Up, Up, Up Goes Postage

I have received countless emails in the last few days from frantic brides and other party peeps about the most recent postage increase...yup, they're at it again at the ol' USPS.

Here is a great link with all the rate changes.

What this mean to us? These darling HBDesigns stamps now have to be paired with these .1 stamps {insert yucky face here}. Oh well, such is life...they are still delivering mail and business is busier than ever, so we'll count our blessings.

Fab Ideas :: Starting from Scratch Part 2

Ok, so with much anticipation, our first yards of one-of-kind fabric arrived. It looks amazing. We learned a bit in the process and surely will do it again. Thats sweetheart over at Two Punks and Princess nailed the art!

Custom Fairy Fabric {Imagine the possibilities for your next party!}

So now the fun parts starts. We'll turn this into fabritations (fabric + invitations), fabrinery (fabric + stationery), gift tags and maybe bunting. We might have to order more we love it so much!

Fab Inspiration :: Think Pink!

The clock struck midnight and we we officially started planning for the 2012 National Stationery Show. Truth be told, we have never stopped planning since last May, but now...full steam ahead.
It is no secret we love PINK around here, so here are some of our fave things we're adding to our show inspiration boards.
No. 1 :: How great is this birdcage chair? We'll take two {please} for our National Stationery Booth #1558. Kindly Deliver to Javits Center in May.
(photo credit www.katiemaennle.com)

No. 2 :: Can't leave home with my new iPad {thanks to my sweet brother}. This pucci cover is perfect for me and reminds me of all the fun pucci-inspired notes we have created over the years.
(photo credit www.nordstrom.com)

No. 3 :: Hello cuties! Nothing says comfort at a trade show like hot pink Tory Burch flats. Who says fashion has to hurt?
(photo credit www.toryburch.com)

No. 4 :: Ok, so maybe a fab wool coat won't work for NYC in May, but we LOVE the collar and cuffs on this stunner from Kate Spade.
(photo credit www.nordstrom.com)

No. 5 :: Anyone who knows HB, knows about the purse obsession...So we'll take one {make that two, Randi needs one also!} of this ultra fab Bottega Veneta bag from Neimans.
(photo credit www.neimanmarcus.com)

No. 6 :: Can't go wrong with anything from Hermes. The iconic H bracelets can be passed down to certain lil' misses in your life...this one will match the black one I recently got {thanks sweet hubby}.
(photo credit www.hermes.com)

No. 7 :: How great is this dress from our fave designer DVF? HB.Must.Have.This.Dress. Maybe we'll wear it to the Louie Awards.
(photo credit www.gotogirls3.com)

No. 8 :: And just because exhibiting at the National Stationery Show has a lot to do with timing and has been known to drive some peeps cuckoo...This is the perfect clock to keep HBDesigns on pace.
(photo credit www.wanelo.com)

Fab Ideas :: Starting from Scratch Part 1

It has been awhile, but we have been slammed! Holiday orders started coming in in late August and we just now are getting to our own New Year's cards! 
For our first big project of the year, we are busy designing some one-of-kind fabric for a birthday invitation.  
Follow along to see how my pal over at Two Punks and a Princess and I take on the little theme of fairies and turn it into some seriously cute custom fabric.
Here's a peek at what we have up our sleeves!

To be continued...

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