Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's Top Stationery Artists

One of our favorite stationery designers, Tori Higa, has just released her second book, "Today's Top Stationery Artists 2". Like the first book, it features talented and creative leaders in today's stationery industry.

We are so proud to say that she chose Driscoll Design as one of the featured artists in her first book, "Today's Top Stationery Artists"! It also features fantastic designers such as Hello Lucky!, Hammerpress and Snow & Graham. You can purchase it online by clicking on this link to

Proper Topper

Trying to find a few of our glittery holiday card designs for purchase? Find some at Proper Topper's online store here:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Merci Bien, Santa

Hark the herald and ho ho ho, people! Just yesterday, we happened to find our "Merci Bien" match box featured, smack-dab, on page 108 of this month's issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine under "Haute Hostess" gifts! What do ya know? Christmas has come early for the Driscolls. Thanks, Santa baby.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Our first "retail show" was yesterday at the annual REI Holiday Bazaar! We were excited to do this as an opportunity to meet other artisans and talk with people first hand about our products. It was a GREAT experience and we loved everyone's enthusiasm! Check out more photos on our Facebook page here:
Driscoll Design @ 2010 REI Holiday Bazaar

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow Day

It snowed fiercely in the Seattle region yesterday. We rarely get snow as it's a usually mild climate in the Pacific Northwest but, when it does snow, it takes everyone off guard! Look at this poor little kitty surrounded by frost. This photo was taken today at the beautiful Woodland Park Zoo, just a few short blocks from the Driscoll Design studio.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Come One, Come All!

Join us on December 2nd from 10am to 4pm at the 2010 REI HOLIDAY BAZAAR! We will have a table set up with lots of our holiday and "everyday" cards, matchboxes, journals and more. It should be a blast, as there will be lots of other vendors there as well, displaying their handmade wares. It's a perfect time to shop for the most unique holiday gifts!

REI Headquarters are located at 6750 S. 228th St. in Kent, Washington, south of Seattle. Here is a Google map of our location that you can use to find directions and driving time.


See ya there!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Lil' Munchkin Cards!

Here's another nifty photo of some more of our newest item: Enclosure cards! Or, Mini Me's, if you will, since they are kind of like mini versions of our greeting cards. Ask about them at your local boutique or contact us for a store list in your area:

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Click Away

You can now purchase our newest Calendar of Whimsy and Delight directly! Each month features a different illustration within our signature postage stamp frame. Makes a great stocking stuffer!!

Click on This Link to Purchase

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saint Nick Is On His Way...

Christmas is right around the corner. If you're a shopper, you've probably noticed the amazing, shimmery window displays in your local boutiques already. If you're a retailer, you're probably frantically trying to unpack shipments and decorate your store into a festive wonder land!

If you haven't already, be sure to pick up a few of our 2011 easel Calendars for some extra bling. Quantities are limited. There's still some time to order a few glittery cards and boxed notes from yours truly! Contact us at 206.789.1978 or for a catalog.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mini Me!

Check out our cute, new product: Enclosure Cards! Just like mini versions of our greeting cards, they literally sparkle when accompanied with a gift or floral bouquet. Each card comes with its own richly colored envelope. We made sure they were designed to be the most vibrant, smile-inducing, tiny treasures that one could possibly find! For more info, contact

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Think Pink

Select one of our new "Think Pink" cards, custom designed for 40% of sales will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
Think Pink!

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Halloween Designs!

Check out my newest Halloween designs on! You can add your own photo, have it printed and mailed all in one, fell swoop! So easy breezy.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pippi and Me

Since childhood, one of my inspirations has been Pippi Longstocking. In Swedish, Pippi Långstrump, in German, Pippi Langstrumpf. I loved her moxy, her superhuman strength, her stand against injustice and her fierce independence. Also, she lived by herself, could lift a horse, and her red brains and freckles would turn heads! I always thought of myself as a mix of Pippi and her shy, quiet friend, Annika. This childlike part of me is reflected in my design work, I think. I hope I never lose it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Photo Cards!

We've added a couple more Halloween photo cards to our offerings! You can add your own photos and text, have your cards printed, then delivered, all in one, easy, fell swoop!

Driscoll Design Cards on

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Halloween is starting to unveil itself already in our local stores. This reminds me of two particular costumes I had as a kid. My earliest costume was an authentic, traditional Korean dress with matching shoes that my parents bought for me when my father was stationed in Seoul. When we moved back to the States, I wore that lovely silk dress with all its striped colors and tiny, pointed toe shoes for years before I just wouldn't fit in it anymore!

