Category — packaging

NEW – Tag + Twine Kits In The Shop 0

September 16, 2014

Lovely Tag + Twine Kits for all your packaging needs. Just get some of our cute bags and you will be good to go. Seven adorable designs to choose from. Save about 25% by purchasing this boxed set versus purchasing products separately. Only $25.

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San Diego Exquisite Weddings Magazine 0

September 30, 2013

The fall issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine a publication of San Diego Magazine will make anyone want to get married in San Diego.  Food, cocktails, locations, decor, you name it, they got your covered.  And I’m super excited to have my cute jar w/ the bronze lid and flower straw on the “Fabulous Favors” page with some of my favorite locals @eclipsechocolate @donutbar.  Magazine will be on the newsstands today.  Check us out on page #38.  xoxo, Ana

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Urban Craft Camp is Here! 1

August 21, 2013


A few months ago Jen of My Three Sons and I held a fun “String Art” workshop at her lovely home in South Park, San Diego.  It was so successful and fun that we’ve decided to continue the concept of making and mingling.  After a lot of brainstorming we are excited to introduce you to “Urban Craft Camp” – creative craft workshops to inspire the maker in all of us.  Our next class will be held at Progress, a modern boutique shop in South Park, San Diego and we’d love if you could join us for a great morning of crafting, mingling, and treats.  We’ll show you how to create a one-of-a-kind tote bag incorporating hand printing, embroidery and other surface design techniques.  Come Make + Mingle with us!  Space is very limited so please go here to reserve your spot.

If you are interested in becoming involved and promoting your business please contact us at  We are always looking for creative minds to partner with.

Logo and flyer were designed by talented Marcie of Red Star Ink in case anyone is wondering :)

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Bunny Love 1

March 27, 2013

So while I wait for this sweet baby girl to arrive I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning, organizing, nesting and thinking.  Part of my new year’s resolution is to post on the blog more often, but things get busy and I sadly don’t post as often as I would like to.  However, last week I created these cute easter projects with my son Ian and I thought it would be a shame not to share them with you guys.  They are super easy to make and I bet you already have most of these supplies at home.  Well, I hope you enjoy it.

For the bunny boxes:  You’ll need is a gift box, felt, wiggly eyes, hot glue, pompom and a pen.  Fill them with your favorites easter eggs and voilà!  super easy, right?  I sell these cute boxes in my shop if you ever need them.

For the bunny cans:  You’ll need an empty tin can, fabric or paper to cover it, felt, wiggly eyes, hot glue and pompom.  I used mod podge to glue and seal both fabric and paper to the can.  Super easy! your kids will love making them :)

Happy Easter everyone!!!  I hope my baby bunny arrives by this Sunday.  I’m officially 40 weeks pregnant today and I can’t wait to meet her.  xoxo, ana

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West Elm San Diego Gift Giving + Wrapping Event 20

December 5, 2012


I’m so excited to host another event at the West Elm San Diego store (here’s the event post lovely Jessica Packard from Oh i Design who hosted the last event with me put together) and I’m hoping some of you will join us tomorrow, Thursday, December 6th at 6PM.  This time my friend Bonnie from the lovely blog A Golden Afternoon will be joining me and we’ll be showing you how to create pretty and unique little packages this holiday season.   Some awesome DIY gift wrapping ideas that will add that special sparkle and handmade touch to all your holiday gift wrapping.  We’ll also show you how to make your own gift tags, wrapping paper, and lots of other creative ways to customize your holiday gift wrapping.  You can RSVP for the San Diego event here or here OR you can call the store at 619-543-0117.  There will be shopping, mingling, treats and lots of wrapping.  Cheers!  Ana


Estou super animada em liderar outro evento da loja West Elm de San Diego nessa quinta-feira, dia 06 de Dezembro às 6 da tarde (Aqui esta o blog post do evento anterior que a Jessica Packard do blog Oh i Design criou).  Dessa vez minha amiga Bonnie do blog A Golden Afternoon será minha convidada e nós vamos mostrar algumas ideias e sugestões criativas de como embalar os seus presentes nesse Natal sem gastar muito dinheiro.  Embalagens DIY – Do It Yourself (do inglês faça você mesmo) que podem ser feitas com artigos que temos em casa.  Você pode RSVP para o evento aqui ou aqui.  Teremos aperitivos, boa companhia e prêmios super legais. Beijos! Ana

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We Love Citrus Monthly Craft Packages/Giveaway 177

May 9, 2012


UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, comment #34, Ash! Thank you to everyone who participated!  The winner was chosen using  Comment #160 has a screen shot of result :-)

Hey guys I’m so happy to introduce this new idea/product to everyone.  I’ve been thinking & planning it for a while now but I finally had the time and bandwidth to pursue it.

