Helicopter Birthday Party Invitations

Janie from We Heart Paper printed these helicopter-themed invitations for an upcoming 4th birthday celebration, and aren’t they just the cutest?  I love the bright polka dot envelope liner against the blue letterpress details of the helicopter and clouds – so much fun!

red yellow blue helicopter letterpress birthday party invitations boys polka dot

red yellow blue helicopter letterpress birthday party invitations boys polka dot

red yellow blue helicopter letterpress birthday party invitations boys polka dot

Thanks Janie!

{image credits: we heart paper}

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2011 Calendar Round-Up, Part 3

As promised, I have even more amazing calendars to share with you!

First up, I can barely contain my excitement that Jenna, author of one of my favorite blogs Sweet Fine Day and half of the amazing Whimsy & Spice, is producing her first calendar!  Jenna is an incredible photographer, so naturally the poster-style calendar features some of the images Jenna has taken over the past year:

sweet fine day whimsy and spice 2011 calendar

{sweet fine day}

For her 2011 calendar, Rachael from Pistachio Press collaborated with artist and studio mate Jim DeLucia for a wonderfully retro poster-style calendar:

{pistachio press}

I’m also completely smitten with the 2011 offset printed calendar from Egg Press – with seasonal illustrations and a helpful spot on the back for writing down little notes for the month:

egg press offset 2011 desk calendar

{egg press}

Lisa from Good on Paper recently released her 2011 wall calendar – each 10 x 16″ page features two months along Lisa’s signature designs:

Good on Paper 2011 Wall Calendar

{good on paper}

For her calendar, Laura Macchia was inspired by nature – each month of the hanging calendar features a different botanical or nature-inspired illustration:

laura macchia 2011 calendar

{laura macchia}

The 2011 calendar from Old School Stationers is full of color and pattern, and I love it all!  The monthly desktop calendar also features a unique and hand drawn illustration for each month:

old school stationers 2011 letterpress desktop calendar

{old school stationers}

For 2011, Hammerpress is offering four tear-away monthly calendars, combining antique type with vintage-inspired illustrations:

hammerpress 2011 letterpress calendar

hammerpress 2011 letterpress calendar


Dutch Door Press also just released their 2011 calendar with their trademark floral and folk art details – just as pretty either as a print to be framed or for keeping track of dates:

dutch door press wall calendar

{dutch door press}

For something a bit more geometric, check out the 2011 desk calendar from Avie Designs:

avie designs 2011 desktop calendar avie designs 2011 desk calendar

{avie designs}

And last up for today, these gorgeous 2011 tea towel calendars from Cicada Studio – now available for pre-order!

cicada studio 2011 tea towel calendar

{cicada studio}

I hope you enjoyed today’s two part calendar round-up!  I’m sure I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a few more to share!

{all images from their respective sources}

2011 Calendar Round-Up, Part 2

It’s been a few weeks since my first 2011 calendar round-up, so it’s definitely time for another installment.  In fact, there are so many amazing new calendars that I’ll be back again with Part 3 a bit later today!  But first, let’s get a look a these lovelies…

First up, Lynn from Satsuma Press just released her 2011 calendar, and it’s an absolute beauty – full of her signature botanical illustrations in an understated color palette:



{satsuma press}

Last year, Wiley Valentine released the most adorable mini calendar – perfect for a quick date-check on an office wall or next to the computer – and this year they’re back with a 2011 version in four colorways and a couple of font and design options!


{wiley valentine}

Snow and Graham always has lovely calendars, and this year there are 5 versions to choose from!  Pick one (or all) from a hanging calendar, write-on calendar, accordion calendar, desk calendar, or mini calendar:


{snow and graham}

The calendars from Night Owl Paper Goods are a wonderful (and eco-friendly) option – both the hanging Dutch Owl calendar and desk calendars are printed on both sides on sustainably harvested wood veneer:

