Friday, November 30, 2007

Bella Rose Creations

Notes from the Artist:
I love snow...especially snow days with that
crisp smell right before it storms. Snow days are craft days and
snowflakes are all unique, much like my creations. Each one is
handstamped and assembled by me. Right now snowflakes move me and with
them a variety of stocking stuffers and gift tags!! I love to stamp
useful items as well as cards to create that complete and thoughtful
gift set. Let me make you look good.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
As a graphic designer and fine artist, I combine both genres into my card designs. I usually start with loose watercolor sketches, letting the shapes and colors inspire the typography and design. I work with traditional Christmas motifs, as well as more offbeat patterns and color combinations.
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thumbelina Card Co.

Notes from the Artist:
 All Thumbelina Cards are individually handmade with my own thumbprints and fingerprints and drawn by hand. This "Kissing Reindeer" card is perfect for wishing your sweetheart a merry little Christmas.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Paper and Cloth

Notes from the Artist:
This set of three Christmas cards features a glimpse of a beautiful green Christmas tree decorated with bright pink baubles. Each card was hand printed using a print gocco and is part of a limited run.

Monday, November 26, 2007

HeartGrooves Papercrafting

Notes from the Artist:
I love creating original cards and other papercrafts. Card making has been a great creative outlet for me and Etsy provides a venue to feature these creations. Most of my cards are simple greetings and all are blank inside for a personal message. I enjoy creating custom stationary sets as well.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Photo Finds

Notes from the Artist:

Two things that I really enjoy are photography and baking. I figured out a creative way to combine the two into these cookie art Christmas cards. I baked and decorated the cookies and placed them in a winter scene to be photographed. Even better, afterwards, I was able to eat some of the cookies!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Notes from the Artist:

Christmas...what's not to love. Go beyond the commercialism and relish the love bestowed on family and friends. Truly celebrate this season of giving by giving the greatest gift of all....LOVE.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
This card says Happy Holidays with no words. A
hand-folded origami ring of red, navy, gold, and green
colors, it is fitting for both Christmas and Kwanzaa.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
This is another one of my favorites because of all the different things every poodle is doing! There's merrymaking like you associate with Christmas and the New Year but also acts of caring and charity for those less fortunate. This card design is also based on the oldest known mass produced greeting card. A great Christmas and New Year card rolled into one!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Denise L designs

Notes from the Artist:
Denise L designs began out of my love of card making. I have been painting and creating handmade cards for about 20 years. Over time watercolor became my medium of choice. My work is an eclectic combination a realism, and whimsy.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
Our most heartfelt greetings are often simple and to the point. I keep that thought in mind when designing. My cards feature simple, elegant designs with quality papers enhance your most heartfelt greetings.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
The textured paper used for this card reminds me of falling snow. The tree and word JOY bring to mind the many special moments my family and I spend together during this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bellis Studios

Notes from the Artist:
Send a simple message this holiday season... joy.
Set of six letterpress cards. Also available, matching gift tags and coasters!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

happy day studio

Notes from the Artist:
I love creating each card by hand... there is something magical about the way the watercolor forms the shapes. Adding details to the faces is my favorite part! I love giving each snowman, bird, cupcake, etc. its own personality! :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Punkin Card Company

Notes from the Artist:
My greeting cards allow me to explore a whole new side of my creativity. Each one is like a mini work of art and sometimes I get a little sad knowing each card will be used a toss to the side. I love to use images found in nature like animals, trees, and flowers. But I am looking into vintage images for a future line of cards!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Katydid Designs

Notes from the Artist:
This card started out as a way to use all of my various "happy..." and "merry..." stamps. I pulled out the ornament paper and paired it with my favorite limeade green textured cardstock and a bright pink ribbon trim. And of course I stamped the envelope to match as that is one of my favorite details on any card!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

shadowbox dreams

Notes from the Artist:
it was a lazy sunday sunday afternoon as i walk along lincoln square - a little village just outside of downtown chicago. I pass by an antique shop that looked small and cramped from the outside but as i walk in i see a wonderland of extraordinary vintage items. tea cups from the new england states, chandaliers from chicago's historical hotels, attire from world war2 era, photographs of the 60's teenie boppers, and not to mention rustic christmas papers. i was inspired by the elegance and shabbiness of these materials, which in turn created whimsical holiday cards for you to enjoy.

Friday, November 9, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
I make each of my cards without patterns which ensures that each sprig of mistletoe or bunch of holly is as unique as the real thing. These mistletoe cards would be wonderful framed and hung--no worrying about pets or children eating the poisonous berries! And you can use it year after year!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Halo Designs

Notes from the Artist:
Fall is my favorite time of year and that makes making greeting cards with Fall colors and themes even more fun.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
I'm very happy with this set of cards mostly because of their simplicity. Red is such a holiday color and the stamp of the Christmas ornament just says "Seasons Greetings". Happy Holidays to All!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Joie Studio

Notes from the Artist:

Celebrate the holidays with this wonderfully luxurious holiday letterpress card. This A2 (4.25" x 5.5") folded card is made from ultra thick, luxurious 100% cotton stock and is paired with a coordinating light green envelope. The pine needles are printed in a vivid lime green, and "Happy Holidays" is letterpressed in metallic antique gold. Cards are blank inside. Sold in sets of 5.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Notes from the Artist:
 When creating a card, I think of a certain friend or family member and design a card according to their style. The Faye Birthday Card is in memory of my great aunt. She had a very simplistic and elegant style. This card reminds me of the holidays, since we used to celebrate all of them at her home.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

fleegirl creations

Notes from the Artist:
I love autumn and I like the way this card turned out.
I especially like the sunshine on it as I had to go outside to have good
lighting and it was a gorgeous autumn day!  I look forward to someone
enjoying this card!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Cornerstone Designs

Notes from the Artist:
 This little guy is created mostly from punches. To me, making each pop-up card is like a mini engineering and design challenge. My goal is to create a card that surprises the recipient when it is opened up, so often my front covers set the mood, while the inside of the card shines.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Creations by Char

Notes from the Artist:
My favorite touch on this card is that the 'Joy' lettering is on tiny Christmas tree ornaments. Combined with the verses from 'The 12 Days of Christmas', it makes for a great holiday card.