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.

design, etsy shop, Greeting Cards

Photographing Artwork for Improved Branding

Birthday CatsWhat a great set of Birthday Cards! Sprinkles not included.

I am taking steps to make my dream of selling my cards online AND locally a reality. It’s been a lot of hard work bringing Pink Toe Press to where it is today, but I am very proud of my work. Thank you to those of you who have been with me on my journey so far. Your support really means a lot to me.

While I am creating new and amazing artwork, (more on that in upcoming posts!) I am also in the process of taking old designs and making them look lovely and more like “part of a series”. I’d have to say that is one thing that I’ve been putting off for too long now. This week I’ve been rephotographing some of my favorite “older” designs to improve the look of my online shop and bring a cohesive look to my Pink Toe Press Brand.

Unicorn PostcardsNew listing photographs for Pink Toe Press.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe old photograph.

What do you think of these new photographs? Many, many more to come. Many listings in my Etsy shop have been updated with these new photographs. There are also new Shop Sections and better descriptions for all items listed. Huzzah!