About Carla

My name is Carla Binder and I was born and raised in Palmerton, PA. With a passion for the creative since I was a young child, it's no surprise that I followed this path leading to my own art and design business.

After graduation from Northampton Area Community College in 1982, I pursued my career in architectural drafting and interior design.

I established Creative Framing by Carla in February 1992 so that I could continue working and stay home to raise our two children. Through the years, with the support of my husband Phil, I have been able to expand my showroom into a beautifully renovated area of our home.

In 2019, I’m continuing my journey by shifting my focus from custom picture framing to establishing an art and design studio. My vision is to be a local destination for inspiring gifts, home decor and interior design consults.  My hope is that I can help you create a home that inspires and fills you with joy.


We Hope to See You Soon

To keep my home and family healthy, at this time my shop is closed to the public. If you are interested in any of the great items I have, you can shop online or inquire by email or by messaging me on Facebook or Instagram for pricing and information. I am offering curbside pick up or will ship the order direct to your home!

We look forward to reopening the doors again in the future. We will be sure to let you know when we do!

Shop Hours

Summer Hours (May through October)

  • Monday & Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • 1st & 3rd Saturday & Sunday of the month open 11:00am – 5:00pm

Winter Hours (November through April)

  • Monday & Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Every Saturday & Sunday of the month open 10:00am – 4:00pm

Additional hours available by appointment. Please call 610-826-8401 to schedule your consultation today.

Visit the Shop

Gift Shop and Home Decor

Located in Palmerton, PA, Taking Deeper Roots is the perfect place to be inspired.

Not only will you will find locally handcrafted items and artwork from talented artists around the Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountain Regions, you will find the inspiration and guidance to help you through your next home decorating project.

Carla personally shops for and hand picks a variety of handcrafted and popular home decor and gifts including signs, candles, florals and seasonal items.  By adding her own handcrafted creations, vintage finds and up cycled decor, she has created a unique place to find many one-of-a-kind treasures.

Need a gift for the dog and cat lovers in your life?  We have that too!

Unique Gift Items Available

Local Artists

Taking Deeper Roots is the home to work of several local artists, all with their own unique style.

PA Folk Art Designs by Carla Binder

Carla Binder

Folk Artist

Folk art pins, paintings, wood panels, frames, and more by Carla Binder. She enjoys creating her own unique folk art, drawing inspiration from old hex signs, furniture, and nature that come from her Pennsylvania German heritage. Using paint, watercolors, felt, and other materials her PA German heritage comes alive.

Copper Leaf Earrings by Sincerely Sarah Jewelry

Sarah Binder

Handcrafted Copper Jewelry

Hand fabricated jewelry by local artist Sarah Binder made from various materials. Semi precious stones, sterling silver, copper, and other found objects are prominent in her work. Perfect for gifts or for your own personal jewelry collection.

Visit her website to see more jewelry.

Local Art Paper Cutting by Constance Andrews

Constance Andrews

Scherenschnitte Artist

Constance continues to enchant us with her one of a kind original paper cuts. Stop by and see her new bird designs.  Her work is available framed or ready to frame and includes both her Scherenschnitte and Polish Wycinanki fine art originals.

Phyllis Stevens

Artist and Illustrator

Framed prints by Phyllis would make a unique heirloom quality gift for all those special people in your life. Her illustrated verses celebrate love, marriage, family, friends, music and nature.  Custom certificates for special celebrations can also be ordered. Visit the shop to see Phyllis's prints!