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From homemade cards to lavish letterpress with elegant chocolates (which we have in stock!) the options are endless when it comes to Valentine’s Day greetings!

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Check out our selection of sweet cards in the holiday selection! We’ve even added a new line which errs on the sentimental side, just in time for Valentine’s Day!


We are a bit in love with these new, Pillow Talk cards from Brown Parcel Press and guess what? We’ve done the work for you by adding the unmatchable, honey bonbons from local chocolatier Mademoiselle Miel! Truly one of my favorite combinations!

Still plenty of time to order from Brown Ink for the Sweetheart Holiday. Guaranteed delivery by February 13th if you order by the 10th! lovelovelove xoxoxo

Georgia on my Mind

With the recent and celebrated arrival of Spring, it’s a perfect time to debut our new Featured Designer, Brown Parcel Press out of Sparta, Georgia. The moment I caught on to the talented owner and designer, Megan Fowler, I was completely hooked by her letterpress goods.


Check out our most recent additions to her this beautiful, handmade line! And maybe pause, just for a moment, to think about who in your life could use a good pick-me-up, not only by the beauty in the card but by your handwritten thoughts. Happy writing friends.

Happy Peeps Season

Time to get your hippity hoppity on and send out some festive Easter cards to those you love! I’ve added a few new designs to the Spring batch this year including…


…this egg hunt Happy Easter card with its bright, pastel palette from talented Yas at Quill & Fox!


There is no other Bunny quite like this beautifully illustrated Dear Hancock Easter Bunny!


Be different with the unexpected Fresh Dozen Easter card from Brown Parcel Press.

Don’t forget to fill your baskets with gifts from the thoughtful Easter Bunny!

bunnymini_1024x1024These blue bunny mini-pads will hop right into your kiddos’ hearts…


…especially if you attach a hip, bright Delfonic mechanical pencil (comes in hot pink as well!).


I’ll be back later this week with new designs from our next Featured Designer, Megan Fowler of Brown Parcel Press. Now off to order a few dozen Coconut Marshmallow Bunny Hops (aka peeps) from local favorite Lucia’s…which may or may not make it into the baskets this year!

The Remedy

Spring is coming, at least the last few days have reminded me so. Minnesotans are on the verge of insanity due to our extreme Winter, and, as much as we’d like to see the grass and the beginning growth of the garden, we have another month my friends…and then some. So why not release a new line of Spring Season cards to get us through the last few months of Winter?

Introducing Brown Parcel Press, a small print shop out of rural Georgia, inspired by all the goodness found on their farm. I fell crazy in love with their work the moment I laid eyes on their paper goods. And had to add a few products to our stationery collection

The Spring Onion is always the first glimpse of vegetable growth!

The Fresh Dozen Set makes me ponder the idea of running a chicken coop in our backyard.

I’m not headed to Florida like the rest of MN over Spring Break so the Citrus Set will have to do.

And while some of us dream of warmer days, it’s time for the locals to get out of the house and socialize. Why not join me in attending the Morningside After Dark Winter Series, a unique  evening of storytelling and live music including highly talented musicians and writers.


This month’s theme, Conversation Hearts, will be sure to warm up our souls! And Brown Ink Paper Goods will be on site, selling a variety of goods from the shop, as well as featuring a Postcard Project for all who attend. Come along and remember why writing can be a wonderful tool for continuing the conversation.

Heating Up Hearts

It’s out there all right, all that frigid, jaw dropping, colder-than-cold temperatures….oops, I meant to say all that Love, Love, Love of course!  Another brilliant reason to scribble out a few heartfelt, warming thoughts to others over the next couple of weeks, especially with Valentine’s Day approaching.  We wanted to share a bunch of our favorite love-themed notecards and also some DIY for those crafty folks out there….

Sugar Paper has created a simple card of Love using my favorite combination of pale gray and gold, with paper and foiled letterpress writing on a white envelope. Elegant yet understated.


This Carnation Love Card Set from Brown Parcel Press combines a bold color-block with a classic, playful style (pssst…keep your eyes open for new products on Brown Ink Paper Goods from this sweet, letterpress company in Georgia coming out in the new few weeks!)

Using hand-set metal and wood type, B.Impressed (via Moorea Seal) has created this typographic I Love U card for an in-your-face message for that certain someone in your life.

There Is Nobody Else I'd Rather Lie In Bed and Look At My Phone Next To / Valentine Card No. 192-C

Then there’s one for Generation Y (and maybe a few X’s) lovebirds from Emily McDowell Draws.

Being a big fan of both stamps and writing, this one wins my heart. Created by paperfinger, I’m delighted to find a shop using hand-drawn calligraphy, starting the process with ink on paper.

And for those DIY fans…


My friend Kristin created these Pirate Valentines with her son Bennett who had been bugging her to take a turn on the sewing machine. They found this fabulous inspiration (and even a FREE download) from Mer Mag blog and away they went.

Give Someone a Hug

Looking to send someone a hug miles away? Create one giant hug by writing a note on cut-out hands and, instead of TP, use red ribbon which would reach around the lovable receiver’s body.

I chews you valentine craft from All for the Boys blog

I “Chews” You Valentine from All for the Boys can grab just about anything your heart desires.

If you are looking for a DIY inspirational project but afraid to make the jump, check out the  Valentine’s Card workshop I attended a few years back when my crafty side took control.

Lastly, if your child is finally getting back to school tomorrow (at 8:36am to be exact) won’t they smile to find a Valentine’s Day Joke Note in their lunchbox signed by you?

Free printable Valentine joke notes - perfect for lunches or to trade in class

Print off the FREE Valentine Joke Notes from All for the Boys to warm up those little chilled hearts!

Cut Paper Heart, 2013

And if you order these stamps now your written words of warmth and tenderness will arrive just in time with the recently released Cut Paper Heart stamp to seal the deal (read history of stamp here). Heat up some hearts and let those words flow!