DIY Tutorial: Western Reception Wedding Details, Part II

Hi Everyone! Before we jump back into Stationery Show sneak peeks, the ladies from Antiquaria are sharing some fun Western-inspired DIY wedding projects!

Two weeks ago, we shared a few DIY projects inspired by our Western Save the Date & Invitation DIY, including fun DIY escort cards and place setting ideas.  As promised, today we’re back with a couple of extra details to infuse some Western style into your wedding reception!  –Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

What better to give as a favor than a festive jar of  pickles?!  This project couldn’t be simpler to make…and depending on how much time you have to devote to it, you could even make the pickles yourself!

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

Stamped Jar Labels: Cut a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ label paper into pieces that measure 3 x 3.”  Ink your stamp (we used our Vintage West Favor Tag/Thank You Stamp) thoroughly and center over the label.  Press down with moderate pressure using the handle.  Set aside to let dry.  We used this on jars of pickles, but this idea could be great for  jam, lemon curd… really anything in a jar.

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

Monogramed Cocktail Napkins: Cocktail hour is one place where it’s fun to incorporate some personal touches into your decor.  One way to do this is to stamp blank cocktail napkins.  To do this, we inked up one of our Monogram Stamps and stamped it in the center of the napkin.  Since paper napkins are absorbent, the ink dried in a snap!

Now that everything is decorated…enjoy the party!


Vintage West Favor Tag/Thank You Stamp

Custom Monogram Stamp (Email us for inquires about custom design!)

8.5″x11″ Label Paper (we used paper bag)

Ruler and Craft Blade to cut the labels

Stamp Pad (ours was chestnut)

Cocktail Napkins

Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Antiquaria

Wedding Invitations from Printerette Press

I had the pleasure of meeting Catherine from Printerette Press when she made her trade show debut at last year’s Stationery Show – and it has been so much fun watching her collection grow over the past year!  I can’t wait to see Catherine’s new cards in a few days (Booth 2056), but today I’m completely smitten with the brand new Printerette Press wedding invitation collection debuting at the show this weekend!  The new collection features Catherine’s signature whimsical design style, from hand lettering and illustrated details to watercolor elements, all letterpress printed on soft cotton paper.



So pretty!  Congrats Catherine!

Printerette Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Catherine’s gorgeous work right here!

Photo Credits: Printerette Press

Stationery Show Sneak Peek: Katharine Watson + Pie Bird Press

I love the diverse range of design styles amongst exhibitors at the National Stationery Show – and these two sneak peeks couldn’t be better examples!  Katharine Watson creates beautiful stationery and textiles from hand-carved blocks (you might remember her guest post on block printing).  Her latest collection, debuting at the show this weekend in booth 1842, was influenced by the three months that she spent in India working with local block printers earlier this year.  So pretty!


Katharine Watson

Hannah from Pie Bird Press is known for her bright and colorful letterpress stationery.  This year she’ll be exhibiting as part of the Crow and Canary booth (3024-3026) along with Two Trick Pony, Enormous Champion, Gilah Press, Paper + Cup, Red Cap Cards, and many more of my favorite designers – it’s going to be a fun booth to visit during the show!


Pie Bird Press

Photo Credits: Katharine Watson and Pie Bird Press

Stationery Show Sneak Peek: Fig. 2 Design Studio

I can’t help but feel an enormous sense of DC area pride when it comes to this next sneak peek designer – Claudia from Fig. 2 Design Studio!  Claudia made a big splash during her NSS debut last year with neon greeting cards, whimsical gift tags, and gorgeous wedding invitations, and I’m sure she’s going to knock it out of the park again this year.  Claudia is adding three new designs to her two wedding albums, Fresh and Felicity, and today she’s sharing a peek into the new Fresh album designs!  Each reflect Claudia’s fun and festive aesthetic, from bright neon typography to fun stripes and copper foil-stamped confetti.

Thanks Claudia!

Fig. 2 Design Studio is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Claudia’s fabulous work right here!

Photo Credits: 1, 3, and 4 by Erica McCartney, 2 by Mary Kate McKenna, both for Fig. 2 Design Studio

Stationery Show Sneak Peek: Sugar Paper

My walking list for the National Stationery Show is already well past 100 booths (which is both awesome and overwhelming), but the Sugar Paper booth is definitely at the top of that list.  The ladies of Sugar Paper are returning to the show after a couple of years away, and their latest collection looks absolutely amazing!  With lots of new greeting cards, art prints, even calendars and new gift wrap sheets making their debut, I can’t wait to see the full collection at the show!






Yay!  Thanks Chelsea and Jamie!

Photo Credits: Sugar Paper