Wry&Ginger


Cheryl of Wry&Ginger creates hilarious handmade cards in original designs: greetings for the petulant, passive aggressive jerk in all of us.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
Designing things is a hobby and something I always enjoyed - and sarcasm and burning wit are also past times. Manys the day I have sat at home, staring at my mirror and flinging hot, unfettered insults at myself. For the practice, you see.

My day job is completely unlike this, so when I found a way to spread the cranky card love on Etsy, I jumped at the chance to expand what I did a bit.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
I enjoy a hearty sea shanty, accompanied by random sailors on the squeezebox. And no, that is not a euphemism for something naughty.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Finding time around my day job and the other things I do. Lately I have been picking up more outside interests and it's a challenge to juggle it all. Also, I have to slot in time for the squeezeboxing. That's time consuming.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Oh ho the parking notes. I love love love leaving them on people's cars. Even those who have done nothing wrong. I'm horribly arbitrary about it all. But the 'douche' card, I think, is my favourite. There are so many people out there in need of one...

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A mermaid. Imagine my frigging surprise when the tail did not pan out.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
Oh! Check out the fabulous www.misspinproductions.etsy.com for her rocking art dolls of the Ramones!

What does your future hold?
I am going to boldly predict booze and other assorted poor life choices.

And I hope some day to topple the Pope. Not as primate of the church blah blah. I mean just knock him over lightly one day...like a white robed, somewhat creepy looking leaning tower of Pisa.

"ahhh mama mia!" he will say, whilst condemning me to purgatory.