Dreaming of a White Christmas

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Oh, I love a minimal card as you’ll see by these ten designs by me and some of my favorite designers below. I figure you chose your favorite photo (or paid good money and spent time getting someone to take the photo) and why not let the image be the star. No need to complete with a bunch of florals or colors or artwork.

Click on any of the photos for more info. Or check out my shop to see my minimal works and more.

Thanks for stopping by and also Happy Holiday Photo Card Shopping! ;) ck

 
 

Mod Christmas by Christie Kelly for Minted.

A Simple Season by Christie Kelly for Zazzle.

 

Simply Merry by Erin Wilson for Minted.

Classic by Christie Kelly for Zazzle.

 

Spot of Joy by Christie Kelly for Minted.

Merry All Year by Pink House Press for Minted.

 

Simply Red by Dozi for Minted

The Edit by Design Lotus for Minted.

 

A Christmas Tale by Christie Kelly for Minted.

Holiday Tag by Baumbirdy for Minted

GIVING YOU THE HOLIDAY BUSINESS (Cards that is...)

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Yes, social media and email are all the rage, but nothing really does the job of an actual card.

This is a special post for those Office Managers, HR Peeps, and everyone charged with finding your company’s holiday card this year. As someone who has designed a card for business, it can be tricky to craft holiday greetings that are 1. inclusive, 2. not overly sappy or girly (unless that’s your gig) and 3. most importantly, not booooorrrrrrring, which is the worst offense.

As much as I love to design, I love an opportunity to curate great art from the artists I admire most. I’ve chosen 15 beauties for you to take a look at, but if you don’t see what you like here, Minted has hundreds and hundreds of great cards for you to get lost in. And it’s “for work” so take your time and have fun.

Happy Holiday Shopping! ;) ck

 

First up is three for Peace…

 Seasons of Peace by Shannon

Seasons of Peace by Shannon

 Emeralds by Lori Wemple

Emeralds by Lori Wemple

 Floral Peace by Baumbirdy

Floral Peace by Baumbirdy

Next up, we’ve got three for Joy…

 Elegant Berries by Carolyn MacLaren

Elegant Berries by Carolyn MacLaren

 
 Big Celebration by iamtanya

Big Celebration by iamtanya

 Serene Joy by Jennifer Postorino

Serene Joy by Jennifer Postorino

For the next few, I picked some foil options. Foil might be one of the greatest additions to printing. I’ve of the mindset that every thing in life could use a bit of sparkle…

 
 Merry Dots by Kristie Kern

Merry Dots by Kristie Kern

 
 Sparkling Cheers by fatfatin

Sparkling Cheers by fatfatin

Some wonderfully illustrated beauties…

 Cheers to the Holidays by Faiths Designs

Cheers to the Holidays by Faiths Designs

 Season’s Best by Shannon

Season’s Best by Shannon

Keeping with the illustrations, but adding in an extra unique feature, the cards actually double as ornaments…

 
 Cheer Stamp Holiday Ornament Card by GeekInk Design

Cheer Stamp Holiday Ornament Card by GeekInk Design

 Festive Peace Holiday Ornament Card by Peetie Design

Festive Peace Holiday Ornament Card by Peetie Design

Here are a couple of very unique reindeer-inspired lovelies…

 Reindeer Festival by Smudge Design

Reindeer Festival by Smudge Design

 Reindeer Love by Cass Loh

Reindeer Love by Cass Loh

And rounding out our fifteen finalists is a minimalist card that is upscale, but still a bit whimsical with a message for everyone.

 All the Things by AK Graphics

All the Things by AK Graphics

May your holidays be very merry! ;) ck

NEW THINGS

Below is an Instagram post that is part of a working education for me. For this one post I must have googled a hundred things ("how do I post a GIF to Instagram," "how do I add paragraph spaces in Instagram," "what is Instagram").

Learning new skills in the fast-paced world of social media is tough. You have to keep up with ever-changing rules and functions. Pinterest alters their algorithms so much that I'm afraid to actually take a six-week course for fear that the material will be useless by the time I graduate.

That said, social media does seem to be effective in creating and communicating a brand. I do like to make pretty things and I would like other people to potentially see and purchase said things so I'm soldiering on in the treacherous and tricky digital landscape.

It seems to work better than my other idea of just wearing shirts that say "BUY MY STUFF." ;) ck

 

 
 

New Year. New Site.

I wanted a space to do what I'm calling a "pseudo-blog." I know with a new baby, a growing toddler and a new business that I won't be blogging on a regular basis. I honestly don't know how anyone does! They must be those crazy people that don't need sleep. My eyes are half open right now. 

I'll kick off this post with what I've been working on for my Etsy shop. I love patterns and paper and to be able to sell them digitally is terribly exciting. I was inspired by Paris and Chanel and the Jazz Age, which is an easy thing to get inspired by. 

Hope 2016 is treating you well. Stop back soon (but not too soon, 'cause like I said, I gotta sleep at some point).