Lucas’s Superhero 4th Birthday Party Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! Before we jump back into recaps from the National Stationery Show, I couldn’t resist sharing the wonderful invitations that Lisa from Good on Paper created for her son’s 4th birthday! Lisa creates the most beautiful birthday party invitations (and announcements) for her two boys, and it’s always an inspiration to see the creative themes she comes up with year after year. For her elder son, Lucas, this year is all about superheroes – but in a really fun way!

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From LisaWhile Lucas loves all kinds of super heroes – Captain America, Flash, Spider-Man, etc. – I really wanted the party to be more about the super powers of Lucas and his friends and to be a little less commercialized. The invitations were printed in black and green on heavy white cotton paper with a clean, minimal design highlighting Super Lucas.

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Each invitation set included custom tattoos and instructions packaged in a small glassine envelope for each guest. The tattoos had the guest’s name (i.e. Super Connor) as well as super hero speech bubbles with expressions like “WOW”, “OK”, “YES”, and “COOL” instead of the usual “POW” and “BANG” expressions. The envelopes were lined with a pattern of the same super hero expressions. 

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Such a great idea! Thank you so much Lisa!

Photo Credits: Good on Paper

Happy Weekend!

It’s time! The National Stationery Show is here! Tomorrow I’ll hop on a train up to New York, but for now I’m busy packing and making final preparations for my annual Paper Party next week! With all the hustle and bustle of the show itself, the Paper Party is a fun way for exhibitors, retailers, and other stationery folks to relax and socialize outside of the Javits Center. I’ve been honored to host this party for the past few years, and this year I’m so excited to be working with an amazing team of sponsors to bring this party to life! I can’t wait to share everything with all of you soon, but I wanted to give a special advance thanks to Mohawk, Minted, Etsy Wholesale, Smock, Mailchimp, Postable, Snow & Graham, Legion Paper, Hester & Cook Design Group, Gilah Press + Design, and Ladies of Letterpress for being such awesome partners! But in the meantime…

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Paper Party invitation sneak peek! Calligraphy by Meant to Be Calligraphy / Photo by me via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

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Raffa’s Modern First Birthday Party Invitations

You really can’t go wrong with crisp, classic black + white – and these first birthday party invitations are no exception! Chloe from Hello There, Design created these invitations for her son’s first birthday (happy birthday Raffa!), featuring whimsical hand cut letter text and hand lettered envelope addresses. Love!

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From Chloe: I designed these invitations for my son Raffa’s first birthday party. The invitations are simple black and white with text to match some hand cut letters that are part of a felt banner I made for the occasion. I included a very appropriate enthusiastic photo of Raffa above the text.

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The back of the invitation features a pattern of asymmetrical diamond shapes, which matched the hand cut letters. I opted to have the envelopes hand lettered with white ink on black envelopes, then I made return address labels with the same hand cut lettering as the invitation. The invitations were digitally printed on Savoy cotton stock and the envelopes are Paper Source black.

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Thanks Chloe!

Design: Chloe Marty of Hello There, Design

Envelope Hand Lettering: June Bride Lettering

Photo Credits: Jonna Solheim

Happy Weekend!

The peonies are blooming! After the most miserable winter on record, I want to drink in every single drop of spring this year. My beloved lilacs have sadly faded, but the peonies started to emerge just at the right time, and my roses are just behind them. I wish it could be Spring all year long! I’m gearing up for a busy weekend preparing for the National Stationery Show – it’s the last weekend before the big show! But in the meantime…

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Photo by me via Instagram

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Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! And thank you all so much for your kind comments, emails, and tweets about our happy personal announcement! Your messages really do mean the world to me. This was another busy week with lots of preparations for the National Stationery Show, which I can’t wait to share with you soon! But in the meantime…

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Photo by me – a sneak peek of a new project! – via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

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Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo