Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This time a highly regarded wedding magazine wanted some good ideas for wedding menus. There were 3 categories: Spring Wedding, Metropolitan Evening, and Tropical Destination.
3 out of my 4 designs made it into the voting stages. See what you think, and if you feel like it, go to minted.com and vote!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Print Your Own Letterpress Invitations!
Hollander's enables you to actually learn the charm of letterpress printing of invitations, announcements, custom stationery, and other small printing needs by teaching you how to print your own using our letterpress equipment.
The cost is $115 per plate and includes the plate you will design, choice of ink colors, and all the instruction you need. It does not include stationery which must be purchased from Hollander's. We recommend our Arturo Stationery for printing, but many other papers are available to use.
For more information regarding printing options and scheduling, please contact us.
Image and information from Hollander's site.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Letterpress craftsmen of centuries past used to hide words within a block of text as a challenge to their peers. They called this past time vedere parola.
To celebrate this rich tradition Front Porch Classics has created WordSpot, a timeless game where players try to find hidden words among an arranged board of lettered tiles. The first player to use up all their markers finding words is the winner!
Easy to learn, yet challenging and different every time.
For ages 8 and up.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Well Pantone, I'll be sure to take notice when designing cards and invitations next year! I am LOVING the fuschia red!!
Find out how the color expert at Pantone decides on the trends here.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
It's back to school time around the world and I can tell. Teacher card orders are coming in left and right. Maybe it is early Christmas shopping or maybe it's a little "getting on the teacher's good side". I used to be a teacher, I know how these things work.
Pick up your own teacher cards at my esty shop.
-Gently falling snow (would be nice)
-Black and white and silver
-A mix of French & Irish food
It's always fun meeting with brides and this time won't be an exception. We've been friends for quite a few years and I'm so happy to be helping her with her invitations. Here is a little inspiration board that makes me think of her upcoming wedding day.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Despite its creepiness, I would totally send this out if I were having a Halloween party. It would set the mood for a great party. As a paper person, I always think the invitation to the party should be as thoughtfully arranged as the rest of the party details.
Martha Stewart has made it easy for you. Head on over to her craft store and snatch up some of these for yourself.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Surprisingly to me, a lot of the stars mentioned picked designs from www.tinyprints.com. I guess I figured that the rich and famous would not use the same site that a lot of my own friends use.
I like this one...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This was the actual winner by Oscar + Emma design. Another Columbus designer!! Up next at minted is a wedding menu contest! Yum!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
This is no day to be wandering around outside with a camera but these raindrops were begging me to take their picture. Now, I'll curl up on the couch and finish my book.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
So, here is the story. I've recently started my own stationery and invitation business. Seems like there are a lot of us out there. I left the world of teaching to work from home and help my husband on our house renovation. It's a big leap of faith, but I'm enjoying all of the creative processes.