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Apr 08 2015

Beauty and the Ginger Letterpress Invitations

I love couples with a sense of humor. My friends Brian (he insists with an "i" is the only correct spelling of the name) and Kelly have it in spades.After a recent shop move, I unearthed this beautiful letterpress invitation I helped them create.Brian runs his own creative agency and has a pretty awesome designer in his band of mischief (she's the one who designed this ADDY invitation). He also happens to look like a red-headed Norseman,...

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Mar 30 2015

Music Mondays | the Lamest of All Adjectives

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. Having grown up in a pentecostal church, I rode the wave of mediocre CCM (that's Contemporary Christian Music) like a champion surfer. It wasn't until my late teen years that I started to question how a faith that claims to have a direct line of communication with the Creator could produce such inferior art. Clearly this wasn't always the case. So much of the history of great art (though certainly...

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Mar 25 2015

New Made-to-Order Letterpress Invitations

We've been working hard and have added two new invitations to the Humble Beginnings collection. Humble Beginnings is our made-to-order letterpress wedding invitation line. It's a chance to have your own inviting experience without the investment of a custom invitation.We tend to feature bold, clean graphic and typographic designs and have two new options for you to announce your wedding in style.Click the image to see the entire suite. My Favorite ThingsThere Will Never Be Another You   You can...

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Mar 20 2015

A Little Trendcasting with Creative Arts Unlimited

The good folks at Creative Arts Unlimited (have you seen their incredible work?!) posted this sometime around the new year:Now, if you've been reading my little musings for any length of time, you might know that I don't care much for trends. I think that personal style trumps trends every time.That said, I don't mind when something I like happens to be everywhere. It's inspiring.I don't like it when, like Heidi Klum, people declare something...

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Mar 18 2015

Cutting Room Floor | Vintage Car Inspired Invitations

Cutting Room Floor is a chance for you to peek behind the curtain and see the ideas that, for whatever reason, never made it into being. It’s an opportunity to see just how we’re willing to dream for our clients. They’re ideas we’d really love to see produced. Feel free to take these ideas and run. Of course, we’d love to make them for the right client. Is it you?I've been thinking about this one for a...

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Art as Inspiration | Andy Goldsworthy

Meet my current obsession.His name is Andy Goldsworthy. It's no secret that I love art. I believe wedding planners, wedding designers and, in general, all wedding-related people should be looking to art instead of other weddings for their inspiration.This guy Goldsworthy? He's a dream for wedding people!He uses natural elements - twigs, sand, leaves, stones, ice - to create stunning visuals. Sound familiar? It's the elements we see in a lot of weddings already. Except...

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Mar 13 2015

Why Are There Minimum Quantities for Custom Invitations?

Call me reductionist, but I think it's dumb for a custom stationer to have minimum order quantities for hand-crafted stationery. Here's why they do it The lion's share of the cost of an invitation happens before ink ever meets paper. It's in the design and in ordering paper, envelopes, and other supplies. It's in the labor of setting up the printing press. And those costs are usually the same whether you're ordering one or 100.This is true...

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Music Mondays | John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack.I can't believe I've not yet shared with you the music of one of the most transformational times in my life.It was 2007 and I was in graduate school. I had the opportunity to attend what would wind up being the penultimate conference of the International Association for Jazz Education.The music of that week - from some of the most incredible luminaries in jazz - was enrapturing. It was...

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