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i have a special treat for you today! our graphic design team made these adorable valentines for you to download :) click on the images to go to our flickr page and download the large size. happy valentine’s day from us to you!

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mindy -May 12, 2010, 12:51PM
love your blog Wonderful post.
sarah -Feb 11, 2010, 3:11AM
Lovely. So lovely. Thank you so much!!!

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not too long ago some friends from work told me about the site nice package, and ever since i’ve been hooked…they use very simple, pretty materials to create packaging ideas that are so unique and creative.  i was on their site recently and saw they had a new product – an inspiration kit called “i left my heart in paris.” i thought it was so cute – and they were nice enough to put together a guest blog post about where they draw their inspiration, just in time for valentine’s day! please welcome the lovely ez and marichelle!

Hi everyone!  We are Ez and Marichelle, the fun-loving duo behind the creative packaging line Nice Package.  We’re so excited that we were invited here today to share a little bit about what went into one of our newest products: I Left My Heart in Paris.

In one of our brainstorming sessions last month we started talking about Inspiration Kits and how great it would be to make up mini collections that include bits and pieces of our favorite things to inspire our customer’s creative projects.  We both adore Paris, Air Mail envelopes, love letters, and vintage inspired ephemera and decided to group all these ideas into our first limited edition kit: I Left My Heart in Paris.

We like to think of our DIY Inspiration Kits as the perfect go-to sources for an instant pick-me-up.  The creative possibilities with our kits are as limitless as your imagination.  We used ours for Valentine cards, gift tags, and scrapbook pages.

Some ideas:
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Come visit us on our site for more great products, and be sure to check out our blog for some fabulous freebies and DIY projects.
xo Ez + Marichelle

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thanks so much ladies!!!

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just some pics from around the office :)

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this year’s bonnaroo lineup is being announced today…starting at noon today, they began revealing one artist at a time every 5 minutes on their myspace page.  pretty annoying actually…anyway it is going on right now if you want to check it out here.  so far, among the performers they’ve announced are the avett brothers, weezer, phoenix, the xx, ok go, jay z, theivery corporation, jimmy cliff and the flaming lips performing “dark side of the moon” with stardeath and white dwarfs.

i know it’s not over yet but i’ll admit, with the exception of jimmy cliff (which is rad), i’m a little disappointed.  maybe because i was at the second bonnaroo when the headliners were neil young, widespread panic and the dead.  it seems like each year it gets a little more mainstream.  what do you guys think?

on a more positive note, i love this photo shoot by dan martensen that was taken at bonnaroo ’08 (i was there that year, too)! as i mentioned yesterday, martensen shot our new february catalog, and our team was very inspired by this photo shoot – i can see why!

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Leslie -Feb 11, 2010, 10:24AM
Bonnaroo does get more and more Mainstream, but I think in that aspect lies a lot of appeal. Being able to say you saw SUCH famous artists is super exciting, especially when you wouldn't seem them alone or on a normal basis. Additionally, mainstream music is not invalid just because it's mainstream, there is a reason it's popular, because people like it. That being said, I am disappointed in the line-up, as I went last year and was excited about every band.
shauna ree -Feb 10, 2010, 1:40AM
this is beautiful.. i would looove to toake pictures liek this.. or wear those clotes and feel that energy.. thank you so much for posting!!! festivals are one of theee best places for photography!.. and just being .much love

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more sweet artwork for you to download! this one is the gateway for our we the free page online right now, and i love it! it reminds me of the beach, and therefore summer…sigh…click the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size!

Laurie -Feb 10, 2010, 11:15AM
I just love this picture. I'm a 4th generation Southern California beach girl and this speaks to me. Any chance on downloading the valentine hearts and flowers too. I just loved that one also. Laurie
Margot -Feb 09, 2010, 6:14PM
Add flickr to the categories, please! :)

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good morning! as promised, here is the counterpart to last week’s “anti love songs” playlist, full of songs about love! hope you enjoy :)


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tp -Feb 09, 2010, 12:56PM
another awesome mix!! great job i love it
Georgia Leigh -Feb 09, 2010, 12:10PM
I just listened to that Edward Sharpe Home song last week for the first time and fell in love! I'm so glad you guys posted it up here!!!

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the theme for the catalog is “raw,” heavily inspired by nature – flowers, feathers, shells and raw materials, as well as lace, crochet and fringe.  the above beach shots were very inspirational, as well as the photographer dan martensen’s past shoots at the bonnaroo festival and with fashion muse erin wasson.

i think the end result is lovely!

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check out all the items from the new catalog here.

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Holly Rose -Feb 03, 2011, 7:28AM
Ohhh this gets me excited. Loving the crochet and lace....and that fringed white vest x!

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guess what everyone?! we want to give away another one of these adorable little coin purses! i love the colors in this one…it’s so cute.  want it? just click HERE and fill out the quick survey about our blog*.  make sure you fill out the whole thing and enter your email address so that we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner! we will randomly select a survey participant in one week as the winner.

thanks and we look forward to hearing your opinions!!

*please note- due to legal reasons, this contest is only open to US residents.

amanda -Feb 14, 2010, 4:56PM
awesome, it's so cute!
Kari -Feb 09, 2010, 10:09AM
So cute!! *keeping fingers crossed to win* :)

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dan martensen is the photographer who shot our new february catalog, and his home in upstate new york was recently photographed for the selby – words can not express how much i love his home! i want a place like this one day…lots of wood and oriental carpts, and a fireplace that i can fill with candles…

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check out more photos of his and model shannan click’s amazing home here.

and stay tuned for a post later today about our new february catalog and the inspiration behind it!

handmadecharlotte -Feb 08, 2010, 4:25PM
hi! i love the melted candles! i love that! i loved burnt incense sticks and tons of wax! very nice image!
kay -Feb 08, 2010, 12:54PM
when i saw this stuff on the selby a few months ago, i felt like he photographed my dreams. its perfect

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Brittany -Feb 10, 2010, 11:21PM
where do you find the pictures with quotes on them?
jamie -Feb 08, 2010, 6:36PM
I'm listening to the velvet underground as i read this!!! love the quote.

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how cute is this for a valentine’s day breakfast?!

instructions:

heat up a pan with a little bit of oil. set your cooker to a low heat or you will burn the eggs. place your heart shaped cookie cutter in to the center of the pan, with the smooth side down or you might end up scratching the pan.

crack an egg and pour it in to the center of the cookie cutter. a bit of egg will probably slip under the cutter so hold it down to ensure that most of it doesn’t.

use a spatula to remove any excess egg from the outside of the cookie cutter. remove the cookie cutter and let the egg cook for a few more seconds before removing it with the spatula.

you can use this same method for heart-shaped pancakes too!

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Ashley -Feb 08, 2010, 3:22AM
This is the cutest thing I have ever seen.... I want to do this for my BF on V-day!
Nitza I. Gonzalez -Feb 07, 2010, 8:37PM
I love when my husband surprises me with Breakfast in Bed... He has made these many times... very romantic on valentines day and on days you are not expecting it....

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because we love her so much, here is more artwork by the lovely kris chau :)

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kendal croix -Feb 07, 2010, 12:09PM
awesome illustrations.
cassaundra -Feb 06, 2010, 4:33PM
these are fantastic!

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