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Note from shop owner I am taking a short break. I’d you live locally you can find my work at ShopCraft at 773 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo!

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I am taking a short break. I’d you live locally you can find my work at ShopCraft at 773 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo!


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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


    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


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!

  • Inspired Buffalo

    Buffalo, NY

    Dye Sublimation Printing

  • Positive Approach Press

    Buffalo, NY

    Positive Approach Press screen prints my original artwork to products.

  • 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.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
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.