Pretzelmaker Cards

At first glance this is just an ordinary pretzelmaker punch card from 1995...
...but hiding beneath the stack, there is an entire deck of face cards.
The summer after my senior year in high school I was hired to work at my dream job; Pretzel Artisan Extraordinaire at the local mall. I don't know how they stayed in business, I think I sold about 5 pretzels in the 6 weeks I worked there, and I probably ate at least 50.
During those long hours of waiting to sell those 5 pretzels, I created my own deck of pretzelmaker face cards. Me and my fellow artisans had a grand time behind the register playing mustard packet poker etc. "Oh no, here comes the manager"...flip "here we are innocently sitting by this ordinary stack of punch cards".
I really was a great employee, I promise!

This is one of my favorites. The scans are not that great, but I didn't have the time to scan them each individually. It was my little sister's birthday last week, and I sent her these cards as her gift. She has been requesting them for years, I hope she and Nate enjoy many hours of mustard packet poker. Happy Birthday Springaling!



Tell me which one is your favorite.

I have had a sick baby so my production level is down, and I am spending all my free moments working on some custom projects, so sorry about the crappy blogging. I will be posting a giveaway at the end of the week, so check back! Have a pretzelriffic day!

7 comments:

victoria on August 7, 2008 at 10:55 AM said...

Brings Snowy memories back! I like Humpty and the Giraffe and the 2-toes foot - I love 'em all! Happy B-day Spring! And, when was the last time I posted anything on my blog?

Katie on August 7, 2008 at 12:44 PM said...

where is the "fat and popular" design. i'm pretty sure it was those pretzelmaker days where the design came to you - and you and matthew both worked at the mall right? i loved that sweatshirt. too bad i have no idea where it is now. but there were many, many years of lots of fat & popularness. kisses.

Trisha on August 7, 2008 at 8:53 PM said...

i like the 5 of clovers -star with a huge beard. i'm impressed that you figured it'd only take you two years to grow that beauty!

kate on August 7, 2008 at 9:21 PM said...

i like the queen of clovers. i'm glad you scanned them so you can color them in photoshop and sell them in your shop! yes? you are so awesome.

Stina on August 8, 2008 at 12:29 PM said...

Hard to choose, but my fave would have to be the 9 of stars. Crab loves Scissors?! Heck yes!
You are good fun :)
xxo.

Julie on August 9, 2008 at 11:02 AM said...

Wowie! What was in those pretzles???

**tif** on August 26, 2008 at 12:30 PM said...

love the homemade deck of cards. You are so tricky!

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