DIY Housewarming Party Invitations

I love these last-minute invitations that Jen created using free paint color chips from her local Green Depot:

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In addition to being a quick, easy, and totally creative to invite a few friends over for a housewarming, I love the use of the vintage typewriter!  Such a perfect idea for a housewarming or informal dinner party for a newlywed couple that perhaps used a typewriter guest book in their wedding.  I love the Color Me Happy theme, too — you can check out more from the party over at the haystack needle.

{image credits: The Haystack Needle}

Illustrated Ceremony Programs

I'm in need of something fun and pretty today, and I really can't think of anything more fun than these wedding ceremony programs and thank you cards from Nisee Made.  Aren't they just beyond adorable?

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Love the little heart detail between the two tails on the thank you cards – so cute!  The illustration details are wonderfully whimsical – just what I needed for today!  Check out more from these two projects, plus the couple's ridiculously sweet rehearsal dinner invitations, over on the Nisee Made blog. 

{image credits: Nisee Made}

Dutch Folk Art Birthday Calendar

This calendar from The Beautiful Project isn't a traditional yearly calendar — it's a calendar to help keep track of all your loved ones' birthdays!  In designing this calendar, Jeanette from The Beautiful Project was inspired by the relatives of her Dutch husband's family, who all keep similar calendars around their homes.  The calendar features original illustrations based on Dutch folk art motifs and months written in Dutch, with two months printed on each page: 

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Each 8-page calendar is printed on Mohawk Superfine recycled 120 lb paper and coil-bound.  Jeannette recommends hanging these calendars in the kitchen or bathroom (hey, it works!) with a pen placed nearby and letting friends and family fill them out themselves.  Find 'em in The Beautiful Project shop right here.

{image credits: The Beautiful Project}

Pinhole Lampshades

Warpe Design creates the most amazing pinhole lampshades:

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I love the light patterns that each shade creates against a wall. Oh, and I suppose the pinhole cards aren't too shabby either:

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Lots more right here!

{image credits: warpe design}  

Letterpress Love Letters

A week or so ago, Sarah from Truly Smitten posted these custom note cards that she printed for a husband who writes a note to his wife (a pediatric resident) every time she works an overnight shift.  The idea is so incredibly sweet, it's been stuck in my head ever since:

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The tree is a carryover from their wedding invitation design, but I think my favorite detail is the little heart above his name at the bottom.  Seriously one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

{image credits: Truly Smitten}

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