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hi, i'm maggie.

{like the rod stewart song}

i'm a quirky millennial living in the bay area who loves dark beer, hiking, exposed brick, and creative endeavors, in particular sewing for my four nieces: nora, etta, maya, and neela.

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embossing names on envelopes

embossing names on envelopes

I spent much of the holiday weekend inside embossing names on our invitation envelopes.

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yep embossed names on wedding invitations are now a thing. Here is how I did it:

materials

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instructions

1. draw a line with pencil and note center of the envelope

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2. sketch out the letters

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3. trace with embossing pen

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4. pour on the embossing powder

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5. tap/shake/blow off excess powder, if necessary use the chopstick to remove any excess powder from delicate areas

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6. heat with embosser

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7. erase any pencil lines that show

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I think they turned out pretty awesome! 

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about halfway through victor walked in and remarked "I donno about these maggie, do we really want green and gold? Those are slytherine colors." So I pointed out:

a) these are clearly green and copper. which is perhaps the classiest color combination known to man

b) slytherine colors are green and silver.

Next up addressing, stamps, and return addresses! 

love, 

aunt maggie

welcome charlotte

welcome charlotte

succulents in a bourbon box

succulents in a bourbon box