a little card cuteness

happy, happy, happy 2014! i don’t know about you, but i really feel like this is going to be a great, great year. i have lots and lots and lots of fun plans for re-nest and i am so incredibly happy to have you along for the ride! y’all know this is something i love and it’s something that i love sharing with others.

to kick off this year, i have another little somethin’ to share with you…and the story to go with it. 

three years ago, i was in a total “re-do” mode in the re-nest house. mind you, we had only been living in the house for about three years and when we moved in, it was brand new. a clean slate. but when we moved in, we (i) were kind of in the “we have to get it all done” mode, that i kind of made choices about decor that functionally worked, but that i didn’t necessarily love. (question: have you ever done that? how did that make you feel? for me, i just lived with it for a while, and then i got up the drive to actually make the room/space what i wanted it to be.) the one space that i really did this in was our downstairs powder room. before little mr. re-nest #1, i had painted it a pale yellow (for some reason, whenever i thought of a powder room, i saw pale yellow). i still loved the color, but i had made a roman shade in this awful not-great navy/white/yellow stripe/home decor fabric….all in the name of “let’s just get something up on the window for privacy’s sake.” well, when i had had enough, i found a new, adorable grey/yellow/white pattern at calico corners, placed the order and made a new roman shade. but that wasn’t enough. the room needed more. so i went to work figuring out what this 5′ x 6′ space needed.

i started with a small (two foot), white shelf from target. (like this one, except in white). without a ton of space on the shelf, i started playing around with the cricut super simple graphics with the idea of placing one on a plain piece of scrapbook paper…a la postcard style. what i came up with was this really simple white tree on pale yellow paper. one 4″ x 6″ white frame later and i had one of my accent pieces for the powder room. for another touch, i took a scrap from the roman shade fabric and framed it…and both are featured on the little white shelf in the room. but here’s where the story gets funny…after seeing that simple little tree on the yellow paper in the frame, my sister went gaga for it. where i thought it was just little piece of something to put in the bathroom, every time she came over, she said something about that tree in the frame. well, after re-nest studio launched, she’s asked me over and over when i’m going to start offering the little tree postcard. i did a little test run at one of my craft shows this fall, and they went over so well that i decided to take the leap. so, today’s the day, my friends…the simple graphic postcard is now available on the etsy store!

but it’s not just a tree postcard that is available. it’s single letters. it’s also butterflies. and birds. in a variety of colors. they can be made to stand alone in a space, or have a group clustered together to make a gallery art wall. 

i do hope you love these as much as i do…not only are they so cute and simple, but they’re so much fun to make! hope you enjoy!

ashley

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