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Take 2 Tuesday: Cardinal Red

It’s almost December, and the weather is definitely feeling winter-y here! Pairing this Red Cardinal Holiday Card designed by february 13 creative with a pretty picture of a cardinal posing in the snow seems like the perfect way to welcome the winter months.


Red Cardinal Holiday Card from

Cardinal photo from Flickr photographer JMalcolm

Our Favorite Blog Posts: November 23-29


1. Stacy + Paul’s Anthropologie Inspired Wedding – I fell in love with this wedding from Green Wedding Shoes after glancing at the first photo. Scrabble tiles?? So cute! with each handmade or found decoration, this event got prettier and prettier. I love that dessert table too! Sweet in every way. -Vanessa


2. Colour Inspiration: Scarlet, Crimson, and Vermilion – I’ve been craving a little glamor in my life lately, and with the holidays coming up this post from {this is glamorous} featuring gorgeous red items is all I need. How gorgeous are those photos and her inspiration board?

3. Gorgeous Window Decals found via Design*Sponge. Perfect to start getting into the holiday spirit!

Biggest Sale of the Season!

If you love finding the biggest sales of the year, then be sure to check out the one we have at Cardstore right now that ends tomorrow, Tuesday 11/30 at 11:59 p.m. PST. With free shipping and 20% off every order, this is a sale any savvy shopper can’t miss! If you’ve been thinking about holiday cards, be sure to check out our terrific designs and take advantage of this great sale to save big on your cards this year. Happy shopping!


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Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, filled with family, football & delicious food!

Cardstyle Find #72: Casserole Carrier


I know, what could be less glamorous than a casserole carrier? That’s what I thought until I found this Casserole Carrier from Vonny Los Angeles, found via Hostess With the Mostess. With the cool colors and patterns, these casserole carriers are so cool! It’s a little late for Thanksgiving, but I know this will come in handy for upcoming holiday parties!

Take 2 Tuesday: Squirrels Say Thanks

We’re getting closer to Thanksgiving day, (2 days! so close!) and I’m trying to come up with ways to show how thankful I am for who and what I have around me. I’m absolutely loving this Acorn Squirrel Thanks card designed by Driscoll Design because of it’s sweet and heartfelt design; what’s more endearing than adorable squirrels saying thanks? Here’s to hoping you have a happy, healthy, and thankful Thanksgiving holiday!


Acorn Squirrel Thanks Thanksgiving Card from

Acorn Munching Squirrel from Flickr photographer

Rainy Day Inspiration


Although a rainy day can seem disheartening, find something fun to do indoors and take advantage of the excuse to relax.  Curl up with a good book and make some peppermint cocoa, watch a movie with some buttery popcorn, or try a craft with the kids, such as rain sticks.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: November 15 – 22


1. Dreamy DIY Wedding – This wedding from Style Me Pretty has such an ethereal quality to it. I love the flower arrangements! -Allison


2. Thanksgiving Decor Ideas –  This post from design*sponge has all sorts of great rustic details that would enhance any Thanksgiving decor. -Allison


1. It’s November 3rd – All about getting in touch with the season and leaving behind the warmer months, this post is elegant and contains beautiful fall pictures. Instead of shuddering from the cold, it has me wanting to embrace the season. -Vanessa


2. Paying it Forward – I often think the real meaning of Thanksgiving is overlooked and passed over by an emphasis on the food for the day (which don’t get me wrong is awesome!), but I’d love to connect with the thanksfulness of the day. This post has 15 fantastic ideas for making someone’s day that I’m going to try to do through the holiday season and beyond. What do you think you’ll do? -Vanessa

Merry Monday Giveaways!


We have an exciting announcement that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit!  From now until Christmas, is giving away a special prize on our Facebook page every Monday. All you have to do is become a fan of Cardstore on Facebook (if you aren’t already), and answer the question of the week.

This week’s prize is a $50 dollar gift certificate from!

To enter to win, simply answer this question on our Facebook page: What are your favorite holiday designs?

The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, November 29th on our Facebook page.  Start looking forward to new questions and new prizes every Monday! We hope you’re as excited for Merry Monday Giveaways as we are!

Why Don’t You… November 20 & 21

materials_s… make your own gift wrap? Inspired by this post from DIY genius design*sponge, I’m now obsessed with the idea of making my own gift wrap for the holidays. With some cute stamps, paints, and some basic paper, I think this is something that could turn out really well; even for me! Might as well do it now so the paper is ready when you need to do your gift wrapping!

mld106363closet1-copy… start making room for guests? If your planning on having guests over this Thanksgiving, I’m sure it’s going to be the start of a long holiday season with family and friends going in and out of your home. This post, Making Room for Guests from Home Design With Kevin Sharkey has some awesome tips about how to start preparing for them now. This weekend is the perfect time to get it all done before the Thanksgiving and subsequent holiday rush!

. . . Start planning a dessert buffet? I was very inspired by this post over at Project Wedding Blog which gave me all sorts of ideas to spice up my Thanksgiving desserts, both visually and taste-wise. Go take a look to get inspired, and start planning a dessert buffet of your own!

. . . Plan your perfect thanksgiving table? We all know that the food takes front and center at Thanksgiving, but don’t forget how much time will be spent at the dinner table!  I’m in charge of making a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting this year, and I’m getting myself psyched up with some of these ideas from Martha Stewart!