There is one very special LOUIE finalist that really jumped out at me while I was judging that I wanted to show today. It’s from Calypso Cards (though I had no idea while judging).
Calypso sells its own cards in addition to those from several lines; this design is the inspired handiwork of Little Branch. I love the upside-down heart raindrops, pansy umbrella and knock-it-out-of-the-park sentiment.
Calypso has finalists in six categories, but this is a finalist in the Mother’s Day, $3.50 or less, category, and faces some pretty steep competition from Shannon Martin/Girl Designer and Compendium. Good luck to you all! It’s hard to believe the gala is just over a week off.
At this point, buying this card online (which you can do here) would only have you ready for next Mother’s Day — but if you have your heart set on this design, you can find a nearby store here.
On that note, Happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere! And a special thank you and early Happy Mother’s Day to my own mother-in-law, Marikay Schwartz, for snapping this pic, and of course my own mom too!