Inspired By: Textile Patterns

Ikat and southwestern patterns have been everywhere in fashion and interior decor for the last couple years; my pinterest boards are full of living and dining rooms with these gorgeous pattern textiles.  It’s so nice to see some of these beautiful patterns make their way into stationery design – from sophisticated ikat wedding invitations to high contrast southwestern pattern cards and notebooks.

Ethnic Patterns Ikat Southwestern Aztec Design Trend Inspiration Inspired By: Textile Patterns

No. 1 Assorted note cards from Hero Design Studio; No. 2 Ikaty wedding invitation by Kamal for Bella Figura; No. 3 Ikat wedding invitation from the Claremont Collection by Curious & Co.; No. 4 Ikat flat wood veneer note card from Ink + Wit; No. 5 Leah Duncan pillow cover; No. 6 Magnets from Red Star Ink; No. 7 Ikat letterpress cards from Wild Ink Press

Susy Jack Ikat Note Cards Inspired By: Textile Patterns

p.s. Susy Jack has an awesome collection of ikat note cards, notebooks, and office accessories.  Check out the collection in her brand new website right here!

Bella Figura and Curious & Co. are mem­bers of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work here!

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*Bella Figura is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Inspired By: Kraft Paper

Kraft paper is one of my favorite materials any time of year, but even more so during the holiday season.  I love the combination of kraft paper (or even chipboard) and white lettering for party invitations and place cards.  You can also use kraft paper lunch bags as easy menus for holiday dinners or attach little flags to toothpicks or straws to help guests keep track of their drinks for a New Year’s Eve party.  Since Thanksgiving is next week (!!), I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite kraft paper details…

Kraft Paper Inspiration Inspired By: Kraft Paper

No. 1 Kraft paper + cobalt paper flowers Hey Look via The Sweetest Occasion; No. 2 Invitations Rebecca Hansen via Once Wed; No. 3 Kraft paper drink flags Michael and Anna Costa via Style Me Pretty; No. 4 Neither Snow via Design Sponge; No. 5 Kraft paper favor bags Tec Petaja via Once Wed; No. 6 Menu Karen Mordechai for Sunday Suppers; No. 7 Place card via Martha Stewart Weddings; No. 8 Table setting via Country Living

p.s. A few favorite kraft paper posts:

Inspired By: Chevron Stripes!

Chevron stripes aren’t exactly a new trend, but it’s easy to see why they’re so popular these days.  From weddings to interior design to stationery, chevron stripes are a wonderful and modern way to include a bit of pattern in a design.  Chevrons can have multiple personalities, from the subtle pattern of a letterpress blind impression to bold pops of color and contrast to a soft tone-on-tone effect.  I particularly love chevron stripes as envelope liners for wedding and party invitations – such a fun surprise when you open the envelope!

chevron design inspiration Inspired By: Chevron Stripes!

No. 1 Paper + Parcel wedding invitations; No 2. SweetBeaker calling cards; No. 3 Wit and Whistle notebook; No. 4 Maida Vale letterpress cards; No. 5 Wiley Valentine chevron + watercolor wedding invitations; No. 6 West Elm; No. 7 Sweet Estelle chevron stripe goodie bags; No. 8 Pistachio Press letterpress cards; No. 9 Chevron Twill Tape

Chevron Stripe Tea Towel Inspired By: Chevron Stripes!

I also love this linen tea towel from Erin Dollar – the white chevron stripe on the neutral linen is so subtle and beautiful!

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*Pistachio Press and Wiley Valentine are two of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Inspired By: Gold Foil

The resurgence of gold foil is hands down one of my favorite design trends this year.  Foil comes in a myriad of colors (as you saw from Fig. 2 Design Studio on Monday), but gold foil will always have a special place in my heart.  Gold foil can be a big and bold statement or a subtle detail depending on the project and design, but it looks great on everything from wedding invitations to baby announcements to business cards and everything in between.  Gold foil also looks fantastic whether on its own, paired with a classic black and white design, or combined with lots of bright color!

Inspired By Gold Foil Inspired By: Gold Foil

No. 1 Hayley & Lucas via the Keep Calm Gallery; No. 2 Sugar Paper; No. 3 Dauphine Press; No. 4 SeeSaw; No. 5 Rifle Paper Co.; No. 6 Kate Spade; No. 7 Earmark Social Paper Goods

If you’re curious, you can learn more about the foil printing process right here!

Inspired By: Neon!

I’ve been in love with the neon design trend since May, when the bright fluorescent colors made a big splash at several exhibitor booths at the National Stationery Show.  More recently, I’ve been pleased to see neon used as accents for wedding invitations, from envelopes (like Jon and Alecia) to edge painting.  So today I thought I’d do a little round up of awesome neon paper goods and accessories!

Neon Stationery Round Up Inspired By: Neon!

No. 1 Neon wedding invitation edge painting by Delphine; No. 2 Nutcracker print with orange neon details by Bombina Studios; No. 3 Neon twine (available here in multiple colors) by Angela Hardison via You Are My Fave; No. 4 Gift tags by Knot & Bow (and more from Lox + Savvy here); No. 5 Neon washi tape (also available here) via Minimega; No. 6 Neon crayons from MOMA; No. 7 Neon letterpress greeting cards by Fig. 2 Design Studio; No. 8 Neon papercut wedding invitations by Love Citron

Neon Scarves Lemlem Inspired By: Neon!

These aren’t made from paper, but I couldn’t resist including these gorgeous scarves with neon details from lemlem.  So, so pretty.

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