It’s during times like these, that receiving a message from a loved-one can mean the world to us. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, many of us are separated from our favourite people, so regular communication with each other is so important. We are blessed with the wonders of modern technology, but there is something so special about a handwritten card arriving on your doormat, don’t ya think?
This week, I have teamed up with Marieke from Troetel Creations to share with you a selection of beautiful handmade cards to send to our friends and family. Troetel Creations literally means ‘created with a hug’ and you can see that so much love and creativity goes into every single one of these gorgeous designs.
Marieke is a talented card-maker who has a passion for scrapbooking and papercrafts. Her love for all things arty and crafty began 10 years ago whilst recovering from spinal surgery. With the encouragement of a local group, a scrapbooking hobby expanded into a love of card-making. Fast-forward two-years ago, Marieke is now selling her pretty cards to high-end gift shop, Tashinga and has recently opened her own Etsy shop.
Flowers & Fairies Card: I absolutely love this card, it is bursting with fairies and beautiful flowers. It folds flat for easy posting, but once it arrives, it pops open to reveal this stunning 3D creation. The attention to detail is amazing, Marieke uses die-cutting techniques, high-quality paper, stamps and bows for this design.
Coffee Catch Up Card: This card is very cleverly designed and so appropriate for the current situation – it allows you to arrange a virtual coffee date with a friend. Inside there is space to suggest a time and date for your catch up. It’s a new concept which combines traditional cards with modern technology – genius!
Friendship Box Card: I love anything bright and colourful, and this card is just popping with all the pretty colours! It’s a cute and thoughtful card that you can send to a friend to show you are thinking of them. It is full of adorable messages which is sure to bring a smile and remind them how special you think they are.
Star Card: I love how every single one of Marieke’s designs are so unique and individual. If you are looking for an alternative to the standard high-street card, then Troetel Creations is the shop to visit! The star card is beautifully designed so once unfolded, your message can be revealed. A gorgeous card for all occasions!
Happy Birthday Balloon Card: This is such a bright, fun and vibrant card to say Happy Birthday! The little hearts are super cute and yellow is such a happy colour – this card will instantly make you feel cheerful! Marieke has a few different variations of this design in her shop so it will be easy to find a colour you love!
Inside: Pop out colourful balloons and plenty of room to write your thoughtful messages!
Hip Hip Hooray Birthday Card: This is another fun birthday card which has a vintage style stamp design on the front. Inside, the card twists open to show a cute cupcake and the message: ‘You can’t be sad when you are holding a cupcake’. Too true! This card is beautifully designed and perfect for cupcake lovers!
Every card is unique and available in a variety of different patterns. For the full range click here.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these beautiful handmade cards from Troetel Creations and a big thank you to Marieke for sending me this stunning selection! Marieke creates cards for all occasions & celebrations and is always adding new designs to her shop, so make sure you head over, have a browse and find your favourites!
Have you been inspired to write to a loved one to let them know you are thinking of them? Which card is your favourite? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you! <3