Hi, I'm Sloan! Owner, artist, and creator of Shoji Note. Originally trained as an architect, I turned my greeting card making hobby into a business in 2014. The shadowbox cut paper creations that started Shoji Note were originally one of a kind gifts for family and friends. The only change since then is a hand-operated die cut press that allows me to share my quirky puns and adorable illustrations with you. In 2017 my critters made their way onto velvety soft hand-sewn pillows. Both Shoji Note shadowbox greeting cards and irresistible plushies are lovingly handcrafted one at a time in my Portland, Oregon studio.
My card making process
Shoji Note greeting cards start as hand drawn critter illustrations. The designs then need to be finished digitally in order to align the die cut out shape with the front and inside image. The interaction of these layers create the unique shadowbox effect. Once designed, the card printing, die cutting, scoring, and packaging of each individual card are all done by me.