I am so excited to share today’s post as it is celebrating the release of a very fun collaboration! Lydia of The Illustrated Life and I teamed up to create my dream stationery that is inspired by my love of Paris and my love of a good croissant. Introducing the TIL x wit & whimsy Croissant Stationery!
Introducing wit & whimsy x The Illustrated Life Stationery
A bit of background on how the collaboration came to life:
When quarantine began due to the Coronavirus, I headed to Etsy to buy cards to send to friends. Ever since my first job in high school at a stationery store I have loved sending snail mail. Everyone loves getting a handwritten note!
I happened to find Lydia’s shop The Illustrated Life on Etsy and instantly fell in love with her whimsical, feminine and often French-inspired illustrations. I promptly ordered several cards to send to friends and then a few days later happened to see an account with a familiar sounding name like a photo of mine on Instagram. It turned out Lydia had been an Instagram follower of mine all along! We connected over DM and then began to dream up working on something that would be the exact kind of French-inspired card I’m always hunting for for my snail mail.
I gave Lydia a few ideas as far as the illustration and asked for a flat card (my personal favorite) and for Bonjour! to be incorporated as well as the option to personalize. What she came back to me with was true Parisian perfection.
I am utterly delighted with how the final cards turned out! Lydia did the most darling French café inspired awning stripe on the back which totally makes it in my opinion and instantly reminded me of my one of my favorite photos of mine in Paris taken in front of a favorite café of mine, Le Bonapart.
I hope you enjoy the cards as much as I do!
They come in packs of 10 or 20 and can be personalized or not. (I also think they’d make the cutest thank you cards if you make them personalized to say ‘merci’!) Keep an eye out over on Instagram as well as I’ll be giving away 5 sets of 10 to a few lucky followers! And if you go to buy a pack Lydia is graciously offering 15% off with the code MEGHAN15.
Lydia has loads of other products on her site The Illustrated Life and also does custom commissions so be sure to check out all of her offerings. When you purchase from her you’ll be supporting a small, female owned business!
Thank you so much, Lydia for bringing this idea to life!
p.s. a virtual visit to Paris for the day and my favorite parks in Paris.
Thank you for the support sweet friend! I’m so glad you liked them! (And I spot that proper accent use ;))
These are adorable! Will definitely be ordering – I am a sucker for cute notes! Congrats!
Aw yay! I’m so glad you’re ordering and that you love them! Thanks for the support
These are so perfect for you and so cute!
Just ordered! I love these!!!
Merci!! Thank you for the support!!
Too cute!!! Love this collab… it’s so you!
🙂 It truly is! So glad to hear you love it!
ce sont trés mignon!!!
These are so YOU! Thanks for introducing me to a great artist. I will be ordering a couple things 🙂
So glad you like them! Thank you for supporting the collaboration and Lydia’s small business!
I love them! They are so beautiful!
So cute! Hope they are still around in October to order for my Mom’s bday
They should be!! I do think they make a great gift!
May I suggest you offer a version with blue stripes and border for us old-fashioned hetero-males? Perhaps the blue worn by Les Bleus. Merci!
Hi William! You may like this version we designed: https://witwhimsy.com/wit-whimsy-the-illustrated-life-baguette-stationery/