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Ampersand for Mixbook!

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Our latest collaboration is with Mixbook and we couldn't be more excited to tell you guys about it! We've always loved sharing and documenting our adventures, but have never been big into scrapbooking because, well honestly we just couldn't seem to find the time to make it happen. Mixbook is this super easy way to get pictures off of our devices so we can enjoy them in a photo book customized with our own personal touch! We love that each piece of art and hand lettering in this Mixbook design is created by hand - by us, for you! We're super excited to be able to give you guys a way to document your own moments!! Before we tell you more about our first book...we also wanted to share a coupon code for $25 off any new customer orders. Just use the code: AMP25 (expires 10/1/18).

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Our very first book with Mixbook is all about vacation!! We created new art and tons of hand lettering and icons with all the vacation-y things in mind--there's beach babes and rosé and and sunshine and best friends and....well you get the picture! 

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so we hope you love it and create your own vacation book with all these one of a kind pieces and please show us if you do! It would be our favorite thing to see your photos in this vacation book!!!!! Here's the link: Vacation Book! 

one more thing...we're doing an instagram giveaway with Mixbook starting Monday 8/20/18, so check out @ampersandstudio on insta for the details!

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Thoughtfully Wrapped Gifts

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There's nothing quite like giving a thoughtfully wrapped gift -- but that doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of extra money to make it special. This holiday season, we partnered with Scotch to come up with three great ways to resourcefully personalize your gift wrap with things you might already have at home.

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Giving the kids a quick and fun little activity to do while they wait to open the present is a really fun way to prolong the suspense! Whether they love the challenge of a word search or would prefer to color in a motif, this idea is easy to personalize. For one kid we might do trucks, for another some stars, but these evergreen trees are always a sure sign of the winter holidays. The only supplies needed are solid color paper, a permanent marker, crayons and tape. We used Scotch® GiftWrap Tape for the semi-gloss white gift wrap, and Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape to secure the crayons.

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For that special girlfriend, why not try making your very own tissue paper pom bow with her favorite colors? This easy personal touch can feel really special, and only takes a couple of minutes. We used Scotch® GiftWrap Tape for the semi gloss chartreuse gift wrap, Scotch® Magic™ Tape for the metallic blue and the tissue pom bow, and Scotch® Double Sided Tape to secure the bow to the package.

For the kids, transforming a simple, solid color package into their favorite friendly creature is a surefire way to make their eyes light up! The polar bear and bunny are so easy to create with just some extra paper, markers and tape. We used Scotch® Magic™ Tape for wrapping the uncoated kraft paper, and Scotch® GiftWrap Tape for the semi-gloss solid white gift wrap. We also used Scotch™ Expressions Washi Tape in pink glitter for the bunny's ears and nose, and Scotch™ Double Sided Tape to attach the paper animal parts.

We've Got Gift Wrap!!

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You might've seen some sneak peeks on instagram, but today we're here to officially announce our new line of GIFT WRAP!!!! Pattern is our obsession. Like, we can't turn it off. We see pattern in everything. Plus, did you know we used to be gift wrap designers at Hallmark Cards? It's true. So really, we're not sure why it's taken us so long to launch our own line, but we're all official now! Ampersand Gift Wrap is here! It's beautiful quality paper, thick enough that you can't see through it, but not so thick that's difficult to wrap with. Tape holds to it nicely, it creases just how you want it to--we put it through ALL of the tests and settled on the perfect paper! And of course we painted and designed our little hearts out to curate the perfect collection of patterns! 

Of course we couldn't release a line of gift wrap around the holidays without giving you some perfect holiday designs, too! But keep in mind, lots of the patterns could be holiday with all the right trims! The blue shibori is gorgeous mixed with coppers and silvers! And the emerald shibori is perfection paired with gold! The mint squiggles looks fab with pink and red for holiday, but we've also been using it for baby gifts! We can't wait to see what you do with it! Tag your packages on insta with #AmpersandGiftWrap so we can see what you create!

Ampersand Calendars & Planners...going FAST!

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September means back-to-school time, and for us that means getting our acts together! Who's with us?! Well, you are in luck because we just received one last shipment of the SUPER FUN planners and calendars we designed for Blue Sky! There are sizes and styles for everyone. From wall calendars to small planners (great for popping in your purse) to larger planners (perfect for stashing in your backpack) — you are set!

Check out the full line right here and be sure to let us know how you like them with #AmpersandForBlueSky on Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Planning!

ANNOUNCING: Ampersand for HMK!

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We have some HUGE news to share today that has been so hard to keep to ourselves! Finally, we get to announce our gift collection for HMK!!!! HMK is a new Hallmark Cards experience with stores in Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado and Southlake, Texas. It's a card, gift and accessory shop with a really unique product mix that brings together innovative tools and technologies with a fun and reimagined approach to shopping! Plus, they are highlighting makers in a unique way and have formed some really cool partnerships. We are just thrilled that we get to be one of them!!!

We've got two gift collections, one with crazy fun color...

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And another that is black, white and gold! So we've got your covered for whatever mood you're in!

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This collaboration is especially fun for us because Hallmark Cards is where both of us got our first jobs right out of design school! So, as you might imagine, taking the leap to start our own company was a BIG (scary) decision and having our little company now partnering with HMK makes us feel like we have come full circle! So, for all of our Kansas City friends, please make sure you stop by the HMK 1910 store on the Country Club Plaza for all these fun goodies!

If you pick up anything, make sure to show us what you got! Tag @ampersandstudio on instagram and twitter and use #AmpersandforHMK!

Oh and PS...there's even more to come soon!!!