Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Photo Finds

Notes from the Artist:

Although the sense mainly associated with food is taste, the sense of sight is also important. There is much beauty to be found in the foods we eat. Here I put my perspective on some beautiful vegetables found in my garden, turning them into photographs and creating notecards. A great item to send to someone who also appreciates the beauty in foods or they would also look great framed in a kitchen.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Handmade by Linda

Notes from the Artist:

This birthday cards is one of my current favorites. It has glitter and scalloped edges, two techniques that I use often. This card would be great for a summer birthday with its soft colors that remind me of sherbet.


Leave a comment with your response to the question below and be entered to win this lovely card set from Handmade by Linda!

Here's the question:
When buying cards do you prefer to buy an individual card or a set of cards?

Be sure to include your etsy shop address or an email where we can contact you if you win! One winner will be randomly selected from all comments posted before 6 a.m. EST tomorrow. The winning number will be posted in the comments and contacted by the artist.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pretty Pear Designs

Notes from the Artist:

An adorable way to send the ones you love off with these cute little notes. Slip them in lunch boxes, backpacks, or briefcases. What a great way to give a quick boost to anyone's day.

All of my stationery is handcrafted using fabric on the exterior and cardstock on the interior. I strive for a tactile WOW factor in each of my orginal cards. I love what I call "decorating" with fabrics to create one-of-a-kind unique, and elegant cards.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

LiSo Cards

Notes from the Artist:

Inspired by a story I heard on NPR about kyaraben, these Love Notes are meant to be tucked into lunch boxes, purses, briefcases or books, etc. There are 5 Notes in all, one for every work or school day.

I use only old cards and cardstock, sewing thread, magazine pieces, and bits and bobs from past card creations. I'm thrilled to be recycling, upcycling and creating with these pieces!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Pinky Creations

Notes from the Artist:

Fashion is my passion and these cute and fun cards are a great for dropping a line to someone. These are a set of six blank cards with matching stickers/seals.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

With You In Mind

Notes from the Artist:

It's always more convenient to have a card on hand to thank that special someone. I've made it possible with this 'Thank You' card pack. Add your own personal message and send it right on time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

macaroni and glue

Notes from the Artist:

I think this is my favorite piece. I love the red against the black and white, and the contrast of the modernish text box and fun font with the cool vintage graphic. And I just love the idea of sending a card that says "call me!"


Leave a comment with your feedback on today's featured card and be entered to win a boxed notecard set of your choice from Macaroni and Glue!

Be sure to include your etsy shop address or an email where we can contact you if you win! One winner will be randomly selected from all comments posted before 6 a.m. EST Thursday, July 24.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Notes from the Artist:

Today is my birthday. This feature is my gift to myself. I adore this card. It is involved but I love every second of making it. It is comprised of several layers and with each layer it get richer and more beautiful. That is how I try to look at myself: each year adds a new layer to me as I strive for a richness and beauty in my own life.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

brian kenny chicago

Notes from the Artist:

Recently, one of Chicago's more infamous "ladies who lunch" asked BRIAN KENNY to design a notecard set that totally encompassed her personality. Since images of pill popping, gin swilling, husband stealing, golddiggers are hard to come by, i went with her love of fashion instead.

The final result was a much softer side of Brian Kenny and one happy socailite!
I hope you enjoy this card as much as i enjoyed making it. This card is now available in my shop, so you can have a piece of Chicago high sociey of your very own!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

j.fleur designs

Notes from the Artist:

Art. This is how I view stationery! I love selecting beautiful papers and mixing textures with gorgeous colors to make my creation shine. This is a hobby for me, but also a passion: I cherish each finished product, designed by- and exclusively handmade- by me.

The recent arrival of my second child, a precious baby girl, had put my Etsy Shop on hold, leaving my store somewhat empty. However I am now back to work, and would love to create invitations, announcements and even custom Christmas cards, just for you! I enjoy working with people to personally design the perfect product. Always dedicated to sharing art with the masses and promoting "snail mail," I believe a letter sent with a handwritten message is something to be cherished.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Kard Kreations

Notes from the Artist:

The first set of Christmas cards for the year as a preview of many more to come. I love making Christmas cards since it's my favorite Holiday.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sweetz Shoppe Paperie

Notes from the Artist:

This birthday card represents my personality to the fullest, its bright, happy, and colorful with many embellishments and details. All of my work has a piece of me in it and is handmade with the most meticulous hand and eye. Though I make cards as in outlet to my everyday life, it is one of my most fulfilling hobbies. I believe that a card should tell a lot about the person who gives it, and I strive to make my cards give the best impression possible. Thanx for reading & be sure to stop by Sweetz Shoppe Paperie and check out some of my other creations!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Notes from the Artist:

This would be a lovely card for a wedding or to give your significant other on your anniversary. It is made with pretty cream floral fabric and a coordinating cream ribbon. I instantly fell in love with the quote by F.P. James... I hope you like it, too!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Beautiful Greetings Card Shoppe

Notes from the Artist:
This card has been stamped with a Penny Black stamp, embossed and then watercolored. I always add a 3-D element to my cards and this one features 3-D flowers and bees. All of my cards are accented with Ranger Stickles. I work mostly with penny black products and have just been invited by Penny Black Inc. to do work for their Christmas 2008 catalog. I am very excited for this opportunity!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Notes from the Artist:
I enjoy making cards because I love the process of combining cardstock, paper, embellishments, and sentiments to make something pretty and unique. I like the fact that something as inexpensive as a handmade card can make the recipient so happy. I chose this card because it combines my two favorite hobbies--card making and sewing. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jumping Jack Designs

Notes from the Artist:
We are a small stationery studio in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas. We believe in using uniquely simple, clean designs presented on beautiful paper, and assembled by hand with attention to the finest details. We specialize in custom design for weddings, babies, parties and personalized greetings.

