Making unique greeting cards by hand, one at a time!
Welcome to Colleen Dietrich Designs! Here you'll find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted greeting cards for a variety of occasions. Each one is a labor of love, using a variety of techniques, mediums and supplies. It takes me about an hour to make each one.
Rarely do I have a design in mind before sitting down to create. Sounds a little crazy, but I let the card 'speak' to me, and then an idea develops along the way. Some of my cards have a shabby chic/vintage vibe, while others are more clean-and-simple.
I delight in tiny details. If you look closely at my cards, you'll see the care that goes into each one. From the colors chosen, to the careful placement of each design element, I fuss over the littlest things. Some cards feature items with patina, such as thread from the 1940-1950 era, or pages from vintage books that I found in a thrift shop, or old buttons passed down by a relative.
In a society where emails, texts and tweets rule, receiving a handmade card is very special, indeed. Each of my cards is made to delight the person who receives it. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my shop. It truly means a lot to me!
Owner, Creator, Designer
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Frequently asked questions
All of my greeting cards are 4.25" x 5.5" and fit into an A2 size white envelope, which is included. Most envelopes are decorated on the outside with a stamped image that goes with the theme of the card within.
HELPFUL SHIPPING TIPS
As some of my cards feature gems or sequins, bows or flowers, they are best mailed to your recipient with a little bit of care. A padded envelope will ensure it reaches your loved one in great condition.
Another option is to use the white A2 envelope that comes with the card and use a bit of thin foam wrap -- or even a folded paper towel -- cut to fit the front of the card. This protects the embellishments during shipping.
The flattest cards will require a single first class stamp. Bulkier cards will require a first class stamp plus a "second ounce" stamp.
Custom and personalized orders
At the present time, I am unable to create custom orders due to time constraints. However, if you see a card in my shop that you like and it has already sold, it may be possible for me to recreate it for you if the same or similar materials are available.
I can ship anywhere in the United States but I do not ship internationally at this time.