Redbook offers Lift Me Up Cards Breast Wishes
Lift Me Up Cards was featured in the June 2007 edition of Redbook.
The magazine put us on their radar. Here’s what they had
It’s nice to commemorate life’s big changes: bigger home,
bigger job...but bigger boobs? Lift Me Up Cards, $2.95 each, offer
greetings for all things elective: liposuction, face-lifts, nose
For whenever you care enough to send the very breast - um,
we mean best.
MSNBC.com makes mention of Lift Me Up Cards
MSNBC contributor Diane Mapes went in and outside of the cosmetic
surgery closet and came up with a great story. I had a great time
speaking with her during our interview and was interested to find
out what others had to say. Of course, we were included in the
of the closet portion of the story. Interested in hearing more too...log
on to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25576627.
NBC showed us LOTS of love
Kristi Nelson from the NBC Dallas affiliate did a great story on
our cards. So great, it actually aired on over 15 other NBC affiliates
across the country (including WPTV in West Palm, KING5 in Seattle,
WSLS in Roanoke, VA, and WTVJ in Miami) and on CNBC too. Kristi made
my job so easy, and she was absolutely wonderful. To check out the
link to her story, please visit http://video.nbc5i.com/player/?id=235653
NBC 4 in DC and NBC San Diego pick up on our story
Both stations ran the NBC 5 story on their stations recently and
helped "grow" the business a little more. Trust me - we
really appreciate NBC`s "support."
Daily Candy says we are Ready for Liftoff
The Miami edition of "Daily Candy" featured us in their
March 17th issue, and this is what they had to say...
Underwires, padding, water balloons, those rubbery chicken cutlets.
You like a lot of support.
So when someone you know goes for the “real” deal (Nip/Tuck-style),
stand by your friend with Lift Me Up Cards.
The collection of get-well-soon (after plastic surgery) stationery
is designed by Florida-born Camie Dunbar. Having searched in vain
for encouraging cards to send newly sculpted friends, she decided
to fill the void.
The cards cover all the basics:
face-lift, lipo, line filling, rhinoplasty, and, of course, boob jobs,
as well as general greetings for those who made like the Hokey Pokey
and put their whole selves in. With cheeky expressions like “Congratulations on the twins!” and “I
thought you needed a lift!,” alongside illustrations of incredibly
well-endowed stick figures, they’re sure to bring a smile.
And, of course, augment the healing process.
The Sun-Sentinel says we are on the cutting edge
The Sun-Sentinel says we are a delightful find and on the "cutting
edge." The paper goes on to say we are the obvious choice for
your friends new breasts and our cards make it easy to say congratulations!
Women’s Wear Daily thinks we are joking.
WWD tells us today. It’s not April 1st anymore at all, so supposedly
this company is an actual part of our modern world (referring to
Lift Me Up Cards). "We have a greeting card for everyone who
has gone under the knife," claims the company’s website.
Well... not quite! Maybe they’ll use our contribution! Lifting
Up Spirits [WWD, sub only].
Oh contraire, we are for real...it’s just the boobs that are
We were on Playboy Radio with Tara Mack
On October 8, we had a lot of fun playing Play Date with Tara Mack
on Playboy Radio. The callers were great, and Tara played along with
the plastic surgery theme throughout and promoted our cards for one
full hour. Thanks Tara (and Kevin) for a great time. Now, if only
I could earn my bunny ears.
Dayna Devon finds us EXTRA funny!
As most of you know by now, Dayna Devon from "Extra" fame
had a very public tummy tuck. In her honor, we created a brand new "tummy
Tuck" card and sent one to her with a yummy cake from We Take
The Cake! She even sent us a Thank You note!
Oh my God! I loved your cards, and we almost ate the entire cake
in one sitting!!! Thank you so much for your kind note…I really
am glad for the feedback. The cards are hilarious.
Isn’t that cool!
Daily Candy is Sweet on Lift Me Up Cards
The Daily Candy Dallas edition had this to say in their Weekend Guide:
What: Local company makes greeting cards to celebrate your latest
nip or tuck.
Why: It cuts both ways.
When: Anytime you’re feeling a bit plastic.
Where: Online at liftmeupcards.com.
Miami Herald featured this article about Lift Me Up Cards
October 2, 2006 - Miami Herald featured this article about Lift Me
Cosmetic surgery cards are real cutups
Searching for the right greeting card for a buddy’s new breast
augmentation? Lift Me Up Cards offers a way to congratulate the special
person in your life who has gone under the knife.
Camie Dunbar, a former marketing director for local Clear Channel
radio stations, is the creator of the card company and came up with
the idea when she had several friends who underwent cosmetic surgery.
