May 13, 2014
Last week I introduced you to The Stuffed Envelope, a fun collaborative project I'm part of along with six other awesome stationery and gift lines. I wanted to share a link to The Stuffed Envelope's blog. Here you can read interviews with all of us about our backgrounds, inspirations, and new products, as well as view some posts of curated picks from our various lines. Check out the blog here.
May 09, 2014
I'm very excited to share a fun project I've been working on the past few months.
The Stuffed Envelope is a group of seven stationery and gift lines from across the country. We have all exhibited at The National Stationery Show in the past, and while each of us has opted not to exhibit at the show this year, we wanted to find a way to share our newest, bestselling products with retailers and the larger stationery community.
Our collections range from one-of-a-kind invitations to laser-cut wood cards, letterpress stationery, hand-illustrated prints, screen-printed linens, stencil sets and so much more!
You can learn more about each of us and our product offerings by visiting The Stuffed Envelope website. Enjoying exploring the diverse collection of products we offer!
May 06, 2014
I'm excited to share some new retailers that are now carrying Happy Cactus Designs products!
The Paper Lady is one of the leading stationery shops in Denver, Colorado. I can't get enough of that black and white awning paired with the turquoise paint.
Nest is a sweet shop in Dedham, Masschusetts (outside Boston). The shop is owned by five good friends - how fun that must be!
Le Village Marche is a beautiful store in Arlington, Virginia, with a curated selection of gifts and home decor. Having lived in the DC area for a few years, I'm excited my district friends now have a place nearby to shop!
I so appreciate working with all of Happy Cactus' retail partners. See if you can find Happy Cactus in a store near you here.
April 28, 2014
This print found in Leif's shop really caught my eye and set me off on an internet search for more beautiful vintage botanical prints. They are just so stunning!
April 24, 2014
I'm very excited that Happy Cactus Designs will be taking part in Brit + Co.'s Re:Make Austin event May 3rd and 4th. The event will be held at the Palmer Events Center near downtown. You can register for free here. There will be plenty of other artists on site selling their goods, as well as demos and discussions.
April 23, 2014
I'm so excited to share brand new hand-drawn stationery sets and greeting cards for spring and summer! I plan on blogging about the backstories behind particular individual products over the next few weeks. For now, enjoy these images of some of the latest goods from Happy Cactus Designs!
I've also just published a brand new wholesale catalog for retailers. While Happy Cactus is taking this year off from the National Stationery Show, I'm eager to share the new goods with retailers. If you are a brick and mortar shop interesting in learning more about partnering with Happy Cactus, email me at hello[at]happycactudesigns.com and I'll share more information with you. Is there a local shop in your neighborhood where you'd love to see Happy Cactus products? I'd love for you to share its name with me below!
April 22, 2014
I'm very excited that Happy Cactus Designs will be taking part in the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash this Saturday in Dallas. I'll be there alongside Dixie Goods Company and will be bringing a ton of brand new products, as well as Mother's Day and graduation cards. The Jingle Bash this past winter was such a fun event, so I'm really looking forward to this spring affair! Fingers crossed that the weather will be perfect!
April 21, 2014
I use a variety of ceramic containers for the various pens and pencils I have on my desk. If I was looking to splurge, though, one of these wood or brass numbers would be on the top of my list. Here's my top five pencil cups.
April 14, 2014
My old school generic Swingline stapler works like a champ, but I'd love to upgrade it to something a little bit more fun or modern. Here are my top five picks.
April 08, 2014
April 07, 2014
Springtime means getting my hands on a new batch of cacti and succulents for the yard. Here are some fun and functional tiny planters I came across that are perfect for these new plants.
From Wind and Willow Home
From Flip & Tumble
From West Elm
April 04, 2014
I really enjoy browsing Net-A-Porter and checking out beautiful patterns, prints, and color combinations from the world of high fashion. As someone who has a huge love of cacti and succulents (if the name of my company isn't a dead giveaway), I am swooning over these Matthew Williamson cactus garden dresses. They are now at the top of my fashion wish list!