Holiday Cards On Sale!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Monday everybody! Can you believe the holidays are already here???

Starting today all of our PRINTED holiday cards are on sale for 15% off! This includes any size, flat or folded, and even custom designs. That's not your order by next Monday, the 22nd and receive free coordinating return address labels! Don't worry, if you haven't gotten the group together yet for the yearly family photo you can still take advantage of this sale. Just select "deposit" below to lock in your discount and we'll get them printed whenever you're ready!

To take advantage of this sale, just purchase the current Etsy listing of the design you prefer. Once you approve your digital proof I will send you a paypal invoice for the remaining balance. Remember, all of our designs are completely customizable. You can change the colors, fonts, graphics, layout, anything! All designs can be made into a folded card as well if you'd like to include more photos or a family letter!

The sale will end next Monday, November 22nd at 11:59pm.

Holiday Card Deposit

New 2011 Desktop Calendars!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hey y'all! I'm back after a little social media break with our new 2011 Desktop Calendars! These calendars feature all of our original patterns in 3 different color palettes...Brights, Bolds, and Pastels. They come packaged in a clear case ready to display! Calendars ship in 2-3 days and make the perfect Christmas gift.

Desktop Calendar


Right now we're having a special introductory sale! All calendars are $18 (reg. $20) and buy 2 get 1 free! This is the perfect way to knock out a few gifts for your coworkers, your kids' teachers, and even family members! They are listed in the shop but since Etsy doesn't have the ability to edit checkout yet, I've added a handy little secure paypal checkout to this post! This sale will end Monday, November 8th.

With November finally here, we'll be adding all of our Holiday items throughout the week so be sure to check back!

Purchase your calendars:

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Colors Preferred

{ NEW PRODUCT } 2011 Desktop Calendar Sneak Peek

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We've been busy busy busy since we closed down our shop last week and I'm here with a quick sneak peek of the new 2011 desktop calendars! I'll be back soon with the full reveal!

Calendar Sneak Peek

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back in July, I was asked by Jo Anne of Oh Goodie Designs to create a classic snips and snails partyscape for a baby shower she was designing. I have to tell you, it was one of the most fun suites I've designed...a classic theme that never goes out of style. She did such a great job turning a drab hospital break room into baby shower central. View the full transformation here.

image via oh goodie designs

I've finally gotten around to creating a coordinating invitation and thank you card set for the sweet party pieces and I am thrilled with the way they turned out!

Partyscape: A banner, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, napkin rings, favor tags, and water bottle wraps

You can find all of the above in the shop as printable files or printed pieces. What do you think? Do you prefer classic pieces and themes like these or does a modern design fit your style?

New Blog Design and Some Other Exciting News!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In case you didn't notice, we have a new blog! I've been thinking for months which direction I want to steer Sweet Prints in and it's been really tough. I love designing paper goods for kiddos (I have so many party invitations and cupcake toppers that haven't even made it to the shop yet) but I also love a really good, chic design and the name "Sweet Prints" doesn't really speak to that. So, after lots and lots of thought, I've decided that I'll keep Sweet Prints and it will be dedicated to everything "kid." Birth Announcements, Birthday Invitations and Partyscapes, our Just-Like-Me collection, and all of the other fun kid's stationery.

So, now for the exciting part (at least for me!)...In the next few days, olivia b. creative will debut! Named after my sweet baby girl, olivia b. will offer all kinds of graphic design services: logo design, full branding concepts, Etsy shop design, and blog design! We'll also be moving over all of our stationery, calling cards/business cards, and everything else for the "big people". That part won't be happening until after the holidays but the design services will hopefully be up and going next week! I hope to take all of the stress out of the branding process and make it a fun experience for you. Blog design can be so difficult and so frustrating if you don't have any experience with it and it is my goal to put your visions in motion. There will be more details of this to come soon!

I would LOVE to hear y'alls thoughts and feedback. I've been going back and forth on this for what seems like forever! I may end up keeping Sweet Prints fully intact the way it is and just leave olivia b. and custom design only...too many decisions!

