Seasonal Stationery: 2012 Holiday Cards, Part 6

With only two weeks to go until Christmas, we’ve got time for just one more peek into the 2012 holiday card round up! If you haven’t already, now is the time to finalize your address lists, place your orders, and start addressing and stamping. Happy mailing!

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1. Satsuma Press; 2. Scout’s Honor Co.; 3. Hartland Brooklyn; 4. Yours Is The Earth; 5. Shanna Murray; 6. Farewell Paperie

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7. Prickle Press; 8. Inclosed Studio; 9. Julie Song Ink; 10. Thimble Press; 11. Sarah + Bendrix; 12. Banquet Atelier and Workshop

Check out the full holiday card round up right here!

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Seasonal Stationery: Holiday Wrapping Paper + Gift Tags

I loooove pretty gift wrap. I delight in picking out the perfect wrapping paper and embellishments as much as I enjoy finding the gift itself, and I’ve been known to hoard a roll of gift wrap or two once I find something I really love. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite wrapping paper, gift tags, and ribbons, and today I thought I’d share a few highlights!

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1. Sugar Paper; 2. Smudge Ink; 3. Sugar Paper; 4. Studio Carta; 5. Smock; 6. Daily Sip Studios

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7. Chewing the Cud; 8 + 9. Rifle Paper Co.; 10. Mr. Boddington’s Studio; 11. Darling Clementine; 12. Spoon & Sailor

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13. Foglio Press; 14. Rifle Paper Co.; 15. Anthropologie; 16. Kate & Birdie; 17. Kate’s Paperie; 18. Herriott Grace; 19. Snow and Graham

Check out the full wrapping paper + gift tag round up right here!

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Seasonal Stationery: 2012 Holiday Cards, Part 5

Happy December everyone!  The holiday countdown is officially on, so I thought I’d help kick off the week with another peek into this year’s holiday card round up.  You can check out the full round up right here, and see past highlight posts here!

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1. We Heart Paper, 2. Two Trick Pony, 3. Ladyfingers Letterpress, 4. One Canoe Two, 5. Gilah Press, 6. Rocket Ink

Check out the full holiday card round up right here!

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Heather’s Creative Calligraphy Wedding Invitations + Holiday Cards

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.

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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!

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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.

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From Amber and Emily of Karson Butler EventsWhen 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.

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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

DIY Tutorial: Festive Wrapping with Holiday Gift Tags

The holiday season is probably our favorite season of the year. We love all of the parties, good food, and decorating! Wrapping gifts doesn’t have to be a chore. If you use beautiful materials, it can be just as much fun as picking out the gift itself. We couldn’t pass up this stunning wrapping paper when we spotted it at Urbanic Paper Boutique in Venice a few weeks ago! We used beautiful rubber stamped gift tags and vintage ribbon to accent each gift. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

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By picking a couple of cohesive papers and ribbons, our gifts look even more beautiful sitting together than on their own. How great would they look all stacked under a tree?

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Embossed Holiday Gift Tags: For this gift tag, we used the embossing technique. If you go here you will find detailed step-by-step instructions for the process. For this tag, you will want a hunter green card cut to 2.25″ x 4″ and our “Happy Holidays” Calligraphy Gift Tag Stamp. Using a standard 1/4″ hole punch, punch a hole in the top center of the card. Simply thread twine or ribbon through the hole and attach to your gift.

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Holly Berry Gift Tags: Cut white card stock to 2.25″ x 4,” and punch a hole using a 1/4″ hole punch in the top center. Ink your stamp (we used our “Holly Berry” Gift Tag Stamp) with hunter green ink. Center the stamp over your tag and press firmly to make a print. After it dries, simply thread twine or ribbon through the hole and attach to your gift.

Materials

Wrapping paper

For the Embossed Holiday Tag:

“Happy Holidays” Gift Tag Rubber Stamp

Green Card Stock

Hole punch

Stamp Pad in Gold

Embossing Heat Tool

Embossing Powder

Twine

For the Holly Berry Tag:

“Holly Berry” Gift Tag Rubber Stamp

White Card Stock

Hole Punch

Stamp Pad in Hunter Green

Twine

Photo Credits: Antiquaria