CardsByLela

Personalized and Custom Stationery, Invitations + Cards

Long Beach, California · 1103 Sales

CardsByLela

Personalized and Custom Stationery, Invitations + Cards

Long Beach, California 1103 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Note from shop owner Hi! My shop will be on break and I'll be returning September 15. Please feel free to leave me a message and I'll reply when I return.
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 7, 2018

Hi! My shop will be on break and I'll be returning September 15. Please feel free to leave me a message and I'll reply when I return.
Thanks!

Lela Mussa

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Lela Mussa

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Lovely state love notecards that shipped today. Why not send your momma, sister or former roommate a lovely state love notecard today!
Can't be home for Mother's Day? No problem. You can send a heartfelt card to her.
Shopping for Valentine's Day? Shipping individual valentines in 1 day and valentine sets in 1-2 days. There is still time to get it by Valentine's Day. Now through Feb 9, it will ship USPS priority or priority express mail and arrive by Valentines Day.
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About

Corporate lady turns handmade card business owner

Hi, I'm Lela. I started out working for large, financial corporations. I enjoyed the work very much. Once I had my first daughter, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom. My new found identity as a stay-at-home mom took a bit of transition. Many of my friends experienced the same thing. A gap between the person they were before and after having a child.

I started making handmade cards with my friend, Lauren, who is a gifted handmade card designer and creator in her own right. She had a ton of supplies to "play" with! Then, I was given a large set of supplies from a distant relative. Now that I had my own supplies, I began designing cards. Mostly for family friends, at first. Then, they started telling me that I should try to sell them. I always loved crafting but never thought people would want to buy them.

Then, my friends asked me to participate in a local craft fair. I thought why not. So, I designed and created over 200 cards for that event. It went very well. Customers kept asking if I had an online shop where they could purchase more. My answer was "No, sorry. This is my first craft fair." Yet I knew, they were right. I needed to have an online presence. So, my friend mentioned Etsy.com. To imagine creating a business myself was a dream come true. Now I could truly bridge the gap between the person I was before and after having a child. :)

Now, I have over 800 sales from across the world. I'm so thankful for Etsy and all my customers for making this a reality for me and so many people, like me. :)

Thank you for reading my story.

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  • Lela

    Owner, Maker, Designer, From Start To Finish, It's Me!

    I'm Lela.

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Last updated on Feb 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes! I love custom and personalization. Nearly all my shop items can be customized or personalized.

Wholesale availability

Some of my items can be remade in large quantities. Please contact me if you are interested in ordering any item in bulk.

Sizing details

The dimensions of each product are mentioned in the product description. However, if you are not clear about the dimensions or would like further details on them, please do not hesitate to contact me.