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Card Company Spotlight: justWink

Friday evening I was at Target with my cousin. We naturally spent a few minutes in the card aisle, where I found a new (to me) card company that I was quite impressed with. JustWink is a subsidiary of American Greetings, but with a more youthful, humorous, and trendy feel. After browsing their website, I’m even more impressed.

As they say on their “About” page:

justWink = always-awesome cards that will work for every who what and when in your crazy life.

We basically ask ourselves what dream greeting cards we WISH existed so we could send ’em to our people–and then we make those cards, so YOU can send them to your people and make them super-happy. Because we’re altruistic like that.

But maybe the best thing about justWink (aside from the perfect cards) is that you can send ’em however you darn please: send ’em the classic & classy way, via Real Mail (from stores or our rad app), or send them via Text Message, Facebook, and Email (from our app or this site). Whatever makes sense forYOU.

The justWink website connects with your facebook profile to give you reminders of your friends’ birthdays, and has an app for “on the go” card sending.You can send free interactive e-cards (through email, facebook, or text message), complete with photos and customized messages, and from their app, even send a physical card for a low fee.

JustWink cards tend towards the snarky and clever…probably not cards I’d want to send to my grandma, but great for my friends and sisters. I even bought one for my sister’s birthday later this month. There are the usual birthday, wedding, new baby, thank you, etc, cards, as well as some more…unusual categories, such as “fml” and “bromance”.

A few of my favorites after a quick browse:

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Currently Reading: Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen & Robert Harris

**All images copyright justWink and AGC, LLC. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any manner for this voluntary review. Any purchases made from links in this post may result in commissions for the author of this post.**

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Made: DIY Birthday Cards

I made these watercolor birthday cards, inspired by this post on The Sweetest Occasion. I made several more, but they’ve already been mailed off in June’s batch of birthday cards. (Aside, does anyone know how to rotate pictures in WordPress?)

These were super easy. For the two striped cards (the upper left, and the bottom cards), I just pressed my stamp pads directly on the cards. The third card I made with a hand carved eraser stamp in the shape of a circle, and some letter stamps.

I’ve made cards for years, but was never satisfied with the results. I’m finally learning that I don’t need to make cards like in the card making magazines, which are generally too frilly/complicated/cluttered for my taste. I like a cleaner look, and I have to say, I’m pretty satisfied with these cards, especially the watercolor ones. Hooray for figuring out my personal aesthetic!

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Outgoing: June Birthday Cards

Three of which are already late. What can I say, we moved last week, and I’m just now organized enough to find my stationery box, my address book, and my stamps, all at the same time.

Currently Reading: Mastiff by Tamora Pierce 

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