On Clementine’s 4th birthday last year, I started daydreaming about collaborating with beloved stationery designers on a few custom cards. I had plenty of time. But as the months went on, I talked myself out of it: maybe it would be asking too much; or the project wouldn’t make sense to customers; and I couldn’t ask some designers but not others. So, I shelved the idea. But the year went on and the daydream still tapped lightly, so I went for it. I emailed each designer, asking them to jump in. I hope my joy in this project translates, but for a little extra, Nole + I are giving away a full set of everything to one card-loving reader! –Emily of Clementine
The Clementine Turns 5 Card Set!
As designers said yes, I emailed back with two things: 1) What I loved most about their work and 2) a few ideas for what I’d love to see them try. Through this process, the goal became clear: I wanted to highlight the joy that stationery has brought to Clementine, and I wanted to give die-hard stationery lovers a set of cards they could use to send love and laughter into their world. Here are the 14 cards:
Carissa of People I’ve Loved understands all of the parts of being human that I love. Joy, frustration, maybe both together.
I knew Rosanna of Iron Curtain Press would nail the lightning bolts that fly in love and friendship when you’re such a fan.
There’s no one to better to capture the sweet Vermont-Americana than Meg of Belle + Union Co. And there’s no creamee better than a maple creamee, in case you needed a reason to visit Vermont.
I askedColleen of Letter + Lark to capture something between parent and child. Her cards are so poetic and the back and forth between us made me cry more than once.
I sent Ali, of E. Frances, a phrase that my momma said to me. I hope other families love her Brussels sprouts as much as I do (as always, the back of the card has a little love surprise!)
I’ve long wanted Kelly of May Day Studio to add another sweet bold card to her stack, this silver lullaby was an easy choice.
I’ve been saying this phrase to mama friends for a while now and there was no-one better than Lisa from Sapling Press to conspire with to print it.
Mina and Ian of Birdwalk Press know how to pack a punch into beautiful foil type. I wanted a card to send to friends in moments of “I don’t think I can.”
Speaking of friendship, I knew Sam from Near Modern Disaster was the lady to design a card about the unspoken rules of true friends.
I asked Allison + Daniel of Ink Meets Paper to balance the light side of friendship and family with how deep those bonds can be.
Lately, I’m drawn to cards that celebrate people just for being. I knew Sarah of Parrot Design Studio could mix neon and pattern to produce the perfect punch of love.
Abbey of Marnetta sketched this saying on instagram and I tracked her down to say: Please make this into a card. Lots of donuts ensued.
I just wanted Catherine of Printerette to make a card that felt like hugs. She did it with rainbows.
I sent Sarah of Banquet Workshop a photo of a watermelon my grandmother painted 40+ years ago. Sarah got it, plus a sentiment I couldn’t love more.
These last few weeks were a whirlwind of drafts, designs and sweet surprises. Several designers said no too, for good reason: time, energy, the constraints of the project didn’t fit with their style. I know I am lucky to be in a world where so many people said yes. Thank you. It brought bushels of joy and fun (and I would probably do it every year for ever in case anyone is wondering.)
I hope you all love this set as much as I do and for a chance to win your own set, just follow the options on Rafflecopter below!
These are beautiful! I love the brussels sprouts one!
I know exactly who to send almost every card to straight away!
LOVE them all!
what a fun idea!
All of the designs are pretty and unique and perfect 🙂 Can all of them be my favorite?
These are so beautiful! Perfect mix of sass + love!
I absolutely love these! Let’s keep the art of letter writing alive!
This set of cards is amazing and a perfect celebration of OSBP. also, my mother is mother of the goddamn year, every year (she would probably get sprinkled with these cards for the next year).
These are just lovely. Each and every one. I made a package of letters for a dear friend when she moved a world away and if I won, these would definitely be the second installment.
I love these, and the mother one is perfect for a few of my friends!
Love love love that you did this Emily! I’ve been following your shop for a few years now and love how much you encourage, share, and engage with your community and all of the amazing designers out there!
Jenny, thank you so much! That’s truly the sweetest thing for me to hear. xo
Such adorable cards. My milestone this year is paying off my debt 😀
Me too! 🙂
Love all of these so cute!
Beautiful cards and inspiring! My milestone is
Making it through another year even with a roller coaster of a year– grateful for all it taught me and showed me.
I love the brussel sprouts and would frame it on my wall. I want to write those mother/child cards to my infant son to give to him years from now.
My son is turning 1 in less than 2 months yay!
What an awesome project. Happy birthday, Clementine!
And my milestone this year? We bought a house and after eight years together, tied the knot. 🙂 It’s been a big year.
These are all wonderful- it always amazes me how sometimes a card can convey Exactly what you mean to say to someone. As for the milestone… We have one coming up in about six weeks when my little boy becomes a big brother!
Beautiful and oh so relevant… love!
Love the designs & sentiments of the cards. My milestone was sending my daughter off to study abroad and being more excited by it than scared.
my milestone this year was getting married 🙂
I can think of at least 25 people I’d love to send these cards too. Fabulous work!
Oh! And the milestone of MY LIFE is bringing a beautiful daughter and son into this world.
A milestone we haven’t reached QUITE YET but is coming up soon is my wife quitting smoking! She’s been a smoker for 20 years (since she was 14) and her bravery and courage to create a healthier life for herself and our family is inspiring. I can’t wait to celebrate that milestone!
We have a big milestone coming up. After joking about it for 2 years, my husband and I finally bought a travel trailer to renovate so we can join the tiny movement. We’ll be moving in soon!
I love these cards! My milestone would be helping my son overcome his speech delay, I’m positive that next year is the year he finally overcomes that!
The petit chou one is adorable. I have a French friend who’d love to get this card.
these are great and i love this giveaway! my milestone this year was reaching our ten year anniversary to my husband!
My biggest milestone so far was getting my PhD. Hell yes I did!
i love all of this, so much! clementine is one of my favorites and all of the artist’s she worked with to put this together are PHENOMENAL. so beautiful! my milestone this year was getting married!!
Stopped in Clemetine for the first time last week and I have a feeling my wallet is going to feel a lot lighter from now on :).
Congratulations Clementine- from a proud Middlebury grad!
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