Etsy Round Up // Vol 15

Guys, I went to a lovely concert last night (Sufjan Stevens), the weekend was wonderfully warm & I finally started refinishing a table for my new apartment that I’ve been meaning to revamp since college (4 years ago…), so let’s say that April is off to a good start! And this is why April’s Etsy Round Up is fun, colorful and inspiring! Let’s jump into spring with a bang!

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Those are some cute handmade S&P shakers!

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I’m thinking this bourbon & vanilla soap would go wonderfully with the sage & rose face mist

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I want to hand these out to all of my friends because they’re the cutest!

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Colorful Clutch
Mini Salt & Pepper Shaker Set
Sage & Rose Face Mist
Bourbon & Vanilla Soap
“Let’s Get Coffee” Letterpressed Card
20in Marble Balloon 


 

 

Fill-in-the-Blank Invites

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I created this fill-in-the-blank invitation for work {Hartford Prints!} and Reg and I discovered our love for fill-in invites! They’re fun, nostalgic (4th grade birthday parties, anyone?), and most importantly – easy! You can use them for engagement parties, baby showers, “we’ve moved” announcements, or as plan old, “we’re havin a party, come on over!” invites.

We were able to find some other cute fill-in options – check them out:

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And here are some cute fill in cards that don’t requite a party:

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Hartford Prints!

Happy Monday friends! So, I’ve been hinting that I had gotten a new job a little while ago, and I’m so happy to announce that I’m the new designer for Hartford Prints! Reg & I had actually wanted to do a feature on them for awhile now (because they’re fantastic and rep Hartford in the best ways possible), but I’m even more excited to do it now because I have the inside scoop. They are a family run letterpress & design studio (besides us newbies – you can read about their super inspiring start here) who strive for unique ideas, creative excellence, and a fun atmosphere. And today I’m here to show you some of their fantastic work!

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All of these lovely items are found in their Etsy shop here, or in their downtown Hartford shop on 42 1/2 Pratt Street (definitely stop by, it’s adorable!). My new position will be helping with their ever expanding custom letterpressed wedding invitations/suites, logos, collaborative creative projects and hopefully some new cards (they’re just too cute). It’s been a wonderful 2 weeks with these gals so far, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! Make sure you guys keep an eye on what we’ll be up to 🙂

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Etsy Round Up // Vol 7

This month’s Etsy Round Up is capturing the moodiness of spring – bright greens (finally things are turning green!) and mysterious darks (gloomy rain clouds hopefully bringing more flowers). Spring is a very unpredictable season, 80° one day and then 55° the next, but that’s not stoping us from ogling online at these gorgeous Etsy items!

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These might be the most beautiful temporary tattoos I’ve ever seen! I think someday I’ll get a tattoo, but in the mean time – these will definitely do!

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Since seeing this fun-loving print at the Sequins & Stripes office, I’ve become obsessed! Finding an alternative option on Etsy was such a treat!

Herb Card // Fig & Jasmine Candle // Vintage Dutch ‘Delfts Blauw’ Floral Temporary Tattoo (1, 2) // Black Glass Pyramid Display Box // Earl Grey Tea Shea Butter Soap // Palm Print Cushion Cover

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide // For your guy

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Whether it’s your bf, guy friend or Dad, all men like a little spoiling on VDay (even if they don’t admit it)! It can be as simple as a card and some candy, but if you really want to show him something special, we’ve got you covered!

1 // Flask – Something leathery will always seem romantic on Valentine’s Day, even if it’s a flask. He’ll be happy to show this off to his guy friends and brag that it was from his lady.

2 // Watch – The two tone and sleek face have a 60s feel that he’s bound to love.

3 // Card – This gorgeous letterpressed card is simple without being too sappy (perfect for a guy). While we love to get our hands on amazing letterpressed cards, we’re not above making our own! In fact, that’s usually our game plan. Whether you make a card or buy one, make sure to tell him how much you care about him inside!

4 // Bow Tie – This falls more under the category of a specialty VDay gift, but how could we resist, it’s just so adorable (and red)!

5 // Letter Holder – Home decor & accessories can work for both you and your man, and this romantic letter holder will hopefully spark his interest in writing you love letters!

6 // Candle – It smells like camp fire (Cedar & Sandalwood)…how manly is that! Your candle lit evening will be even more romantic with the aroma of a cozy fire nearby.

7 // Socks – I mean, come on. Smart Wool and argyle? Done deal.

8 // Boxers – Another Valentine’s Day novelty item, but who doesn’t love a little novelty item now and then? Underwear is underwear, and weirdly everyone loves getting new underwear as a present!

9 // Kitchen Spoons – These cute spoons will add some Valentine’s Day color and cheer to their kitchen! They’ll serve as a reminder every time he uses them of how much you love him!

10 // Messenger Bag – Whether they like to admit it or not, every dude needs a practical man bag. This one is the perfect messenger weekender to keep him organized on the go.

Design Feature: Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. has been one of our favorites for years! We first read about her little company in a small Country Living blurb, and became immediately obsessed with her cheerful illustrations, and hand done typography which covers cards, calendars, recipe boxes and wedding invitations. We’ve given them as gifts, gotten them for ourselves, and been happy to present fantastic cards to family and friends. We figured with the holidays coming up, we’d love to share with you the amazing holiday collection she has out now. You might have noticed a sneak peek of her Winter Foliage Set in our Mother Gift Guide, but that was just one design out of so many more – take a look!gm_RPC_Set2gm_RPC_set3gm_RPC_set1gm_RPC_Set5gm_RPC_Set4
Post cards, regular cards, ornament cards, and foil cards! So many options!

And since it was Christa’s birthday this past Saturday, we decided to check out some birthday cards and items that you could give as gifts, whether it be the holidays, birthday or just because!gm_RPC_Birthday

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Girlie Girl – Travel America Calendar // Notebook Set // Hello Gorgeous Card // Wooden Recipe Box // Floral Notepad

Modern Girl – iPhone Case // Telephone Notepad // Recipe Card // Polka Dot Tin // Herbs & Spice Calendar

All images found on Rifle Paper Co.’s website along with prices. Also make sure to check out her great interview with The Everygirl!