Holiday Card Winner

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thank you guys so much for participating in my holiday poll. I was so surprised how different all of the answers were. There was such a good mix and some of you left really great recommendations! As promised, one of you is now the proud owner of 25 printed holiday cards....

"Dixon Family said...
I completed the poll. Can't wait to see some of your holiday ideas!"

Congratulations Dixon Family! Send me an email and we'll work out the logistics!

Holiday Cards are Coming!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Tuesday everybody! I have officially thrown myself full-on into holiday card designs and I need your help. So, tell me, what are you looking for this year when it comes to the perfect holiday card? Bright, cheery colors? Traditional reds, greens, and golds? Flat or folded?

For a little incentive here...give me 2 minutes of your time and complete this short poll and you'll be entered to win a FREE set of 25 printed holiday cards! Easy peasy right? I'm going to shut down the poll this weekend so be sure to spread the word quickly!

Click Here to Fill Out Form.

Leave a quick comment here just letting me know you completed the poll and I'll have a drawing on Saturday for our winner! Thank you!!

We Have a Winner!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thank you all so much for your sweet words in your giveaway entries. Without further ado, the winner of this week's giveaway is.....

Mia of Dolce Vita Mia! Congratulations Mia! Please send me an email to sweetprints @ and claim your prize!

Thank you so much to all of the other entries. I'm so thrilled with the turnout that I'm going to offer all of my followers 15% off of their purchases next week! Just enter IFOLLOW during checkout and I'll refund the 15% through paypal or send me a convo/email and I'll set up a custom listing for you!

Stay tuned...Christmas card sneak peeks will be here next week along with another freebie printable!

Freebie Printable: September Calendar

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Tuesday! Here's a freebie September calendar for you all to download and print on your own. You'll need at least Acrobat Reader to view and print the calendar. Most of you probably have this already but in case you don't, it's a free download at

There are 2 color options to choose from. I'm not sure why the quality isn't showing well here but I've downloaded and printed myself and everything looks great! Please enjoy!

September Calendar Freebie

September Calendar Freebie Purple

**For personal use only**

Don't forget to enter this week's giveaway to win a 100 piece set of custom stationery!

Giveaway and a New Collection

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hey y'all, happy Monday! Time for our third giveaway and the debut of our new kid's stationery line!

After hours and hours and hours of putting together this set, the first collection is finally ready and I'm so excited to share it with you. Introducing, "just-like-me"...

Just Like Me Debut

The Paper Dolls Collection:


There are ENDLESS possibilities with these little girls. You can even add polka dots or other shapes to those sweet little dresses. These girls can be printed on stationery, calling cards, and note pads and they're perfect to keep as little thank you notes.

Here's a sneak peek at the Playtime Collection:
JLM Playtime

And now for the giveaway! This week I'll be giving away a 100 piece set of custom stationery worth $95! Here's the fun part: you can mix and match ink colors, envelope colors or do a sampler pack with a few of your favorite designs! A FAB idea: split it up into sets of 20 and you've knocked out 5 Christmas gifts!

* This only applies to flat card designs. If you prefer folded, the total quantity will be 50.

As usual, here are the different ways you can enter (one entry for each):

1. Be a blog follower and tell me what you'd like to win!
2. Become a fan on facebook
3. Follow us on twitter
4. Post about this giveaway on your favorite social media site and come back here and post the link

** As an added bonus...if we get 50+ entries this week, 100 custom round return address labels will be included so spread the word!

I've got a few new designs coming this week as well so don't forget to check back!


We have a winner!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Congratulations Courtney from Pizzazzerie! She's the winner of a $25 Sweet Prints gift card! Courtney, shoot me an email at and let me know how you would like to spend you credit.

Come back by on Monday don't want to miss the adorable new line of children's stationery and a brand new giveaway worth $95!

Have a great weekend!

Giveaway Number 2!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hey y'all! Giveaway number 2 starts today! This week we're offering a $25 gift card so you can purchase ANYTHING in the shop! I've gotten so many emails about the previous giveaway from people who didn't win the calling cards so here is, sort of, a second chance to win!

