Pickles!

I’ve been doing a little sketchin’ lately, ok a lot of sketchin’. This one started out as a “quick & simple” design for this week’s Spoonflower contest. Half an hour max.. I was only going to draw the jar. Haha, right. Four hours later I had an entire page filled with everything the word pickle could bring to mind. I lose hours in my sketchbook. One minute it’s 10am and the next thing I know Steve is in the kitchen making dinner. It’s a very magical thing.pickle sketchbook jayme hennel

This week’s sketch hit the scanner and quickly turned into just the darn cutest pickle pattern I’ve ever seen. I love the little sprigs of dill and the polka dot spices in the background. If you’re on Spoonflower, hop over to vote in the contest. It will be open for the next few days before they announce the winner.

pickle pattern by jayme hennel

 

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got you covered. We have 14 new cards this year with a few new looks for some old crowd favorites like Nuts About You and I Love You Like Crazy. We’re also very excited to announce our recent paper change – we’re now using a heavier 100# card stock that is 100% recycled. We absolutely love it and think you will too!

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Be sure to check out the backs of the cards. Many of them have cute design elements that add a special touch. (Psst.. additional product photos can be found on each product page under the main photo.)

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Happy Fall, Y’all!

We have a few new cards in the shop to celebrate the wonderfulness that is autumn. It’s just starting to feel like fall here in Charlotte and I’m loving it. The leaves are starting to fade to yellow and fall from the trees. We’ve been spending our weekends touring the local (and not so local) cider mills. It’s the best time of the year! Bring on the cider and donuts 🙂

 

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Behind the scenes with our Grad Cards

A quick peek into the sketchbook with our Grad cards. Follow us on Instagram @jaymesloan and now also @hennelpaperco for shop updates.

 

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Behind the scenes with our Father’s Day cards

A behind the scenes view at the making of our new Father’s Day cards. I just love the difference between the black and white drawing and the finished art, don’t you? It’s so exciting to see them come to life.

Don’t forget, Father’s Day is June 15th! You can find all of our cards here in the shop and also on Etsy.

Follow us on Instagram @jaymesloan for more behind the scene peeks.

 

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Wishing you a smooth Father's Day.
Wishing you a smooth Father’s Day.

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Behind the Scenes with our Easter Cards

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately documenting the before and after pics of our recent new releases. I think it’s so interesting to see the original sketch compared to the final product. Sometimes the drawings are used exactly as I made them and sometimes I put a lot of time into tweaking them digitally before I’m happy with how they look. Don’t you just love how the color brings them to life? It amazes me every time. These are some the before and after shots of our new Easter cards. Follow me on Instagram for more updates like this: @jaymesloan

 

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‘Tis The Season, The Holiday Cards Are Here

We’re so excited to to finally be announcing our brand new, beautiful line of holiday cards. These have been ready to go for months and it’s been so tough to keep them under our hat until now. From Thanksgiving to New Years we’ve got everything you need to get a head start this year, including a new addition to our product line. We’re very thrilled to introduce two personalized card sets for a custom look without the custom price — printed special for your family. There are only 70 days until Christmas so now is the perfect time to get started.

Boo!

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Cue the creepy haunted house music, the Halloween cards have arrived. I’m swooning over the black princess skull. It’s the perfect mix of creepy and beautiful. What do you think? Do you send Halloween cards out? Growing up me and my sisters (all six of them) used to get cards from our grand parents and other close relatives. That’s always a nice little memory for me. Halloween isn’t a big family get together kind of holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas, but sending a card is a nice way to still celebrate with everyone you love. I’ve got a stack over here waiting to be addressed.

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New Cards + New Adventures

Very excited to announce another batch of new cards now available in the shop. I’ve been as busy as a little bee lately with more new cards on their way, a full line of holiday cards almost ready for release (hooray for getting a head start this year), custom branding designs and custom weddings. I’ve also been working on refining the HPC brand and ferociously going after my 2013 goal of taking HPC wholesale.. meaning that HPC products would be sold in stores. How exciting would that be? The day I make my first wholesale order is going to be a day of celebration. But for today, we have brand new editions in the shop. And I have to admit, the new Holla card is my all time favorite thing I have ever created, ever.

I hope you like them!

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It was always you.
And it always will be.

You ❤
You make me incredibly happy.

Husband & Wife
Cheers to a happy life.

You win.
I’ve thought a lot about this and have come to a conclusion. I was wrong.

So.. yeah that happened.
Really sorry about that.

Gnome – Happy Birthday!
Inside: “Weeee”