Night Owl Paper Goods Desk Calendar

Night Owl Paper Goods Hanging Wall Calendar

{night owl paper goods}

If you’re looking for something a bit more on the quirky side, check out this tear-away letterpress calendar from Oddball Press:

oddball press 2011 calendar oddball press 2011 calendar

{oddball press}

In the over-achiever category, Maggie from Campbell Raw Press has created three different calendar formats for 2011 – a hand-bound calendara hanging wall calendar, and a day book!  Both book calendars feature Japanese silkscreened chiyogami paper covers, while the hanging calendar and hand-bound calendar feature letterpress printing with hand lettering and Maggie’s original illustrations:

bound calendar

letterpress hanging calendar

letterpress day book calendar

{campbell raw press}

Susy Jack* is back with a new calendar for 2011, each month featuring one of Susy’s signature modern floral and botanical illustrations:

Susy-Jack-2011-Calendar2 Susy-Jack-2011-Calendar

{Susy Jack}

Laura from Curious Doodles is offering two screen printed calendars – a monthly calendar on chipboard and a holiday-themed tea towel calendar:



{curious doodles}

Jodi from Paisley Tree Press also has a new 2011 letterpress calendar, each month with its own original illustration:

paisley tree press 2011 letterpress calendar

paisley tree letterpress 2011 calendar

{paisley tree press}

Speaking of illustrations, I’m loving the fun illustrations in the limited edition 2011 calendar from Beau Ideal:

beau ideal limited edition 2011 illustrated calendar

{beau ideal}

Last up (at least for now) – these tea towel calendars with bold typography from Avril Loreti are just ridiculously cool:

typography tea towel calendars typography tea towel calendars

{avril loreti}

Check back soon for more 2011 calendars!

*Wiley Valentine and Paisley Tree Press are two of my fantastic sponsors; for more on my editorial policies, please click here.

{all images from their respective sources}

Destination Wedding Passport-Style Invitations

Our second set of wedding invitations come to us from Le’Trice over at LEPENN Designs in Detroit, Michigan.  Le’Trice recently had the pleasure of designing an invitation for a destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico, lucky lady!  In keeping with the destination wedding theme, Le’Trice went with a red and white passport style invitation with Spanish-inspired details.

spanish-style red white destination wedding passport invitations

From Le’TriceWorking with the bride, Danielle, was a designer’s dream!  She provided me with the color palette, event details and the concept of a passport booklet.  Since their destination wedding will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico I thought it was appropriate to create spanish tile art elements as the main design of the invitation.

spanish-style red white destination wedding passport invitations

I used the Spanish-inspired tiles as the focal point of the belly band around the passport booklet, the backdrop of the insides pages as well as the custom envelope liner.  The overall passport design gives guests the feeling of travel while still having a distinct wedding invitation design.

spanish-style red white destination wedding passport invitations

Absolutely gorgeous!  These invitations totally have me dreaming of a vacation somewhere on a beautiful tropical beach.  Thank you so much Le’Trice!

{image credits: DSH Photography}

Matt + Jessica’s Screen Printed Wedding Invitations

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I’m back from the long weekend and ready to start the day off with some beautiful screen printed wedding invitations from Laura at Curious Doodles out in Portland, Oregon.  Laura created these invitations for her friends Matt and Jessica, incorporating elements inspired by the wedding’s natural surroundings.

blue brown modern screen printed wedding invitations

From LauraMatt and Jessica were married in an outdoor ceremony and reception in Sisters, OR, which is a beautiful location with gorgeous pine trees and mountains all around.  Natural elements became a big part of the wedding identity and the complete invitation suite.

blue brown modern screen printed wedding invitations

The bride and groom’s silhouettes were used throughout the wedding invitation.

blue brown modern screen printed wedding invitations

Matt and Jessica’s wedding invitation suite was hand screen printed with two colors at The Pull in Portland, OR.  I designed the invitations, but the production process was really a group effort.  Matt, the groom, is a designer so he had a lot of input into the design, and Donathon at diskgrunt helped a ton with the printing.

blue brown modern screen printed wedding invitations

The image of a tree provided a nice metaphor for the marriage.  The old western-style type makes sense when you see the city of Sisters, which is an old cowboy town and all of the shops use western fonts for their signs.  The town is very charming.

blue brown modern screen printed wedding invitations

So many lovely details, from the always-adorable silhouettes and fun dancing feet to the fun font choices!  Thanks so much for sending these over Laura!

Don’t forget to check out the real invitations gallery for even more wedding invitation inspiration!

{image credits: Laura Trimmell | Curious Doodles}