The LEGO How We Create deck was created by builders, designers, and other LEGO team members to help inspire creative thought. It includes 78 cards featuring images of LEGO bricks, quotes, and building prompts. The deck is divided into five categories – Motivation, Inspiration, Memories & Mentors, Challenges & Obstacles, and LEGO Core Values.
This “pro” version of the popular Wallet Ninja tool card crams 26 functions into a wallet-friendly EDC. Tools include a bottle opener, nail puller, metric square, protractor, ruler, hex head wrenches, and hex bolt and drill bit guides. Though it is missing a couple of features from the Wallet Ninja 2.0.
The latest version of Grim Workshop’s Hot Shot wallet card packs everything you need to get a fire started. It includes a sharp knife for trimming leaves, a saw for cutting small branches, a ferrocerium and magnesium fire-starting bar, a pry bar, and even tweezers in case you get a splinter. Kickstarter buyers also get a free tinder card to help stoke the flames.
This laser-engraved stainless steel card is packed with reference information for scientists. Its front side has the periodic table of the elements, along with rulers and a protractor, while its back offers up quick access to important constants, formulas, and conversions. There are also versions for chemistry, engineering, and physics.
From burning the cookies to forgetting to put booze in the Egg Nog, the holidays are filled with minor disasters. But these Xmas cards from Calamityware imagine bigger catastrophes like evil snowmen, tentacle monsters, and deadly alien spores. The message inside says “You can’t escape the holiday spirit.” Sold in a 20-pack.
Grim Workshop’s wallet card includes a useful array of tools to help you start a campfire. In addition to its scraper bar, its thick, high-carbon steel card can be struck against its ferrocerium bar to get sparks going. It also packs a magnesium bar to increase heat, a choice of three different blades, a file, and a saw.
People are always looking for compliments and praise. When you’re at a loss for words, draw a Take a Compliment card, any card, and cross your fingers they’ll laugh at jabs like “Your attractiveness more than makes up for your personality.” Half of the 200 cards are friendly-ish. The others are fiendishly backhanded.
Artist PaulDeGraaf aka PaperPaul creates awesome pop-up cards based on memes. Among our favorites are Leonardo DiCaprio laughing, Disappearing Homer, and of course Shut up and take my money! Most of them aren’t available for sale, other than the Dumpster fire and an upcoming This Is Fine collab.
Sleight of hand is a critical skill when it comes to close-up magic and card tricks. In this video, expert magician Daniel Roy walks us through a series of progressively more impressive card control examples. We could have sworn he was shuffling those cards when he wasn’t.
CheatKard expands its reference card series with a set of pocketable, waterproof cards with useful info for photographers. Facts include aperture, shutter speed, and exposure charts, tips on composition, using filters, and more. Personalized engraving is available as an option, as well as a green Kickstarter Edition.
Engineers, makers, and anyone else who works with circuits will love these pocket reference cards. The durable card set includes measurements, schematic symbols, a component value calculator, SMD footprints, laws and theories, and more. It comes in black and gold or a Kickstarter limited-edition PCB green.
Artist Peter Dahmen shows off a series of intricate paper-cut sculptures, greeting cards, and packaging designs that he’s created over the years. Some of them are one-off personal projects, while others are available as DIY tutorials on his website. Check out more of his sculptures here.
Toast your friends with spirited holiday cards featuring classic Campari cocktails. Love & Victory’s set of eight cards and envelopes with greetings on the front and a cocktail recipe – Boulevardier, Negroni, Negroni Sbagliato, or Americano – on the back. Just the thing to thank weary Santa and his drink-deserving, gift-giving ilk.
Brighten someone’s day with a personal note written on one of these official LEGO note cards from Chronicle Books. Each one features a cheerful, heartwarming, or hilarious scene played out by LEGO minifigs. The boxed set includes 20 cards and envelopes, including special-occasion cards for birthdays and holidays.
Coolest Thing introduces us to Bryan Berg, a professional card stacker who holds several Guinness World Records for his gigantic houses of cards. Now, Berg attempts to build one of his paper skyscrapers with a twist – assembling it outdoors. Along the way, he explains a bit of his architectural technique.
Think you know all the good swear words? This deck of cards features 100 words to help you keep up with the locals around the globe. Each card includes the English pronunciation of a nasty word or phrase, its translation, and a rating indicating just how rude it is if you say it.
We love the primitive pixel art on these playing cards, created in homage to 1980s video game systems and computers. The face cards are particularly awesome, but this is a case where even the numbered cards keep with the theme. Available in blue or red packs.
Illustrator Jacob Elijah of Puppy Grenade decided that typical holiday cards were just too boring, so he created his own line of dark and twisted cards that are sure to get attention when you mail them out to this Christmas. Also, you don’t talk about Reindeer Fight Club.