Big Jump Press

Say it like you mean it.

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I am a generally friendly human being. I give up my seat to elderly people on the tube. I smile at strangers. I give money to the Red Cross. I try to be a good listener. I like a good kitten-climbing-into-a-box video on the internet, just like the next person. But inside of me, there is a quiet darkness waiting. Rather than allowing it to ferment into a dangerous and explosive elixir of vitriol, I take to the press every couple of years and release a few demons in the form of MEAN CARDS.

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Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is.

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ooooh, that feels good.

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You really do, you know.

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Your dreams are boring. Take that.

But I am not a monster. These days I try to even out these binges by printing a few even-handed messages. Straightforward cards for expressing feelings directly. Like this one:

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And this one:

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I think I do the un-mean cards as penance. Many years ago, my father inexplicably showed my grandmother a set of particularly nasty mean cards. Brutally nasty cards with terrible words in them. She just looked at me and said: “Why?” It was horrible. She reads this blog, actually, and recently had her 100th birthday. Happy Birthday, Nanna! Look! I am shaping up!

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So anyhoo, I am spending today scoring, folding, and rounding corners, which yields very satisfying piles of debris. Does anyone need any corners? I got some hot corners here! Come and get ’em! IMG_6332

More on the West Dean Design and Craft Fair soon (and for more information now, have a look at my Events page.)  In the meantime, if you have a hankering to break some hearts, I’ve got mean cards (and their not so cruel cousins) for sale in my shop. Come on by!

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4 comments on “Say it like you mean it.

  1. turtlesilk47
    May 28, 2015

    I love them. Really.

    I’ve always wanted to print (and actually hand out) cards that say, “Shut the f__k up!”, for people who talk too loudly and self-importantly on cell phones in public places. I’d use good paper and a classic typeface, as you’ve done here. Rounding the corners is a nice touch, too. So far, I haven’t had the chutzpah…

    • turtlesilk47
      May 28, 2015

      Actually, that would be “Please shut the f__k up.”

    • Big Jump Press
      May 29, 2015

      Ha! Those would be very useful. The meanest cards I ever printed said “f__k you, loser” and they were quite popular! I keep meaning to print more, but it is hard to find a venue where you can put them out for sale. hmmm.

  2. Macy
    July 24, 2015

    I especially like No one likes your boyfriend. Ha!

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