'Sweet Lips' Photo Props for Oh Happy Day | January 16, 2014

 

A Valentine's Day sprinkles-covered freebie for Oh Happy Day... Printable 'Sweet Lips' photo props... check it out here!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Oh Happy Day, Parties, Valentines Day, Weddings

FREE "Read My Lips" Notecards | October 03, 2013

Recently, (somewhere in between wolfishly tearing through self-improvement books and multiple failed attempts to curb a sugar addiction), I designed these mini lip-shaped notecards. The seemingly ubiquitous 'lips' motif, sported in many a fashion collection these days, finally snagged me and, as trends have a tendency to do, refused to let go. And so I was hopelessly compelled to design these little smoochies. Well, they are pretty freaking cute, aren't they? 

It's as easy as pie to make: Download, Print, Cut. Fold. Write a fabulous message inside. 

Oh, and I've also included gift tag versions as a bonus. Mwah!

Continue to download your freebies...

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Valentines Day

Happy Heart Day! | February 14, 2013

Hope you're all having a lovely day :)

Just felt like showing off my fabulous hand-carving efforts with this heart-shaped stamp I made recently... Took a few attempts to get it right but I got there eventually!

Also, in light of Valentine's day, I thought I'd share with you what I'm loving at the moment:

  • First and foremost- my beautiful family :)
  • Super-cute Japanese stationery. Can't get enough of it.
  • Audrey Jeanne- so talented!
  • Pink. The colour, not the recording artist.
  • My new iPad! (a birthday pressie from hubby)
  • iPhone/iPad wallpaper from here and here.
  • Yellow.
  • Pretty + colourful tech accessories- got a real thing for them at the moment.
  • This cute-as-pie craft book from Hello Sandwich!
  • Children's toys, books and clothes. Basically, I'm a big kid.
  • My workspace and all my creative and colourful clutter- it's amazing how an inspiring environment can boost your creativity!
  • This gorgeous summer weather...
Happy Heart Day, peeps! 

XO
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posted under: Craft, Do It Yourself, Stationery, storytelling, Valentines Day

D.I.Y Envy | February 12, 2013

Do you ever look at some of the awesome work out there and think- wish I'd thought of that!! I do this on a daily basis with EVERYTHING on Minieco.

Kate's D.I.Y projects are always ridiculously stunning and this Valentine's Day holiday is no exception... If you haven't already, you should check them all out here.

{ photo credit: Minieco

XO
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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Valentines Day

You Still Make Me Blush...(DIY + FREEBIE!) | February 12, 2013

These cutie-patootie cards I created may be a tad last minute for Valentine's Day. But hey, romantic gestures don't need to be reserved merely for the holidays.  

All you need is a printer, good quality white card stock, patterned masking tape and a mini pink (or red) colour pencil.

I hope you like them! :)

READ ON to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Valentines Day

Fab Four... January 11, 2013 | January 11, 2013

I've been stumbling across lots of inspiring and colourful bits and pieces lately. As a result, here's double the 'Fab Four' fun...

one: graphic stripes wooden utensils from brown button trading | two: tennis ball gift bucket from harry barker | three: leather mousepad in neon yellow from freshly picked | four: malmo stool in mint from crate expectations

one: hearts and crosses coaster set from pony rider | two: you + me card from sugar paper | three: little heart note cards from anthropologie | four: rainbow gel pens from kikki.K

XO
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posted under: Fab Four, Home Décor, Parties, Stationery, Valentines Day

Valentine's Day (Oldies but) Goodies | February 03, 2012

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd revisit some of my old Valentine's Day DIY projects from previous years...just in case you missed it, or simply felt like taking another peek!  Most contain free stationery printables to help you re-create the project for yourself.

DIY 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers - Wouldn't it be cute to surprise a loved one on Valentine's morning with a cup of coffee for the road that literally says 'I love you'?  With this concept in mind I designed these love-themed wrappers that can be used to dress up a disposable coffee cup. The perfect romantic gesture for the caffeine obsessed!

DIY 'Je t'aime' mini card sets - I really enjoyed creating the design for the 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers' so I thought I'd also transform them into mini cards with polka dot lined envelopes.

DIY Valentine Post-it Love Notes - To elicit a smile or two from your loved one on Valentines's day, try writing sweet little messages on post-its and leave them in unexpected locations for your partner to find.

DIY Origami Heart Love Note - Create an origami paper heart and write a private message to a loved one inside.

DIY Valentine Popcorn Invitation ( for a cosy night in ) - Instead of splurging on dinner at a fancy restaurant, have a cosy night in on the couch. A couch 'picnic' of sorts. Snuggle under a blanket, order take-out, indulge in champagne, popcorn and candy in front of your favourite romantic movie. Download the bits n' pieces to re-create this 'popcorn' invitation to give to your loved one.

