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!)



^ chocolate, champagne and bronze


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




^ 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!


quick look :: cozy modern letterpress

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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!


a little sneak peek…

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so as i mentioned, i am so excited to finally be working on some super fun new designs for a whole new line of mtbs stationery albums… i have been thinking about it for about a year and a half now, so it’s about time!

each pattern is inspired by a texture, fabric or material, like herringbone or moroccan tile, or a style like nautical, preppy or mod…

here is a sneak peek at just a few of the patterns that i am working on and will be incorporating into my new line. lots more to come! all will be available in several fun color combos and of course will be part of fresh new stationery designs!

interested in wholesale/carrying my new line in your retail shop or online store? just email! :)


tuesday shoesday…whoa

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ok, i saw these on twitter and since i am late to the party for tuesday shoesday, i knew this had to be big… enter  “The Eternal Borgezie Diamond Stiletto” …these sassy numbers are a encrusted in DIAMONDS …whoa.


{ sneak peek } coral + aqua passport invites

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i just LOVE the way these passport invitations turned out! the beachy colors are just perfect for a simple chic destination wedding on grand cayman island. more to come including the aqua blue envelopes with natural custom wrap labels!


pretty as a peacock

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here is a one stop gallery of peacock invites and accessories. more designs coming soon…contact to order or start your own custom design!


shop til you drop!

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meant to be sent peacock shop

my shop has been updated to include more ready-to-order peacock items!

i am in the process of adding more items to my shop and will be updating all of my photos too!  due to the popularity, right now, it is all peacock items, but stop buy often to see all the new ready-to-order items in the shop and new custom designs posted in my blog!

as always, if you have any questions, just ask!
happy shopping!


decadent peacock place card

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one of many coordinating items including menus, programs, table numbers, seating charts and more!

decadent peacock invitation coordinating place card

modern peacock pocketfold

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here is one of my latest peacock creations! a new take on the peacock invite in pocket fold format and fresh modern colors–super chic!


modern peacock pocketfold

peacock pocket fold invitation


DIY peacock invitation kits: order now!

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these kits will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks! click here for more information and to order yours now!!

you can also order the decadent peacock invitation printed but unassembled through the link above! if you would like this invite printed AND assembled, please contact me directly to start the process or order any additional items!

peacock poll results and good news!

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thanks to all of you who took the time to vote! i am super excited to let you know that i will now be offering a DIY decadent peacock invitation kit!

they will be sold in boxes of 25 to accommodate smaller quantities and allow you to order as many boxes as you need. each will contain:

-25 pre cut bronze backing layers
-25 pre cut gold printable layers
-25 peacock blue or natural outer envelopes
-25 pre cut rsvp postcards
-25 pre cut peacock blue ribbons
-25 gorgeous peacock feathers
-instructions for assembly and tips for printing
-one assembled invite to inspire you

they will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks!
click here
to pre-order yours now!!

don’t forget…
as always we will be glad to print, design and assemble these or any other invite for you… but we wanted to do something for all you DIYers out there! enjoy!


a new year…new stuff

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whew. it has been quite a year and it is definitely ending on a busy note! as this one comes to a close, i am super excited for the new year to begin….i have some exciting plans for the blog and main site! so stay tuned for new developments…

a sneak peek: i am planning on incorporating idea and inspiration boards into my blog and site. i just love them! and they are a great way to both inspire and capture ideas.

i sometimes do an idea board for my clients to illustrate a general design direction… here is an example of a very simple one i put together to give an overall feel for an invitation and show the materials to be used…some will be like this, while others will be more a collage of images gathered to capture ideas for a “look” or color scheme to inspire your invitation design…

{ TIP } if you are so inclined to gather your own images, this is also a great way to communicate what you are looking for and the type of event you are planning!

(the one below is more a way for me to quickly show a bride pieces of an invitation design for general direction)

bright purple and green inspiration board

bright purple and green inspiration board


decadent feathers peacock wedding invitation

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NEW! take my quick survey to help me decide which metallic envelope colors to offer…

click here for more information, pricing and to purchase the imprintable DIY peacock kit or the  printed but unassembled version of this invite!





i had a request to put together an invitation ensemble that incorporated a peacock feather motif…the other request was for texture….and what better way to get texture than to use an actual peacock feather! these beautiful, vibrant feathers add such elegance and drama to the shimmering metallic layers. just gorgeous! the main invitation is an extra tall layered panel that requires a special size envelope that is available in a variety of matte colors and can be made in a coordinating metallic stock. the set has a matching metallic response and save the date postcard with a printed peacock graphic accent. any number of items can be added to these and to really deck out your entire event, consider programs and matching reception accessories!


we have envelopments!

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we are an authorized envelopments dealer and offer the entire line of products to mix and match to your heart’s content! contact us to create a one of a kind invitation using these fun papers, patterns and pockets!


shannon fall invitation

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this invitation is a fresh take on fall colors. kiwi and cranberry add a dramatic richness to the season’s palette and set the tone for a unique and gorgeous fall event.

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