Miscellaneous Projects, Not Elsewhere Classified


I wanted to make something for a friend of mine, who has a unique catch phrase. I thought @mpipesJust Another LAME Gift Card was an interesting text effect, so I went for something similar, and it gave me an opportunity to get in more Illustrator practice. The end result is nothing terribly special, but one of the things I like about this machine is being able to knock something out in under a hour from idea to physical embodiment.


I really like that, Great choice of font too. :grinning:

Heeey no fair, you didnt forget the “centers” of the letters. :slight_smile:

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It was close! I almost hit print and then I stared at it for a while trying to visualize what’s connected where. It wasn’t entirely obvious from the mass of lines, but I eventually realized I needed some extra connections.


Just some run-of-the-mill fidget spinners. I kind of hate fidget spinners, but they’re fun and easy to make. I guess my form of fidgeting is making things!



That definitely doesn’t look homemade. :grinning:
Beautiful job.


Very nice! :grinning:

Just a trivial cake topper for one of my teams’ launch parties. I was going to try a color fill, but it was midnight.

I like how these things maintain their shape even with very thin connections between the parts. (Of course, they’re super easy to break)


Fun idea! Enjoy the party! :slightly_smiling_face:

good luck with the launch. though by now perhaps hope it went well.

I really like the looks of this one. Great job making the connections between the letters so subtle

Everything’s better with glitter!


Be careful with definitive statements.

By the way, what was your address - for uhh that Proofgrade gift card that I needed to send to you?


Oh wow you are right! That makes the whole thing pop!

How did you apply the glitter?

Huh, I thought the glitter bomb guys went out of business. Looks like they relaunched or maybe someone else ran with it? Anyway, awesome and evil.

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Yup… tried it on my pancakes… made for a fun afternoon in the bathroom, but made the pancakes crunchy. :wink::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I squirted this glitter glue into the engraved area, spread it out a bit, and let it dry overnight before removing the masking.

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my wife has been doing that on and off for years. no need to pay someone $7, just keep a bag of cheapo glitter and self stuff 1 out of every 4-5 cards w/a little extra something something and await the cursing.

or, if you’re even more evil, do something like this.

I gave the kickstarter birthday card to my brother in law. He opened it in a restaurant. I was sad not to have been there to watch him try to make it stop.


Lol those cards are awful and awesome.