11 Cards you Should have in your Paper Collection

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Last week, I went to the box in my desk at home that holds cards and stationary in hopes of finding a card for my father-in-law’s birthday. Sadly, my little collection was really lacking and I had to use a boring, blank card that didn’t really fit the occasion. I’m hoping, over the next month or so, to build up a collection that I can feel confident about so that when the next occasion arises, I’ll be prepared with a unique card that I’m excited to give. Here are some of my favorites, designed by artists and independent studios:

First Row: bearded friend $3.95 via red cap cards // party squirrels $3.95 via red cap cards // yee-haw puppet $5 via egg press
Second Row: allo allo by darling clementine $4.50 via little otsu // good luck card $3.50 via deadweight // dad card $3.75 via quill and fox
Third Row:  baby card mint $4 via rifle paper co. // thank you card 10pcs. $17.50 via quill and fox // here comes the bride $3.95 via red cap cards

And a couple of assorted sets to make shopping a little easier:

blooms and branches collection $15 via the black apple // assorted birthday set $16 via rifle paper co.

Admittedly, I have A LOT of cards on my wish list, but I think I’ve managed to narrow it down to a few favorites. I’d love to know, what are your favorite sources for greeting cards?

Christina is the writer behind the design blog, Down and Out Chic. She’s a budget-friendly design huntress that’s passionate about art and the handmade movement. She adores all things striped and polka dotted and would spend most of her afternoons vintage shopping if her closet were big enough. Find her on Twitter or at D&OC.

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My Ideal Card Collection: Last week, I went to the box in my desk at home that holds cards… http://t.co/wR2An7jd

(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch) | May 24th, 2012 at 11:34 am

ready for some cardspiration? http://t.co/AqymvEj2

(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch) | May 24th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Love your picks for this roundup Christina. My favorite source for paper goods is Rifle Paper Co. And I love Egg Press too.
-Brittni

papernstitch | May 24th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

My latest round up on @papernstitch – 11 cards to have in your card collection http://t.co/c91Zk4Vm

(@downandoutchic) (@downandoutchic) | May 24th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Fab blog post for the greetings card obsessed like me RT @papernstitch: My Ideal Card Collection http://t.co/9sMPHeNN

clairevbee (@theregularhome) | May 25th, 2012 at 3:00 am

These Look great! Next time I’m in the market for a card I’ll have to look these up.

Krista | May 25th, 2012 at 9:14 am
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