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. All the wood is FSC certified.
Each box is assembled and fitted by hand. The separation at the bottom of a single-deck box allows for the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Each lid is carefully custom fitted to each box; therefore, lids are not interchangeable. The box measurements are 3″ X 1.25 X 4.44″.
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.
One has the choice of a high-quality plastic-coated playing cards or an antique deck for an additional charge.
The Folk Art Series is an antique version of selected boxes in our contemporary designs.