So I was enchanted by the CNN video below about LovePop Cards, a company said to be revolutionizing the greeting card business with its intricate pop-up card designs.
The founders, Wombi Rose and John Wise, are two naval architects who discovered the art of kirigami on a trip to Vietnam. Like its cousin origami, kirigami is a paper art, but uses cut instead of folded figures. Lovepop’s team of engineers and designers uses advanced ship design software to create the designs, and each piece of paper art is hand-assembled for impeccable finish craftsmanship.
They describe the experience of opening one of these cards as “magical,” and indeed it is. They aren’t cheap (each is in the $10-15 range), but given how expensive greeting cards are now, they’re worth a splurge for a special occasion.
And they have a couple of cat designs, including this cat tower card:
The front of each card bears a whimsical graphic that hints at what’s inside.
It’s a delight looking through their product catalog… especially their treescapes and ships. Look!