PaperSpecsGallery.com Presents: Scrabble Birthday Card Design
Want a unique way to make your next business card or handout stand out? This birthday card uses debossing as a fun way to encourage interactivity! Explore the details behind this creative debossed greeting card and get inspired to design your own.
This Scrabble/word search birthday card is a beautiful example that makes you slap your forehead and sigh, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” This piece uses blind debossing and a red pencil to transform an ordinary birthday card into a fun and interactive experience.
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Designed by Rollny & Müller, Fokus Visuelle Kommunikation, (http://www.fokus-design.com/) the super-chunky 600 gm. (400 lb.) Gmund Cotton Linen Cream paper was blind debossed by Letterpress Manufaktur Salzburg (https://letterpress-salzburg.at/) to create what is ostensibly a mishmash of letters on the sheet.
The keen-eyed GERMAN SPEAKERS will notice that there are words hidden in the cotton surface of the paper. The card comes with a red pencil to color over specific letters to reveal just the types of positive, uplifting words the birthday boy or girl would love to see on their special day. In addition, the German words for “Happy birthday to you” come pre-letterpress-printed in light Green.
The Scrabble Birthday Card was a finalist in the 2019 Gmund Awards.
Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.
Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.
Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.