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Over the holidays…

While I was in Ohio for the holidays, I finally had the time to create and mail my holiday cards. I am fortunate to have an extremely awesome step-father who is an artist and stamp collector, and he provided me with tons of old stamps to use for my envelopes (he also told Santa to stash stacks of canceled vintage stamps and postcards in my stocking).

{ My holiday cards. Kind of hard to tell, but they’re cardstock cut into stocking shapes, and then I stamped them and adhered scalloped-edged paper cut-outs and baker’s twine and… a bit much, but fun. 🙂 }

{ Envelopes for my holiday cards, including stamped and handwritten tags plus old postage stamps. }

{ Backside. }

Also, a friend/colleague of mine asked me to hand-letter her wedding program, menu, and place cards for her winter snowflake-themed nuptials. So I had fun creating those as well, although I worried that they ended up a bit too “busy” with all the text. But Catherine said she liked them, so I was happy.

{ Front cover of the wedding program. }

{ Front cover (left) and back cover (right) of wedding program. }

{ Inside of program. }

{ Wedding menu. }

{ Wedding menu. }

{ Place cards, twined up according to table #. }

{ The whole collection. }

I am realizing that these photos aren’t the best quality. Casualty of being away from home.

Hope you all had a very happy holiday and that the new year is off to a stellar start!

Mother’s Day (Part 2): Homemade Mother’s Day Message Box

HO. LY. CRAP. My subscription to Paper Crave once again proved invaluable today, for it introduced me to the following impeccably sweet Mother’s Day gift idea from Cathe at Just Something I Made (which I will now obsessively visit): a homemade Mother’s Day message box. Feast your eyes on the message box creation below, brilliantly constructed by Cathe (all images from JSIM):

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French Friday: Sandrine Vachon!

The following handmade card samples are each taken from Sandrine Vachon’s Carterie. Sandrine is also a huge scrapbooking fan, which is evident in the collage-y nature of her cards, which can be customized according to the various templates on her website. Enjoy!

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It’s gonna be a handmade holiday!

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Some awesome handmades I found today:

1. Maple wood pendants by ZephyrWoods

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2. Pillows, lampshades, and matching accessories by Dot and Line

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3. Ornaments and “snugglies” by Stelabird (*Note: my sister got me one of the owl ornaments, and I can’t deal with how cute it is)

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Wordshop Wednesday: Etsy wonders!

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I couldn’t choose from among all of the ridiculously awesome shops I’ve encountered in the past week, so… for this week’s installment of Wordshop Wednesday, I’d like to offer a collage of Etsy wonders. I hope that, like me, you’ll find them equally infatuation-worthy.  

BlueBell Bazaar:

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La Pomme:

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Bilingual clove ornaments:

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Barking Maddison:

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Personalized leather belts and pendants:

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PinkSupply:

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Stiksel:

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Brooklyn Rehab:

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