Amy + Patrick’s Wedding Ceremony Program Fans

As much as I adore wedding invitations, I love it when couples put some thought and energy into their day-of stationery.  Designer and letterpress printer Stephanie Laursen sent over these fun ceremony programs that she created for recent clients Amy and Patrick.  Stephanie incorporated the wedding color palette of yellow and gray along with the bride’s love of antique wood type into a clean yet vintage-inspired design.

From StephanieAmy & Patrick wanted a low key wedding, with sunny pops of yellow and cool gray hues.  They wanted a hand-printed program to give to guests, both as a functional piece to be used at the event, and as something to take home to remember the day.  Amy loves blocks of type, and mixtures of different fonts, and wanted the program to have a vintage wood type feel.


Thanks Stephanie!

Photo Credits: Azuree Wiitala

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This little round up is kind of random, but I thought I’d just share a few of the pretty paper goodies that have caught my eye recently.  Enjoy!

Beautiful blind deboss chevron notecards from Maida Vale

Let’s move to the mountains from In Haus Press


A lovely new print from Dapper Paper

Letterpress notecards in a classic stripe pattern from Sixpenny Press

Such a cute poster from Steel Petal Press – wouldn’t this be perfect for a child’s bedroom?

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Cassie + Ariel’s Navy and White Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

I haven’t been able to get these gorgeous navy and white wedding invitations out of my mind since spotting them on the Parrott Design Studio blog last week.  Sarah from Parrott Design Studio incorporated the bride’s favorite vintage wallpaper into the suite, using a scanned, resized version of the wallpaper pattern as backing for the super thick invitations.  The invitation suite also includes a double-sided RSVP postcard and an enclosure card pointing guests to Cassie and Ariel’s wedding website.

Betsy Dunlap provided lovely calligraphy accents for the invitation suite, including the names of the bride and groom, their initials, and rsvp card lettering.  Betsy also addressed 250 deep navy envelopes in a beautiful silver ink.  Simply stunning!

I love that Sarah used strips of fabric and custom wax seals to hold the assembled invitation suite together!

Check out more details on the invitations right here!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Parrott Design Studio

Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap

Parrott Design Studio is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Sarah’s beau­ti­ful work right here!

Photo Credits: Parrott Design Studio

DIY Tutorial: Rubber Stamp Edge Painted Save the Date Tags

It’s the ladies of Anti­quaria, back with another fab­u­lous and cre­ative DIY project for you!  This week they’re here with instructions on how to create a rubber stamp save the date tag!

At Antiquaria, we love everything vintage!!  In this save the date DIY, we were inspired by the look of old luggage and parcel tags.  There is something very lovely and familiar about this tag shape but to have it professionally die cut can be quite costly.  We emphasized the shape with “edge painting” using a very nifty and easy trick!!

DIY Rubber Stamp Edge Painted Save the Dates

DIY Rubber Stamp Edge Painted Save the Dates
Step One: Cut your kraft paper into a 4.5″x6″ rectangle.  Ink your save the date stamp (we used our “Ribbons and Banners” stamp) with your desired ink and make a print on your paper.  Be sure to press evenly on a hard work surface.  Let the ink dry overnight.

DIY Rubber Stamp Edge Painted Save the Dates

Step Two: Next, draw 1.5″ diagonal lines on the top corners of the save the date.  Also draw a small dot in the center, about 3/4″ from the top.  Once you have your markings in place, cut off the corners with a pair of scissors or an X-Acto knife & ruler.  Punch a 1/8″ hole where you have placed the dot.  Insert a small craft grommet and install using a grommet tool.

DIY Rubber Stamp Edge Painted Save the Dates

Step Three:  Using the same or a coordinating ink color, drag edges smoothly through the pad to create the “edge painted” effect.  Let dry overnight.

DIY Rubber Stamp Edge Painted Save the Dates

Step Four:  Assemble the save the date. Tie twine or ribbon through the brad and add fun postage and calligraphy to bring it all together!!


“Ribbons & Banners” Save the Date Stamp

Kraft Card Stock, cut into 4.5″x6″ rectangles

Stamp Pad (we used navy)


Scissors or X-acto & Self Healing Craft Mat

1/8″ Hole Punch

A6 Envelopes

Gray Striped Twine

Photo Credits: Antiquaria

Papel Picado Wedding Invitations from Avie Designs

I’ve always loved the papel picado marriage announcements that Avis from Avie Designs made for her own wedding a couple of years ago – and I’m so happy to see that Avis recently added a papel picado-inspired design to her wedding invitation collection!  The new lasercut papel picado invitation design is available in a range of color options and as part of complete invitation suite, including save the dates, RSVP cards, programs, and escort cards.  So pretty!

You can see the full suite and more details over in the Avie Designs shop right here!

Photo Credits: Avie Designs