Andrea Snedaker, an extremely talented photographer, is also hosting a Sweet Prints giveaway for today only! Hop over to her blog as well and enter to win a free set of custom stationery!

As with last week, there are multiple ways to enter. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry:

1. Head over to the shop and come back here and let me know what you would spend your $25 on!
2. Become a follower of our blog. If you're already a follower, just let me know!
3. Become a fan of Sweet Prints on facebook or twitter
4. Post about this giveaway on facebook or twitter and come back here and post the link

That's it! This giveaway will end on Friday, August 20th at 11:59pm. Good luck!

We have a winner!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Congratulations Ashley, comment #4! You won our giveaway for a free set of 100 calling cards!

Email us at sweetprints @ to claim your prize!

For those of you that didn't win, you can receive 10% off your purchase of a set of calling cards this week! Just enter GIVEAWAY10 in the notes to seller section upon checkout and 10% off your purchase will be refunded through paypal.

Stay tuned for next week's giveaway! The new giveaway will be posted on Monday by 12:00pm CST!

Our First Giveaway

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hey y'all! It's time for our first giveaway! This first week, one winner will receive a free set of 100 calling cards! These can be square or standard shaped and can be from an existing design or a totally custom design. Here are a few of the most popular cards as well as a few of my personal favorites!

Calling Card Giveaway>

There are multiple ways to enter and you can receive a separate entry for each of the following for a total of 6 possible entires (leave a separate comment for each):

1. Head over to our shop and come back and tell me what your favorite design is!

2. Become a follower of our blog.

3. Receive a separate entry for each of the following: Become a fan on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter

4. Blog, post on facebook, or tweet about this giveaway for 2 additional entries. Share the link in your comment.

That's it! The entry period will close at 11:59pm this Friday. A winner will be selected on Saturday by!

Thank you!!

New Custom Square Gift Card Design

Friday, July 30, 2010

Jen Soars contacted me about a week ago about creating some new gift certificates for her photography business. She wanted something simple pulling the beautiful deep purple from her blog and some patterns from my stationery. Here's what we came up with:

Soares Set

I just love that rich deep plum color. I think I'll turn these into some new calling card designs :) She ended up choosing design number 3 and we'll be pairing them with square gray envelopes. Pics to come!

Giveaway Coming Up!

Stay tuned for our first giveaway coming up on Monday!

Hip To Be Square?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Business cards have definitely evolved a lot in the past year or longer are they just used for businessmen and women to be filed away into a Rolodex. Mom's are using them to arrange playdates, bloggers are using them to promote their blogs and other social media outlets, even kids are using them! They're not all white with black or blue text and, here's my favorite part, they're not all rectangular! Here are a few new square
designs that will help your cards stand in the stack.

Hip to be Square

So, what do you think? Would you carry a square card or do you like to stick with the original rectangular shape?

Twine Twine Twine!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ok, I already told you how much I love this stuff. Just recently, I won a free twine sample pack (wahoo!!) from The Twinery and I just received my package the other day. :: insert "oh happy day" song here :: I am in love! The colors are so vibrant and the twine is super soft and beautifully constructed. I can't even fathom all of the different ways this material can be used.

images via The Twinery

Nicole, the super sweet brains behind The Twinery, has so graciously offered 25% off your entire order to our readers!! All you have to do is visit their shop and enter code SWEETPRINTS at checkout. Easypeasy lemon squeezy! This promotion will end on July 21st so spread the word and happy shopping!

New Birth Announcement Designs

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

In honor of week 3 of our summer sale, I've created a brand new set of Birth Announcements! I have to say that "Gabriella" is my new and absolute favorite design. I just love the sweet classic-ness of it! What do you think? Do you have a favorite? Are there any new colors you'd like to see?

New Set 1

New Set 2

New Set 3

I hope you all enjoy them! Please feel free to share these images but please make sure to link back here!

Summer Sale Week 3!

This week's summer sale is a great one for all of the new mommies! For the week of July 13 - July 20, all of our printed announcements are 20% off! Remember, all of our card stock print prices includes front AND back printing as well as envelopes. Head over to the shop and place your order today!