PORTFOLIO ADDITIONS!

I have been one BUSY lady!! Between projects, chasing my two years old, being a friend and sister and daughter and wife… well I sure haven’t given myself a moment or two to add images of all of my latest and greatest! I can’t wait to show off everything I have been up to. I will have many additions to portfolio links by the end of the day :)

PRICING & INFORMATION UPDATES

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I have done a bit of editing to my calligraphy pricing guide and have added a new link for logo, branding and custom artwork costs! I have also added turn-around time information to all pricing guides as well as rush fee information! WOOHOO!

Coming soon: A ‘Calligraphy Workshop Pricing’ link filled with information on how to host a beginner’s calligraphy workshop with me!

Summer Wedding Invitations

As promised, I wanted to share the invitations that followed my watercolor save the dates! It was a very different process creating these vs the save the dates, as I worked with the mother of the bride this go around! It was interesting to work with someone who had an eye for design and desired a very specific look, because typically I have so much freedom and power to make my products just how I see fit. I liked the challenge of making this invitation and learning how to adjust my designs quickly and easily to show different options and modifications that fit my MOB’s vision! And when she received them in the mail, she couldn’t have been happier!!!
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Next up is an invitation that I’m still completing some envelope lining for this week, but I’m so eager to show them off!! I had never done a beach themed invitation before this one, so I was so excited for the opportunity! I used peach, pool blue and paper bag to give the invite some color pops but also keep to the burlap, rustic look that my brides were looking for. The belly band really gives this wedding suite the final touch, with thick burlap ribbon and an embossed watermark of scattered shells.
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I’m also so thrilled to continue working for, who I like to call, my “blush & gold bride”. I just started up her order of 400 escort cards!!

Gold & Silver Bachelorette

I had so much fun making all things paper for a beautiful bachelorette celebration. The day was planned with four separate events, so the invitation needed to give all of those invited a lot of information and options! My solution for these invites was to create a multi page card, with each event described separately. They turned out perfectly and stayed within the elegant silver and gold theme that the MOH desired.

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Once these beauties were sent out the MOH asked if I could continue this theme into the bridal brunch and first event of the day. I did this by creating a number of gold and silver details!

 

 

 

 

IMG_9566Tented cards to label the food and drink being served.

 

 

 

 

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Flagged paper straws to complete the mason jar glasses that the MOH provided. My signature “giant confetti” that I created in a silver and gold color scheme.

 

 

 

 

IMG_9563And a welcome sign for each event that the MOH framed and displayed.

 

 

 

 

IMG_0001Overall, this was such a fun and elegant day to assist in planning… Well the MOH did all the planning! I just catered to her paper needs! I enjoyed helping with the brunch set up and being part of such a special day!

How To Line Any Envelope

IMG_9606One of my favorite ways to jazz up a card is to line its envelope! I even like to line envelopes when I purchase greeting cards (yes, I do still buy cards here and there)! All you need is some awesome paper to line your envelope with and the means to make a quick envelope liner template.

 

 

To make your template, lay the envelope on a piece of scratch paper. This paper will turn into your template, so if you’re going for a long lasting template, you can use chipboard. Trace around the envelope with a pencil. Measure 1/8″ in on each rectangular/square edge, not including the top edge with the envelope flap.

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Now measure the width of the lick n stick on your envelope flap and make note on your template. From that point, use a ruler to draw a line from that mark down each top corner.

 

Cut your template out! If you’re using chipboard, you may want to use an exacto knife. Flip your fancy liner paper upside down and trace your template onto the backside, so no pencil marks show once it’s in your envelope. Cut out your liner!

 

Use your Thermoweb tape runner to either run two strips of adhesive along the triangular edges of the liner paper or of the envelope. I say ‘either’ because some fine papers, if made out of natural fibers, will not take to the tape runner. You don’t need adhesive anywhere else, the envelope will hold the rest of your liner in.

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Slide your liner into the envelope and adjust so that it’s centered and absolutely perfect in every way. Press down to adhere and give the flap a nice fold. Voila!

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