All Posts by Gwen

All posts by Gwen Bucknell

A multi-talented designer - and Cardstore’s resident hand-lettering enthusiast - Gwen is constantly working on innovative concepts. She loves ice cream, fancy drinks, and the color cerulean. She is morally opposed to bad kerning.

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Make your party pop with DIY giant display numbers (or letters)

Make your Party Pop with DIY Giant Display Numbers (or letters) | Cardstore Blog

Even though I have a little over a month to go, my 30th birthday (eek!) is fast approaching! Taking a cue from Elizabeth’s tip to plan ahead for parties, I’ve already gotten a head start on some of my party decor. That’s right, with the help of my boyfriend, I’m […] Read More »

DIY photography tips for the holidays and beyond!

It’s that time of year again! The time when lots of us are thinking about getting a family photo for our holiday cards (if you haven’t already taken yours, that is). Last year, Jess shared her ultimate guide to a successful family photo shoot, including tips on how to pick a photographer, […] Read More »

Say it with sweets – a creative thank you gift idea

I recently put together a custom thank you gift for a local design agency that we worked with, and it turned out so well, I had to share it! I first started with an idea to frame my gift around: candy! The agency’s brand color is orange, so I based my […] Read More »

Clay projects {Friday finds}

Recently, I’ve taken up pottery again for the first time since high school. It’s so therapeutic to mold something with my hands—even if I mess up, I can just mush the clay up and start over again! I’ve clearly been more focused on clay projects, but it seems like I’m not […] Read More »

Mother’s Day colors {color mixer}

Mother’s Day is about a month away, so don’t forget to plan something for the wonderful moms in your life :) Whether she’s your mom, your kids’ mom, your grandma, or even just someone that was like a mom to you… Celebrate her with a pop of pink, a hint of […] Read More »

Hello, April 2015 {a free desktop wallpaper download}

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Most people make resolutions at the beginning of a new year, but I’m still in winter hibernation-mode, so I’ve always found that to be a hard time to really make any changes! Now that it’s actually starting to feel like spring in Ohio (although it’s officially been spring for a few […] Read More »

8 ways to say thank you

If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that we’ve done several posts this year focused on gratitude. (If you’re not… it’s okay, I’ll wait if you want to go take a look :) Expressing gratitude can mean something different to everyone. For me, lately, it’s meant making an […] Read More »

Bright and fun birthday colors

Make your next party pop with these bright and fun birthday colors.

I don’t know about you, but here in Ohio we’re definitely in the gray-white-and-slush time of year. It’s had me thinking a lot about the bright colors from my party last year, since the drab seems like it will never end. (I know, a bit dramatic, but winter is just sooo long!) […] Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day treats {Friday finds}

Growing up, I loved St. Patrick’s Day because when we woke up in the morning, it was guaranteed my mom had turned anything and everything she could in the fridge green. It was magical, fun… and slightly gross looking ;) Green milk, green orange juice (oh yes, it looked as […] Read More »