Well, welcome to our “MONTHLY CRAFT PACKAGE” club.  If you like snail mail, surprises and crafting you will fall in love with it.  Basically this is how it works.  Every month you will receive a package in the mail with lovely supplies to make a project.  It could be party supplies to make something special for your next event, packaging supplies to wrap a special gift for someone, craft supplies to make something for you, for your home or for someone special, or a collection of cute products from our shop for you to enjoy and/or gift.  We’ll provide you with the materials and the instructions to create a fun project, so all you have to do is gather your favorite friends and get crafting.  You could even plan a monthly craft party night where everyone could bring their packages and create their projects together.  Wouldn’t that be fun, like celebrating your b-day each month?  If you like my shop, then I promise you will love everything you will receive :-)

These monthly craft packages are restricted to a limited number of subscribers, so if interested please reserve your spot soon before they’re gone!  The first monthly package will be mailed on May 20th.


Package includes:

– 3-month subscription including shipping anywhere USA & Canada.  (If you are outside USA or Canada, please contact me and I can send you an invoice for extra shipping)
– Ship date: On the 20th of May, June & July of 2012

We would love to see your creation, so we’ll create a Flickr group where you can upload your project and show it off to everyone.

Wouldn’t this make a perfect Mother’s Day gift? Lots of fun crafts for her to do during summer time :-)

AND we are also going to be GIVING AWAY one subscription to a very luck winner. Here is how to enter:

Each person can leave up to 4 comments. The more comments you leave, the more your chance of winning will increase! One comment per task completed please.  All entries will be verified.


Main Entry:

1. Blog or post on your facebook about this giveaway and come back and leave a comment saying you did so.  Please be sure to tag we love citrus in your status (use @citrus to tag).

Additional Entries (optional)

2. Head over to our shop and look at our fun items.  Then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling us which items are your favorites!

3. Follow we love citrus on twitter and come back and leave a comment saying you did so.

3. Subscribe to we love citrus blog via email and come back and leave a comment saying you did so.

We love citrus can also be found on facebook which is a great way to stay connected and up to date on blog and shop news.


GOOD LUCK! Giveaway ends Tuesday, May 15th.  Winner will be announced on this blog post.

If you buy a subscription to our Monthly Craft Package and happen to win this giveaway, I will either give you a $49 gift certificate to our shop or reimburse your payment, whichever you prefer.

This giveaway is open to everyone, however if you live outside USA or Canada I will need to charge you for some extra shipping.

A 3-month subscription to our monthly craft package can be purchased right here.

Share the love and please email me should you have any questions.  xoxo, ana


Ola pessoal,

Estou super animada para compartilhar essa nova idéia/produto com todos vocês.  Estou planejando ja faz um tempo, mas só agora tive tempo e oportunidade de prosseguir.

Bom, sejam bem-vindos ao clube do “PACOTE DE ARTESANATO MENSAL“.  Se voce gosta de receber encomendas pelo correio, surpresas e artesanato voce vai amar essa idéia.  Funciona dessa forma: Todo mês voce recebe um pacote pelo correio com artigos para fazer um projeto artesanal. Os artigos poderão ser artigos para você criar decoração para sua próxima festa, ou artigos de embalagem para embalar um presente especial, ou artigos de artesanato para você fazer algo para você, sua casa ou para um amigo.  Ou pode ser uma coleção de produtos da nossa loja virtual para você ou para dar de presente.  Nós ofereceremos os materiais e as instrucões para voce criar um projeto bem legal, você só tem que convidar suas amigas(os) e liberar sua criatividade.  Você até pode organizar uma noite bem legal onde todas amigas(os)s criaríam seus projetos juntas(os), nao seria bem legal? E como celebrar uma festa de aniversario todo mês?  E se você gosta dos nossos produtos prometo que vai gostar de tudo que vai receber :-)

Esses pacotes são limitados a um certo número de assinantes, então se estiver interessada(o) por favor compre o seu pacote o quanto antes possivel.  O primeiro pacote será enviado no dia 20 de maio.


