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my go-to gift wrap... 16 Aug 2012

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I remember when I first heard about washi tape. I was crazy excited and amassed rolls by the dozen because it was something I could keep around that was just crafty enough for me without requiring too much time to make something look cool. I'm sure you've seen all kinds of washi tapes around the web over the last couple years, but I still love using it as my go-to for wrapping gifts because I never seem to have any real wrapping paper lying around. Last week, I bought these limited edition washi tapes with these amazing patterns and colors {hello gold foil and neon!} from Crafty Japan, and it was perfect for a friend's upcoming birthday gift. I usually stick to two or three different colors or patterns and simply cross them in both directions until you cover as much of the paper as you want! — Joy

{photo by Oh Joy}

giant balloon lollies... 8 Aug 2012

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You may have seen Geronimo's amazing giant balloons here in the past, and I'm thrilled to share Jihan's newest creation—balloon lollies! Since launching her company last year, Jihan's balloons have brought floating cheer to weddings, birthdays, and so many amazing events. The newest collection includes these helium-free balloons which are intended to be a more environmentally conscious option and help offset our shrinking helium supply. These new helium-free balloons would be so fun for walking down the aisle or standing ground at an entrance way to welcome guests. 

How crazy cute are Jihan and her real life Balloon Trooper assistants, Dru and Kate?!? You can contact Jihan directly for more info. on these custom creations. Also, since Jihan is committed to all things gold and shiny {that's my kinda girl!}, she's even hosting a gold-themed workshop called Golden Hour in LA in honor of the precious metal that looks beyond fun. — Joy

{photos by Miha Matei}

a stack of happiness... 14 Jun 2012

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Remember these colorful note cards by Tokketok? Well, now they come in a notepad version, and they are gorgeous and so fun! — Joy

love these... 7 Jun 2012

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...gold and solid color geometric notesbooks by Brown Paper...— Joy

a {round} themed 2nd birthday... 2 May 2012

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My friend Lisa Wong Jackson from Good on Paper recently threw the cutest round themed birthday party for her 2-year-old son, Lucas. She always creates the best family Christmas cards and is the best at the sweet, yet graphic, details to the parties she throws. So, I had to share Luca's recent birthday because I loved the simplicity of the theme and how she made it perfectly fit a young child's birthday while also being fun for the adults too...

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Held in a local park, Luca's birthday was complete with all round foods that kids love, balls and toys a plenty, as well as a snow cone truck {um, I want that at MY party!}. He had a ton of fun running and playing and even managed to lose his pants by the end of the day...now that's a good party if you ask me! — Joy

{photos by Lisa Wong Jackson}

paper love... 6 Apr 2012

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Having had my own stationery line, I used to be so into the world of paper and knew first-hand how many talented stationery designers there are. And, MaeMae Paperie is simply one of my favorite stationery companies right now and doing so many things so well.

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From wedding to ready made cards and stamps, I'm loving the mix of classic and retro done sweet and smart. Those business card stamps are seriously so great... — Joy

love these... 3 Apr 2012

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...aerogram notes by The Hungry Workshop... — Joy

sewn beauty... 27 Mar 2012

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When I came across Abigail Brown's sewn patchwork animals the other day, I literally gasped out loud. The colors, the patterns, the texture...simply gorgeous. — Joy

{available in the US at Everything Begins}

pages of pop... 5 Mar 2012

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I hope you guys had a nice weekend! It was super warm in LA {high of 86 on Sunday!} so we took the baby on a bunch of long walks to the farmer's market and around the neighborhood to soak in the fresh air and sunshine. It made me feel like summer really is around the corner, and all of these bright colors that are so on-trend now really feel so right...even on paper products. I'm loving these notebooks by Ribbon Squirrel with their fun mix of graphics and photos and, and of course, colorful pages... — Joy

happy notes... 27 Feb 2012

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One of my favorite stationery lines, Tokketok, just released these super cute hello notes and perforated celebration mini cards. The pops of color and metallic accents are an instant pick-me-up with their sweet and fun messages... — Joy

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