DIY Holiday Card Wreath with Go Haus Go!

We teamed up with our blogger babe friend, Emily from Go Haus Go, to bring you a cute holiday DIY! 

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We're so excited to share a fun DIY that we've been working on! So, obviously as part stationery + gift shop we have a real soft spot for cards (+ let's not forget we have our own line of greeting cards!) We love sending them nearly as much as we love receiving them, and we wanted to create a way to show off all the sentiments you receive this year. When brainstorming ideas we had to consult with our friend and local DIY + design blogger, Emily May from Go Haus Go. We've been a fan of hers for awhile, whether it's her ongoing house adventures or her adorable kiddos we knew she'd be able to help us get organized for the holidays!

She came up with this cute holiday card wreath, which functions as both a decoration by itself + a really cute way to display your holiday cards!

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Emily has the full tutorial on her blog but we'll give you a spoiler, it's soooo easy to put together and really fun to customize. We, of course, had to make ours with the Handzy colors and a little yellow ribbon to top. So head on over to Go Haus Go to learn how to make one for yourself!

And remember to #handzymakes if you share any DIY you see on our blog!

Friday Follow Faves: December

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We like to consider Calliope Paperie our soul sister stationery shop, I mean they also have a bright yellow door!! Behind said yellow door is a cute shop filled with delightful products + color + cuteness!  

We love supporting our local girl gang and our IRL friend, Nia of Cypress Beauty Co., has been bringing her small-batch skincare products (all of which use clean, non-toxic ingredients) around the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area through fun + informative pop-ups and workshops! Follow for updates on product info and events!

We're such a fan of Carissa Potter Carlson, the artist behind People I've Loved. Her cards and accessories line features her unique style of type and relatable sentiments that hit close to home. You can always find some of her products in our shop!

Join us every first Friday as we share some of our favorite 'must follow' Instagram idols! Stay tuned—we've got a loooooong list!

2017 Holiday Gift Guides!!


'Tis the season! Our holiday gift guides are here so stop by and pick up the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

We've got the perfect gift for girl bosses! Great for gal pals, moms, sisters, best friends, teachers, your awesome co-worker—basically any of the strong women in your life!


We're proud of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky roots! If you're a native like us then you'll have a real appreciation for our hand picked gifts for locals. And yes, of course some of them are chili themed!


Bookworm unite! If you have a friend....or family member....or even yourself that enjoys nights curling up with a good book we got great gifts that add a little extra cute to your cozy nights!


Cheers to spirited holiday! You bring the booze, we'll supply the very cute accessories!! (And even a mug for the morning after!)


We understand that our pets are our very best friends! While we may not have gifts for your pets we have so many cute things for all the animal lovers out there. 


We value the time and love and dedication it takes to raise a healthy and strong plant baby! We have some very thoughtful gifts for the plant parents in your life!


Remember to stop by on Small Business Saturday—November 25—for fun deals on all of these hand picked products! And there are many more in the shop!!


Gift Wrap Workshop with Yelp Cincy Recap!

We got crafty with Yelp Cincy to help kick off the holidays!



On November 14th, we teamed up with Yelp Cincy to host a gift wrap workshop at our shop in Covington, KY as a part of their Yelp's Cincy Made event series. To say we had a blast would be an understatement! It's such a great feeling to show everyone what we do best—make cute stuff! We were blown away by how creative everyone was.

We wanted to bring everyone a way to add something a little personal and handmade to their holiday gift wrapping. We picked out a color scheme and everyone got to make a hand-stamped gift box with fun shapes + three coordinating gift tags, which were decked out in colorful handmade tassels and pom poms. Every single gift box looked different, everyone had a really neat + creative take on it! 


For more Yelp events, click here.

All photos are courtesy of Evoking Light Photography

Stocked Spotlight: Cactus Club

Handzy Shop + Studio is bursting at the seams with the work of so many independent artists, makers and designers!

THIS ADORABLE PRINT is perfect for plant ladies (and aspiring plant ladies)!! 

THIS ADORABLE PRINT is perfect for plant ladies (and aspiring plant ladies)!! 

MY (CATHERINE) FAVOrite kind of party is a pug party so you can count me in with this adorable print!

MY (CATHERINE) FAVOrite kind of party is a pug party so you can count me in with this adorable print!

Being a platform for other creatives is a huge part of what keeps us coming to work day after day. We love our local community but we also stock products from independent makers across the globe! The products in our shop are carefully selected and everything we carry inspires and motivates us. The "Stocked Spotlight" gives us a chance to highlight all of those people that are a bit too far from Covington to be a 'Maker of the Month' but that we are incredibly proud to stock in our shop!

We're excited to share a brand that we love. Cactus Club is a Los Angeles-based art prints and paper goods company based on the paintings based on the paintings of Melinda Tracy Boyce. Her colorful creations are inspired by nature and created with gouache and ink. All of the paintings are printed professionally on sturdy watercolor paper here in the U.S.

Being a big supporter of local artists and designers ourselves, we at Handzy just love them! They only use the highest quality materials and processes so each piece feels like a work of art.

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THE CUTEST STICKERS EVER! which one is your fave?

THE CUTEST STICKERS EVER! which one is your fave?