My most favorite Mother’s Day card of all time, and where it came from

My most favorite Mother’s Day card of all time, and where it came from

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it might be a good time to a share the story behind one of my favorite Mother’s Day cards. Last year, when we sat down to brainstorm some new Mother’s Day ideas, I couldn’t help but think about the Mother’s Day gift my […] Read More »

6 creative pregnancy announcement ideas (and some exciting news to share!)

6 creative pregnancy announcement ideas (and some exciting news to share!) | Cardstore Blog

Today, I’m happy to announce that my husband and I are expecting our first baby! Our little bundle of joy is due in early July, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This is definitely going to be the best, most challenging adventure for us yet, and it’s one we’re happy […] Read More »

Funny Valentine’s Day cards – a peek into the making of this year’s card line

Funny Valentine's Day cards - a peek into the making of this year's card line | Cardstore Blog

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays to design for, and this year was no different. We had a LOT of fun creating these funny Valentine’s Day cards, and got super creative with our ideas. Needless to say, we all really love the way the cards turned out, and […] Read More »

Happy Halloween from the Cardstore Team!

Happy Halloween from the Cardstore Team! | Cardstore Blog

Just a few behind-the-scenes pics of how we’re celebrating Halloween around here! The four of us got dressed up for a costume party last weekend, and made sure to take some pictures to share. Despicable Me is one of my favorite movies, so I dressed up as a minion. I […] Read More »

The inspiration behind our Hanukkah cards – getting creative with blue & white

The inspiration behind our Hanukkah cards - getting creative with blue & white | Cardstore Blog

Let’s talk a little about color! One of the first steps we take when we’re designing a new card line is choosing a color palette. You might think this would be pretty straightforward with a holiday like Hanukkah, but the limited color options make it challenging to create interesting variety […] Read More »

Love Quote FREE Desktop Wallpaper!

FREE 'Love Makes Life a Beautiful Ride' desktop and mobile wallpaper | Cardstore Blog

We’re currently putting the final touches on our Valentine’s Day 2014 card line, but just like my peek into the brush script workshop, I couldn’t wait to share! I created this free desktop wallpaper from a card that was beautifully lettered and illustrated by Melanie Hudson Gali, (yep, that’s Mike’s wife […] Read More »

Halloween cards – An inside look at the making of this year’s card line {show & tell}

The inspiration behind our 2013 Halloween cards {show & tell} | Cardstore Blog

I’ve always LOVED Halloween (aside from the super-scary TV shows). The pumpkin carving, the Halloween parties and the cute décor are all right up my alley. So, when I was asked to head up the Halloween card line this year, I jumped at the opportunity! Now that it’s all wrapped […] Read More »

A peek into our love-inspired lettering workshop (& a free desktop wallpaper!)

All you need is love - A free wallpaper for your desktop or phone from the Cardstore Blog

Here at the Cardstore Creative Studio, we’re already hard at work on our Valentine’s Day card collection for 2014. To kick things off, we held a Valentine-themed brush script lettering workshop. Mike, our editor, gave us a pretty long list of love-related phrases to work with, and we also had […] Read More »