June 11, 2011

Trends in stationery: watercolor

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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.

February 18, 2011

From our greeting card shop: Year of Greetings set

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Year of Greetings card set from Lidia Varesco Design

Why don’t more people send handwritten cards? Because they don’t have one handy. Being a small business owner, I know it’s hard to find time in your busy day to go out and buy a card. For that reason, I created this special greeting card set.

With the Year of Greetings personalized card set, you’re prepared for any office or business occasion throughout the year. Includes our exclusive designs for special occasions such as a birthday or anniversary—as well as cards to thoughtfully express gratitude and sympathy.

Keep it on your desk along with stamps, and you’ll be prepared for any card-writing opportunity!

Buy the Year of Greetings card set.

Visit our online greeting card shop.

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!

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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!