{ photos by Amy Moss }

XO
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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Valentines Day

Love & Shoes | May 06, 2011

Cute greeting cards by Rubina.

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Valentines Day, Weddings

DIY 'Je t'aime' mini card sets | February 12, 2011

I really enjoyed creating the design for the 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers' so I thought I'd also transform them into mini cards with polka dot lined envelopes, for those in need of a (very) last minute gift for a loved one! :)

Continue to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Valentines Day

DIY 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers | February 11, 2011

Wouldn't it be cute to surprise a loved one on Valentine's morning (or any morning for that matter) with a cup of coffee for the road that literally says 'I love you'?  With this concept in mind I designed these love-themed wrappers that can be used to dress up a disposable coffee cup. The perfect romantic gesture for the caffeine obsessed!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Drink, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Valentines Day

DIY Valentine Post-it Love Notes | February 09, 2011

To elicit a smile or two from your loved one on Valentines's day (or any day for that matter) try writing sweet little messages on post-its and leave them in unexpected locations for your partner to find. Places to hide them include- on your partner's pillow, on the bathroom mirror, on top of your partner's laptop or on the fridge door. Hopefully it will brighten up their day!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Valentines Day

DIY Valentine Popcorn Invitation ( for a cosy night in ) | February 07, 2011

It comes around once a year. Instantly detectable from the overwhelming explosion of pink and red in shop windows, the hiked up price tag on a bunch of roses and the sudden inexplicable desire to buy chocolates or candy. The experience may be nauseating to many, but, in my opinion, the perception of Valentine's Day merely being expensive and fraught with clichés belongs to those who fail to think outside the heart-shaped box. The truth is, I bear little objection to the holiday. In fact, I embrace it and view it as an opportunity to get creative!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Valentines Day

Kiss Stamp from Atypyk | February 02, 2011

Love this. From Atypyk.

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Valentines Day

Moody Hues: Valentine Red | February 01, 2011

01  Cushion from Alexandra Ferguson { via Luster }

02  Candy Cane Cupcake wrapper from Lovely LIttle Parties

03  'Lips in Rio Rio'  Lipstick from Topshop ( via wit + delight }

04  Love rubber stamp from Papersource

05  Dress by Fleur Wood

06  'Sweet Hearts' mini pegs from Kikki K

07  Crochet red hearts from Sabahnur

08  Heart Doily rubber stamp from Papersource

09  'Ticket to my Heart' card from Terrain

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Moody Hues, Stationery, Valentines Day

Valentine's Day Cards by Mr. Boddington | January 31, 2011

A fun selection of Valentine cards over at Mr. Boddington

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Valentines Day

Studio Tipi | January 26, 2011

Love this pretty, illustrated Valentine postcard series from Studio Tipi. They're inspired by 'myths, folklores and ancient stories from around the world' and 'based on the theme of undying love'. Sweet.

{ via grainedit }

XO
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posted under: Illustration, Stationery, Valentines Day

Mixed Bag... Jan 18, 2011 | January 18, 2011

01 Valentine's Balloon Card by Rifle Design

02 Spade Bon Shopper bag from Kate Spade

03 Looks like the making of a great typeface by Evanmade

04 Mug by Lisa Stickley

05 Rainbow ballpoint pens from Kikkerland.

06 Areaware Jack Russell Cushion spotted at Smallable

07 Heart stamp as part of Valentine's Mailing Set at Cavallini and Co.

08 Pretty photo by Stefania Paparelli

XO
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posted under: Mixed Bag, Valentines Day

Valentine's Day Cards by Lisa Jones | January 12, 2011

Yeah, I know, Valentine's day is over a month away and yes, I'm jumping the gun a tad. But I got excited when I found these cute handmade cards by Lisa Jones and just had to share... You forgive me right?

XO
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posted under: Stationery, Valentines Day

Love Mail by Kikki K | February 23, 2010

Valentine's Day may be over but I'm sure you can find other excuses to use this gorgeous "Love Mail" stationery by Kikki K. Also worth checking out are their "Bon Voyage" and "Bundle" collections.

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Valentines Day

DIY Origami Heart Love Note | February 12, 2010

Sigh... I had all these plans to create a plethora of DIY Valentine's Day projects for Eat Drink Chic. However, plans for my impending engagement party have taken up so much of my time that I've had to put these ideas on hold.

A few days ago I created these little origami heart invitations for our engagement. They open up to reveal the invitation message inside and have an attached string so that guests can also use them as a keepsake decoration. They also sit snugly in little translucent paper pockets with sewn edges.

However, in a last ditch effort to get at least SOMETHING up for Valentine's Day (as last-minute as it may be), I've removed the invitation text and provided them for you to download to write a little love note to your Valentine. In fact, you could even use this to surprise your significant other at any time of the year with an unexpected love message.

Continue to read more about the project and to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Engagement Party, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Valentines Day
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