Pretty Note Cards from Colleen Ellse

I’ve been following the work of Colleen from Craft Lovely for a long time (you might remember her pretty blue business cards from a couple of weeks ago or these awesome save the dates) – I’m a huge fan of her beautiful hand lettering and letterpress work.  Colleen recently launched her brand new portfolio site and online shop, and there are so many cute letterpress goodies!  I’m particularly loving the cute note cards and bibliophile gift sets, complete with bookmarks and book plates!

Colleen Ellse Letterpress Bibliophile Kit 550x366 Pretty Note Cards from Colleen Ellse

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Colleen Ellse Thank You Card 550x366 Pretty Note Cards from Colleen Ellse

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So pretty!  There’s lots more in Colleen’s shop – and for more of Colleen’s custom work, you can check out her portfolio right here.  Congrats Colleen!

Photo Credits: Colleen Ellse

Paper Artwork – 55 Hi’s

I’m always on the hunt for pretty artwork to fill the walls in our apartment.  I recently discovered and am now totally smitten with these beautiful screen prints (and greeting cards!) from 55 Hi’s.  I think they’d be the perfect prints to display in an office, don’t you?

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost 55 His 550x429 Paper Artwork   55 His

Every Path Its Puddles 55 His 550x373 Paper Artwork   55 His

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Vintage Radio Poster 55His 550x366 Paper Artwork   55 His

Check out lots and lots more over at 55 Hi’s right here!

Photo Credits: 55 Hi’s

Wedding Details: Creative Menu Ideas

Today we have more wedding day stationery ideas to share – this time focusing on wedding menus.  Menus are one of my favorite details at a wedding, and I love seeing how the bride and groom choose to give their guests a sneak peek of the meal to come.  Whether you go with a menu at each place setting or as part of the centerpiece, I’ve gathered some of the best ideas to share with you!

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A classic round menu with beautiful calligraphy by Calligraphy Katrina. Photo by Krista Mason via Grey Likes Weddings.

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This modern type menu (left) would be so easy to DIY.  Photo by Andrea Polito Photography via The Knot.  I also love the idea of tying the menu to a coordinated napkin with a piece of twine (with a love knot, of course!) for more a casual wedding (right).  Photo by Erin Hearts Court via The Knot.

DIY Wedding Menu Wheel Wedding Details: Creative Menu Ideas

I think just about everyone around the blogosphere fell in love with Anna Bond’s DIY wedding menu wheel – and for good reason!  Details and instructions on Design Sponge.

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This napkin wrap menu (left) is so creative and modern! Design by Wiley Valentine, photo by Aaron Delesie via Gina DeDominici.  And these tiny art easels are perfect for making your menu part of table’s centerpiece (right). Photo by Poppy Lane via Style Me Pretty.

Western type wedding menu Wedding Details: Creative Menu Ideas

Having a western themed affair?  Carry it throughout all of your wedding stationery for a cohesive look.  Designed by Things Are Better with a Parrot.

Hand-illustrated menus have become really popular and they I think they add a great personal touch.  Check out these examples:

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Stationery by Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop and photo by Aaron Delesie, via MS Weddings (Left).  Notebook sketch menu designed by the groom, Erik Marinovich, and photo by Thayer Photo, via MS Weddings (Right).

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Artwork by Erin Jang via her blog, The Indigo Bunting.

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Another beautiful custom menu by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.  Photo by Weddings by Two via Style Me Pretty.

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These two ideas are genius!  An “interactive” menu photographed by Jennifer Roper via The Knot (left); and a menu that doubles as a favor bag designed by Good On Paper Design, photographed by Janae Shields, via Snippet and Ink (right).

Letterpress Wedding Menu Wedding Details: Creative Menu Ideas

Smock has some beautiful letterpress printed menus; this is the Engadine design with one of my favorite color combinations.

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I’m in love with both of these rustic menu designs!  Cutting board centerpiece menu designed by Blue Pool Road and photographed by Bonnie Tsang via Snippet and Ink.  Wood menu created by Melangerie and photographed by Docuvitae via Style Me Pretty.


And while they’re not completely paper-related, how could I leave out chalkboard menus?  Here are two examples of how they can be done in a creative and stylish way.

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Colorful chalkboard menu (left)photographed by Kamp Photography via Green Wedding Shoes.  Sundae chalkboard menu (right) features calligraphy by Love, Jenna, photographed by Scott Clark via 100 Layer Cake.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of creative and stylish wedding menu designs, and if you missed our earlier round-ups of wedding escort and place card ideas you can find them here and here.  I hope this serves as some inspiration for you as your plan your big day!

{images via their respective sources}

*Smock is a spon­sor of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper.  For more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

Red, White + Kraft Bridal Shower Invitations

These bridal shower invitations from Sally at la Happy are so pretty they just make me smile.  Sally used the Rainy Day rubber stamp kit from Yellow Owl Workshop to create the umbrella illustration on chipboard on the outside of the invitation, and then hand lettered the bride’s name on in white ink on each invitation before securing the invitation details on the inside using washi tape.  So cute!  I’m also seriously loving the white calligraphy on those bright red envelopes – such a great combination!

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Bridal Shower Invitations Kraft Paper White Calligraphy 550x412 Red, White + Kraft Bridal Shower Invitations

Bridal Shower Invitations Kraft Paper White Calligraphy Umbrella 550x412 Red, White + Kraft Bridal Shower Invitations

Bridal Shower Invitations Kraft Paper Washi Tape 550x412 Red, White + Kraft Bridal Shower Invitations

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Gorgeous!  Thank you so much Sally!  You can also check out more of the awesome stamp kits from Yellow Owl Workshop right here.

Photo Credits: la HAPPY

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #9

I’m in the mood for some pretty business cards today, so I thought I’d pull together a few of my favorite cards from the last couple of weeks for you!  Today I seem to be drawn to crisp black and white with some bright pops of color – and, really, how could you possibly go wrong with that combination?

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September Industry

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Milk Inc.

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Mode Design with printing by The Mandate Press via FPO

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Evan Huwa

QR Code Business Card 550x365 Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #9

Meadowlark Creative

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Halftone Def via FPO

Yellow White Letterpress Business Card 550x412 Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #9

Dolce Press

Floral Backing Business Cards Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #9

Interabang via Design Work Life

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Angela Liguori

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Build Design via Lovely Stationery

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Analogue via Lovely Stationery

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Akimbo

For more business card inspiration, check out some of my previous posts right here.  And as always, if you’d like to sub­mit your own busi­ness cards, you can e-mail me right here!

{images via their respec­tive sources}