The Art of Living Card Collection from Kata Kiosk

The Art of Living Card Collection by Kata Kiosk

Kotryna Zukauskaite (aka Kata) is the founder and creative force behind Kata Kiosk, a Lithuania-based online shop with a focus on illustrated greeting cards, and their newest collection, “The Art of Living”, is filled with bright and sunny illustrations for all occasions.

I like that each of the 12 cards in this collection feature the same color palette of sunshine yellow, cherry red, powder blue, and navy. The colors alone will catch your eye, and the wonderful illustrations, which feature bouquets and wreaths of flowers and evoke a warm and cheerful feeling, will have you craving these lovely cards, which are perfect for any occasion or for no occasion at all. Psst … these cards would be great to have on hand for National Card & Letter Writing Month, and they would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, too!

In addition to their online shop on Etsy, Kata Kiosk goods are also available wholesale to small design, gift, and stationery shops worldwide.

Sounds of Spring! Card by Kata Kiosk

Poetry Time! Card by Kata Kiosk

Love Garden! Card by Kata Kiosk

Up We Go! Card by Kata Kiosk

My Cup of Tea! Card by Kata Kiosk

images from Kata Kiosk

Quirky, Illustrated Cards from Green Bean Studio

Happy For You Card by Green Bean Studio

The world of Green Bean Studio is filled with happy monsters, calendars with udders, cuddly babies, and 3D birthday bears, all conceived in the mind of and drawn by Aparna Varma, owner and head creative at the Toronto-based stationery house, which is dedicated to creating cool cards that make people smile. Now, smiling is not something that I tend to do much of on Mondays, but I couldn’t resist breaking out into a big grin when I spotted these super fun cards, and I hope that you’ll do the same!

Below is a peek at some of my favorites from the Green Bean Studio collection, and you can check out all of their fun cards right here.

Quirky, Illustrated Greeting Cards by Green Bean Studio

images from Green Bean Studio

Quick Picks : 4.9.15

Owl Spiral Bound Notebook by Honizukle

Owls Spiral Bound Notebook by Honizukle (the perfect paper gift for any owl lover)

This Week’s Picks

Pei Design has released several new cards for Spring 2015, and they are so sweet.

♥ Kitty cat paper clips? Um, yes. Don’t worry, dog lovers, there are paper clips for you, too.

♥ This paper sculpture by Julianna Szabo is amazing!

♥ These DIY retro paint can favors are such a cute idea. Free printable labels included.

Stay wild.

image from Honizukle Press

10 Everyday Cards for National Letter Writing Month

April is National Letter Writing Month, and you can help keep the art of the handwritten letter alive by sending some snail mail of your own during this month and beyond. Woo hoo for snail mail!

I’ve rounded up 10 totally craveable friendship, hello, and everyday cards that can be used to send notes for all sorts of occasions, and you can find oodles of great inspiration and reasons to write a letter over at Write_On, a campaign founded by Egg Press and Hello! Lucky. I’ll be doing my part and sending out as many letters as I can this month, and I hope that you’ll do the same!

10 Everyday Cards for National Letter Writing Month

1. Yelena Bryksenkova for Red Cap Cards 2. Ink Meets Paper 3. Rifle Paper Co. 4. Carolyn Suzuki 5. Parrott Design Studio 6. Shaff Design 7. Olive and the Volcano  8. Night Owl Paper Goods 9. Thimblepress 10. Idlewild Co.

images from their respective sources