Category Archives: Freshly Cut Design

Setting up your Graphic Design Business in Texas

Date: June 18, 2012 Categories: Business Matters, Freshly Cut Design Comments: 16 Comments Share:

Really… It’s not too hard, but the steps can be overwhelming when you first sit down to get it all straight. These are the things that I did to establish my design business as a Sole Proprietor. Clearly, I am not a lawyer, so if you have any doubts or concerns, I highly recommend you consult with a business attorney. I can even [...]

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Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes (in store)

Date: May 18, 2011 Categories: Encouragement, Goals, Graphic Design Comments: No Comments Share:

Freshly Cut Cards will soon become… Freshly Cut Designs! With a new, freshly cut logo! And new, fresh offerings! I like to think the change in my name as sort of like an umbrella. Underneath it are my lovely cards, my business branding offerings, and print design products (among other things). The change has left me feeling a bit reflective, [...]

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It’s all pixels and paper these days

Date: April 13, 2011 Categories: Graphic Design, Logos Comments: No Comments Share:

Lately I’ve noticed a shift in my business. I’m mixing pixels more with my paper. I suppose it’s nothing new. Printing out sentiments and pictures and photographs for cards has always been a part of my business, but I find now that I’m doing more graphic design than card making. And I like the shift. A lot. So, what [...]

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I loaf you

Date: January 17, 2011 Categories: Graphic Design, Valentine's Cards Comments: No Comments Share:

I’ve been working with Adobe Photoshop for nearly 11 years now, but I have yet to master Illustrator. And that’s just silly. It’s an incredibly powerful drawing too and makes me feel like an artist (cuz I can “undo” like crazy!) So – I made learning that tool like the back of my hand part of my 2011 business [...]

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Rocket ships and pirates

Date: January 7, 2011 Categories: Birthday Cards Comments: No Comments Share:

Rocket ships and pirates… They go together. Didn’t you know?! Take a peak at 2 of my new favorite handmade cards – both of which are currently available for purchase (because I’ve hidden them). The ultra-cool ship is hand stamped, cut out and placed on the cardstock with pop dots to give it a 3-D look. I’ve also [...]

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All is as it should be

Date: September 26, 2010 Categories: Card Packs, Freshly Cut Design, Graphic Design Comments: 2 Comments Share:

I have no idea what to make for dinner. I know I must feed my family. After all, it is 5:28 on a Sunday evening. And yet, here I sit. I’m not in ‘work’ mode. I’m not feeling particularly creative. I don’t really have the desire to: take all the toys upstairs to the playroom, fold laundry, collect my oldest son [...]

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Public Speaking

Date: July 22, 2010 Categories: Graphic Design Comments: No Comments Share:

It’s no secret that I like the limelight. A lot. I kinda thrive in it. Maybe that’s because I’m the 4th child of 4 and by the time my parents got to me, they were spent and left me to my own devices. Or maybe it’s because I was once Dorothy in my 8th grade production of the Wizard of Oz & never quite got over the [...]

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Cheers to a new beginning

Date: July 21, 2010 Categories: Birthday Cards Comments: 1 Comment Share:

Hello and welcome – as one of my favorite radio talk show hosts, Gayle King, always exclaims at the beginning of her show. I’m so glad you found me! I’ve given quite a bit of thought as to what exactly I want this blog to evolve into, and I’ve decided it’s going to be a great big bowl of everything. With cherries [...]

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