Artwork, cards, Greeting Cards, Illustration

Happy Holidays, Deer!

Happy Holidays!

 

Here is a cute new postcard design just in time for the holidays…A Kawaii little dear deer!deer_postcard

Artwork, etsy shop, Greeting Cards

Greeting Card 5 Packs Now Available!

Just listed in my Etsy Shop! Gift Sets of my most popular Greeting Card designs!

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A great way to celebrate a birthday!

What a fun way to stock up on unique, handmade greeting cards! Each card set comes in a clear acrylic box. Cards come with coordinating envelopes.

 

Mix or Match.

Artwork, cards, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Typography

Sending Love

Happy Friday! And a warm welcome to my newest postcard design! This is part of a new set of postcards I recently made available in my Etsy Shop! Cards are glossy on the front and matte on the back for easy writing. Just add postage and drop in the mail…they also make fun artwork for your home or office…and fit perfectly in a 4x6inch frame.

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Artwork, design, Drawings, Freelance Work, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Uncategorized

Save the Dates

I was asked to design Save the Dates for digital distribution (the bride-to-be wanted to email them to friends and loved ones so that she can spend more money on the wedding invitations). After a few sketches, she approved this design and layout:

 

I created this design that features Peonies, a favorite flower of the couple.

The design was created using original floral illustrations and existing fonts.

Artwork, design, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Typography

Share the Love (in Technicolor)

Let someone know you love them with a cute, colorful illustration. I always like looking for (and making) unique takes on the traditional Valentines card.

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This drawing was done with pen, ink, Sharpies, and Copic Markers. If you haven’t tried out Copic Markers, you really ought to give them a try. They’re a little pricy from the get-go, but you can refill them…so they’re more cost effective in the long run (and more eco friendly!)

This is available as a card and as a print in my Etsy shop.

Drawings, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards

Getting in the Halloween Spirit

I’ve been trying to design new holiday greeting cards. This one is a fun tongue-in-cheek card that I would even consider sending to some of my girlfriends not around halloween.

Available now in my Etsy Shop!

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Each card is hand-embellished with rhinestone stickers.

 

Artwork, cards, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Uncategorized

Letterpress Greeting Card

“You are Probably the Coolest Person I know”

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Fresh off the presses! Please enjoy   these fun Any Time Cards! Each card was made on an antique Letterpress Machine at the Buffalo  Book Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, NY! I personally set all of the type in one of their Letterpress Classes.

What an amazing time! These cards are a very limited edition available only in my Etsy Shop.

Fonts used are Cooper Black in several sizes. A unique very 1970’s looking glyph and  manicules  were used as well.  Black ink on white cardstock or  craft-colored stock.

 

etsy shop, Greeting Cards, Typography

Congratulations Graduates

Most High Schools are finishing up for the year, and you know what that means…lots of kids are graduating from high school and moving on to the next chapter in their lives. And you’re probably at the crossroads between “the places you’ll go” and “the road not taken” options in the greeting card store. Allow me to offer you a fun option for graduating seniors, and a unique card idea for you.

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If you are looking for a card that is fun, versatile, and customizable, look no further than the Pink Toe Press Graduation Cards! These cards are made from cut paper and are ever-customizable. Pick your favorite colors OR the graduate’s school colors* and I will make a custom card just for you.  Each card is handmade and comes with a cute little tassel. If you need a different colored tassel for a college student, just let me know in the messages!
A great gift for graduates of all ages and walks of life. Obviously, these cards would be great for a college student too. Blank interior for your personal message.

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A fun way to show school spirit. This card is the school colors of my high school AND my college. GO BLUE!

*Most school colors are available.*

cards, etsy shop, Greeting Cards

New Card Design: Buffalo

I’m proud to announce my new favorite greeting card design. This design was hand drawn and hand lettered by yours truly. It’s printed in black ink on white or craft cards and is available in my Etsy Shop!

 Made in Buffalo CardIsn’t he cute?

Truly handmade in Buffalo, each card is hand folded and scored.

Made in Buffalo CardCraft paper card has a nice earthy look.

Send a “Hello” from Buffalo!

Spread some BuffaLOVE!

Made in Buffalo CardHand-drawn and hand-lettered. Detail.

Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, pink toe press

New Cards and Birthday Wishes

Today is my dear Brother’s birthday. I cannot believe how old he is (and how old *I* am!). He’s turning 22 and, while I would love to do a card based off of a famous lady-singer’s song about this age, I will refrain.

In the spirit of BIRTHDAYS, here are TWO NEW CARD DESIGNS that I’ve designed and released just this week. They are currently available only in my Etsy Shop, but I hope to bring them to brick-and-mortar stores soon.

ASL Sign Language BirthdaySprinkles not included :-)

The first card was inspired by my good friend’s daughters.The youngest daughter was born with some hearing loss and the whole family is learning sign language as a way to help her communicate. Both girls are practically fluent in American Sign Language, and are both under the age of 6.  They are a wonderful family and are inspiring in so many ways.

You could gift this “Sign Language Happy Birthday” card to someone who has hearing loss or is learning ASL. It is also a good card to have on-hand for friend, family, or even teacher birthdays.

Typewriter BirthdayIconic design (with glitter accents)

The second set of cards was inspired by vintage typewriters. I was looking to design a card that is both simple and elegant  that could be a good card to give someone who you are in a professional relationship with, a friend, or someone who has no need for flashy cards.

Both card designs would be great for any-time gift giving and are blank inside for your personal message.