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Merchant Monday: Laurel Street Design

I remember one February in my childhood, my mom made a personalized Valentine for each of us children. She made a bigger one for my dad, but the way she brought us all into the fun sticks with me to this day as a great example of making Valentine’s Day a day about friendship and fun rather than shallow sentiment. However–I don’t know about you–but I find typical Valentine’s Day merchandise from, say, Walmart, to be a bit ridiculous and unrealistic.

Enter Laurel Street Design! I am happy to call Laurel Street Design’s creator, Velinda, one of my closest friends. She did all the graphics design for our wedding along with being a fantastic bridesmaid.

There are a lot of things I could talk about when it comes to Laurel Street Design. Velinda creates striking wedding stationery, birth announcements and Christmas cards. She does commercial work as well.

Today, I would like to focus on the printables in her Etsy shop. She offers more than just valentines, but I think they are her specialty. They are just so cute and punny, you want to keep scrolling through them just to see what she thought of next. She shows you a photo of the printable, and how to pair it with a small gift. 

As you can see, the valentines from Laurel Street Design aren’t the mushy gushy kiss-y kind that make you glad your preschoolers can’t read. And I just love the puns, maybe because I’m married to Marnell. I am planning to pass mine out to our neighbors with a small gift. These photos are just a small sample. The “Valentines” section of her Etsy shop as 119 choices!

For those who have never purchased printables before, let me say I just bought some and it is super easy. You just need access to a printer, some paper or card stock and a scissors or paper cutter. She will add your name to the printable if you want, although I decided to add a hand-written signature to mine. The designs are simple to cut out and tie, tape, or staple to a treat. And the great thing is, you can print as many as you want from your $5 download. If you have two dozen neighbors or school classmates (or children?), you can have a cute card for all of them with that one purchase.

If you want something more romantic, you might consider the beauties below. As a last minute gift, you could just print and serve with a cup of coffee! 

Or, if you don’t do Valentine’s at all? I also just purchased a set of the printable below to attach to a hostess gift as a thank you card. I printed mine on card stock to make them nice and stiff, and left the name space blank so I could sign them myself. 

I can’t show you all her cool stuff, but head over to the Laurel Street Design Etsy shop to see for yourself. You will find categories like envelopes, bags, tags, Valentine’s, Easter, Pastor Appreciation and Art. Envelopes are a big seller in her shop, and its easy to see why. She has 31 options for sale, in a variety of colors and sizes, including coin envelopes and tiny square envelopes.

The giveaway today? A free printable of your choice! It can be a valentine, or something else. Definitely visit Velinda’s Etsy shop to see all your options.  If you are a Facebook-er, do yourself a favor and “like” Velinda’s page, Laurel St. Design. You won’t be disappointed with the great content she shares. 

Giveaway Details:

  • Leave a comment to enter, either on the blog or Facebook page. I’ve designed the blog comments to ask for your name AND email, so I am able to find you if you win. Your email will NOT be visible to others. *Update*: I was made aware that with my new setting to require email, the blog rejected an email address. I changed the settings back so it should not require email. Please do leave your email if possible. 
  • Two names will be drawn, so your chances of winning will be increased. The two winners will also receive one of the little “neighbor gifts” from Marnell and I, if you shoot me your mailing address.
  • Entries will only be accepted today, Monday, February 4, 2019.

Have fun! 

And just because I can’t resist a little more cute-ness, here are a few more pics. FYI, if you want your gifts to look exactly like Velinda’s, the mini Ziploc bags are available in her Etsy shop as well. You supply the cookies!

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61 Responses to Merchant Monday: Laurel Street Design

  1. Julie February 4, 2019 at 8:45 am #

    Beautiful cards!! Nice giveaway!

  2. Shanna February 4, 2019 at 8:54 am #

    Ooh these are so cute! I would love to win one for my little girl to send to her friends.:)

  3. Laura February 4, 2019 at 9:04 am #

    I love the idea! I am definitely going to look up her shop.

  4. Pam Prough February 4, 2019 at 9:08 am #

    What a great idea! I love these!! I am going to check out this Etsy store!

  5. Jane February 4, 2019 at 9:14 am #

    Cute! Maybe we’ll need to do Valentine gifts!

  6. Rosanne February 4, 2019 at 9:15 am #

    These cards are so fun!

  7. Lois February 4, 2019 at 9:16 am #

    So cute! And something my boys would enjoy!!

  8. Joy Yoder February 4, 2019 at 9:25 am #

    I like the creativity!

  9. Mary February 4, 2019 at 9:25 am #

    Your friend is very creative!

  10. Laura February 4, 2019 at 9:32 am #


  11. Crystal Zeiset February 4, 2019 at 9:39 am #

    Very cute!

  12. Lori February 4, 2019 at 9:46 am #

    She’s definitely talented and very creative! I’d love to use them for small gifts!

