Blue Barnhouse Store
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Splitting ways with your best gal pals for a summer internship or vacation abroad? Look no further for a great going-away gift! Jot down some quick notes, or sketch at your favorite museum in a color blocked notepad that you can personalize for yourself or gift to your best friend. Add a touch of chic to boring summer classes - Here's an easy way to transition your favorite color blocking trend from your closet to your backpack! What you'll need- - Notebook- Acrylic paint, magic marker, or coloring option of your choice that will adhere to the notebook's material (or you can use colored duct tape!)- Masking Tape- Paint brush- A large piece of paperStep 1 - Tape off the section that you would like to color block and press firmly. This will give you a clean line.Step 2 - Completely color in the area with a few coats of paint.Step 3 - Carefully tear off the tape before the paint drys and let sit until completely dry.
Hallmark's got it's time and place -- like your second cousin's graduation and when your grandmother turns 88. Some of us, however, don't share the innocent emotions and vocabulary of drugstore greeting cards. That's why we should stock up on the genius-desktop publishing creations of Blue Barnhouse, who not only convey your messages in a more light-hearted manner, but that sometimes are just plain crude, like my sense of humor. Christmas cards with Santa refusing autographs and romantic cards with lovers calling one another just a "booty call" are exactly the kind of honesty that is lackick from most gift shops. The Asheville, North Carolina letterpress studio has taken the glitter and pop-up flower idea of the 99 cent greeting card section out and given us a reason to actually keep the little vessels for birthday checks. While not all of their cards are an honest slap-in-the-face, the more cutesy cards still may give you an honest giggle (like the skunk apology card that says "I'm sorry I stink"). If you've already got a stand-out personality, share your true self with your friends and express on paper what you really think about them on their special occasions -- or at least check out this slideshow for a good chuckle!