Maggie + Trevor’s Modern Campaign-Inspired Baby Shower: The Details!

As promised, I’m back with more of the day-of stationery from Maggie and Trevor’s campaign-inspired “unshower” – along with some photos from the evening! Sara and I wanted the day-of stationery to complement the invitations, with a similar color palette and lots of graphic patterns. Michele from Meant to Be Calligraphy kindly calligraphed a few signs for us, Sarah from August Blume created a few special pieces, and our friends at Minted were kind enough to share a few items from their new party decor collection!

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Since we planned the evening more like a cocktail party than a traditional baby shower, Sara and I wanted to make sure we had lots of good food and plenty to drink. Our menu included chili, cornbread, a cheese plate, pies – even s’mores over the backyard fire pit! Our drink menu included a hot apple cider station (with brandy close at hand for an alcoholic version) and our fall harvest punch.

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Minted sent some of their striped paper straws, flag stickers, garland, table confetti, and striped bunting from their party decor collection in shades of red and aqua.

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Minted also sent over some of their large decorative tissue paper fans, which I supplemented with smaller fans from Party City. We used the fans to create a fun tissue paper installation behind the dessert buffet, then arranged a few more fans in the windows and along the mantel.

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Sarah from August Blume designed cards for party guests to fill out cards with advice and wishes for Maggie, Trevor, and their baby girl, which we placed next to a sign featuring Michele’s calligraphy. Sarah also designed custom cocktail napkins and drink stirrers, and a sign for the front door welcoming guests to the party.

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The happy soon-to-be-parents!

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Such a fun night! And a huge congratulations to Maggie and Trevor!

Event Planning: Bella Notte and Oh So Beautiful Paper

Drink Stirrers, Cocktail Napkins, and Welcome Sign: August Blume

Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy

Tissue Paper Fans, Stripe Straws, Table Confetti, Garland, and Bunting: c/o Minted

Photo Credits: party photos by Jessica Del Vecchio, detail photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Maggie + Trevor’s Campaign-Inspired Baby Shower: The Invitations!

A couple of weekends ago, my friend Sara and I co-hosted a baby shower for our friends Maggie and Trevor. Maggie co-hosted my own baby shower last year, so it was an absolute honor to be able to return the favor! Maggie and Trevor wanted a fun night with friends before their baby girl arrived, so we planned the evening as more of a cocktail party  (aka “unshower”) than a traditional baby shower. Naturally, I was responsible for the paper details – and today I’m so excited to share the invitations and day-of stationery with you! We’ll start with the amazing invitations by Sarah of August Blume, with the rest of the details to follow a bit later today!

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Maggie and Trevor had the most beautiful campaign-inspired wedding four years ago, so Sara and I decided to run with that as our inspiration for the party. Inspired by Maggie’s plans for the nursery, we chose a color palette of red, white, and aqua. Maggie also loves graphic prints and patterns, which we also wanted to incorporate into the invitations and party stationery.

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I’ve been a fan of Sarah from August Blume since featuring Beth and Michael’s save the dates in early 2012, and I thought her aesthetic would be a good match for Maggie and our overall party style. I sent Sarah links to Maggie’s blog, wedding invitations, and a Pinterest board that Sara put together with inspiration for the party. The invitation suite that she created could not have been more perfect!

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From SarahI was thrilled to design for such a special project! The campaign-themed “unshower” had my creative wheels turning right from the start. Creating a mini campaign pin to include with the invitation seemed like the perfect, interactive touch. I wanted to incorporate something that had a hint of “baby” to it – and the elephant and donkey push toys have ended up being one of my favorite aspects of the whole design. Michele’s beautiful lettering kept the tone soft and her calligraphy on the wrap labels tied everything together. What an honor to be a part of Baby H’s unshower!

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Sarah designed the invitations to be mailed in pool blue box mailers. The invitations feature calligraphy by Michele from Meant to Be Calligraphy. A red and white twill ribbon – and a custom campaign button! – tied the invitation and registry card together. Sarah honored our request for pattern with two fun graphic patterns: one lining the inside of the box mailers and another to back the invitation.

