Thursday, December 16, 2010

last minute holiday gift wrappers: you owe me

Well, actually, you owe Whisker Graphics: this amazing little store/blog/etc. that offers (among other things) the fabulous baker's twine that everyone is lusting after this year. (We use brown and white to finish off some of our stationery sets for a little added personality.) Whisker Graphics offers 12 different colors of Divine Twine. Each spool is 240 yards and for $15 it's a steal. And... you will try to use your baker's twine on EVERYTHING. (This is because it obviously makes everything better, of course).

But...back to the original topic. The fab folks at Whisker Graphics have offered up some fun little printable holiday gift tags! They're super cute and totally adorable when paired with some divine twine and your gift recipients will be so impressed (especially since last year you just used a sharpie to write the to/from right on the box.) Happy wrapping!

Monday, December 13, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like people are getting ready for their weddings next summer...

While the end of the year tends to be a quiet time for weddings, it's a great time to get your Save the Dates out for your weddings next summer! Six months prior to your event date is a good rule of thumb to alert guests of your upcoming wedding, and if you're planning a destination event, you might look at sending Save the Dates even sooner, especially if attendees will need to book travel or if your event is over a holiday weekend.

Save the Dates can coordinate with your invitation suite and offer a glimpse into your vision for the wedding, or you can use engagement pictures for something fun and modern. We encourage brides to include a wedding website on the save the dates so you can update information as needed prior to the big day. The website can also serve as a tactful way to communicate registry information to your guests since those registry cards they GIVE you at the retailers are a serious etiquette no-no.
(Bed Bath and Beyond - what are you thinking?)

Looking to save some money on postage? You can print a small save the date and slip it in with your holiday cards! Contact us today to get started!

**Candy Dots letterpress Save the Date card in fuchsia and tangerine from Paper Mill Designs**

Thursday, December 9, 2010

16 days until Christmas?

I just saw someone else's blog touting today as 16 days until Christmas, and ohmygoodness how it that even possible? I have exactly one gift purchased for my list and lot of great "ideas" that have to be altered now that it's so late. Classic Katrina!

I have been busy working on my stuff for a handmade ornament exchange organized by the cool blog freshlyblended and I'm really excited to start getting little gifts in the mail from my ornament swap group! I'll post some pictures later of all the goodies and after attaching my hangers to the ornaments this afternoon my packages will be shipping out!

I'm very excited to have one of our products featured as a stocking stuffer round-up on Kaboodle. These parking cards are my husband's brainchild and have been a popular seller in our etsy shop in addition to being picked up by a few retailers from when we attended NSS last May.

I'm off to work on my brand new toy - a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet I hope to use on some cool stationery designs for next year. (This is also the reason our holiday cards this year will probably arrive more in the "new year's day" timeframe vs. christmas.)

**Want your advent calendar like the one above? As a special treat, the image above can be downloaded for free to make your own advent calendar from