Mmm… Sweetbeets Letterpressed Greeting Cards Will Have You Aching for Your Teddy and Wanting to Make Art with Macaroni!10:43 am
Her colourful illustrations on wonderfully thick cardstock (that is 100% post-consumer recycled paper) invoke such emotions that you may find yourself holding the card and looking at it for a really, really, really long time – remembering things from your childhood that were since forgotten: like your little unicorn that used to go everywhere with you and his yellow feet got worn long before his white coat did, or that drawing of the cougar that you did that got the attention of adults and the idea planted in your head that you’d be an artist someday.
This is powerful stuff.
It was these kinds of memories that led Lisa to make these gorgeous cards:
“Filled with observations of my children at play and recollections of my own childhood, I began to create illustrations that would be a sweet reminder of life's simple pleasures. I felt images that speak to the child in all of us would be perfect for greeting cards used to connect us with friends and family.
And just in case you might be wondering about the name "sweetbeets", this is what my husband affectionately calls our children. It seemed like just the right phrase to describe a fresh collection of greeting cards inspired by the sweetness and wonder of childhood.”
You can’t see them all online at the sweetbeets, but you can find them in shops nearby or by them online.
I just adore the ones I got!
There’s a yellow and orange alphabet with a cupcake on top of the c, a little wagon beside the w and I love the lime green monkey swinging from a streamer while balloons cascade around him!
Lisa also has created beautiful flower designs that can be used as an everyday card and while they are incredibly sweet, aren’t just for the little ones. There is a lovely one of pea green flowers on a vine and a warm yellow flower design with a little touch of printed rick rack at the bottom, evoking kitchens and dresses from childhood!
Once you see sweetbeets cards, you won’t be able to resist their charm and grace! I know I couldn’t.
Get yours now and send it to a friend and see what memories it evokes for them .
I’m off to send some right now!