Simple and Elegant Letterpress Moving Announcements

Lauren Chism Fine Papers sent over these beautiful moving announcements that she created to help her best friend celebrate the purchase of her first home.  I’m loving the classic design and feminine border detail – such a sweet and simple way to help spread the happy news to family and friends!


From LaurenMy best friend and her husband recently purchased their first home, and I wanted to create a moving announcement for her that was feminine, clean and impeccably printed.  The frame paired with a beautiful script address achieved the simple elegance I was going for.  They were printed by Spark Letterpress on thick 100% cotton paper.  I also created a coordinating address stamp, in the same script font for her to use long after the announcements are sent out.




So pretty!  Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Letterpress Printing: Spark Letterpress

Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Wedding Invitations with Color + Pattern from Page Stationery

I’m already a fan of Page Stationery’s letterpress wedding invitations – I love the “simple is better” approach to design.  Page Stationery just released a brand new collection of digitally printed wedding invitations and save the dates, and I’m thrilled to be sharing the first peek at the collection today!  I love the way designer Sue Corral has incorporated new design elements into the collection, from tons of bright color to bold stripes and patterns, all while maintaining her signature “classic with a twist” design style.  Here are a few of my favorite designs.


Congratulations Sue!  You can check out the full collection over at Page Stationery right here!

Photo Credits: Page Stationery

Ali + Damien’s Farm and Americana-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Today we’re going from crisp and modern wedding invitations to a sweet, illustrated wedding invitation suite from designer Laura Macchia.  Laura designed these beautiful invitations for a wedding in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  Laura drew inspiration from classic Americana for the color palette, incorporating rustic but elegant details befitting a fall wedding on a farm.

From LauraAli and Damien are getting married at a farm in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York.  They wanted their wedding suite to incorporate the surrounding landscape of farmland, rolling hills and colorful meadows.  The overall look they were going for was something a little rustic and fun but with an elegant touch.

One of their favorite artists, Sabra Field, was a great source of inspiration for the design of the main invitation.  The Americana color palette paired with the natural white paper adds a nice vintage quality to the entire suite.  Once the couple shared their idea of having apples to hold the table cards, it was easily decided that they would be a great motif for the pattern of the envelope liners.  I then thought it would be fun to print the pattern on the back of the info cards too.

Just beautiful!  Thanks Laura!

Photo Credits: Laura Macchia


Red and White Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Theresa from b.t. elements sent over these beautiful red and white invitations from her brand new letterpress collection.  Theresa chose a minimalist and crisp design for the main invitation while bringing in a unique die cut outer envelope and bold white calligraphy.  Theresa even did the beautiful calligraphy herself – so pretty!

From TheresaI love the beauty of the letterpress printing process and wanted to design an invitation that was clean and simple, working with just the relationship of small and large type.  The crisp design of this invitation was really inspired by the printing method itself.  I’m always inspired by strong bold colors that stand well on their own – red is one of those colors.  It’s bold, striking, and just a timeless color.

At b.t. elements we’re known for our custom pockets and folders, so I added in a very simple back pocket – you always need a place to tuck in those extra enclosures.  And we never overlook the envelope.  Our fancy cut envelopes are new this year and a big hit.  It’s so wonderful to see that envelope come in the mail.

The handwriting on the envelope is my own; I’ve been trying to teach myself calligraphy so I’ll take any practice I can get.  I love the contrast of the white on red.

Lovely!  Thanks Theresa!

Photo Credits: b.t. elements

Watercolor Note Cards from Social Proper

Elizabeth from Social Proper sent me a note introducing me to her brand new stationery collection – and I’m completely smitten.  The collection features Elizabeth’s hand painted designs, printed on textured paper.  The current collection features watercolor illustrations inspired by late summer days.  So sweet!

Thanks Elizabeth!

Photo Credits: Social Proper