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A bit of news, a bit of inspiration, a bit of new work... a bit random, a bit blogish. “bits” is where it all hangs out.

new in the shop

time for greetings!


If you're a last-minute elf like I am, never fear! There's still time to send beautifully personalized holiday greetings from February 13 Creative. Browse our selection of easy-to-customize designs, available exclusively at Cardstore.com. Within minutes, you can add your own photos and message. If you like, Cardstore will even take care of the mailing for you. Cardstore always offers free shipping, whether you have the cards sent to you, or directly to your recipients. Just be sure to order by December 15th if you'd like Christmas delivery!


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f13 means business


If you're a business owner or manager looking for the perfect holiday greeting to wish your clients and customers the very best, be sure to check our selection of easy-to-customize designs, available exclusively at Cardstore.com. Don't forget: Cardstore will address, stamp, and pop your cards in the mail at no additional charge. Even the (real, honest-to-goodness) stamps are free!

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baby, it's cold outside!


I don't know what the weather's like in your neck of the woods, but here in San Francisco it's beginning to feel a lot like winter... the perfect atmosphere for contemplating this year's holiday greeting! We have some great new designs available in our Cardstore.com collection, including these two snowy beauties. 

We're also delighted to let you know that Cardstore now offers free shipping or free postage, standard on all orders, everyday!


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green greetings


I've been meaning forever to share these two super birthday greetings from February 13 Creative, produced by Design Design as part of their beautiful Green2 line. 

February 13 Creative's Wish Dandelion and Cut Paper Birthday Banner, available where awesome greeting cards are sold and online at the links above, via Gallery 19. The dandelion design is also available in a boxed set of 16 blank notecards!


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calling cards: a great holiday gift idea!


What are calling cards, you ask? Think old school social networking. february 13 creative's huge selection of designs offers something for everyone. From moms to grandmas, wine enthusiasts to gardeners, dog lovers to job seekers, our contemporary calling cards are a clever and unexpected way to share your contact information and interests.

Easy to order online, each design can be personalized with your own details and many can also accommodate a photo or two. Packaged in a lovely chocolate brown box, the cards measure 3" x 2" and are sold in sets of 25 for $15.00. See our entire collection of calling cards, available exclusively at Cardstore.com. Order before December 31st, 2009 and use our Friends and Family Discount (FRIEND15) at checkout to receive 15% off your order (excluding shipping and handling). If you’d like to receive your calling cards before Christmas Eve check here for shipping deadlines.

Happy holiday shopping!

….. pam, betsy and amy …..

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noteworthy holiday gift idea


Our industrious friends over at Cardstore.com have a brand new product out just in time for holiday gift-giving and thank-you-note-writing: boxed notecards, including several february 13 creative favorites. Many designs can be personalized on the front with a name or brief message. Nicely priced at $21, each set of 12 cards and envelopes arrives in a stylish keepsake box. Plus, you can use our Friends and Family discount to save 15%! (Excludes shipping and handling; order before December 30th and enter the code FRIEND15 at checkout).

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e is for elie and emma : interns extraordinaire


The summer flew by and I’m just now getting around to writing about some of our happiest news from the whirlwind that was junejulyaugust... We had our first summer interns! Elie and Emma came to us via a high school here in San Francisco and they worked with me at f13 world headquarters, providing expert help in so many ways—from production design on our cardstore.com collection, to data entry, to inspiration-scouting, to manufacturer research and more. Their skill and efficiency at this wide variety of tasks—on top of incredible creative talents, intelligence and professionalism— just blew us away.

They even contributed to our calling card collection with two of our favorite new designs, seen above (Elie’s is on the left, Emma’s on the right). Elie’s beautiful watercolor monogram design is now available for personalizing and ordering. Emma’s cool constructivist design will be available in mid-October [ed. available now] and also comes as a folded notecard. Order lots, order often and tell your friends... all proceeds go directly to the respective artist!

We were so fortunate to have their help and miss them dearly. A million thanks to Elie and Emma and best of luck in school this year!

(on a related note: our calling cards were featured recently on "View from the Bay"!)

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old-school social networking


So, pretty much everyone we ran into at Surtex and the Stationery Show was twittering and facebooking all over the place. I know how important all this social networking is to building awareness of our company, but I can barely keep up with email (let alone this blog)! Plus, like many in this profession, I will probably always be more charmed by a good old-fashioned piece of paper more than by anything digital. That's why I was so excited when our friends at Cardstore asked us to help them launch a great new product: personal business cards. I like to refer to them as "calling cards" because that's even more quaint and old-fangled.

These are just a few of the designs in our new collection. You can see the whole kit-and-kaboodle here. In addition to cards for personal use, we have a great selection of "mommy cards" for modern moms who want a stylish, easy way to share contact info and set up playdates.

And, for those of you who parent children of the four-legged variety, we've even turned Amy's fabulous "Good Dog" series into calling cards that you can exchange with new friends at the dog park! We have 16 of the most popular breeds now and will be adding more soon. Leave a comment here if you don't see your pooch. Send us the breed name or, better yet, email us a photo of your baby and we'll use it as the basis for our next design! (send to: gooddog[at]february13creative[dot]com)

As with all our products at Cardstore, these designs can be easily customized with your own photos and information. And, Cardstore has just introduced a new, greener paper for most of their products, including our cards. It's 100% post-consumer waste, chlorine-free processed, Green Seal Certified and manufactured entirely with wind-generated electricity. Yay!
And last but not least, order between now and July 31st and receive 15% off your first order of our calling cards. Enter code personal 15 at checkout.

see the entire february 13 creative calling card collection here.

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