A Sweet Hello + Thank You

I love these new notecards from Suann at Simplesong.  Such a sweet and simple way to let someone know that you're thinking of them or send a nice note of appreciation:

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These and a few other new additions are both available in Suann's shop.

{image credits: simplesong}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm feeling a bit under the weather today, so I'm going to head out a bit early and get a head start on the weekend.  We're hoping to visit the farmer's market in our new neighborhood for the first time (I'm dying to make this parmesan parsnip recipe!) and finally get rid of any remaining boxes in our apartment.  But in the meantime…

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…a couple of links for your weekend reading:

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Also, if you haven't already heard, my friend Vané is organizing a fantastic wedding even in late March called Urban Wed.  Vané has pulled together a fantastic group of vendors, so if you're in the New York area, you should definitely check it out!

Have a great weekend everyone!

{image credits: cassia beck via mary ruffle}

{today I love…}

I've been loving all the coverage of the NY fall fashion shows this week.  It feels a bit strange to be so enamored of collections for NEXT fall when I'm so busy wishing for spring to arrive, but these looks are just too pretty to resist:

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You can find more coverage of the NY fashion shows on Love Made Visible and Simple-Pretty.

{image credits: style.com}

Single Color Letterpress Wedding Invitations

If you love letterpress but are worried about fitting letterpress invitations into your wedding budget, the easiest way to do letterpress on a budget is by printing your invitations in a single color.  Because letterpress invitations are printed one color at a time, each additional color doubles the number of runs through the press, essentially doubling the amount of time and labor involved with the invitation suite.

This letterpress wedding invitation designed by Matt Duerksen and printed by Czar Press is printed entirely in one color (gray) from the main invitation all the way through to the envelope — using a mix of different typefaces in lieu of color:

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As much as I love color, I’ve been really drawn to wedding invitations printed in a single color and using typography as the main focus of the design — like these invitations and Kate’s Save the Dates.  Single-color designs can range from totally minimalist to intricate and vintage-inspired, but either way feel absolutely timeless.

{image credits: Czar Press}

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Woven Paper Garland

I'm having a serious thing for garlands this week.  This woven paper garland is so colorful and beautiful:

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 This garland is available via papermode home — they also make woven paper jewelry:

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Check out papermode home and papermode for lots and lots more. 

{image credits: papermode}