What is a birthday without a beautiful handmade card? Today I am visiting with Julie of Specialty Cards 4U, learning about her growing business and her story. To celebrate July with us, Julie is giving away a $50 gift certificate, so you can get some of her handmade goodness for your very own celebration!
Hi Julie! I’m happy to have you here to talk about Specialty Cards 4 U, please tell us a bit about you & your business:
Hi Jessika! Specialty Cards 4U is an independent design studio located in Cincinnati, Ohio. I design & create handmade greeting cards and pocket notes that cover everything from birthdays to anniversaries. I’m so proud that we can offer a truly ‘handmade in the USA’ product to our customers and retailers. Each of our greeting cards and pocket notes are hand cut from heavy weight textured cardstock and embellished with ribbons, gemstones, glitter and more. I like to think that each one is a little piece of art – in fact, many of our customers have framed our cards. Our pocket notes are not only a whimsical way to send a birthday or new baby wish, they’re perfect for tucking little extras into the pocket – like a gift card or a love note. On the personal side of things, I’m married and have 2 great kids – my son is in high school and my daughter just finished her first year of college. We have also have a mixed-breed pound puppy that can usually be found with a scrap of ribbon stuck to his tail and glitter on his nose.
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Love the blue baby invitations!
I follow on twitter @tigg1990
There is nothing more lovely that receiving a lovely hand made made. I have kept my favourite cards from birth until present time and they bring back special memories of people in my life. I had a good look on the website and decided a collection of cards from the Scalloped cards (really love the Welcome Little One with the elephants), Valentines, Wedding and Anniversay (adore the Eiffel Tower card) would be fantastic so then I had a card for every occassion.
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Shared this give away my Facebook page.
p.s. – previous comment meant to say I like Specialty Cards 4 U on Facebook!
Love your work. What would I buy? The specialty Christmas cards for sure, and maybe the small gift cards. Those are beautiful too.
Thanks for the opportunity:)
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I would buy a bunch of different cards (birthday, congrats, etc) to have on hand — they are so adorable!
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Oh these cards are just too cute! I think I would stock up on a mix of cards. Some of the scalloped edge ones for birthdays and definitely some of the welcome baby pocket cards would find their way home to me.
I love ” Merci” card :D, the chocolate one
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Gosh those are cute! I think I’d have to have something custom-made. Though the elephants with hearts are just tearing me up inside. Thanks!
I shared it on facebook
Her studio looks great! What a generous giveaway. I would use my gift certificate for a set of custom Christmas cards.
What a great interview. Thanks for the pesk behind the scenes. I love all the designs but I think I’d choose all the new glitter cards. So cute.
Happily following both of you on Twitter.
LOVE your cards, I would get an assortment of the scalloped cards. I follow you on twitter, liked you on facebook and posted giveaway to profile.
Ooh all the birthday cards are to-die…could totally stock up on those!
I have a lot of family birthdays coming up, so I’d get a bunch of birthday cards, like the butterfly and dancing girl ones.
I love the scalloped elephant, bunting and balloon cards and a whole bunch of pocket notes to gift away.
I liked Specialty Cards 4U on Facebook (under my Dry As Toast page).
I also shared the link from Oh My Handmade! Goodness’ Facebook page with my Dry As Toast page followers. http://www.facebook.com/dryastoast
love love LOVE your cards! =)
all designs are great but i think i’d choose some scalloped cards and the valentine’s. soooo cute.
you can tell in your work you love doing this!
I love the scalloped edge cards! I’d probably buy several different themes to have what I need in a pinch. Thanks for the giveaway!
I tweeted about it!
I am now a follower! Thanks again!
Lovin’ the pocket cards!
Liked you on Facebook 🙂
Guess it’s too late, but I like you anyways 🙂
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