01/03/2014

quick look :: country chic

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^ awesome photo by callaway gable

doing some quick looks at some of my favorite designs and new items…

another one of my absolute favorite designs was originally designed for deanna pappas and stephen stagliano’s country chic wedding. since then, i’ve done versions of this invite for other brides, customizing with their colors. i even did one on wood paper in place of real wood to stay on budget. so many options!

the original (above) was in gorgeous fall colors of burnt orange, copper and chocolate…it’s screenprinted on real wood, wrapped with silk dupioni ribbon and finished with intertwined wood horseshoes.

here are a few that i’ve done in varying colors…it’s so fun how just the ribbon color can change the feel of the design! (excuse the behind the scenes iphone snaps!)

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^ chocolate, champagne and bronze

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^ fuchsia, bronze and chocolate (on wood paper with bronze backing)

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^ rose, champagne, chocolate and ivory (back side holds all the enclosures!)

you can see more images of deanna and stephen’s wedding here and here along with all the country chic paper (and wood!) goodness! so perfect for a southern-country-barn-ranch-farm-chic wedding :) if you’re interested in working together on your own custom design just contact me using the form below!

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quick look :: cozy modern letterpress

Posted in custom invitations, wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , at 8:50 pm by meant to be sent

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i’ve been doing some organizing and found some of my favorite designs along the way…so i thought it’d be fun to share some quick snaps (forgive the not so great iphone snaps!) to kick off wedding season and provide some inspiration for all the new brides-to-be out there! big congrats if you’re one of them!!

with all this cold weather we’re getting, this first one seems appropriate! a cozy modern, wintery letterpress design with bright punches of neon green and navy blue. and, in case the main design being letterpressed isn’t enough texture for ya, we went a step further and did a blind woodgrain/bark pattern for some added detail and an all-over texture to this simple design. the woodgrain being white on white seemed perfect for winter and a little modern touch. and the double thick cotton stock was super dreamy.

there were also details cards, a custom map and a fun rsvp postcard, so to keep things on budget, we flat printed the remaining pieces. we then tied them all together with navy and white bakers twine and it all slipped into a shimmery navy envelope finished with a custom wrap label.

a superfun detail: the pattern on the label and some of the other pieces was custom-designed to coordinate with the brides dress! i just love little surprise details like that!

you can see more images of the wedding and stationery here! if you’re interested in working together on your own custom design just contact me using the form below!

10/15/2013

custom couture // seaside simplicity

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hi there. i’m epically behind on blogging and sharing what’s new in general. so, this week, i’ll be catching up and sharing lots of newness from oh the last year or two :)

to kick it off, let’s start back at the beginning of the year….

i’ve been so excited to share a new custom design done in collaboration with my super-talented pal robyn at designs by robyn love calligraphy.

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calligraphy by designs by robyn love.

the wedding took place in key west and the bride was looking for a super simple yet elegant sea-inspired design…and watercolor was a must. i’ve sooo been missing painting and drawing so i was super excited to take this on. especially since i was working on these in january and loved looking at pics of the sea for inspiration!

i created the design and robyn helped with watercolor calligraphy accents. LOVE! we went around a few times on the calligraphy font and getting the colors juuussst right and eventually landed on what you see here. i just LOVE the way it turned out.

there were tons of pieces for this event…we started with the invitation — a simple, typographical design that had an subtle ombre look, capturing shades of blue found within the sea.

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the enclosure cards followed the same simple look and the envelopes were lined with watercolor striped liners, which i so loved hand-painting then editing to strategically give them refined, straight edges for a more modern look, while the inside of the stripes remained a fabulous watercolor texture.

the look carried through the day-of accessories which included table cards and signs, place cards, menus, thank you and welcome notes, all flat-printed on luxe cotton stock. we even doubled up the stock on some pieces to get an uber luxe double-thick feel. swoon.

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we’d love to work together to create a custom couture design for you, too! drop us a line and let’s get started!

 

07/17/2011

vintage travel inspired passport invites

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with a wedding in playa del carmen mexico, this couple opted for a neutral color scheme for their entire wedding to allow the gorgeous colors of the tropical landscape to add color at their wedding. they also wanted a vintage feel, so the more subdued palette worked perfectly.

an antique map of mexico was a must as were the custom passport stamps… i just love how printing on sand-colored metallic paper adds an aged, yet refined look. and to carry the look thru the inside of the passport, the interior pages have a subtle pattern as nod to vintage mexican tiles.

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06/12/2010

debut :: new peacock accessories

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check out these fab new peacock feather programs and some great shots of my peacock escort cards…the new program style mimics the style of the decadent peacock feather invitation with its tall format and shimmery gold color and teal ribbon accent.

thanks so much to anna for sharing her gorgeous wedding phots with me and to Ari Rosenthal Photography for their gorgeous work!

Photos By: Ari Rosenthal Photography: Tia

03/27/2010

calligraphy contest!

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calligraphy adds such whimsical elegance to any stationery and, thanks to jennifer’s new calligraphy contest, it’s affordable too!

even if you are not quite ready to get started, be sure to check out all of the details here for a chance to win this gorgeous prize :)

03/12/2009

silk invitations!

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boxes, folders, pouches and panels. we have all sorts of silk invitations for your super luxe events!

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this invite is sure to let your guests know they are in for a luxe and elegant winter event! your invitation is presented in a faux silk folder with a satin ribbon and crystal buckle. inside, a three layer invitation panel invites your guests and a folded card holds the details of the event and an rsvp card that tears off and slips into the reply envelope.

02/23/2009

beachy keen invite!

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here it is! this super fun, modern invite incorporated a bubble theme and an super unique monogram seal made using real sand! these are so neat…like your initials written in the sand! the seal secured a textured metallic pocket fold with a the layered invite and two stepped inserts. one informed guests of the various events throughout the weekend and the other was a postcard rsvp. a custom designed monogram postage stamp and envelope design finished it off. stay tuned for more coordinating items…a seating chart…table numbers…program fans and menus!

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02/18/2009

beachy keen!

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monogram sand seal using real sand!

monogram sand seal using real sand!

the ensemble is not quite done but i just had to post these super fun monogram seals made with real sand! a super unique way to bring the beach to your guests and set the tone for an amazing destination or beach inspired wedding! more to come!

12/21/2008

new designs coming soon!

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we have some amazing new stuff coming soon! including invites that incorporate sand, a starfish, crystal fireworks (for the fourth of july wedding), gorgeous boxed invitations, a birch tree themed design and more! check back often!

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