She made humorous cards, and her friends encouraged her to market
them. Cards are made for various procedures.
One card reads: ``Your nose looks great!`` and on the inside: ``You
picked a good one.``
She got help with the design from an artist friend, Matt Santamarina,
and they kept the design cartoon-like so it wouldn’t appear
Aspen Hair Salon in Hollywood is one local retailer of the greeting
cards, which are also available online at lift meupcards.com.
-- BRIDGET CAREY
Sun Sentinel Features us in local business section
September 4, 2006 - The South Florida Sun Sentinel featured us in
the local business section.
Here's a get-well wish for your illness, accident, nose job?
A South Florida marketing veteran has created the "Lift Me Up" line
of plastic surgery greeting cards. Designed for patients who've had
breast augmentation, liposuction, facelifts, Botox and vein care.
The idea came in 2005 when four of creator Camie Dunbar's family
and friends had work done. Dunbar couldn't find suitable cards, so
she jotted messages and sketched stick figures. One card for her
breast-enhanced friends said, "Congratulations on the Twins!" A
liposuction card read, "I thought we could just sit around and
chew the fat …"
Enlisting the help of South Florida graphic designer Matt Santamarina,
the cards tread where major card companies fear is taboo, Dunbar
They were well received at New York's National Stationery Show in
May, Dunbar says, and are available online (www.liftmeupcards.com)
and select retailers for $2.95 a piece. Matching note pads cost $4.95.
Next up: Cards for tummy tucks, hair restoration and gastric bypass.
Dunbar realizes there are no guaranteed riches: The greeting-card
business has tight margins and cutthroat competition. But with more
than 11 million Americans having cosmetic surgery each year, "I'm
bound to strike a chord with someone."
-- Jeff Zbar
Star-Telegram.com featured us in the local business section.
September 11, 2006 - Star-Telegram.com featured us in the local business
Nip and tuck niche
There are greeting cards for pet lovers. Cards for the friend who's
getting divorced. For the laid-off co-worker. For the guy coming
out of the closet. Yet there's one niche that entrepreneur
Camie Dunbar believes hasn't been filled: greeting cards for pals
going under the knife for cosmetic surgery. The Keller-area
resident has introduced Lift Me Up Cards, which offer a lighthearted
take on cosmetic enhancements. One card's cover reads, "I thought
you needed a Lift!" The inside message says, "But it looks
like your plastic surgeon already took care of you." Other cards
are aimed at patients who've gotten nose jobs, breast implants, liposuction
or vein treatments. Dunbar said the cards are available locally at
Sedona Massage Co., The Funky Monkey, and Willow Cottage. You can
also buy them at liftmeupcards.com.
The Colorado Springs Gazette had readers laughing to bits and pieces
I heard from many Colorado Springs Gazette readers that they could
not stop laughing when they read about our cards, well this is what
they had to say...
Lift Me Up Cards celebrate new body bits
BY MELISSA CASSUTT
What’s obvious: Your friend’s new breasts.
What’s not obvious: What you’re supposed to say.
So make it easy - hand her a Lift Me Up Card, a greeting card for
anyone who has gone under the knife. The message for a boob job? "Congratulations
on the twins!" Inside message: "They make a good addition
to the family." Lipo? "I thought we could sit around and
chew the fat!" Inside message: "But since you just had
liposuction, that’s probably not a good idea." Vanished
varicose veins? "You’re so Vein!" Inside message: "You
probably think this card is about you."
D Beauty makes us feel beautiful
D Beauty - one of Dallas` best magazines showed us some love with
a beautiful spread of our cards and had this to say...
Dallas girl Camie Dunbar saw an opportunity and seized it. With the
popularity of cosmetic enhancement in this town, what better way
to say “congratulations” than with a greeting card designed
specifically for plastic surgery post-op? Lift Me Up cards combine
Dunbar’s sense of humor with the artistic creations of Matthew
Santamarina, resulting in lighthearted messages such as “Congratulations
on the twins!” and “You’re so vein!” Just
try not to chuckle too much. Your laugh lines will thank you. $2.95
Orlando Style says we are in
Orlando Style did a blurb about the new Injectable Nose Job (talk
about less pain) and they mentioned the Lift Me Up "Nose Job" Card
as the perfect complement to this latest craze!
A New Year...A New You!
Lift Me Up Cards` Make Plastic Surgery Fun Again
Gawker.com features us on their website. http://gawker.com/news/vaginas/lift-me-up-cards-make-plastic-surgery-fun-again-252192.php
CosmeticSurgey.com Blogged about LMUC
Here’s what they had to say...
