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Thursday April 5th, 2012

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present & correct

I love large-scale stamps. They remind me of instant artwork because they take up so much of the page. These fun new stamps at Present & Correct are timetables that you can use to organize your day with a town or country theme. I mean, who can resist that cute little pig? In addition to…

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Friday March 30th, 2012

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satsuma press 2012

I love the sweet and delicate details of Satsuma Press’ cards. Lynn does a great job of pairing a subtle color palette with perfectly edited design details that always feel like just enough of both. They’ve become some of my go-to cards for sending people personal notes because they don’t distract with too much crazy pattern and…

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Thursday March 29th, 2012

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savoy green

Sometimes a really great color can stop me in my tracks. After picking up some new plants and flowers for my house at Sprout Home this week, I spotted this cute card from Pie Bird Press. Inspired by a classic Savoy Camera, this card is the perfect shade of minty green. Cards this cute are…

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Tuesday March 20th, 2012

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karolin schnoor

I’m a big fan of Karolin Schnoor’s illustration style. Her hands print is still one of my favorites from last year, so I’m always excited to see an update in her shop. After launching a new website, Karolin introduced a ton of new work, including some beautiful new prints, a birthday calendar, stationery and mugs….

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Tuesday February 7th, 2012

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pink & red, part 2

Speaking of pink + red, this notebook is fantastic. I want to design an entire room around this color palette; it’s warm, seasonally appropriate and manages to feel modern and slightly retro at the same time. If you need a notebook to keep yourself organized this time of year, click here to pick one up…

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pink & red

Every February it feels like pink + red are an unstoppable duo. Cards, artwork, gifts and even food take on sweeter hues. While I tend to shy away from this color combo in my personal life (but don’t mind it at the office, where I like to feel jolted by color more often), this pattern…

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Monday February 6th, 2012

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youmakemesmile by skinny laminx

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, Heather at Skinny Laminx has a great new design ready for the holiday. Inspired by the holiday, Heather decided to decorate her Cape Town store with a large-scale version of her “You Make Me Smile” papercut. The big version was so sweet she decided to turn it into a laser-cut Valentine’s…

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valentine’s day at banquet

Good morning guys! This weekend our submission box was flooded with last minute Valentine’s Day submissions and it was so much fun to see how many variations on the idea of love. These cards and prints from Banquet in Vancouver are right up my alley because they’re sweet and simple. As much as I love…

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Friday February 3rd, 2012

Wednesday February 1st, 2012

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litterae

It feels like this week is all about Valentine’s Day. Our submission inbox is filled with great new cards and gift ideas, and it’s been fun to see what clever ideas artists have this year. One of my favorites is a new online shop — Litterae from Betsy Dunlap — filled with beautiful French valentines. Inspired…

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Wednesday January 25th, 2012

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lots of love (decals)

for_keeps

I can’t think this morning. I can barely tear myself away from the bedroom because inside, tucked away in a little carrier, is a kitten we rescued yesterday. Sunday afternoon I was working on my laptop when I heard a series of tiny high-pitched mews outside that sounded urgent and scared. I thought it was…

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besties

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romantic reminders; it’s also a great excuse to celebrate friends, family and co-workers who make our lives happier. This Besties card from FareWell Paperie would be a great way to send your friends a little “you’re great” note, and it even splits in two, just like elementary school heart necklaces….

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Tuesday January 24th, 2012

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tip tap gift wrap

A tiny part of my design-loving heart still laments not being able to get this amazing pink typewriter from last year. It was way out of my price range, but this cute pink typewriter wrapping paper is much closer to my comfort zone. Each sheet of 100% recycled paper is printed with vegetable-based inks and…

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Wednesday January 18th, 2012

Monday January 16th, 2012

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crankbunny tattoo cards

I’ll be honest, I’m having a hard time focusing today because all I can think about is last night’s Golden Globe Awards. All those green sequins? It was like a beautiful, shimmering ocean of glitter, and I still can’t get that color out of my mind. GREEN. SEQUINS. (If you come back in a few…

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Friday January 13th, 2012

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wildhorse press cards

At the end of every year when I go through my receipts and prepare for taxes, I’m always a little embarrassed to see a reminder of how frequently I buy cards. I tend to pick up cards and stockpile them away for possible use in the future. But mostly they’re my favorite sort of impulse…

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Tuesday January 10th, 2012

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est. 1986 valentine’s day cards

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, so I’ve been keeping my eye out for cute cards. I’m starting to build a little roundup of favorites, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few this morning. I love these linoleum block printed cards from Est. 1986 at Etsy. Each 2-tone card is the sort of sweet…

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Monday January 9th, 2012

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yellow owl workshop recipe cards

This year I’m trying to get back on track with my cooking. Last year was consumed with prepping and traveling for the book tour, so I became a card-carrying member of the Grubhub-addicts club. But I want to get back to basics and remember how calming and nourishing cooking for yourself can be. One way I…

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