Feb 8, 2008

Friday Find: Just Another Day Stationery

One day browsing for gifts on Etsy, I came across Just Another Day’s shop. I couldn’t resist buying a pack of hip notecards. I love finding unique stationary. You never know when you will need to send a quick thank you or birthday note. This set of four colorful flower notecards and envelopes are perfect for those emergency situations. The cards are blank so you can inscribe your own message. Although the designer, Courtney, will inscribe a custom message if you desire. The cards measure 5.5"x4.5" with rounded corners and printed on French Paper Company cover stock.

Courtney told me she is able to find inspiration in the everyday items that surround us. “When you drive down the street, just any plain old street, look around, you can see all the different shapes and typography on signs, the patterns the roads, buildings and earth make,” said Courtney. “Really inspiring stuff!” Her Minneapolis sketchbooks are a great example of her design philosophy.

She loves to look through old vintage books and ads. “I am kind of obsessed with the twenties and thirties era,” said Courtney. “It is slowly but surely seeping into my design work.”

Courtney lives in Minnesota. During the day she is an Art Director at a magazine publishing company. In her free time, she creates stationary and jewelry. She hopes that someday she will be designing her own goods full time (and so do I!). She has been creating her goods since January 2006. She actually started designing and selling jewelry first. She loves to metalsmith! On a whim, Courtney listed some stationary in her Etsy shop and it sold well. Soon meeting the demand of her stationary sales left little time for jewelry design. She hopes to add a second shop to showcase her metalsmith work in the future.

In her Etsy shop, you can find valentine and wedding collections, cool notecards, sketchbooks and gift tags. I really love her notecards with bird designs. For those of you looking for unique personal stationary, Courtney offers a custom monogram notecard. She also sells prints of her work - sure to brighten any wall!

Be sure to read Courtney's blog for her latest news.


Bernadette said...

I leave greetings from austria and wish you a happy day!

Janine said...

I agree about Etsy. What a lucky find! I ordered super hero capes for my boys that were personalized in their favorite colors and with their initial on the back from superflykidz.etsy.com for X-mas. They are beautifully made and easy to wear. The boys fly around the room being super hero versions of themselves. What a delight!