  13. Sarah Miller February 4, 2019 at 9:46 am #

    Velinda helped me out with my nieces and nephews valentines one year when my niece was in the hospital. They loved it and I’ve never forgotten. Best designer and roomie a person could ask for!

  14. Christina February 4, 2019 at 9:53 am #

    These are so cute!! Definitely going to go browse more:)

  15. Sharon Burkholder February 4, 2019 at 9:57 am #

    Very Creative!

  16. Beth February 4, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    Oh so cute! Definitely something I would use! I’ve never bought from etsy before. Is it complicated to buy from there?

    • Katrina February 4, 2019 at 10:08 am #

      No I didn’t think so. I used PayPal which is super easy but you can use a credit or debit card. Sometimes I feel like it’s hard to find someone’s shop… that’s why I gave you a direct link so you don’t have to search.

  17. Rose February 4, 2019 at 10:05 am #

    What a cool give away. Will be checking out the etsy shop.

  18. Shari Horst February 4, 2019 at 10:06 am #

    So cute!! Thanks for sharing your friend’s shop!

  19. Maria Martin February 4, 2019 at 10:12 am #

    These are cute!

  20. Marissa February 4, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    These ARE really neat and designed well!

  21. Judith February 4, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Love her shop! My kids have so much fun choosing their valentines each year. I’ve also used them for birthday party favors.

    • Katrina February 4, 2019 at 11:22 am #

      That’s a cool idea!

  22. ADiem February 4, 2019 at 10:47 am #

    So cute and fun!

  23. Joyce Yoder February 4, 2019 at 11:09 am #

    Had no clue about these .. thank you for marketing for her ! I’m heading to her shop soo !!

  24. Faith Yoder February 4, 2019 at 11:16 am #

    This would be a great thing to win. 😊

    • Katrina February 4, 2019 at 11:22 am #

      I can imagine who you would give them to!

  25. Jo February 4, 2019 at 11:50 am #

    Very cute!!!

  26. Crystal February 4, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    Wow, that’s really nice!

  27. Jessica Foster February 4, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    How adorable these are! I am a fan! Thanks for sharing Katrina.

  28. Sherri February 4, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

    Love them!! I have three boys and while I love to celebrate things with them, they certainly do not appreciate mushy sentimentality. These are perfect!!

  29. Pam Slabaugh February 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    So creative as always! Good job Velinda?

  30. Ericka Yoder February 4, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

    I love printables, and these are all adorable!

  31. Rachel February 4, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

    Velinda has some neat stuff in her shop😊

  32. Anita February 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

    Love the neat card ideas! Will need to shop on her site! 🙂

  33. Glenda Joseph February 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

    My daughter would love this!❤️❤️❤️

  34. Ellie Miller February 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

    These are beyond cute!😍

  35. Claudia February 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

    Yay for a giveaway that I can enter from across an ocean!

    • Katrina February 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

      Hurray! Maybe I should talk to Velinda about an Arabic edition!

  36. Kelsie Troyer February 4, 2019 at 3:35 pm #


  37. Regina February 4, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

    Nice! I enjoy puns too.

  38. Rachel Peachey February 4, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    Oh, these look so fun! Thanks!

  39. Kerra February 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    Perfect! Maybe if I win this is just the boost I need to do something fun with Mya…and maybe even if I don’t win. Too cute to pass up.

    • Katrina February 4, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

      I could see Mya enjoying a little project like that!

  40. Janeen Troyer February 4, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

    Cute cards.

  41. Karen H. February 4, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

    What creative ideas!

  42. Gina February 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing, I didn’t know about her shop!

  43. Mrs L February 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    So cute and creative! Love it! I love scrapbooking, but I’m pun-less so this is great! Will need to check out her Etsy shop.

  44. Janell Hartman February 4, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

    Wow such great ideas and so cute!!

  45. Joanna Yoder February 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm #

    Love these!

  46. Rebecca Hoover February 4, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

    Beautiful! That a fun give away!

  47. Rhoda Snyder February 4, 2019 at 8:12 pm #

    This looks so cute and fun!

  48. Debra February 4, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

    So fun? The children in my life will love these.

  49. Kayla February 4, 2019 at 9:15 pm #

    I love these creative ideas to make Valentine’s Day fun.

  50. Kyra February 4, 2019 at 9:31 pm #

    Oh wow! I would love to win!

  51. Elaine February 4, 2019 at 10:15 pm #

    Cute ideas!

  52. Gwen February 4, 2019 at 10:25 pm #

    So cute! I’ve got girls that would love these.

  53. Wendy February 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm #

    These look delightful!

  54. melody February 4, 2019 at 10:31 pm #

    What fun gift ideas! My little people at school would love them!

  55. Janien February 4, 2019 at 10:37 pm #

    That looks like alot of fun😊Abbi would love to pass out some fun things at school

  56. Becky Wadel February 4, 2019 at 10:51 pm #

    Very cute cards! I’ll definitely be looking up more! This would be fun to win.