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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 26 2013
$2,660
pledged of 12.000 $pledged of 12.000 $ goal
75
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 26 2013

About

"Please consider supporting me on this deck... something very special to me, because of a special story behind it all.  This project truly has been decades in the making.  My name is Jean LaBelle and I have marveled at cards and magic since I was a boy.  I grew up in a house surrounded by the paintings of my artist father, Will.  He had worked as a commercial artist until, when I was 10 years old, my mother died.  My father then began working from home and selling his art in galleries in order to be at home with me and my brother.  I realize now, being older, how hard my father had struggled to keep his art alive.  Many artists discover the true struggle that it can become.  Around the age of 11, I became facinated with cards and magic.  I would practice in the house as my father painted.  I worked hard at learning to perform and my father supported me.  We found a great tux outfit at a thrift shop and he created a photo of me for the small shows I would put on around town.  However, at that time, I began to envision creating card designs of my own.  For many years, my father helped show me the wonders of art but shortly after I turned 15, my father died of a heart attack.  I continued to work on art and in addition, I continued to practice magic.  I later went on to work in a variety of arts such as music and puppet theater.  But, I long dreamed of one day creating those special card designs.  And NOW, decades later... I've finally applied that dream to THIS deck.  A deck inspired by the appreciation of art which had been shown to me by my father and it is to him that I dedicate this deck.  And with your support, I will work to continue my endeavor of creating intriguing playing card arts for years to come.
Thank you for your support."   ~*  Jean

You can learn even more at:  LABELLECARDS.com

Details of The Mystic Deck

  • Printed by the Bicycle® Playing Card Company - USPCC
  • Famous Quality Bicycle® Card Stock
  • Smooth Handling Linen Embossed Magic Finish
  • Custom Artwork to entire 56 card Deck and Box
  • Beautifully Based on Playing Card Traditions
Each face card has been created with much heartfelt consideration.
Each face card has been created with much heartfelt consideration.

"I have focused my whole life on a love and appreciation of arts.  My vision of creating special card designs goes back to my childhood.  However, It has been through formidable difficulties that a deck has not yet been created.  Still, I feel that this must be meant to be... for had I created a deck before now... then it would not have been THIS deck.  And this deck is much more special to me than any other I would have created."  ~ Jean

Jean LaBelle at Age 12 in a photo by his father, Will.
Jean LaBelle at Age 12 in a photo by his father, Will.
My father, Will LaBelle, with some of his art.
My father, Will LaBelle, with some of his art.

Your pledges is what makes the creation of this project possible... along with many other playing card arts that will follow.  (see more at the website:  LABELLECARDS.com)   Arts that have only lived in a dream but will now come to be.   Thank you for your support  ~  Jean

•  Choose a Pledge Level that best suits you in amount and for which Rewards you would like to receive for your pledge.  Should you wish to contribute more money to the project - you may raise your pledge amount at any level if you choose.

•  Another consideration in adding money to to your Pledge Level is when adding on additional Rewards to that level based on the "Reward Add-on Chart" found below.  You can add additional Rewards such as Tees, Coins, and additional Decks.  Simply find out how much to add with the Chart.

•  You will be sent a "Survey" by email at the end of the project where you will be able to indicate any special requests and details of your Pledge - such as Tee Shirt sizes and Selection. 

•  Your pledge is securely processed through the Amazon shopping cart.

•  No pledges are charged until our goal is reached.  This goal will provide for the creation of The Mystic Deck and to providing the rewards for this project.  Any further money received will gratefully help to build the future of more LaBelle Art Decks:      LaBelleCards.com

•  Learn even more about Kickstarter and how it works at the link below:

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Risks and challenges

Much effort and preparation has gone into the launching of this project and reducing any potential setbacks. I have been in careful discussions with each reward manufacturer, including the highly regarded, United States Playing Card Company, who will be manufacturing these cards.

My team is fully committed to this project and once our goal is reached, we will be doing all it takes to get the rewards to our pledgers in as little time as possible. The estimated delivery schedule is based on the production times that have been indicated by the manufacturers. However, there will be regular updates to this project which will keep everyone informed of our progress.

Something that we have tried hard to do is to provide the best possible and highest quality rewards to our pledgers in return for the pledges that you give. A challenge in this area has been working our overall costs including the shipping costs that have recently been increased. On Jan. 23rd, the US Postal Service increased it's prices which have substantially raised the cost of shipping at all levels.

Still, I am striving to create very high quality rewards. Our Tee Shirts are set to be produced by the esteemed Sharprint Company. ( sharprint.com ) We are working to provide a comfortable and quality Tee that will truly be something you can be proud to own and wear. This is the same standard that is being strived for all the rewards. I look forward to bringing all of this to you and I am very grateful to my supporters. Should you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me. ~ Jean

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    Thank you for your Pledge of support. Your Reward will be: 1 deck of The Mystic Playing Cards. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 2 decks of The Mystic Playing Cards. ~ Add additional rewards to this or any Pledge Level with the ‘Add-On Chart’ found below. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 1 deck of The Mystic Playing Cards + 1 Silver Tone, High Polished Collector’s Poker Coin. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 1 Deck of The Mystic Playing Cards + Both ‘Mystic’ Art Prints #1 & #2 ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 3 decks of The Mystic Playing Cards. One of the decks will be personally SIGNED by the artist. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 1 deck of The Mystic Playing Cards + Tee Shirt #2 with ‘Sullen Angel’ imprint on front. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 1 deck of The Mystic Playing Cards + Tee Shirt #1 with ‘Mysterious Skull’ front and back design. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 1 deck of The Mystic Playing Cards + Both ‘Mystic’ Art Prints + Tee Shirt #2 ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 2 decks of The Mystic Playing Cards. One of the decks personally SIGNED by the artist + The 1947 ‘Will LaBelle’ Art Print + Both ‘Mystic’ Art Prints. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 2 decks of The Mystic Playing Cards. One of the decks personally SIGNED by the artist + The 1947 ‘Will LaBelle’ Art Print + Collector’s Poker Coin. + 1 Tee Shirt of your Choice. ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your special Reward for this Pledge will be: 1 Large, High-Quality, Poster Sized Art Print of the Mystic Card Back Design - Sized: 24” x 36” and personally SIGNED by the artist. + 2 decks of The Mystic Playing Cards ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your special Reward for this Pledge will be: 1 Large, High-Quality, Poster Sized Art Print of the Queen of Hearts Card Front Design - Sized: 24” x 36” and personally SIGNED by the artist. + 2 decks of The Mystic Playing Cards ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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    Your Reward for this Pledge will be: 10 decks of The Mystic Playing Cards. (of course, if you would like a number of decks, you may add them to any Pledge Level using the ‘Add-On Chart’ - Up to 12 Decks Total per Pledge please.) ~ USA shipping costs are included.

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Funding period

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