welcome to in a card's blog...

i know that "cute" is not a word typically used to describe good design, but in my world, it is. if it's your first reaction to say, "aww... how cute!" then it must be just that! "C-U-T-E." and i'm talking about so incredibly, ridiculously cute that the most masculine of men will even say those three words without thinking twice about it.

and so that is what i hope to share with you on my blog...

a combination of really unique ideas, simple thoughts that come randomly into my mind, along with "cute" designs that i've designed or come across.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year

a quote by Charles Richards:

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”

may 2010 make 2009 look foolish!
cheers to a NEW YEAR!!! many blessings in 2010!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"in a card" in serendipity magazine

exciting things are in store for 2010!!!

i can just feel it...

to kick things off "in a card" has a full page ad in the new issue of serendipity magazine, inspirations for the asian bride, in stores now. you can order a subscription on their website or visit a barnes & noble, cvs pharmacy and gelson's supermarket in southern california to pick up a copy of your own.

invitation designs shown on ad are as follows:
(top) endless love
(bottom left) enveloped in love
(bottom right) whirl of love

if you are interested in an "in a card" custom design for your wedding invitation, save the date, or any other special event, please contact me at info@inacard.com

mention this ad and receive a 10% discount* on your next custom order. 
*please note: 10% discount does not apply to sales tax and/or shipping costs.  can not be combined with any other discounts, offers, promos or specials.

Monday, December 28, 2009

this family picture looks 'shopped!

i got lots of great presents for my birthday this year, but one that stood out and left me laughing out loud to myself is a gift i received from my uncle wil and my cousin jeff.

what do you get a girl that has everything???

a photoshop magnet kit, of course!

what a fun, CUTE and geeky way to post up a favorite pic on your fridge, or in my case, a magnet board.

the picture shown is my all time favorite cousin group shot taken back in 2007 at my 28th birthday party.  this image captures my fabulous, fun and crazy family so perfectly.  no photoshop necessary.

Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas

a quote by Harlan Miller:

"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."

Friday, December 18, 2009

the gift of family

the sukharev's had just taken some really great family pictures and wanted to incorporate them into their holiday card this year.

this is the design i came up with for them. the front looks like a gift with the main family portrait and the back is a collage of images with a sweet little holiday greeting.  i thought it was only appropriate as their family was blessed with the gift of twins this year.

photographs were taken by j luna photography, an on-location photographer specializing in portraits and even shots of nature to the boudoir. check out more of her work at jlunaphotography.zenfolio.com.

Monday, December 14, 2009

happy birthday to me

here is how my finished birthday cupcakes turned out.

raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes decorated with chocolate frosting, a fresh raspberry and my custom cupcake topper.

and here's me taking a bite out of 30!

you know that saying, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em?  well i've decided i'm going to embrace 30 and all that it has waiting for me.  after all, 30's is the new 20's!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

custom holiday greetings by in a card

this holiday season serendipity magazine will be sending out holiday greetings with an "in a card" touch! 

these custom holiday cards were designed especially for serendipity magazine with a personal greeting of their own on the inside to express their sentiments to all their vendors this year.

each card was embellished with 3 tiny silver ribbons and paired with an elegant metallic silver envelope, which will be a real stand out when each recipient opens their mailbox this holiday season.

what to make a statement this holiday with custom cards by "in a card"?  email me for more info and don't forget, if you don't make it in time for christmas, new year's greetings are just as special!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

just like auntie!

according to my sister, my niece kayla, is a lot like me.

loves polka dots, pajamas, purses, nail polish and anything that involves being creative. kayla was a huge inspiration to me for the new "color me" notecards i introduced the other day. so today i decided to create some custom ones for her and decided it would be a great addition to the notecard line.

these notecards will be great for her to color, decorate and send out once christmas is over and she can thank everyone for all the wonderful gifts she will have gotten.

"color me first name" folded notes by in a card on Etsy

know a little kid (or a big kid) that would love these notecards? you can purchase them along with other notecard designs at my etsy shop, inacard.etsy.com.

personalized gifts are a personal favorite of mine!

a gift for me???  you shouldn't have...

...but i'm really glad you did!!!

check out these GORGEOUS notecards my friend marsinah of blushing pearl gave me as an early birthday gift.  THANKS MARSINAH!!!

"whispy personalized stationery - set of 20" by blushing pearl on Etsy

like this design or know someone who would love these as a gift?  you can order these or choose other beautiful designs at her etsy shop, blushingpearl.etsy.com.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

color me notecards

introducing a new line of notecards to my etsy shop...

with "color me" notecards, you can add a little COLOR, create a little SCENE and send a little LOVE.

a perfect gift idea for all ages, this holiday season and all year long!

"color me monogram" flat notecards by in a card on Etsy

"color me hello" folded notecards by in a card on Etsy

"color me thank you" folded notecards by in a card on Etsy

each set comes packaged with a simple casual rubber band and is ready for gift giving.


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