Stationery

Spotlight: Art Prints from Minted

We love Minted for their beautiful wedding stationery. (Psst… our clients get 20% off, ask us for the discount code!) But did you know that Minted also has an amazing line of Art Prints? I decided to show off some of my favorites – and yes, I have very diverse taste!
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I LOVE that you can buy a frame right along with the print, and try out different frames virtually. I have the hardest time choosing frames for artwork!

So while you are browsing Minted’s wedding stationery collection, take a look at these great options for your new home! If you aren’t familiar with Minted, here’s a little bit about them:

Minted’s community of independent artists and designers are located in 48 states and 43 countries. They are illustrators and textile designers, painters and packaging designers, marketers and stay-at-home moms. Some have design degrees, and others are participating in Minted competitions to learn design for the first time. They share a deep love for creative expression, personal development, risk-taking, and most importantly, paying it forward by helping each other.

Be sure to check out Minted’s line of stationery as well as art and home decor! Do you have any favorites? Post the link below in the comments.

March Madness Sale on Wedding Invitations

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Introducing Our New Custom Stationery Line

Simply Personal Wedding Invitations

We are excited to present a new stationery line to our clients! We have decided to partner with Simply Personal because we love the level of customization they offer. We can also provide chair signs, seating charts, favor tags and more! Schedule an appointment to view the collection at our office.

The Green Wedding Series: Stationery

Welcome to part 2 of the Green Wedding Series!

Being an old-fashioned girl, I don’t think it’s appropriate to skip the printed invitation for an event as formal as a wedding. However, there are definitely ways to be eco-friendly when choosing your invitation:

  • Look for companies that do not provide an inner envelope.  It’s very pretty, and I love the concept, but it does add up to a lot of extra paper.
  • Also ask about invitation styles printed on recycled or tree-free papers.  The invitation pictured above is from the Naturally Ever After line from Carlson Craft.
  • Some companies offer papers that have wildflower seeds embedded.  Your guests can bury your invitation in their yard and get a beautiful batch of flowers!
  • Vegetable- or soy-based inks are less harmful to the environment that petroleum-based inks.  Ask your printer if they offer this option.
  • Use a local printer whenever possible; be sure to ask if they will print them in-house or send them out!

If you want to go digital with some or all of your stationery, here are some ways to go:

  • Create a wedding website.  List all of your accommodations, travel info, local attractions, etc. online instead of mailing packets to your out-of-town guests.
  • Check out sites like Glö or Wedding Window for email invitations, save-the-dates, and RSVPs.
  • Remember that not all your guests may be as tech-savvy as you are.  Be sure to communicate all the necessary information by phone or handwritten note to anyone without email or internet access.

Accordian Envelope Project

I was exploring Paper-Source.com today, looking for some fun new papers to use around the office in 2009.  To my surprise, I came across a project that fills a need I have been dealing with for a long time: organizing paper in my purse.

I am constantly finding a stack of paper in the bottom of my purse – business cards that I get at networking events, business and personal receipts, and ideas I write down while driving.  I have been looking for something to corral all that paper without adding even more weight to my already hefty handbag, and I think this is just the thing!

As a wedding-related use, imagine how cute this would be to send to your out-of-town guests!  Pockets could be labeled accommodations, attractions, restaurants, events, maps – or, if you are planning an entire wedding weekend, each day could have a pocket with that day’s itinerary, dress code, etc.

For complete project instructions, visit the Paper-Source.com website.