Stationery A – Z: Anniversary Cards

For the next installment in our greeting card series, we’re turning to a familiar topic: anniversary cards.  Whether you’re sending them to your own partner or friends and loved ones, it can be challenging to find the perfect card for this annual occasion.  How could one card perfectly encapsulate another year of wedded bliss?  Whether you’re celebrating a first or thirtieth anniversary, these cards showcase paper craftsmanship while also pulling at our heart strings. Tashia

Letterpress Anniversary Card - Vintage Year Champagne Bottle by Missive

Missive

 

Going Strong Anniversary by Hello!Lucky (left); Heart Wood Veneer card by Sugar Paper (right)

Parrott Design Studio

Our Love Is Here to Stay by Enormous Champion 

Our Love Is Here to Stay by Enormous Champion (left) and Happy Anniversary Honey by Smock (right)

Happy Anniversary Greeting Card by Dutchdoor

Dutch Door Press

Our love is written in the stars by Colleen Ellse Hot Stuff Anniversary by Hammerpress

Our love is written in the stars by Colleen Ellse (left) and Hot Stuff Anniversary by Hammerpress (right)

Letterpress 'Love' Card by Dahlia Press Shop

Dahlia Press

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*Hello!Lucky, Parrott Design Studio, and Smock are sponsors of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Zayra + Ivan’s Vintage-Inspired Gray + Celadon Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations are so pretty!  Created by Erin from Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence, Zayra and Ivan’s invitations feature beautiful vintage-inspired design elements with soft celadon edge painting.  The classic text and vintage-inspired elements are perfect for a formal wedding, while the subtle color provides just a hint of modern sophistication.  So pretty!

From ErinZayra chose this suite based on a similar invitation that we featured on our blog last year, but the original black and ecru color palette didn’t fit her “Marie Antoinette in the country” inspired wedding in Texas.  We love this suite so much, particularly because of its quirkiness and handmade style.

Zayra’s wedding palette included celadon, rose pink, and and metallic gold and we pared it down until it was a simpler look in just the celadon and a medium gray with edge painting in celadon as well.  We’re looking forward to adding this new design to our collection!

Thanks Erin!

Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #12

I had so much fun sharing some edge painted business card ideas with you last week, I thought I would pull together some more business card inspiration again this week!  This time we’re not just limited to edge painting as a key element – today’s selection includes non-traditional shapes and sizes, die cut elements, foil printing, and much more…

Cast Iron Design

Hype & Slippers

 

Oscar & Emma

Black and White Letterpress Business Card

Design: Racket, Letterpress Printing: The Hungry Workshop

Studio on Fire

Moontree Letterpress

Oleg Lyutov Design via FPO

Blush Publishing

Do you have an awesome business card that you’d like to share?  If so, e-mail me right here!

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Wedding Invitations by Smudge Ink

Have you seen the new wedding invitation collection from Smudge Ink?  I saw an early peek back at NYIGF in January, but I’m so excited to see the full collection.  Many of the wedding invitation and save the date designs are inspired by affection for New England, gardens in bloom, ocean air, and the beauty of mixing the old with the new – so pretty!  I’m definitely loving all of the nature-inspired shapes and patterns; check out some of my favorites below…

 

Check out the rest of the collection right here!

Photo Credits: Smudge Ink

Jaclyn + Jason’s Illustrated Nautical Wedding Invitations

We’re moving from rustic to nautical with our next set of wedding invitations.  Jaclyn and Jason worked with Diane of Faye + Co. for their Atlantic City wedding invitations – you might also remember Diane’s awesome sailor tattoo wedding invitations from a couple of years ago.  Jaclyn and Jason chose a completely nautical theme for their invitations, with beautiful illustrations and hand lettering by Diane.

From DianeJaclyn and Jason are a fun couple and wanted the seaside reflected in their wedding invitations.  First we set the tone with a save the date postcard, using hand-drawn artwork of a nautical lantern.

On the invitations, we went all out!  From a tattoo-inspired anchor, to the dock-style posts, a rope border around the entire piece, to bits of inspiration from Atlantic City featured on the envelope liner.

This style invitation was a first for me, since the invitation folded vertically instead of a standard gatefold or trifold invitation.  At the bottom of the invitation was a perforated rsvp postcard that could be separated from the rest of the invitation with ease.

Not too long after sending off the invitations, I was contacted to design the bridal shower invitations as well – I was ecstatic!  From the save the date and invitation, all the way through to the bridal shower, this couple has a stylish set of stationery for their wedding.

Thanks Diane!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Faye + Co.