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DIY Spring Grocery List Pad

For Christmas 2010 I designed and padded grocery lists as gifts for my friends and family and they were a hit! I still use mine religiously (it’s clipped to the refrigerator for easy access). Seriously, I’d be lost without it now. I like to scan through the list before my weekly grocery trip to bring… Read more.

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Before & After: Our old Mannequin goes Très Chic

Before & After: Our old Mannequin goes Très Chic

This mannequin was purchased at a used fixture store a few years ago to display my first papier couture dress. The paper dress has been sold and this piece sits in our Ellinée studio, waiting for inspiration. Inspiration did come. . . in a cardboard box from our pals at DecoArt. In the paint sampling… Read more.

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Mood Board Monday: Margarita

Mood Board Monday: Margarita

Today’s color board features Margarita, a lovely hue that is part of Pantone’s Spring 2012 color collection.  Margarita is soft and fresh and will definitely make an appearance in many of our designs here at ellinée. Green is by far my favorite color and there is something about this shade that I just love. It’s… Read more.

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Freebie Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock

Even though I am Irish, I am that girl who always forgets to wear something green on St. Patrick’s day. This year I have created a solution! A printable shamrock to wear so you don’t get pinched. This fab freebie is easy to print and finish with scissors, tape and a paper clip. So easy… Read more.

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DIY Upcycled Shabby Chic Chalkboard

DIY Upcycled Shabby Chic Chalkboard

I have been wanting to make a chalkboard for our Ellinée photo studio for a while now. It was the idea to share my process with you that finally made it happen this last weekend! First, I want to tell you about the paint I used. Annie Sloan is an artist from Oxford, England who… Read more.

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Mood Board Monday: Rustic Wedding

Mood Board Monday: Rustic Wedding

Today’s mood board features a sneak peek at one of our wedding designs that will be available on elli.com in just a few short weeks! I designed the Lucky in Love Invitation mixing a bit of flourish with a bit of western, perfect for a sweet and intimate rustic wedding. Rustic wedding invitations are perfect for… Read more.

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Freebie Friday: Paper Bows in Spring Colors

Freebie Friday: Paper Bows in Spring Colors

With spring around the corner, we wanted to help you stock up on pretty packaging ideas for your special gifts. Here are three new paper bows for you to download and print in aqua plaid, pink confetti and a buttery yellow pattern. Below is a link to the tutorial of how to assemble these charming… Read more.

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A Peek Into Our Studio

A Peek Into Our Studio

We love our studio space here in Portland, Oregon. Ellinée lives on the top floor of an old warehouse with large windows, tall ceilings and rustic wooden floors. We thought you might enjoy a peek into our studio. We are busy working on new wedding sets! This is one of our favorites, designed by Jennie,… Read more.

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Moodboard Monday: Sweet Lilac & Driftwood

Moodboard Monday: Sweet Lilac & Driftwood

Even though it is raining. . . and raining here in Portlandia. . . we do think we smell spring on her way to our drenched town. Vases of spring lilacs and collecting driftwood on the Oregon coast beach fills my imagination as I group these images for two more of Pantone’s selected colors for… Read more.

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Freebie Friday: “Paris in Bloom” Save the Date Cards

Freebie Friday: “Paris in Bloom” Save the Date Cards

Here you are. . . French macaron inspired save the date cards in an editable PDF, as well as coordinating candy striped liners for your A6 envelopes. Check out our French Macaron Moodboard we posted on Monday to see the inspiration for this design that is offered in a full printed set at Elli.  ~Lia

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