Luxxie Boston is a new online retailer of woman's foundation wear. They sell slips. But these aren't your grandmother's slips. They're gorgeous.
The owner, Stefanie, contacted me through my Etsy shop, interested in my boxes. After receiving this sample box, Stefanie ordered 200 boxes with the Luxxie Boston logo.
Cutting the boxes moved pretty quickly and smoothly. The peeling was the tricky part. Peeling all those little letters was a much slower process. This picture shows a stack of 100 boxes. So multiply that pile by two and you have a better idea of what I was dealing with.
Back in May I was contacted by a friendly guy named Chaz who wanted me to make a cake. His friend Shelby was having a birthday and since he couldn't be there, why not send a cake in his place? We worked together to design a flat 3-tier cake to surprise Shelby on her birthday.
The cake is 4 layers thick at the thickest part. I laid it all out and snapped a picture before I started painting and glueing.
Chaz also asked for a laser inscription on the back. I think this came out perfectly.
The final product!
In early August, Chaz contacted me again, asking for another cake. This one for his neighbor who was turning 10. Miriam's favorite colors are turquoise and purple. For her cake I used glitter paint, removed the candles and added some feathers.
I'm told the cake was a hit. I'm glad Miriam can enjoy it for several years to come.
My husband works for Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) and their accompanying Thrift Stores. I do graphic design work for them and this time, my graphics past met up with my cardboard present.
I was tasked with cutting 4.5 ft. letters from double-wall cardboard. The monster-sized sheets I worked with were 76"x60". Since my laser bed is only 40"x24", I had to do these the old-fashioned way. I used my Tracer projector, a drywall ruler and a large utility knife.
Here are the letters in place at the KARM Store in Powell, TN. They're so large, you can see them from the front door.
I spent a little time in the College of Architecture at Virginia Tech. It was there that I learned a thing or two about cardboard. With a little finesse, I turn something ordinary into something unique.