Remember our former blog, wherein we talked about the new plastic
surgery CosmeTees shirts? Those spiffy, rhinestone-studded Tees announcing
your surgical rejuvenation? (My friend Lee makes these BTW). Check
out her site at http://www.sparkle-plenty.com/crystal-tee-shoppe.html
Well, supposing your best gal pal undergoes some plastic surgery
and starts wearing one of those shirts? You gotta admit she’s
crying for attention. So what DO you do?
How about sending her a plastic surgery greeting card?
The cards hit breast augmentation pretty hard, but, hey, why not?
So many women are having breast enhancement, it has become the nation’s
top surgical rejuvenation.
They also feature several of our other cards. Check it out at http://cosmeticsurgery-com.blogspot.com/2007/11/plastic-surgery-greeting-cards.html#comments
SheUnlimited.com Interviews LiftMeUpCards
SHE Unlimited Interviews "Lift Me Up Cards" by
Camie Dunbar Live by Gary Connolly
Lift Me Up Cards Gives Back
If you are in need of a Lift Me Up Greeting Card, this is the month
For every card sold during the month of October, Lift Me Up Cards
will donate .50 cents to Breast Cancer Awareness.
Even foreigners are on to us
We still have yet to know what the article says, but we can tell
by the orders received it must have been good. Switzerland’s
Helsingin Sanomat says, "Paljon onnea vaan, silikonit." Maybe
that means these vain cards are silly????
They find us Funky
Funky Finds finds Lift Me Up Cards Funky. Find out why here.... http://www.funkyfinds.blogspot.com/
GlamNest thinks we are perky
Check out Lifestlye Editor, Erika Lenkert`s comments here.
You will really enjoy her blog too.
Wickedly Chic finds us chic
Camie Dunbar is on to a very good thing. Her company is called Lift
Me Up Cards & she provides greeting cards for customers to send
to friends who have had “work” done. According to Lift
Me Up, there are over 8.5 million women every year who undergo plastic
surgery. Who knew? Certainly not me. In fact, I was with a friend
last night who just went to her 20th high school reunion & she
told me that she was shocked at the amount of women who had met with
the knife. Three of the women had complete make-overs. Who knew?
Check out Wickedly Chic for the full story... http://www.wickedlychic.com/530/indies-of-the-week-maryams-soap-nooklift-me-up-cards
Body Philosphy talks to Lift Me Up Cards
Plastic Surgery Greeting Cards
Posted by Alee Gury on Sat, 2007-05-05 19:03.
Greeting cards | Lift me up cards | Plastic Surgery | plastic surgery
"Lift Me Up Cards" is the outrageous new greeting card company that
guarantees to say the right words when someone you know goes under the knife.
As reported by the Miami Herald, "Camie Dunbar, a former marketing
director for local Clear Channel radio stations, is the creator of
the card company and came up with the idea when she had several friends
who underwent cosmetic surgery. She made humorous cards, and her
friends encouraged her to market them. Cards are made for various
Based in Dallas, Texas, Dunbar sought out artist friend Matt Santamarina
to create graphics for the cards. "He took my vision and just
made it work. I wanted to keep the cards cartoon-like to keep from
offending anyone," Camie explains. There are congratulatory
words for everything from rhinoplasty and liposuction, to breast
implants. Cards may be purchased online at the company`s website
for $2.95 each plus shipping, or at select retailers.
Pop Chatter chats up Lift Me Up Cards
`Lift Me Up Cards` Make Plastic Surgery Fun Again
"Lift Me Up Cards is hoping to lift the spirits of plastic surgery patients.
Founded and created by Camie Dunbar and Matthew Santamarina, the greeting card
line offers messages for people to send to congratulate friends and family
members on their cosmetic procedures," WWD tells us today. It’s
not April 1st anymore at all, so supposedly this company is an actual part
of our modern world. "We have a greeting card for everyone who has gone
under the knife," claims the company`s website. Well... not quite! Maybe
they’ll use our contribution! Lifting Up Spirits [WWD, sub only]
Lift Me Up cards lift up a surgical patient’s spirits
Plasmetic.com features us on their website. http://www.plasmetic.com/news/new-products/lift-me-up-cards-lift-up-a-surgical-patients-spirits.html
Featured in the Las Olas Forever Young Magazine - May 2007
May 2007 - We were featured in the Las Olas Forever Young Magazine. http://www.liftmeupcards.com/_articles/LasOlasForeverYoung2.jpg
The Wag - westchesterwag.com featured this article about
November 16, 2006 - The Wag - westchesterwag.com featured this article
Celebrate Her New Shape!
Have you ever gone in search of a card to congratulate someone for
their beautiful face-lift or your best friend for her breast augmentation?
