Monday, July 18, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: Queen of Paper Cards Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (US/CAN)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE~

About the Designer... 
My name is Eydie and I am married with three children. I am also a nana to three adorable munchkins with another one on the way! I started making cards in my free time to give to friends and family members. The more time I spent making cards the more I had fun coming up with new designs. I enjoy the process of making cards and seeing a thought translate into a finished card. I just opened my etsy shop, Queen of Paper Cards, but I have been making cards for years! I have cards for many occasions from birthday to wedding to thinking of you to baby shower and more. I can even personalize cards! Please take a look around my site and let me know what you think.

Review...
Handmade cards are the best! If you're going to spend $3-4 on a card, then you might as well buy a unique card made with love and support a small business, right? I think that's a big YES! Queen of Paper Cards is a new Etsy shop full of beautiful and affordable handmade cards for many occasions.

Eydie sent me a few of her cards to review for her. It was so much fun discovering all the little details, and trying to figure out what she used, and how she made them. When I was younger, my mom and I used to make cards and scrapbook pages together. Ah, someday I will get back into it! Needless to say, I know a quality handmade card when I see one! 

The Lovebirds wedding card is absolutely darling and will be perfect for my sister's upcoming wedding in August. The card is 6 1/4 x 5 inches, and made with a pearly white cardstock that shimmers slightly against the light. It's blank inside, comes with an envelope, and arrives in a clear sleeve to protect the card until use. The "Happily Ever After" is stamped in the corner, and a ribbon adorns the top, tied in a knot. The birds are very dimensional, with the wings coming off the card. Two shiny gems make for eyes on the birds. I love all the details, and the patterned paper used for the birds' bodies is really pretty. Oh, did I mention this card is only $3.50? What a steal! I hate to give this card away, but I love my sister enough that I guess she can have it! :)

The Thank You Card Set features 2 cards, each with a different background, and a flower with multi-colored petals. Each card is 4 x 5½ inches, is blank inside, includes an envelope, and comes in a clear protective sleeve. Each paper leave has "thank you" stamped on it. There's a silver brad in the middle of each flower, giving off a great deal of dimension for the whole card. The set is only $4 for both cards too! It's such a bargain and these cards are so pretty! I'm looking forward to sending these to some special people soon!
I actually received another card from Eydie, thanking me for the event and such (so sweet, although it's really HER shop that allows me to do this all!). This card has a really unique design, and I wanted to share it with you. Instead of opening a traditionally folded card, the written portion of the card pulls out of the top! I thought this was so clever! I've since learned that this is a pocket card and she has a few more of these in various designs in her shop. I LOVE this card! 

I'm so impressed with Eydie's talented eye, creativity, and attention to detail. Her cards are amazing and full so much personality! Here are a few more of her cards that are just adorable!



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22 comments:

Joy N. said...

thank you card
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75291241/thank-you-flower
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Judy said...

I like the Thank you card set and also the Happy Birthday Bouquet card

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17sirens said...

I like the hello owl blank card set.

Anonymous said...

hello owl

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Alisha L. said...

The Lovebirds Wedding Card is simply adorable.

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Mrs. Martinet said...

I like the Best Wishes card with a large and small white heart.

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Mandy said...

Happy Birthday Birdie - Lisa is cute!

Brag All About It said...

i like the happy birthday birdie ...the hellow owl too I love owls!

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Michelle said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/77677123/hello-owl-pocket-card-blank

Anonymous said...

I love the Happy Birthday card with the cute bird!
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TopHat said...

I love the stitched heart card!

ElfRenee said...

I love the hello owl pocket card best!!

christy said...

i like the thank you flower, love bird wedding and pocket thank you cards.
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Alex said...

I love the hello owl pocket card, happy birthday lola, and the love bird card. :)

Christine said...

These are all so cute! I really like the wedding card with the sweet birds!
Christine

Margaret (prellerm@yahoo.com) Osako said...

I love the Hello Owl Pocket Cards... I always need blank cards and these ones are just so cute.

polly said...

i like the thank you card set and the happy birthday bouquet card
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Sherry said...

Loved the Happy Birthday Bouquet card.

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violoner said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75291241/thank-you-flower
I love this Thankyou card!

krafterskorner said...

This one is my favorite.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75291241/thank-you-flower

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Erica said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75292670/thank-you-card-set

Ashley said...

I like the Thank You Flower.

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