Paper Artwork – Black and White Astronomy Prints

I’m absolutely in love with these astronomy prints from Agent Gallery Chicago.  I love the moody contrast of the black and white charts, and each chart brings out my inner astronomy geek.  I think the constellation and moon charts are my favorite – so pretty!


Available at Agent Gallery Chicago, found via Mustard and Sage.

Photo Credits: Agent Gallery Chicago


Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #10

This morning I’m returning to one of my absolute favorite subjects – business cards!  I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite business cards from the last few weeks, and you can check out previous business card round ups right here!


The coolest card I’ve seen in a long time: black with white knockout (raised) text from Mama’s Sauce


Love the overprinting and texture in this business card, designed by Popcorn Initiative and printed by Cranky Pressman via FPO


More cool knockout text letterpress cards, this time in white on white, from Dolce Press


Cute blue and white striped double-sided business cards by Truly Smitten Studio


Silver foil on gray business cards by Andfold via Francesco Mugnai


Beautiful illustration and hand lettering by Stitch Design Co. via Lovely Stationery


Colorful orange and turquoise business cards with blind impression illustrations by Meg Gleason via Design Work Life


Simple and modern woodgrain business cards by Sona Hovhannisyan for Tereasa Surratt via Francesco Mugnai


Pretty pastel business cards by Foreign Policy Design Group via Lovely Stationery

As always, if you’d like to sub­mit your own busi­ness cards, you can e-mail me right here!

{images via their respec­tive sources}

Sweet Pink Birth Announcements for Baby Amelia

Beth from OneCanoeTwo welcomed her first child earlier this year – a darling baby girl named Amelia.  When it came time to send out Amelia’s birth announcements, Beth worked with photographer Heather Roth to create a collage of beautiful images of Amelia, which Beth used to create a 5 x 7″ digital print.  Beth then incorporated a letterpress printed belly band that contained all of Amelia’s birth information.  Such a wonderful combination of digital and letterpress – and I love that adorable scalloped border!



Thank you so much Beth, and a belated welcome to little Amelia!

Photo Credits: OneCanoeTwo

Kristen + Jay’s Modern Illustrated San Francisco Wedding Invitations

I love the combination of line drawings and letterpress printing – the two really are the perfect combination.  I was absolutely thrilled when Sara from Stinkerpants sent over these adorable wedding invitations that she created for a recent client, featuring Sara’s signature illustrations and beautiful hand lettering from Lettergirl.  I love how Sara included a cable car to represent San Francisco – so cute!


From SaraKristen & Jay’s letterpress invitation is my most recently completed project, and is my first project featuring calligraphy by Lettergirl.  This couple was looking for a formal invitation featuring San Francisco with a fun element.  Initially they wanted something exactly like this, but after I suggested a cable car we changed direction a bit.  I love how it turned out, and I really think the calligraphy adds something special.



Thanks Sara!  For more from Stinkerpants, check out her portfolio right here!

Photo Cred­its: Sara Olsher | Stinkerpants

Elegant Pink Peony 50th Birthday Party Invitations

I absolutely love peonies; I get positively giddy when the gorgeous blooms start to make their appearance each spring.  Heidi from Zenadia Design created these invitations for a 50th birthday party, and the client also loves peonies and wanted to incorporate them into the invitation for her party!  Heidi combined pink peonies with beautiful calligraphy from The Left Handed Calligrapher and wax seals to create the perfect invitation for an elegant birthday party.


From HeidiThis invitation was designed for a 50th birthday party.  Kathy, the birthday girl, loves peonies and pink and wanted to incorporate them into her celebration.  She also loved the look of letterpress and wax seals.  We designed an invitation for her with two color letterpress, a custom wax seal, and beautiful calligraphy from The Left Handed Calligrapher.  Also in the suite were table numbers, favor boxes, escort cards, menus, and cupcake and candy bar signs.






So pretty!  Thanks Heidi!

Photo Credits: Zenadia Design