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Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's In The Cards...

Ever since I can remember, I've always been particular about greeting cards. For example, when I was little, my mom would buy a box of Valentine cards for me to give everyone in class. I would spread all of them on the table and literally decide who was going to get what card. She would laugh, because she didn't think it was THAT serious and it would take me hours to decide who was getting what. Well, I'm pretty much the same today.

To make a long story short, I came across these greeting cards on Etsy during my blogging time off and wanted to share them with you. I thought they were so beautiful! The lady that makes them is Sylvana Borrelli from Australia. She makes cards for weddings, baby showers, and even some cool vintage pieces featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. She will even personalize your card. How cool is that? There's so much talent in this world.This is NOT a sponsored or paid post, I just admired her work and decided to blog about it.

Cards have really come a long way. How do you buy greeting cards? By the box? Individually? When events come up? What's your style? I try to pick something unique for the person or event.

Have a Great Weekend Everybody! I need to find a hobby! Oh yeah, I blog! Let me rephrase that! I need to find a hobby that PAYS! LOL

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Phuong said...

very cute

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my thrifty closet said...

Wow her card designs look really awesome i love all the meticulously executed craftwork. Very talented. Thanks for sharing this link. I think i need to find a hobby that pays too..haha


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Gosh Kim, I know why we get along now. I'm the same way. I literally agonize over choosing cards for people as well. These are just awesome. I esp. love the wedding designs. Thanks for sharing! Hope your blog break reenergized you. I've missed you my friend! I'm blogging once a week these days myself. Rena & Ian are back today :)

xo Rowena @ rolala loves

Unknown said...

wow, this lady is so talented!! these cards are like art--truly beautiful, kim!

congrats to the winner of the giveaway!


HeidiDee said...

Those are adorable! I am a sucker for cute cards, but rarely actually use them!


Stacey said...

I love the ones with the bride and groom side-by-side, it's so cute! Great find Kim and thanks for sharing! ;)

miss b said...

Wow! What a find - so pretty, beautiful fabrics and such attention to detail. Sylvana must get much satisfaction from creating these cards. I can spend ages looking for a special card for a particular person!

Jen ♥ said...

Those cards are amazing! I really love the wedding/bridal ones. Good find!

I'm shocked I won the Shabby Apple giveaway! Yeeee! Thanks so much Kim! Emailing you shortly. :o)

TheTinyHeart said...

Oh my gosh, those cards are the cutest! I love the blinged out wedding dress ones...I would've enjoyed getting one for my own wedding!

The Tiny Heart

little luxury list said...

I love LOVE those wedding cards!

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Unknown said...

I loveee that tiffany blue card, that is just so so cute!

The Urban Umbrella


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Those are stunning! I do love cards and stuff like that. And I do the same with picking out certain ones for certain people! I think it's important. They are just gorgeous! I hope you have a great weekend :))) xx

Jessica said...

omg these are so damn cute i want them all to just frame around my house!!!!! wow never new such smancy pants cards existed!!!!!

Lindsay said...

I love them all! I have such a thing for cards. I find they're just as special as the gift. :)

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Really admire her creativity. I am very particular about my cards, too. I spend just as long shopping for the right card as I do for presents. :)


I am a fan of cards as well. I've seen similar cards, but these are by far the most fashionably intricate. I love them! Thanks for the intro to her work.Enjoy your weekend. xxoo

Sarah Hartley said...

Oh my gosh, I adore those cards. Is it wrong that I want to send a link to everyone coming to my wedding so that they'll buy them for me?! :)

ftashion said...

Lovely cards! I always a personal touch and vintage touch to my cards, so I either made them or find something more vintage looking. However it think it's sad more people are turning to e-cards. Cause these cards u share are such gems!

Ash :o)

Unknown said...

I love cards too. I'm always buying them and storing them away because you just never know when you'll need one! Hope your week has been a good one so far Kim!

xo Mary Jo

lilypi said...

Congrats to the winner!
Kim, I used to do the same thing in elementary school! There was always a card for each personality :)

Elle Sees said...

I was the exact same way.l.lid analyze the valentine card messages for HOURS!

Meenakshi (meen-ak-she) said...

