Valentine’s Day Cards – Smock

I'll be starting my full Valentine's Day card round-ups tomorrow, but I just wanted to let everyone know that tomorrow and Thursday (January 20-21) Smock is donating 100% of the sales from its website (excluding custom printing) to Doctors Without Borders to help support the relief efforts in Haiti.  So if you were thinking about stocking up on birthday cards, thank you cards, wrapping paper, or holiday cards for next Christmas, now's your chance!  I'm also including one of Smock's Valentine's Day designs below, and you can check out the rest here.

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{photo via smock}

The Bride’s Cafe — Ideas for Wedding Stationery

Hi everyone!  Today I'm guest posting over at The Bride's Caf — Janie graciously invited me to stop by, so I'm sharing a few ideas for wedding stationery, from ceremony programs to marriage certificates.  Here's a sneak peek, but you'll need to check out the full post over at the Caf!

Ceremony-program-ideas{top photo by Sarah K. Chen, bottom photo by Simply Bloom via EAD}

Fabric-wedding-invitations-vintage-handkerchief-save-the-date{top photo by Max Wanger via EAD, bottom photo via Bird and Banner}

Paper-rosette-flower-wedding-decorations{top row: sweet paul, emersonmade; bottom row: jen curtis via design sponge, kate headley}

Elizabeth-messina-papercut-ketubah{the most amazing papercut ketubah, photo by elizabeth messina}

Check out the full post — and lots more photos — right here!

{images from their respective sources}

Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress

I’m a huge, huge fan of the lovely letterpress work of Anemone Letterpress, so I was just about jumping up and down when I saw that Anemone Letterpress had released a wedding line!  Carrie from Anemone Letterpress has been gradually sharing each design on her blog, but was kind enough to send over a bunch of photos so that you could see the full line all at once!  So let’s get started…

Anemone-Letterpress-Yellow-Gray-Modern-Wedding-Invitation{modernist}

Anemone-Letterpress-Blue-Brown-Vintage-Recency-Stripe-Wedding-Invitation{regency stripe}

Anemone-Letterpress-Tiffany-Blue-Wedding-Invitation{gifted — doesn’t this design remind you of a Tiffany’s jewelry box?}

Anemone-Letterpress-Red-Green-Garden-Party-Wedding-Invitation{garden party}

Anemone-Letterpress-Mustard-Blue-Swallow-Wedding-Invitation{capistrano}

Anemone-Letterpress-Gray-Green-Sprout-Wedding-Invitation{sprouted}

Anemone-Letterpress-Red-Purple-Marquis-Pattern-Wedding-Invitation{marquis}

Anemone-Letterpress-Bamboo-Wedding-Invitation{bamboo}

I love the range of color and use of pattern throughout the collection — and Carrie is always happy to customize ink colors to match a particular color palette or theme.  Stay tuned to the Anemone Letterpress blog for additional details on the inspiration behind each invitation design, and you can order samples of each invitation from the Anemone Letterpress etsy shop!

{image credits: Anemone Letterpress}

Modern Bat Mitzvah Invitations

As I discovered last year, while helping my sister research invitations for my nephew's Bar Mitzvah, finding fresh and modern invitation designs for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah can be a huge challenge.  Invitation designs are often either a bit too far on the traditional side (ahem, boring) or are so theme-centric that they border on tacky.  So I was totally thrilled to see this fantastic custom Bat Mitzvah invitation by SeeSaw: 

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I love the balance of the modern design elements with the giraffe illustration by Rebeca Raney, which along with the illustrated foliage ties in perfectly to the Bat Mitzvah venue of the American Museum for Natural History without coming across as too childish.  So pretty!

{image credits: Seesaw}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  We're having an unexpected spell of warm(ish) winter weather here in DC, which has me so totally excited for the weekend!  We'll be busy packing, packing, packing – but hopefully we'll manage to spend a bit of time outdoors as well.  I'm also already looking forward to next week, since that's the week of the Altitude Design Summit.  Yay!  I really can't wait.  But in the meantime…

Summer-afternoon 
… a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:

That's about it for me this week!  Next week I'll be starting my Valentine's Day card round-ups before running off to Salt Lake City.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you back here next week!

{image credits: here comes the sun