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The Ultimate Wrap for Every Occasion! Word Search Universal Wrapping Paper

Wordless Universal Word Search Wrapping Paper - With Love

While my dream home will always include a healthy gift wrap stash, if I had to stock it with just one wrap, it would most definitely be this one.

Created by Italian designers Fabio Milito and Francesca Guidotti, Wordless Wrap is a whimsical word search wrapping paper that has you covered for every occasion. The pair dreamt up the idea shortly after Christmas when they found themselves wrapping a birthday gift, with only holiday wrap on hand.

They were quite thorough, and quite clever, with their creation too. The underside of the wrap (the inside) includes the word search solutions so you can easily spot the 20 different greetings and occasions on the wrap. There’s everything from “Happy Birthday” to “I Miss You” to “It is not a tie”. (ha!)

The wrap ships from Italy and is sold in sheets. Stock up now so you’re prepared for every celebration the year brings!

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Princess Bride Wine? As You Wish!

Bottle of Wits Princess Bride Wines by Alamo Drafthouse

True love in a bottle. It’s no joke now—I mean it! (Anybody wanna peanut?)

Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse just launched The Bottle of Wits. It’s a celebration of wine and The Princess Bride! They’re introducing the Inconceivable Cab and As You Wish White in honor of The Princess Bride’s 25th anniversary this year. (Geez really, has it been that long?) I. Am. Giddy!

In addition to the two wines, Alamo is offering some cleverly designed merchandise (that I must get my hands on) and will be hosting a nationwide tour of a Princess Bride Quote-Along.

It’s a Valentine’s Day miracle. The online shop opens up today so you can bring Wesley, Buttercup, Fezzik, the whole gang, to your table.

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Make This Gift: Custom Art from Your Own Fingerprints!

ManMadeDIY : How To: Make Custom Art from Your Own Fingerprints

Custom Fingerprint Art, by Chris Gardner

Here’s a DIY that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, wedding gifts, or just because. It utilized something so specifically you and turns it into art—your fingerprints!

You’ll need to have some simple creative computer skills (or know someone who does) and be quite cunning to acquire the fingerprints without raising any suspicions. Just tell your Valentine with a wink and a smile, “Shut it! No questions.”

Our friend Chris at ManMadeDIY put together this handy tutorial to take you through the steps for making your own. And if his visual style isn’t quite yours, get creative! There are many ways to adapt the idea changing the scale, colors, paper colors and typeface. Have fun! And let us know how yours turns out.

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Pretty in Pixels: Make a DIY Pop-Up Pixel Card for Valentine’s Day!

DIY Pop-up Pixel Card

DIY Pop-Up Pixel Cards, by Kate Petty

These pixelated pop-up cards are hot off the press, y’all! The always fabulous Kate Petty from MiniEco assures us that these super impressive handmade cards are, in fact, super easy to make. All you need is a craft knife, a ruler, and some colorful paper to print on. Once you’ve grabbed your supplies, head over to MiniEco to download Kate’s printable template–you’ll be on your way to 3D heart-popping, pixelated glory in no time. (Did that sound like a promise? Oh, good. It totally was.)

Happy Handmade Valentine’s Day!

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Love on the Wall: Prints & Posters from The Love Shop

More Love by TheLoveShop

More Love by TheLoveShop

Gifts that express love all year long are quite possibly the sweetest gifts you can give. And what easier way to do that than with a piece of art?

TheLoveShop is filled with amorous, inspirational, and happy sayings creatively rendered and embellished by the lovely JJ St. James.

After facing down a very trying time in her life, the Australian designer chose to focus on love—joy, peace, happiness, gratitude—and created The Love Shop to share that love. I’m so glad she did!

Pass it on by gifting a lovely print to someone you love. I can’t get enough of the top print titled More Love. More indeed!

I Heart Love by TheLoveShop

I Heart Love by TheLoveShop

Endless Love by TheLoveShop

Endless Love by TheLoveShop

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Timeless Valentines by Quill & Fox

You and Me Valentine Card by Quill & Fox

Sometimes you want to say I love you in a cute and classic way. With roses of red, violets of blue, hearts, and chocolates, and cupids too.

Yas Imamura makes lovely paper things at her studio, Quill & Fox, in Portland, OR. The cards in her Valentine collection are sweet and simple, and available in sets or singles. Send love!

