Friday Favorites, 8/1

1 Aug

Happy first day of August! This past month was full of shows, sunshine and traveling. We loved seeing many of your lovely faces in person, and were overwhelmed with all your love and support. Thank you so much!!

- “Multitasking is the dumbest thing you can do.” It sounds harsh, but this article explains points out that you really need to stop multitasking if you want to be productive.

- Need a pick-me-up today? Here are gifs of the 11 most adorable animals with hiccups — I promise it’ll make you smile!

- Do you schedule social media posts? This breakdown of the state of social media scheduling may surprise you.

- Make a fun craft over the weekend: a DIY watermelon favor! This is the perfect gift for guests at your next dinner party.

Thanks LA for the Great Renegade Craft Fair!

29 Jul

This weekend, Cardtorial set up shop at Renegade Craft Fair’s July market in Grand Park. It was pretty (very) hot, but all the friendly faces that made it out to the fair really lifted our spirits!

RCF grand park LA


We had a great corner location right next to Beach Bones Jewelry (they have gorgeous accessories, you should definitely check them out)! There was a lot of foot traffic around that spot, so it seems like we got lucky again (:

Cardtorial wood cards and journals

There were so many great exhibitors this weekend in LA, including Ink+Smog Editions, Janie XY, Oh Hello Friend and Plastique. The biggest hit at the fair was Front Porch Pops. Thanks to their icy treats, a huge number of vendors and customers stayed happy and (slightly) cooled. We tried their Mojito and blueberry pops — delicious!!

Los Angeles Wood Card

We debuted our gorgeous new Los Angeles wood print at the show! This design was literally finalized and printed the day right before Renegade Craft Fair weekend. So glad we could feature it at the show!

It’s been two awesome weeks in a row thanks to the team at Renegade Craft Fair! Thanks again for being great hosts. We can’t wait to come out to your next show!

Friday Favorites, 7/25

25 Jul

Renegade Craft Fair LA

This weekend, Cardtorial will be at Renegade Craft Fair: Los Angeles! We’re super excited to exhibit at DTLA’s Grand Park — it’s gorgeous and sunny outside, so it should be fun. We hope to see you there!

- We’re in love with Oh So Beautiful Paper’s Well Said Type series! Beautiful typography with beautiful quotes — what a perfect combination!

- Design Milk shared a fun 2-minute animated video that pays tribute to iconic modern architecture (and is totally worth watching).

- Inc. points to history to prove that you can accomplish anything at any age.

- Why does place matter for a small business? Find out by watching the latest installment of Mashable’s new video series on small businesses.

Thank You RCF San Francisco!

22 Jul

Cardtorial was up in San Francisco this past weekend for Renegade Craft’s July market in San Francisco! There was a cool art installation by The Dog and Wolf, yummy foods and sweets from Tante’s and Post Street Creamery (sea salt caramel and chocolate chip banana? yum!).

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We loved talking with shoppers and meeting new friends! We also added some take-home fishies to our booth display so shoppers could take some of the cuteness home. :P

Thank you for hosting such a great fair, Renegade! Y’all are awesome!!


We’ll be in LA this upcoming weekend for Renegade Craft’s Los Angeles July market at downtown LA’s Grand Park!  It’s a new location, so it’ll be fun to see new sights while we booth! We’ll be there 11am to 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday (July 26-27) — hope to see you there!


Friday Favorites, 7/18

18 Jul

Our summers season shows are in full swing! We’ve had Atlanta Gift Fair (7/8-15) and now have LA Mart (7/16-21), but starting tomorrow, you can Yvonne at the SF Renegade Craft Fair!!

San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair

We’re debuting an AWESOME new product (hint: it’s very San Francisco-based) and having a giveaway to our new newsletter signups at the craft show. We’d absolutely love to see you there!

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Meet the Cardtorial Team: Mama Leung

15 Jul
Hello, all! During my awesome with the family, I got to interview my mama for our second Meet the Cardtorial team post! I’m scribing on her behalf today. :)
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The wonderful Mama Leung!

How long have you been working with Cardtorial?

I’ve been helping Yvonne with Cardtorial in some form or another since Spring 2012.

What are your responsibilities?

At first, I was doing pretty light work — mailing stuff when she was out of town and helping out at shows.  Once things started picking up, I began to help in a much more meaningful way. (Note from Yvonne: she basically became our indispensable studio manager). I do everything from packaging, to making cards & journals, and keeping track of supplies.  I’m also moral support & mom.

What big, long-term goals do you have for the brand?

Haha, I let Yvonne stay in charge of the goals.  Generally, I love seeing happy customers and love seeing the company grow.

One of mom's quilts!  Her true passion. :)

One of mom’s quilts! Her true passion. :)

What do you enjoy the most about working with Cardtorial?

It’s fun getting our orders out the door.  It’s basic but satisfying!  I also get excited for our new designs or particularly beautiful pieces of wood.

What are your favorite Cardtorial goodies?

Our Fish in the Sea card!  We make it a lot and it’s one of our most popular so it’s great I get to see so many of them. I also really like our new geometric journals — they’re quite different from our other products and I think it’s a fun new spin.  I also have a soft spot for cute animals.

Isn’t Mama Leung adorable?! Stay tuned for our next post!

Friday Favorites, 7/11

11 Jul

We hope everyone’s enjoying their summer so far! It’s been pretty nice over here in SoCal, so we’re excited to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.

Yesterday, we had a few visitors from OC Metro visit the studio! We spruced up the place a bit to make it look cute and welcoming.

Cardtorial studio LA

What do you think of the studio?


We also made some fresh, lasercut signage!

OC Metro Cardtorial lasercut wood

Lasercut signs specially made for our guests!

Getting crafty with our lasercutter is SO much fun! Don’t get us wrong though, making wood cards, journals and prints is pretty awesome too (:

Shout out to our talented and awesome visitors (@linkeralaia & @rzcreative on Instagram) — thanks for stopping by our studio!

- Fun BuzzFeed piece to check out: “19 Reason We Should All Start Writing Letters Again.”

- Cupcakes & Cashmere made a beautifully worded case for souvenirs — definitely a lovely little personal essay!

- Cardtorial is sooo 2015 ;) See why we think next year might just be our big year: “5 Quirky Wedding Invitation Trends for 2015

- Speaking of wedding trends, have you seen Oh So Beautiful Paper’s feature on wedding stationery inspired by geometric shapes?


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