I've become a member of an online community of designers with very big hearts. The generosity of these incredible women and men is boundless. They willingly share tips, techniques, processes, constructive criticism and so much more—with their competitors! But, the extent of their generosity does not end with design. When one of the members of the community had a health emergency in her family, members of the community immediately jumped into action and set up a fund to help with the financial burdens. The outpouring was amazing for someone these people had never met in person and compete against in design competitions.
And, then Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, and again big hearts and caring people put their talents to work to aid in the relief effort. Jackie Mangiolino of Believe Notes, herself a resident of Queens New York, proposed an Etsy shop where each of the designers would contribute a design to be made into custom stamps and then hand-stamped onto cards by her mother. The designers all jumped on board and started cranking out amazing designs, Simon's Stamps agreed to donate many of the custom stamps and an Designers Care, a new Etsy shop was born.
In this shop you'll find a great selection of fun, touching, inspirational, cute, lovely designs which are hand stamped, or hand embossed, onto either a small wallet-sized card or a larger note card. The cards are perfect for keeping as inspiration, framed art, attaching to a gift, sending as a thank you, or as a gift it forward to people that may be in need of a little cheering up.
This initiative is a non-profit, so all proceeds (aside from shipping and transaction fees) will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.