of these!"  

made by hand using simple materials and actual playing cards
made by hand using simple materials and actual playing cards
Each card is a tiny piece of art!
Each card is a tiny piece of art!

Each card is hand created by artistically altering an actual playing card using colorful papers, fun images and sassy, but classy, comments.  Each card is an individual piece of art and together they make a hilariously fun and very playable deck of cards, or in this case, 2 decks.  Decks 1 and 2 will each come in a custom designed, full color tuck box (currently in preprinting, photo unavailable at this time).

originals of Deck 2 prior to printing
originals of Deck 2 prior to printing
Deck Two after printing
Deck Two after printing

Pledge $40 or more

Uncut Sheet of either Deck 1 or Deck 2

One uncut sheet, your choice of either Deck 1 or Deck 2. Suitable for framing and hanging.

Uncut sheet of Deck 2 framed in a simple, black poster frame (20x30in).
Uncut sheet of Deck 2 framed in a simple, black poster frame (20x30in).
Close up of the Uncut Sheet of Deck 2
Close up of the Uncut Sheet of Deck 2

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Limited Edition Double Deck Gift Box

Hand Decorated Double Deck gift box includes Deck 1 and Deck 2.

Black velvet interior, hinged box with Hand decorated top.

Double Deck Gift Box , hand decorated and completely unique
Double Deck Gift Box , hand decorated and completely unique
The tuck boxes fit perfectly in the velvet lined box.
The tuck boxes fit perfectly in the velvet lined box.

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to provide the capital to print these decks in a quantity that allows for a lower retail price to you, the consumer.  It will also provide for the development of future decks and other products featuring this theme.   By contributing to the campaign you will be able to purchase decks at a special, limited offer price only found here and provide us the means to continue this project and create more products like this.

I love these cards and I'm so thrilled that they have touched so many and made them smile.  I'm excited to share them with you!

Risks and challenges

I've done my best to get everything in place so that everything will go smoothly once production begins but as with all things, stuff happens. I promise to communicate any delays or issues in production or shipment of items as soon as they occur and will keep all contributors updated on the process and progress of their rewards/orders.

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    1 Deck of your choice

    Your choice of either Deck 1 or Deck 2 for $5 off the retail price.
    Each deck comes in a custom designed, full color tuck box.

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    2 Decks of your choice

    Your choice of 2 decks. One of each or 2 of either Deck 1 or Deck 2.
    Each deck comes in a custom designed, full color tuck box.

    Savings of $5 per deck based on retail price. Same shipping as one deck.

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    Uncut Sheet of either Deck 1 or Deck 2

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    6 Decks of your choice

    6 Decks of your choice. Six of one or three of each.
    Each deck comes in a custom designed, full color tuck box.

    A total of $15 off the retail price of 6 decks.

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    Limited Edition Double Deck Gift Box

    Hand Decorated Double Deck gift box includes Deck 1 and Deck 2.

    Black velvet interior, hinged box with Hand decorated top.

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    10 Decks of your choice

    10 Deck of your choice. Either 10 of one or 5 of each.
    Each deck comes in a custom designed, full color tuck box.

    A savings of $50 off the retail price of 10 decks.

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    Brick of 12 decks

    12 decks (12 of one or 6 of each)

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Funding period

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