I really enjoy browsing Net-A-Porter and checking out beautiful patterns, prints, and color combinations from the world of high fashion. As someone who has a huge love of cacti and succulents (if the name of my company isn't a dead giveaway), I am swooning over these Matthew Williamson cactus garden dresses. They are now at the top of my fashion wish list!
A number of the new cards I introduced at this year's National Stationery Show have a strong modern, simple, geometric influence, including the Patchwork Lines patterned note card. I created a pattern out of simple hand-drawn line motifs and used a color palette of bright red, marigold yellow, and purple. These three colors remind me of my grandmother - she always wore and appreciated bright, cheerful colors. The Patchwork Lines card is available as a single card or a boxed set of 10 cards here.
After launching my debut collection in 2011-2012, I had many requests to add more masculine thank you card options to my line. Guys need to write thank you notes, too, right?
When designing my Spring 2013 collection, this focus was one my mind. For the card below, I drew two small triangles and decided to use a navy blue and black combination. A pattern was created with the triangles and "Thank You" was inserted using a thin minimalist font.
One of my favorite new releases from the collection I debuted at the Stationery Show is the Tribal Lines Thank You note card.
I created an organic diamond pattern based off hand-drawn triangle and dot shapes I drew. While I love love love color, I decided to design this card using only black and white. It's both simple and complex, timeless and on-trend.
The Tribal Lines Thank You card is available as a single or as a boxed set of 10 cards. Shop it here.
I debuted a number of new patterned note cards at the Stationery Show this year and the "Squiggle Flowers" design was by far the most popular of the bunch.
The hand-drawn "squiggly flowers" were inspired by large Mexican tissue paper flowers. I loved using bright and bold color combinations for the different flowers. The colors really leap off of the paper.
This design was one of the images I blew up onto a large poster board to hang at the top of my booth at the National Stationery Show.
Shop the Squiggle Flowers card here.