new b-spired designs!

Hello!  I wanted to share a couple brand new designs that have just been added to our website and our etsy store! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed designing them!

 you’re so hip! – just because card

inspired by my recent honeymoon in Africa.  The hippo was my favorite animal and I couldn’t wait to get home and design a new hippo card.  Stay tuned for another hippo card in the near future – hip hip hooray, baby on the way!

thank you so so much triangles – thank you card

inspired by my obsession for geometric shapes

happy birthday circles – birthday card

inspired by my love for color and polkadots

best of luck star – good luck card 

yet another shape love!  Stars have always been one of my favorite shapes, and when a friend used the expression, “I count my lucky stars”, I immediately started to work on a star design.  I also love designing words within shapes.

congratulations on sealing the deal – wedding card

inspired by the wonderful weddings I went to this summer on the east coast.

Thanks for reading my first ever blog post!

xoxo Betsey


Happy Mail Happy Hour with blogger_bp | August 14, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

a9aa76d5-630f-4bc8-975e-75e5582a1e07We are thrilled to have donated a selection of our wooden greeting cards for the upcoming Happy Mail Happy Hour hosted by one of our favorite bloggers, blogger_bp, on August 14th at Jamaroo Kids Studio! If you love snail mail as much as we do, you will LOVE this event. Chat with paper aficionados over drinks and nibbles in one of the cutest private spaces in San Francisco. Make sure to bring your favorite stationery as there will be a stationery swap and a few other surprises will be in store! 

Click here for more information!  

Etsy + West Elm Craft Party!

Thank you to West Elm in Emeryville, CA for hosting the Etsy Craft Party this past Friday! We loved learning a new a new skill, embroidery, and most of all meeting other local makers and craft enthusiasts. Missed out on the event? Here is how to make your own embroidered vintage photographs at home in a snap!

Etsy Craft Party 1

{What you will need}

  • vintage photographs
  • embroidery thread
  • needles
  • scissors
  • friends!


  1. Select the photograph of your choice.
  2. Pick your favorite thread color and string your needle.
  3. Add pops of color to make your photograph stand out!

* Tip: Poke-out the holes for your thread first for better accuracy!

etsy craft Pary 2

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etsy craft party 3

etsy party 5

etsy party 6


SF Etsy Pop Up Market @ Rickshaw Bagworks {June 8//San Francisco, CA}

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Still searching for the perfect card and gift for dad for Father’s Day? Then come say hello to us and some of our favorite Etsy makers, Sunday, June 8, 1 – 4 pm, at the SF Etsy Pop Up Market at Rickshaw Bagworks in Dogpatch!

Urban Air Night Market Fern Alley { June 5 // San Francsco, CA}

Urban Air Market Fern Alley

Skip that same old awkward coworker happy hour this Thursday and have a drink with us at the Urban Air Market in Fern Alley (at Fern St. and Polk St.), 6 – 10 pm. This summer night block party will feature local makers, food trucks, and live music.

• Sustainable pop-up of local brands:
Salty Fox
Skincare by Feleciai
Yes and Yes Designs
bright and beauty
The Weekend Store
Glass Elements
Synergy Organic Clothing
Jasy B Boutique Truck
Angelo Joyas/ Mashala
DSF Clothing Company and Art Gallery
Healing Henna and Face Painting by Robyn Jean
Culk Ink.
IndoSole, LLC
Beksan Designs
Compass Rose Design
Coffee n Cream Press
Deconstruction Crafts
Latch Key
Fleurette Sevin Artglass
Vital Hemp
Trina Spiller Designs

• Culture Vulture DJ lounge hosted with Vita Coco
• Live musical performances by Dirty Cello, Uni and her Ukelele, Tin Cup Serenade and Dogpatch
• Food trucks: Curry Up Now and Lexi’s Custard Truck
• Henna treatments, temp tattoos and face painting by Robyn Jean; with hula hooping entertainment by Hoop Play
• Installations by Outerbody Labs, Modacine, Steven Vigil
• Live street fashion photo shoot by The Avante Gardist

Shop Local on Mother’s Day at Patchwork Oakland!


Left your Mother’s Day card and gift purchase until the very last minute? We have you covered! Our Mother’s Day card collection will be available this Sunday, yes on Mother’s Day, at Patchwork in Oakland. Get ahead of the game and pick up a card for dad for Father’s Day, which is just around the corner on June 15th.

Wood Thumb Mother’s Day Gift Box

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Wood Thumb Mother’s Day Gift Box

It’s not too late!

Mom’s awesome, and she deserves something special. The Wood Thumb Mothers Day Gift Box includes three wonderful things made by Wood Thumb and some of our friends at Rootcup and B-Spired cards.


Box includes:

Wood Necklace. Necklace made from reclaimed bourbon barrels and tiny hex nuts with silver plated band.

Rootcup: Propagate plant cuttings. Just clip a stem cutting from your favorite plant and help it grow roots with Rootcup. (plant cutting not included)

Wood Greeting Card: Happy Mother’s Day greeting card made from walnut with yellow backing.


Only 50 available. Sale ends Tuesday May 6 at 5pm

Shipping: Flat rate delivery by May 10

To purchase, visit