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Of all the online shops I’ve been lucky enough to discover this year, Violet – a new website with a fantastic selection of stylish gift ideas – is definitely a favorite! The graphic designer in me is so very impressed with Violet’s refreshing & unique shopping interface – complete with a clever use of wit […]

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Anna Bella Fine Stationery has been a trend-setter in stationery design since 2001, and with one quick peek at the exclusive collection of invitations & announcements on their website, it’s easy to see why! You’ll find styles that range from modern & elegant to playful & cute…for all types of occasions – weddings, bridal showers, […]

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Ummm….WOW! That’s pretty much the standard reaction that I get from anyone that sees these gorgeous “Winter Garden” pop-up cards from gagatree. Inspired by the Chinese “Magic Flower” paper toy, these not-so-typical greeting cards quickly convert into beautiful decorations that can be hung “anywhere you want to bring happiness and good fortune”. {If that really […]

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I absolutely love the philosophy over at Whitney English – a fabulous paper company with gazillions of designs to choose from so you can pick your favorite product and pattern, then personalize it just for you! On the home page of their website, Whitney English says “…We celebrate the handwritten note, a great typeface, or […]

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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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