DiscoveringWhimsy

Handmade cards, holiday trees and gifts of gratitude

Woodinville, Washington | 16 Sales

DiscoveringWhimsy

Handmade cards, holiday trees and gifts of gratitude

Woodinville, Washington 16 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Beautiful and whimsical patterned card sets, adorable wooden holiday tree sets, mugs, and totes. Perfect gifts for you, your friends, your mom, really any lady in your life. Many items can be customized.

Check out my blog...I love to write about things that bring me joy in the hopes it can bring joy to you too!

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You can also find me on...
***www.facebook.com/discoveringwhimsy
***www.instagram.com/discoveringwhimsycardsandgifts
***www.pinterest.com/discoveringwhimsy

~Contact info~
You can send me an Etsy message by clicking this link: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=113306792&referring_id=15502574&referring_type=shop&recipient_id=113306792
You can also e-mail: discoveringwhimsy [!at] gmail.com

All cards are made in my home studio which is SMOKE-FREE and one dog-friendly environment. I have been working hard to source fun and beautiful paper that is made in the U.S. I will make a note on cards with paper made in the U.S.

Mugs, totes and photo cards are designed by me and are printed by U.S. based professional printing companies to ensure excellent image quality.

~~Follow your whims; you just might find joy!~~

Visit me at discoveringwhimsy.com

Follow along on Instagram: www.instagram.com/discoveringwhimsycardsandgifts

Join my mailing list:
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Last updated on Aug 3, 2018

Beautiful and whimsical patterned card sets, adorable wooden holiday tree sets, mugs, and totes. Perfect gifts for you, your friends, your mom, really any lady in your life. Many items can be customized.

Check out my blog...I love to write about things that bring me joy in the hopes it can bring joy to you too!

******** discoveringwhimsy.com

You can also find me on...
***www.facebook.com/discoveringwhimsy
***www.instagram.com/discoveringwhimsycardsandgifts
***www.pinterest.com/discoveringwhimsy

~Contact info~
You can send me an Etsy message by clicking this link: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=113306792&referring_id=15502574&referring_type=shop&recipient_id=113306792
You can also e-mail: discoveringwhimsy [!at] gmail.com

All cards are made in my home studio which is SMOKE-FREE and one dog-friendly environment. I have been working hard to source fun and beautiful paper that is made in the U.S. I will make a note on cards with paper made in the U.S.

Mugs, totes and photo cards are designed by me and are printed by U.S. based professional printing companies to ensure excellent image quality.

~~Follow your whims; you just might find joy!~~

Visit me at discoveringwhimsy.com

Follow along on Instagram: www.instagram.com/discoveringwhimsycardsandgifts

Join my mailing list:
https://mailchi.mp/3535f589893f/get-your-3-sentence-thank-you-message-formula-from-discovering-whimsy

Amy O'brien

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About

Opening the Discovering Whimsy Cards and Gift shop; Dream to Reality

The Inspiration
My dream of owning a paper and gift store all started with beautiful Italian paper, Rossi Italian paper to be exact. While on a study abroad in Rome, Italy in 2003, one of my best friends recommended a lovely stationary store near the Pantheon. They had the most beautiful sheets of paper I had ever seen! I fell in love immediately. I purchased several sheets of paper. When I got home I wanted to make gifts for family and friends using the paper purchased in Rome.
I have always loved scrapbooking and card making, but this paper had traveled with me through Italy, Paris and back home to Seattle, WA, so I wanted to make gifts that would last longer than usual paper gifts. I decorated glass coasters and candlesticks with the paper. Everyone I gave the coasters or candlesticks to treasured these items. 14 years later my candlesticks still stand on my mantel, every time I look at them I am reminded of the amazing trips to Italy I have had the opportunity to take. I still have the scraps of my original paper, I just could not stand the thought of parting with them, so I have held on to the scraps for 14 years.

Lots of Passion but Lacked Courage
After discovering the Rossi paper in Italy, the dream of a beautiful paper store began swirling around in my mind. It would be amazing to spend every day working surrounded by beautiful paper goods and gifts. Over that last 14 years, I said if money was not an issue and failure not possible, I would want to open a paper and gift store. I originally envisioned a brick and mortar store, for some reason online had not crossed my mind. So it remained a dream, until now.

Taking the Leap
2017 I decided to start a blog. I created the website discoveringwhimsy.com. It is a blog and website dedicated to positive and happy things. Learning how to start a blog and how to add content and photos and everything that goes into blogging has been an exciting challenge. I'm learning so much about blogging and social media, but I also gained confidence in my technology abilities. Starting my blog sparked my desire to take steps towards my dream of opening a paper and gift shop. I started researching how to open an online shop and I took an amazing class that gave me the information I had been searching for on what I would need to do to get up and running.

With new-found confidence and knowledge, I am ready to share my paper products and gifts with you. In the Discovering Whimsy Cards and Gifts shop, you will find handmade cards,beautifully lined premium envelopes, photo cards featuring my photos of cities I love and have visited over the years. You will also find made-to-order mugs, pouches and totes featuring sayings or things that make me smile or laugh. I design the products and work with a production company to give you the highest quality items. My goal is to create products that will make you or the recipient of these gifts smile and laugh too.

My new saying goes: FOLLOW YOUR WHIMS, YOU JUST MIGHT FIND JOY!!! Hope you find something you love in my shop.
Cheers, Amy

Shop members

  • Amy O'Brien "I want to help you find joy in the little things in life! Thank you for checking out my cheerful cards and fun gifts!!

    Owner, Maker

    Hello and Welcome!! My name is Amy and I am the owner, maker, designer and operator behind Discovering Whimsy Cards and Gifts. You will find whimsical cards, mugs, and tote bags. I hope my items make you smile each time you look at them. Cheers!

Production partners

  • A print shop

    Phoenix, AZ

    I design and come up with the quotes or sayings for the mugs, totes, art prints. My production partner brings my designs to life.

  • A print shop

    Boston, MA

    All of my photo cards are designed by me, I use a printing production partner to print my cards. All pictures have been taken by me while on vacation. These are my favorite pictures of the cities I love and want to share with you.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Aug 12, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

To request more information on my wholesale availability please e-mail me at discoveringwhimsy@gmail.com for my line sheet.

Custom and personalized orders

For customization or personalized orders, please e-mail me at discoveringwhimsy@gmail.com

Care instructions

To care for your Holiday Tree sets, make sure you wrap them individually when you store them in the off season.