James Cropper celebrates the festive season with 3D paper mill made from card

in Inspiration / Graphic Design

James Cropper, British manufacturer of paper products, is celebrating this year’s festive season with a hand-made 3D card designed to commemorate the launch of its moulded packaging business, James Cropper 3D Products.

The limited-edition card shows its Burneside paper mill – home to the business since 1845 – silhouetted against the moonlit and snow-capped hills of its English Lake District home. The card uses five blue toned shades from G . F Smith’s Colorplan paper collection, made exclusively at Burneside by James Cropper.

The cut-out mill is highlighted in gold micro-foil, while the snow-capped hills are screen-printed in white. The remaining detail, including footprints, trees and fast flowing river, are laser cut.

The card was designed by sixth generation chairman Mark Cropper in collaboration with design agency, Plain Creative. The intricate production, including hand assembly, was undertaken by Imprimerie du Marais, Paris. The design is presented with an embossed message card and lined envelope, commissioned from Baddeley Brothers of London.

Via direct submission | All images courtesy of James Cropper

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