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Shop into Spring… Note Card Gift Sets for sale!

Welcome, Spring Equinox! While much of the north may still be swallowed up in the throes of winter (where’s that groundhog now?!), we are certainly marching into spring here in the south. In honor of this wonderfully welcome season, Design in August is offering these bright & cheery note card gift box sets. A set of 8 flat note cards with an inkwell design and coordinating coral envelopes sit inside a chartreuse green linen box. These would make for a lovely springtime gift – Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, hostess gift, or just because! So hop on over to our new Etsy Shop and Shop into Spring! And hurry… this is a limited time offer and only a small quantity available.

Stationery | Business-to-Business Note Cards

After completing the design for his holiday cards, my client at My Private Brand asked me to move on to designing note cards. Our goal was to make these as simple, branded cards to be used for hand-written thank you notes and other correspondence. Simple, yet with a statement. I proposed an embossed design with his company’s monogrammed logo – a very classic look for personal stationery, yet a natural fit for this business-to-business application. A flood of gorgeous blue on the front with a raised logo, paired with his trademark brackets pattern on the back of the card to keep in theme with his first mailing of 2013. And a simple switch of ink color for the custom rubber stamp we made for his first mailing finishes off the look.

Stationery | Social Graces

You’ve heard it said that the art of writing a letter or note is soon to be a lost art – or is it already?  To that I say, “H-E-double hockey sticks, NO!”  I may have just lost whatever street cred I possess.  And successfully dated myself as a child of the 80s.  Well, all of that aside, it seems to me that the ability to write a hand-written note, and possessing the tools for such an endeavor, is perhaps an essential life skill that should not be lost to the coming generations.  Stay classy, San Diego.

Flat A6 note cards with printed envelopes to complete the set.

Navy + yellow on crisp white cotton paper.  Summery!

In the Studio | Paper Goods for Baby

As many of you know, there will very (very) soon be the pitter-patter of little feet running around the Studio.  Well, more like the sweet lullaby of newborn cries at all hours of the day (and night!), but you catch my drift.  Mr. G and I are thrilled about the soon-to-be arrival of our little “Baby G” and I wanted to give you a peek into a recent personal project: party favors and thank you notes for our baby shower guests.

One of the millions of things I can’t wait to share with our little “Baby G” is the fun of watching hot air balloons sail nearby – sometimes directly over – our house.  They seem to be a popular sport in this corner of the world, and I can just imagine the look of wonder in our little one’s eyes as they float by our front door, so close you could almost reach up and touch them!  Thus came my inspiration for these pieces: hot air balloons + pennants + 2-dimensional geometric patterns.  And since we are waiting to find out of “Baby G” is a he or a she, I worked in a gender neutral color palette of aqua blues, pistachio greens, and burnt orange, capped off with chocolate brown accents.  Horton of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who seems to approve.

Parting favors for shower guests: yogurt-covered pretzels with a message from Baby G.  All wrapped up in celo + baker’s twine.

“I hope you enjoy this little snack half as much as my mommy does.  She’s been CRAVING them every day.  Love, Baby Grubb”

Flat cards for a thank you message + whimsical envelopes liners.  Up, up and away!

Sweet little details: a hot air balloon seals the envelope shut, while a Mark Twain stamp keeps with the “ragtime era” vintage feel.

P.S. What do you think, bloggies?  Boy or Girl…?!

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