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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

poppy's holiday cards showcase

welcome to poppy's holiday cards showcase. i've put together a compilation of cards i've found online or through submissions this 2006 season! happy card picking!

amy smyth made it

received an email from amy of amy smyth made it with these whimsically illustrated holiday cards she designed.

8 holiday cards & envelopes
3.5 x 4.875 (folded)
blank inside
colors details: avocado & chocolate
more product details

price: $15

Friday, November 17, 2006


from elum come these letterpress cards printed with red pinstripes and an elaborate decoration around the greeting "wishing you a merry christmas." the interior is blank for your personal greeting. 6 folded cards and lime envelopes.


snow flurries card is another fave, a classic card letterpress printed in snowy stripes with the greeting "peace" at the bottom. the interior is blank for your personal greeting. 6 folded cards and cocoa envelopes.


argyle cards again from elum, erpress printed with the greeting "Happy Holidays" and a fun holiday argyle pattern. The interior is blank for your personal greeting. Square cards require extra postage. 10 folded cards and red envelopes.

(via broadway paper).

luxe paperie cards + turquoise

turquoise ornaments holiday greetings from luxe paperie.

letterpressed in chocolate brown and deep red ink on a beautiful 3.5" x 5" folded ivory card. six cards packaged with coordinating ivory envelopes in a clear cellophane envelope.


luxe paperie cards + deluce design

a new letterpress i haven't seen yet, deluce design. (available at luxe paperie.)

letterpressed in chartreuse and turquoise ink on a luxurious 4.25" x 5.5" folded soft white card. six cards packaged with coordinating chartreuse envelopes in a clear acrylic box.


luxe paperie cards + snow & graham

luxe paperie is such a great online paper goods store i had to do a post on all their wonderful holiday cards they're featuring this year and include it in the showcase.

one of my favorites, this snow & graham birch boxes holiday greetings. letterpressed in chocolate brown and ice blue on a beautiful 4.5" x 6" folded ivory card. as pictured, interior greeting reads "may your holidays be filled with the wonder of the season." six cards packaged with coordinating ivory envelopes in a clear acrylic box.


snow & graham letterpressed snowflakes holiday card. letterpressed in ice blue and matte bronze ink on a beautiful 4.5" x 6" folded ivory card. as pictured, interior greeting reads "best wishes for a unique & spirited holiday." six cards packaged with coordinating ivory envelopes in a clear acrylic box.


snow & graham cardinal holiday card. letterpressed in cherry red and brown ink on a beautiful 4.5" x 6" folded ivory card. as pictured, interior greeting reads "here's to happiness & cheer, may they last throughout the year." six cards packaged with coordinating ivory envelopes in a clear acrylic box.



hey look at these groovy cards from potionbrand out of sanfrancisco.

printed on silky smooth, premium grade cardstock with enviromentally responsible inks, cards are 5.25" square, and feature rounded corners and full ink coverage on the outer side. each box of 12 cards includes four each of the three designs shown above, and envelopes. envelopes are laser and inkjet printer friendly, 70lb bright white with square flap.

$18 per box.

they also have some fantastic personalized holiday cards where you can have your message, family or company name printed inside. click here for more details.

and click here for a special offer! (psst! entitling online customers to a swank set of holiday gift tags to be included with any purchase, absolutely free of charge.)

season tweetings

season's tweetings: "a brand new christmas card line created exclusively for vigo by amy ruppel of portland, oregon. amy uses simple shapes and objects to create sweet images of birds getting ready for the winter festivities. each card is beautifully printed, coated with a matte finish, and a gloss varnish on the ovals."

box of 10 cards. retail: US$14.00 Canada $16.95

Thursday, November 16, 2006

minty treats

a new "minty" card from darling shoppe out of los angeles.

this sweet and cheery card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and paired with a festive red envelope.

price: $12 / set of 6


i'm happy to show off maria of port2port press's new holiday cards as seen on d*sponge and oh joy blogs yesterday. beautiful letterpressed designs.

click here for more and to shop port2port's etsy shop. $32 for a pack of 10.

perla anne

love the bold prints used in these holiday cards called, perla anne out of charleston, south carolina.

stacey bradley the artist behind the company has an extensive design background, having attended the dallas school of art and design and studying advanced printmaking techniques in classrooms in dallas and new orleans. she was the house artist for tower records in new orleans from 1989 to 1992, where she was responsible for creating three-dimensional display work for local bands and music artists.

her cards are available at these retailers.

(via jessica gonacha).

enid wilson

i'm taken by the these linear snowflakes by washington artist, enid wilson.

a link to her holiday line here. retailing around $5.50 USD each.

(found enid via jessica gonacha).

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

uppercase holidays

gorgeous holiday cards and flourished gift wrap from calgary's uppercase.

Peace, Love & Happiness (inside: graphics and message, "Season's Greetings")
twelve cards (four of each design) 4.125” x 5.5” with envelopes
packaged in clear plastic box with bellyband.

just-back-from-the-printer, wrapping papers, greeting cards and gift tags. all-canadian, designed by janine from uppercase and available at their online store.

handmade holidays

etsy is a great place to find handmade holiday cards. and there's a new version of etsy out (only two days old), making navigating easier with larger images and organization. on the hunt for cool and fun holiday cards here is a list i wanted to get out in time for online shopping and to include in the holiday card posts.

laura crowe (above image)
abby trys again
mykonos (check out her felt fortune cookies)
mielle designs (personalized cards)

also there's an etsy blog.

dancing holiday

looking like their dancing, holiday cards by lou patrou. (click on image to see detailed close-up).

