Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Romantics Unite!

Every time I watch a Jane Austen movie, I am always fixated on the scenes where someone receives a letter- sealed with wax, elaborately folded, the recipient quickly unfurls the folds to read the gorgeous lettering within.
So this year for our Hello Handmade valentines, Shanna and I decided to take a cue from Austen's era and create these lovely Regency Valentines! Hand-painted and hand-lettered, folded in the regency style, and sealed with striped washi paper tape and wax, these personalized, customizable valentines are truly something spectacular, if I do say so myself. And 10% of each valentine sale is going to the American Red Cross relief for Haiti, which makes them even more special.
Just wanted to share some love with you today.... xo

6 comments:

Carlene said...

This is so beautiful, you are so gifted! And benefitting a wonderful cause, too.

Anne Zimmerman said...

These are insanely beautiful. Will you really just compose a message if I want to send one to myself? I am not beyond that -- what a beautiful gift for me!

britt said...

the excerpt you chose from Persuasion is one of my favorites. "I have loved none but you"

mmm

la femme said...

Oh my goodness! I feel exactly the same way when watching historical films. I think I might stoop to getting one just for myself... is that sad? :) They're so beautiful!

Kerry Scott said...

Betsy,
I have seen your work in Martha Stewart Weddings and online in Mae Mae Paperie's blog. So much beauty in your letter forms and obvious creative spirit in your work. I love what I have seen so far and hope I can convince my clients to use your services.
Kerry
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Olive & Emerald

Merissa Cherie said...

My goodness this is super romantic and crazy GORGEOUS! Love it so much! Beautiful calligraphy, bird, envelope, paper, seal...all of it! I wish this was in my mailbox!