*One Etsy seller has been removed. The above image does not reflect the change but there have been a number of card images removed from that particular seller. I apologize for any confusion this may cause.
This holiday season I reached out to three two Philadelphia local Etsy sellers (One Sharpened Pencil & Side Street Designs) who create and sell greeting cards. They provided us some fantastic cards to photograph and share with Crashbeauty readers as well as provided us with hand-made illustrated cards to giveaway! (Stay tuned tomorrow for the giveaway.) These cards are not only fantastic, hand-made and affordable they are completely unique and many are very eco-friendly! How could it get any better you ask? Some are even customizable!
One Sharpened Pencil is a etsy shop headed and run by the fabulous Heather Crujeras. All greeting cards are first hand-drawn with one sharpened pencil. Then they are transferred with pen and ink, watercolor, or other mediums to define the design. The design is then transferred to a computer to refine the design with more color and fit to size. Current Standard card size is 5×7 with an A7 envelope. All cards are printed on 100% recycled and sustainable card stock and shipped in recycled cardboard mailers to prevent bending. The materials are purchased from companies that believe in post-consumer waste and are FSC certified as well as 100% hydroelectricity process.
Not only are One Sharpened Pencil’s cards brilliant, witty and stylish they are great for eco-conscious buyers. Keep one sharpened pencil on your watch list as their product line will be increasing with cards, sets, notebooks and more paper goodness. Some of these cards have witty quote inside too!
Side Street Designs is an etsy shop with a rustic style and an earthy feel. Each card design is a hand-drawn illustration that is transferred to the computer for refinement. All of her greeting cards are printed on 100lb recycled card stock. They are printed on a digital press with soy based inks for rich color and eco-friendly. The outside of the card is slightly coated and the inside is smooth and matte for easy writing. Card size measures 4.25 x 6 and fits an A6 envelope. The envelopes are made from recycled paper as well with 30% post-consumer waste.
Side Street Design’s best seller tags!
Can you imagine, each design starts with a pencil & paper. Do you like to support art/artists too?