Tag Archives: Valentines Day Cards

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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!

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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

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.

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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…

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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!

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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!

Red & Pink All Over

We at Brown Ink Paper Goods have been busy restocking, finding or creating fresh, new lines for all you paper goods fans. Enjoy…and more to come soon!

Once again we collaborated with Pomegranate Press to create a line of heartfelt cards which I’m crazy about!! These notes are perfect to send to a friend or loved one for Valentine’s Day but also can be easily used for any occasion. The XOXO’s were made from wood blocks and both the heart notecards were created with vintage letterpress type.

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Starry Heart Card Set

We also asked Jonna at Twigg’s Bindery to create a few more colors from her Cardinal Long-stitch Leather Journals series since they were so popular last year.

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Let’s get our PINK & RED ON with a variety of goods from Brown Ink…

To Do List in hot pink by le typographer helps keep life in order.

Delfonics makes a sweet baby pink Ballpoint Wood Pen for all your scribbles of love.

Poppy colored Kraft Journal from Sideshow Press would make any writer warm inside! Also ideal for children for story writing or adventures over the winter months.

Octavo Long-stitch Fabric Journal in hot pink, another fabulous product from Twigg’s Bindery, can be the catalyst for a journal you write with a child or your other-half. Or a personal, inspirational journal of all that you love and wish for in the years ahead. 

Use the Peony Ticket List as a coupon book for your favorite mate (good for cleaning the car, movie date in the VIP section,  alone time in house, foot rub, etc.).

We still have a few items left for SALE in our Holiday collection for those looking for a deal.  Too much goodness to go untouched. So spread the word that love is in the Brown Ink house!

Cupid on the Prowl

So little time, so much love. A bit of cupid is in all of us even on the bleakest of winter days. The time to move is now my heart-shaped friends.

Looking for crafty ideas? Babble takes the cake (especially when coming from Design Mom, Gabrielle Blair) on creative ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day.  valentine-ideasSuch lovely things come from Yellow Owl Workshop especially for this holiday…

This You and Me card might not be the typical Hallmark Valentine’s card but it really, really like it.

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Make your own homemade radical card with the Love You stamp set.

If you’d like your Valentines to take a different form, the Correspondence Kit from Artware Editions allows you to thread your expressions first by pencil then needle and thread.

Say your sweetheart lives in another town. Why not mail them a Moleskin Message Pocket Postal Notebook filled with nothing but kisses from yours truly.

If you would like to try your hand in calligraphy, the Love Letter Kit from terrain is a beautiful alternative from the expected Valentine’s day card.

 

Paper Source always comes up with delightful, fresh ideas each Valentine’s season.

This year our boys will be scribbling out thoughtful words (that’s the plan anyway) on these Owl Valentine Cards.

RAD BAG // 2013 Valentine Edition

Rad and Hungry is kind of like an international office supply store with loads of cool supplies not found at the local OfficeMax. Surprise your office mate with this limited-edition Valentine’s Day Rad Bag filled with office supplies in red, pink, white and gold from countries around the globe.

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And pick up one of their kitchy cupid cards while you’re at it! (Psss…they’re free if you spend $40)

Once your card is written why not place it in an Everyday Leather Envelope Wallet from Mark and Graham. Not only will your card be sealed in a lovely presentation but your sweetheart’s future correspondence will be always protected. Personalize it with a scripted letter to make her all the more unique.

If all you have time for this year is a construction paper heart, (fold in half, cut one half of a heart, ta da), so be it. Writing this card will require a few moments of slowing down and expressing a crafted thought or two. This will be a gift in itself.

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Bea, Nonni and I are taking off for a few days to soak in a little Vitamin D in temps which normally hover around 75 degrees. So as my ‘things to do’ list continues to grow and the evening shrinks, this post is a bit a of cheat as I’ve used sweet videos to help me convey my need for, once again, crafting Valentines. However, these are smart and doable projects and with a whopping three weeks until Valentine’s Day you have no excuses not to jump in the game.

Daily Candy is always coming up with sweet DIY projects. This one is great for the kids.

I recently discovered the brilliant Field Notes website (more on this later). They’ve created a special Red Blooded notebook especially for Valentine’s Day which has loads of possibilities as you can see…

Lastly, don’t forget. If you decided to pass on the annual Holiday Card this past year, Valentines’s is the perfect time to send an unexpected greeting out to your friends. jd

We always look forward to receiving the annual Valentine’s Day card from dear Jenni. A thoughtful reminder that we are loved. Now go spread a little love.