Meet the ladies behind Cherry Blossom Tree Designs.

Meet the ladies behind Cherry Blossom Tree Designs.

 
 Hi! I'm Deb.

Hi! I'm Deb.

Meet Deb

Hi there! I’m Deb, Co-Founder and Creative Director here at Cherry Blossom Tree Designs.

You can usually find me in our little studio painting, sketching and designing away in between cups of coffee and cat cuddles. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been making and giving handmade cards to friends, family and just about everyone else.  I’m a huge fan of snail mail and I want the world to experience the joys of connecting through handwritten notes, letters and cards. Starting Cherry Blossom Tree Designs was a big step toward realizing my dream and now I get to play with paper and create pretty things to share with the world.

What's your favorite color palette?

My go-to favorite color has always been purple. I love it in any shade but if I had to pick, I’d probably pick a soft, dusty shade of purple like Pantone 256c. Throw that in with some vintage inspired pastels and a pop of neon and you’d have my ideal color palette.

What's your design style?

As an illustrator, I’m very much a fan of anything whimsical and colorful. I like mixing a little bit of the old with the new to keep things interesting. I like things that are classically designed so that they can be on trend now but still look good a decade later.

Who or what is your muse?

I get inspiration from just about anywhere. Like most creatives, I’m always keeping my eyes open everywhere I go and I can see cool patterns and colors in the most unusual places. My tastes will change from time to time but the one thing that never fails to inspire me is nature. You can find a little bit of this inspiration in our products

If you could have coffee with any designer, who would it be?

There are so many incredible designers, how can I pick just one? I’d love to share coffee (and pastries) with Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney and Kate Spade. All those shapes, colors and patterns are my idea of design heaven. I’d also have to invite Frida Kahlo to the party because her colorful world has always been one of my favorite sources of inspiration.

What is your favorite font?

I have a lot of favorite fonts depending on the project I’m working on. I know…big surprise right? Since I have so many favorites, I’m going to pick the font that matches my personality the best (apart from my own lettering of course). It’s called Cosmopolitan and I think it’s a little bit fancy and a lot of fun.

What is your favorite thing about working with paper?

I love learning and using new techniques to keep our designs hip and fresh. You can make just about anything out of paper and I’m constantly finding new things to try. Paper is never boring and it’s one of the easiest materials to work with even though you can use it to make some seriously complicated pieces of art.

 

Meet Liz

Hello, gorgeous! My name is Liz and I am one half (the glamorous half, if I may say so) of Cherry Blossom Tree Designs.

I have many roles that include but are not limited to being the Director of Communications, Media and Customer Experience, and the all-around Chief Happiness Officer. I specialize in ensuring there are smiles on the faces of our team members and customers and that there are equal parts hard work, ambition and fun in all we create. We like to keep our studio full of fresh ideas and positive attitudes. Don’t be a stranger—Should you have any questions or want to share some inspiring feedback, let me know!

 Hi! I'm Liz.

Hi! I'm Liz.

What's your favorite Color palette?

It’s hard to choose one color palette as my all-time favorite but jewel tones and metallics always speak to me and a few of my favorite go-to color combos are blush pink + rose gold, magenta pink + black and aqua + black and black + gold

What's your design style?

I would describe my design style as a mix of charming glamour, feminine whimsy and a lot of sparkle. I like to leave a little shine and sparkle in all I do to help brighten each day.

Who or what is your muse?

Who doesn’t love Audrey Hepburn and her ultimate alter ego, Holly Golightly? I have to say, I admire Audrey’s iconic, chic and effortless style and her graceful demeanor and hope to incorporate that classy flair in my design aesthetic.

If you could have coffee with any designer, who would it be?

I would have a Spanish latte with Hubert de Givenchy and Coco Chanel, champagne with Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen and rose´ all day with Megan and Kerri Hess (another fab sister design duo!).

What is your favorite font?

Bombshell. Need I say more?

What is your favorite thing about working with paper?

Paper presents so many opportunities for authentic and clever expression. Customizable paper stationery ties nostalgia and romance to the modern age of communication and preserves the joy of human connection that be only found in a genuine handwritten note. Handmade paper party products add an element of quaint charm and a dedication to detail that helps create the perfect moment of festivity and celebration.