Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentines and some news.

Hello there! I am so thrilled to post about Hello Handmade's third annual custom valentines! This year, our 5 x 7 Laurel Valentines feature an off-set printed, ribboned laurel illustration by Shanna on the front, with room for a custom monogram or initials, and then a custom message inside, a personalized inner envelope sealed with black wax, and then an eggplant-colored outer envelope, addressed in white, hand-mixed gouache, and finished off with three vintage stamps. The valentines will be available in three different styles of lettering, so be sure to check them all out.
This project is especially meaningful this year, as it is the last project for Shanna and I for our little Hello Handmade. We've each decided to each focus on our growing, individual businesses, as they demand our full attention these days. We've both got some exciting projects in the works to share with you soon! It has been such a pleasure sharing our collaborative projects with you over the past three years, and though it is sad to shutter our shop, it is the right decision. It is time.
The journey of creating and bringing Hello Handmade to life has been a wonderful experience, and the bonds of friendship Shanna and I have forged will always remain, something I am so grateful for. Here's to you, Shanna, and the magical beauty we've created together over the past three years! xox

(Photographs by Shanna)

12 comments:

Christin said...

These are beautiful. Sad to hear the news, but glad for what's to come for you guys! Amazing work, really!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work! Is there any where/one that does a similar style? I'm needing wedding stationary

Masha said...

You both have created some amazing things. Actually, all projects and products by Hello Handmade we amazing... But I can't wait to see what you have in line.

Chris said...

Betsy, I love your photo set ups in these pictures...You have such talent.

B Dunlap said...

Hey Anonymous, I will still be doing calligraphy for weddings, and Shanna will still be doing her work, we just won't be doing our collaborative Hello Handmade any longer.

And just to clarify, Shanna styled/shot all the photos for the valentines!

So glad everyone loves them!

Lynn said...

I love your Valentines Card designs -- so unique and elegant!

AnniCee said...

Those are so beautiful! I always love seeing the work you two come up with, but I look forward to following your separate careers as well. Best of luck.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

These are absolutely exquisite. I'm so sad that I have only just discovered your work, and missed out on all this beauty. Sigh!

Anna said...

These are absolutely gorgeous.
xx

Danielli said...

B Dunlap, your work is amazing! I just LOVED it! When I saw the tattoo "Lucy & Orla" I almost go crazy! I'm from Brazil, what can I do to talk with you? I wanna have a perfect draw to make a tattoo too! waiting your answer here! (sorry about my english! hope you understand!)

B Dunlap said...

Hey Danielli, Thanks so much for your sweet comment and interest in my work! I would love to work on a tattoo with you, and can talk to you more about it if you email me at betsydunlap@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!
So warmly,
Betsy

Mónica said...

Hello, I just want to say that I love all the creative things you do, and your calligraphy, i have to ask you What kind of ink you used on the envelope of the picture? love your work!!