Friday Finds: Staff’s favorite Valentine’s Cards


Friendly: Last year when I discovered the very graphic offerings from Meeschmosh, I instantly fell in love! I especially love this XOXO card that adorns hearts and a striking gold foil accent.
Romance: When a relationship may not be committed or is just starting out and Valentines rolls around, there’s always that awkward question of what to do. With all the pressure on love, I like how we’ve created a card that uses the other L word to share your feelings and take off some off the pressure.


Friendly: My Jam – my favorite of the Felix line. Also, a nickname of mine (Jam/Jam-Jam). The phrase has a good feeling to it. I would love to be considered someone’s jam.
Romance: For that awkward time before you’re officially together or haven’t really confessed your feelings to that someone special. I remember what that feels like, and this card totally embodies it – from Emily McDowell. 


Friendly: Valentine’s Day is for lovers and friends and these two cards cover the issue. The Valentine for sweet friends (9th Letterpress) is so beautiful with eye candy design and who does not have a sweet friend?

always-and-forever-love-greeting-card-01_2Romance: As for lovey-dovey, Rifle cards always say it best. My favorite Valentine will know he has my heart when he receives this card.

Friendly: I would save this one for a surprise V-day card to a friend in town I haven’t spent enough one-on-one time with in awhile, probably a reason for mamas to leave their babes for an evening and catch up without having to chase toddlers around. To me, quality time is what makes relationships, so it would assure a little more of that! (9th Letterpress)

Friendly: These are actually little gift tags from Thimblepress that are so fun to send to girlfriends and attach to a little treat, a homemade baked good or even a little crafty goodness like these tassel necklaces we made at Christmas in our DIY class….


Romance: So this V-day I will have just had a new babe (1 week away!!)… so needless to say, getting jiggy with it will not be on my radar. This card is perfect to pass along to my amazing hubs for this short, maybe not as romantic, yet oh so special season of life. (Let’s get jiggy with it … or not, and say we did – from 6.25 Paper)

Poetry for Paper Lovers


Valentines sentiments from Freshly Squeezed in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
(find these and more goodies in the 6.25 Paper Shop in downtown Grand Rapids!)

We are up on Neenah Paper’s blog again with a romantic paper poem and lots of lovely paper eye-candy to swoon over. Check it out and share it with your paper-loving friends:)

The ink is red, and sometimes blue,
Cotton is soft, and so are you.
Thou feel so natural, classic and elegant;
Your impression lasts more than instant:
It endures through time and memory.
Now I know, lasting is your glory.

I will never forget the first time I felt;
That delicate texture made my hear melt.
Those perfect edges, firm and able;
Your grammage and caliper – more than capable
Of weakening my knees and skipping my beat
The world – never the same after our meet.

Although I’ve had many love interests;
None, true as yours, will fill my requests.
Please never change, age or become tainted,
And I promise to keep us acquainted.
Forever our bond will hold,
Like your fibers – so strong – even under fold.

A couple lovies from the 6.25 Paper wholesale line, also available at our Grand Rapids store.

A couple lovies from the 6.25 Paper wholesale line, also available at our Grand Rapids store.

Click here to see the full post on Neenah.
Happy love week!