Sweet + Simple Save the Dates

Here’s another sweet kraft paper save the date.  Vicky and her fiancé live in Brisbane, Australia but are planning a wedding in the English countryside, so they felt the need to send their save the dates well in advance of their fall 2012 wedding.  Vicky is a graphic designer and printed the save the dates herself on her trusty Gocco.

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From Vicky:  Being a graphic designer I have always had a passion for paper and typography so now I get to bring them together and start designing my own wedding stationery.  As a British citizen currently living in Brisbane, we realised the need to send our save the dates as soon as possible to give people enough time to save up and arrange a trip to the other side of the globe.  We will be married at home in the English countryside and we want everything to be simple and personal.

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When it come to the design I wanted kraft paper and envelopes.  I hand printed every single ‘save the date’ on my Print Gocco.  I had so much fun and now I can not wait to get started on designing the invitations… no rush really as the wedding isn’t for another 15 months!

 

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Thanks Vicky!

Photo Credits: Vicky Hairsine

Southern Magnolia Bridal Luncheon Invitation

I’ve had these bridal luncheon invitations bookmarked the last couple of weeks – Christine from Ink*Lemonade created these lovelies for a friend in Georgia who will be hosting a luncheon in honor of her cousin’s upcoming wedding.  Christine used magnolias and the concept of the Old South with a modern twist as her design inspiration, along with a color palette of green, brown, and cream.  I’m having visions of sweet iced tea, mint juleps, and lots of yummy treats – sounds delightful!

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Christine letterpress printed the main invitation, incorporating her own hand lettering style into the invitation text.  She then calligraphed the outer envelopes and paired them with coordinating vintage stamps.  So, so pretty.

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Thank you so much Christine!

Photo Credits: Christine Lucaciu for Ink Lemonade

Paper Artwork – Summertime!

Loving these limited edition letterpress prints from the ladies over at Sugar Paper…  bright colors, happy messages, and fun nautical artwork?  Wonderful!

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Found over at the Sugar Paper shop!

Photo Credits: Sugar Paper

Modern + Floral Custom Social Stationery

After sharing our moving announcements yesterday, I’m still on an orangey-red and turquoise kick – such a fun color combination for summer!  Megan from Toast and Laurel recently created beautiful custom letterpress stationery for a client, featuring a sweet floral design detail and bright envelope liners.  With stationery as pretty as this, I’d want to send letters to everyone I know!

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From Megan:  My lovely client asked for an elegant yet whimsical design that incorporated her initial, some sort of floral detail, a feminine font, and a bright color palette of orange and blue.  The end result is a stylish, simple stationery suite… one of my absolute favorite designs!

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The flat note cards were letterpress printed with two inks on Crane’s Lettra Pearl White cardstock & the envelopes are custom lined with a bright orange solid paper from French Paper Company.  The back of the envelope features a coordinating return address letterpress printed in blue.

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So pretty!  Thanks Megan!

Photo Credits: Toast and Laurel

Laura’s Modern Chevron Stripe + Kraft Save the Dates

As much as I love bright pops of color, show me something with the right combination of neutrals and clean design and I’m instantly in love.  This is absolutely the case with the save the dates that Laura from Lande & Maze created for her own wedding later this summer.  Laura combined screen printed chevron stripes with kraft paper with individually hand typed text for a unique, personal, and beautifully understated save the date.

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From LauraSince I design printed materials for weddings all the time, it was a challenge to actually design something for myself.  My fiancé Thomas and I are planning a vintage modern wedding, with neutral colors and textures.  My save the dates are just a little hint of ephemera to represent the day.

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I decided to use alternative printing methods to help stay within my budget and set the tone.  I hand screen printed a light gray chevron pattern on brown kraft paper for the enclosure.  Each save the date was typed individually and all the envelopes were addressed on my vintage typewriter.  The inside of the save the date reveals our wedding date and a black and white engagement photo mounted with photo corners.

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Just gorgeous Laura!

Photo Credits: Engagement photos by MNC Photography, product images by Becker Photography