Archive for January, 2011

Transitioning

As time goes by this year, you’ll start to notice some changes around Blue Eye Brown Eye. I’ve been working with Charlie Howlett (an uber-talent) on my new brand and am excited to start transitioning into the new look. I did a lot of printing yesterday and these little pups were part of my projects. Charlie designed this little silhouette to look like Olive, the inspiration behind the name Blue Eye Brown Eye, of course. Stay tuned for even more!

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on Anna’s Save the Dates and Thank You Notes, and its been fun building upon a family of paper for her wedding. Here’s an image of the progress thus far.

For a “behind the scenes” I wanted to share the printing process that got me to the finished product: thank you notes!

Mixing ink

Printing

To go with the letterpress thank you notes, we got a return address stamp made – I’m telling you, these stamps are so handy! Looking forward to moving on to the invitation to complete this happy paper family.

Good things come in small packages. Things are just…cuter when they’re tiny, right? I love making Bitty Notes for the etsy shop because they’re fun to drop in a kid’s lunch box, stick in your partner’s car seat for a surprise on the way to work, or stick in a pocket! I recently made a set of Valentines (did you get the free download??) that would be just perfect in these tiny envelopes. With this {super} simple DIY you can do Valentine’s Day on a budget – and have fun crafting all at the same time.

What you’ll need:

First, download the Tiny Envelope Template and print onto cardstock.

You’re going to cut along all of the solid lines. The PDF yields two tiny envelopes per page.

Next, fold on all dotted lines. Be sure to take the edge of your scissors and give it a nice, crisp crease.

When all dotted lines are folded, you’re going to take your rolling tape and roll along the “place tape here” edges indicated on the print out.

Fold the short edges in and bring the flap with tape up toward the center. Press taped edges firmly on short flaps. Now, put something in your tiny envelope!

You can either tuck the top flap into the envelope, or put another bit of tape along the top and press down to seal. Whatever you prefer!

These tiny envelopes can be used for a number of things: place cards at a wedding, a fun presentation for your business card, or just to put a tiny note in. Be creative!

Chirp

I find this little vintage red bird so charming. Find it in Modish Vintage’s Etsy shop.

If I were to be the recipient of this cupcake, I would be awfully happy.

Tiny deer cupcake topper via Cupcake Social.