Getting ready to ship a bunch of journals!
Since NY NOW, we’ve added some brand new stores to our retail family! For the last half of February and the beginning of March, we’ve been working on some big orders to both old and new stores. Here are a few of the stores we’re shipping Cardtorial goodies to:
- Alex & Lorenzo in New York, New York
Courtesy of Alex & Lorenzo
- Rudy’s Roundsup in Chicago, Illinois
Courtesy of Yelp
- Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) in Minnesota
- The Papery of Princeton in New Jersey
Courtesy of The Papery
- Extraordinary in New York, New York
Courtesy of Yelp
- Posman Books of Chelsea in New York
Courtesy of Yelp
- Kobo of Seattle in Washington
Are you looking for our cards in a store near you? Let us know if you want to see us in any particular shops, and we’ll do our best to get in!
It’s the last Friday of February! Can you believe we’re already two full months into 2014? How are those New Year’s resolutions going?
After a whirlwind of a winter season, Cardtorial has finally gotten some breathing room! We’ve been using this time to catch up on some much-needed rest, plan some more long-term goals for the company, and exercising our creative muscles. We can’t wait to share some specifics with you soon!
♥ “The Secrets to Getting Published.” Are you looking for extra tips on how to get your pitches get noticed? Whether your trying to get your new design or a new collection of products published, Rue Magazine’s editor-in-chief has a few tips for you to consider the next time you send out an email.
♥ “24 Hours in Los Angeles with Joy Cho of Oh Joy!” Design*Sponge’s adventure with Oh Joy is filled with so many L.A. gems to check out.
♥ If you need an extra dose of encouragement, listen to these beautiful words from “How to Actively Pursue Your Dreams” by Darling Magazine: “Imagine the dream, believe the dream, and endlessly pursue the dream.” How beautiful is that?
♥ There can be some pretty odd nooks around the house, but there are so many ways to dress up the strangest of places! Find some inspiration and read about “Playing Nookie.“
♥ “Party Planing Tips & Office Tour.” Alicia Keats shares about how important a solid team is to running a successful business.Plus, if you need some event planning tips, you’ll love her five tips at the end!
We’d love to hear what you think of these articles, so leave us a comment!
Planning blog posts for the upcoming month
On top of their business, many small shops run their own blog. Have you ever wondered why?
Top three reasons why Cardtorial blogs:
- Through our blogs, we get a chance to really develop our brand’s personality and voice. Having a distinctive voice sets us apart from other brands.
- Not only do we keep you updated on our products, but we share our lives with you as well! Our blog lets us connect with friends on a personal level.
- Consistent, quality posts establish our brand’s presence on the internet. We can be found more easily, giving us the chance to raise traffic and increase sales!
Small businesses are given more of a chance to build relationships with their buyers where large corporations cannot. If you’re a small business and can afford to invest time in a blog, why not? Even if you’re not getting seen at first, maintaining a blog (even if you update every month or so) will pay off in the long run!
Good morning and happy Friday, friends! Yesterday, we spent most of the day working on getting NY NOW orders out. You can find a complete list of our retailers here, but stay tuned because we’re going to be adding some new stores to the list soon!
We found some great articles this week and really connected with Rverie’s interview of Urbanic (first on the list!). If you have some time to spare, follow these links to some great sites! Have a wonderful weekend!
♥ Interview with Audrey Tantaros. Audrey of Urbanic has a great story to tell, and we’re so glad Rverie sought her out!
♥ “10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal.” It’s tough to consistently be creative, but the key to consistency is routine. 99U shares principal takeaways from 10 interviews to encourage creative ritual.
♥ The Great Discontent’s Kickstarter Campaign. Though this technically is not an article, TGD produces many amazing interviews that feature truly talented individuals. Recently, they started a campaign to take their work to print!
♥ “Work Hard, Decorate Hard.” Even when you work from home, it is important to have a space designated and designed for productivity. The article gives you three simple points to consider in regards to workspace design.
♥ Using Quotes in Your Work: When is it Okay?. We love Emily McDowell’s blog. Though this blog post wasn’t published recently, it’s a great guideline to keep on hand for makers.
Don’t forget, we’re always open to hearing what you think of these articles and suggestions, so leave us a comment!
The results are in! We have your favorite love card of 2014!!
This was the first time we ever had a series that depended on feedback from our friends, and we’re so glad we did it! Not only did we get to hear all of your opinions and thoughts, but we found out which of our love cards are your favorite (: We were pleasantly surprised to see that one of our first few love cards has made it so far, even beating out our new releases!
Thank y’all for voting! We look forward to hearing from you more