December 17, 2012
December 03, 2012
I don't know about you, but my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds have been exploding with photos of friends decorating their homes for Christmas. Central to these photos: Christmas lights! Beautifully lit trees and houses were the inspiration for this week's card - Merry Christmas Lights - which has quickly become one of our best-selling holiday cards.
My goal for this card was to create a fun, festive, and colorful design that captures the holiday spirit.
You can pick up boxed sets of Merry Christmas Lights here. With Christmas only 3 weeks away it's time to get busy sending out holiday cards!
November 19, 2012
The week of Thanksgiving is upon us! Time to prepare for feasting and family! This week's card is a Thanksgiving card I designed featuring hand lettering and an illustration of autumnal vines.
I used a color palette of warm fall colors including mustard yellow, deep blue, firey orange, turquoise, and bold pink.
November 12, 2012
After a brief hiatus (things have been busy around here!), the card of the week series is back! The Budding Pinks patterned note card was one of the first cards from my earliest collection. It started as a single motif based on an Indian flower design I came across.
I love the lines and sense of motion that the pattern creates. It's the perfect card for a thank you note or any occasion.
October 22, 2012
This week's card of the week is Thanks Vines, featuring hand-drawn vines. The card comes in two different colorways - a grass green and a medium blue.
One of my favorite things about designing cards is when I'm able to weave the illustration into the lettering so it's almost seamless. Here's a few shots when I first drew the design.
The drawing was done at a much larger scale (about 8" x 12") than the actual card itself (4.25" x 5.5"). Thanks Vines is available as a single card or as a boxed set of 10 cards. You can pick it up in the shop here!
October 15, 2012
This week's card of the week is one of the cards from our very first collection - Happy Birthday Blue Blooms.
This birthday card features a hand drawn floral motif in a repeat pattern. The original motif drawing is below:
I chose various shades of blue for the flowers and a playful font perfect for sending birthday wishes. You can pick it up in the shop here.
October 01, 2012
This week's card of the week is a design that has been flying off of the shelves lately - "Welcome Little One" with baby ducks. We nearly sold out of this one at the Dallas Flea a few weeks ago.
This perfect card for a new little baby is gender neutral and features hand drawn little ducks set against a very pale yellow background.
You can pick it up in the shop here! Remember - free shipping on all orders through October 15 (no code necessary)!
September 24, 2012
This week's card, Thank You Zinnias, features a detailed hand drawn design of tiny buds reminiscent of zinnias with "Thank You" in turquoise green. All of the tiny "petals" were meticulously hand-drawn by yours truly. The inspiration for this design came from memories of the zinnias that my grandmother planted outside her house annually. The huge blooms would line the fence along the edge of her property and people passing by would always stop to admire the gorgeous flowers. It took a lot of patience to work on this piece, but I was so happy with the outcome.
A client recently asked to use this design for personalized note cards. Did you know any pattern you see on this site can be customized? I love how they turned out!
September 17, 2012
Happy Cactus is celebrating its one year anniversary this month and I thought the perfect card of the week this week would be one of the first designs I ever did - the Garden Blues floral patterned note card. Before I ever thought of actually launching a paper goods company, I spent a lot of time doodling and drawing, making cards for friends and family members. A lot of my doodling gravitated to florals. I was thrilled with how this particular design turned out - from the whimsical flowers to the array of blues. It will always be one of my favorites.
September 10, 2012
This week's card of the week is one of Happy Cactus' bestsellers and a personal favorite of mine - "Welcome Baby Elephants" in blue and pink.
A simple little elephant drawing turned into such a cheerful and fun baby card. Elephants with their trunks pointing up are good luck, too! You can check out both version in the store here.
I've used this same pattern for personalized flat note cards which make for a perfect baby gift. Recently, I've been working on some other animal designs that I hope to share with you soon!
September 04, 2012
August 27, 2012
This week's card of the week is our "Thanks a Bunch!" thank you note card. We released this design at the National Stationery Show in May and it instantly became one of our bestsellers.
It's probably one of my favorite designs, too, with its cheerful bouquet of flowers. While many of the thank you notes in the collection are very floral-driven, this card is perhaps the simplest.
You can purchase "Thanks a Bunch!" in our shop as a single card or boxed set of 10 cards!