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All of the cards start with a little idea. From there, I either sketch something out on paper or head straight to my computer to start drawing and researching. Sometimes my research includes learning more about my subject (like when I draw the neighborhood maps), and sometimes I just need to look at a bunch of pictures of my subject – like those glasses in the picture below – so I can get a feel for how I’d like my drawing to look in the end.

bifocals birthday card by everything little miss

I use Adobe Illustrator to create my print-ready files. When the design has been finalized, I send the file to my printer for a proof. I use the proof to check colors and cropping, and to check for spelling errors or other mistakes (like typos in the product numbers). I make sure I like everything or make changes when necessary, and then I approve the final file and put in an order for the quantity of cards I’d like printed.

Everything Little Miss cards, notebooks, and notepads are digitally printed by ISS in Shirley, MA. They print, trim, score and fold the cards, and then I package them in my office.

Ta-da! That’s how the cards are made, from mere idea to retail-ready.

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It’s a beautiful late summer day here, and we’re getting psyched for fall! Why? Because we’re participating in some fun, outdoor events in the coming days and weeks! If you live in or around Boston, we hope you’ll be able to join us. We’ll have cards, notebooks, chunky pads, prints, and possibly tote bags (for the 2 later dates). Come support local artist and enjoy the changing seasons. We look forward to seeing your friendly faces!:)

Dates & details below.

> Sunday, September 8th
12pm – 6pm

543-537 Massachusetts Ave, West Acton Village, MA (a short walk from the Acton-Boxborough Farmer’s Market) 


> Friday, September 20th
> Friday, October 4th
11:30am – 5:30pm
The Cambridge Open Market is located at the Plaza, near Harvard University’s Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, at the intersection of Oxford and Kirkland streets, northeast of Harvard Square

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So it’s been awhile since the last post. A long, long while! The Stationery Show was great and exhausting. It took me a few weeks to catch up on things and get out all of our ASAP wholesale orders. Then I had back to back trips to Spain and Florida, and before I knew what had happened, it was mid-July! Time sure does fly.

new items in the shop

Even though I haven’t been too active online, I’ve been working away behind the scenes. I’ve been photographing all of the new cards that I released at the show, and for the past 2 weeks I’ve been adding the new items to our online shop. I’m not done yet, but the majority are now available on Etsy, and I’ll keep adding to the collection over the next few weeks. I also plan to re-shoot all of my inventory so the shop will have a more consistent and clean look. In addition, the sale page will be updated so I can start clearing out discontinued products! So stay tuned (and thank you so much for your patience).


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It’s the final countdown. We’re almost there!

prepping cards for nss 2013

We spent the weekend packaging up samples, prepping cards to hang on the booth walls, and going over (and over and over) our packing list.

putting together press kits for nss 2013

Last night, we put together a bunch of press kits for the show and made little packages for our booth giveaway!

We leave for NYC early Friday morning, so we’ll be packing everything up, running last minute errands, and doing lots of laundry until then. Wish us lots of luck! If we think of it, we’ll check back in here before we go. Otherwise, find us on facebook, instagram, and maybe even twitter.

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