Welcome Back Kim! Hope you enjoyed ur time off! I love these cards- they are too cute!


oomph. said...

there was a time when i stocked up on cards, when they were on sale or something...but then i'd store them and forget i had em! no i usually buy for the occassion. we do have a stash that go thru before buying, but i do end up buying! i like to give something more personalized, too!


Kassi said...

I giggled thinking about little Kim making a fuss over which classmate was going to get the one that said "Be My Valentine." Those cards are spectacular. I have never seen more beautiful cards in my life. Great find!


Shop N' Chomp said...

Love homemade cards! I try to buy cards specifically for each occasion but for X'mas, I buy them by the box. :P

Chelsea **A Bit of Sass** said...

I love these cards!! Great blog- I'm a new follower:)

Confessions Of A City Girl said...

Oooh! those cards are too snazzy! i love! Custom cards are def. my fav.

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Tatl─▒bir┼čeyler said...

those cards are amazing.thanks for sharing:)

Heather said...

Such gorgeous pieces of art!

Mica said...

Love those cards! Handmade cards can be so special :)

These are really beautiful ones too.


Megan said...

These are so cute and fun! Very unique :)

Lena L said...

congratulations to the winner!

this is an amazing card collection.
my favorite is the one with the purple dress & damask background.

have a happy weekend, Kim! :)

amy b.s. said...

i totally have a thing for cards. and these are amazing!

MOSAMUSE said...

really cute cards!!


Nelah said...

That only says how very thoughtful and sweet you are as a person, Kim. Every little thing you say or do sets you apart from others and that's what I admire about you. Those cards are beautiful and special. I have been hooked to making handmade cards for occasions.

Unknown said...

These are so adorable, I would buy them and frame them. Happy weekend Kim.

Lisa x

Tiffany said...

Well, for some crazy reason, I'm partial to the "Tiffany" card. ;)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Congrats to the winner!

I have a box of really cute fashion-y cards that are my go-to cards because they are blank so they are great for any occasion. But I do like to go out and buy funny cards at the store as well.

I really like how these are textured...never seen anything like them before.

Sam said...

Okay...I am officially obsessed with these cards, they are stunning little pieces of art...I would want to start a collection of them.

Take me to Tarah said...

Those are a work of art Kim!
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Jacqueline said...

They are all so gorgeous! I love the Holly Golightly and Marie Antoinette cards!



Unknown said...

Oh these are such beautiful cards. One of my very best friends is getting married soon and maybe I'll get one of these extra special cards :)

Style-Delights said...

wow, so so cute and pretty! I usually buy individual card..And congrats to the lucky winner! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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when BABI speaks said...

I usually make personalize greeting cards for friends coz i love being crafty. btw, these cards are gorgeous! happy weekend Kim! :-)


Project Curve said...

people come up with the most creative things!and thanks to the net we get to know about them..i used to be pretty particular about greeting cards as wel..now i am only so when getting burthday cards..

Unknown said...

How precious are these!!! I love the incredible detail in each one. I really love the black, cream and purple one... all that texture!!! And I'm with you on a hobby that pays.. lol!!! At least blogging makes us happy in the meantime ;) happy saturday.



Jesika said...

Oh my God! This is AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing :))
And to your questions - I mostly make the cards on my own, it´s always so fun :))

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Jax said...

Oh, I love the cards!! So stylish and fun :) Congrats to the winner!!

yiqin; said...

congrats <3

Ariel said...

these cards are so pretty! & very detailed! love them! I love the "Something Blue" wedding card!

-ariel* xoxo

ftashion said...

Her cards are just amazing!! Wow, is she a fashion designer? The dresses on the cards are so beautiful! So much design efforts and thoughts put into every card.
hee, I'm into card making these days, so I would personalize the card for my friend or for the event.

Fang Ting

Stella said...

Those cards are so nice!
Lovely designs!
Miss Starshiny

Rach said...

these card designs are soo cute!!! i love them!

Katrina said...

Lovely times ten!!! I almost died laughing because I'm a card lover too, I just hate the steep prices. Have you ever bought the box from Costco? Not as couture as the gems you posted but pretty nice. I was on a hiatus myself ... Missed you girl! :)

jo said...

Hi Kim,

I love these wedding cards! They reminded me of my cards which I used to make in scrapbooking classes. Geez, ever since I started blogging, I haven't touch any of my scrapbooking stuff.

xo Jo


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