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Wrap around address labels – calligraphed by Michele – and reissued Inverted Jenny stamps were the perfect finishing touch!

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Check back soon for the fun day-of stationery from Maggie and Trevor’s shower!

Invitation Design: August Blume

Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy

August Blume is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Sarah’s beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Rotolino Greetings

I love it when creative friends join forces, which is exactly how Angela Liguori’s new Rotolino greetings collection came together! The collection features words calligraphed by artist Susy Pilgrim Waters, then letterpress in charcoal gray ink printed onto long strips of cotton paper by Albertine Press, and finally wrapped around hand dyed wooden spools and secured with red thread by Angela. Such a unique way to send love and wishes to a special person!

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The collection currently features two designs: Love (with the words amore, dolcezza, per sempre insieme, ti amo, gioia, abbracci, baci, xoxo) and Holiday Greetings (with the words warm wishes, joy, gratitude, celebrate, best wishes, kindness, peace, season’t greetings, xoxox). Each spool measures 2″ by 1.25″ with strips of paper 7/8″ tall and 17″ long. The spools are packaged in kraft paper gift boxes.

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Thanks Angela!

p.s. Angela is celebrating the new collection with a giveaway on her blog! Check out the details right here.

Photo Credits: Angela Liguori

Lauren’s Modern Black and White Moving Announcements

Designer Lauren Chism and her husband moved into a new home over the summer – and today she’s sharing her moving announcements with us! I share Lauren’s tendency to take a maximalist approach to personal stationery projects, so I’m loving the modern, pared down approach to her moving announcements. Just beautiful calligraphy, a couple of arrow motifs, and a modern graphic backing pattern – all in simple black and white. Perfect!

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From LaurenMy husband and I moved into a new home this summer and amongst all the excitement of furniture purchases and decorating, I didn’t forget that I had a fun excuse to send out some paper: moving announcements! When it comes to designing my own stationery, I tend to want to try new printing techniques and papers, which results in me going completely over the top. This time, I thought I’d keep it simple and – most importantly – affordable with some small, flat printed cards. Gotta save the big bucks for all that new furniture!

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The design started with the calligraphy talents of Lauren Essl of Blue Eye Brown Eye, who penned our new address for us to use. I love the idea of calligraphy for moving announcements. I was able to use the calligraphy on the cards and make a return address stamp with it, which made sending everything out even easier. Add in a fun arrow motif and kraft envelopes and they turned out to be just fun way to share our new address with family and friends.

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Not one to leave off any details in my stationery, I finished the kraft envelopes off with fun washi tape and Johnny Cash stamps, which might have been my favorite part of all!

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Thanks Lauren!

Calligraphy: Blue Eye Brown Eye

Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here!

Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Sara + Bob’s Romantic Floral Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! Allie from AllieRuth Design sent over these beautiful wedding invitations – inspired by the English roses growing in the bride and groom’s backyard garden! Allie combined letterpress printing, digital printing, and even screen printing to create a romantic and vintage-inspired invitation suite that is full of color and texture. So lovely!

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From AllieThese invitations were designed for Sara and Bob, who hosted a beautiful backyard wedding at their home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. English roses are abundant in their yard and happen to be Sara’s favorite, so we chose to use roses as the motif in her wedding stationery.

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I created floral and foliage patterns using vintage imagery, and paired them with hand lettering for a sweet and playful combo. Their invitation card, RSVP, and save the date were all printed by me using a digital/letterpress combination, which has become a staple in the AllieRuth studio. It allows for so much more color than a traditional letterpress printed piece, yet still gives couples the wonderful texture of letterpress.

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The dark green was chosen for the screen printed cards (printed by Mama’s Sauce) as a nod to their late night after party.

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Thanks Allie!

Design + Letterpress Printing: AllieRuth Design

Screen Printing: Mama’s Sauce

AllieRuth Design is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Allie’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: AllieRuth Design