To the Letter :: Come see me in Allen!

The first one was so fun, why not do another? On Saturday, September 3rd I’ll be doing another letterpress event to help celebrate the opening of the brand new Anthropologie in Allen, Texas! We’ll make thank you cards that you’ll get to take home with you and you’ll learn all about the art of letterpress printing. Bring your friends and spread the word! Oh, and it’s free!

Round Wedding Invitations

This November Sylvia and Andy are having a fall themed wedding complete with pumpkins, brown and orange hues, and fall floral. Keeping that in mind, I was inspired by the round shape of the pumpkins to create something different for their invitations. The result: round letterpress invitations with matching calligraphy. Simple, yet unique.

Ballet Inspired Photo Shoot

A bit ago I was asked to participate in a style shoot by Shannon of Shannon Schultz Events and I was so excited to jump on board! Truly, I am amazed out how beautiful everything turned out. Here is a sampling of the shoot, and to see the complete collection of images visit Style Me Pretty today! All photos are by Sara Donaldson.

Washi Tape Cupcake Topper DIY

Do you love washi tape? I do. I love to seal envelopes with it, wrap up products with it, and think of other creative ways to incorporate the colorful tape. Here, I’ll show you how to make a simple cupcake topper using any washi tape you have on hand.

First up, gather your supplies. You’ll need:

  • Washi tape (any pattern or color of your choice)
  • Coordinating card stock
  • A large shape paper punch (I’m using a heart, any shape will do. Think circle, star, etc).
  • Toothpicks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tiny alphabet stamps
  • Stamp pad

Oh, you’ll also need a cupcake (or two)!

After you’ve gathered your supplies, you’ll take your washi tape and a piece of card stock and layer about two inch pieces of tape onto the card stock. You’ll want to cover about a 2 inch square of surface area. (This can change based on your hole punch). Also, before you start, go ahead and plug in that hot glue gun so it’ll be ready when you’re ready to use it!

Next, take your hole punch and punch out your shape. Also, punch out another shape in the plain card stock.

Now you’ll take your mini letter stamps and stamp the message of your choice on the blank shape. Here, I did “happy bday.”

Use the glue gun to put a line of glue down the center for your toothpick. Also, put a few dots on either side to adhere the washi tape heart to the back.

Align the washi tape heart to the back of your message heart and you’re done! Stick it in your cupcake and you’ve got a cute, simple presentation. Happy crafting!

On Making Your Special Day Even More Special

The thing I love the most about weddings are the special details the couple includes in their big day. It doesn’t have to be overly ambitious, and the most subtle details are often the ones I love the most. Whether it’s putting pictures of loved ones on display, or including favorite desserts on the dessert table, intimate details make a wedding. So when I got the opportunity to work on a calligraphy job for a couple who has taken a lot of time to think of creative ways to make their special day even more special – I was so happy to do it! This job was so fun.

A few months ago I did the calligraphy for their Save the Date, designed and printed by Carrot & Stick Press. Remember this precious book mark? Circling back around, I just completed the calligraphy for their wedding invitations, as well as a slue of other items.

Detail #1 I love? These Penguin Classic post cards used as escort cards. (Sensing the book theme)? They’ll use a rubber stamp to stamp the table number on the post card. In addition, they used the post card as a spot to include a personal letter to their guests.

The bride also chose a super fun calligraphy style for her envelopes, these were so fun!

Invitation Suite by Carrot & Stick Press

Detail #2: All of the table number tents include favorite quotes from books selected by the bride and groom.

Detail #3: Labels for the dessert and cheese displays will be mounted on book pages (see small example in image). I love all of their details!

Classic Wedding Suite

Letterpress. Beautiful cotton paper. Rounded edges. Brown on pearl white. Just a beautiful combination for a classic wedding suite.