Inspired By: Classic Black + White

I love all things metallic and sparkly during the holidays (and pretty much the rest of the year), but there’s something about winter that draws me to the crisp combination of black and white. It’s hard to go wrong with black and white, whether your style is classic or modern, sophisticated or whimsical. And there’s something romantic in the combination when sweet motifs like ribbons and hearts or a pretty script font are added to the mix.

Inspired By Classic Black White Inspired By: Classic Black + White

1. Sugar Paper note cards; 2. Ferm Living tree skirt; 3. Bailey Doesn’t Bark chalk card; 4. Virginia Johnson shawl; 5. Humunuku muslin bags; 6. We Heart Paper save the date

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Inspired By: Papercuts!

I’ve been in love with papercut pieces as long as I can remember, as any longtime readers will know from my love for all things Rob Ryan.  I’m completely in awe of this stunning technique (the precision! the patience!) and the even more stunning results.  So today I’m rounding up a few of my favorite papercut pieces, from artwork to baby announcements.

Inspired by Papercuts Inspired By: Papercuts!

No. 1 Rob Ryan; No. 2 Dinara Mirtalipova (originally posted here); No. 3 Woodland Papercuts; No. 4 Elizabeth Messina; No. 5 Helen Musselwhite; No. 6 Julene Harrison

Rob Ryan 2012 Valentine Inspired By: Papercuts!

And speaking of Rob Ryan, he just released his 2012 Valentine’s Day print!  This year, Rob is offering a beautiful screen print in burgundy ink on off-white paper.  Check out all three designs right here.  So gorgeous!

Woodland Papercuts is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Naomi’s beau­ti­ful work right here!

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Inspired by: Metallics!

Everything still feels all shiny and new this early in the year, so I today thought it would be fun to continue my love for all things metallic.  We already know that I’m crazy for anything with gold foil, but my metallic affections extend way beyond gold.  Silver, copper, brass are just as beautiful – particularly when mixed together!

Inspired By Metallic Paper Inspired by: Metallics!

No. 1 Metallic wedding invitations from Bella Figura; No. 2 Sugar Paper; No. 3 Oh Joy! Petal Pusher wallpaper from Hygge & West; No. 4 Metallic escort cards via Martha Stewart Weddings; No. 5 Yellow Owl Workshop; No. 6 Knot & Bow; No. 7 Brides.com

Enormous Champion Inspired by: Metallics!

I also love these metallic prints from Enormous Championsilver and gold letterpress printed skeleton keys and a beautiful gold foil print on dark navy paper.

Bella Figura is a mem­ber 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: Aqua

I usually think of aqua as a summer color, but I’ve come to love this gorgeous hue any time of year.  In the winter, aqua pairs wonderfully with my favorite holiday color palette of gray, red, and white, and it also looks amazing with sparkly metallics.  In warmer weather it also looks amazing with bright yellows and oranges (Tangerine Tango, anyone?) and soft neutral beachy tones.  The possibilities are endless, so today I thought I’d do a little round up of awesome aqua paper goods and accessories!

Inspired By Aqua Inspired by: Aqua

No. 1 Frida Plumm; No. 2 Ampersand print by Jessica Hische; No. 3 San Francisco skyline wedding invitation by Hello!Lucky; No. 4 Coasters by Paisley Tree Press; No. 5 Hello!Lucky; No. 6 Night Owl Paper Goods; No. 7 Studio on Fire

Rubie Green Blue Pansy Fabric Inspired by: Aqua

I’ve also had a huge crush on this light aqua floral fabric from Rubie Green for months now.  I recently bought a couple of yards for a project that I’m working on and it’s even more beautiful in person!

Hello!Lucky is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work here!

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*Paisley Tree Press and Hello!Lucky are some of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

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.