finished product

Limited amount left, of all of them. I need to make room for new cards for next year. The snowflakes ones are all A6 size folded cards (4.5″ x 6.25″) printed on French Paper Co. 140#C Pure White, with a frosted blue envelope. The Winter Solstice card is a smaller single note (5″ × 3.25″, not folded), printed on Arturo 110#C Soft White with a deckled edge, with matching hand painted or plain envelope.

Wrap It Up!

digital, finished product

The Manhattan Arts Center is opening their annual art exhibit and holiday sale on Friday. I have even more cards for sale (and better ones) than I did last year. If you attended the MAC’s Art Happens fundraiser, you got a nice preview of the my holiday cards. If you are local, please come support the MAC, local artists and artisans, and get some great gifts for your friends and family. It’s a win-win situation! There are some beautiful hats made of Japanese fabric, blankets woven from wool that was gathered from sheep that the artisan raises herself, carved gourd vessels, watercolors, silk-paintings, awesome wood boxes, ceramics of all shapes and sizes, and more jewelry than you can shake a stick at.

As a design exercise, I made a festive poster for it. mac wrapitup mockIt’s not the official one, but it has all the right info.

Finished Printing (for now)


On Friday, on the way to my last final, I was hit by a car. It ran over my right foot. Brandon took me to the hospital after we all gave statements to the police. Luckily, nothing was broken. It was just very badly bruised and swollen and I couldn’t walk on it.

I still had 2 cards left to print, so I invited Annie over to help me. She’s been over a number of times to help with the press gruntwork. I finally got a picture of her printing though.
She’s a great help, especially since I couldn’t put too much weight on my foot and my arms were crazy sore from using crutches (they hurt worse than my foot!).

We printed “Good Tidings” and “Merry Christmas” on Sommeset Velvet Soft White that I had cut to 4 bar. I matched the ink colors to the Persimmon and Peacock envelopes I bought from Paper Source.

Cards that are ready to ship