Adam’s Modern Black and White Graduation Invitations

Adam is preparing to graduate with a degree in environmental design, so when it came time to invite friends and family to his graduation ceremony he knew he wanted to do something special.  Adam designed his own graduation invitations, using a modern black-on-black design with crisp white text accents and a cool custom wax seal.

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From Adam:  I am graduating with a design degree, and I wanted my invitations to reflect that!  The idea was to keep them simple and understated.  The black-on-black suite, with its contrast between matte and gloss, appears elegant, effortless, and luxurious.  I’m very happy with how they turned out.  The seal on the cover is a foil stamp.  I had the invitations printed at a local facility, and the wax seal was custom made.

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Thanks Adam – and congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Photo Credits: Adam Cook

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #7

Happy Thursday everyone!  How about a little business card inspiration to start off the morning?  This week I’m feeling quirky and modern designs, warm color tones, and pretty calligraphy (just not necessarily all together)…


Beautiful gold foil business cards from Dolce Press


Mink Letterpress


Yasly via Graphic Exchange


Rise and Shine Paper

Calligraphy Letterpress Business Cards

Paper Monkey Press via Francesco Mugnai

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Lovely golden tones from Dingbat Press


Boxcar Press


Deasy Design


Parrott Design Studio with calligraphy from Fat Orange Cat Studio


Archrival via Lovely Stationery


Tiago Sá via FPO

As always, if you’d like to submit your own business cards, you can e-mail me right here!

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*Dingbat Press is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

Tie One On Birthday Crowns

These are definitely on the quirky side, but also really funny and cute!  Birthday crowns and hats from Label Brand that can be worn by the recipient with a simple satin ribbon… how adorable is the little baby below wearing his birthday hat?





Check out the full collection over at Label Brand!

Photo Credits: Label Brand

Parisian Wedding Invitation Inspiration

As a former French language student, I have a not-so-hidden love for all things French – from food to fashion to art – and of course the City of Lights, Paris!  And it looks like I’m not alone, as Nichole from Coral Pheasant sent over this stunning invitation suite that she recently created for a collaborative event, all inspired by Parisian details.


From Nichole: I wanted to share with you an invitation suite inspired by Paris, the city of light and love.  Ladurée, the historic Parisian tea salon, and the tulle and tutus of the French ballet were our muses.  The colors of blush, gold and the signature Ladurée green were woven throughout the stationery suite.


Golden cording and pale pink silk ribbon, reminiscent of ballerina slippers, wrap around a trifold invitation, introducing texture and further adding to the sense of grandeur.  The blush invitation unfolds to reveal a french love quote and the ceremony details. Shimmer gold outer envelopes are lined with a delicate green and gold leaf patterned rice paper.



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The design of the stationery suite was carried over to paper elements used on the tables and dessert display.  Cut corner menus are backed with ruched tulle, banner-shaped place cards are anchored by macarons and Sucre pennants adorn rock candy.

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Absolutely gorgeous!  Thank you so much Nichole!

Photo Credits: Coral Pheasant

Fall Ski-Inspired Aspen Save the Dates

Now this is a pretty package!  Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events recently worked on a fun wedding save the date inspired by the wedding location – Aspen, Colorado!  Vanessa created a double-sided save the date that mimics the venue’s mountain ski pass, all nestled in a lovely blue box filled with gorgeous fall aspen leaves.


From Vanessa: Aspen holds a special place in Lauren and Steve’s hearts and made for the perfect fall destination wedding location.  Lauren, who had grown up skiing in Aspen’s Snowmass resorts, wanted her guests to take a double-take when they opened their festive save the date designed to replicate the mountain’s ski pass.

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We designed these ski pass save the dates to be sent nestled atop fall-hued Aspen leaves and inside of a sky blue mailer box as a nod to the Fall time festivities to come.  With a little sense of humor and personalization, having some fun with your save the dates is always a must-do!


So pretty!  Thanks Vanessa!

Photo Credits: Scott Lawrence Photography