June 11, 2011

Trends in stationery: watercolor

Filed under: Creativity,Design & Art — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 10:00 am

Selections from our greeting card collection featuring watercolor artwork

Because I couldn’t attend the recent National Stationery Show, I had to settle for living vicariously through those who did.

One of those lucky people was Grace from design*sponge, who blogged about one of the stationery trends she saw: watercolor.

Over the years, I’ve done lots of watercolor painting and started incorporating it into my greeting card designs several years ago (see examples above). I’m glad to hear it’s finally getting some well-deserved attention. In this digital age, it’s nice to see the obvious handmade touch that a splash of watercolor offers.

Visit our greeting card shop to see our collection of designer greeting cards and stationery.

November 1, 2010

Business greeting cards & stationery: online shop now open!

Just in time for the holidays, the official launch of our new business greetings online shop!

Shop our selection of holiday cards, as well as thank you, birthday, office occasions and networking cards personalized with your business info. Perfect for small businesses who want to keep in touch with clients and prospects.

Our personalized notecards are handy for quick business notes— and a great holiday gift for clients and colleagues.

All cards and stationery are designed by our design studio and printed and shipped locally in Chicago. Order cards online or talk to us about a custom order.

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April 12, 2010

Lidia Varesco Design featured in HOW Magazine!

Filed under: Featured Design Project — Tags: , , , , , , — lidia @ 2:45 pm

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I am thrilled to announce that Lidia Varesco Design was featured in the March/April 2010 issue of HOW Magazine!

Our line of greeting cards & stationery is featured in a new column called Sidelines, which highlights creatives who started a side business selling products.

The inaugural column, written by HOW editor Bryn Mooth, discusses how I got started designing greeting cards and stationery and how my side business helps fuel creativity for my graphic design business and vice versa. View the article.

As a long-time reader of HOW, I’m truly honored to be included among the countless talented designers who have graced the pages of HOW Magazine over the years. A giant thank you to HOW for including me among that list!

November 6, 2009

Get a jump on holiday shopping

Filed under: Featured Design Project,Goods & Wares — Tags: , , , , , — lidia @ 8:00 am
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photo by monstershaq2000

We are delighted to be featured in the 2009 Indie Biz Chicks Holiday Gift Guide!

Brought to you by Indie Biz Chicks, the Guide featuring holiday tips, ideas and recipes also showcases artisan-designed gifts ranging from holiday cards and greeting cards (by yours truly) to handcrafted jewelry, totes, and kids wearables. Start your holiday shopping—all in one place.

August 21, 2009

Get your greeting card fix!

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: , , , , — lidia @ 8:00 am
Lidia Varesco Greetings Notecards

"Ciao" Notecards

We all know how important it is to follow-up with clients and prospects — not to mention send a birthday card to Aunt Sally.

If your greeting card stash needs a boost, stop by the Greetings by Lidia Varesco Design booth at the Chicago Indie Collection at Oakbrook Center this weekend!

Peruse our collection of elegant and whimsical greeting cards, notecards and stationery. Buy just one card or a whole set, so you’re prepared for any occasion. We can also personalize any card with your name, message or logo. Order any quantity — just ask us for details.

Chicago Indie Collection
Sat, Aug. 22:  10 am-9 pm / Sun, Aug. 23: 11 am-6 pm
Oakbrook Center
(Oak Brook IL) between Crate & Barrel and Lord & Taylor
Don’t forget to vote for us in the Shopper’s Choice Awards, we can both win prizes!