Today is such a special day: I get to share the invitations for my friend Kelly’s bridal shower! Kelly is both an old friend and one of my first contributors here at OSBP – but you might also know her from her own blog, Studio DIY. Kelly’s bridal shower invitations were the result of a collaboration between Isabel of 9th Letter Press and Kelly’s bridesmaid (and our mutual friend) Janice of Bellwether Events (who knows just a little thing or two about throwing a good party). The citrus-inspired invitation design is so much fun – and so Kelly!
From Isabel: Janice from Bellwether Events and I worked together to create a bridal shower invitation suite that’s fun, fresh and super bright. We went with citrus hues like key lime, grapefruit, and lemon. I LOVE all these pretty vibrant colors together! Kelly had no idea that 9th Letter Press was behind the invitations as Janice wanted to surprise her. I only wish I could have seen her face when Kelly opened the invitation!
Janice enclosed the invitations in a box with a citrus patterned liner, fun stamps and sugared tropical flavored candy. The suite included the invitation, an information sheet, RSVP card and envelope, bingo game set, menu, placemat, thank you cards, and all the fixings to make the box look fabulous.
From Kelly: I am such a huge fan of 9th Letter Press. I was floored when I got my shower invitation in the mail and realized Isabel was behind them! It was such a happy surprise! I told my bridesmaids that I love a good theme through and through, and Isabel’s design set the stage for quite the “Pucker Up” bash! I was getting calls and emails from family and friends gushing about every last detail… and I can’t blame them! It’s a total dream come true to have one of Isabel’s designs just for me!
p.s. You can see the rest of the details from Kelly’s bridal shower over on 100 Layer Cake today!
9th Letter Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful wedding invitation work right here!
Photo Credits: 9th Letter Press
One of my favorite stationers – Sugar Paper – recently released a collection for Paperless Post, both the online service and their PAPER line of actual printed cards and invitations! Even better, this is the first time that Paperless Post is offering gold foil on the printed PAPER line, which any longtime fan will know is a staple of the Sugar Paper aesthetic. The new collection includes more than 40 designs, but here are a few of my favorites!
So exciting! You can check out the entire collection here and here!
Today I’m loving this colorful line of illustrated greeting cards and fill-in party invitations from Four Wet Feet. Each design is originally painted by hand in gouache or watercolor by illustrator Shannon Chen!
Lots more right here!
Photo Credits: Shannon Chen / Four Wet Feet
Remember these beautiful understated calligraphy save the dates for Alana of Vellum & Vogue? With the wedding weekend fast approaching, it was time for Alana’s bachelorette weekend! The general details had already been decided in advance, but Alana wanted to inject some excitement by sending an itinerary of the weekend schedule. These teal and gold leaf itineraries couldn’t be more perfect!
From Krystal and Alana of Vellum & Vogue: As designers, one of the most fun parts of planning your own wedding is the paper goods. That includes all of the peripheral events like the bridal shower and of course, the bachelorette party. The details around Alana’s bachelorette weekend were arranged long in advance, so to get guests excited we decided to send out an itinerary outlining the upcoming weekend events.
We wanted the itineraries to have a bright pop of color and immediately fell in love with these teal envelopes, incorporating the same shade throughout the suite. We also wanted to add a touch of gold. Since this project was a shorter run, we opted for a DIY foil technique, easily accomplished with a glue stick and sheets of gold leaf applied to the border of each itinerary card.
The cards were completed by a folded itinerary, mounted in a glassine envelope on the back of each card. We layered the itinerary over a black and white geometric pattern and teal card stock, also accented in gold foil.
We also created complimentary thank you notecards and coasters which became part of a favor box for each guest.
Thanks Alana and Krystal!
Photo Credits: Vellum & Vogue
You’ve already seen the photos from the 2014 Paper Party during the National Stationery Show, but today I wanted to share a few photos of my most favorite detail from the entire party: the invitations! The party invitations have become a dream project each year, with an amazing team contributing to everything from design to printing to envelope addressing. This year I was lucky enough to work with Mr. Boddington’s Studio, Smock, Mohawk, and Meant to Be Calligraphy. I’m so excited to share the resulting invitations with you!
I was absolutely thrilled to work with Mr. Boddington’s Studio on this year’s design – they designed everything from email save the dates to the tote gift bag design! I wanted the invitations to reflect the quirky sophistication that has become Mr. Boddington’s Studio signature style while also complementing our floral party inspiration. We decided to keep the main invitation in classic black and white with a botanical wreath printed in shiny metallic gold foil – all letterpress printed by Smock.
We printed the invitations on Mohawk’s Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell 130 lb paper. The envelopes are Mohawk’s Loop Antique Vellum Kraft paper envelopes in A7 size. Mr. Boddington’s Studio also designed a fun patterned envelope liner to add a little surprise of color, which was digitally printed by Smock.
The amazingly talented Michele from Meant to Be Calligraphy addressed the envelopes in her Jackson style. We picked a light aqua ink to complement the blue in the envelope liners – I love the way it looks against the kraft paper!
I hope you love the invitations as much as I do!
Design: Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Paper: Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell 130 lb
Envelopes: Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum Kraft 80 text in A7 size
Envelope Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy
Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper