Interview on The Company You Keep Podcast

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the lovely Julia Hohne of Mrs. Vintage blog to talk about our evolving business for her fabulous new podcast, The Company You Keep, which highlights the experiences of small creative business owners.

We discuss everything from what inspired us to start our business, how we got our first order, how we established our distribution, our entry and exit from the custom wedding invitation market, our decision to collaborate with Egg Press in 2013 and shut down our SF studio,  and lots more!  You can listen on iTunes, or tune in here!

Please feel free to leave comments, questions, or feedback -- we'd love to continue the conversation with you!

 

Hello!Lucky + Recycled Paper Greetings at Target!

Today's the day! We launched the collection of glittery, fabulous offset printed cards we created with Recycled Paper Greetings, exclusively for Target!

We had so much fun getting creative with color, glitter, foil, and more!

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Our cool collection of 64 cards will be at Target stores ALL SUMMER LONG!

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Festive fruity fabulousness!

A little something shiny to make your day!

Thanks to the fabulous gals at Recycled Paper Greetings for bringing our collection to life!




Brit + Co's Week of Making and 20% off

We love the concept behind fellow San Francisco business Brit + Co, our go-to source for creative workshops and community.  In April, Eunice teamed up with them to teach an online Letterpress at Home class. Even sweeter? Brit + Co is offering 20% off all classes and DIY kits (discount taken at checkout, ends tonight at 11:59 PST) for its Week of Making!

This Brit + Co video pretty much sums up our view on creativity - we love it!

We're all creative, so go ahead and make something today!  Go, go! Yay!

Free Father's Day DIY Templates Updated for 2015

We've been getting requests for a version of our father's day diy templates updated for 2015. We aim to please, so here they are!  Download the links below and print these puppies up for your favorite father figure! 

  Father's Day is right around the corner and this year we've got your one-of-a-kind gifts covered. You can jazz up a simple pair of socks, a bottle of wine, or a bottle of beer with these manly labels we've designed. Do you have a handsome and debonaire Dad? Print out our matching labels for a black pair of socks and a nice bottle of wine. We even created a slick card to match!

 

Father's Day is right around the corner and this year we've got your one-of-a-kind gifts covered. You can jazz up a simple pair of socks, a bottle of wine, or a bottle of beer with these manly labels we've designed. Do you have a handsome and debonaire Dad? Print out our matching labels for a black pair of socks and a nice bottle of wine. We even created a slick card to match!

  Is your Dad more on the rugged side? Why not make some beer and a pair of white socks a little more special with our free matching labels?

 

Is your Dad more on the rugged side? Why not make some beer and a pair of white socks a little more special with our free matching labels?

  We printed ours on label paper which made sticking them to the bottles and socks a little easier, but these would look just as nice printed on regular white paper or card stock. Simply click on the links below to print your free Father's Day cards and labels. Enjoy! Sock Bands Father's Day Card in White Father's Day Card in Black Wine & Beer Labels   And as always we love seeing our printables in action - so send us pics or post them directly to our Facebook page. And tell Dad we said Happy Father's Day too.    

 

We printed ours on label paper which made sticking them to the bottles and socks a little easier, but these would look just as nice printed on regular white paper or card stock.

Simply click on the links below to print your free Father's Day cards and labels. Enjoy!

Sock Bands

Father's Day Card in White

Father's Day Card in Black

Wine & Beer Labels

 

And as always we love seeing our printables in action - so send us pics or post them directly to our Facebook page. And tell Dad we said Happy Father's Day too.

 

 

Mission Main Street Grant

Chase bank is dishing out 20 grants for $150k to small businesses. Help us get the 250 votes we need in order to qualify! All you need is a facebook account in order to vote (your vote will not be posted on your facebook page unless you want it to). It only takes a second, but we will be forever grateful! Visit the link here to vote for us for the $150k Mission Main St. Grant. Thanks for all your support!

Find out more about the grants here.

Playful- Fun projects for kids!

We just got our copy of Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids in the mail and we couldn't be more excited! Playful features fun & easy craft projects with step x step directions & templates (and not to mention beautiful imagery to go by!). 

The book was just released on Amazon and we were thrilled to contribute a little something to the launch party grab bags! The party is next Tuesday the 23rd in Provo, UT if you can make it! We love the industry we are in so supporting our fellow paper & craft enthusiasts is something we hold dear to our hearts!

If you are looking for new ways to be creative at home then Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag's new book is a must have! Find it on Amazon here.

Be sure to check out the beautiful trailer she created with Jenner Brown below to get a feel for the book!

photo by Hello!Lucky

photo by Hello!Lucky

Film Trailer by Jenner Brown.

Fall Wallpaper Downloads!

We scoured the Internet for a pretty desktop and iPhone download but couldn't quite find what we were looking for- so we set out to create our own. With fall in mind we immediately thought of seasonal veggies to adorn our laptop & iPhone screens! Find the free downloads below.

