11/11/2010

new work + some old faves

Posted in gallery, invitations, meant to be sent, wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:03 am by meant to be sent

this is a long one but its all. pictures. enjoy the fun eye candy!

• • • • • • • • • • • • vintage letterpress accordion fold • • • • • • • • • • • •
photos by melissa hayes

 

• • • • • • • • • • • • nautical tying the knot gate fold • • • • • • • • • • • •
photos by melissa hayes

 

• • •  signs, note cards, menus + coasters for lovely bakery shoot  • • •
photos by melissa hayes


• • • • • • • • carnival theme invites + accessories • • • • • • • •
as seen on style me pretty photos by nicole ladonne


 

• • • peacock, nautical, glam, boxed, birch bark + real sand invites  • • •
photos by melany hallgren

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08/18/2010

a peek behind the scenes :: a few invites in the making

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:44 pm by meant to be sent

i don’t know why but one of my favorite things to do while i am assembling a big order of invites is to snap a couple of pictures of the progress and of course the big ol’ stack of them when they are done…{ and they are usually taken with my iphone, so you’ll have to excuse any quality issues! :) } here are some recent behind the scenes shots and a warning that you may see a little messiness, but its all a part of the creative process :)

fall leaves boxed invitations i just LOVED how detailed these were….let me tell you those details made for quite the assembly line! the design included a three layer metallic invitation panel in copper, red and gold printed with full color leaves and brown thermography which was set on a bed of real fall leaves! the two layer rsvp card was also done in brown thermography and included a red return envelope with the address printed in flat gold metallic ink. there was also a folded reception card with illustrated maps to the reception and ceremony hidden inside. these were all wrapped with moss green ribbon and attached to the lid of the boxes, which were then secured with a copper band and coordinating address label.

fall leaves boxed invitation

next up…
tying the knot invitation this is a new version of an old favorite (and there are more of these to come too!)… this one incorporates the same navy blue gatefold with grommets and rope accent, but brightened up the inside with crisp white and a gold accent layer as well as two layered inserts and a super fun navy and white striped envelope liner.

another new design, which i can’t WAIT to post more on { not too much here, but just a little taste } are these new nautical inspired designs for a northern michigan lakeside wedding. i LOVE the navy blue / kelly green mix and the use of bakers twine for a touch of whimsy which is carried throughout the design with the use of diagonal stripes in the custom envelope liners and wrap labels. and to accent the typographical design, i used fun nautical graphics throughout the invite and insert cards. so fun! stay tuned for more on these!

stay tuned…lots, lots more coming soon!!!

07/28/2010

update :: mtbs on papercrave!

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:48 pm by meant to be sent

i was so excited to be featured in the brand new paper crave newsletter and then last week on the site! if you missed it, take a look! there is a brand new accordion-fold letterpress design along with some classic favorites :: the decadent feathers peacock invitation and nautical tying the knot invite. thanks again, kristen!

meant to be sent feature on papercrave.com nautical invitation peacock invitation letterpress invitation

05/18/2010

tuesdayshoesday!

Posted in tuesday shoesday, wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:45 pm by meant to be sent

its time for my latest pick! for your tuesdayshoesday viewing pleasure, i have selected this nautical number from dune (a tuesdayshoesday fave of mine!) i just love the stripes and crisp colors. now if i could only find some paper like this— it would be just perfect for a version of the tying the knot invite i am working on! ooo and goes with the nautical glam design as well!

and a little extra shoe love inspired by my recent jaunt to new york for the national stationery show…FLATS (for ALL THAT WALKING!) in the same fresh nautical look by dune .

don’t forget to follow gwyneth paigelandlocked bridelife in the super burbssimply & forever and swatchbook weddings for more fabulous tuesdayshoesday finds!!

04/26/2010

inspired by…

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:08 am by meant to be sent

i am going to (attempt to) do a weekly post about what inspires me and my designs at that moment…it could be anything from paper, to printing, to clothes to home goods.

speaking of home goods, this inaugural “inspired by”  items were captured while on a recent stop at…you guessed it, home goods! i just love that store and all of the random goodness that i find with each visit. this time, i was feeling quite beachy (as i usually am!) and had found so many cool things that totally inspired me and some designs i am working on, that i just had to capture them. i am LOVING the mixed texture of the rope and canvas with the smooth, shiny grommets… and the colors are fabulous! check ’em out and keep your eyes peeled for some fun beachy + nautical invitation designs to come!

oh! and all of these fun, summery items can be found at your local home goods store!

03/30/2010

tuesdayshoesday!

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:51 am by meant to be sent

i can’t imagine what is better than chocolate + shoes…so you can imagine my excitement when i stumbled on these CHOCOLATE SHOES!

you can pick up these fabulous treats at gayle’s chocolates.

and for some fabulous real shoes…check out these nautical lovelies from dune (my new fave find…you will be sure to see more #tuesdayshoesday posts starring these guys!)

{ BONUS } these go perfectly with my tying the knot nautical invitation!

for more fabulous tuesdayshoesday finds, check out gwyneth paigelandlocked bridelife in the super burbssimply & forever and swatchbook weddings. enjoy!

12/02/2009

nautical glam

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:30 am by meant to be sent

this chic design takes nautical to a whole new level! with shimmery paper, patterns, texture, luxe satin ribbon, and a crystal anchor your guests are sure to know they are in for a stylish party with a touch of glam. just perfect for a fabulously chic seaside or nautical wedding.

07/04/2009

nautical elegance

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:41 pm by meant to be sent

a new color scheme for the tying the knot invitation! this one uses a combination of soft and bold purples…a new, elegant take on casual nautical style.

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nautical invitation


03/11/2009

starfish boxed invite!

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this inivte is sure to remind guests of the feeling of sand between their toes and the crash of ocean waves! it is made with metallic cream and palm pattern paper with a starfish accent that doubles as a magnet that is finished with natural raffia ribbon. (also available without magnet) the inserts (rsvp postcard and events card) are secured to the lid of the box with a vellum band, and the layered invite is set on a bed of raffia and all is in a matte chocolate box that is finished with a custom label that seals the box so that it can be dropped right in the mail!

02/23/2009

beachy keen invite!

Posted in custom invitations tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:54 pm by meant to be sent

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!

Posted in custom invitations tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:54 am by meant to be sent

 

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!

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