Ruka-Ruka

Loving these personalized prints from London-based studio Ruka-Ruka – all in such wonderful bright colors, just perfect for a child’s bedroom!

New York City Print Ruka Ruka

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Let the Wild Rumpus Start Print Ruka Ruka

The venn diagram baby print is just too cute for words!  Check out the full selection over in the Ruka-Ruka etsy shop and website.

{image credits: ruka-ruka, found via freshly blended}

Sponsor Introduction – Tokketok and Letterpresspaper.com

It’s always a happy day when I have the opportunity to welcome new sponsors to the blog, and today is absolutely no exception!  First up, Tokketok, a letterpress and design studio run by Belgium-born designer Joke Vande Gaer and currently based in Portland, Oregon.  Joke has a beautiful, simple, and clean design sensibility that she infuses into each one of her designs:

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Next up, Letterpresspaper.com, a division of Legion Paper.  Letterpresspaper.com provides retail access to all sorts of paper for letterpress printing, from cotton lettra to bamboo paper, to fun stuff like corkskin and super-thick museum board:

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{image credits: top photos by tokketok; corkskin wedding invitation by sideshow press, save the date by me}

Jessica Hische Letterpress Alphabet Prints

I am so, so excited that Jessica Hische is now offering individual letterpress prints of her daily drop cap alphabet series!  There’s even an ampersand available to combine two letters as a wedding, anniversary, or even housewarming gift!  Here are just a few of my favorite letters from the series:

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Check out the full alphabet in Jessica’s store right here!

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Wedding Day-After Brunch Invitations

For Lindsay and Oren’s day-after wedding brunch invitations, Tova wanted to continue the modern design theme, but this time decided to go with something a bit lighter and more fitting for a Sunday brunch.  Using a bright yellow floral design and the gorgeous Nelly Script font for Lindsay and Oren’s names, the resulting invitation is full of happiness and sunshine!

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From Tova: We wanted to create something contemporary, like the couple, but still pretty and “brunch-y.”  The open areas of the flower illustration printed amazingly, leaving an incredible tactile impression that I can’t stop touching.

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The Nelly Script added a softness that meshes beautifully with the event.  We used bright white, 110lb. cotton lettra for the invitation, which like the rehearsal dinner invitation was printed by Patrick Masterson, and paired it with a cheery yellow envelope, which we printed “tone-on-tone” in sunshine-colored ink.  Happy and fun!

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So, so beautiful – I love the yellow-on-yellow printing on the envelopes!  You can check out more of Tova’s past work here, and contact Tova here!

{image credits: tova glenn}

Modern Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

Happy Monday everyone!  I have two gorgeous invitations to help start off your week – invitations to a wedding rehearsal dinner, and then the invitations to the day-after brunch – both from Tova Glenn at Brighten My Day Studio and printed by Patrick Masterson.

First up, the rehearsal dinner invitations in a gorgeous chartreuse and gray color palette.  Tova incorporated a woven pattern into the design inspired by the modern décor at the rehearsal dinner venue, the James Hotel in downtown Chicago:

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From Tova: We played off the look-and-feel of the James Hotel, a very modern, clean hotel with beautiful vintage patterns throughout the décor.  We all fell in love with the lines of the woven pattern, and mixed up the old-meets-new by pairing a classic serif font with a bold and modern sans-serif typeface.

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The stock on both cards was a double thick museum board, and we paired it with a chartreuse envelope.

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Gorgeous!  Check back a bit later for the equally-beautiful brunch invitations!

{image credits: tova glenn}