5 cards per set - (individually sleeved)

mixed green & red design

5" x 7" blank note cards with envelopes


Tuesday, November 14, 2006


a brand new company called bumble ink emailed me with a line of greeting cards and stationery featuring modern designs, clever characters, and fresh humor.

they just opened an online store too featuring their holiday cards. click here to see more of their holiday and other non-holiday popular designs!

their cards are offset printed on heavy textured cover stock.
cach box set of 8 comes with 8 matching envelopes.
box set of 8
price: $14.00

a little hut

these handprinted cards are made using an original illustration that wraps around to the back of each card by patricia zapata. this card is made with recycled natural colored paper and comes with a matching envelope. the paper has visible fibers that add to its uniqueness and character.

sold in sets of 8. (forest green) size: 4.25" x 5.5"

price $30.00

a little hut
a little hut blog

wen if not now

i'm liking the folk art feel to these cards from andrea and her etsy shop, wenifnotnow.

gocco printed on recycled heavyweight card stock. the deer image is on a cream color with soft flecks scattered throughout. the cards are blank inside. card size: 7 by 5

price including envelope: $3.00 each, $8.00 for 3, $15 for 6

creative thursday

to start this tuesday off, a card from marisa haedike, an artist and designer in Los Angeles, here are links to her holiday cards, they sell in sets of 12 with envelopes, either assorted (2 of each design) or 12 of the same design for $22 - and each is signed by hand.

creative thursday
creative thursday blog

more to come

just going through the long list of submissions, so hang in there - more to come!

Monday, November 13, 2006

papermonkey press

some festive holiday cards from a great little press out of san francisco called papermonkey press!

these 3 1/2" x 4 7/8" *limited edition* holiday cards are printed on creme rounded corner stock and come with a sparkly stardream printed corresponding envelope.

$10 for a package of 5

Friday, November 10, 2006

underdog ink happy winter card

from underdog ink this special happy winter card for sale.

designed by one of my favorite artists and bloggers in the world, lisa solomon. they say "happy winter" and are silver ink screened onto sky stock. they come with a corresponding sparkley silver envelope.

$3 for single card and $8 for set of 3

one good bumblebee

katey over at one good bumblebee has these "not-your-typical-holiday-card" cards! set comes with 5 folded cards (blank insides) and 5 brown paper package envelopes. $10.50

groovy kind of season

a submission from lindsay, a graphic designer out of california, came in this past week with her groovy christmas cards! these ones are digitally printed.

she also has some letterpressed cards too linked to her site:

Thursday, November 09, 2006

night owl paper press

i received an email from jennifer at night owl paper goods, "a modern yet folksy letterpress stationer in birmingham owlabama, whoooo has some new cards for the holidays!"

• easel card photo mailers — mails flat & displays like a frame
• see-thru photo mailers — mails in clear envelope for standard postage
• big little holiday cards — the front & back of the cards are used to
create easy to display oversized artwork

you can visit their online store at

andy pratt

i like the retro feel to these andy pratt holiday cards, an illustrator out of new york. along with the colors and fonts, they really ring back to miracles on 42nd street and old holiday story books.

4.25 x 5.5 folded
vanilla cover
blank inside

they are offset printed and run at approx. $3.00 each. or for a set of 8 cards $15.00.

order at

weehah cards

i received this wordy (as she names it) little card from louisa over at weehah in charlottesville, virginia.

digitally printed and rubber stamped with a glittery star she prints on both recycled and non-recycled cardstock. she's got lots of fun cards! check them out at

$3.00 each ($16 for pack of 8)

art stream studios

i received an email from susan out of new hampshire who has an online shop called, art stream studios.

they carry a few lines of letterpress and other types of handmade cards as well as handmade one of a kind fine art and crafts and even an "art under $30" collection for entry level art collectors.

one of the card lines we are familiar with egg press (which i've already included in my 2006 posts) but did not include their animal holiday collection (see racoon image) which artstream carries.

the other is pink bathtub designs (mittens) which are all block printed by hand in pittsburg. pink bathtub design will be at the handmade arcade in pittsburgh, november 11th, 2006 (11 am - 7 pm).

thanks susan!

sabine brandt limited edition prints

i personally invited one of my favorite graphic designers, denmark's sabine brandt of sisterbrandt to submit one of her beautiful christmas cards for my showcase this year, and through a couple of emails the cards became limited editions and then eventually prints.

i am pleased and also thrilled to showcase these illustrations exclusively for our holiday card showcase (each come in limited edition of 25 for each motif)! digitally printed on 150 g matte paper. 15cm x 15 cm (5-7/8" x 5-7/8").

one illustration piece is $ 25 (USD) including shipping international. if you are interested in purchasing one of these beautiful prints you can email sabine at: sabine at sisterbrandt dot dk ( (see below to see the other prints). hurry while they last!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


loving this look from the cool people at hammerpress (from kansas).

red on kraft card stock.

$12.00 (4" x 9")

they also have these fun single cards (and more) at their online store.

these ones: $6.00 each

sidepony press

such a great message for the season comes from one of my favorite hand-screenprinters, sidepony by kimberly dawn robertson.

bundle up folded notecard, lime green envelope, 4.25" x 5.5"

1 card with envelope $3.50
3 cards with envelopes $10.50

hello luck part one

to continue with the holiday card posts this week, we start with the hello lucky holiday collection.

individual letterpress printed with matching envelope.
greeting: front - happy holidays inside - blank
hand printed on antique presses on a high-quality ecru 100 lb cardstock. $2.00 u.s.