Creative Corner: Hand-made Cards

Left: My birthday card. Middle-Right: A creation for more DM friends.
Left: My birthday card. Middle-Right: A creation for more DM friends.

One of the things I love about passionate fans is creativity and industriousness. Stephanie Dawson has a unique medium in which she often applies her love of Depeche Mode: hand-made cards! Stephanie (also known as @depmodechick) combines her love for creating crafty cards of all kinds and her love for the band to bring smiles to her friends and fellow fans across the country. I was lucky enough to receive a lovely birthday card from her yesterday (first card, from left to right above), which is now proudly displayed on my “shelf of happy” at work. Her DM card creations are diverse and include birthday greetings, get well and just because cards. She’s rounded up all the fun and well-crafted Depeche cards she’s created so far over at her blog, so check them out! While you’re there, take a look at her non-Depeche creations, and her useful video tutorials for the creatively inclined.


Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.

  • Stephanie Dawson

    =) Thanks so much for sharing my blog on yours and for describing me and my blogsite the way you did. This was beautifully written and it brings a smile to my face! As cliche as it sounds, bringing joy to others makes me happy and fills my heart. I look forward to giving you this in person sometime: ((huuug))