Quirky Cool Valentine’s Day Cards for Everyone Awesome in Your Life

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Quirky, Unique, Fun Handmade Valentine's Day Cards for Single Folks and People In Love by Julie Ann Art
I’ve been a fan of the handmade cards created by Julie of Julie Ann Art for some time. And this year’s Valentine’s Day card line is no exception. Julie creates unique and quirky themed cards for every personality. And you can gift a card to anyone you love this year, even if that person is single. Enter the “Happy Singles Awareness Day” card. “Have fun watching The Notebook with your dog.”


Quirky, Unique, Fun Handmade Valentine's Day Cards for Single Folks and People In Love by Julie Ann Art
Or praise one of your favorite people with a card that says it like it is – “I’m so glad you’re as weird as me.” Or “You are my person.”


Quirky, Unique, Fun Handmade Valentine's Day Cards for Single Folks and People In Love by Julie Ann Art
Still not doing it for you? Then go for a card that explicitly spells it out – “Get Naked,” “You’re my favorite thing to do,” or the anti-Fifty Shades of Grey Valentine’s Day card “Our sex is better.” These are definitely cards you can have fun with!
Quirky, Unique, Fun Handmade Valentine's Day Cards for Single Folks and People In Love by Julie Ann Art
So whether you have single friends or a fabulous boyfriend or just love your dog in a way that no guy could ever compete, Julie Ann Art has the perfect quirky, funny, serious, or just plain silly Valentine’s Day card – or Singles Awareness Day card – just for you! And my pup, Jasper, definitely approves of some doggie-mommy time.
You can find the complete line of handmade Valentine’s Day cards created by Julie in her etsy shop. And you can discover her love story on her blog – just in case you were wondering where she gets her inspiration from. Use coupon code: SOAPDELI10 now through February 14th, 2013 and receive 10% off your purchase from Julie Ann Art.
So how will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Starry eyed and madly in love or rocking it singles style?

Cute Custom Pet Portrait Giveaway

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If you’re a pet owner like me you’ve probably come to terms with the fact that your pet – dog or cat, perhaps hamster or snake – is lovingly adored and a thousand times more spoiled than you’d like to admit. But that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with being the awesome pet owners that we are. So what to do? Well, I certainly think we should embrace the fact.
Custom Cartoon Family Portrait from Cute Cartoon Portraits
In order to help you remain a bona fide addict and hapless slave to your pet, I suggest immortalizing your furry – or perhaps scaled – darling with a custom pet portrait from Cute Cartoon Portraits. Cute Cartoon Portraits is a shop devoted to custom commissioned portraits of your beloved pets, family, and friends. Each illustration is created especially for you using your very own pictures! Additionally, you’ll also find a wide selection of pre-made cartoons that have been placed on greeting cards and wall art prints.
Custom Pet Portraits from Cute Cartoon Portraits
Joanna, the artist behind Cute Cartoon Portraits, has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She has training in classical animation as well as Motion Design and loves drawing. And, because she finds such great inspiration from custom drawings, she’s sponsoring a giveaway and offering up one of her Custom Pet Portraits to one lucky winner! This is a personal custom digital portrait created from YOUR photos. The winner will receive a digital copy in any size that he or she chooses which can then be taken to his or her local printer. This prize is valued at $60.

In addition to custom portraits of pets and families, Joanna also serves up super cute baby shower invites, wedding and save the date invites, pins and pendants. If you just can’t wait to see if you’ll be lucky enough to win, you can order from Cute Cartoon Portraits through September 1, 2012 and save 25% off your purchase when you enter coupon code: LOVEANIMALS at checkout. Shop online at http://www.cutecartoonportraits.com or on etsy!

But don’t let that stop you from entering! Everyone has a chance to win as long as you’re 18 or older. Simply enter via Rafflecopter below by a minute after midnight Eastern Time on August 10th, 2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Handmade Christmas Cards – Make them. Share them. Store them.

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The holiday season is underway! And if you’re planning for a DIY Christmas and haven’t started making gifts yet, now is the time! While you’re making gifts though, don’t forget the Christmas and Hanukkah cards! Handmade Christmas cards are a nice touch and they are easy to make with some cardstock, scrapbooking papers, and little bit of glue. MyDIYChat has seven great ideas for crafting your own handmade holiday Christmas greeting cards from scrapbooking materials.
Christmas Cards from Simply Radiant Blog
But if you want to get extra creative, consider a spin off traditional paper greeting cards. I’m in love with the boxed Christmas cards (pictured above) from Simply Radiant. Rather than using a paper card, the family instead took photos of them in a photo booth – one for every recipient – then tucked them into jewelry boxes with candy peppermints and shipped them via the postal service like tiny gifts to friends and family.
DIY Christmas Card Holder from According to Kelly Blog
While I’m sure you’ll be busy crafting Christmas cards, don’t forget you’ll need a way to display all of the cards you receive throughout the holiday season. According to Kelly Blog has a super cute tutorial for making a DIY Wreath Christmas Card Holder. Made from a large embroidery hoop, some ribbon, clothespins, scrapbooking papers (this is a great time to use up those scraps), and a bit of hot glue, this Christmas card holder is not only easy to make, but looks great anywhere in your home for displaying your favorite cards from loved ones.
Greeting Card Organizer from Design*Sponge Blog
In case you get a little carried away with your handmade cards and make a few too many, then why not go even further and craft a DIY greeting card organizer? Not only will it give you a handy place to store your seasonal greeting cards for next year, but also to keep any other cards you may craft along the way for weddings, birthdays, and thank you’s!

Will you be sending out handmade cards this holiday season?

Handmade Greeting Card Giveaway from Julie Ann Art

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Handwritten notes are fabulous to give and receive. In the age of technology, emails and text messages, a physical thinking of you is both memorable and just plain awesome. So share your thanks, love or just a hello with a handmade greeting card from Julie Ann Art. Right now Julie Anna is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop. She sells her own line of greeting cards with cute illustrations for special occasions that you’re sure to flip for.
Find something now and can’t wait to win? Enter coupon code SOAPDELI at checkout when you make a purchase and score 20% off your purchase while this contest is running!
For your chance to win this contest, you’ll just need to visit Julie Ann Art and choose your favorite product from Julie’s shop. Then leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite item. This contest will end on May 22, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per person per entry method. This contest is open worldwide to those ages 18+. The winner will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries using random.org. Your information will not be shared or sold. The retail value of this prize is $25.
The first method of entry is required to enter this contest. If you’d like additional entries into this contest, you may complete each of the following tasks for one additional entry each.
1. Fan Julie Ann Art on Facebook. Leave a comment with your Facebook name stating that you’ve become a fan.
2. Follow Julie Ann Art on Twitter. Leave a comment with your twitter username.
3. Follow Julie’s blog Julie Ann Art through google friend connect. Leave a comment stating that you’re a follower.
4. Tweet this contest on Twitter. Include @soapdeli in your tweet so I know you’ve done so. Leave a comment stating that you’ve tweeted this contest.
5. Blog about this contest. Leave a comment with the link back to the blog post.
6. Add any product from Julie Ann Art to your wishlist on Kaboodle or Pin It on Pinterest. Leave a comment with the link to your public wishlist or board.