Will you be my bridesmaid? free printable card

Here is a sweet little card to ask your girls ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’.

Grab the free download over on Polka Dot Bride now!

Stationery by Akimbo | Photography by Mel Boulden Photography | Styling by Pod & Pea


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Akimbo at Bowerbird Bazaar

I’ve mentioned my big weekend at Bowerbird Bazaar a couple of times this week so I think it’s high time I showed you some photos!

Last time my stall setup was pretty basic as I was just trialling the market to see if it would work for my business. Thankfully it did so this time around I put a fair bit more effort into my display. It still has a way to go but I am quite happy with it.

Akimbo at Bowerbird Bazaar

Akimbo at Bowerbird Bazaar

I launched some new products including these screenprinted white on kraft cards which were a hit so I’m very happy with that! (Coming to the online shop soon.)

Akimbo at Bowerbird Bazaar

Akimbo at Bowerbird Bazaar

Akimbo at Bowerbird Bazaar

Thank you SO much to my friends and family for their support, especially my Dad for helping set up and The Man for being there helping all weekend.

And a HUGE shout out to all you lovely readers who came along and said hello! It’s so nice to put faces to the blog stats 😉

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Akimbo Clever Hello Club

How are we today, friends? I’m still recovering from my huge weekend at Bowerbird Bazaar – no stamina now since I turned 29 on Saturday 😉

I wanted to tell you about an awesome project I’ve been working on and have just released. Called the Clever Hello Club, it’s a greeting card subscription service where you receive two of my Akimbo cards each month.

Some will be seasonal and others will be for life’s occasions, both big and little. I love having a stash of cards ready to go for any occasion because I hate that last-minute dash to the shops before a party, don’t you?

You can choose from either a 6 or 12 month subscription for yourself or as a gift (ahemmothersdayahem). And because I know you’re spread all over the world, I’m not charging any more for international shipping (you can’t say I don’t look after you!).

I’m currently taking orders for the first shipment which will go out in June. Join us in the Clever Hello Club!

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Valentine's breakfast

Since I was not at home for virtually all of January, everything is rolling around so much faster! I mean, Valentine’s Day, really? Where did that come from?

But the 14th is certainly fast approaching so it’s time to get ready. If you’re like us and don’t do fancy dates for V-Day, you’ll love this cosy breakfast in bed, topped off with a free card for your sweetheart.

Get the full story on Polka Dot Bride.

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so very splendid thank you card

Has someone in your life been extra nice to you lately or just generally deserving of a high-five for being so awesome? Download and print this free just-because card from Ginger & George (there are other colours if you are crazy and don’t like green).

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The Pretty Blog free printables 1

Oh, what a delight it was when I stumbled upon this gorgeous and versatile set of free printables from The Pretty Blog! Designed by Elephant Shoe, there’s a whole bunch of tags, stickers and cards for all occasions.

The Pretty Blog free printables 2

Head over there to see the full set and download them.

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Clementine Creative free printable Mothers Day card

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, do you have any special plans?

Whether you are or not, let her know you’re thinking of her with a card like this pretty free printable from Clementine Creative.

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Love vs Design free printable cards
Love vs. Design via How About Orange

Make a cup of tea, get yourself comfy and pen a couple of thank you notes and get ahead on the month’s birthday cards.

These Modern Angle cards are free for you to print, so there’s no excuse!

Download here.

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I Love Stationery cover

I was pretty thrilled last year when one of my fave design authors Charlotte Rivers (not just saying that – I did already own some of her books and follow her blog) asked me to submit some of my work for her upcoming book. But then I put it out of my mind because books take so long to reach the shelves and besides, not everything that’s submitted will make the final cut.

I Love Stationery - Akimbo

So imagine my excitement when I flipped open my freshly-delivered copy of her book I Love Stationery and found a whole page feature on Akimbo‘s Woodland collection!

Huge thanks to Charlotte and her publisher Jacqui Small. It means so much to me to be published in such a beautifully produced book.

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Free printable mini valentines
Kristen Magee

Happy Valentine’s Day! You’ve still got time to download these free printable cards ready to greet your sweetie tonight.

Quick, grab yours over at Paper Crave now!

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