Pacote inclui:

– Uma assinatura de 3 meses com frete incluido para os EUA e Canada.  (Se voce mora em outro país, por favor entrar em contato e eu posso enviar uma fatura de pagamento extra referente ao custo do frete.)

– Pacotes serão enviados nos dias 20 de maio, junho & julho de 2012.

Nos gostaríamos de ver sua criação, então nós criaremos um grupo no Flickr onde voce poderá adicionar seu projetos e mostrar para todo mundo :-)

Esse não seria um presente perfeito para o dia das Mães?  Bastante artesanato legal para ela fazer nos próximos 3 meses.

Nos também vamos SORTEAR uma assinatura para o nosso pacote de artesanato mensal.  Veja como concorrer:

Cada pessoa pode deixar ate 4 comentários.  Quanto mais comentários voce deixar, maior a sua chance de ganhar!  Por favor um comentário separado para cada entrada.  Todas as entradas serão verificadas.



1. Crie um post no seu blog ou poste na sua pagina do facebook sobre esse sorteio e volte aqui nesse post e deixe um comentário confirmando que blogou e/ou postou.

Entradas adicionais (opcionais)

2. Visit nossa loja virtual e volte aqui e deixe um comentário nesse post nos dizendo quais são os seus produtos favoritos.

3. Curta we love citrus no twitter  e volte aqui e deixe um comentário nesse post.

4. Cadastre-se no nosso blog por email e volte aqui e deixe um comentário nesse post.

Voce também pode curtir we love citrus no facebook, uma ótima maneira de ficar sabendo das novidades do blog e da loja virtual.


BOA SORTE!  Esse sorteio terminará na terca-feira, dia 15 de março.  Vencedor do sorteio será anunciado nesse post.

Se voce comprar uma assinatura para o nosso pacote mensal de artesanato, e for o vencedor desse sorteio, eu posso lhe dar um crédito de $49 para a nossa loja virtual ou posso reembolsar seu pagamento, o que preferir.

Esse sorteio é aberto a todos, porém se voce mora fora dos EUA ou Canada eu terei que cobrar uma taxa extra por frete.

Uma assinatura de 3 meses para o nosso pacote de artesanato mensal pode ser comprado aqui.

Por favor me passe um email  se tiver alguma dúvida.  Beijos, ana

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“Creative Packaging” Workshop Sneak Peek 6

July 6, 2011

                                                               photo by Ana Spick

                                                                  photo by Ana Spick


Hi lovelies,

As some of you might already know I’m teaching a few “creative packaging” classes around San Diego this summer (please check out our event page for further details).  You will learn how to create pretty and unique little packages and party favors using recycled materials and craft scraps.  How fun is that?  So what are you waiting for?  Reserve your spot and come have fun with us.  xo, ana


Oi lovelies,

Voces ja devem estar sabendo que estou ensinando algumas classes de “embalagens criativas” nesse verão aqui em San Diego (por favor chequem a pagina de eventos do nosso blog para maiores informações).  Voces vao aprender a criar lindas e únicas embalagens para os seus presentes e lembrancinhas de festas usando materiais recicláveis e scraps de artesanato.  Nao é legal?  Corra, reserve a sua vaga e venha se divertir conosco.  xo, ana


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Last Day of School – S’mores Kits 1

June 16, 2011


I put together a few of these S’mores kits for Ian to give to his teachers at his last day of school.  Just adorable, right?  I wish I could take credit for this fun idea but I actually spotted this here.  I just modified a bit by making the kits family size (4 S’mores in each kit) so his dear teachers could enjoy with their families :-)


Eu preparei alguns kits de S’mores como esse na foto acima para o Ian dar para as professoras dele no ultimo dia de escola. Não e uma graça?  Infelizmente essa ideia brilhante não foi minha, eu achei aqui.  So modifiquei o tamanho dos kits (4 S’mores em cada kit) para as que professoras dele pudessem disfrutar com as suas familias :-)

S’mores:  uma “sobremesa”, normalmente é feita a noite, quando sentamos ao redor de uma fogueira durante as féria de verão.  Bem tradicional em acampamentos americanos e além de ser uma delícia, a maneira de preparar é muito divertida.  Apreenda come fazer S’mores aqui.


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