September 28, 2023


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Card Designer Highlight: Posterity Paper

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The Card Designer Highlight is a collection that includes impartial makers whose greeting playing cards you could find in Paper Supply shops.  Meet and be impressed by a brand new designer each month on our weblog!

Tiffany wished to honor her grandmother’s legacy of kindness by means of playing cards.  When she couldn’t discover the emotions she wished to share, Posterity Paper was born.

How did you start your card-making profession?

I began Posterity Paper in July 2019 after my beloved grandmother (who raised me) handed away. For months I adopted her calendar that listed all of the birthday playing cards she’d deliberate to ship that yr. This labored for some time, however I ultimately grew uninterested in the playing cards she had in her stash and began to consider the playing cards I wanted existed. I began Posterity Paper as a result of I wished to honor my grandmother’s legacy of card-giving in my very own method. I couldn’t discover the playing cards that expressed the emotions that meant essentially the most to me, so I got down to create enjoyable trendy greeting playing cards that may encourage a brand new era of thoughtfulness by means of stationery.

The place do you draw inspiration from? 

The inspiration from my work comes from my life, particularly coming of age within the 90s on the South Facet of Chicago. The copy and illustrations remind me of the music, vogue and meals from my childhood. The Flamin’ Sizzling love card (carried by Paper Supply) options one among my favourite highschool snacks. On the best way to highschool, I’d cease on the nook retailer and purchase baggage of Flamin’ Sizzling Cheetos with melted cheese that we’d eat whereas we walked to highschool. It was the breakfast of champions! I could not have discovered about diet on these walks to highschool, however I did learn to formulate a very good comeback. We repeatedly roasted one another at school and recounted the jokes we heard the evening earlier than on our favourite sitcoms (e.g. Martin, A Completely different World, Residing Single, and many others). I didn’t understand it on the time, however these wisecracks have been the muse to greeting card writing. My potential to create enjoyable performs on phrases and succinct but culturally-specific messages for my greeting playing cards was knowledgeable by my tradition and neighborhood.


What does your day appear like as a card designer?

Since I used to be a baby I’ve loved staying up late — actually late. As an grownup, my mornings normally begin with a lot wanted caffeine – normally a sizzling chai with oat milk. Most days I might be discovered chauffeuring my three kids round to their totally different actions with my laptop computer and iPad in tow. I’ve homeschooled for nearly a decade however have began outsourcing extra courses (like Algebra!) as my youngsters have grown. My household life is full proper now, so most of my work is squeezed into the margins. I discover time in-between my daughter’s theater rehearsals or stitching class and infrequently after my kids are in mattress. I test and reply to emails on-the-go and troubleshoot enterprise points with my stationery pals by way of Voxer. Since I’m within the automobile a lot, I take time to take heed to inventive podcasts whereas I drive. I’m actually massive on getting some solo time to plan and create and normally take time away for retreats on my own just a few occasions a yr. I’m going to a close-by lodge for a weekend of undisturbed designing and I’m normally in a position to design most of my new releases throughout these weekends.


What’s your most popular medium?

I generally is a perfectionist so I’ve discovered drawing on my iPad to be greatest. I’m able to duplicate or erase a lot quicker than I can in my sketchbook.

What does your inventive course of appear like?

I’ve a protracted record of card concepts that I add to repeatedly. These concepts come from issues I keep in mind, say or hear in my life. Not too long ago, my 9 year-old daughter noticed my husband and I each carrying Jordans and he or she known as us “Sole Mates.” I instantly made that card. When it’s time for a brand new launch I’m going to my record and decide just a few to sketch. I all the time embody on a regular basis playing cards for issues like birthdays and thanks’s, then add in playing cards for upcoming holidays. I sketch the concepts on my iPad, decide a colour palette then add particulars and colours. Once I’m achieved designing, I end up in Adobe Illustrator. As soon as the playing cards are printed, my household and pals assist me fold and package deal them.




What are you most happy with as a creator and card maker?

I’m proud to share my grandmother’s story.

For many years, I watched her categorical her love and help to individuals in her life by means of greeting playing cards. She wasn’t well-known, however her small acts of thoughtfulness touched the lives of many. She was the inspiration behind my administrative skilled’s day card that’s presently obtainable at Paper Supply (and Barnes and Noble). My grandmother was a receptionist for many years so I’ve quite a lot of photos along with her and her typewriter. For Secretary’s Day ( what they known as it again then) she would obtain playing cards and items from her co-workers expressing their appreciation. I’m proud to know that my card will probably be used to have a good time the Administrative Professionals who assist maintain our workplaces collectively. It actually looks like a full-circle second.

Moreover, I’d like so as to add that I fell in love with Paper Supply lengthy earlier than I turned a vendor. I even took my first calligraphy class on the Lincoln Park location earlier than my wedding ceremony virtually 16 years in the past.  I purchased provides to design invites for child showers for my pals earlier than I turned a designer. I’ve all the time appreciated the whimsical particulars and distinctive merchandise that have been provided so it’s an honor to have my playing cards lining the cabinets.


Discover Posterity Paper’s Flamin Sizzling Love Card at your native retailer or on-line at For extra inspiration and behind-the-scenes motion, observe @posteritypaper on IG.


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