Hi! We are Yannick and Jolien, both 30+ years old, and we are the Card Nouveau team. Born and raised Limburgers (Belgium) living in beautiful Bilzen. We have been a couple since high school and have been married for several years now!
Yannick’s hobbies are reading, running and food. You can serve him the most bizarre dishes and he will devour them nevertheless! Jolien is a paper crafter, which started with an interest in origami and then expanded to the wonderful world of card making. As a couple, we love traveling and have a fondness for East Asia, particularly Japan and South Korea. The culture, people, food, and of course the stationery and craft supplies!
Card Nouveau started from Jolien’s hobby and passion for paper craft. The idea behind the online shop is fairly simple: offering hard-to-find craft items to the European market. Together, we further built upon this idea and Card Nouveau was born. For the website and packaging, we sought inspiration in Japan to arrive at a sober yet elegant branding. We also incorporated Jolien’s love for butterflies into our abstract but recognizable logo. The shop is being run in our spare time and from our apartment. Jolien curates the assortment (maybe not the best idea, everything is so cute and seems essential to have!), tries managing the social media and hand-writes the thank-you-notes. Yannick mostly manages the business side, is the IT guy on call and the logistics liaison.