I am finding it increasingly difficult to find great cards in stores near me. Or more specifically, cards that everyone else doesn't carry. I feel like a lot of the designs and creators have become mainstream, which while I'm happy for the artists, I feel like the recipient already knows what they're likely to get.
Recently I was at a get together and all the cards that were given were wildly similar - read: the same exact theme, just laid out slightly differently - and I had seen them ALL at the four stores I went to. I didn't even go into the other three, because I knew those same designs would be on display.
That goes for art and prints for the wall too. Have you noticed how many women's offices and living rooms have the same 10 prints? That's why I ventured online in search of something new, something exciting.
I became enchanted by the soft watercolours of Oh My Inspired Handcrafted Paper Goods. The modern designs and sentiments made-to-order in owner/creator Karen Wong's studio in Toronto Canada, make them ideal choices for my friends and colleagues.
I love the beachy, oceany, watery drawings and paintings - soooo soothing - and the cheery sentiments in contemporary fonts so pretty, you'll want tattoos using them. It's all just sheer happiness captured beautifully on quality paper.
Take the Camper Van Adventure Awaits Note Cards, for example. The cutest VW van I've ever seen is placed in the bottom right corner while whimsical seafoam clouds drift above. Whether the occasion is bon voyage, happy retirement or just thinking about you, this card is simply adorbs.
Whether you know someone who needs a bit of a lift, has a sweet tooth or is a serious foodie, the delightful Donut Worry Be Happy Card is sure to make any recipient smile (and hungry). The pink frosting with birthday sprinkles is sure to make anyone's day who sees it. Which is why you might want to get a few, so that you can gift some and save one to hang it on the wall.
That goes for the Ahola Card too. The multi-coloured hand drawn pineapple sits in the "o" against a gorgeous teal background (you'll take it in to be matched for your new wall colour). Luckily it comes in a 8 x 10 print as well. I've been looking for a welcome sign for my office for awhile now. Guess what I just put up on the door? Swoon.
Need some serious inspo? The It's a Good Day to Have a Good Day Print will help you get through those challenging moments in the day. The seaside colours of blues and taupes will no doubt fit in with your decor. The 8" x 10" print on thick card stock makes not just a great addition to your home or office, but a lovely gift for your BFF.
And the magical What If I Fly Card and Print features dreamy watercolours in deep blues and purples with tiny white stars scattered across the night sky. Talk about taking you away. I wish I could all entire walls in this daydream design. The print's 80 lb. textured felt cover is thick enough that you can pin up or hang without framing. And I simply love the handwriting - delicate and ethereal, it pairs perfectly with the artwork.
Oh My Inspired Handcrafted Paper Goods are so reasonably priced , you can afford to stock up for upcoming occasions and events, as well as add a few new pieces to the walls.
I'll be shopping at Oh My Inspired Handcrafted Paper Goods from now on for my cards and prints. You should too. Shop now.