Calligraphy Inspiration: Meghan Kay Sadler

This month’s dose of calligraphy inspiration is an absolute triple threat; she’s a Los Angeles based photographer who also offers services in calligraphy and design. Meghan Kay Sadler‘s portfolio is filled with visual goodness. From stunning portraits to beautifully executed hand lettering, she’s the total package. Being such a visual creature, you can’t really be surprised at the level of her work. – Julie

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Light as a feather, Meghan’s calligraphy seems to be floating on air, or the paper in this case. Very delicate but it certainly makes an impact!
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Fanciful flourishes and embellishments fill the space in such a wonderful way. You can tell that Meghan has an eye for details.
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You can see more of Meghan’s calligraphy here. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to view her photography and design work as well!

Photo Credits: M. K. Sadler

Quick Pick: Antiquaria

Today I’m practically bursting with joy – our friends and longtime DIY contributors Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria just launched their brand new collection of greeting cards and notebooks! And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also making the jump into wholesale with a collection that includes both the new greeting cards and their beautiful patterned paper! The new collection is absolutely stunning, with beautiful illustrations, whimsical lettering and calligraphy, and lots of metallic foil. Today I’d love to share a few favorites from the new collection!

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I’m loving these tropical and vintage-inspired designs!

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These cards are inspired by vintage handkerchiefs!

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You can check out the full collection over at Antiquaria right here! Congrats Bailey and Emma!

Quick Pick: Erin Wallace Letterpress Stationery

I’m a big fan of always having a stack of pretty stationery – whether personalized with your name or just with a fun “hello” in the corner – on hand for sending a quick note. These personalized letterpress note cards (you can also choose your ink and envelope colors!) from Erin Wallace definitely fit the bill!

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Love the fruit motif – you can choose your favorite, from pomegranates to cherries to pineapples!

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p.s. How great is this colorful letterpress fruit print? I’m kind of obsessed…

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More over in Erin’s shop right here!

Pretty Paper in the Office: Stationery Sets

I was given a stationery set recently that I decided to keep on my desk to encourage more writing. I didn’t think much of it, but realized how quickly a note here and a little letter there could burn through my stash. It became a little ritual; a break in between work to relax and unwind my brain. That’s just one of the many reasons why letter writing is so special and soul-satisfying. Nole rounded up some favorite writing sheets for longer letters a few weeks ago, and I put together a round up of some great stationery sets in hopes that maybe they’ll encourage you to take a little time to write it down. – Julie

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No. 1 Mode de Paris cards & envelopes from Paper Bistro; No. 2 HAIBARA Colour Rimmed Letter Sets from UGUiSU; No. 3 Check embossed mail set from Present&Correct; No. 4 Boxed stationery set from Mr. Boddington’s Studio; No. 5 Ecru Florentine Writing Set from Paper Source; No. 6 PostalCo letter pad & envelope set from Need Supply Co.

 

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Quick Pick: Four Wet Feet

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!

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Lots more right here!

Photo Credits: Shannon Chen / Four Wet Feet