Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week off with another installment of our summer contest series with Moontree Letterpress! In case you missed it the first time, here’s a bit of background on the contest and how to enter. This week we’re switching things up a bit and the winner with the best six word story will receive 50 personalized letterpress notecards. This week’s theme is “The Grass is Always Greener” – feel free to leave multiple comments/entries, and don’t be afraid to get creative!
You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday to leave your entry in the comments below, then Rebecca will announce the winner on her blog on Wednesday! And just in case you need some inspiration, you can check out these six word autobiographies. Bonne chance!
Happy Friday everyone! Do you all have fun plans for the weekend? Most of my friends are out of town this weekend, so it’s shaping up to be a rather boring weekend for me. But that’s totally fine by me; I’m looking forward to catching up on some sleep and getting some things done around the house. No matter what, I’m sure my weekend will involve many listens to this Belle & Sebastian song; I was kind of on the fence about the most recent album, but I can’t get this song out of my head! But in the meantime…
I’m always so impressed with the work of calligrapher Betsy Dunlap; there’s just something about her modern calligraphy script that is just completely and utterly romantic, don’t you think? My jaw practically hit the floor when I saw these travel-inspired invitations that she created for the sister of a close friend. Betsy calligraphed the invitation and addressed both the outer envelope and inner rsvp return envelope. And with different envelope liners, vintage stamps, colors for the wax seal, and baker’s twine, each invitation is totally unique!
So pretty! Check out more photos and learn a bit more about the invitation design over on Betsy’s blog.
Every invitation tells a story, but these flowchart invitations from Three Fifteen Design take storytelling to a whole new level! Ravyn from Three Fifteen Design worked with shades of blue (a nod to the groom’s service with the Air Force) and a variety of typefaces to create this fun and modern wedding invitation suite.
From Three Fifteen Design: Ben & Kat are an amazing couple! They’ve known each other since kindergarten and have been dating since high school. After college, Ben joined the Air Force, so they’ve been spending the last few years as a long distance couple. Their story is unique and since they’ve known each other for so long, they loved the idea of incorporating a timeline into their wedding suite. The idea for the flowchart came about as we were bouncing the storytelling element around; it was a great way to make this invitation fun and interactive for their guests.
From the beginning (the save the date), I was really interested in using several different typefaces to further illustrate the ‘fun’ side of this couple. Their color palette was simple: teal, white, and, of course, Air Force blue. We used the save the date and the custom accommodations card as the color block cards to showcase the blue & teal.
We decided to keep the invitation white: even though the flowchart was fun & funky, we liked the idea of the pretty traditional invitation at the bottom. We went with a folded 5×7 invitation to once again add to that interactive element of the invitations.
Each piece of the suite was tied together by the typefaces, colors, and my favorite part: the little icon of Ban & Kat. We used it in different forms on all of the pieces. They even used it on little jam jars at the wedding. It was a way to make this suite all their own!
The response card was another play on the flowchart idea. We used images from their wedding on two different thank you cards.Everything was printed on linen paper & finished with beautiful teal envelopes from Paper Source.
Rebecca from Wild Ink Press recently introduced a new collection of note cards inspired by traditional patterns from Korea and Pakistan, the birth countries of Rebecca’s adopted sons. I’ve always had a soft spot for traditional and ethnic patterns, and the “My Sons” collection is no exception – from the intricate details to the raised white knockout elements, each of the four hand drawn designs is simply stunning. Rebecca also plans to donate 20% of profits from this collection to international orphan care organizations.
And, just because I couldn’t resist, I’m also loving this adorable “Literals” collection of popular sayings – so cute!