The beautiful stationery from Meg of Moglea was one of my favorites from last year’s National Stationery Show – from her letterpress letter sets to calendars to greeting cards. I can’t wait to see what Meg does for this year’s show! I love the combination of hand lettering, illustration, and vibrant ink colors. Meg also creates some incredibly beautiful patterns – just look at those envelope liners!
Lots more over at Moglea!
Photo Credits: Moglea
I don’t think I’ll ever tire of silhouette motifs, particularly when they’re this pretty! I first came across these silhouette cards and stationery sets from Sesame Letterpress at the National Stationery Show, but was reminded of them while looking around for the calendar round up. Just lovely!
All these and more available from Sesame Letterpress!
p.s. Don’t forget! Today is the last day to enter the 2013 planner giveaway from Laurel Denise!
Photo Credits: Sesame Letterpress
After falling in love with stationery before her June 2011 wedding with Karson Butler Events, Heather decided to infuse her wedding stationery style into a beautiful holiday card. Heather worked with calligrapher Betsy Dunlap to create her wedding invitations, then letterpress printed them herself at a local art studio. For her first holiday card as a newlywed, Heather once again incorporated Betsy’s beautiful calligraphy along with one of her favorite wedding photos from Katie Stoops. Both suites were accented with toile envelope liners and vintage stamps inspired by their historic wedding venue.
From Heather: Our wedding took place at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, Virginia, where my husband – and also Thomas Jefferson – grew up. With the help of Karson Butler Events, we took wedding inspiration from Tuckahoe itself and, in particular, the blue toile fabric decorating my favorite bedroom in the main house – the toile became the envelope liners and table linens at the wedding. I learned to letterpress print so that I could create my own invitations using Betsy Dunlap’s lovely calligraphy, which is reminiscent of Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting!
Our wedding was so lovely, I wanted to recreate the feeling (and reuse my new printing skills) in our holiday cards. So we used the same beautiful “Jeffersonian” script, but this time with red toile liners and a photograph of our wedding from our photographer Katie Stoops. I had collected vintage stamps from ebay for our wedding and had plenty of Christmas ones left over, which was perfect for our holiday mailing.
From Amber and Emily of Karson Butler Events: When Heather learned how to letterpress print for her June 2011 wedding, we were in awe! Heather worked with calligrapher Betsy Dunlap to create her custom invitation suite. Heather then printed her invitations at local art studio Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring. Finished with hand-selected vintage stamps and blue toile envelope liners, Heather and Addison’s guests were invited to a gorgeous Southern wedding held at the groom’s childhood home. To date, it has been one of our favorite weddings to help design.
Such a wonderful idea! Thank you ladies!
Design and Printing: DIY by Heather at Pyramid Atlantic
Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Wedding Photography: Katie Stoops
Wedding Design: Karson Butler Events
p.s. You can see more of Heather and Addison’s beautiful wedding right here!
Photo Credits: Katie Stoops Photography
I’ve been a big fan of calligrapher Lindsay Sherbondy – aka Lindsay Letters – ever since coming across an awesome gold foil baby announcement that she lettered and designed a while back. Lindsay just opened up a brand new shop full of letterpress stationery with her lovely calligraphy! The new collection includes everything from personalized stationery to holiday party invitations and photo cards to art prints.
I can’t get over the collection of holiday photo cards – called Gilded Greetings – which include a custom message in Lindsay’s calligraphy over a personal photo. Gorgeous!
Photo Credits: Lark Photography for Lindsay Letters
Ever since I started Scout’s Honor Co., I’ve gotten really into postage stamps. What began as a way to pass the time in line at the post office has turned into total admiration for and anticipation of new releases. I love the small format of stationery, so it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to these (even smaller) works of art. Stamps not only act as the finishing touch to a handwritten letter or a carefully crafted invitation, but they are the first thing recipients will see. They are an immediate reminder of how wonderfully tactile “real” mail is and the long-standing traditions that accompany it.
Some of my recent favorites include Gregory Peck, Edward Hopper, U.S. Merchant Marine, and of course — the Scouting stamps! The most beautiful stamp I have seen all year, though, has to be The War of 1812, released last month to commemorate the bicentennial. This stamp features the oldest known painting of the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) by Michele Felice Cornè, created circa 1803. The colors are amazing and could inspire an entire stationery collection on their own. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite pieces from around the studio to highlight this stamp.
This wraps up my guest blogging for the week! I’ve had a great time sharing these posts with you. I hope you’ve enjoyed them and thank you so much for reading! Happy Friday. — Annemarie of Scout’s Honor Co.
The War of 1812: USS Constitution Stamps: usps.com or your local post office
Turquoise Envelopes: Paper Source
Kraft Envelopes: Paper Presentation
Vintage Seneca Lake Postcard: Similar found here
Daytrip Society Retro Maine Postcard: Daytrip Society
Painted Waves Card: Scout’s Honor Co.
Photo Credits: Scout’s Honor Co.