Today I wanted to share with you my new lines of stationery, handbags & travel accessories I did in collaboration with the amazing Capri Designs! This line and collaboration is truly a dream come true for me and I'm excited to tell you more about it. I'm also opening up my own online shop today, directly on my website, to make these beauties available to you!
First off - about the lines. There are 9 different stationery items – from note cards and notebooks to sticky notes and list pads, and 9 different handbag & travel items including train cases, weekenders, phone wallets and tote bags. Each of the items come in 3 different designs: Paintbox, Nature Trail & Dream Catcher.
So, about that dream coming true? This collaboration was seriously the most amazing one ever. Capri was so generous with opening the door for me to contribute not only my artwork, but also gave me the opportunity to design the actual stationery, handbags and travel accessories themselves! So this line is truly from me and encompasses the items that I personally love and use.
Detail and excellence is so important to me as a designer, and there is so much thought and attention to detail that went into each of these pieces! For example, the inside of the larger bags has an accent print on the inside that coordinates with the main design. All of the hardware elements down to the zipper pulls and how wide the handles are were meticulously thought through.
To make the handbags & travel accessories really functional and extra amazing, my fashion design friend Karin came on board to do all the measurement & detail drawings for the factories so that they could successfully create each item to my vision (so there's a lot of awesome experience thrown into each of the items!).
For the stationery items, I spent time on extra details. For example, in the set of stationery note cards, I designed the entire envelope from the front and back flap to the inside. The inside of the note cards also have an element of artistic surprise inside. The set of 3 patterned notebooks each have their own fun word on the front. And for the medium spiral notebook, the nameplate on the inside as well as each of the four designed spreads offer so much happiness for each page you write on!
SO MUCH LOVE went into each of these items, I can't even tell you, but I hope that when you own a piece of this collection you can tell and you can feel it and know that it was all for you!
So, I keep getting asked what are MY favorites? Ooooh, that's hard. But if you're having a hard time deciding, I'd start by getting one of each of the medium spiral notebooks and some of the gorgeous note cards, and the set of 3 patterned notebook sets. For the bags, I love so many of them but my top faves are the weekender, the train cases, and the phone wallet. See?!? Hard to choose! I seriously love them all!
I would absolutely LOVE to know what your favorite item(s) are! Please let me know in the comments below. Also, what pattern collection is your favorite? Paintbox, Nature Trail or Dream Catcher? I'd love to hear from you! Your feedback helps me get better and offer things that you truly love, friend.
Ooh, and I would so love and appreciate it if you could help spread the word by pinning images from this post or from my shop to Pinterest! Thank you!
Photography by the talented duo Athena Grace & Cameron Stricklin.