Something really wonderful happened this afternoon. These note cards were featured at the top of design*sponge’s best of diy 2011: notecards and stationery. Now, I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adore design*sponge. Grace Bonney has such elegant and beautiful taste, yet uncovers intriguing and unusual finds. And, I love Kate Pruitt who edits all the diy goodies. To be on the top of any design*sponge list has me over the moon. It gives me a reason to celebrate!
I loved how they turned out.
But, in the end, they did not include them in their issue :(. That felt like a whopping blow. I think they wanted jewel tones all together, which is not really my thing. These things happen, and how you handle disappointment is just as vital as how you handle successes. Inevitably, they will both happen.
Image above: Brenna’s linoleum-cut monogram correspondence set with vintage wallpaper-lined envelopes
Image above: Derek and Lauren created a personalized stationery suite using samples of pretty vintage wallpapers and blank notecards.