Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Poppy Red Wedding Invitations - NEW!!!

It's been awhile, but I just listed a  new personalized wedding invitation in my Etsy Shop. - Pretty Poppy Wedding Invitations. The set includes a post card reply card along with the invitation panel and coordinating envelope.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEW!! New Year's Eve Invitations - DIY

Now is the time to start planning on ringing in the New Year!! Check out our printable New Year's Eve invitations, brand new in our Etsy Shop

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Printable Holiday Invitation - Cookie Exchange Party

Having a cookie swap? Why not invite the ladies over with this cute holiday invitation you can print at home or take to your local shop for printing? You can find pricing and ordering info HERE in our Etsy Shop.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Color - Nectarine - (Pantone 16-1360)

It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. And gotta share some gorgeous orange wedding inspiration. Pantone's name for this shade of orange is Nectarine. Enjoy & have a wonderful weekend!

Photo Credits: laser cut orange table numbers, orange ring bearer pillow, orange cuff links, orange orchid bout, orange bridesmaid dresses, orange personalized clips (to hang place cards, photos, etc.), orange bridal bouquet, orange wedding cake
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

NEW!! Printable Holiday Photo Cards

Tis the season!! I can't believe it's that time of year again, but I just listed some new printable holiday photo card designs in my Etsy Shop. You can take your finished file to your favorite printer (Target, Walmart, Costco, etc.) or if you like to DIY, print them at home. Click the photos below for more details or to order.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Modern Personalized Recipe Cards

Announcing our new Recipe Cards now for sale in our Etsy Shop. These modern recipe cards are perfect to give as gifts or keep for yourself. For those of you getting a head start on your holiday shopping, personalized recipe cards are great for teacher's gifts, stocking stuffers or bridal shower gifts.

Each card measures 4x6 and is personalized with your name, initial and ink color choices. Visit our Etsy Shop for pricing and ordering information.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Halloween Treat - Free DIY Recipe Cards

Happy Halloween!! I have a treat for my readers today, free DIY recipe cards!

All you have to do download a printable PDF file is click on this link:
Fall 2012 DIY Recipe Card

You can then save it to your computer and print it using your desktop printer onto your favorite card stock. They measure 4x6 when cut. Keep them for yourself or give as a gift!


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Monday, October 29, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Color - Emerald - (Pantone 17-5641)

Emerald green is an inspiring and uplifting color that fosters balance, harmony and growth. From your wedding invitations to your wedding flowers to your bridesmaid dresses, what a perfect color to incorporate into your wedding day.
Photo Credits: Emerald Green Wedding ShoesEmerald BouquetEmerald Paper Heart Garland, Emerald Umbrellas, Personalized Emerald NecklaceEmerald Bridesmaid DressEmerald & White Wedding Cake, Emerald Wedding Invitation

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Deborah & Joseph's Castle Inspired Wedding Invitaitons

Debbie came to me with a unique request for her wedding invitations. She was getting married in a castle. Yes, a real live castle!

Debbie wanted pocket fold invitations with a sketch of the castle incorporated into the design. I sketched the castle and searched through my collection of wedding invitation fonts. I picked two fonts I thought were fitting for the occasion...

and I made sure to sketch and include the detail of one of the castle windows.

I sent them to my printer to for thermographic printing, assembled them, and they turned out gorgeous! I wish you could feel them through the computer!

I also addressed the outer envelopes in-house on my professional ink jet printer.

 Congratulations to both Debbie & Joe!! I hope your day was magical!
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Late Night Wedding Snacks

Who couldn't use a late night snack after dancing the night away at a wedding reception? Here are some of the snacks I'd love to serve if I could do it all over again (with the same great guy of course!)
Photo Credits: Donuts & Chocolate MilkCookies & MilkGirl Scout CookiesBurger SlidersGrilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spring Wedding 2013 Color - Lemon Zest (Pantone 13-0756)

I'm so happy to see Lemon Zest among the color forecast for Spring 2013 Weddings. It is such a happy color that will add a pop of sunshine to any rainy, Spring day.
Photo Credits: Bridesmaid DressCakeBouquetPom PomsLounging BridesmaidsPlace CardsCenterpiece FlowersTable Setting
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Friday, September 28, 2012

NEW in My Etsy Shop - Spiraling Flourish Wedding Invitations

 This pretty and elegant invitation was just listed in my Etsy Shop. I love the postcard reply, it is both trendy and budget friendly.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Color - Dusk Blue (Pantone 16-4120)

Pretty and romantic, dusk blue is one of Pantone's forecasted popular colors for Spring 2013. I especially love it paired with green.
Photo Credits: cakeshoesmodern bouquettable settingmonogrammed cookies, rustic bouquet, wedding programs, bridesmaid dresses

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monica & Stephen's Wedding Invitation

Monica found me through Etsy and was looking to customize my Lacey Flower Wedding Invitation Design for her September 15th wedding.

We worked together choosing wording, fonts, colors and paper. They turned out beautiful!

I also need to give an honorable mention to Mr. Designed By M.E. Stationery...
He helped a lot with production of the invitations, I was beyond swamped that week!!
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Color - Tender Shoots (Pantone 14-0446)

So bright and happy, Pantone's Tender Shoots is one of my favorite shades of green. Here are just a few ways to incorporate it into your big day.

Photo Credits :Groom's tie & boutGreen place settingsGreen shoes, Green guest book, Wedding cake, Bride's bouquet
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jennifer & Neil's Wedding Invitations

This past summer I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and Neil. Pretty and romantic, their wedding invitation was printed on a beautiful cream shimmer card stock. All the enclosures were printed on the same card stock and then tucked into the pocket.
The invitation panel was layered on a patterned card stock backing.
The invitation was wrapped with a pretty patterned belly band and sealed with a monogrammed, layered tag. Just lovely!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Colors

This is an exciting time for stationery designers. Pantone has released their Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report and to me it's like getting a brand new box of crayons. Which colors will I play with first? I'm loving how bright and cheery the colors are. Keep your eyes posted, I'll be doing posts and wedding inspiration boards during the next few weeks featuring some of my favorite color combos.

Do you have a favorite or a combo you'd love to see an inspiration board for? Let me know, comment below!
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

5 Things to Do After You Receive Your Wedding Invitations

Whew! Wedding season is winding down and I'm able to catch my breath again and count my blessing for being so busy. I know a lot of my brides this past season needed some guidance after they received their wedding invitations.


This inspired me, so I made a list of the top 5 things I tell my brides to do after they receive your wedding invitations:

  1. Double check one of the invitations to ensure everything is how it should be. If there is anything that isn't correct, let your stationer know right away.
  2. Are your envelopes already addressed?
    • Yes - Check all the envelopes for errors or typos. If you see anything wrong, tell your stationer right away.
    • No - Decide if you are going to handwrite the addresses, hire a calligrapher, or print the addresses on the envelope using printer at home. Gather those addresses and get busy!
  3. Take one invitation in an envelope to the Post Office you are going to use to mail your invitations. Ask them to please weigh the invitation and quote you postage. Different Post Offices have been known to give different quotes, be sure to take it to the Post Office you will be using.
  4. Purchase postage stamps after you receive the quote.
  5. Once all the envelopes are stuffed and stamped, take them to the Post Office. Hand them to the person working there and ask them to please "Hand Cancel" your invitations for you. If your invitations are "Hand Cancelled" they won't get run through a machine, helping your invitations arrive in pristine condition.
I hope that helps! Questions or comments? Let me know or comment below.


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