Free Valentine’s Day Goodies!

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Dating? Engaged? Married? Have a whole family?  Or maybe you are a little smitten – We have a card for you!  This is a great project to do as a whole family or just for your special someone.  Let them know in your own words why they are so special to you this Valentine’s Day!  If your children are too small to write just ask them and fill it in for them!

What a heartfelt keepsake!  Please be sure to share with us the funny things your kids come up with!  Share your child’s cute responses with us in the comments section <3


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Happy Heart Day!

10 Ways to Tango!

Pantone named Tangerine Tango the color of 2012.

I have to say that one of my absolute favorite parts of my day is playing with colors!  Sitting in front of all of the swatches knowing that there are endless possibilities and combinations is so much fun!

Today we decided to concentrate on Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s color of 2012.  It is a reddish-orange with a lot of punch!  Just look at all of the color combinations we came up with!  I would suggest using Tango as an accent color because it is a very strong color.  You can pair it with neutrals, such a khaki or beige or go with a pop of color and add a yellow or fuschia!

 Let’s Tango…


Tango and Turquoise


Tango and Grey


 We’d love to hear your favorite Tango combination. 

Leave us a comment by clicking the link at the top of this post. 

Happy Tango-ing :)






Meet The Team of 3CC!

But first, a little history…

Olive Branch Papery began in 2007 when its founder, Christine, became a new mommy to her daughter, Olivia, and decided to stay at home.  The journey that began with creating thank you cards and other various stationery has now lead her to creating beautiful papery for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, baby showers…you name it!  As OBP grew, Christine decided she wanted OBP to focus more on creating the custom details that tie a gorgeous wedding together – coordinationg invitations, menu cards, place cards, programs, table numbers, escort cards, bridal shower invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, candy buffet signs, favor tags – the list goes on!

And then came 3CC…

3 Chatty Chicks was founded 1 year ago, as a sister company to OBP, that focuses on parties.  The name was created after Christine’s three very chatty daughters.  From 1st birthday parties to 50th wedding anniversary celebrations, 3CC handles it all!  Creating custom coordinating details is what the team of 3CC does best!  From the clean and classic to the vibrant and modern, 3CC creates beautiful stationery that your guests will chat about!

We are excited to begin this blogging journey with you as we chat about our favorite creations, events, party ideas, other businesses, products, blogs and of course all of the new adventures that OBP and 3CC will be embarking on!

Now to meet the team…

The designers and creators behind 3CC are women with a passion for design and creativity.  They love to create products for their clients that will make the event memorable for all.  Here they are as they share a little bit about themselves…

Christine, Founder of OBP & 3CC

Where do you get your design ideas?

Everywhere! Magazines, websites, blogs, clothing. If you open your eyes you can find inspiration almost anywhere!

What is your dream for your business?

Well, my goal for 2012 is to get us ready for the 2013 Stationery Show. I really would like to exhibit there at least once to see how we like it. After that I will know a lot more about what direction I would like to go in.

What do you do in your free time?

Lol what?! Seriously, Life keeps me busy with my family – 3 girls and my hubby, running Olive Branch Papery and 3 Chatty Chicks and trying my best to keep our house in order. BUT if I did have some free time I would love to read a book. I really miss those days. If I sit down now to read a book I just end up falling asleep!

Why do you love working with your clients?

I love creating that absolutley perfect design for them and just seeing their reaction and knowing we totally captured the feeling of the event and what they had in mind!

What is your favorite website/blog?

PINTEREST! It is crazy addicting though! I really need to set a time limit!

What is your favorite current color trend?

Grey and pale pink (It was also a favorite when I was younger – I remember my favorite outfit – it was a skirt and top with stripes and polka dots – and it was pink and grey!)


Lauren F., Design & Production, 1 year with OBP & 3CC

What are your dreams, professionally?

I want to be creative and be a successful designer and have a good reputation.

How did you know you wanted to be in design?

When I was younger, I always had a pad and pencil with me. I always thought of new things to create. I especially liked to sketch dresses and flower scenes.

If you weren’t designing for 3 Chatty Chicks, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t designing for 3 Chatty Chicks, I would probably be an art teacher for special needs children.

What is your favorite book?

My favorite book is Sunday’s at Tiffany’s by James Patterson. It is a good read and you need an imagination.

What is your favorite current color trend?

I love shades of blues and purples.


Yajaira, Design and Production, 6 months with OBP & 3CC

What are your dreams, professionally?

Professionally,I would love to be known for my creative use of typography and my simplistic designs.

How did you know you wanted to be in design?

I’ve always been a fan of the arts but didn’t know what avenue to take with it. I ended up taking one class in college and fell in absolute LOVE with print design!

What is your favorite season?

Fall because it has such a beautiful warm color palette.

If you weren’t designing for 3 Chatty Chicks, what would you be doing?

Traveling the world with best friend, Liz!

What is your favorite current color trend?

Navy, lime green and grey


Lauren B., Marketing Director and newest member of our team

What is your educational backgound?

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and a Masters of Education degree in Early Childhood Education – both have nothing to do with one another but they’re both areas that I am interested in.  I currently teach pre-kindergarten full-time and I’m excited to now put my marketing degree to use while working with 3CC.

What do you look forward to in your journey at 3CC?

I have been wanting to work with my big sister, Christine, for a long time – since the inception of OBP!  It’s exciting to think that we will be working together from thousands of miles apart!

What inspires you, professionally?

My two and 1/2 year old son, Carter.  All of my life’s decisions are based on what’s best for him and I strive to be an example of an independent and strong woman for him.

What is your favorite movie?

Dirty Dancing, definitely!  “I carried a watermelon?!”

What is your favorite current color trend?

They change with the wind it seems but for now, anything that is paired with greydusty pink, yellow, ivory – the list goes on!


That’s our team!  We are looking forward to working with you and embarking on this blogging journey!  Click on the “subscribe via email” link to the right to sign up for more updates, features, and news!