How To: Make Your Own DIY String-Tie Envelopes!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own DIY String-Tie Envelopes!

You may remember my closet full of wrapping paper (only a small testament to my love of paper goods).  Inside that closet is a box full of stationery: greeting cards for all occasions, little handmade notebooks, gifts tags, etc.  What it's completely lacking is anything remotely as cool as these handmade string-tie envelopes!  I love string-tie envelopes, you guys... and you can never find them in anything other than boring ol' manila.  Can you imagine the possibilities if you knew how to make your own??   

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9 Awesome Modern Valentine's Day Cards for Men

by Chris Gardner

9 Awesome Modern Valentine's Day Cards for Men

It's February 1st, and so we figured it was about time to find this year's most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings for Valentine's Day. But, it's now 2012, 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 stationery out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.

For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon. First up, we're excited to have Carina share her favorite V-day cards for guys...no fishing poles, footballs, or TVs to be found. But there is pizza. And robots. And bacon. Which is exactly how things should be.

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Back to School: Colorful Essentials for Happy Dorm Living!

by Capree K

Back to School: Colorful Essentials for Happy Dorm Living!

It's back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits.  Hooray for student housing!  Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we're making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible.  We've rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside - and friendly on your student budget!   

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Print It: Free Summer Fruit Labels!

by Capree K

Print It: Free Summer Fruit Labels!

The other day I ate an entire package of raspberries in one sitting (which I suppose is better than a whole can of Pringles, right?).  If you have a little more patience and, you know, actually plan to can, freeze, or gift your garden's fruit, may I suggest printing out these very cute, very FREE downloadable labels and gift tags?  

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Curbly Roundup: Hip Father's Day Cards for Totally Awesome Dads

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Roundup: Hip Father's Day Cards for Totally Awesome Dads

Here at Curbly, we think Father's Day should get a little more play. Mother's Day is full of commercials, sections at the grocery store, fresh flowers, elementary school craft projects, and the like. But, for Father's Day? Maybe a sale at the hardware store? Some jokes about ties and cologne.

But not this year, at least not on Curbly. Yesterday, we kicked off the season with our gift guide for stylish dads, and today, we're sharing a roundup of handmade and independently printed cards from our friend and stationery professional, Carina Murray of Crow and Canary. 

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Curbly Roundup: Seriously Awesome Valentine's Day Cards for Him

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Roundup: Seriously Awesome Valentine's Day Cards for Him

 

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.

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How-To: Make Your Own Mod Holiday Tree Cards

by Capree K

How-To: Make Your Own Mod Holiday Tree Cards

This how-to comes from one of my favorite designers (and favorite people), the very talented Paige Russell.  She's known for her awesome ceramic work, but it's clear that she's creative no matter what material she uses!  Fortunately, she's eager to spread some holiday cheer and the DIY spirit, so check out her step-by-step tutorial below for details on how to make your own mod tree cards!  

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