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 »

Little treats with big personality: fun appetizers on a stick

If you’re like me, you’ve been inundated with all sorts of blogs and pins of absolutely PERFECT looking parties and wonder, “who on earth has time to do THAT?” Well, over the coming months, we’re going to show you a few simple tricks and tips to add extra zestiness to […] Read more »

7 cool things to do with kids art (that don’t involve the fridge)

6 cool things to do with kids art (that don't involve the fridge) | Cardstore Blog

When we were kids, my brothers and I created so much “artwork,” that I’m sure finding room on the fridge for all of it was a real challenge! But somehow, my mom always found a way to make it work (and to this day, I’m pretty sure she still has […] Read more »

The 10 most creative ways to document your baby’s first year

The 10 most creative ways to document baby's first year | Cardstore Blog

Back when Carter was first born, I bought a set of month-by-month onesie stickers from Etsy that I used to document his first year. At the time, I seriously thought I was the MOST creative mom on the block. But boy, oh boy, have some of these other moms outdone […] Read more »

Plan a party like a pro: 6 super helpful party-planning tips

Plan a party like a pro: 6 super helpful party-planning tips | Cardstore Blog

I love a good party. I mean, who doesn’t? But over the years, I’ve learned a few ways to increase your chances of success, and minimize your level of stress, without jeopardizing the wow-factor you’re aiming for. Become a pro on how to plan a party (well, partly, anyway) and […] Read more »

9 creative photo display ideas that will make your walls infinitely happier

9 creative photo display ideas that will make your walls infinitely happier | Cardstore Blog

I’m just going to admit it… I am guilty. Guilty of not displaying any of my photos. I have hundreds (probably even thousands) of photos floating around on my computer’s hard drive, but they make no appearance in my apartment. Sure, I have artwork on some of my walls, but […] Read more »

7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special

7 birthday surprise ideas to make their day super-extra special | Cardstore Blog

It’s no secret that we absolutely LOVE birthdays—they’re like little, personal holidays for celebrating all our favorite people! But sometimes—maybe it’s someone’s birthday that you’re really close to, or even someone that’s just been great to you in the past year—those celebrations call for something EXTRA special. Here are some […] Read more »

Celebrating Black History Month (with a free printable quote!)

Happy Black History Month, everyone! I love history. Like REALLY love it. It’s entirely too easy for me to stay up past my bedtime, caught in a documentary or book. I’m currently knee-deep in The Warmth of Other Suns, about the Great Migration, and I think it’s always great to learn more about […] 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 »

“Will you be my bridesmaid?” – creative ways to pop question #2!

"Will you be my bridesmaid?" - creative ways to pop question #2! | Cardstore Blog

First of all, if you’re recently engaged, CONGRATULATIONS! This is a really exciting time in your life. I’ve been married for a year and a half now, and it’s been totally amazing. It was pretty late in the evening the night my husband proposed to me, but I still called […] Read more »