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Ampersand + Tiny Prints 04.08.2014

We have a SUPER exciting new collaboration to share with you all today!!!!

We have partnered up with the one and only, Tiny Prints to create a bunch of fun, new products!!! We’ve always loved designing stationery products (and buying them, of course)… it’s a bit of an obsession, actually! So when the opportunity came along for us to partner with one of our favorite stationery companies that is always leading the way in trends and personalized goods, we literally jumped up and down!! Tiny Prints has been the go-to for us for our own invitations and special announcements in our lives. Being moms of young kiddos, there are a lot of celebrations & family photos to be shared! Designing products that we actually want to buy (and already have!) is the BEST!

Our first few products are personalized notepads, baby shower invitations and birth announcements – including some matching thank you cards and address labels! We hope for there to be much more to come!!! Go check them out and we’ll keep you updated on our latest!

personalized notepads // baby shower invitations // birth announcements // thank you cards

  1. Kari

    Congrats to you both! This is so cool, and I love everything! I also meant to write before to tell you the fabric you designed is awesome, as well! You guys are on a roll:)

    April 14, 2014 9:07 pm
  2. ampersand

    OH thank you so much, Kari :)

    April 14, 2014 9:08 pm

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

8 days a week: thanks for caroline ritter 03.20.2014

We found Caroline Ritter’s site, ‘Lina Bean, awhile back and fell in love with her beautiful designs for babies and kids. So, we were hopeful that she would lend her talents to our 8 Days a week project and were thrilled when she agreed. She created the stylish and functional pieces below in our fabrics and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Caroline sells crayon rolls and carry-alls like these in her shop along with many other adorable things like capes, ties and pillows. The craftsmanship on Caroline’s products is flawless and the crayon roll, in particular was a huge hit with Morgan’s son, Shaw. We love that it can roll up and be tucked in a purse or diaper bag to be used at restaurants or anywhere a busy toddler needs to be occupied. Both of these designs are Caroline’s own creations. We’re so impressed!

Thank you, Caroline, for sharing your talent with us! We love what you made with our fabrics!

8 days a week: thank you to carrie dickerson 03.20.2014

We are so happy to introduce you to Carrie Dickerson! She is one talented lady! She does custom embroidery, monogramming and sewing over at her shop, One Pink Duck. Her work is just beautiful so we were excited to see what she would cook up with 8 days a week. She did not disappoint. She made the little skirt and top set (modeled here by Carrie’s sweet niece, Emma, who you may recognize from our Cream and Sugar days). We love the umbrella applique. SO cute! The shorts modeled by Carrie (Kiefer)’s son, Emmett, were also sewn by Carrie (Dickerson). (This is getting confusing to type with all these Carries.) Those two loved jumping around in their polka dot duds. Carrie made the sweet vintage dog toy below as well. Who doesn’t love a cute striped Scotty dog? Carrie designed the patterns for the kids’ clothes herself and used this pattern for the little dog. Impressive, huh? Thank you, Carrie for your time and amazing work on our pieces! We really appreciate it!

color crush: coral, mint & black 03.14.2014

It’s been a loooong winter but spring is trying to push it’s way in! Can you feel it? We’ve been crushing on this springy yet sophisticated color palette or coral, mint, and black that can be used in both the winter and spring seasons. You like?

1 watermelon outdoor pillow & collage pillow // 2 typographie birdhouse // 3 garden chair // 4 ladybug print // 5 gene vase // 6 c’est tout screen print (from our very own shop) // 7 stack tray

The best part about this post is that it was curated by our NEW DESIGNER!! We cannot wait to introduce you all to her next week!! We sure are feeling lucky to add her to the Ampersand team!!!

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