Hello!Lucky desktop download

Hello!Lucky iphone lock screen download

Hello!Lucky iphone home screen download

*Made by Hello!Lucky for personal use only.

DIY Inspiration: Jess Brown Rag Dolls & Flea Market Sourcing

We just got our mitts on Jess Brown's lovely new book The Making of a Rag Doll and are completely obsessed!

The book is a guide to making your very own Jess Brown rag doll, including wardrobe elements (tiny tote bag, anyone?) and everything from insight into how she works with textiles to tea dying fabrics.  The possibilities are endless!

One of the most inspiring chapters in the book talks about using fabrics cut from vintage clothing found at places like the flea market (or from sweaters that accidentally got tossed in the dryer and ruined - genius!), so we immediately high-tailed it to the Alameda Flea Market with an eye towards materials for making our very own heirloom dolls...loving this Indian block print; and what doll couldn't benefit from a little sequins?

Cotton threads for detailing tiny quilts and pretty flannels waiting to be turned into miniature coats...

Rolls of sackcloth- A great foundation for your doll...

Pretty vintage florals and stripes and a bright array of Indian textiles...

And, of course, the flea is always great for any number of perfectly worn bits and bobs for which there surely must serve a purpose...

Doll suitcases? Or possibly a cross body purse?

Lovely millinery sugared fruit...

And a great resource for other project ideas - Jess Brown based a lot of her doll clothing patterns on old doll clothes she found at flea markets - how fun would it be to whip up some animal puppets?  We'd love to hear your thoughts & ideas!

Gelly Roll Giveaway

Gelly Roll pens have held the key to our hearts since scribbling unicorns in Lisa Frank journals. Little has changed since then except now Gelly Roll offers a plethora of pens in all of the colors of the sparkly rainbow. They are now celebrating their 30th Birthday, and during this exciting time of Gelly technology we, alongside our pals at Egg Press, have been invited to join them for a giveaway!

July’s prize-  P I N K

July’s prize- P I N K

The giveaway will take place from now until 2015. Each month 10 winners will be chosen to collect the prize package of the month (In this case pink) which includes 6 letterpress cards by Hello!Lucky & Egg Press, and 6 Gelly Roll pens. A grand prize winner will also be chosen each month to collect the ultimate package including 74 Gelly Roll pens and 12 letterpress cards. That’s 66 chances to win!

In order to enter all you must do is post an original photo on instagram or facebook including gelly roll pens & your own artwork/ hand lettering and tag #gellyroll30. Winners will be announced at the end of each month. Find out more here.

*Please be sure to turn your privacy settings off so we can see your posts!

Happy Birthday Sakura! Let’s get the ball rolling!

Free Father's Day Printables

Father's Day is coming up this weekend and we have the perfect printables to customize your gift! Get him a pack of socks, a 6 pack of his favorite beer, or a nice bottle of wine and throw on our free printable to make it extra special- PDF's linked below. We suggest white cardstock for the sock printables and white sticker paper for the labels.

*quick tip: you can always use double stick tape in place of sticker paper!

Postable introduces Hello!Lucky wedding stationery!

We are thrilled to announce that our wedding suites will soon be available through Postable! They have such a wonderful collection of cards to choose from, and they even offer customization all the way to stamping and sending your cards out for you! This is what you've always been waiting for. Writing thank you cards has never been so easy! Check them out!

Eggs so cute you could eat them up.

We were cracking ourselves up at the act of dressing eggs in more than just sriracha & salt. We wrapped them in yarn & washi tape, and fabricated tiny hats & bows, because bunnies can't socialize unless adorned in whimsical garb, obviously.

Share your bunny eggs with us on Instagram using #hellofunnybunny, we would love to see what you come up with!

Inspired by the animal envelopes by Mer Mag Blog.

Custom Business Card and a Sneak Peek!

 

I have a super amazing nanny, Beny, who is literally the French Mary Poppins (as seen here with a couple of fairy charges) and recently whipped up a fun business card for her French immersion camp. The art was pulled from our spiffy new Kids Love Candy valentines card that will be released next year - here's a little sneak peek!  One of many exciting new valentines we have up our sleeve. Can't wait to reveal them all!

Family Photo Shoot with Leah McCormick

Photography by Leah McCormick Just before Imogen was born, we were lucky enough to squeeze in a family photo shoot with the AMAZING Leah McCormick...

photography by Leah McCormick

We just got the photos back this week, and I couldn't resist sharing them - Leah did such a fabulous job capturing our family (and all accompanying silliness)...

Photography by Leah McCormick

The shoot was so relaxed and fun that even my husband Daniel, who is usually a bit grumbly about being made to participate in such shenanigans, had a great time - and was super pleased with the results...

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Love her sense of composition and the way she captures light and color!

Photography by Leah McCormick

Photography by Leah McCormick

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You would never guess that I was  incredibly exhausted and quite whale-ish at the time!

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Leah does beautiful wedding photography as well - check out her work at www.byleah.com!