06/30/2013

the big ta-do™

Posted in meant to be sent, NSS national stationery show, wholesale tagged , , , , , , at 6:08 pm by meant to be sent

thebigtado

oh, hello! just another quick post to introduce one of my fave new products that launched at nss last month…

leading up to nss i was virtually swimming around in endless to-do lists. i’m not the most structured person on the planet, but i still think it can be super overwhelming if there’s no structure and just epic lists everywhere.

that’s where this shiny new product comes in…

enter: the big ta-do™! it’s an oversized list pad with 52 sheets, one for each (work) week of the year, sectioned into manageable mini-lists. the end result might still be a long list, but filling out action items for each day makes it all seem a bit more doable. and, each day is perforated so you can tear off that mini list to keep handy on the go, or keep it all together for an overview of your work-week! (better pics coming soon… above: an iphone snap at nss)

and, there’s nothing better than a superluxe notepad sitting on your desk to inspire you to get ‘er done. so we made big ta-do™  kind of a big deal :) with 52,  7 x 14″ perforated cover weight pages wrapped in one of four fun colors (aqua, raspberry, papaya or lime juice) and finished with shiny gold edges. *swoooooooon*

these lovelies will be available in tons of new stores around the country in just a couple weeks and in the shiny new mtbs shop when that’s done, too!

let me know if you are interested in pre-ordering to get your hands on one hot off the press or if you have a retail store and are interested in carrying these in your shop!

xo
robyn

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01/16/2013

bachelor pad wedding :: holly durst + blake julian

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , at 9:58 pm by meant to be sent

happy wednesday! i’m sooo behind on posting custom orders so thought i’d finally get back to it!

first up, the wedding suite from holly durst and blake jullian’s wedding! this was my second bachelor wedding and i SOMEHOW have not gotten around to posting it! oops! hopefully worth the wait though?

here are the awesome pics by callaway gable!! tons of not as awesome iphone behind the scenes snaps below the good ones! :)

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i had such a great time coming up with the design for these and working with holly and her wedding planner lindsay from toast events on these pretties. two super fun girls for sure!

the look was a very simple, classic design yet it packed a lot of punch with tons of little-yet-over-the-top details — if you know about printing and stationery, you’ll understand what all went into this one, despite it’s super simple look…

we of course started with the save the dates, for which holly loved the idea of a photo book with black and white photography! so we went with that for the color scheme and added small touches of  soft pink and gold for some added sparkle!

the save the dates were a custom french fold photobook with a peek of super soft pink between the pages, with a custom, hand-folded spine (to hide the holes) that the black organdy ribbon was woven thru. the inside front cover held all the save the date details, while the back inside cover had travel info, all printed in gold metallic ink on shimmery linen stock. the inside photo pages were printed on soft lettra cotton stock and were mailed in a matching envelope with gold metallic liner. i just LOVED the mix of all the textures!

all the images below are just quick snaps of the behind the scenes action…real shots (aka awesome photography by callaway gable) of the finished designs are above!

the first set of pictures are of the save the dates, then the invites and some of the day-of accessories follow.

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next up, the invitations…these were really fab :)

as the wedding planning got into full swing, the look evolved into a very soft, super-elegant, yet simple almost white on white look but still with a touch of gold for the glam factor of course! the look was modern, glam, yet classic with a touch of traditional.

holly loved the idea of a diecut shape for the main invite and i had a perfect, classic yet modern shape in mind — a gatefold that folded into a curvy frame shape. holly also loved the idea of a pattern, but it needed to be subtle. so i created one that mimicked the shape of the invitation frame and we blind letterpressed that onto the sides of the gate, and on the front and back.

when opened all the invitation details were revealed, letterpressed in gold metallic ink on cotton 2-ply board to allow for the blind impression on both sides…which also made for the perfect thickness for the shiny gold edge-painting (swoooon) that was the finishing touch on this piece. the insert cards were flat printed in gold on cotton stock and the whole suite was double wrapped with white, gold-trimmed organdy ribbon and slid into a white envelope lined with gold metallic paper. TONS of texture again! love!

again, just iphone snaps of the assembly below. real pics all the way down :)

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then came the day-of accessories…

these fell right in line with the look of the invites and included lucite (!) escort cards and table numbers, cut into the frame shape of the invitation and etched with table numbers and guest names (talk about glam!), programs that mimicked the look of the save the dates but with a simpler binding technique and the white-with-gold-trim ribbon, and welcome notes and menus for each guest, all flat printed in gold on cotton stock.

below are some assembly snaps of the programs.

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