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Celebrate : 'art party'

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Our sweet friend and colleague Laura left MSL to pursue her career in the art world, where she worked before she joined us. As you know we don’t let an opportunity go by to celebrate, so we decided to have a going away party for her.  I had just been to Barneys and seen their …

Inspiration Board : A Card for Mom

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In case you need reminding, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. We’re big proponents of making your own card for Mom (you can do it!), see below for some of our favorite projects. Athena’s Pop-Up card is just so pretty. Click here for the full how-to. I love Blake’s Movie Night card. Just print the template, …

Make It : Popup Letter

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I could never understand how some people managed to get it all done during the holidays – cards, letters, presents, and dinners (when did they sleep??) – while I could barely get the tree dressed in time for Santa, so it was such a relief to read Jodi’s post a few years ago. These days …

Around Town : City Bird, Detroit

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The final stop on our shops tour is Detroit, Michigan.  Emily Linn of City Bird is the author of our guest post today.  Emily and her brother Andy, lifelong, seventh generation Detroiters, founded City Bird in 2005.   We hope you enjoyed this peek at just a few of our favorite stores- please leave a …

Inspiration Board : Postcard Week!

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Summer is the perfect time for sending postcards. Whether they are sent from far-off places or right from home, postcards are a fun, easy way to keep in touch with friends and family. Athena’s Clip-Art Postcards take the shape of classic items found on the beach – my favorite is the crab! They can be …

On The Web : Mother's Day Cards to Make or Buy

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Mother’s Day is this weekend! What are you planning to do for the special Mom in your life? Whether you’re going to make or buy a card for Mom this year, see below for our picks from around the web. If you’re feeling inspired to make something for Mom (Bravo!), here’ are our picks for …

Make It : 3D Valentines

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Already making valentine cards? I know I am! Well, if you’re tired of doilies and construction paper, then try a few of our 3D cards from the February issue of Living.  Inspired by classic pop-up books, these cards include garlands, bold accordion folded graphics, clip art pop-outs, and clever hiding spots for an extra special …

Behind the Scenes : Summer Postcards

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For our August issue we created these summer postcards, inspired by die-cut “object” postcards that were popular about a century ago in England, and featured in The World of Interiors a while back. We thought it would be cool to update the idea with photographs rather than illustrations—and develop something that people could make and …