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Minnesota native, Betsy Skagen (rhymes with toboggan) is a mixed media artist, writer, craft product designer and the Queen of Snarky Greeting Cards. Betsy has served on national and international design teams for the craft industry and is a member of the Association for Creative Industries.

Betsy uses an eclectic mixture of layered mixed-media painting, ink, gelli-printmaking, collage and–for her greeting cards–re-purposing mid-century graphics into something far different than their original intent.

This summer, Betsy and her multiracial family, moved from Saint Paul to a home deep in the forest of Minnesota’s Great White North. The culture change of moving from urban to rural in the middle of a pandemic and a divisive election year has been making its way into Betsy’s art. And while her heart will always belong to the Twin Cities, she has unexpectedly fallen in love with the sensory experience of living amid rolling hills, pine trees and sparkling blue lakes.

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Outing, MN

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bskagen@gmail.com

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Minnesota Love Greeting Cards

Love Minnesota Card – It’s snowing, must be warm out

Snarky Minnesota Love

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Love Minnesota Card – Survive Minnesota and the rest of the world is easy

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Mixed Media

mixed media collage by Betsy Skagen

I Matter, original mixed media collage

Signed, original mixed media collage by Minnesota artist, Betsy Skagen. 2020

8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Unframed.

Heavy layers of acrylic paint, embossing textures, tissue, collage materials and ink on cold press paper set onto chipboard backing.

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The Day My City Broke, original mixed media collage by Betsy Skagen

Signed, original 2020 mixed media collage by Minnesota artist, Betsy Skagen.

12″ x 9″. Unframed.

Vintage Twin Cities ephemera, tissue, vintage cellophane, ink and embossing texture on coldpress watercolor paper.

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Torn, original mixed media collage by Betsy Skagen

Signed original 2020 mixed media collage by Minnesota artist, Betsy Skagen.

13″ x 10″. Unframed.

Heavy layers of acrylic, vintage ephemera, textured fabric, collage materials, ink, pencil and embossing texture on coldpress paper backed onto black cardstock.

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Holiday/Winter Greeting Cards

Holiday Card – Dasher was missing

Great for those hunters in your life! (Or those who appreciate a little snark)

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Holiday Card – Figgy pudding

“Tell me, just what exactly is figgy pudding and why would I ever want to eat it?”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Holiday Card – Hope your generic holiday…

A little snark for the holidays. Text reads, “Hope your generic holiday is joyful.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – Nice normal family

“Remember, as far as everyone knows, we are a nice normal family.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Holiday Card – One ball

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Holiday Card – Our family is doing better

“We hope our Christmas card alerted you to how much better our family is doing than yours.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Holiday Greeting Card – Jane laughed

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Misc. Greeting cards

Greeting Card – Spread sunshine

Funny greeting card. Text reads, “Some people spread sunshine. I hate those people.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – Let’s go somewhere and judge people

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – Shine like you were meant to

Send some inspiration and shine on!
Text reads: “Tired of trying to cram her sparkly star shaped self into society’s beige square holes, she chose to embrace her awesome and shine like the supernova she was meant to be.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – From wonderful, gorgeous me

Help them get their priorities straight! “From wonderful, gorgeous me To dull boring you”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – All you need is love and Netflix

“All you need is love and Netflix”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting card – His name was Bond

For those who like things shaken, not stirred. “His name was Bond. James Bond.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting Card – Impressed with myself

Show that attitude! Text reads, “Deeply and profoundly impressed with myself”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting Card – Maybe swearing will help

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting Card – Don’t let today be a total waste of makeup

“Don’t let today be a total waste of makeup.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting Card – Wish

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Divorce/Break up Greeting Card – Mr. Right

A little empathy for your friend going through divorce or break up.

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – I love you

Express your love with a little pun.

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – Buckle yourself in

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting Card – Hide the evidence

Perfect for your best girlfriends

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – I don’t have an attitude

“I don’t have an attitude; I have a personality you can’t handle.”

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – If you are happy and you know it clap your hands

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting Card – Introvert Club

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting Card – Sugar is sweet…unicorn

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting card – Talk nerdy

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

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Greeting card – Unbridled passion

Perfect for anniversaries and engagements!

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – A little birdie told me

When someone is having a bad day…

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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Greeting Card – Wait I need to second guess myself

You know you have those occasions when you need this one.

Blank on inside. Includes 4.25 x 5.75 white envelope and protective sealer.

Note: While message remains the same as pictured, card design may vary slightly from picture as many customized by artist. This card’s artwork and message are protected by Copyright 2020, Betsy Skagen.

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