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A Secret to Share

If we are as sick as our secrets than I am screwed because I’ve had a secret that I’ve not shared with you. What is it? It’s my secret greeting card source Austin Press Cards. Gotcha!  Dang that felt good! Please don’t roll your eyes and judge my secret.  Now that it’s out in the open I need to tell you more about these old fashioned cards printed on SUPER heavy card stock.

“Austin Press is located in the historic shipyard of San Francisco,
 Kimberly Austin creates beautifully crafted ephemera on her vintage presses. 
Inspired by a collection of rare books and alphabets, AP offers a rich 
assortment of ready-to-write and custom tailored note cards.

If Austin Press had become a farmer, they’d probably be taking six foot
 green beans for granted! Fortunately, for a couple of million fans, 
Austin Press decided to forsake the farm fields and traded in that old pistol to buy a Chandler & Price press.

A technician with soul. A stylist with genius. A true artist.
 Austin Press, is the finest ephemera coming to you from San Francisco.”

There you have it!  Besides sending them, I also like to put use them as Christmas ornaments or frame them as a collection.  Recently, I took an old rusty baby bed spring and mounted it on a wall and added my Austin Press cards with wooden clothes pins.  I am really digging this one!  Thoughts?


Austen Press Card fastened to an old baby bed spring.

Austin Press Card fastened to an old baby bed spring.


  • Victoria Penndragon
    August 25, 2013 - 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this idea! It’s a unique way to display cards that hold meaning for you and I love the idea that Austin Press is so available. I have a love of most all things Victorian and the Victorian era of History was one of my favourite eras! I’m going to find her site and BOOKMARK it… pronto!! :-)

  • Charlotta
    August 25, 2013 - 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I love that!!

  • Donna Spann
    August 25, 2013 - 2:37 pm | Permalink

    That is so neat

  • Moyralyn
    August 25, 2013 - 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Coop this is bloody BRILLIANT! Love it and anything historical……and thanx for sharing your secret, it took courage ;p …. Love ya bunches ~M

  • Pam green
    August 25, 2013 - 3:48 pm | Permalink

    I love this. Who but you could think of using an old baby bed spring to display cards. I wish I had your creativity.

  • AnneMarie
    August 25, 2013 - 4:16 pm | Permalink

    TY! Great tip! I make most EVERYTHING, including paper and design cards. But it’s good to know that there is something out there up to my standards.

  • August 25, 2013 - 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I love the idea of making Christmas ornaments out of heavy duty cardstock….I think it reminds me of a time when children would make ornaments out of anything they could/can find.


  • Meri
    August 25, 2013 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    You were right not to keep this a secret any longer (plus, we all know that confession is good for the soul, Dr. Boone!)
    A simply fabulous display!

  • August 27, 2013 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing your amazing and creative ideas! Keep them coming! Love, Nancy Ann

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