I’m super excited about some of the companies exhibiting for the very first time at this year’s National Stationery Show, including Inclosed Letterpress Co. (booth #1626)! Lesley of Inclosed Letterpress Co. is going all out with her debut appearance, with more than 50 (!!!) greeting cards, art prints, notepads, gift tags, and decorative sticker packs, along with a custom wedding album! The greeting cards are letterpress and foil printed, with an entire line inspired by Lesley’s mom’s hometown in Hawaii and dedicated to the aloha spirit. The wedding album features 20 invitation suites and offers the best of letterpress, foil, and digital printing along with handmade papers, watercolor treatments and many other unique custom upgrades desired by today’s modern couple.
More from Inclosed Letterpress Co. right here!
Photo Credits: Daniel Muller of Mullers Photo Co.
I want to live in these illustrated lakeside wedding invitation’s from Lana’s Shop! Inspired by the bride’s family lake home, the invitations feature stunning illustrated lake views, watercolor illustrations of foliage from the area, and the most perfect assortment of nature-inspired vintage postage stamps. Not to mention elegant calligraphy details from Design House of Moira! So lovely, from start to finish.
From Lana: The inspiration for Michelle and David’s invitations was obvious when they showed me their stunning wedding location. Michelle’s family lake home offered stunning views, but it was also a very meaningful location for the bride and groom. This gorgeous setting became the focal point for the suite, which features light, airy watercolor illustrations of the venue as well as beautiful calligraphy accents by the talented Victoria Rothwell with Design House of Moira.
For the oversized invitations, I illustrated the exact lake scene that guests would see during the ceremony, while the RSVP cards include an illustration of the home on the property where the reception would take place. The main palette of blues and greens reflects the serene location. When it came to printing, we chose a quality felt paper so that each guest felt like they had the original painting.
Every detail, including the illustrated leaves on the bellyband and the stamps on the envelopes, was chosen with the natural environment in mind.
Design and Illustration: Lana’s Shop
Calligraphy: Design House of Moira
Lana’s Shop is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Lana’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Megan Lee Photography
Our next sneak peek comes from a veteran exhibitor at the National Stationery Show – Wild Ink Press (booth #2151)! Rebekah of Wild Ink Press will debut over 20 new designs at the show, including single cards, boxed notes, notebooks, journals, art prints, home goods, coasters and a special 2017 collaborative calendar! And in super exciting news, Rebekah (a mom of three boys) will also introduce a special kids line called Ink Wild Kids, titled so because her three small children have always called her business “Ink Wild Press.” Ink Wild Kids will include a line of nine coloring cards and kits just for kids – who says zen coloring is just for grown ups?! – one card for each occasion of a child’s year, from Birthday to Thank you to Sorry to Mom, Dad, Teachers and Grandparents. Each card comes with three mini coloring pencils, eco-made from recycled newspaper, so kids can add their own flair and talent to each one. I can’t wait to see them all in person at the show!
More from Wild Ink Press right here!
Okay, the tiny illustrations of beets and carrots in these rustic farm to table watercolor save the dates are pretty much the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Created by Amanda at Wide Eyes Paper Co. for the wedding of two chefs, the save the dates feature plenty of Amanda’s signature watercolor illustrations, along with an engraved wood tag for some extra personality.
From Amanda: These save the dates were created specifically for two chefs that found love in the kitchen. Kelly and Jeremy are having a romantic and intimate farm to table rustic soirée at Buttermilk Farms in Milton, New York. The design was such a fun project to work on. Our shop is used to creating custom watercolor portraits of couples venue or locations, but Kelly and Jeremy wanted a more natural, organic feel to their announcements with a little more attention to subtle details seen within the cards we designed.
We carefully crafted a 4×6″ postcard style save the date with watercolor greenery in representation of herbs in a garden, as well as some watercolor beets and carrots as an accent to their farm to table theme. I love the little details seen throughout these special cards.
Additionally, the save the dates were printed on 100 percent recyclable natural kraft card and paired with a banner style engraved wood tag to complete the set.
Design: Wide Eyes Paper Co.
Wide Eyes Paper Co. is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Amanda’s work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Nicole Mason