Moon and Back Valentine Card by Quill & Fox

Valentine's Day Card Set by Qull & Fox

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Meaty, Manly, Mustache, Mixtape – Cookies!

Man Meat Cookies by Whipped Bakeshop

Man Meat Cookies by Whipped Bakeshop

Dear Valentine, I’m sending you a cookie. Not just any cookie. It’s been baked fresh with vanilla shortbread, iced with almond royal icing, and hand-decorated to look like a meaty steak. That’s right, steak. Because you like sweets and you like meats and I like you.

Man Meat Heart Cookies by Whipped Bakeshop

Man Meat Heart Cookies

Whipped Bakeshop in Philadelphia is the brainchild of Zoe Lukas. It’s a “true working bakery, powered by artists.” Artists with an adorable sense of humor.

Pictured are some of favorites from their Valentine selection. From mixtapes to meat steaks the cookies are boxed in sets of 6 all wrapped up and ready to give. Order by the 8th to receive by the 14th!

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I Love You Tattoos! Tattly Valentine Card Sets

Tattly I Heart You 24-Cards Set

Our love for Tattly is no secret so when I heard about their new Valentine Card Sets my inner cupid started doing cartwheels. I mean, how adorable. How ridiculously perfect. It’s everything great about giving sweet little valentines, combined with everything fun about temporary tattoos, combined with everything awesome about Tattly’s creative designs.

Even though your love is forever, your tattoo doesn’t have to be.

Tattly I Heart You Tattoo with Roses

Tattly Valentine Multipack

Available in 8-packs and 24-packs, there are several lovable designs to choose from and multipack sets too, fully loaded with custom printed stickers and folding cards. Whether you order them for your kids to give their friends or you snag a couple for yourself, there’s no denying the fun for all ages that comes with wearing a message of love for the world to see.

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Your Words, Beautifully Hand Written: Love Letter Transcriptions by Paperfinger

Love Letter Transcription by Paperfinger

Love Letter Service by Paperfinger, photo by StudioAlex

When was the last time you wrote a love letter? A real love letter.

Was it high school? Have you never? Those that began “Dear Diary” only sort of count.

There’s nothing quite like pausing to read the feelings of the heart put to paper. A love letter transcends a single moment. It can be treasured, hugged even, and adored again and again.

Now that you’re all grown up, emotions are stronger, relationships more meaningful, yet writing a love letter is something you rarely stop to do.

What’s holding you back? Your penmanship? Perhaps you’re concerned the gesture won’t fully express the way you feel.

Well let’s forget all that. Bryn Chernoff, aka Paperfinger, is here to help. Bryn provides a love letter service—she takes your words, your passion, your affection, and transcribes it in beautiful, calligraphic script on lovely, textured, Italian stationery. Complete with a wax seal if you choose.

Love Letter Service by Paperfinger

Love Letter Service by Paperfinger, photo by StudioAlex

It’s the complete package for your sentimental heart, a tangible expression of your love, and an indelible romantic impression only a love letter can provide.

And don’t you worry about the words. As Bryn says in an interview with Felt & Wire, “A lot of folks think that a love letter needs to use grand language or the most poetic phrasing. The point is not to try and turn into Shakespeare just because you’re writing a letter. The most romantic thing about a love letter is feeling treasured and knowing that someone took the time to appreciate you thoughtfully and expressively.

Just write simply, as though you had to explain to someone else what you truly love about that person.”

Orders placed by Feb. 8th will be delivered in time for Valentine’s Day and can be purchased at Felt & Wire or Paperfinger.


Love Letter Transcription by Paperfinger

Don’t Send an E-card, Send a Declaration of Romantic Intent

The Bureau of Communication - Declaration of Romantic Intent

Today is one holiday where a last minute e-card just won’t get you very far. But a Declaration of Romantic Intent? That’ll heat things up. This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re crunched for time or you’re being cheeky, The Bureau of Communication is here to help you be your sexy best.

Just fill in the blanks, give it an email address, and off it goes.

If you’re not feeling romantically inclined that’s okay, they’ve got plenty of other witty bits of correspondence for all occasions to keep you and your recipient well entertained.

In fact, here’s our official Valentine’s Day message to you:
The Bureau of Communication - Observance of a Holiday

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Have a great day lovebirds!

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