How To: Stationery & Office Supply Makeover

DIY stationery makeover
Photo: Something Peach

It’s the new year! That means it’s time for new office supplies. (That’s MY rule!) Save a few bucks by updating the stationery you have rather than buy all new stuff.  This quick makeover will help you stick with your resolutions in the office!      

 Grab a can of paint and some nail polish and you’re good to go with this simple DIY project! Visit Something Peach for the full tutorial!

DIY Stationery Makeover by [Something Peach]

Gift Guide: 10 Sweet Valentine’s Day Cards for Ladies

created at: 01/31/2013

Show your leading lady just how much you care (or how refined your sense of humor is) with one of these clever Valentine’s Day cards. Carina from Crow and Canary rounds up 10 of her faves below — check it out!     


1. You Complete Me Card from Ashkahn

2. Donuts Card from Banquet Atelier & Workshop

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3. Made for Each Other Card from Natalie Eden

4. Be Mine Valentine Card from Parrot Design Studio

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5. Forever Card from Yellow Owl Workshop

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Gift Guide: 10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Cards for Guys

created at: 01/29/2013

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and, whether you’re making or giving gifts (or not!), a clever card always goes a long way! This year, we turn to our favorite stationery connoisseur, Carina of Crow and Canary, for her top ten Valentine’s Day cards for guys! Enjoy!      


1. Heart Beats Card from Art School Girl

2. Cold Black Heart Card from Paper Society Co.

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3. You’re a Hottie Card from Printerette Press

4. Hike Anywhere Card from Waterknot

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Roundup: 12 Handmade Mother’s Day Cards

created at: 05/03/2012

On Curbly, we’re all over honoring the people and places we love in true handmade style, and no one deserves a special day like the wonderful women in all our lives. Yesterday, we shared twenty stylish gifts for Mother’s Day, and today we’ve collected twelve lovely Mother’s Day card ideas, all designed and printed by independent artists and craftspeople. To curate our selection, we turned to our friend Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon.
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DIY Idea: Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks

created at: 04/26/2012

As an avid note-taker and a prolific list-maker, I feel like I’m constantly on the hunt for scraps of paper to jot things down on. So when I spied these DIY notebooks in NEON PINK and GOLD (!!!), I got a little excited at the possibilities!   

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Using scrap paper for the book jacket and regular printer paper for the pages, Whitney from EatSleepCuddle created these darling little notebooks. They’re assembled with PVA glue and embellished with gold leafing for that perfectly-dipped look. Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own DIY String-Tie Envelopes!

created at: 02/23/2012

You may remember my closet full of wrapping paper (only a small testament to my love of paper goods).  Inside that closet is a box full of stationery: greeting cards for all occasions, little handmade notebooks, gifts tags, etc.  What it’s completely lacking is anything remotely as cool as these handmade string-tie envelopes!  I love string-tie envelopes, you guys… and you can never find them in anything other than boring ol’ manila.  Can you imagine the possibilities if you knew how to make your own??    Continue Reading

9 Awesome Modern Valentine’s Day Cards for Men

created at: 02/01/2012

It’s February 1st, and so we figured it was about time to find this year’s most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings for Valentine’s Day. But, it’s now 2012, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the best way to say “I love you” at the card store at the mall, or worse, the aisle at the supermarket. Times have changed, and there’s a whole world of stationery out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.

For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon.  Continue Reading

Curbly Gift Guide: 23 Fine and Fabulous Hand-Crafted Gifts!

created at: 11/17/2011

If your DIY skills aren’t quite up to snuff, but you’re still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you’re in luck!  We’ve rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet.  Enjoy!   


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1. Wallets and Accessories by Sewlutions

2. Handmade Soap by Revive

3. Wood and Leather Home Goods by Peg and Awl

4. Felt Tech Accessories by Byrd&Belle

5. Ceramic Housewares by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

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Curbly Gift Guide: 30 Hip Design Gifts Under $25!

created at: 11/09/2011

Got a web designer girlfriend?  A graphic designer brother?  We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts for the aesthetically inclined… and all for under $25!  


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1. Branch Earphone Splitter

2. Glass Globe Tea Light Holder

3. Prepster Office Set

4. KeepCup Reusable Travel Mugs

5. Maria Dahlgren Birch Tray

6. Notepad Clock

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7. Mobile Art Book: 20 Ready-to-Cut Mobiles

8. Adam + Eve Salt and Pepper Shakers

9. Chalkboard Jug

10. Stick Lighter

11. Reclaimed Branch Colored Pencils

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