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8 DAYS A WEEK: THANK YOU TO DAYLE BENNETT 03.21.2014

Dayle and the Ampersand gals go way back! We worked together at Hallmark Cards for many years and quickly learned that not only is Dayle a super-talented designer and stylist, but she’s crafty as hell! She can make anything and it always looks like it came right off the shelf–just perfection!!! (We’ve collected a few of Dayle’s tote bags over the years–you can never have too many!)  So when Dayle volunteered to sew a few things with our 8 Days A Week collection, we were over the moon! She whipped up this darling fold-over zipper clutch AND tote bag with the cutest little pocket! Aren’t you guys just dying to have one of these? So thanks Dayle for making our fabrics look so fab!! You totally rock.

And, all of you should follow along in Dayle’s world, follow her over at No. 4 Design Studio! Psst…in addition to Hallmark, she’s also worked for Neiman Marcus, IKEA and West Elm, so don’t miss her portfolio!

  1. Dayle

    You girls make me blush. I love your fabrics and everything you do. I love working with you ladies. The catalog looks amazing! Smooches

    March 22, 2014 10:04 pm

Anthropologie + Ampersand Valentine’s Day Workshop 02.13.2014

On Tuesday, we had the complete pleasure of hosting a Valentine’s Day card-making workshop with our local, Town Center,  Anthropologie store!! We hosted two sessions, one from 6-7pm and one from 7:30-8:30pm and we had a packed house full of awesome card-making!!! We did a few of our own examples as you can see here, but we were completely blown away by the cards that all of our guests came up with! We suggested that everyone could bring a photo to customize their cards and it was just amazing seeing all these darling images used to create handmade Valentine’s Day cards! It definitely got us ready to celebrate the day we all dedicate to love.

We selected some colored and patterned papers, some pretty awesome washi tapes from The Washi Shop! Then we added some heart punches, letter stickers, and heart stickers, all from Shop Sweet Lulu and we just let everyone go to town! Super easy to do yourself at home with just a few supplies!

We found so many fun photos on instagram from our event—if you want to check them out, like this one above, go to #anthroevents to see all the Valentine’s Day crafty festivity! And of course, you’ll get to see other Anthro Events across the country!

Thank you so much to all of you who came out to craft with us (too bad we didn’t capture a group photo of the second session) and a HUGE thank you to our co-hosts at Anthropologie, TIffany and Benjamin! You guys sure make hosting fun!! And big thanks to Benjamin for being our Valentine’s Day paparazzi to capture the fun!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE: Rescheduled due to weather 02.03.2014

Due to the impending weather, we would like to reschedule the Valentine’s Day Custom Card Creation workshop with Anthropologie. The event will now be on Tuesday, February 11, at the Anthropologie Leawood store located at Town Center Plaza, 5024 West 119th Street.

If you would like to bring a photograph to be used for the craft, please do! Completely optional, but could be a fun addition!

 If you are unable to attend on the new date, please let Anthropologie know as there is a wait list for this event.

 Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Are you coming to our Anthro Valentine’s Day workshop? 01.27.2014

We’re have THE BEST time collecting supplies and putting together a few ideas for our Valentine’s Day card-making workshop with Anthropologie next week? If you are, we’re LOVING the idea of using photos! So bring a copy of your favorite instagram, photo booth or any photo that will fit on a 5″x7″ card! We’ll have even more examples for you at the workshop! Hope you all can make it!

Anthropologie + Ampersand Valentine’s Day Workshop 01.22.2014

We are SO excited to invite you all to a Valentine’s Day Workshop with Anthropologie!!

Join us at at our local Anthropologie store in Town Center Plaza on February 4th to make your very own Valentine’s Day card for that special someone! We’ll provide all the perfect supplies, all you need to bring is yourself! What’s better than being able to give something handmade this year?

There are limited spots and they will fill up fast, so make sure to RSVP  to get in on the fun! We hope you can come hang out with us for craft night, if you’ll be there, leave a comment here and let us know you’re coming! We can’t wait!

PS – If you’re curious, here’s a peak into our Mother’s Day Craft Night #AnthroEvent from last year!

{If you want to see some other #AnthroEvents, check out their facebook page here, and find them on instagram @Anthropologie}

  1. Kari

    Yay! This sounds like so much fun! Just RSVP’d. Can’t wait:)

    Kari
    http://www.thistooisfoundhere.blogspot.com/

    January 22, 2014 10:29 pm
  2. ampersand

    Yay, Kari! So glad you are coming! We can’t wait!

    January 22, 2014 10:53 pm
  3. Kim McAndrew

    Just RSVP’d with 2 friends! So excited!!

    January 23, 2014 6:06 pm
    • ampersand

      Yay! So excited to see you again, Kim!

      January 23, 2014 7:43 pm