It’s hard not to notice the rising trend of using vintage postage stamps on wedding stationery; we suppose the old saying is true that ‘they don’t make ‘em like they used to’. The postage stamps of the past have a beautiful matte finish and their engraved images lend a raised, tactile feel to the surface. They really are tiny pieces of art. However, one thing we are thankful for in modern stamp designs is the self-adhesive backing. Who doesn’t remember the taste after licking and adhering a postage stamp?
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I can’t believe a year has passed since we had the privilege of working with Elizabeth and Rhys, but it only makes the anticipation of these photos from KT Merry all the more beautiful. For their save the date, we started with real walnut wood and pressed gold foil over it. For the invitation, we upped the formality and did gold foil on white, woodgrain embossed paper. To incorporate these styles into their wedding day pieces, walnut wood was used for guest bag tags, table numbers and place cards. Gold calligraphy was used on the tags and place cards while the table... Read more
Now that we’ve officially settled into our new Houston studio, it’s back to work this week. Today I began a new sketch for a wedding taking place in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This will eventually be painted and end up on a custom Save the Date (so stay tuned!). Thanks for bearing with us as we made the move and, if you’re in the Houston area, we’d love to meet you!
We’re making big changes this week as we move our studio from Pennsylvania to Texas! We’re looking forward to continuing to work with clients all over the country and developing new personal contacts in the Southeastern Texas region. Please excuse our shop being closed (except for envelopes and liners which will still be processed and shipped as normal), as we make this transition. You can still place your order, but please note that orders placed between 8/12 and 8/28 will not be processed until 8/31. As a thank you for your patience, please use promo code MISSEDYOU upon... Read more
We’re wrapping up Ashley and Jace’s stationery, but just had to share a delightful detail they’ve included on their invitation cards. By increasing the paper thickness, we were able to bring in a cost-efficient way to add their accent color of metallic gold. True metallics aren’t possible with digital printing, but by painting the edges of their card by hand, they were still able to incorporate it. Plus, who doesn’t love a little hidden detail?
Finally! Although their wedding was back in February, we have finally posted Cara and Stefan’s stunning invitation in the Custom Gallery. This was our first custom wedding in Australia and Cara and Stefan were such a pleasure to work with (of course who isn’t jealous of that delightful accent?). They were great proof that distance is no match when you find the right wedding vendor! After figuring out time differences, we Skyped and set out to design their woodland-inspired invitation. Cara knew she wanted to use real wood, but the rest of the details were in... Read more
We’ve been noticing this spring the rumblings of an upcoming (and totally delightful) trend—pineapples! Any why not? They’re totally quirky, tropical and fun, which is everything a great summer wedding bash should be. Follow us on Pinterest and take a peek at our Pining for Pineapple board!
We have been so blessed to work with Cara and Stefan on their custom wedding invitation. Cara’s ideas were like nothing we’ve done before so stay tuned for the photos. In the meantime, you won’t want to miss this cinematic intro to their emotional wedding, set in the lush landscape of Australia. Thanks to What Pete Shot for sharing this with us! It’s always a pleasure to see our couples enjoying the culmination of months of planning!
I’m excited to introduce an ever-so-helpful Shop feature added this week! We’ve added Pantone® color swatch number matches to most of the envelope and envelope liner products in the Shop. Colors on screens can vary and some are even hard to produce on a screen, so this added feature will help ensure that the product you receive will meet your expectations. It’s also perfect if you’re trying to coordinate your printed ink color to an envelope or liner. Enjoy!
The studio is picking up momentum again as we enter the new year! I’m already working on some fresh ideas for the store and of course for custom design clients as well! Take a peek at the new Theroux return address stamp and keep checking for new items throughout the year!