This past December, both Mr. Super Stamp Girl and I received our first Lovepop cards for our birthday's from Mark's brother in North Carolina.
Have you seen or heard of Lovepop yet? These cards are SO cool!
It was really thoughtful of Mark's brother (who knows that I make cards) to send us something that he knew I would truly appreciate the art of.
When that one-message-fits-all card from the drugstore isn’t right. And a text isn’t enough. Do something unexpected. Send a Lovepop. A Lovepop is more than a card. The intricate 3D paper sculptures are designed by naval engineers on cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami. Whether it’s a wedding or a birthday, if you’re saying thanks (for not mentioning that thing that happened in Vegas) or celebrating (a co-worker’s compulsive love of cats), we’ve got you covered.
Who are these guys shaking up the card industry?
Lovepop founders Wombi Rose and John Wise became best friends at Webb Institute training to become naval architects. After school, the duo traveled to Vietnam where they discovered incredible hand-crafted paper cards.
They headed back to Boston and put the cards in the hands of friends, family, and strangers--and watched. That moment when someone opened a card and saw the paper sculpture revealed for the first time became their obsession, and Lovepop was born. The two launched Lovepop out out of the Harvard Innovation Lab in late 2014. Since then, they were named to the 2015 Techstars class, nominated for 50 on Fire by BostInno, and gained the confidence of professional investors.
Now while these cards are very cool and creative, they do not come cheap either. According to the Lovepop website, a single card sells for anywhere between $10-15!
Anyone thinking about Valentine's Day yet? Because, if you aren't going to craft your own cards, then here are some wonderful ideas from Lovepop: