My Collaboration with Capri Designs & My New Shop!

 
My FAVORITE product is the Medium Spiral Notebook! Three different designs to choose from. Each has printed pages inside with 4 different designed page spreads.

My FAVORITE product is the Medium Spiral Notebook! Three different designs to choose from. Each has printed pages inside with 4 different designed page spreads.

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!

Set of 3 patterned notebooks in my "Nature Trail" designs complete with fun words on the front in gold foil!

Set of 3 patterned notebooks in my "Nature Trail" designs complete with fun words on the front in gold foil!

Stationery items in my "Nature Trail" pattern. Loving the blues and blacks with gold accents!

Stationery items in my "Nature Trail" pattern. Loving the blues and blacks with gold accents!

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.

Stationery items in my "Paintbox" patterns. Pink and gold with watercolor flowers for a beautiful feminine look!

Stationery items in my "Paintbox" patterns. Pink and gold with watercolor flowers for a beautiful feminine look!

Padfolio with hidden spiral notebook in my "Dream Catcher" pattern is so lovely to carry!

Padfolio with hidden spiral notebook in my "Dream Catcher" pattern is so lovely to carry!

Stationery items in my "Dream Catcher" patterns. Navajo designs in soft, feminine colors with gleaming gold foil!

Stationery items in my "Dream Catcher" patterns. Navajo designs in soft, feminine colors with gleaming gold foil!

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.

Josie Triple Convertible bag & Julia Phone Wallet in my "Nature Trail" patterns

Josie Triple Convertible bag & Julia Phone Wallet in my "Nature Trail" patterns

Miranda Traveler in my "Paintbox" pattern

Miranda Traveler in my "Paintbox" pattern

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!).

Cassie Weekender in my "Dream Catcher" pattern

Cassie Weekender in my "Dream Catcher" pattern

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!

Box of "Nature Trail" note cards with 2 different designs plus designed envelopes all in a pretty box!

Box of "Nature Trail" note cards with 2 different designs plus designed envelopes all in a pretty box!

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!

Julia Phone Wallet in my "Nature Trail" pattern collection fits a large variety of different phones!!

Julia Phone Wallet in my "Nature Trail" pattern collection fits a large variety of different phones!!

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!

All of the notecards from each of the 3 sets!

All of the notecards from each of the 3 sets!

Dream with Courage! Medium spiral notebook from my "Dream Catcher" collection

Dream with Courage! Medium spiral notebook from my "Dream Catcher" collection

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.