Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Butterfly Art

Editor's Note: This post can now be found in the snip & scribble archives.

So it's not really wedding related, exactly, but I thought I'd share anyway. After we had our last baby shower I really wanted to hold on to all the cards, but had nothing to do with them, and nowhere to put them. So I came up with a solution... with a little inspiration from this butterfly punch tutorial . I ended up punching out little butterflies from each card and came up with this piece, to hang in the nursery:

I'm thinking you could totally use this (with another craft punch) to keep a memento of all your bridal shower cards. You could even find a fun punch to use for your place cards if you got really ambitious!

View blog reactions

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

EmersonMade Blooms

I ran across this most unique shop today… it’s called EmersonMade, and it’s glorious! Based out of New Hampshire, Emerson and her husband Ryan run the shop. They specialize in hand dyed and hand stitched blooms and accessories, and I’m just head over heels in love with these ring pillows—so adorable!

Check out their site to place an order, or see more of their amazing little accessory flowers!

View blog reactions

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thanks for Spreading the Word!

We just wanted to give a big thanks to iDIY for featuring our aqua mason jar tutorial this week. Now is the perfect time to try it out on all those plain jane canning jars you have stashed away in your pantry. Spring blooms will look right at home in a faux aqua mason jar!

View blog reactions

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hand-Cancelled Envelopes: Round 2

Awhile back I had posted about my frustrating experience with the post office and hand-cancelled envelopes. From that experience I had totally given up my post office hand-cancelling any of my important cards, invitations or announcements. They simply wouldn’t do it!

I’m happy to report, I have officially changed my mind about that issue. Last week I dropped by a smaller branch of our local post office, hoping to slide in and make sure everything weighed no more than 44 cents worth of postage. The two gentlemen working at the tiny desk helped me out tremendously by hand-cancelling all of my envelopes, and showing me the gorgeous new love stamps for 2010! I’m thinking the 8 month baby bump I’m sporting might have had a hand in the free hand-cancelling (which is usually 20 cents per envelope), but I’m okay with that!

If you’re finding yourself in the same situation, I highly recommend searching for a smaller post office in your area, and visit them during a slow time in the day to ask about the details of your mailing. It just might be the difference between hand-cancelling and running it through those dreadful machines!

Image courtesy of: On A Limb Paper.

View blog reactions