You think it would be easy, but it is not. Therefore, the Lift Me
Up Plastic Surgery line of cards was created to offer a humorous
way to congratulate friends or family members for cosmetically enhancing
themselves. The line is a collaboration of Camie Dunbar `s crazy
wit and sense of humor, and the artistic creativity of Matthew Santamarina
. After doing a good amount of research, I realized the concept was
extremely unique, yet the reason for giving such cards is common
practice, for cosmetic surgery is performed on over 11.5 million
people per year. Therefore, the demand would be great, explains Dunbar,
founder and creator. One of the most popular cards states, Congratulations
on the twins! on the cover and the inside reads, They make a good
addition to the family. Another says, ÒI thought we could
sit around and chew the fat on the cover, with the inside message
reading, but since you just had liposuction, that’s probably
not a good idea. The line was introduced at the National Stationery
Show this past May in New York City.
For more information, contact Camie Dunbar at (786) 236-0866 or by
e-mail at email@example.com. Visit www.liftmeupcards.com.
Lift our Nation’s spirit and help someone
you know. Write HOPE on the back of every envelope you mail.
Let’s create 300 million messages of possibility and
lift our Nation.
Spotlight On: Camie Dunbar
Posted by Cam Pietralunga
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Learn how this inventive woman entrepreneur launched her
successful card business on a shoestring.
Name: Camie Dunbar
Business name: Lift Me Up Cards & Gifts
Company website: www.liftmeupcards.com
Company email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of your business mission: Our collection
of humorous get-well-soon after plastic surgery cards and
gifts will surely bring a smile and help to ¿augmentî the
healing process. We cover all the basics: face-lifts, liposuction,
wrinkles, rhinoplasty, and, of course, boob jobs, as well
as general greetings for the whole kit and caboodle. Warning:
May cause so much laughter that your stitches may burst.
How long have you been in business? We launched the
cards in May 2006 at the National Stationery Show in New
How did you start/fund your company initially? It
was more out of sheer need for a card to say congratulations
to a few of my friends for having their breasts enhanced
and to a certain family member for having lipoÞthese were
things we wanted to celebrate and not hide, and I could
not find a category specific card in any of your every day
card stores. Therefore, I hand drew my own cards, and everyone
thought they were hilarious. With nearly 12,000,000 people
having some form of plastic surgery each year, I felt this
was a niche that was missing. Therefore, I used some of
my savings, begged a friend to illustrate them for me, had
some cards printed up, and spent a lot of money to be able
to launch them at the National Stationery Show.
Do you have any employees or do you use freelance help?
If so, can you tell uswhere you found your help? At
what point did you know you needed help? I freelance. My
illustrator is a friend, and those who are helping me to
sell either purchased a card, received a card or just believe
in what i have to offer.
What°s the one online marketing activity you feel has
worked the best for your business? Generating pr. Find
topical subjects that can incorporate what you have to offer
and let reporters know about it. The more pr I receive,
the better my online activity, especially after linking
it to my site.
Are you active on any social networking websites such
as Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin? All of the above and
MySpace and Fabulously40 (although I feel like Facebook
and Linkedin have become more personal networking for me).
However, I started participating in all in hopes of obtaining
If so, how do you manage your activity on these sites?
For instance, do you interact randomly, when you feel like
it or do you have a strategic plan? With two kiddos
around, I have to act randomly - kind of stealth. Although,
I try to be more strategic withTwitter. I remain very topical
in hopes of getting those following me to think about my
product in a subliminal way. I pretty much have given up
on MySpace because I feel it is a bit raunchy, and I don°t
have time to contribute to all
How do you manage to balance family life, personal time
and business? If you would have talked to my husband
when I was in Corporate America, he would have told you
I lived to work, and he worked to live so you might find
it hard to believe that now-a-days my kids come first, then
me, then the business. It is extremely hard being good at
everything, so you need to decide the one thing you want
to be best at and then work everything else around it.
Do you have any advice for other women wanting to start
their own businesses? If you believe in something, don°t
take no for an answer. If I took no for an answer, I would
have thrown in the towel 2 years ago. Also, don°t believe
sales are going to come flying in the door just because
you think you have something different. I was a bit naive
here and spent a lot of money to find that out the hard
way. If the normal means of selling what you have to offer
does not work out, be abnormal and find another way to sell
your product. For instance, I spent a lot less money on
pr, but got many more results than I did by paying a lot
of money to be at an industry sanctioned event.
Celebrity Parents Magazine And now for another
kind of "work"...it's no secret that everyone
today is getting a little work done (if you know what we
mean). Camie Dunbar, creator of more... http://www.celebrityparentsmag.com