We love to shop local at York Mumbler. When we looked for local card makers we didn’t know where to turn. So, having done our research we though we’d share what we found. Here’s our list of local card makers in the York area.
Animal Art by Jess
Cards for all occasions, based on watercolour designs by animal artist Jess Chappell (AKA Animal Art by Jess).
Everything from cats, to guinea pigs, to hyenas, even axolotls! Plus over 150 different dog breeds, available either individually or in note card packs that make perfect gifts. All are printed on high-quality textured cardstock.
My name is Farida Greenfield, I am an artist and illustrator.
I live in Badger Hill, York with my husband and two children. My interest in art began since I was in high school. I enjoyed drawing, which then led me studying architecture at university. I am inspired by the beauty of landscape, beach, flowers, fashion and many cute little things. I love the lightness and the transparency of watercolour, which is the main media I use. Painting and illustrating are my passion and bring so much joy into my life. It is a pleasure to me when my artwork can brighten up someone’s day.
Jane at Fliss & Rose is a York-based mum of two, who designs greeting cards and other illustrated loveliness, so you can send a smile in the post.
Whether you want to send some love to family or friends with a little jar of hugs, a brand new human bean card, or a hang on in there sloth card (who doesn’t need one of those after the last year!) Or if you want to leave a thank you rainbow notecard for your delivery driver, milkman or teacher, or celebrate your little one’s big achievements like learning to ride your bike, master the potty or learn to read, you’ll find something perfect in her lovely range.
You can order your cards and other products from Jane’s Etsy shop:
My cards are all handmade and created from my original artwork. My concern and love for the environment drives my creations and my materials are UK-based or sourced locally. They are 100% recyclable and/or made from recycled materials.
In 2020 I teamed up with Ribble Rivers Trust to produce handmade cards to raise money for this wonderful charity. So far I have created 3 sets of designs – The most recent are hand-finished with biodegradable glitter!
In Christmas 2020 I made a set of Christmas Cards to raise money for a friend’s Food Drive on the island of Isabela, Galapagos. The people (and so the wildlife) of the Galapagos have been hit extremely hard by the pandemic due to the lack of tourism.
I adore making something lasting and special and the fact I can make items that benefit our beautiful Earth is my greatest pleasure.
Laura Thompson is a freelance designer and illustrator from York. When she is not creating artwork or seamless surface pattern designs for clients, she focuses on her greetings card and limited edition gift ranges which feature her bright and colourful watercolour depictions of all things flora, fauna and nature inspired. The cards cover all kinds of occasions from birthdays, thank yous and congratulations to births, new homes and anniversaries.
My name is Emily and I have been selling hand-drawn cards at craft fairs in York since 2019.
Most of my designs are botanically-inspired, ranging from seaweed to fungi to some of my favourite flowers, though some of them come purely out of my own imagination, like the sea serpent and the pun on foxgloves that you can see in one of the pictures.
I do sell a few cards made from photos I’ve taken in York, but the majority of my cards are individually hand-drawn, using ink and coloured pencil, or in some cases gold and silver ink. I like to make cards that could be used for all manner of occasions; some people have even bought my cards specifically to frame and hang up as pictures!
I have been making cards as a hobby for many years and love all things craft. My designs use a range of art work, papers and embellishments. They can be personalised for specific people and inserts added to suit.
I have many hand made cards ready to sell from my Instagram.
Lucie’s Crafty Cards
Hi I’m Lucie and I’m from Kirk Hammerton just outside York. I started making cards and other crafts through lockdown to keep me busy but surprisingly it’s taken off really well. All cards are individually hand made and can be personalised free of charge. They can me made in any colour/theme/age/occasional.
Prices for my cards are 1 Card – £3.50 2 Cards – £6 3 Cards – £8.50 4 Cards – £10
All cards can be delivered for free, in and around the York area.
Please feel free to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for the latest designs and offers:
About three years ago, I started my business by creating greetings cards from my lino and screen prints of York. I got such a buzz selling them at local maker markets that I began to create more pattern designs and illustrations.
This month, I launched my first Greetings Cards subscription box. Each month, I send out a selection of five different cards to my members. I created it for those moments where a friend or loved one’s birthday creeps up on you and you haven’t had chance to go out and buy a card. It happens to me all the time! Even last week, I needed a sympathy card, thought I had one in my stash, but it turned out to be a “with regret” card, which obviously, was no use! By joining my Greetings Cards Club, you don’t have to worry about the same things happening to you! I’m going to help you curate your very own “greetings cards for any occasion drawer”.
To join the club, simply go to my website: www.marcolooks.com and click on “join the club” in the top right hand corner.
Nutkin Avenue is a small York-based business offering cheerful, custom made cards and whimsical, nature-inspired illustrations. Owner Ellie Lewis is mum to 3.5 year old Rufus and works from their home in South Bank.
Made entirely by hand using watercolours and fine liners, her unique 3D portrait cards can be created for everything from birthdays and would-be wedding days to celebrating new babies and new homes. Ellie describes the cards as ‘little pieces of art, made from the heart’ as they can be displayed in a box frame and treasured forever.
If you’d like to order one of these extra special cards and brighten someone’s day, you can purchase via Etsy or direct message on Instagram.
I’m Sarah & I am a Yorkshire based illustrator & stationery lover! I created Rainbow Paperie (formerly @Studio32) as a lockdown project to keep busy and fundraise! Each sale I make has a donation towards my fundraising.
“Everyone should have a box of cards ready for any occasion in their stationary stash, I know I do” says Carrie Lyall of Rose & Hen, and that’s exactly what her greetings card designs are all about.
Based on her limited edition linocut prints which are inspired by the natural world and designed around the ethos of simple, delicate and timeless, Carrie invites you to choose what occasion to send her cards for. From birthdays to anniversaries or just because I miss you, you can easily find a suitable card within her collection. Each design is hand carved and printed at Carrie’s home studio, using pigment rich linseed oil based inks from a local family run supplier, and then professionally printed in the UK as greetings cards. You can find all of Carrie’s designs in her Etsy shop.