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

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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!!!



paper crave + mtbs nautical invite

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what a week! along with the feature on SMP my nautical tying the knot invite was featured in paper crave’s very first newsletter!  if you’re not familiar with paper crave, it is a collection of amazing paper finds all in one fabulous collection curated by kristen at paper crave has a keen eye for the best paper creations around. she pulls them all into one fun-filled blog for your viewing pleasure. and now, she has launched a newsletter! be sure to check out the blog and sign up for the newsletter!


inspired by…

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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!


nautical glam

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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.


coming soon…

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brand new designs to share! a super cool fourth of july inspired invite (think crystals and fireworks!) a stylish nautical invitation with some sparkle, new peacock designs, a passport invitation, a carnival poster invite, a shimmery winter birch bark invitation, coordinating items and more!


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!


tying the knot

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with a wedding in nantucket, this fresh take on nautical style was just what this couple was looking for. the crisp navy and bright green and blue go perfectly with the authentic rope and gromet accents that really pull the look together!

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