Pretty Paper in the Office: Scissors

No matter what the office, or what kind of work you do, a good pair of scissors is pretty much a requirement.  I always find myself snipping something, be it for work, craft or a whirlwind wrapping day.  It’s only then that I realize that not just any pair will do; you need the right scissors for the task at hand.  From fabric to paper, and even a pair suitable for traveling, I’ve put together a round up of scissors big and small that will surely make the cut. – Julie

Scissor Round Up

No. 1 Brass scissors by Hay; No. 2 Tailor’s shears from Sundance; No. 3 Yellow scissors by ANYTHING; No. 4 Classic school scissors by Garrett Wade; No. 5 Owl embroidery scissors from Sublime Stitching; No. 6 Little gem blue scissors from The Workroom

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Letterpress Cards + Prints from Bears Eat Berries

Today I’m loving these super cute letterpress cards and prints from designer and letterpress printer (and fellow DC resident!) Bears Eat Berries

This statehood postcard makes me so happy as a DC resident.  Someday DC… someday!

Check out more over at Bears Eat Berries!

Photo Credits: Bears Eat Berries

Laura + Andrew’s Pink and Gray Floral Wedding Invitations

Vermont-based designer Christa Alexandra created these lovely floral wedding invitations for a gorgeous wedding in – where else? – Vermont!  Inspired by the unbelievably beautiful wedding venue, Christa designed an elegant pink and gray invitation suite with just a hint of rustic charm.

From Christa:  Laura and Andrew live in New York City, but wanted a wedding weekend away with family and friends.  Vermont seemed to be just the right fit, and with a venue like the Round Barn Farm – who wouldn’t be swept up in that rustic charm?

 

Thinking about Vermont and all its beauty, I put pencil to paper and came up with the idea of hand drawn ferns, flowers and frames.   With letterpress in mind, Laura and I came up a chic pink and gray theme with a rustic twist.

I kept the invitation elegant enough, but let in touches of rustic that balanced NYC with Vermont.  I am in love with everything in this 10-piece invitation suite, right down to the variegated silk ribbon used to wrap the inner envelope and the speckled milkweed envelopes.

Thanks Christa!

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

Photo Credits: Christa White

Hide-and-Seek 2nd Birthday Party Invitations for Lucas

Oh my, how time flies!  It seems like just yesterday Lisa from Good on Paper sent over the circus-inspired first birthday party invitations that she created for her son Lucas.  Today, nearly a year later, we’re sharing the invitations that Lisa created for his second birthday party!  For this year’s invitation design, Lisa was inspired by some adorable photos of Lucas playing hide-and-seek – such a cute idea!

From Lisa: I used a photo that I just love of Lucas playing hide and seek.  He was being super quiet and still but then I saw his feet poking out from under the shades and it was the cutest thing.  I designed a little half moon enclosure envelope and put the other photo of him popping out from behind the shade on the actual invitation.

We are doing a “round” theme (balloons, round food items like meatballs, donut holes, mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, and renting a cute snow cone truck).  The entire invitation was delivered in translucent envelopes sealed with Japanese washi tape and a custom wraparound address label.

Thanks Lisa!

Good on Paper is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Lisa’s amazing work right here!

Photo Credits: Good on Paper

Catherine + Adam’s Rustic Chipboard and Lace Save the Dates

Sometimes the most beautiful designs are also the most simple.  Allie from Allie Ruth Design created these save the dates using two very simple materials: chipboard postcards and rubber stamps!  Allie started with her unique hand lettering before adding doily rubber stamps in contrasting white ink.  So pretty!

From AllieCatherine wanted something rustic with lace details for her save the dates, so I immediately thought chipboard postcards would be perfect.  I hand lettered all of the text, using custom rubber stamps to print the text on the chipboard.  The doily imagery is from a set of Japanese rubber stamps that I found on Etsy.  We added vintage stamps at the end, et voila!

Thanks Allie!

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

Photo Credits: Michelle Soden