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Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens & Mono Drawing Pen
Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens & Mono Drawing Pen

This week Lily & Val Snail Mail Surprise Boxes went on sale and sold out in just an hour! Ahh! We are so blown away by this and thrilled that you are loving them as much as we love putting them together for you! For this particular box, I was excited to partner with my […]

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My Antique Letter Writing Desk & Tips For Setting Up Your Own Letter Writing Station
My Antique Letter Writing Desk & Tips For Setting Up Your Own Letter Writing Station

At the time we were starting our brick and mortar store, I had this dream of an antique letter writing desk fixture filled with all types of washi tapes, pens, stickers, and stamps – all my favorite supplies! These supplies could be used on Lily & Val cards to address and decorate the envelope right there in […]

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FREE Online Class! How to Design Your Wedding Invitations Using Mixbook
FREE Online Class! How to Design Your Wedding Invitations Using Mixbook

Guys! I’m so excited to introduce you to my latest online class with Brit + Co: How To Design Your Wedding Invitations.  And the best news is… it’s a FREE class in partnership with my friends at Mixbook! Lily & Val For Mixbook When Mixbook and Brit + Co asked me to teach this class, […]

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5 Reasons Why We Should Send More Handwritten Letters
5 Reasons Why We Should Send More Handwritten Letters

Friends, we are in the midst of National Letter Writing Month and if you couldn’t already tell, we’re big fans of handwritten notes here at Lily & Val. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and the ease at which we can keep in touch and communicate with loved ones (and acquaintances we’ve never met) […]

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Snail Mail Surprise Box Launching on Wednesday, April 11th
Snail Mail Surprise Box Launching on Wednesday, April 11th

Calling all paper and stationery lovers! As we are in the midst of National Letter Writing Month, we just couldn’t resist the opportunity to offer another Surprise Box with, you guessed it, a Snail Mail theme!  Get ready, this special Snail Mail Surprise Box will be launching on Wednesday, April 11th at noon Est! Although […]

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National Letter Writing Month is Here + A Hand Lettering Giveaway
National Letter Writing Month is Here + A Hand Lettering Giveaway

Hi Friend! It’s National Letter Writing Month! Hooray! We have many fun things planned for you all month long, but to kick things off, I wanted to first recognize my true passion: HAND LETTERING (literally writing letters! :))  To do so, I am giving away an hour long, private one-on-one video call to one winner […]

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April’s Spring Floral FREE Desktop Wallpaper Download
April’s Spring Floral FREE Desktop Wallpaper Download

Hello, April! For this month’s desktop download I could not resist adding some handwriting to one of the beautiful floral images from a recent L&V shoot! Flowers are always a good idea, right?! We’re not feeling any Spring in Pittsburgh yet, so the quote was especially fitting and making us excited for warmer temps. Even […]

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Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers – FREE Download
Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers – FREE Download

Friends, I have an embarrassing confession to make… Like so many, I grew up with Mister Rogers in my home on a daily basis. Also, being from Pittsburgh, he’s one of our proudest hometown heroes and a beloved icon. So naturally, I was ecstatic to hear the news about a movie being made and Tom Hanks […]

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Basil Pesto Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Basil Pesto Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary

I love coming up with my own recipes. The downside of that is when people say “can I have the recipe?” or when my husband requests a dish I made so long ago I don’t remember what was in it. Keeping track of creations in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary solves this problem for me. Even […]

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Behind The Scenes: The Making of The Spring Flora Collection
Behind The Scenes: The Making of The Spring Flora Collection

Last week we launched the Lily & Val Spring Flora Collection and since this particular release was different than any we’ve ever done before, I thought I’d share a little behind-the-scenes o the making of the Spring Flora Collection! What made these pieces so different was the addition of a colored chalkboard background! I had […]

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