Calee’s Creekside Creation card boxes are made from Sugar Maple which is one of the hardest of our native American woods. We choose only the finest grade, then hand select for sapwood, which is the almost pure white wood close to the bark of the tree. The tight grain of Sugar Maple and the whiteness of the sapwood accept our inks well and provides a dramatic background for the imaged area. Our native American hardwoods are a constantly renewing resource. They replant and replenish themselves with no help from man.
Each box is assembled and fitted by hand. The separation at the bottom of a the double-deck box allows for the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Our Double Deck boxes open at both sides with sliding dovetail ends. A wooden separator is located in the center of each box so that the two decks do not mix once the cellophane wrap is removed.
Each lid is carefully custom fitted to each box; therefore, lids are not interchangeable. The box measurements are 6.25″ X 1.25″ X 4.25″.
Imaging is a multi-step process beginning with the artwork or design on the box. The design must first be drawn with a separate sketch for each color in the picture. The addition of our logo and box title completes the design stage. After the artwork is finished, the boxes are serigraphically imaged with consistently bold colors. The separated colors are applied individually to each box. We can complete one color per day beginning with the lightest (usually yellow) and finishing with the darkest. The imaging process is complete when the last color, usually black, has cured for twenty-four hours.
After each box is carefully inspected and filled with high-quality plastic-coated bridge playing cards, it is individually wrapped for shipment.
All of the game-specific boxes are imaged with an important hand or important cards from that particular game. The Four Aces and Full House box (two Queens and three Kings) don’t mention a game title. The card images are appropriate for many different games, so these boxes are ideal for someone who plays several different games.