Stationery & Wrap


Completely loving the new holiday gift wrap & trim collection from Anthropologie… especially the fabulous Margarite Gift Toppers (the colorful little wool balls)! I feel strongly compelled to make some miniature versions of this mod tree from these cute little guys now. Hmmm… Something else to make you smile today: check out this fun, QUIRKY […]

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Event design guru & author David Stark has teamed up with the super-stylish online invitations site – Cocodot – to create an exclusive line of festive, unique holiday cards & invitations stamped with Stark’s signature style! One of the bonuses of this collaboration for Stark was the eco-friendly aspect, as he noted: “Since eco strategies […]

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Peace, Love… and GIVEAWAYS! ‘Tis the season for all three… and this week at HWTM, Invitation Consultants – a fabulous online shop with a HUGE catalog of personalized invites and stationery – is offering up a $100 SHOPPING SPREE towards stylish holiday cards & party invitations to a lucky HWTM reader! There are SO many […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #378  – Deede. Congrats!! And as a thank you to everyone else, Traylor Papers is offering up a 15% off discount with the code “HWTM15“, which is good through October 25th! ***** I’m SO […]

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One of the most rewarding things about what I do is getting to see the ideas featured on HWTM actually in use at the parties of others – so thank you for that! …and this is especially true whenever I spot HWTM printables or Personalized Party Collections in reader photos, because I always remember where […]

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Just wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the new Thanksgiving/Fall Party Collection I recently designed in honor of Operation Give Thanks – which is a creative, nation-wide fundraising event hosted by Operation Shower and March of Dimes! The FREE high-resolutions printables for this “Grateful MOD” collection will be available to you very […]

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Winner Update: Wow – thanks for such a GREAT response to this giveaway! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #493 – Diana H. Congrats!  And as a thank you to everyone else, Little Pink Designs is offering up a 15% discount through Tuesday, October 12th with the promo code: sweet15. ***** Can you believe […]

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For a delicious twist on the standard greeting card, check out these fun new “Recipe Cards” by Elum…  gorgeous letterpress cards with coordinating recipes on the back! Each card features a clever message on the front that ends in “just like the recipe on the back“. For example: “You Are Super HOT… just like the […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone that entered! After reading through the comments, I really wish we could give this prize away to EVERYONE because it looks like there are so many deserving couples! Unfortunately, we could only have one winner, and that lucky, randomly selected person is… […]

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If you haven’t “met” Naughty Betty yet… prepare to be entertained! This line of “brutally honest” paper goods & partyware seriously has me cracking up… And I’m particularly relieved to discover that inner peace starts with caffeine (see oh-so-wise mug, above). Thanks, NB for clearing that up… now I don’t feel so guilty about opening […]

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Remember the days when the typical wedding invitation consisted of some sort of fancy script stamped in gold or silver on a simple background of white (or maybe even off-white, if you wanted to get crazy!)? Wow…. have times changed! The wedding invitation suites available today are so UNIQUE and creative – and the great […]

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I’m SOOO very excited to announce that the first round of HWTM Personalized Party Collections are now available at PolkaDotDesign.com! Each collection features coordinating, double-sided paper products that work together to give your party a cohesive look – from invitations and napkin rings to favor tags, thank you cards, and more. Best of all, every […]

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This week’s Surprise Giveaway features a unique & innovative product idea with a “feel good” twist… PERSONA Gift Pail Kits allow you to design your own clever gift packaging “character” and tailor the character’s persona to the recipient and/or occasion… from birthdays and graduations to baby showers and beyond. And today at HWTM, Persona is […]

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I’ve received a ton of emails asking about Sex and the City party ideas lately, and I love that so many of you are planning to celebrate with a pre- or post-movie party! Soooo… we’ll be featuring SATC party ideas all week long! (…in addition to other types of posts too!) To kick things off, […]

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These Smitten Sticks by le papier studio look like so much fun! A clever way to create cheeky, playful memories for everything from birthday parties to weddings… and a great prop for DIY Photo Booths too! Each handmade paper expression is printed on extra thick cover cardstock using archival ink, and there are 4 different […]

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Okay… so I’m TOTALLY in love with these new Cupcake Sets by Meri Meri! Such a genius idea, don’t you think?! Each themed set includes 24 decorative cupcake cases (a.k.a. “baking cups”) and 24 assorted die-cut toppers. This is going to make dressing up homemade cupcakes for everything from kids birthdays to bridal showers super […]

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Today’s Surprise Giveaway should be especially appealing to all the brides-to-be out there – and to any friends & family members looking to help them out (and score some major points!) with a generous, budget-boosting gift… To help celebrate their recent launch of several brand-new invitation lines, MagnetStreet Weddings is offering up a fantastic wedding […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky randomly selected winner is… Commenter #365 – Wendy Sue, who said,”love the hey cupcake mini petite pink card and the red love spouts mini card. so adorable!” Congrats, Wendy! Have fun on your shopping spree! =) ***** We […]

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‘Tis the season for giving… so I hope you’re ready for another great Surprise Giveaway this week (and more coming soon)! In the spirit of the holidays, Invitation Consultants – a fantastic online shop with a HUGE catalog of invites and stationery – is offering up a very generous $200 Shopping Spree towards holiday correspondence […]

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Winner Update – 12/9: This giveaway is now closed. Such a wonderful response – thanks so much to everyone that participated!!  And the lucky random winner is… commenter #243 – Jennifer, who said, “I really like the Maldonado traditional stamp, the kitchen utensils, and the Allyson!  But honestly, they are all great!“. Congrats, Jennifer! ***** […]

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