Quick Pick: Hooray Today

I’m loving these colorful illustrated greeting cards from Hooray Today! A collaboration between illustrators Allison Black and Alyssa Nasser (formerly of Small Talk Studio), this adorable new shop features greeting cards, art prints, and notepads with their whimsical designs. I’m loving all the food-inspired cards – not to mention the angry cat and adorable lemur cards!

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Lots more over at Hooray Today and on Etsy (where they’re also an Etsy Wholesale vendor)!

Photo Credits: Hooray Today

DIY Tutorial: Summer Air Plant Wreath

I’ve tried, for years and years, to keep plants alive in our home. I do great for about two weeks, then completely forget they are there (because they are looking so good and not sad yet!). So, typically, a plant will last about four weeks in our house. When I found out about succulents, I thought I had found my perfect pair, but no, sadly I can easily kill those too. And then air plants came on to the scene. I think I found something that I can keep alive for more than a few months now, usually. Sure, I’ve forgotten about one or two here and there, but most live a happy long life around here. I love that you don’t have to fuss with pots or really any container. They look great sitting on a stack of books, or just next to a candle. I’ve seen people mount them to a variety of things, so I thought we would give it a shot and celebrate summer with a fluffy green wreath. These little guys are perfect for wreaths since all you really have to do is mist them once in a while! Lauren

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Supplies and Tools

A variety of air plants, I purchased mine here

3 embroidery hoops

White fabric

Black sharpie

Feathers or any other embellishment you want to add

Scissors

Glue gun

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Instructions

1. While you wait for your glue gun to heat up, cut two strips from your fabric to create the banners. Use your sharpie to write in “Welcome Summer” or any other greeting. Sandwich the banner pieces into the embroidery ring, tighten and trim the excess fabric from the back.

2. Lay out how you’d like your air plants and feathers to look. Since each plant is shaped differently and fairly stiff, you’ll have to play around to fit them together like a puzzle.

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3. Glue down the bottom layer of your design. I attached my feathers first so you wouldn’t see the ends, and then the bottom layer of the air plants I chose. When glueing down the plants, put a dot of hot glue and wait at least 10 seconds before you attach the plant. If you don’t wait, you might burn the air plant. I basically waited until I could touch it, but it was still tacky.

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4. Continue layering in the plants until you achieve the look you are going for.

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You can attach a little string to the top hook and hang or just set on a table… however you’d like to display it. Change out the banners for different seasons, for wedding or party decor, or I even think they’d look great with just the air plants! How would you guys use them?

Photo Credits: Lauren Saylor for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Jennifer + Brian’s Gold Foil and Black Wedding Invitations

These gold foil and black wedding invitations from designer Sandra Picco are just so glamorous – and perfect for a black tie wedding reception! Sandra paired the gold foil invitations with complementing black and white accents and gold envelope liners. Totally classic, and absolutely stunning!

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From Sandra: Jennifer had been doing lots of pinning and inspiration-gathering her wedding: a traditional church ceremony followed by a black tie-optional ballroom reception. Their colors were pink and black with touches of gold, so of course, I immediately thought that we should incorporate gold foil somehow. Her preference was to not use pink for the stationery, so together we decided to go with gold foil on black paper.

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Jennifer and Brian were working within a budget for their paper goods and foil stamping the entire suite was a bit too expensive. Instead we used foil for the invitation and belly band and a coordinating gold stock for the reception card and envelope liners. White reply cards paired with black envelopes and white outer envelopes tied everything together nicely and kept us within budget. Happy budget, happy bride!

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Thanks Sandra!

Design: Sandra Picco Design

Foil Stamping: Norman’s Printery

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Sandra Picco Design

Quick Pick: Lucky Luxe Illustrated Home Stationery

Even though we only moved a few blocks when we moved into our new house last year, I never ended up sending out moving announcements – oops! But these illustrated home notecards from Erin at Lucky Luxe? Genius! Each set includes a custom watercolor house portrait print along with a set of folded cards. The custom house portrait is such a wonderful keepsake, and the printed cards are a perfect low-key way to make sure friends and family have your new address.

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From Erin: When we bought our 1925 craftsman cottage, I did this little portrait of our house inspired by the illustration work of Rebekka Seale and printed the painting on notecards. Since then, friends have asked me to do house notecards for them as well, and I suggested Rebekka but I found that she retired from illustration to pursue the Camellia Fiber Company. With Rebekka’s blessing I’m picking up where she left off and offering whimsical custom watercolor house portraits on folded notecards.

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You can see lots more from Erin right here!

Photo Credits: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence

Jennifer + Barron’s Gold Foil Watercolor Crest Wedding Invitations

Our next set of wedding invitations mixes classic sophistication with modern glamour and watercolor illustration! With a custom watercolor crest created by Happy Menocal, these invitations from Sandy of Roseville Designs feature gold foil text and a metallic emerald envelope liner. So pretty!

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From Sandy: The bride wanted to have a classic wedding invitation with a little bit of fun and glam! The starting inspiration was the gorgeous custom watercolor crest created by Happy Menocal. It featured the couple’s initials and their beloved dog, Pedro! We balanced the softness of the crest with gold foil stamping of their names in a modern script. We also included elements of the crest on the RSVP card to tie it all together. The entire suite was printed on double-thick ecru felt stock, and finished with a metallic colored envelope liner.

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Happy Menocal also created a married version of the crest, which we used in their day-of wedding stationery. We designed programs, menus, table numbers, and other signage that lived throughout the reception tent.

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Thanks Sandy!

Design: Roseville Designs

Watercolor Crest: Happy Menocal

Printing: StationeryHQ

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Roseville Designs, Wedding Photography by Hudson River Photographer