A few more valentine ideas…

I love the idea of giving something a bit more permanent for Valentine's Day, so I've been paying close attention to valentines either printed on fabric or in the form of artwork.  These vintage handkerchiefs from Bird and Banner are one of my perennial favorites, particularly for Valentine's Day:

Bird-banner-valentine-handkerchief{bird and banner}

These "much love" doily screen prints from Ashley G are incredibly sweet and perfect for Valentine's day:

Ashleyg-valentine-heart-doily-art-print{ashley g}

And how unbelievably adorable are these fabric flower valentines from emersonmade?



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Valentine’s Day Card Round-Up, Part 2

So by the time you all read this, I'll be on a plane on my way to Alt!  I'm so unbelievably excited to get to meet so many of my favorite bloggers and to get a nice (re)charge of creative energy and enthusiasm from being around so many talented people.  I've scheduled some Valentine's Day goodness for you while I'm away, but you can also follow me on twitter for live updates from the conference later today and tomorrow.  But in the meantime, let's get back to our Valentine's Day card round-up!

Eva-juliet-calligraphy-bilingual-valentine{eva juliet — what could be more romantic than the french language?}

Wiley-valentine-letterpress-valentines-cards{wiley valentine}

Spring-olive-xoxo-letterpress-valentine{spring olive}

La-familia-green-papercut-valentines{la familia green}

Dingbat-press-letterpress-html-valentine{dingbat press — for all the techies out there}


Campbell-raw-press-japanese-valentine{campbell raw press}

Letterpress-delicacies-valentine{letterpress delicacies}

 Enormous-champion-modern-valentines{enormous champion}

Vandalia-street-press-valentine{vandalia street press}




That's it for now, at least until Part 3!  And in case you missed it, you can check out Part 1 right here.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

If you're looking to do something a bit more on the DIY-side for Valentine's Day, you should definitely check out these projects from Nice Package and Twig and Thistle!  First up, the ladies of Nice Package are offering a few DIY Valentine's Day kits – choose your favorite and create a glitter key Valentine's keepsake, a fleur-de-lys, or (my personal favorite) a French air-mail-inspired Valentine:


Kathleen at Twig and Thistle is offering the sweetest downloads for Valentine's day – printable brownie bags!  You can choose from either of the two designs below, and then just fill up the bag with brownies, cookies, or another sweet treat:

So much better than a box of chocolate.

{images credits: nice package and twig and thistle}

Valentine’s Day Card Round-Up, Part 1

For those of you looking to give your loved ones a little something special this Valentine's Day, I've spent the last few days looking around for cute Valentine's Day cards for you!  I'll have a few alternative Valentine options a bit later, but first, the stationery!  There's a whole bunch of breathtakingly beautiful Valentine options this year, so let's get started…

Hello-handmade-calligraphy-valentine{hello handmade}


Byvikink-surfer-valentine{byvik ink}


 Duet-letterpress-valentine{duet letterpress}

Egg-Press-Valentines{egg press}

Two-trick-pony-wood-screen-print-valentine{two trick pony}

Foxy-and-winston-bunny-bird-valentines{foxy + winston}

Sweet-harvey-letterpress-valentines{sweet harvey}

Old-school-stationers-letterpress-valentines{old school stationers}

Nina-rowan-screen-print-valentine{nina rowan}

Bread-butter-letterpress-valentine{bread + butter}

Fugu-fugu-letterpress-valentines-bird-monkey{fugu fugu press}

Sycamore-street-press-letterpress-valentines-cards{sycamore street press}


I've got a bunch more to share, but I think I'll save those for Part 2 — coming up tomorrow!  But until then, I've got a couple of fun valentine DIY options coming up in just a bit.

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