DIY Valentine's Day Pop-Up Heart Card

February 11, 2015 | Posted by Rachel Kashon

download step-by-step instructions & cut-out templates

If you're a secret (or even a not-so-secret!) admirer, this pop-up card is the DIY for you! Download and print the instructions and templates and then, with a few simple tools, a little cutting and pasting... voila! Your pop-up card is ready! Doodle and write sweet nothings inside the card (don't forget to decorate the arrow too!) and give it to your sweetie! If you'd like USPS to be your cupid, these cards fit into an A6 envelope. Ahhh, amore!

INGREDIENTS in our pop-up heart card
paper: Paper Source Cover Paper in Gravel & Persimmon
twine: Cotton Twine
pens: Molotow One4All Acrylic Marker in Signal White & Uni-Ball Gel Pen in Gold

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Announcing Archetto, Classico, Geometrica & Petalo!

October 21, 2014 | Posted by Rachel Kashon

You may have noticed that all has been pretty quiet on the blog front here at L&P. Not only are we in the midst of our most busy wedding season yet (yay!), we've also been madly designing, photographing and prepping our online shop re-launch (double yay!)!

I'm thrilled to unveil four papergoods suites: Archetto, Classico, Geometrica and Petalo! Each suite is comprised of a multitude of matching elements for everyday (notecardsbusiness cardsnotepads, announcements) and party (invitations, coasters, wrapping paper, gift tags)! Want to know the best part? Everything is personalizable and you can get 20% off with the coupon code "HOORAY"!! (Offer expires October 31, 2014) 

Here's a little peek into the design inspiration behind the new items in our shop:


ARCHETTO
A twist on the very popular chevron pattern, the Archetto papergoods suite features a bright color palette paired with very clean sans serif typography. 


CLASSICO
This papergoods suite is very near and dear to our hearts since its inspiration is derived from our very own L&P logo! This clean, minimalist suite features the serif font and a red, white and soft grey palette. The couples version of this suite features a twist on the ampersand/heart from our logo! 


GEOMETRICA
Our most popular suite to date, the Geometrica suite (inspired by our collab with Chandra of Oh Lovely Day!) is now expanded to include party decor and gift tags!

PETALO
The swoopy, swirly script pairs with a clean sans serif, hand drawn flower motif and mint green, buttercup and charcoal palette to create this modern yet sweet suite! Even the banner on the back has space for a personalized message too!

And that's not all — we have big plans for the shop in the coming weeks! Shortly we'll be releasing designs for holiday which will include personalizable photo and non-photo holiday cards, gift wrap and gift tags. Shortly after that our 2015 calendar will be unveiled and ready for purchase too! It's popular for holiday hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and office gifts too! And then in the new year, we'll be releasing wedding suites and heaps more so stay tuned!

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Molte Grazie!

August 16, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Kashon

Notecard Papergood Thank You Note Custom

As we unpack from our trips and settle back into our day-to-day life as a married (!!) couple, we have one last wedding-related item on our “to do” list — writing thank you notes. It can feel a little overwhelming when you have many to write at once but the Mr. and I have developed a bit of a strategy. So when Amanda of Love Creative asked me to write a guest post for her while she’s off getting hitched, I knew exactly what to write about! Check out my “thank you note” guest post to find out the particulars. (photo by Lupa & Pepi, left to right: custom notecard, Vintage Seed Packet forever stamps via USPSSensa pen)

Molte grazie, Amanda, for the opportunity to guest post! Felicitazioni!

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Handsome Stationery Set

April 03, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Kashon

Stationery Letterhead Notecard Rustic Business Card CustomMy trip home this past weekend reminds me of one of the first personal stationery sets that I designed. It was a retirement gift for my step-father. While he was no longer going into the office every day, he planned to continue to conduct business and I wanted to make sure that he had handsome papergoods to do so!

This stationery set was very much inspired by the rustic countryside in which I grew up and were my step-father still lives — a place where mallard ducks, gorgeous old trees, horses and rolling hills abound! An etched illustration style immediately came to mind as the perfect way to portray these elements of the countryside. Classic cream paper paired with graphite ink began a classy and sophisticated palette. The chocolate brown, printed full bleed (that’s a fancy printing term for from one edge to the other) on the back of the letterhead, notecard and business card, lends some weight and masculinity to the set. The back flap of both the #10 envelope and the notecard envelope  (not pictured here) are printed with the return address and a complementary etched illustration — mallard duck standing and acorn, respectively. Check out more of Lupa & Pepi’s custom papergoods and let us know your stationery inspiration!

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