Modern + Stylish 2012 Planners

On Monday, I shared one of my favorite 2012 planners from Laurel Denise – and today I have a few more to share!  So if you’re still looking for your favorite weekly and monthly planner for 2012, read below for a few more options to help keep you organized throughout the year.


Jessica Hische Pocket Planner

Dozi 2012 Pocket Planner

MyAgenda 2012 Planner via See Jane Work

Kate Spade


Letter C Design

These Susy*Jack for Blue Sky 2012 planners come in a variety of colors and sizes

Sarah Pinto

Finally, with a bright selection of colorful binders and mix-and-match insert pages, Russell + Hazel can help just about anyone stay organized throughout the year:

Russell + Hazel

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Inspired By: Chevron Stripes!

Chevron stripes aren’t exactly a new trend, but it’s easy to see why they’re so popular these days.  From weddings to interior design to stationery, chevron stripes are a wonderful and modern way to include a bit of pattern in a design.  Chevrons can have multiple personalities, from the subtle pattern of a letterpress blind impression to bold pops of color and contrast to a soft tone-on-tone effect.  I particularly love chevron stripes as envelope liners for wedding and party invitations – such a fun surprise when you open the envelope!

No. 1 Paper + Parcel wedding invitations; No 2. SweetBeaker calling cards; No. 3 Wit and Whistle notebook; No. 4 Maida Vale letterpress cards; No. 5 Wiley Valentine chevron + watercolor wedding invitations; No. 6 West Elm; No. 7 Sweet Estelle chevron stripe goodie bags; No. 8 Pistachio Press letterpress cards; No. 9 Chevron Twill Tape

I also love this linen tea towel from Erin Dollar – the white chevron stripe on the neutral linen is so subtle and beautiful!

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*Pistachio Press and Wiley Valentine are two of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Melissa + Francisco’s Spanish Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

It’s always a good day when a wedding invitation from Kathryn at Black­bird Letterpress shows up in my inbox.  Kathryn created these gorgeous wedding invitations for an upcoming wedding in Uruguay; the invitation design was inspired by a lighthouse near the wedding venue.  The invitation features the beautiful hand lettering of Betsy Dun­lap (written in Spanish!), and I love that the bride and groom added a wax seal to the envelope prior to mailing the invitations out to their guests!

From KathrynThe bride and groom are getting married in Uruguay.  Melissa, the bride, sent me a few photos of the shore and lighthouse where they were getting married and I designed from there.  The couple are originally from Argentina and Venezuela and live in Miami.  The invitation is written in Spanish in Betsy Dunlap’s beautiful calligraphy.  Melissa also wrote a sweet post about the invitations on her blog showing a beautiful wax seal detail they added to the envelope.

Thanks Kathryn!

Design and Print­ing: Black­bird Letterpress

Cal­lig­ra­phy: Betsy Dun­lap

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

Photo Credits: 1 – 3 by Ben Christensen Photography, Wax seal image by Melissa

Pretty Paper in the Office: Hand Drawn

Being a fan of hand lettering, it should come as no surprise that any hand drawn element would catch my eye.  The perfectly imperfect touch adds just the right amount of charm and whimsy to any blank canvas, or in this case, any blank sheet of paper.  Inspired by drawings, doodles, and brushstrokes, I’ve put together a round up that will soften the straight and narrow lines of office stationery.

Hand drawn inspired office stationery roundup
No. 1 Sailboats notepad by Linda & Harriett; No. 2 Address book with handmade cover by My Name Is Rabbit; No. 3 Letterpress sticker set by 1 canoe 2; No. 4 Herringbone jotter by Wit & Whistle; No. 5 Monogrammed letterpress stationery set by Book Meat

Hand drawn office stationery detail

Last, but certainly not least, is This Year’s Flowers (a stationery set) by Paper & Type.  I was sold upon seeing the romantic floral illustrations on the back of each sheet.  Paper & Type recommends that letters be four pages in length so that, once put together, you will have also mailed a piece of art!

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Mary + Ben’s Elegant and Rustic Wood Veneer Save the Dates

Mary and Ben’s save the dates are a wonderful mix of elegant and rustic, modern and classic.  Melissa and Amy from Atheneum Creative were inspired by Mary and Ben’s love of nature, pairing delicate blooms with simple and elegant text.  Once again, they partnered with Sideshow Press to letterpress print the save the dates on a thin sheet of wood veneer for a subtle rustic look.

From Melissa + Amy:  Mary and Ben love the outdoors and nature and the idea of bringing in natural textures, like wood and burlap, but did not want their wedding to come across as too earthy.  We developed a wedding logo that would really convey their love of nature while keeping it simple and personal, eventually deciding on a 4-color letter P (for the groom’s last name) intertwined with blooming flowers.  We kept the type very modern, giving us that subtle rustic look we wanted.


Thanks Melissa + Amy!

Design: Atheneum Creative

Letterpress Printing: Sideshow Press

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more beau­ti­ful cus­tom invitations!

Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography