snarkycards

Snarky Cards: Brutally Honest Greeting Cards!

Seattle, Washington | 1970 Sales

snarkycards

Snarky Cards: Brutally Honest Greeting Cards!

Seattle, Washington 1970 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (568)
Alisa Starr

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Alisa Starr

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Announcement    My name is Alisa Starr. I make Snarky Cards. I've made and sold 70,319 cards in the last 8 years. I sell them to stores, online and in bars, from a box that hangs beneath my boobs. Like a cigarette girl. You can buy my cards in any one of the 25 stores that carry them. Or, from me, in person, in Seattle. I mostly sell on Capitol Hill. Check out my website www.superalisa.com to find a store near you, or to read more of my writing.
Love,
Alisa
PS I like to do special projects. I can paint or type you something special if you want me to!

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Last updated on Mar 11, 2019

My name is Alisa Starr. I make Snarky Cards. I've made and sold 70,319 cards in the last 8 years. I sell them to stores, online and in bars, from a box that hangs beneath my boobs. Like a cigarette girl. You can buy my cards in any one of the 25 stores that carry them. Or, from me, in person, in Seattle. I mostly sell on Capitol Hill. Check out my website www.superalisa.com to find a store near you, or to read more of my writing.
Love,
Alisa
PS I like to do special projects. I can paint or type you something special if you want me to!

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • chazeher on Jun 5, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars
  • kmadnick90 on Dec 3, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    I had questions about one of the cards, and she was so sweet and very easy to communicate with. Highly highly recommend this shop. Fun, quality cards, great seller.

  • Mike Roberts on Mar 20, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cards that you can give to your friends and give them hope in the face of an indifferent universe. High quality work!

  • Dayna on Oct 10, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars
  • Joseph Hummel on Aug 15, 2017

    1 out of 5 stars

    No communication whatsoever from the seller and they never shipped my order despite prompt payment and requests for updates over multiple weeks.

    Alisa

    Alisa responded on Sep 6, 2017

    My account was hacked. And I couldn't access the buyers info. As soon as I was able to get back into my account, I apologized and refunded his money.

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This is me presenting my newest painting print

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About

Super Alisa and Snarky Cards

Once upon a time, I worked for an artist. And we were going to make Greeting Cards. So, I wrote about 30 of them. And then my boss stopped taking her medication. And I had to get a real job.

Four years later, I needed a birthday present for my sister. So, I painted some postcards and typed those cards out with my typewriter.
Joy called me and told me "These are awesome! You should sell them!"
I was getting tired of the endless parade of office jobs I'd walked in and out of by then. So, I decided to start making them for a living.

It was hard. When I started, they were $1. And it took me 45 minutes to make each card. Thankfully, my friends and family all helped. I accepted food donations. And I raised my prices to $2 each. And I got a little faster at making them. And people started buying them, collecting them, and giving them to their friends, lovers and family.

Over the last five years, I've made and sold 59,421 cards. I've done business with over 50 different stores, in 5 different states. And I've written over 3,000 different cards. 1200 of which sell very well.
And I've become welcome in lots of lovely bars. People have called me a fixture in Oakland, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

Married couples tell me I helped them hook up.

Single girls tell me "He gave me one of your cards after our second date. And he gave me cards when I moved in. And after we'd have a fight. And then I gave him a Snarky Card to dump him. And my best friend gave me a card to comfort me, after we'd broken up."

My cards have helped people through their divorces, break-ups, best friendships, hook-ups, fights, make-ups, new baby's drinking problems and all kinds of creepy shades of love.

I'm glad that I get to help people say what they mean to each other. I hope I get to keep doing that. Until the entire world just says what they mean, all the fucking time.
Mewahahahahaha!!!
(Evil Laugh)
Love,
Alisa

Shop members

  • Alisa Starr

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Princess Of Snarky Cards! I Make 'em, And Sell Them In Bars From A Box That Hangs Beneath My Boobs

    I'm 33. I've been making and selling Snarky Cards for 5 years. I have sold 50,495 cards so far. I love that being a loud-mouthed bitch who can identify stranger's problems, and get people to tell her sexy stories is an asset.

Production partners

  • Sticker Mule

    United States

    They take my original designs and send me wonderful renditions of them as magnets and stickers.

  • Tabs To Go

    Seattle, WA

    Dan is a local printer who works with other artists and venues. He worked hard to find the good paper, cardstock which will retain the image, but wouldn't stick together, and would hold up to being typewritten on. I think of him as my collaborator.

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