After a not-so-brief vacation from the online marketplace for handmade items, Etsy, we’re excited to announce that we’ve taken some time to clean up, reorganize, and relaunch our Etsy Shop. In the Lilly & Louise shop we sell greeting cards made from hand-cut and hand-painted paper (all hand-cut and hand-painted and handmade by yours truly). We have cards for newly weds, new parents, birthday boys and girls…and just for fun. So the next time you’re looking for a unique card for that special someone, remember our shop!
I love to give handmade gifts. They’re thoughtful, one-of-a-kind and fun to make…
This Christmas I wanted to make and give a gift that would allow the recipient to be creative as well. Enter: stamps.
I designed a simple initial stamp and found a few fun paper colors that work well together. Then, because I couldn’t resist, I made a few samples for inspiration and found a box for all the piece. Then, voila! Blank Paper + Envelopes + Stamp + Ink Pad = Semi Handmade Stationery.
These little beauties are headed to Canada where they will have a nice life of making five special bridesmaids happy! Each dress is a replica of the dress the bridesmaid will wear at the wedding. Bon voyage little dresses!
Want to have some of your very own to give to your friends or bridesmaids? Check out our shop!
A few weeks ago, we turned our funky little house into a funky little shop for the first ever Lilly & Louise Paper Party. We featured our handmade cards and nursery art, showcased our custom design work, and launched our holiday collection. And, it wouldn’t be a party without cupcakes, so we made sure our guests had a sweet treat to enjoy while they perused the goods.
The party was a hit and we’re considering making it an annual event. If your not near Santa Barbara and you’d like to get your hands on some L&L goodness, check out our shop by clicking here–we try to keep it updated with the latest from the studio–or send us an email and we’ll get you squared away.
Here are a few of our latest handmade creations at the Lilly & Louise studio: Wedding Dress & Tux Cards. These make great gifts or keepsakes for the bride and groom!
I recently stumbled upon this genius way to make easy paper roses…and now I can’t stop making them.
Step 1: Draw a spiral on a 6×6″ square piece of paper.
Step 2: Cut out spiral.
Step 3: Starting from the outside, roll the paper in until you reach the center of the spiral. When you release the coil the paper will spring back a bit. Dab a dot of glue at the bottom to the shape.
Check back soon to see what I’ve done with all the paper roses that I can’t get enough of.
This is one of our new creations at the Lilly & Louise studio (thanks to a special little 1-year old for the inspiration). Just a simple, sweet way to say ‘Happy Birthday,’ be they one or 82 years old.