Rashi and I are back for another round of Write & Wrap! This time, we’re featuring some pretty awesome Valentine’s Day cards. When Rashi sent me her design, I knew right away that I wanted to make a cute little stationery package with it. How great are the details in this card??! Not to mention, I’m kind of a big JT fan, just saying.
For me, Valentine’s Day is a great time to get creative with stationery. Something so simple can be so meaningful for your significant other or your best friends. It’s a chance for you to say how much they mean to you with good old fashioned snail mail. We never do big gifts around here, so I thought packaging together some instax minis and other heart themed things is just the perfect way to say I love you.
A lot of these items I already had in my ever-growing stationery collection, but Paper Source is a great place to find goodies like this. Another favorite of mine is Mignon Kitchen, Rachel has the best assortment of little heart themed gifts – that’s where I got the balloons!
First I stamped the Kraft envelope with a white stamp pad. Make sure you allow time for it to dry before flipping it over! I’ve made that mistake too many times. Next, I used the heart paper clip to attach the pictures to the inside of the card, along with a couple heart-shaped balloons. Finally, I sealed off the back of the envelope with festive washi-tape and stamped one more heart on the back flap.
You can download Rashi’s amazing card RIGHT HERE.
Be sure to check back tomorrow and find out how Rashi styled my card!
When I was in Miami, we went to a couple different restaurants that served their french fries and other side dishes in terra cotta pots… genius! I thought it was such a clever idea and decided to try it for myself. I wanted to add a color accent to the pots for sophistication, while still maintaining their natural look – that’s where the diagonal lines came in. This is a SUPER easy and quick little project, not to mention the whole thing was under $10!
I chose a metallic pewter color, but I can definitely envision brighter colors for a spring or summer barbecue.
What you’ll need:
Terra cotta pots in different sizes
Acrylic paint (I used Martha Stewart specialty paint from Home Depot – it was leftover from a different project)
First I taped off the pots, making sure the edge of the tape closest to the painting side was completely stuck to the pot – you don’t want any to seep through! Next, time to paint – I did a few coats to ensure that the color was opaque. Allow about an hour for it to dry before you rip the tape off.
I cut some parchment paper and lined the pot before filling it with Wheat Thins (my favorite). These pots are perfect for serving appetizers or snacks at any get together, and the best part is they are pretty enough to keep on display!
Today we are featuring the holiday card that I designed and Rashi’s inspired gift wrap! We both went the snowflake route without even knowing! It’s nice to see how our different styles portray the same theme. Hop on over to Rashi’s blog to see her holiday gift wrap and download my card!