My next costume after that was much more basic: a Caspar the Friendly ghost costume consisting of a plastic mask and a matching plastic drape. The kind with the mask that made your face feel moist, hot and cold all at the same time. My mother didn't sew, as you might presume. Didn't matter, Halloween was always full of anticipation! So, here's an early reminder that it's just around the corner...

Friday, September 10, 2010


We now have a new customer in Zurich, Switzerland! It's a beautiful, family-owned store called Landolt-Arbentz which was founded in 1882. Take a peek:


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dilly Lily

Dilly Lily, a unique flower and gift boutique located in Chicago, is chock-full of eye-candy! Its doors have been open since 1996, selling delightful sundries including cards and match boxes from Driscoll Design. They are a loyal customer and deserve a visit so if you're in the Windy City, stop on by, it's a sight worth taking in!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ballard Art Walk

Here I am with our display at the Ballard Sip'n Ship during the Ballard Artwalk a couple of months ago. Lots of people came in to scope out the shop and chat with myself and another talented designer, Penny Eversole, of Pinkerton Design. To see some of Penny's fabulous work, here's her website:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ship Ahoy!

With summer vacations starting up, I've been daydreaming about ocean cruises and warm sunshine (it's only 55 degrees in Seattle today, Lord help us)! Summer Solstice will be here in 4 days and I still haven't had my yearly sunburn, boo-hoo (I'll take anything I can get other than pale).

On a cheerier note, here's our new, cute sailor card to wish any little (or big) boy a very Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2011 Calendar of Whimsy and Delight!

Well, it may be early for some folks but we couldn't wait to show off our 2011 Calendar because it's hot off the press! It features our "Par Avion" line of postage stamp format designs. Each month has a design with bold colors and a unique theme.

It retails for $15 and comes in a practical, clear cd case that turns into a display easel and it's perfect for any nook and cranny in the office or home. For wholesale questions or to purchase, contact us at or call 206.789.1978.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Par Avion

Here is the latest collection from yours truly! I hope you like them. It's from our newest collection, "Par Avion", which features the signature Driscoll Design style within a postage stamp format and printed on a beautiful, clean, white paper (100% Post Consumer Recycled Fiber, naturally)! Oh yeah, and don't forget the glitter, mon ami. XOXO

Farm Chicks!

My friend and I went to Farm Chicks this weekend! It's a show located at the Spokane Fairgrounds and Expo and it is filled with vendors who sell antiques, collectibles and handmade goods. It's one, big, girly fest! While there, I found a couple of old pieces of vintage luggage to use as a tv stand, an old, brass, lard bucket with a cool brand label and a vintage belt buckle (which I'm wearing right now) from the 40's or 50's that has some cowgirl boots on it. Can I call myself a farm chick even though I've never made marmalade and dinnertime usually means dining out at a sushi restaurant? Sure, why not. Besides, I've got the belt to prove it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk

The annual Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk in Seattle is swiftly approaching! Come one, come all on May 14th (6-9pm) and 15th (12-5pm) and take a stroll along Greenwood from 59th to 87th Avenue to view the local art, meet the artists, shop in the unique boutiques and simply drink in the scene!

While you're there, drop on by the Greenwood Sip'n Ship (8560 Greenwood Ave N) to help celebrate it's first-year birthday with cupcakes, balloons and coffee. Yours truly (lead designer and co-owner of Driscoll Design) will be there to feature some of my newer designs which include greeting cards, journals and glittery matchboxes.

Here are a couple of links to guide you there:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

We have a new customer in California! Roger's Gardens, known as "America's Most Beautiful Home and Garden Store", is located in Corona del Mar and is simply chock-full of amazing plants and incredible gifts. Creative Director, Eric Cortina, also happens to make some of the world's most beautiful and unique heirloom glass ornaments. Browse Roger's Garden's online gallery and see for yourself!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Spring is here and we can't help but think that there are as many babies being born now as there are daffodils blooming! We have two brand new snugly bug baby cards to welcome your little boy or girl into this bright, shiny world.

