Behind the Card

A lot goes into each of the cards we create. The right picture, the ideal colors and typography, an impeccable punch line, the optimal bodily function… a multitude of inspired choices that results in the unadulterated genius of the perfect card.  Check out some of the artists, trends and techniques involved in that greeting card wizardry.

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Threadless

Threadless believes awesome art makes the world go round and independent artists are the coolest people on the planet... couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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Sarafina Design

We know Sarafina cards as simple and clever. But in most cases, artist Jenna Waldman’s just trying to make herself laugh...

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Radiant Orchid

This magical and enigmatic purple hue is charming the pants off our greeting cards...

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Icebreakers - Sassy Slang

It all started with a sex board game… yep. And from a church volunteer, no less.

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Pinkerton Design

When she was little, Penny Eversole used to make EVERYTHING out of paper. Even shoes. And then she laminated it all in scotch tape...

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Brian Burns

In another life, Brian Burns thinks he might have been a schoolboy at Eton, but in this life, he writes greeting cards...

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Studio 942

The ladies of Studio 942 didn’t need to go far to find their creative influences, or each other...

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Adrienne Hedger

Somewhere in Southern California, an elementary school library holds the first check-out-able evidence of Adrienne Hedger's creative career...

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A Tale of Textiles

Funky prints, eccentric graphics, and traditional motifs. Textile prints are making a visual splash on the latest and greatest Recycled Paper Greetings card des

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Carla Ventresca

Carla Ventresca started her creative career drawing on her mother’s couch cushions…

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Drawing a Fine Line

Recycled Paper Greetings adds a touch of class by pairing modern humor with vintage illustrations.

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Hard Cards

As the brainchild of the awesomest duo ever, Stacey Rifkin and her co-founder Randi Picarelli acknowledge that creativity has been a part of their personas...

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Furry Friends

Let's face it... we treat our pets like people. It's only natural, then, that Recycled Paper Greetings is making them a part of your celebrations...

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Eva Szela

Maybe it’s at two in the morning. Maybe at noon. Eva Szela never knows when the creativity may hit. It just happens...

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Colette Gorgas

Working in different mediums allows for the many aspects of Colette's personality to show – sometimes lighthearted and simple, sometimes sophisticated...

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Embracing the Eighties

Video may have killed the radio star, but big hair and spandex are back and you can find it all on some of RPG's 80s-inspired cards...

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Varda Livney

In a little corner of her little house in her tiny community at the foot of a tiny mountain in Israel, Varda Livney creates greeting cards...

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Across the Line

A late creative bloomer, Lynn Felter didn’t start making greeting cards until she was in her 40s. She had pursued Master’s Degrees...

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Chris Lyles

In between landscaping, exercising, traveling, teaching and spending time with family, Chris Lyles still manages to have enough time to make greeting cards...

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Robbin Rawlings

With a view overlooking the foothills in Boulder, Colorado, Robbin never struggles for inspiration. Her backyard is a veritable menagerie of wildlife...

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Philosophie’s

With a lot of fun and a little whimsy philoSophie’s mastermind Joanna Alberti creates illustrations that reflect her happy-go-lucky style...

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Last Lemon

Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar (creators of Last Lemon, bringing you Gnarlio, The Honors List, Harold’s Planet and Mahoney Joe) made their debut...

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Find it in the Font

As old as printing itself, typography is a staple of design and our greeting cards are no exception. Recycled Paper Greetings explores the possibilities…

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Paper Loop

The moment Sara Jane Franklin put on her Oshkosh B’Gosh painter overalls, she knew that she would one day be an artist...

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Dented Can Greetings

Early on in life, Chaya Herman recognized she had a passion for greeting cards. Wanting to create something different...

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Bold Face Type

After repeatedly hearing “Oh my goodness, how cute,” Lindsay Bruno and Michele Mikeska are convinced that owning a greeting card company...

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Awkward Family Photos

Mike Bender and Doug Chernack have truly mastered spreading awkwardness to millions of people around the world...

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Hello Salami Bear

Randomly, randomness is popping up all over at Recycled Paper Greetings. 

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Leslie Kolk: Oh My Word

With one font and a few colors, Leslie Kolk’s Oh My Word designs say it all. Learn more about Recycled Paper Greetings artist Oh My Word…

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Zero Gravity

Andrews McMeel Publishing, (AMP), a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, is a leading publisher of general nonfiction trade books, gift books, calendars...

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Vicky Barone

Though she had a Master’s degree in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, Vicky knew something was missing from her life. Then she found...

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Tundra by Chad Carpenter

Realizing early on that he had no other marketable talents, Chad traded in his security guard uniform and devoted himself to his comic strip, “Tundra.”

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Susan Allen

Her imagination in high gear, Susan’s visualization process begins, and she shares with us the results of what it is to communicate with heart and humor.

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Stick World by Billy Attinger

After an auspicious artistic start vandalizing his birth certificate at the age of one, Bill Attinger started “Stick World” years later as a clothing line...

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Morrow: Skip Morrow

Skip Morrow feels blessed to have always made a living in the arts, first in music and then in visual mediums when cartoons took over at age 30.

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Cards by Ron and Joe

Don’t look for Recycled Paper Greetings’ artists Ron and Joe in Southern California’s surfing crowd. Although they live in that sunny setting, they’d rather...

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