Best of 2010 Wedding Invitations: The Indigo Bunting

Designer Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting has an amazingly vibrant and modern design style that just makes me smile each time she posts a new wedding invitation design.  Erin created one of my favorite wedding invitation suites from this year (Emily and Dan’s modern houndstooth invitations), but she’s created so many other fantastic designs that it seemed unfair to pick just one!

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For more of Erin’s beautiful wedding invitation designs, check out The Indigo Bunting!

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Best of 2010 Wedding Invitations: Vintage Love Letters

When I first started thinking about my favorite wedding invitations from 2010, two invitation suites immediately jumped into my head – Gabriella and Peter’s airmail-inspired letterpress wedding invitations, and Jessica and Michael’s red, black, and white love letter-inspired wedding invitations.

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Gabriella and Peter’s wedding invitations from Lucky Luxe combined their shared love of travel (hence the blue and red striped airmail envelope) and the romance of handwritten letters with stunning results – check out the full post right here!

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For Jessica and Michael, their wedding invitations from Ruby & Willow told the story of their around-the-world romance.  Jessica is from North America and Michael is from New Zealand, and the invitation design was inspired by old fashioned love letters, complete with a postcard rsvp and vintage stamps.  Check out the full post right here!

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{image credits: lucky luxe and ruby & willow}

*Ruby & Willow is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper

{happy holidays!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Next week I’ll have a few reruns of some of my favorite wedding invitation features from this year, but otherwise, I’m signing off until 2011!  This has been a truly incredible year full of some amazing changes and developments, and it’s all gone by so quickly I’ve barely had a chance to even think about everything that has happened over the last twelve months!  So I’m going to take a few days to relax, recharge, and get ready for all the amazing things to come in 2011.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, and I’ll see you back here in 2011!

xoxo

{image via white and wander – if you know the original source, please let me know!}

Print Workshop

I was so excited when I heard that Christine from Yellow Owl Workshop would be releasing her first book!  Titled Print Workshop, the book is all about hand printing techniques, from relief printing to screen printing to image transfer printing – and, as I expected, I love every single page.  And just in case you think I’m a bit biased given my love of all things paper, even my non-paper-obsessed husband enjoyed reading through Print Workshop.  I was lucky enough to receive a promotional copy, and I thought I would share a little peek!

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Print Workshop is a wonderful introduction to the world of hand printing, with a primer on all the different tools required for printing at home and basic design techniques – all from Christine’s unique perspective on design and illustration.

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Of course, Christine included some fun DIY projects for each technique…

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…as well as image templates that the reader can use for each project.

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The book officially comes out on December 28, but you can pre-order a copy right here.  Congratulations Christine!

{all photos by me}

Egg Press Calendars

The fantastic folks over at Egg Press let me know about a line of calendars and planners that will be available exclusively at Target.  The collection becomes available on December 26, but here’s a quick sneak peek!

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The collection includes planners, wall calendars, and desk calendars featuring Egg Press patterns – so much fun!

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