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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 …

Around Town : Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

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I just spent some time in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and wanted to share with you one of my favorite places. Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill was founded by artist Joyce Johnson in 1971 and is a wonderful community of artists and writers. Offering a range of classes in painting, pottery and poetry, …

Make It : Watercolor postcards

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I LOVE postcards.  I love sending them, receiving them, and just collecting them.  I love postcards from vacations, museums, restaurants, and especially postcards that are handmade.  These postcards were inspired by vintage hand-colored photographs- I used an inkjet printer to print photos from trips onto watercolor postcards.  Then I painted them delicately with watercolors- just highlighting …

Make It : A Lazy Summer Day postcard by Kelsey Garrity Riley

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We first fell in love with Kelsey Garrity Riley’s work when Marcie found her Lady Mary (of Downton Abbey fame) portrait.  Kelsey’s delicate lines and sophisticated color sensibility give her characters real personality and life.  This piece makes me long for a beach trip- All illustrations by Kelsey Garrity Riley Kelsey grew up in Germany and …

Make It : A Sailboat Postcard by Erin Jang

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Today’s printable summer postcard comes from Erin Jang! If you’re a regular here on our blog, you may know that our love for Erin’s work is no secret: Hello! When I think about summertime, I’m reminded of those summers I lived in Boston, watching the sailboats on the water while jogging along the Charles River. …

Make It : A Watermelon Postcard from Charlotte Trounce

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Today’s summer postcard comes from one of our favorite illustrators, Charlotte Trounce. We fell in love Charlotte’s whimsical work long ago (like the swimmers below). I especially love her Olympics-inspired alphabet! To our delight, Charlotte has provided us with this delicious-looking printable postcard below. Click HERE to download the watermelon. Cut out along the watermelon …

Make It : A Pommebird Postcard by Ink + Wit

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Our first summer postcard of the week comes from Tara Hogan of Ink +Wit. “My red Ink + Wit Pommebird has been very popular over the years! The original design is an 8 x 10 letterpress print with additional birds and pomegranates. I loved the idea of having this design as a cheerful postcard greeting …

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 …