Monday, January 24, 2011

How do you choose?

When we teach classes in person, people frequently ask how they can reach us, so a couple weeks ago Deb and I decided to purchase some business cards that include our web address.  I went straight to Etsy, my favorite resource for just about everything, to find something that would work for us.

I found some cute cards...
darling little bird by Siskastudio

some modern cards...
fabulous flowers by Saratams

and some very beautiful (but over our budget) cards
lovely letterpress by Inviteink
and then I stumbled onto GoGoSnap, the perfect blend of vintage and modern, just what we were looking for.

Julie was a great to work with, even testing a couple ideas I had.  I am not saying they were good ideas, but she humored me none the less to get the card just right.
One thing I love about Julie's work is that she has personally collected the vintage images that make her cards unique.  And it not just one style...there is something for everyone.  Here is a sample of her work:

(you can pick the alphabet letter you want)

But it's not just business cards...
She creates large cards (4 x 6") for special occasions, such as this Save the Date card.  This one is my favorite because of course, she will put the couples initials in the tree.  Love that! It could totally be adapted for an anniversary or engagement party invitation.

Julie can even change the color of the brides hair in this one...

And these fabulous 4 x 6" cards printed on both the front and back, again for an invitation or announcement...really anything you wish.  Wouldn't that look great in a journal about the event later on?
Well, I think you get the drift by now...we really like what she is doing!  Yeah, Julie!

Do you want to see the custom card she created for us?

I don't even know if you will notice but we used the picture from our blog header.  Julie has a couple cards she will add a custom image to, at no additional cost.  We love it!

On another topic all together -Congratulations to the winner of our last drawing for the new Lille paper and some other good stuff.
Blogger 8thgypsy said...
Oh please pick me, I just love everything Lille.
January 21, 2011 
Dear Miss 8th gypsy, will you please email me at with your mailing address and we will send out the goods as soon as we get back from the show.


  1. Love your new cards! What a tough choice it must have been, but in the end...they're perfect!

    Congratulations 8thgypsy! Enjoy!

  2. Of course I recognized the picture from your is my favorite to see every day!I love your cards, they are perfect for you two.
    I am happy for you 8th Gypsy, enjoy.

  3. Those cards are perfect!
    Love them and congrats to the winner.
    Shannon C

  4. Recognized the photo immediately. I love them and her work. I'd say they're perfect!

  5. Love the new cards - very vintagey! Enjoy CHA and send us some pictures or videos or both! My Lille collection came today and I'm loving the papers, the tags, the paper tape - everything!!

  6. Oooooooooooooo - those cards are beautiful! Going to Etsy right now....

  7. VERY attractive cards..all of them..but I loved yours.
    I need some new calling cards. I never even though of Etsy but I will fact..heading there right now.