Uncooked Cards.

The snarky writing, typewriter font and minimal illustrations make these cards by Uncooked are the perfect recipe. (Yes, I’m feeling punny today.) My favorite is the first one about French kissing.


Truth Hurts.

The plain type on these simple white cards definitely drive the point home on these Truth Hurts cards. Choose from I know in my heart that you lied., There’s something you should know. and I meant what I said. Although I can think of a few situations where the last two cards could be used in really sweet situations. Each card set comes with two flat cards bearing each sentiment plus envelopes.


Holiday Cards at Night Owl Paper Goods.

I have two obsessions when it comes to the holidays: colored glass ornaments and finding the perfect Christmas cards to send out. Make that three if you count trying not to kill anyone – family or not – while traveling during this most festive time of year.

Night Owl Paper Goods are close to checking one of those items off of my list. I’m loving their holiday cards and am thrilled that they released a series of wooden cards outside of their everyday collection.


Cotton Idea Studio.

Cotton Idea Studio has opened their doors to an online shoppe. Congratulations Mindy! To celebrate CIS is offering 15% off your order until November 15th – just enter debut at checkout!


Fresh Style Card File.

When I first saw the Fresh Style card file I thought it was a cool way to organize my ever-growing card collection. But then I saw that it actually comes with a set of twelve cards – 4 birthday, 4 thank-you and 4 sentiments – and matching envelopes and it made it that much better.


Modern Printed Matter.

Modern Printed Matter is the Rhode Island-based brainchild of Anna Cote. MPM originally began as a “night and weekends” endeavor and quickly turned into something much more – with good reason, the girl has talent. As of May 2007 Anna has made MPM her full-time job and in September opened up an Etsy shop. Her designs are clean, modern and fun and a must check-out for anyone who loves papergoods.

My favorites are the fun cards and tags below. I’m also an admitted sucker for her 2008 Desktop Botanical Calendar that I posted about here.


Mean Cards.

Mean Cards by Julianna Holowka are fantasticly awesome.

A. Because I love anything with a stick figure.
B. Stick figures saying funny things are good.
C. This is how I feel today. I came down with a cold yesterday and it’s going to ruin my entire birthday weekend if it doesn’t get out of here real fast!


bread + butter.

If you haven’t yet seen the amazing work of Carol, Deb and Kelly at bread + butter you’re definitely missing out. Their letterpress is amazing, but I’m incredibly attracted (yes, you can be attracted to paper products) to their embossed white-on-white cards. The fronts are adorned with simple phrases such as I’m sorry and WTF which pleasingly pop off the background. Sometimes simple says it best of all.


Lizard Press.

I love some good vintage type and that’s just what you’ll find at Lizard Press. Every piece is designed and handprinted with wood, lead and polymer plates on recycled cotton paper. Everything is a limited edition, too, which makes infinitly more special to own. And I just noticed some newly added block-print Christmas cards that are both graphic and lovely.