My eyes light up whenever I’m lucky enough to receive a card, what about you? Knowing how happy it makes me is all the motivation I need to send one in return. That’s one of the reasons why I’m always on the hunt for the best and most unusual stationery. I also like greeting cards for another reason – some are great for framing. Would you like to learn about two great card resources today? If you aren’t in the habit of sending cards, would you like a tip on how to become a card your friends will love?
The first is from designer Fiona Richards at Cartolina, a small design studio based in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia that produces environmentally friendly paper products. Fiona just told me about their new collection of animal cards shown below. Printed with vegetable based inks on bright white cardstock, their papers are made from FSC certified recycled paper. FSC is short for Forest Stewardship Council which represents products produced from well-managed forests, controlled sources and recycled wood. In addition to being an eco-friendly choice, I just think they’re cute! I particularly like their detailed illustrations, whimsy and colorful palette because they remind me of vintage children’s books.
Cartolina cards can be purchased online for $5 each at GreetQ, the second fantastic stationery retailer online that I’d like to introduce you to today. GreetQ carries other great brands in addition to Cartolina like PaPaYa!, Elum Designs, Jenny Sweeney, Dauphine Press, Egg Press, Hello!Lucky and more.
I’ll see you on Wednesday with a few tips on how to become a card sender so you never miss those important dates again! Stay tuned…
(images from cartolina)