Seasonal Stationery: 2015 Calendars, Part 1

I look forward to calendar season all year long – and it’s finally here! I’ve started putting together my annual calendar round up, and of course I had to share a few favorites here. This group of calendars will inspire you to do everything from travel to a far away land to mix up a new cocktail!

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1. This travel calendar from Rifle Paper Co. makes me want to go back to Italy! And a bunch of other places…

2. A write-on calendar from one of my favorite artists – Rob Ryan

3. Yay for cocktails! Calendar by redcruiser

4. This matchbook-style calendar from Belle & Union functions like a monthly-calendar-meets-notepad

5. Culinary inspiration from around the world in this monthly calendar from Little Low

6. Idlewild Co. has three unique calendars this year – but I love this kaleidoscope of flowers version best

7. This monthly calendar from Linda & Harriett can be repurposed as gift wrap after each month! I also really love this year’s installment of her annual letterpress calendar.

You can check out the full 2015 calendar round up right here – and I’ll be back to share more favorites as they become available!

DIY Tutorial: Halloween Coffin Food Markers

I’ve never been huge on Halloween décor. Growing up, we lived too far out to get trick-or-treaters, and then I spent eight years in DC-area apartment and condo buildings. Last year, though, I experienced my first East Nashville Halloween, and let me tell you, folks here go ALL OUT. So, this year, I’m feeling more in the Halloween spirit, and today I’m sharing one of the more subtle ways that I’m bringing that spirit (no pun intended) to my tabletop. I use a few 99-cent unfinished wooden coffins that I spotted at the craft store to create dinner party food markers (or just as easily place cards), but I can only imagine all the other cute and creepy things that you could do with these! – Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue

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Materials
unfinished wooden coffins
black paint
paint brush
mini black ravens (found among the seasonal floral items at the craft store)
red card stock
scissors
pen
hot glue gun
hot glue

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Step One: Paint the coffins black.

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Step Two: Cut out little banner shapes from the red card stock.

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Step Three: Label the banners appropriately.

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Step Four: Affix each banner to the tip of a raven’s beak with a bead of hot glue.

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Step Five: Affix each raven to the top of a coffin using a bead of hot glue. (My ravens had little wires on the bottom for incorporating into a floral arrangement, so I just clipped those off with a pair of scissors.)

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Lauren + Bradley’s Rustic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

I’m a fan of calligraphy invitations for weddings any time of year, but this invitation from Alex of Goodheart Design combines calligraphy with a rustic vibe perfect for fall! Alex kept the color palette simple, with letterpress printed charcoal gray text on white paper for the invitation and rsvp card, white foil on charcoal gray paper for the accommodations card, and kraft paper envelopes. Such an elegant combination!

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From AlexThe inspiration behind this invite was simply color. Lauren wanted a two-toned invitation in ivory and charcoal with a rustic sophisticated vibe. I hand lettered the invitation, rsvp card, info card and the rsvp return address stamp using a calligraphy pen.

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The invitation and rsvp are letterpress printed on #220 ivory paper with charcoal ink and the info card is white foil on #220 charcoal paper. The kraft rsvp envelope was stamped with charcoal ink as well.

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Thanks Alex!

Design: Goodheart Design

Letterpress Printing: Czar Press

Rubber Stamp: Rubberstamps.net

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

Photo Credits: Goodheart Design

Dominic + Devin’s Summer Camp Wedding Invitations

I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to summer – and while the cooler weather is starting to grow on me, I’m making a last grasp for summer sunshine with these camp-inspired wedding invitations from Blake and Irene at Sparkvites. The invitation suite features a canoe silhouette, a custom illustration of the wedding venue, and vintage-inspired design details. Fun!

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From Blake and Irene: We designed this custom invitation for Dominic and Devin’s September wedding at Lake Morey in Vermont. Their camp wedding theme was reflected from start to finish as we worked with them on everything from save the dates to the guest itineraries.

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The invitation and envelope were letterpress printed, while the additional cards were digitally printed and featured a custom illustration of Lake Morey Resort, along with a pretty kraft envelope and rounded corners for a more vintage look.

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Thanks Blake and Irene!

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

Photo Credits: Sparkvites

Introducing…

Hello again! Introducing our newest addition: Alice Evelyn! We couldn’t be more in love. I’ll do a longer post about her arrival when I have a bit more time to sit down and write – so maybe a year from now? Kidding! – but I thankfully avoided a repeat of my postpartum experience with Sophie, so I’ve been able to spend the last few weeks enjoying this sweet and tiny baby. Not that everything has been sugar and rainbows so far – we’re definitely still adjusting to being a family of four and having a newborn in the house again. But it’s all worth it. Two girls! I love it.

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 Photo by me via Instagram

I’m so excited to dive back into my lovely world of beautiful paper and will be easing myself back into my routine over the next couple of weeks. I’ve got a ton of wedding invitations to share – not to mention 2015 calendars coming at you real soon! But first a huge thanks to the wonderful guest bloggers who helped out while I was away – from Hello!Lucky to Audrey, Erin, Lisa, and all the other amazingly talented mamas – and my wonderful team of contributors! Thank you all a million times over!

Since I haven’t been able to do my normal Friday posts for a few weeks, I thought I’d start off with a few favorite links from the last month:

I’ll be back with more soon!