BorderlineCards

Borderline Cards express sentiments normal brands don't

Portland, Oregon | 88 Sales

BorderlineCards

Borderline Cards express sentiments normal brands don't

Portland, Oregon 88 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (13)

Announcement   Thank you for your support! You are not only supporting a woman-owned startup, but you are also supporting good causes when you buy Borderline Cards!

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Last updated on Nov 26, 2018

Thank you for your support! You are not only supporting a woman-owned startup, but you are also supporting good causes when you buy Borderline Cards!

Jenni Denekas

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Jenni Denekas

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About

The Borderline Cards Story

Thank you for choosing Borderline Cards!

We create quirky greeting cards that express sentiments that normal brands don’t. Based in Portland, Oregon, our hand-drawn images are inspired by the warmth of community, the creative spark celebrated by the slogan “Keep Portland Weird,” and the natural beauty that imbues our state. Our name comes from our founder’s favorite Eagles song, “Out on the Border,” her penchant for pushing her physical limits (including a thru-hike of the Oregon Coast Trail in spring 2017), and this perfect description of her cards from one of her good friends: “Sweet but slightly unsettling.” We push the limits in many ways. We also reach across borders, bridge divides, and spread love and cheer!

At Borderline Cards, we celebrate diversity, and we strive to uplift social justice issues. This is already reflected in our imagery and themes. As our company grows, we will also begin donating a percentage of proceeds to worthy non-profits. Your support in the early stages will help us to reach this goal of giving back! You also are supporting a woman-owned business when you purchase Borderline Cards.

There are many reasons to feel good about shopping with us, and we respect you for that decision!

Share your card-gifting moments with us on social media! We’d love to see how we have contributed to your celebrations! Follow @BorderlineCards on Instagram and Twitter, and like us on Facebook!

Please “favorite” our shop on Etsy, or write a review! And of course, please check out our products!

Thank you for your support!

Shop members

  • Jenni Denekas

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Jenni is a lifelong artist. She has always considered greeting cards to be the most meaningful kind of gift, because it allows you to speak your mind/heart. That belief, and her propensity for awkward compliments, led her to design her own card line!

Production partners

  • Smartpress

    Chanhassen, MN

    Smartpress prints my hand-drawn, self-designed images

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Last updated on Jan 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Our name comes from our founder’s favorite Eagles song, “Out on the Border,” her penchant for pushing her physical limits (including a thru-hike of the Oregon Coast Trail in spring 2017), and this perfect description of her cards from one of her good friends: “Sweet but slightly unsettling.” We push the limits in many ways. We also reach across borders, bridge divides, and spread love and cheer!


Yes! Please see the "Greeting Card Commissions" listing in our shop!

Please note: Because these are essentially one-of-a-kind artworks that just happen to be on the front of a card, they will cost $30 and take at least a week to prepare. Please give us as much lead time as possible, and please also be as clear and communicative as you can about what you would like your commissioned card to look like.

We are excited to help bring your unique vision to life!


Yes! Please see our "Fine Art Commissions" listing in our shop for further details!

Please note: These are one-of-a-kind artworks, and as such, they will cost at least $30 and take at least one week to prepare (price and timeline depend on the size of the piece and the level of detail in the image). Please give us as much lead time as possible, and please also be as clear and communicative as you can about what you would like your commissioned artwork to look like.

We are excited to help bring your unique vision to life!


Yes, we periodically do sales and offer coupons. Follow us on social media to get the most up-to-date news on special promotions!


We are a new startup, so that's in the way-off future. However, in 2018, we will be at several arts and craft shows, so stay tuned for those dates and locations! We'd love to see ya!


Yes! All of our cards are designed and illustrated by our founder, Jenni!


Some of them come from inside jokes among my friends. Some come from my own proclivity for awkward compliments. Some are just things I like being told and telling people! Bottom line: I'm trying to get people to smile!