2010 Holiday Card Round-Up, Part 5

I’m hoping to wrap up the major holiday card round-ups today with three separate posts – whew!  There must be something in the air this year, because just when I think I’ve found my favorite holiday cards, I stumble upon even more beautiful designs!  Let’s get right to it with today’s first installment.


{moikka paper}



{dapper paper}


{rock paper ink}


{lucky luxe}

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{dingbat press}



{cardamom press}

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{in haus press}

{snap and tumble}


{maida vale}


{albertine press}

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{winged wheel}


{joie letterpress}


{toast and laurel}

And if you’re in need of some special Christmas postage stamps, Holly from The Paper Nickel is offering a special collection of vintage stamps just for the holidays:


{the paper nickel}

More coming soon!

{all images via their respective sources}

2010 Holiday Card Round-Up, Part 4

As promised, I have a few more holiday card favorites to share with you!  This installment features a group of beautiful holiday cards of all shapes and styles – from sleek modern designs to colorful vintage-inspired patterns.


{ruby press}


{small talk studio}


{hazel and violet ink}



{love these cards from Blackbird Letterpress with just enough room for a photo or handwritten note!}


{the wheatfield}


{ruby victoria}


{dutch door press}


{paisley dog press}



{lulu dee}


{moontree letterpress}


{letterpress delicacies}


{vandalia street press}



{starshaped press}


{steel petal press}

Speaking of holiday cards, have you entered the personalized holiday card giveaway from Cardstore.com?  Contest closes tomorrow night, so click here to enter!

{images from their respective sources}

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2010 Holiday Card Round-Up, Part 3

Happy December everyone!  I’ve got about a bazillion holiday cards to share with all of you, so for the next couple of days it’ll be holiday card central around here with round-ups of my favorite cards.  If you missed the first two round-ups, you can find them right here – otherwise let’s get started on Part 3!



{sweet harvey}

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{cheree berry}



{shanna murray}

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{snow and graham}


{make your own holiday cards with these stamps from paperfinger}



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{fugu fugu press}



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{beau ideal}


{chewing the cud}

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{foxy and winston}


{sugarcube press}

Check back a bit later for Part 4!

{images from their respective sources}

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Marcy + Edward’s Creative Art Museum Wedding Invitations

These gorgeous booklet wedding invitations come to us from Marcy over at Be Frank, an invitation studio in Philadelphia that Marcy runs with her business partner Jenny.  Marcy just got hitched a little over a week ago (congratulations Marcy!) and sent over photos of her invitations.  I love the way Marcy incorporated elements from the art museum reception venue throughout the invitation suite.


From Marcy:  Creating these invitations was a blast!  I spent alot of time coming up with ideas on how to incorporate the art museum feel into the invites.  Since our reception is in a gallery at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, I love the feel of the white walls against the displayed artwork.  I wanted to reflect this in the invitations.


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The saddle stitched invitation booklet contained all the wedding details.  I loved the idea of having everything contained in a book for easy reference.

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The silhouette theme was carried through the rest of wedding pieces and the cover was letterpressed by Colleen of Cleanwash Letterpress in Philadelphia.  I was really happy with how they turned out!


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Each of the RSVP cards displayed a unique painting that is part of the Academy’s permanent collection.  I was pleased with the pops of color the cards created against the solid colors of the book and the envelopes.

Congratulations Marcy!  The invitations are stunning!

{image credits: be frank studio}

Melissa + George’s Save the Date Postcards

My friend Ellie – from the fabulous blog Mint and her equally fabulous stationery shop Hello Tenfold – designed these custom save the date postcard for a couple getting married in California next spring.  Inspired by the trip that their guests would undertake to attend the wedding, Ellie worked with the couple to create a fun and modern double-sided postcard with a map on one side and playful text on the other.



From Ellie: When Melissa and George started planning their spring 2011 wedding in California, they realized that their guests would be traveling from all over the world.  Melissa is from California, George is from Texas, and they met while living in Georgia and Tennesee, respectively.  Since most of their guests would be boarding planes to come to the wedding, they wanted to let them know how much they’d appreciate the west coast trek with a fun, custom save the date postcard.


Melissa had the idea to have a map of the United States showing the locations of her guests with dotted lines from the major cities and airports to Menlo Park, California where the ceremony will be held.  On the back, the couple wrote a cute, tongue-in-cheek note to their guests describing Melissa’s Wankee status and George’s dedication to the Dawg Nation.


Melissa and George were going for a laid-back, fun, and informal feel for their save the dates, so the postcard format was perfect.  For the back of the postcard, they were inspired by the typography-driven Erin invitations from my shop.  Needless to say, these were a lot of fun to create!

So cute!  A big thanks to Ellie for sending these over – for more from Ellie, definitely check out her blog and shop!

{image credits: hello tenfold}