Boy, greeting card companies like Hallmark™ must love me! I am the customer that keeps on giving (my money, that is). I am such a sucker for any type of greeting card or postcard with a cute design, illustration, graphic or photo on it. No matter what the occasion is, I have a card for that (except for, say, Sympathy or Get Well). I don’t quite know what it is about those awesome little bi-folds of card-stock that keeps me coming back for more, but be it 1 or 100, I will not stop collecting them.
It’s not only about collecting, I also use the cards I buy. I am constantly making/writing cards for friends & family. For example, one year, a friend of mine was really upset over the passing of her pet, so I sent her a note to convey my thoughts. It was a serious matter, but all those With Sympathy cards you see at the store just seemed too heavy & sorrowful. So, I decided to lighten the dark mood by using a Bon Voyage (a.k.a. going away) card…to say one of those “This is not a ‘goodbye’, just a long ‘see you later’ ” type things. That’s what I do…it’s a small example of how I use all those darn cards I’ve hoarded over the years.
So, after all that’s been said, I recently came back from a trip to Los Angeles. My companion & I were entertaining some relatives visiting from overseas. We took them to a new favorite hang-out spot, the Abbott-Kinney district in Venice Beach. While we were there, I stopped by my new favorite shop Urbanic Paper Boutique. As you all may know by know, I always find a way to sniff out new stationery shops every time I go on a trip. So, while I was there, I couldn’t resist getting a few cards & things. You couldn’t expect me to leave empty-handed, could you? Nope, I didn’t think so. Now for the reveal… Dun, dun, da-dun…
Here’s a close-up look at the washi-tape pattern: