{Sponsor Feature & Giveaway} Designs by Thoughts

design by thoughts, custom shape business cards

Today we’re meeting one of our awesome OMHG sponsors Tiffany of Designs By Thoughts!  Tiffany runs Designs by Thoughts with her mother Yolanda and stopped by to give us a peek behind the scenes this family business + a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to their shop. Featuring unique and creative custom shaped business cards, stickers, and more, their shop is sure to inspire some pretty packaging!

The Design By Thoughts story

I [Tiffany] was born with a computer – seriously.  If it computed and calculated, and played video games – I had it growing up!   My mom [Yolanda] was always more creative with her hands, she would sew and crochet for me and create all kinds of cool handmade “love” – and cook…LOVE mom’s cooking and I think that is the best handmade item ever created.  A good meal!

design by thoughts, custom shape business cards

My career became technology, from IT support to management, but in later years I decided to use my love of technology in a creative way and started designing websites.  I started my own business in 2007, quitting my job in 2009 to run it full time.  Never looking back ever since – I’m glued to my bunny slippers and walking down the hall to my super office (I’m surrounded by technology and cool machines that compute and calculate).

design by thoughts, custom shape business cards

My mom worked in a law firm for the past 25+ years, and when they closed their doors in 2010 it afforded her the chance to grow her own business of selling crafty cool items in her shop Thoughts and fabric with her shop Fabricity.  That same year, we got together to bring my talents and her business sense and Designs by Thoughts was born.

I have worked on/off with my mom since out of high school (I worked at the same law firm for many years) so becoming partners was quite natural for us.  Best friends couldn’t even explain how close we are, we have the same sense of style and it shows in our work.

design by thoughts, custom shape business cards

What does DBT do differently?

We thrive on individuality, and found a need for small businesses to be able to stand out from the crowd.  We blended my mom’s cool crafty shapes from Thoughts with my graphic designs and decided to offer unique shaped business cards.  We were one of the first on Etsy to offer this, any shape your heart can imagine we can design, and we have had lots of fun ideas from teacups, sewing machines, hair combs, and vintage keys to clouds, cars and flowers.

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What is the Giveaway?

We are thrilled to offer a little something to the OMHG community by giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky small business owner.  Whatever you can find in our shop that makes your heart go pitter patter, can possibly be yours.  Labels, business cards, product tags and more.  Oh My!

How to Enter:

Visit Design by Thoughts and comment here about what your favorite item in our shop is and how would you use it.

Like us on Facebook!  We would love to hear your thoughts about your favorite item or fun things you would love to see us offer in a new business card shape!  If your shape is chosen, and we start selling it in our shop, you might have a chance to win something else later on!!

Get extra entries by (remember to leave a separate comment for each one, one comment=one entry):

  • Hearting our shop on Etsy
  • Mention us on your own Facebook page and share the link in your comment below
  • Blog about us, what you like or would like to win and share the link in your comment below

*The $50 gift certificate is available for all items currently offered in our shop, and not on a custom project.  More than one item can be purchased to use up the balance of the gift certificate – refunds won’t be given for any unused portion.

This giveaway is open until midnight EST July 27th with the winner announced at the bottom of this post July 28. By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to the OMHG giveaway policies.

This giveaway is closed! The winner is: kayla with comment #31, congratulations!

47 comments

  1. Loved your Etsy shop…hearted you. Headed to Facebook now. Love the mother/daughter team. My 14 year old daughter is amazing and makes me laugh harder than anyone. I can so see her in my creative business world so easily. Hoping she will find her way to me as she grows and make all my colorful art brighter. Hmmm. Thinking a cool, vintage lamp and shade would be a great cut.

  2. This was a delightful post. It painted a picture of what inspires you but also about the mother-daughter relationship and the transitions from working for others to working for yourselves and with each other. Thank you.

    I really love your business cards! They are unique, fun and professional all at the same time.

  3. Rach says:

    I adore your cupcake business calling cards! My avatar has been a cupcake for nearly 3 years and a unique shape like that immediately says “foodbitch!” (that’s a good thing — it’s the name of my blog) love it!

  4. Lilli McGinn says:

    I enjoyed looking through your beautiful products in your Etsy Shop and favourited a few. I love to create mail art and to beautify my outgoing mail so your adress labels and stamp stickers are right up my alley. Practical yet very decorative!

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