Modern Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates from Us + Them

I just came across the portfolio of Sei Rey and Anna – a design duo called Us + Them based in South Carolina, and I’m totally smitten with two of their recent wedding projects.  First I saw the modern blue + gray save the dates that they created for their own wedding later this year…


…and then I came across these adorable (and bright!) invitations that they created for a friend and fellow designer.  Totally simple and incredibly sweet at the same time.



Cute, right?  You can see more from Us + Them right here!

Photo Credits: Us + Them, found via the French Paper Sample Room

Jessica + Steven’s Retro Black and White Wedding Invitations

How fun are these wedding invitations from Product Superior?  John and Jenn created these invitations for a recent wedding, and I’m loving the playful retro vibe!  With the crisp black and white color palette (and a few well-placed touches of gold), the invitations and accompanying day-of pieces have lots of masculine elements designed to please both the bride and groom – all while conveying a fun and festive atmosphere to the wedding guests.




{the rehearsal dinner invitations}


{the ceremony programs}

So cool!  Check out more details over on Product Superior!

Photo Credits: Product Superior

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #6

As promised, I’m back with a couple more stunning business card designs!  First up, Matthew from A Fine Press created these lovely, rustic business cards for Amanda K Photography


From Matthew:  Amanda brought me the branding that the amazing Jane Johnson did for her and asked me to help her realize this beautiful branding as a show-stopping business card.  These are printed on both sides in two colors on Crane’s 220# Flourescent White Lettra.  There’s a little bit of saltiness in the ink of the tree that, in my mind, brings just the right amount of rustic texture.



Photo Credit: Matthew Wengard | A Fine Press

Next up, Carrie from studioSavvy sent over her super-fabulous business cards.  I’m loving the crisp black and white of the layered paper stocks (more on that below) and the mix of complementary icons used by Carrie and her business partner…


From Carrie: The cards were printed on a privately-owned letterpress by a friend of a friend.  We used 92# Reich Savoy for the top and bottom layers, and I had him sandwich in a 100# cover sheet of French Paper’s pop-tone in black licorice.  Overall there are 8 cards involving 4 complimentary sets of icons for my business partner and me.



Photo Credit: studioSavvy

Thanks Matthew and Carrie!

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Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #5

I receive a bunch of fantastic submissions after my last business card post a couple of weeks ago – so it’s time for another round of business card inspiration!



These business cards from Fox Rain combine two different printing techniques on two different papers.  The top layer was letterpress printed by Shelley Weir of Sweet Peony Press with silver ink on a dark brown woodgrain paper.  Designer Sandra Liu then adhered the top layer to a bright white cotton stock hand stamped with the company’s information.  So cool!


Pretty new business cards from Molly at Paisley Quill


…and Julie at Cartoules Letterpress!



The letterpress halftone images give these cards from Tactic Marketing a bit of texture and some cool personalized detail (via Lovely Stationery and FPO).


I can’t get over the incredible detail and fine (yet layered) lines in these letterpress business cards, printed by Boxcar Press for designer Christina Clugston.

I have a couple more business card projects to share with you a bit later, so check back soon!  And as always, if you’d like to share your own business cards or a recent business card project, you can e-mail me right here!

{images from their respective sources}

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Gail + Jason’s Modern Yellow + Gray Wedding Invitations

The second set of wedding invitations today comes to us from Ali at Greet Design in Toronto, Canada.  Ali designed these modern invitations for a summer wedding last year, in a sunny yellow and gray color palette that is still one of my all-time favorite color combinations.  I’m totally smitten with the striped envelope liners!


From Ali:  These wedding invitations are a recent custom project.  Gail, the bride, gave me the direction of a colour palette – yellow and gray – and said that she and Jason wanted the design to be informal.


Gail is very “crafty” and loves to knit, so I incorporated the twine as a nod to her crafty nature.  The overall invitation is modern, but still with a bit of a country feel.


Thanks Ali!

Photo Credits: Greet Design