As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Take 2 Tuesdays this month will focus on cards from our Think Pink Cards Collection which donates 40% of its proceeds to The Breast Cancer Foundation. One of my favorites from the collection that’s perfect year-round is this Blonde Pony Pink Stationery from Tori Higa. Matched with a picture of a vintage-looking mailbox, these images make the perfectly pink pair.
Blonde Pony Pink card from Cardstore.com
Happy Mailbox! from flickr photographer MyTwoSeasons
When I saw this pretty display as part of Max & Margaux’s wedding a while back I immediately thought of this quaint Thank You Card from Tori Higa. I love the idea of a cute display like this in a kitchen–so bright and fun!
I know it’s August and it’s not raining much, at least in California, but I just fell in love with this sweet Love Hideaway Love Card designed by Tori Higa. The image of a couple hiding from the rain under an umbrella is so sweet, and when paired with this real-life picture from Style Me Pretty, it just doesn’t get much better or cuter!
Though I enjoy watching the occasional football game, I’m not really a contact sports person. However, I’m always up for a carefree Sunday afternoon of badminton or croquet. Mix up a batch of Arnold Palmers, don your summer white, and invite a couple families over for a proper lawn party.
Nothing says preppy like an invitation on personalized stationery!
Top Left Stationery: Cardstore Mens Stationery by Tori Higa
Bottom Right Stationery: Cardstore Wedding Congratulations by Natalie Eden
Croquet Manual: Image courtesy of Maui Croquet Club
Vintage Badminton Raquets: Elizabethwrenvintage at Etsy
Croquet balls: VandM Antique Design
Cardstore.com is pleased to feature Artist Guest Blogger Tori Higa. To see Tori’s Cardstore Collection of Holiday Cards, click here. To learn more about Tori Higa and to find out how to enter her Blog Hop Giveaway to win a set of her new Holiday Thank You Cards, click here.
Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday of mine because of the emphasis on gratitude, counting your blessings, and spending time around a dinner table with family and friends. The cozy feeling of Autumn and the smell of comforting food always makes for a great holiday as well. We have recently moved out of state – far away from family and life long friends – so this will be our first Thanksgiving in a long time that we won’t be spending it in the traditional way. And because our family is so spread out now, I thought it would be the perfect time for my two year old son to start his greeting card design career in order to keep in touch with all of his loved ones throughout the country. Because he is only two, the thought of making multiple “original” cards for everyone seemed a bit daunting. (He is a boy after all – in his “twos” – and would rather play with cars or run in the dirt than make crafts for too long with his mommy.) It was the perfect solution to paint his little hand (he thought it was hilarious), stamp it on white paper, scan it, add a few photoshop touches, and import it to a blank photo card on Cardstore.com. We were able to make ten “handmade” Thanksgiving cards in one afternoon. Even if we can’t spend Thanksgiving this year with our usual family members, they will know that we are thankful for them.
This is such an easy project to do with your child – I highly recommend it. It’s fun, not very messy or time consuming, and the grandparents will love it!
Artist Tori Higa wrote the neatest entry on one of our favorite blogs, Designing Moms, today. She gave readers a glimpse into her creative process by opening up her sketchbooks. It’s fascinating to see her lovely designs on their way to becoming stylish greeting cards. I was thrilled to see the sketches of one of her designs featured in her Cardstore.com collection (and personally one of my favorites) highlighted in the article!
Tori Higa sketches via Designing Moms
Tori Higa Thank You Card on Cardstore.com
We were tickled to see that one of our lovely artists’ bridesmaid cards was recently featured on the Brides.com Wedded Bits blog. Wedded Bits offers bridal advice and planning tips for the bride-to-be and we love their idea of using Tori Higa’s line of cards to send personalized notes to one’s bridesmaids. What a beautiful way for a bride to honor those special gals in her life. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Bridal Party Cards from Tori Higa at Cardstore.com
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 chattahbox.com
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 Cardstore.com wishes them the best of luck!
Photograph via Access Hollywood
Okay, so it’s not “technically” my first place, because I’m still renting –but after four years of college-style living, it was a much needed upgrade. Together with four girlfriends, all recent graduates, we now have a quirky green house at the top of the hill in Berkeley to call our home. Furnished with hand-me-down furniture and home-made art, we were eager to show off our new address (walking distance to Cheeseboard, the best pizza in the SF Bay), so we ordered these stylish moving announcements from Tori Higa to send to our friends and family. Now to plan our housewarming party!