Make something good. That's MY JULY's mantra. I can definitely get on board with that...

Melissa, the mastermind behind MY JULY, illustrates / designs / prints / cuts / crafts and assembles each piece. I was really inspired by her about page on Etsy. She says:

I believe BIG things can come from humble beginnings... Everyday life is my inspiration. A random encounter or inside joke can easily become the root of an illustration. Most of the cards in the shop were made for a family member or friend. It's easy when you realize that what you thought were unique experiences are actually universal.

Gah I love that last part. Amen, sista!


From the top: Mustache and Bike buttons | Shut Up Legs card | Owl and Colorado Love buttons | OMG Shoes card

See more from MY JULY on Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter!

New Series: Etsy Denver

Hey Denver, you're alright! I'm finding so many local gems on Etsy. These three shops really put the art in crafty (hey, it's in there somewhere)...

I gots to pin this bear on my jacket... and also here.

There's some serious awesome happening here. Which piece of this neighborhood puzzle do you live in?

Like whoa. I think these are made with equal parts cool and off the heezy.

images: larka designs; January Jones Prints; becky's buttons

Are YOU crafty and local? Let us know! We'll give your talented self one sweet shout out and feature you on the blog... now that would grant you some serious bragging rights.