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.

 

buttons, etsy shop, Uncategorized

Coffee Love Pinback Buttons

I ‘ve combined my two    loves:  Coffee and Design in to another passion of mine: Pin-Back Buttons! Celebrate your love of coffee with these fun colorful buttons.

 

The colors are inspired by favorite coffee roasting styles AND fancy coffee drink flavors. A great addition to the  book-bag that your bring with you to the coffee shop. Show off how much you   know about  coffee.

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Available in assorted sets in my Etsy Shop. Pick your favorite flavors!

etsy shop, Sewing, Uncategorized

Mario Hair Bows and Bow Ties

Can you tell I’ve been on  a sewing kick lately?

 

I just listed  these adorable Mario hair bows and bow ties in the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop! They are handmade by yours truly!

Clip-in hair bows are the perfect way to dress up a ponytail; a great way to get your toddler ‘s hair out of her eyes. Clip-on Bow Ties are the perfect addition to Junior’s little suit, or a  fun addition to your favorite dress shirt.

Easy to wear; Ready to ship! Order yours now! They are a great addition to a bachelorette party or a lovely gift for your groomsmen.  Also available in a set of “His and Hers” Bow Tie and Hair Tie (but you can keep them both for yourself, if you like).

Artwork, etsy shop, Fiber Arts, hair bows, handmade artwork, Star Wars, Travel

Retro Star Wars Pencil Cases, Toiletry Bags

I’m proud to announce my new favorite  little bag! Now available in my Etsy Shop are some super cool RETRO STAR WARS Pencil Cases and Toiletry Bags! There are now TWO sizes available: One Boxy Bag ( think DOP Kit) and a smaller pouch (for pencils or makeup).

 

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The bags are of durable construction and fully lined. The bags are sturdy and quilted with an interfacing to maintain their shape. The boxy bags will hold up in your carry-on or your suit case  on travel trips. Tuck one in your book-bag to keep your computer chargers, stylus, and mouse all in one place!

 

Awesome Retro Star Wars Comics fabric makes these a great gift for girls, boys, or adults!  Also shown are the matching hair bows/ bow ties. Get a complete set for a Christmas or Birthday gift! Available online  and at my upcoming craft fairs this summer!

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.

graduation card

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.

graduation card

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.*

etsy shop, Graphic Design, handmade artwork, pink toe press

Happiest of Mother’s Days

Allow me to introduce a new card from Pink Toe Press that is available for all the Moms out there!

Each card is handmade and cut from craft or white card stock, each card is then carefully glued with beautiful floral papers.

Mother's Day Card

Each card measures approximately 5 x 7 inches and is blank inside for your personal message. You could even place these in a small picture frame for a 5 x 7 photograph to gift to Mom!

More colors available soon. :-)

Until then, Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

Mother's Day Card

etsy shop, handmade, pinktoepress

May the Fourth be With You

Happy Star Wars Day, all! What better way to celebrate the day than some cute hair bows for you and yours. Each bow is hand made from fabric featuring your favorite characters.

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Each bow is sewn and carefully folded. An alligator clip in the back makes it easy to clip into your hair. They’d be lovely for children too, and can be customized with different backing types and even pin-back buttons on the front.

hairbow_starwars5Detail showing the bows with embellishment.

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Close-up of one of the bows.

May the Fourth be With You!

etsy shop, handmade, home and office, homegoods, pink toe press

Updated product photos: Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

In a previous post, I talked about updating product photographs for my Etsy Shop Pink Toe Press. This has been a process. I’ve been attempting to recreate a cohesive look for my brand both online and offline. While I offer a number of items made from a variety of mediums, I want everything to look like it belongs together.

My most recent update is my Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube. The Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube is a color matching cube that works much like other puzzle cubes where you can twist and turn the columns and rows of blocks to create new patterns. The fun twist of this cube is that each square is a unique color with a unique name created by yours truly. It is inspired by two of my favorite things: the Pantone paint chip system and the Rubik’s Cube.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

My last photographs were lovely, but this simple and clean look blends well with my other new photography. I really like the look of the Puzzle Cube in motion, and I think that these new photographs convey the usability of the item.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

This Puzzle Cube would make a great gift for an artist or designer in your life. They are great for people who love color at their desk…and even better for people who need a little help with color matching! While they do not have ALL the colors, they do make a lovely set of swatches when you twist and turn the cube.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

Each cube is hand-adorned with the color swatch stickers by yours truly. Puzzle cubes are prefabricated. While they are durable and my personal puzzle cube has lasted for about a year now, they are not intended to be toy for young children. These and other fun home and office items are available at Pink Toe Press, my Etsy Shop!

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.