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6 months later… | April 5th, 2010

YIKES! Time has flown. I don’t know how people keep up with their blogs, it’s seriously a fulltime job! Never the less, we’ve been delightfully busy around here and moving forward we will be posting much more regularly. The 2 major happenings since October have been having an invitation suite featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine in December (YAY!!!!) + moving into a MUCH larger studio space in Candler Park which we are loving.

Custom Suite for MSW

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Pretty Bows | October 14th, 2009

I just finished wrapping a wedding gift and realized that I do whatever I can to get around the task of tying a bow. I would rather just tie a knot. Most times the aesthetic I’m going for doesn’t really make sense for a bow and a lot of the times I think bows can be tacky, but that’s only because they haven’t been done right. With the right material, a bit of skill and a play with scale, this shouldn’t be too hard right? Great tutorials here and here. Maybe my next wedding gift wrap job will have a pretty bow.


[image above, top row from left: yellow bow from, napkin bow from martha stewart, figure eight bow from Martha Stewart, tuxedo bow from Martha Stewart, headband from]


[image above, top row from left: medallion bow from Martha Stewart, recycled paper bow from The Spotted Sparrow, recycled map bow from How About Orange]

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Build your own letterpress | October 8th, 2009

It doesn’t get much better than finding a template for a mini Vandercook paper press! I immediately stopped what I was doing (anything for a distraction) pulled out my exacto knife, ruler, bone folder, and glue. Those 15 minutes were heaven and now I have the cutest press ever. I wonder if Justin would mind if I decorated our Christmas tree this year with multi-color mini Vandercooks. Thanks to those over at Baltimore Print Studios for the diy… you guys rock & definitely just made my day!


If I only had this Coccoina glue to put it together with. Isn’t this the most beautiful packaging for glue? It’s made from potato startch + its suppose to smell like Marzipan! Might be worth a little taste…


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She said yes… | October 7th, 2009

We designed and printed these for my engagement party that my parents threw. It wasn’t just any engagement party either. It turned into a 3 night escape into the mountains, in Idaho, at some of my families cabins. They hosted 85+ guests in cabins and took everyone white water rafting! It was incredible to say the least, and one of the most memorable weekends we’ve ever had. How cute are these invite postcards? They were duplexed (2 different sheets glued together) and went through the press more times than I want to remember.

engagement invite

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destination pillows | October 2nd, 2009

Cat Studio makes these hand embroidered pillows (all from original art) of different states, regions, cities, parks & countries. Wouldn’t these make the best gifts for a bride or couple? They’re so fun and unexpected! For a destination wedding they’d be the perfect gift for the wedding party or as a thank you for loved ones to remember your special day. Check out the entire collection here.


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Grandma Latte | September 22nd, 2009

New custom stationery design for Grandma Latte. She didn’t want to be known as just Grandma to her grand kids, so being a huge lover of latte’s, she started having the kiddos call her Grandma Latte and it stuck. We think that it’s pretty cute and the stationery definitely speaks to this very stylish grandma.




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vintage mailboxes | September 14th, 2009

We came across these tucked into the side of a building, somewhere in the San Juan Islands, and thought the amount of detail used for a mailbox was incredible. I’m especially into the little star shape used for the lock!


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Crafty Friends | August 25th, 2009

My dear friend Martha (used to work with her over at Iconologic) designed her save-the-dates + wedding invites and came over one day and we had some fun on the press. Aren’t the love birds so cute?! I can’t wait for her wedding to see how all her other ideas play out… You can see more over at 100 Layer Cake here and here.





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We love "Once Wed" | August 4th, 2009

Once Wed just posted our wedding on their blog! I spent many hours devouring all the inspiration over there for my wedding. If you haven’t seen their blog definitely check it out.


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Dreary day on the press… | July 30th, 2009

I LOVE our studio and am seriously going to miss the view when we move to a larger space in the next few months. I mean how many presses have a view like this?!


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