SLIDESHOW: Claire Jauregui of Orange Twist has lived in Seattle since 2004, but you can see her sunny California origins in her cards.

Claire Jauregui’s love for all things greeting cards started all the way back in elementary school. Or as she would put it, ‘when I gave pun-riddled, hand-drawn Valentines to classmates.’

The Seattle artist’s card-making skills have since matured; she studied art at Carnegie Mellon University and screenprinting at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. But her Etsy shop Orange Twist is stocked with goods that still evoke youth and good times. She opened shop in 2008, and since then has created cards and art prints from the master bedroom of her West Seattle home.

She loves making tactile, hard copy correspondence because it allows her to ‘continue being creative in a small space, develop new skills, and foster connections between people’.

Click through our slideshow for tour of her workspace and her locally made work.