About

Who. What.

Hello! I’m Amanda Carlson, the designer for and owner of Cherry Blossom Charm, a printable shop that strives to provide unique and charming designs for all of life’s events.

amanda-brandon-web-459With a lifelong passion for interior design and a newfound excitement for event planning following my 2011 wedding, I started this business after a decision to leave my career in music education. Guided by my amazing husband, a talented and successful graphic designer, I threw myself into learning all about Illustrator and Photoshop, practicing and creating new designs for hours on end. Soon after came the idea to start a business selling printable party decorations and home decor, and so in early 2012 Cherry Blossom Charm was born.

My mission is to provide custom and charming printable designs for every occasion – weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, and even just everyday printables for your home. I believe that there are so many events in life that should be celebrated and memorable, and it’s even better when they can be affordable and accessible to anyone.

Why.

Printables are so popular right now – and for good reason! You can purchase ready made (or even custom) designs for a reasonable price, have them sent to your email, and then print/cut/assemble at your own convenience. Printable products offer the perfect way to have amazing decor, without breaking the bank.

Printables are also the perfect solution for all those DIYers and craft lovers who may not enjoy, or know how to, design their own items but want to have a hand in creating them. Printing and assembling your own projects gives you the flexibility to make your items however you want! Add an extra sheet of colored card stock behind your item for a nice border… add some jewels or other scrapbooking embellishments to your printed design… the possibilites are endless!

I  love knowing that my designs will be used to celebrate a new baby, a first birthday, a wedding and more. I’m flattered that people choose me to have a part in their special occasions!

What’s in a name.

I wanted my name to be interesting, but I didn’t want it to say what I did because I didn’t want to limit myself. In high school I took a photography class and one of my favorite photos I took was of a Cherry Blossom tree. I’ve always thought they were the most gorgeous trees, and I love that Japanese culture sees them as a reminder that life is “overwhelmingly beautiful.” After deciding to go this route, I chose the word charm because I wanted my products to give that feeling of delight.

I sincerely hope my and printable designs bring you some inspiration for your home or event!

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