Minds Eye Design

2838 Sales


Minds Eye Design

2838 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars

mindseyecards is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello Everyone! We are now closed for the holidays and we will open again in the New Year! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 20, 2016

Hello Everyone! We are now closed for the holidays and we will open again in the New Year! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Hope Meadows

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Hope Meadows


Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
Kristin Flejszar

Kristin Flejszar on Jan 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this glass! It is a quality item, just as described. I have put it through the dishwasher and it comes out still intact! The words on the glass are clear and the glass is good quality.


kimandtracy on Dec 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

what a great magnet to add to my collection :)

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Once upon a time...

It seems as though I have always been creating something. I have loved DIY projects since I was little and remember the first time I went into a Michaels Hobby Shop, as they were named back then, and I was in heaven. The big project back in the day was rhinestones on everything! T-shirts, jeans, and even your sneakers.

Mind's Eye Design started in 2002. I started creating one-of-a-kind collage greeting cards while on a "ski trip" in the Pyrenees. I DON'T ski and I wanted a fun art project to do while I was stuck at the lodge all day with my then one year old son, Sacha. Valentine's Day was coming up so I made some collage cards for a few of my friends. Their response was so positive that I kept making more for other occasions and a year later I was selling them in a few stores in Toulouse and Paris.

I have been in retail & wholesale for almost 30 years. I owned a functional art gallery and another funky retail store in Dallas in the 80's & 90's. After selling my business in Dallas, I decided to take a break and travel Europe for a few months. I fell in love with a quaint city in the south of France, Toulouse, and thought it would be fun to live overseas for a year or so. One year turned into seven years and during that time I opened a small retail store, met a Frenchman, and had a child. I moved back to the U.S. in September 2005.

After the success I had in France selling my cards, the most logical step was to see if there was a market for them in the U.S. Each time I would come back to Michigan to visit my family, I would make appointments with area stores and show them my cards. One of those stops was Catching Fireflies, who became one of my earliest accounts. [Catching Fireflies & Yellow Door owner] April was instrumental in getting Mind's Eye Design its first set of sales reps in 2006.

We now have over 400 retail accounts throughout the U.S. All of our products are made in house and I have a small team that helps with production and fulfilling orders in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am also the designer of 'Fly Paper Products' which are a collection of book and library themed products which are here on Etsy. We have also licenced work from various artists to create the 'Hope Happens' collection of encouragement cards and we recently licensed the artwork of the very talented Roswell, GA artist Allison Strine, which is available both retail and wholesale.

I have a love for all things retro and especially the design & esprit of the 50's. My work incorporates vintage images from nostalgic magazine advertisements and pairs them with snarky phrases. Over the years we have added many other products beyond the original greeting cards such as fridge magnets, buttons, mirrors, and postcards. All the designs have a vintage retro appeal and nostalgic theme.

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  • Hope Meadows

    Owner, Creative Diva

    Hi, I am Hope Meadows, of Minds Eye Design. My creative journey has taken me from my homestate of Michigan, to Dallas Texas, then seven years in Toulouse France and back to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 8, 2015
Minds Eye Design began as a creative outlet in 2002 while I was living in France and consists of french and retro greeting cards, magnets and buttons. My love for France and the french language is incorporated throughout a lot of my designs.

I sell both retail (on etsy) and wholesale via my web site. www.mindseyecards.com Feel free to contact me if you are a store or boutique and you would like a catalog sent to you.

Minds Eye Design is the parent company of Fly Paper Products, Allison Strine Designs and Hope Happens. All of those collections are also available wholesale and retail.

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Payment via PayPal is prefered. Please feel free to contact me otherwise. I also accept MC, Visa and Discover.
All orders are sent via USPS first class parcel 24 to 48 hours after receiving payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please Please, contact me if an item arrives missing or damaged! I try to package item with the utmost care but there are always unforseen problems en route!
Additional policies and FAQs
I am primarily a wholesaler so please contact me if you are a boutique or store. I am happy to send you a catalog and price sheet or have one of my US sales reps contact you for an appointment to see the line.

All of my images are created by myself and are therefore copyrighted. Please don't use any images without my permission.

We also offer quantity discounts for certain items so contact me for more details.