This year, Curbly asked Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationary firm based in Portland, Oregon, to select some clever and creative original Valentine's Day cards from independent designers and artists. Her picks for the guy in your life were totally spot on, so we're equally thrilled to share this roundup of lovely and adorable cards for the wonderful women you want to honor.
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so it's high time we bust out some gift guides! If you've got a modern male on your sweetheart list, here are fourteen gift ideas he's sure to love.
With two weeks left before February 14th, we figured it was about time to find this year's most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings. But, in 2011, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find the best way to say "I love you" at the card store at the mall, or worse, the aisle at the supermarket. Times have changed, and there's a whole world of stationary out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.
For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationary firm based in Portland, Oregon.
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Spread the love by hosting a Valentine Swap!
Char used canvas and chipboard to replicate Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE. The project couldn't be easier, and the
A rose made out of Post-Its could be a perfect Valentine's surprise for your office crush. Think of it, your beloved could play, 'he loves me, he loves me not' as
Curbly's motto is "Love Where You Live", so, naturally, that includes the most important room in the house, the kitchen, and what you do in it, which is COOK! No, we're not a cooking or food site, but we do our fair share of coverage on that topic (see our Food Fridays section to explore), and I like to think we can offer a different perspective than some of the more hardcore foodie sites.
So, here's my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide...
Check out Swelldesigner's cool post on how to make really cool, personalized wrapping paper for your gift-giving adventures this season.
So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan.
First, the supplies:
- one 8" x 11" piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kind
- a scissors
- craft knife and cutting mat...
If you haven't heard, Valentine's Day is this Sunday. Are you ready for it? If not, check out these great how-to posts from the Curbly vault. We <3 them!
Love's all about sharing what you have...and Creature Comforts has plenty of free goodies to share this Valentine's Day.
So, most of us don't have a Valentine's Day tree with heaps of wrapped presents that we must differentiate from each other by the use gift tags.
No, it's not origami. It's quilling, and our instructor Ann Martin of All Things Paper tells us it's not that difficult either. Here's what she suggests we
Paper isn't enough anymore! This year, all my Valentine's cards are going multimedia.
From Polly at Readymade:
Why a skirt? I'm guessing because that will afford you the quantity of fabric you'll need to make this baby. Besides the second-hand skirt--a big full one--Re-Nest says we'll need this stuff too:
Last minute V-Day shopper? Don't worry...you don't even have to go to the store.
Just press print!
Got some special dinner plans come February 14th? A homemade candlelit dinner, perhaps?
Then, show your sweetheart that she or he is extra special by giving those tapers a little flair, with the help of your trusty hot glue gun.
"All you need is some transparent paper, thin wire and some glue.Cut out a heart in the paper and glue the wire all around the edge of the heart.You can also use a hot glue gun. Leave a long part of the wire at the end of the heart. Take the long part of the wire and twirl it around the base of the candle, making sure the paper is not to close to the flame."
This heart-day do something unexpected and sew your Valentine his/her Valentine! Amy gives us the breakdown of what we'll need to whip one
Hearts-on-a-string...Super quick, super easy, and a great use of scrap paper. AND! This stands out as the kinda project you can do while in a meeting or class, and make it look like you're totally paying attention!
But these little felt hearts do INDEED agree with my cute buds, and the fact that they're customizable to convey anything you want? Well, that's just sweet...
No pattern necessary, just trace, embroider, and cut, then seal with a blanket stitch. See how at Lavendar and Limes....