Our Personalized Sea Turtle Note Cards are made with shimmering green Italian mica paper and matching envelopes. For each set of Sea Turtle Note Cards sold, a donation of $3 will be given the Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project. Enjoy luxurious personalized stationery while helping an amazing sea turtle rescue program!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

fleegirl creations

Notes from the Artist:
I love this card because it is bright and cheery - also because I was able to use my new Cricut :) I hope this card brings a smile to someone special.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Notes from the Artist:
I have made a series of greeting cards featuring celebrities in tarot cards and thes are my Beatles cards. The cards are printed but then embellished with collage elements and sequins so they are each actually OOAK

Monday, July 7, 2008

Joie Studio

Notes from the Artist:
Let this gorgeous 3-color letterpress thank you card help you express your gratitude! Using Joie Studio's Sakura Matsuri design, this thank you card is letterpress printed on ultra-thick, ultra-luxurious, ultra-eco-friendly 100% cotton cardstock in sakura pink, sage green, and chocolate brown.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Notes from the Artist:
Do you have a Diva girl? Does she love pink and bling? Well this is the party package to get!

Each DIVA Girl Birthday Party Package includes

4 invitations with pink strawberry envelopes
4 thank-you cards with pink strawberry envelopes
4 place cards
8 gift tags

Printed on white 80lb Smooth Cover stock
Invitations are 4.25x5.50
Thank-you cards are 4.25x5.50


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Lizard Press

Notes from the Artist:
Beautiful illustrations from Albert Schramm’s "Der Bilderschmuck der Frühdrucke", reproductions of the German incunabula period [1450-1500AD] are accompanied by Tower lead type for the name of the herb and MrsEaves digital type for the most common herbal uses.

A small packet of seeds are also letterpressed with the Tower initial to complete the organic package for each card.

Letterpress printed by hand on Fox River Evergreen Moss 100PC recycled paper. The combination of vintage letterpress and the soft paper impresses the image for a wonderful tactile effect.

****Winner of GD USA's 2007 American Graphic Design award and printed in the 2007 GD USA annual****

Friday, July 4, 2008

Quirky 'n Berkeley

Notes from the Artist:
My work is designed to be something that one person gives to another. I'm lucky to have a craft that has a personal role in people's lives, and that can so easily become a part of the story of people's lives together. Gifts are imbued with all sorts of symbolic significance in every culture, and I'm always interested in the stories that people tell me about how they've used my cards -- who it was for, why they picked that particular card, why it touches them in some special way. Giving a handmade card is an act of intimacy since it is touched by very few hands-- the hands of the maker, the sender, the recipient. Being its creator allows me a role in a beautiful ritual.

It feels good to be the recipient of hand-written correspondence: no matter what the occasion -- there's a strong emotional connection during the moments of anticipation, and when it is held and read; the mystery of what's inside the envelope, wondering what prompted someone to stop everything else in their life and focus for a few minutes on writing this note. Your full attention for a few minutes is a very special kind of gift to another person, in a hand-written note that moment becomes frozen in time.

A handwritten note and its words can be touched by both sender and receiver and is always intimate; a handcrafted card is one that is created with these things in mind, and it is very likely the only one of its kind. Its maker sculpts the card from paper and other elements into a montage that is simultaneously an act of self-expression awaiting an act of overlaying it with new meaning in the giving from sender to receiver and used for one, specific moment in time.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

K is for Calligraphy

Notes from the Artist:
:: Sweet Tweets Note Card Set:: Meet MAGPIE AND WHIP-POOR-WILL! Two birds, two note cards; great for giving, sending or framing! Inspired by ephemera and obsessed with stickers, the birds were first hand cut from the 1948 volumes of THE AMERICAN EDUCATOR ENCYCLOPEDIA (published by The United Educators, Inc.; Chicago, 1948) and backed with industrial cellophane adhesive. Neurotic about details, I carefully cut out the name of the bird and adhered this to the bird image then re-cut & trimmed the bird itself. Using an 'older than me' Singer sewing machine, I zig-zag stitched a piece of black, fine-art paper to the front of the card. Next, the collaged bird is centered & permanently stuck to the card.(I ♥ STICKERS) Using a pointed nib pen and black, waterproof Sumi ink, I hand lettered the name of the bird and added my signature calligraphic flourishes. Each card is unique and an original and will probably never be made again! (Unless of course, I happen to come across the same encyclopedia set!) Cards are handmade with Italian paper milled by C.M. Fabriano Medioevalis. Two hand-lined A2 envelopes and coordinating envelope seals are included. Happy letter writing! Tweets and thank you for looking! xo, Katy

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Notes from the Artist:
Weddings are always sweet and memorable. I hope that this wedding card will bring sweetness and joy to the bride and groom.