RationalDesigns

handmade cards, stationery & other pretty paper things.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 1427 Sales

RationalDesigns

handmade cards, stationery & other pretty paper things.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1427 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(550)

Shop owner

Amy Lynn

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Announcement   Hello friends! It's that time of year when USPS adjusts their postal rates, so I've changed my shipping prices slightly to reflect the new changes. If you see something that looks out of whack when you place your order, please drop me a line and we'll take a look at it. Thanks!

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Welcome to my shop! I'm so glad you've stopped by. I strive to make goods that you will be proud and excited to send to your family and friends; I love the idea that my bridal cards will be saved as keepsakes of your big day and starting your lives together. I try to keep my pieces simple, elegant and classic — but with a little bit of sparkle, too.

★☆★

Please feel free to contact me about anything and everything, especially if you have something custom in mind. I'd love to make something that's perfect for you.

Thanks!
♥ Amy

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 18, 2017

Hello friends! It's that time of year when USPS adjusts their postal rates, so I've changed my shipping prices slightly to reflect the new changes. If you see something that looks out of whack when you place your order, please drop me a line and we'll take a look at it. Thanks!

★☆★

Welcome to my shop! I'm so glad you've stopped by. I strive to make goods that you will be proud and excited to send to your family and friends; I love the idea that my bridal cards will be saved as keepsakes of your big day and starting your lives together. I try to keep my pieces simple, elegant and classic — but with a little bit of sparkle, too.

★☆★

Please feel free to contact me about anything and everything, especially if you have something custom in mind. I'd love to make something that's perfect for you.

Thanks!
♥ Amy

Amy Lynn

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Amy Lynn

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(550)
Breanna

Breanna on Apr 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The card is perfect! I love the material and the way it looks. Plus shipping was quick, and the shop owner is the nicest! I'll definitely be coming back in the future for more cards.

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What's Christmas without a little sparkle? These foiled notecards are sure to bring cheer to even the Scroogiest of friends.

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Adding to the animal collection!

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Time to put all of the pieces together!
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About

Let's make pretty things.

The longer version of this story is that I fell in love with papercrafting several years ago at -- of all places -- my cousin's birthday party. Since it was November, my aunt had put together a variety of different ready-to-assemble elements, enough for guests / family members to make a simple holiday card or two. I fell in love. It was a great release from the stress of my last few semesters of college, so that year I decided to make all of my holiday cards by hand. And then I just kept going... There's just something amazing about taking paper, ink, glue and glitter (there's almost always glitter) and making them into something beautiful.

Eventually I had more cards than people to give them to (or occasions to give them for), so I opened this shop. I figured that, at the very least, if I sold a couple of things here and there, I could buy more craft supplies.

When I got engaged in January of 2013, I once again turned to cardmaking to channel my energy -- and the first product in my bridal line was born. I worked to create the cards that I wanted to give to our sisters when I asked them to be our bridesmaids, and aimed for the perfect combination of simple and sparkly. I was so proud of the final product that I listed it in my shop, just to see what would happen, and it seems my customers love them almost as much as I do.

The rest of my bridal party invitations have evolved from that first card, primarily through customer requests. "Can you add names to the invitations?" "Can you make them in different colors?" Can you make a mustache card for the guys?" I love helping my customers get exactly what they want -- and if I'm not able to make it happen, I'll do a little investigating and help you find someone who can.

Fast forward to the spring of 2014, when my fiancé and I were deliberating over wedding invitations. I couldn't find one that incorporated the elements and colors that we wanted, so, armed with YouTube tutorials and a shiny new copy of Adobe Illustrator, I attempted to create something we would be happy with. And let me tell you, digital designing is one of the coolest things ever. The possibilities are, literally, endless.

After that, a friend of mine was so impressed with my invitations (which you can also find in the shop) that she asked me to design her wedding suite, too. And, once again, after that, I just kept going.

The idea that couples ask me to create something for them that will be a part of their memories, both with each other and with their families and friends, is a huge and humbling honor. In the grand scheme of things it might not mean much, but I love getting the little things just right for you. Usually by adding some sparkle.

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Shop members

  • Amy Lynn

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    The short version of the story is that I'm kind of a nerd who likes to make things, whether it's in the kitchen or in my craft room.

Production partners

  • CatPrint

    Rochester, NY

    CatPrint helps me with my "day job / Etsy / life" balance by managing the (often tedious) process of printing and cutting large orders of the notecards that I design digitally.

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