More Graduation Announcements!

When the folks over at Envelopments heard that I was looking for graduation announcement ideas, they were kind enough to send over a few examples of recent designs — all in different color palettes and sizes. So let's get started!

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6a00e554ee8a22883301310fcdbd3f970c 500wi More Graduation Announcements!
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6a00e554ee8a22883301310fcdbd7c970c 500wi More Graduation Announcements!{a cool idea for a student graduating with a psychology degree}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a966c1a4970b 500wi More Graduation Announcements!{a lovely script font for a more traditional design}

There's lots more over at Envelopments — check out their website here and blog here!

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Heather + John’s Fabric Save the Dates

As much as I love paper, I absolutely adore it when couples incorporate fabric and other materials into their wedding stationery.  For Heather and John’s Save the Dates, designer Alan Valek incorporated natural canvas stitched onto paper digitally printed to resemble wooden planks – with a stunning result:

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Alan used a simple rubber stamp with chalk ink from Paper Source to create the Save the Date text in a crisp summer green – perfect for an August wedding:

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Alan is thinking about doing screen printed wooden planks for the main invitation – I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!

{image credits: alan valek}

Eight Hour Day

My husband and I are still settling into our new apartment (all the more slowly since most of our work is done over weekends), and now we're in the phase of hanging up our artwork around the house.  I'm always looking to add new prints to our collection, and lately I've had my eye on these prints by Katie Kirk from Eight Hour Day:

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I'm thinking of the bottom print for some friends that will be welcoming a baby boy next month (it's also available in pink).  Check out the full eight hour day collection right here!

{image credits: eight hour day}

{happy weekend!}

We're currently having the most beautiful stretch of spring weather here in DC, and all I really want to do right now is sit outside and enjoy it.  This is definitely a weekend for trying to do some yard work, but I'm also thinking about taking a quick field trip to take advantage of all the gorgeous sunshine this weekend, even if it's just to someplace nearby like Mount Vernon (I love the lawn behind the house, such a gorgeous view!).  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

That's it for me this week!  I hope you all have a lovely and wonderful weekend — and I'll see you back here on Monday!

{image credits: fine little day}

Melissa + Jerome’s Golf Theme Save the Dates

Longtime reader Melissa just sent out the Save the Dates for her upcoming wedding, and she was kind enough to send over photos of the finished product!

From Melissa: We are getting married at an elegant golf course in Saratoga Springs (Saratoga National Golf Club) this fall and wanted to play up the location on the Save the Date.

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Since I am a graphic designer I was really excited to design and create my own ‘save the date’ (and will be starting the invites soon).  We letterpress printed and diecut the card with Studio on Fire, and printed the inside cover argyle pattern on my printer.

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The colors of our wedding our brown and green so we stayed within those colors for all the elements of the package.  We created a “JM” logo that will be used thru out the wedding and you see it here on the card, in the middle of the inside argyle cover pattern, and we even created a stamp for the outside wrapping.

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The mailing label wraps around to the back where you find the logo again as well as the return address.  Once we picked our venue, I knew I just had to send out golf tees with our names… and putting it all together was a lot of fun.

Thanks so much Melissa!  I’ll be back with my usual Friday round-up post a bit later this afternoon!

{image credits: melissa depasquale}