What goes around comes around

How about adding a little country fair twang in your birthday celebration? Vivid red, pink and orange roses embellish this sassy merry-go-round pony that will give any kid at a heart a reason to smile.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

To Feel, To Hear, To See, To Taste, To Smell

Have you ever been in a store in which you want to touch, taste and smell everything in it because it's all just so, well, desirable?! Watson Kennedy is just such a boutique. With two locations in downtown Seattle and one on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, you're bound to find the perfect greeting card (um, Driscoll Design, anyone?), gift or home decor item for yourself. If you're lucky enough to run into Ted Kennedy, the proprietor, you'll be welcomed with a gracious hello that is as warm as the store's interior.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

As the Crow Flies

"May all of your wishes come true!" says the raven when you open this, our newest birthday card. Comes with a yummy aqua envelope and is printed on creamy, 100% post consumer stock with soy ink, natch.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A little Paris in Savannah

We're busily putting together a special delivery for one of our favorite stores located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia! It's called Paris Market & Brocante. This is exactly the type of store that I would love to open one day. It's chock-full of nostalgic and whimsical treasures that will keep you there for a long, long time. While there, we found a large, beautiful magnifying glass with a twisted, black horn handle for my mother which she displays on her antique desk in all its glory.

Charlie and I had the pleasure of visiting this amazing town in December of 2008 when all the historical town homes and charming boutiques were all a-glitter with Christmas ornamentation. Spectacular! We still daydream of moving our home and business there one day (although we would dearly miss our beloved Seattle)! Savannah School of Art and Design is there as well and I would imagine that students there would find so much inspiration amongst the antique stores, historical lore and Spanish moss.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Here Yee, Here Yee! Read All About It!

Check out this news feature from NW Source! It's about our visionary Seattle sales rep, Tamara Gellert, of the Gellert Collection. Not only does she represent some beautiful paper and gift lines, but she recently opened a charming paper boutique in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood called "Birch". Read all about it here:

If you are a retailer and would like to carry Tamara's product lines (including Driscoll Design's, natch) in your store, you can find her via her website:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's almost wedding season and the blushing bride is still planning her last-minute details. Need some unique gift giveaways for your wedding guests or a unique accent to doll-up your tables? Check out our new boutiqe match box design featuring a beautiful pink and brown layer cake, hand-detailed with sparkling glitter and brown match heads to complement. Add a pretty candle or two and you'll be set! We're proud to say that these are exclusively designed by yours truly and you'll be hard-pressed to find anything quite like it. No wedding day planned? How about lighting some birthday or wedding anniversary cake candles!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sweets For My Sweet & Sugar For My Honey

Valentines Day is swiftly approaching and we have two of many very Valentines-y card design selections to give your sugar pot pie. Love is in the air and so are birds, roses, cupcakes, sprinkles, ribbons, glitter and hearts, apparently.

To order, shoot us an arrow, er, email or contact one of our many fabulous retailers:

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Hitchin' Time!

The smallest signs of Spring are popping up around here. Green crocus tips are peeking their tiny heads out of the leaf-covered soil and birds are starting to chirp a little louder. It's that time when brides are getting ready for their May or June weddings too. If you have any upcoming weddings to attend, consider giving our newest "Just Hitched" card that will surely become a keepsake for the newlyweds. To purchase this card, contact us for a list of our retailers in your area:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Make Someone Happy

Did you know that all of our greeting cards and paper products at Driscoll Design are environmentally friendly? We use 100% POST CONSUMER PAPER plus the protective sleeves that they come in are biodegradable and compostable?! For more information on our green efforts, contact us at

So, send a hand-written greeting out that can make your loved one AND our earth a little happier.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year's in Paris

Didn't get your Christmas and Hanukkah cards out in time? There's still time to send a personalized New Year's card! Check out our popular Eiffel Tower New Year's card via Add your own photo and a message, then click-click-click and you're done!

Driscoll Design New Year's Cards on

Last of the 2010 Calendars

Get the very last of our 2010 Calendars of Whimsy & Delight here!

A Big Merci!

Don't forget to send your loved ones a big "MERCI" for the holiday gifts that they so thoughtfully gave you. For instance, the soap-on-a-rope, the knitted reindeer slippers with the plastic googly eyes or the ocean-scented potpourri that will likely sit on your bathroom toilet tank for the next 10 years. Gotta love it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

With our holiday ornaments safely tucked away for next season, we're looking forward to Valentines Day and the spring season already. Here is one of our newest greeting card designs, meant to send on any day whether it be birthday or simply to ring in this new year- a fresh start, a new era!