Bravo! The ‘perfect gift’ has been discovered.

Those extra special occasions keep popping up, don’t they? It’s your best friend’s wedding, then it’s the birth of your nephew, and don’t forget your 10 year anniversary!!

If you’re like me, then you have your heart set on presenting them with a sentimental gift, one that requires a box of tissues (because they’ll be so choked up!) How hard can it be? This task becomes tricky because we don’t have a lifetime (or so it seems) to ‘shop around’. What to do?

Well, the best part of what I do is that I actually get to design those custom gifts, a piece of art, that is so sentimental and, without a doubt, perfectly fitting! Paper Locket’s Canvas Art & Prints for framing  are SUPER easy to order. My customers send their favorite photos to me, talk me through their mind’s eye design (or shop from my online samples), and the design process begins. In a matter of days they see a proof online. They then make any tweaks they wish to make until it’s perfect. A sentimental gift so easily and effortlessly created – it’s unbelievable!

Next time one of those sentimental occasions POPS up in your life just click on Paper Locket and know that I’m here to help you accomplish the impossible!!

Some of my favorites:
Father’s Day >
“I love this soooo much! I couldn’t wait until Fathers Day. I gave the canvas to him last night.  He loves it….!”
Aleda – Shoreline, WA

10 Year Anniversary >
“Thanks for putting so much love into this! It IS amazing!  Thank you for all your hard work and effort!”
Pennie – Seattle, WA

Wedding Gift for Dear Friends >
“I received the print and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  It looks so great, its my fav!!  I’m very happy with it – thank you for everything! “
Erin – Cincinnati, OH


So many amazing moments behind them – now in front of them, to enjoy every day!

Baby Announcements go from Sassy to Modern

Sassy1We’ve been diligently crafting cards for  incredibly beautiful babies…captured in the most artful photographs ….then, embellished just a bit more by Paper Locket’s Birth Announcement designs.


Designs shown:
Sassy (photo taken by – Photos by Debra)
& Gumdrops


A ‘Quick’ Thank You

Paper Locket’s quick cards  work extremely well as thank you cards. A busy ‘working’ mom wanted to send all party-goers a unique thank you card so she turned to Paper Locket! Our BIG FUN quick card was a perfect match. Wouldn’t you say?

Just a "quick" trip to Costco, for her 5×7" digital prints – and off in the mail they go! Big_fun_preview_2

Milestone Birthdays

Lately, it seems as though we’re celebrating many wonderful milestone birthdays. What an exciting year ~ so many are turning …21?! I won’t tell!! I thought it was time for some  ‘milestone’ designs; more mature but of course very adaptable to any occasion.Genuine 

These are our new Quick Card designs for the week. Adoring_2

Enjoy! And remember how easy it is to send chic invitations when you need them.

April’s FREE Quick Card Design

Leaf_dropsIntroducing – LEAF DROPS – Paper Locket’s complimentary Quick Card design for the month of April (1 per family, please).

Have an event coming up? Want to say ‘hi’ to family and friends and welcome in the new season?! We all love to get current photos in the mail!!

Ordering a Quick Card is easy & they’re perfect for any occasion. Pick a card design, send in a photo & personal content. We’ll make the necessary photo editing and ‘fit’ your content into our design.

And, in just 24 hours, you’ll have a printable card. Print at home or order digital prints from your favorite company.

With Paper Locket’s Quick Cards, you can afford to keep in touch in a very stylish way!

Also…new to the Quick Card Gallery > RAIN DROPS. Enjoy! Rain_drops

SPLASH collection – new quick cards for spring!

Introducing our newest collection of 5×7 Quick Cards. Such a bright and fun assortment to choose from…and perfect for any celebration or event.

A few ideas:
Just Moved – Open House – Birthday – End of Season Party – School’s Out for the Summer!

Remember, only $15!
Send your photo & content – we assemble and in just 24 hours we’ll send you a digital file (jpg) ready to print on your home printer or order 5×7 digital prints from your favorite photo lab. 


Amanda – A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Point of View

What a great site to visit daily, Amanda (! Full of contests, product/service reviews, & more!

I just had a wonderful opportunity to design a Quick Card for Amanda! Our Flutter design magically became her personalized card announcing her daughter going to KINDERGARTEN!

So appropriate. Mostly, the parents are the ones with the butterflies! Such a wonderful quote too.Butterflies

In just one day she has a beautiful photo card – ready to print at home or she can order prints from a photo developer. No hassle for her!! Way too easy.

Her family and friends are going to LOVE getting this news in the mail! What a little beauty. I agree – she needs to put this one in a frame!!

Purple Rain

After discovering a wonderful website this morning,  design sponge, and previewing their mini trends – I found the Spring inspiration I needed to complete the FREE March Quick Card Design. Such a great color for spring – purple! And as the Seattle natives know, spring means rain..& baseball (IN THE RAIN). Yep, that’s why this card’s name is Purple Rain. Makes sense!

Really, the exciting news is about how fun and free it is to send family and friends a personalized ‘hello’. Welcome in Spring and add your own quote or personal greeting to Paper Locket’s Quick Card.

Check out how easy it is > send us your photo and content. We’ll edit as necessary and return a printable jpeg to you. You can order 5×7 prints from your photo printer or print at home.


Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Wearing green and feeling lucky?! Me too. Irish

So much is brewing here at Paper Locket. I’d say everyone is going to feel very lucky the day they need a card QUICKLY…because we’re just about ready to announce our Quick Cards. Themed pre-set designs, for only $15. Wow!
Need a party invitation? Want to send a fun seasonal greeting? Need to make an announcement?
So you want a clever card quickly?
How it works:

  1. Pick one of our exclusive 5×7 Quick Card designs.
  2. Submit a photo and your personal content.
  3. Within 24 hours we’ll email your personalized quick card to you and you print it out.
  4. Print it on your home printer or order 5×7 photo prints from your favorite photo developer (Costco?!).
  5. Use the image on your family blog, email your friends…so many choices!

Good stuff to know >
new designs added weekly & one free one for our customers will be offered every month!! Wow – now how lucky are you?!

A Birth Announcement is Born

Designing birth announcements is such a pleasure!
We are ‘in’ on the wonderful news and we get to work with such sweet sweet photos! Baby_photosThe transformation of favorite photos into a Paper Locket personalized card is a bit magical…but VERY easy. Here is an example of the before and after – just for fun!

The best part is receiving a note from our satisfied customer!!
"I just wanted to let you know how much I loved the announcements.  We received them and they are beautiful.  Better than I could have imagined! Once again, thanks for the prompt and detailed service.  I was very impressed with your proofing process and how well the images turned out.  I was concerned because the pictures came from 3 different cameras/photographers but they all looked great together."