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Why Don’t You… October 30 & 31

twix-pie_300… use up leftover Halloween candy? My family always has ridiculous amounts of candy left over by the end of Halloween, and it generally just ends up sitting around for quite some time. I think these 10 Recipe Ideas for Halloween Candy from Real Simple are genius and a great way to use up that extra candy this weekend!

dsc_0264… make a canvas calendar? I was instantly smitten when I saw this canvas calendar over on design*sponge a while ago. Although it’s a semi-difficult DIY project, I think it would be perfect to begin now for the holiday season. It’s such a heartfelt, personal gift that would be a stunning decoration anywhere.

Cardstyle Find #63: Elegant Skull Earrings


This half-chic, half-scary earrings from Etsy Shop BoutiquePinkDiamond are the perfect way to express my Halloween enthusiasm without going overboard. Love them!

Take 2 Wednesday: Walking Pretty

This week’s Take 2 Tuesday is actually coming to you on a Wednesday! Sorry about the delay! It also marks the last week featuring cards from our Think Pink Collection in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I love the pairing of this Think Pink Card from Ann Scott Design with this picture of an adorable puppy on a pink leash. How much cuter can they get?


Think Pink Card from

Pink Leash photo from Flickr photographer poseidon

Cardstyle Find #62: Wall Flowers

I’m always looking for a stylish yet easy way to decorate and I think I’ve finally found it!  These whimsical flowers from Urban Outfitters come in a set of 25 and are perfect for your own home or as a great housewarming gift!

Inspiration Board: Pumpkins


As sad as I am that Halloween will be over this weekend, I’m thrilled that pumpkins will continue to be around through Thanksgiving.  Not only am I a huge fan of decorating the house with baby pumpkins and gourds, I also love the flavor and can’t wait to try out some of these recipes after I’m done using them for decoration!

Halloween Greeting Card from Great Arrow Graphics at

Pumpkin Costume from Target

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe at Simply Recipes

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Pie Recipe from Williams-Sonoma

Jack-O-Lantern Gift Bag at Papyrus

Cinderella Heirloom Box at Disney Store

Pumpkin Ale from Buffalo Bill’s Brewery

Vintage Witch Inspiration Halloween Card by Found Image

Witch’s Brew from Etsy Shop craftypagan

Spell Book from Etsy Shop pjjammers

Broom Sign from Etsy Shop ClosetUndertheStairs

Bewitched sign from here

Our Favorite Blog Posts: October 19 – 25

100lc_rw_kristenben141. I have fallen head over heels in love with this wedding seen via 100 Layer Cake. The personalized French poster is one of my favorite details ever, the silhouettes of the guests are incredible, and every last detail is perfect. The best part about it? It’s not overdone at all and is personal in every single way.  -Vanessa

pumpkin-gingersnap-ice-cream-412. I’ve been staring at this image since it showed up in my feed earlier today. As it’s fall, I’m in major pumpkin-craving mode, and I think this Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream from Picky Palate might be the thing to satisfy the craving (at least for tonight)! Do you have any fabulous pumpkin recipes you’d be willing to share? -Vanessa

Letter Inspiration: Wonder Woman

Today’s letter inspiration details a little bit of the creative process; something I’m absolutely fascinated by. As I can barely draw a stick figure, I appreciate anyone’s artistic abilities. This letter comes with some preliminary sketches of Wonder Woman as the creator, Harry G. Peter, shows off his new heroine. I think the discussion of her clothing and look is really interesting, and shows how we got the Wonder Woman we now recognize today! Just goes to show even the littlest sketches on some stationery can help to create something wonderful.

5101899649_ae217c8fab_oImage from Letters of Note

Cardstore Calling Cards in Dog Fancy


Our fantastic week of magazine features continues! We were featured in the newest edition of Dog Fancy (how stinking adorable is that dog on the cover??) for our Doggie Calling Cards as a great gift in their “Delights for Dog Lovers” section for the holidays. We couldn’t be happier, and hope you’ll check out both the calling cards (#7 on the page below) and the latest print of this fun magazine!



Cardstyle Find #61: Haunted House Candleholder


This haunted house candleholder from Sur La Table is the perfect type of Halloween decor in that it’s neutral, it isn’t to kitsch, and it adds that special touch of Halloween spirit! Halloween is getting so close; I can’t wait!