CDesignsCards

greeting cards and art prints handmade in buffalo ny

Buffalo, New York · 2754 Sales

CDesignsCards

greeting cards and art prints handmade in buffalo ny

Buffalo, New York 2754 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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(726)

Shop owner

Christa

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Announcement   when ordering please note that usps first class mail takes 2-5 business days, please accommodate for this PLUS processing time when choosing a shipping method.

follow us on Instagram for regular updates of new products and a peak at our day to day inspiration! @cdesignscards

Announcement

Last updated on May 14, 2017

when ordering please note that usps first class mail takes 2-5 business days, please accommodate for this PLUS processing time when choosing a shipping method.

follow us on Instagram for regular updates of new products and a peak at our day to day inspiration! @cdesignscards

Christa

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Christa

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Having so much fun doing all new shots for our food cards! Taking them a few at a time, and enjoying eating the props when the photos are done heart_eyespineappleyellow_heart
we love our customers share a photo of our prints in their home! it's so great to see how they fit into their decor! this sweet little vignette is brought to us by a fellow etsy shop owner across the Atlantic in France heart_eyes

About

Fresh Modern Stationery

Hi! I’m Christa, thanks for taking the time to check out my etsy shop!

I am an illustrator and I create and sell fresh modern paper goods including greeting cards, stationery, and home decor.

I was inspired to start creating stationery and paper decor by the simple and whimsical packaging and signage of the 1950s and 1960s. I am a bit of a thrift store junky which is a huge part of my inspiration when it comes to illustrations. I am also hugely inspired by both the beauty in nature and the architecture of Buffalo, NY, this gorgeous city I call my home.

I work out of my home, and I would like to say I contain it all to my home studio, but that just wouldn’t be true. I draw and brainstorm new cards wherever I am feeling inspired. And my supplies, are pretty much stored in half the rooms in the house. My hubby very kindly puts up with boxes of paper and envelopes everywhere. But I am lucky I get to work from here, spend time with my son, and kitties during the day when most people have go to an office!

Being a socially conscious entrepreneur is extremely important to me. All of the card stock and envelopes I use in my products is made in the United States to ensure that those who are manufacturing them are paid fair wages. The paper we produce our cards on is 100% recycled from post consumer waste. Home decor and accessories are sewn locally by another etsy seller. All of my flat pieces are shipped in compostable sleeves made from plants to reduce waste and depend on plastics.

Working as an artist for 9 years inspired me to start an artisan collective, ShopCraft. We are all out there trying to figure this thing out, and to have a group for support has been amazing. I work with 15 amazing members and co-manage the shop with another Etsy maker! If you live in the Buffalo, NY area stop in and see us at 719 Elmwood Ave, the shop in the back!

Shop members

  • Christa

    Owner

    I am a graphic designer by trade & have a love affair with stationery. Don't worry my husband knows about it ;) I am a lover of vintage, cooking, gardening and art. My hubby & I live in a small town outside of Buffalo, NY with our 2 little cats.

  • billie

    Inventory Control

  • ellie

    Receptionist

Production partners

  • a Print Shop

    CT, United States

    A fellow Etsian, this shop takes our original illustrations, prints them on clear vinyl and adheres them to these cute metal pails!

  • Speakeasy Works

    Buffalo, NY

    We have partnered with this local artist to bring our designs to accessories. Michelle of Speakeasy works hand sews each bag in her home studio, taking care to use high quality materials and reused goods whenever possible.

Local

Find CDesignsCards at the following upcoming market!

  • Elmwood Art Festival
    Elmwood Avenue
    Elmwood Ave.
    BUFFALO, NY

    Aug 26–27

    Shop – With more than 170 artists and craftspeople selling work done in 16 different mediums, you’re sure to find something you love. See over fifty performances on three stages. Dance at our family friendly dance tent. Bring the family to Kidsfest, where children can do hands-on arts projects, see kids-oriented performances, and march in Sunday’s Kidsfest parade. Environmentalism is a huge part of our mission and Environmental Row is a big part of that, featuring booths demonstrating things we can do to help sustain the planet. Cultural Row features over 30 local and regional organizations working to make our communities stronger. Eat – When you are ready for a snack, our festival café will have vendors waiting to serve you. It promises to be a great time. We can’t wait to see you there!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Apr 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Yes, wholesale is currently available. Please contact me for more information.

Sizing details

Please reference each listing for sizing information. If you need more specific designs please contact me.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am happy to gift wrap and include a note if you would like to send an item directly to the recipient.

If you would like to send a card you purchase directly to the recipient, please include notes in the message to the seller with what you would like the card to say in addition to the return and recipient address.