Seasonal Stationery: Easter and Passover Cards

Even though I've been crunching away on Easter candy for the last few weeks, I was kindly reminded yesterday that Easter and Passover are really just around the corner!  So in case you're looking for a couple of last-minute cards, here are a few options to consider:

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6a00e554ee8a22883301310fd3d567970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Easter and Passover Cards{sycamore street press}

6a00e554ee8a22883301310fd3d58f970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Easter and Passover Cards{paper dragonfly studio}

6a00e554ee8a22883301310fd3dbc8970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Easter and Passover Cards{starshaped press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a96cdc2e970b 500pi Seasonal Stationery: Easter and Passover Cards{letterpress workshop denmark — for those of you in Europe!}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a96ce318970b 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Easter and Passover Cards{turquoise creative}

Unfortunately, the Passover card selection is looking a bit slim, but my girls at Two Trick Pony are keeping the Passover spirit alive in their shop:

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{images from their respective sources}

Kristy + Adam’s Unique Watercolor Vow Renewal Invitations

Last year, I featured the stunningly gorgeous hand-painted letterpress Save the Dates for the 10-year vow renewal of Kristy Rice from Momental Designs.  Today, I’m thrilled that Kristy is back with her equally beautiful watercolor wedding invitations — with a design inspired by the majesty of Zion National Park, where Kristy’s vow renewal will take place:

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From Kristy: The save the date design was meant to introduce our guests to the beauty of Zion National Park in Utah but the invitations were meant to immerse them!

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After many, many trips to Zion I have developed a serious collection of watercolor sketches and paintings.  A full color watercolor painting worked into the actual invitation layout seemed the perfect option.

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The particular painting chosen for the invitation was created on one very sunny October day at a quiet spot near the crystal waters of the Virgin River.

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I sat on the cool rocks near the water and proceeded to paint for nearly 3 hours, leaving with a detailed and expressive painting and also a bit of a sunburn!

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After each invitation was reproduced, shimmering copper and cobalt blue hand painted strokes of color were added to each individual card.  I wanted to give our guests a sense of how the water reflects light on the towering rocks and dances shadows in every direction.

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The calligraphy for the names and addresses on the outer envelopes, as well as our names on the main invitation, was done by the talented Betsy Dunlap.  I used the print ready image that Betsy created for our save the dates everywhere I could, from the invitation to the rsvp response and outer envelope backflap.

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Size and scale were important in this design since the redrock landscape of Zion is so towering and massive.  The finished invite measured nearly 6.5 x 9.5 inches!

You can check out Kristy’s letterpress save the dates right here, and you can see lots more of her beautiful work over on Momental Designs.  Thank you so much Kristy!

{image credits: kristy rice}

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!

6a00e554ee8a22883301310fcdbcd6970c 500wi More Graduation Announcements!{love this announcement for the high school graduation of a youngest child from high school — it probably represents both her feelings as well as those of her parents!}

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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!

{image credits: envelopments}

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}