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Kardashian Wedding

I can’t seem to turn the corner without hearing someone talking about Kim Kardashian’s wedding this Saturday! Will she wear something other than a white dress? What theatrics are bound to play out? It’s like the royal wedding all over again!

Working for Cardstore, I’m particularly interested in the Kardashian wedding invitation (show below). You can tell so much about a wedding just from the invitation. It’s got a classic vibe with the black and white–mirroring the mandatory black and white dress code for guests–but it’s definitely ornate as well; there’s nothing simple when it comes to the Kardashians! Those side panels have a lot of detail going on, especially. I expect to be the actual wedding to be similarly formal and extravagant–but I guess you didn’t need to examine the Kardashian wedding invitation to guess that!

Invitation pictured here

Maybe you don’t have a Kardashian-sized wedding budget, I know I didn’t! But check out some of our favorite Kardashian-esque wedding invitations available on Cardstore:

Rue Saint Jean Black Wedding Invitation                          Daphne Scroll Black Wedding Invitation                               Sarah Black Wedding Invitation


Beautiful in Bronze

The star of Zelda Wisdom’s hysterical everyday cards, the English bulldog Zelda, has yet another impressive accomplishment to add to her resumé. The Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon revealed a bronze sculpture of Zelda on May 21 to celebrate the hotel’s pet-friendly tradition. The sculpture stands at the entrance to the hotel and features Zelda wearing the Heathman Hotel’s famous beefeater costume, along with a dog bowl that will always be full of water for visiting dogs to use. Zelda isn’t new to this kind of publicity, having previously been seen on Oprah, Good Morning America, CNN Live Today, and serving as the “spokesdog” of Delta Society Pet Partners®, an international program dedicated to the human-animal healing bond. Zelda is certainly a busy pooch! Below is a picture from the unveiling of the sculpture (what a perfect likeness!), along with some of our favorite Zelda Wisdom cards found at Enjoy! at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Award

Last weekend, stationary was featured in Jewels and Pinstripes’ VIP Celebrity Gift Bags at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Event honoring Matt Damon. Held each year at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, the extravagant event was attended by such A-list celebrities as Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Jimmy Kimmel, Don Cheadle, Sarah Silvernman, Greg Kinnear, Robin Williams, and many more. The bags, worth more than $5,900 each, were filled with an amazing assortment of gifts including two sets of our personalized cards! OK! Magazine is extending the chance for one lucky winner to receive one of the American Cinematheque Award Gift Bags for themselves! Make sure to enter before April 16th, 2010 and good luck!

Celebrities love stationery!

Actresses Amy Ryan and Poppy Montgomery, singer Drew Lacey, and celebrity wife Natalie Hanson recently sent out thank you notes from our kids’ stationery collection. They all received gift sets provided by Jewels and Pinstripes, which featured our stationery. Ryan used one of our most popular sets, the Pink and Gray Elephant stationery, to thank Jewels and Pinstripes for their gift to her new baby girl. Others used our Light Blue Sand Dollar Thank You Card by Tori Higa, the Superhero Boy Thanks by Persnickety Pear, and the Flying Biplane Thanks by Amy Adele. We’re always so delighted to hear when our celebrity fans send out greeting cards!

Celebrity Thanks

Celebrity Gift Bag Giveaway!

Last week, stationery was selected for the VIP Celebrity Bags at the Grammy’s MusiCares Charity event. Musicians such as Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, and Elton John performed in honor of the MusiCares person of the year, Neil Young. Each VIP Celebrity Bag, provided by Jewels and Pinstripes, features the trendiest items in the parenting world, including our own personalized cards! One lucky winner has the opportunity to win one of Jewel’s and Pinstripes Celebrity Girl 2-5 Birthday Bag full of goodies for their little one. Don’t forget to enter and good luck!

A Special Card to Honor a Special Life

kate-spain-2 is pleased to feature Artist Guest Blogger Kate Spain.  To see Kate’s collection of Holiday Cards and Greeting Cards, click here.

One day this August, I received an e-mail from a woman named Deloris in Mississippi through Cardstore’s site, which links to featured artists’ websites.

In her note to me, Deloris explained that her community of Greenville, Mississippi, had lost a great friend and leader this year, Malcolm Carl Walls, Sr. She and her friends were planning a memorial service in Malcom’s honor coinciding with the annual Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival that Malcolm had helped start and build into a world-famous annual event.

They needed a special card to send out for the event and asked me if I would design it.

It’s not every day that I get to connect with a consumer on such a personal level. I’m so glad that Deloris and I did. But it wouldn’t have happened without Cardstore. Everyone there, from CEO Marty Reed to Katy in Design to Tiffany in Marketing, really made it work.

Cardstore CEO and Chairman Marty Reed shared his thoughts on Deloris’ special request:

“We were inspired by Deloris and her friends’ efforts and by Malcolm’s work in raising the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival. Like Kate Spain, we wanted to pitch in. So Kate created a great custom design, and we produced it on the finest quality cards and had them delivered to Deloris’ door.”

Deloris shared with me and Cardstore that Malcolm Carl Walls, Sr., was an inspiring leader in MACE (Mississippi Action for Community Education, Inc.) over the past 3 decades involved in empowering poor and disadvantaged citizens within its service area by developing their individual and collective capacities to effect social and economic change and improvements within their lives and communities.

One of the more renowned projects that Malcolm took from vision to fruition was the regional blues festival, which has now become the world-famous Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival. Starting out as the producer and director of the event, Malcolm grew it into what it is today by building on the strengths of everyone in the region and bridging the region with the greater blues community. Thirty years since its first trial run under the guidance of Malcolm, the festival is recognized as one of the top arts and tourism events in the southeastern United States, attracting more than 10,000 attendees and participants annually.

Cardstore and I were very happy to help Deloris and her community get the right card to celebrate and honor this inspiring man.

The Finished Product!

The Finished Product!

Celebrity Appreciation

Samantha Harris sent the nicest note for the goodies her daughter Josselyn received for her 1st birthday.  The note was on one of our  thank you cards from february 13 creative personalized with Josselyn Sydney’s name.  The design is one of our favorites, and is almost as adorable as cute little Josselyn!

Thank You from Samantha Harris

Thank You from Samantha Harris (photo via Celebrity Baby Blog)

Thank You Cards That Make Us Smile

We received one of the nicest thank you cards from Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson.  The two are ‘in the family way’ and enjoyed using our gender-neutral but still adorable pink and blue Tori Higa stationery.  We’re huge fans of classic 80’s movies, so the office agreed receiving the note was ‘some kind of wonderful’!

Photo via

Photo via

Celebrities Say Thanks

I’m a huge Arrested Development fan, so I was pleased to receive a note on one of our thank you cards from Jeffrey Tambor and his wife Kasia on their personalized Tori Higa stationery.  The Tambors are looking forward to welcoming twin boys next month and everyone at wishes them the best of luck!

Photograph via Access Hollywood

Photograph via Access Hollywood

Thank You Cards from the Stars

Thank you cards always get us jazzed up in the office, especially when they’re from celebrities who star in our favorite shows.  So we were pretty excited when David Eigenberg (Steve from Sex and the City) and his real life Miranda, wife Chrysti, wrote a thank you on one of his new baby’s personalized Tish and Tica cards.  Congrats to the new (and well-mannered) parents!

Photo by: Ron Galella, WireImage

Photo by: Ron Galella, WireImage