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Paper Ink Studio is a San Francisco-based company that produces wonderfully simplistic, modern, and colorful cards & prints. Click here to check out their extensive line for yourself! You’ll find everything from fill-in invitations & announcements to imprintables, greeting cards and more…modern minimalists should be in heaven!

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So I have to admit it was love at first site when I first laid eyes on the personalized stationery from Avie Designs! Georgia-based designer Avie Wampler launched the company less that a year ago and has already built quite an extensive collection of fun, modern designs! Seriously – how often do you come across […]

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Designer Alex Wijnen recently launched a fantastic new stationery company called Cecily Ink, and if you love modern design, the Cecily Ink products should be right up your alley… she blends modern typography with elegant flourishes in a fresh and stylish color palette – yum! At Cecily Ink, you’ll find high-end greeting cards (either letterpressed […]

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Modern meets Preppy! For a fresh twist on traditional patterns – reinvented in bold, playful colors – check out Boatman Geller‘s HUGE collection of personalized social stationery, invitations, and announcements. Don’t forget to check out the fun extras too – calling cards, gift tags, note pads and more! National Stationery Show – NYC: Booth #’s […]

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What do you get when you combine friendship + design + a shared love exquisite paper? In this particularly fruitful example, you get a fantastic, contemporary letterpress stationery company called “That Sky Blue“, founded by good friends & designers Litsa Babalis and Ana Duque… The readers that sent in tips about That Sky Blue had […]

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To all the Paper-Lovers out there:A lot of you have been asking to see some more great stationery and invitations, so next week (May 14-18) the blog will be showcasing a full week of fabulous stationery – everything from gorgeous wedding invites to funky party & shower invites and modern everyday notes! We even have […]

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Personalization is a great way to make the guest of honor feel extra-special! You might think that something like custom-printed napkins is just for big anniversary parties and weddings – but with companies like To Bee Named , you can customize cocktail, guest and luncheon napkins with a name, monogram or favorite saying in quantities […]

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Summer is quickly approaching – and in the world of entertaining that means we get to start taking our get-togethers from the dining table to the patio table! Poolside cocktail parties, Sunday afternoon BBQ’s, and kick-back backyard dinner parties – complete with frosty beverages of course – are just a couple of the perks that […]

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Aside from the 80-degree weather outside, I seriously feel like it was February just yesterday! Is it just me, or is this year going by ridiculously fast?! In reality, we’re 1/4-through May already, which means that Mother’s Day is just a few days away! For those of you who are still needing to do some […]

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A new centerpiece idea for Mother’s Day is up at hwtm.com! Click here to get the details…

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The random winner of the Pinkerton Design giveaway is… Becky, who said ” Love the cards! Very cool. Love the blog! I’d enjoy seeing more ideas on casual entertaining. :) Thanks for all you post!” Congrats, Becky! Please email your shipping info with “I’m a Winner!” in the subject line so we can send you […]

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The powerhouse that is Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia recently unveiled yet another great website for all of us that love to craft and entertain! Checkout marthastewartcrafts.com for some cool new options in party favor packaging , gorgeous gift wrap , creative craft projects , and complete kids party sets ! I especially love these Tissue […]

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Saturday, May 5th, 2007 is a very big day for celebrations this year…in addition to the various fiestas that will be going on across the country tomorrow, many of you will also have your eye on the prize – or should we say “roses” – as the 133rd annual Kentucky Derby takes place in Louisville, […]

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Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching this weekend! And I’m guessing a lot of you are planning to celebrate with the must-have cocktail of the holiday: the margarita of course! One of my favorite cooking gurus – Sam the Cooking Guy – has a recipe for one heck of a margarita – dubbed “Sammy-Boys Margarita […]

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To make your shopping experience even more delightful, Delight.com is offering HWTM readers 15% off all through May! Just enter the promo code “Hostess” at checkout to receive your discount. Might come in handy for Mother’s Day too! Happy Shopping :)

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