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There's Dumpling You Should Know
A Dozen Appetizing Cards for All Occasions
By (author): Merrily Grashin
9781524760953 Cards English General Trade DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Illustration May 29, 2018
$21.99 CAD
Active 4.6 x 6.2 x 0.8 in | 0.4 lb 12 pages Potter Clarkson Potter
A collection of 12 note cards for all occasions with clever puns and adorable food illustrations.

From birthdays to anniversaries, and for relationships romantic or platonic, there is a charmingly punny card in THERE’S DUMPLING YOU SHOULD KNOW for every occasion. Grashin’s cards feature illustrations of popular food items—think ramen and soup dumplings—paired with clever pun greetings: an illustration of a petite quiche falling over an umbrella proclaims, “I want to shower you with quiches”; an ice cream cone asks, “It’s sherberthday? In-cone-ceivable!”

Ranging from romantic (two glasses of wine clinking: “You had me at merlot”) to appreciative (a wine barrel: “I can barrel-y express how grape-ful I am”) to irreverent (a loaded slice of pizza: “You wanna pizza me?”), Grashin’s collection has a cheeky card for everyone.

GREAT NEW FORMAT: This new format allows the cards to shine: a simple polybag containing 12 high-quality, imitation letterpress cards printed in black ink on substantial cream stock allows the illustrations and puns to stand out. The cards are paired with bright yellow envelopes for a pop of color. The envelopes are tucked into each individual card, lending a handmade, specialized feel.

ONLINE SENSATION: Grashin’s greeting cards have garnered so much attention online (she’s been featured everywhere, from Buzzfeed to My Modern Met) that she has managed to leverage her card-making into a career.

CROSSOVER MARKET APPEAL: A wide array of consumers will be drawn to this collection: food lovers, romantics, artists, pun lovers, and anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

MERRILY GRASHIN is an illustrator and the owner of Greet’n’Potatoes, a Brooklyn-based greeting card company. Each punny design is food and beverage themed. She has been featured on Buzzfeed,, My Modern Met, First We Feast, Trend Hunter, and other design and food sites.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Publicity: National publicity

National review and feature attention 

Author Website:

Author Social Media: Instagram: @merrilygrashin, 2k
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