Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Meet Your Guides: Fleur Creations, LLC

Hi, my name is Maria Fuller and I am the founder/Creative Director of Fleur Creations, LLC, a truly unique stationery studio specializing in custom pieces using materials imported from all over the globe. From silk covered boxes and handmade feather butterflies to luxurious Japanese Chyogami paper, we strive to design the most unique stationery to delight all of the senses.
Here on Stationery Guides, I will be discussing trends in the wedding industry with a focus on invitations and other unique wedding items that give that extra attention to detail, trends in baby and children’s stationery, and answering readers’ questions! I hope to share with you my love for paper and all things pretty here at The Stationery Guides!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Meet Your Guides: Shimmer Studio

Hello! My name is Dana and I am the owner and the designer for Shimmer Studio, located in Chicago. I specialize in letterpress stationery for general correspondence as well as for special events. All Shimmer Studio stationery features my whimsical illustrations. I love letterpress printing and silk screen printing. Currently I print and make all the stationery myself by hand. I am also a graphic designer and have worked on many different types of projects. I will be around to discuss general stationery, paper, copyright information, and to answer reader questions.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Meet Your Guides: Bride Design

My name is Erin and I'm the designer behind Bride Design. In 2004, after years as a corporate graphic designer, I struck out on my own and started creating couture wedding stationery wardrobes and event invitations. Over time, I've expanded into baby announcements, wedding ceremony and reception accessories, shower invites and more. In 2009, Bride Design is planning to launch a new line that goes beyond weddings, with a focus on social stationery, greeting cards and party invites.

I'm also the pen and paper half of Sweet Talk Boutique, where my invitation and greeting card designs are printed on cookies! Here at the Stationery Guides, I'll be talking about wedding and bridal shower invites, baby stationery, and printing methods (especially those of the non-cookie variety). I look forward to meeting you and hope you'll find this site a valuable resource.

Meet Your Guides: evy jacob

Hi! I’m Evy of the paper goods company, evy jacob. My designs are classically trendy and always fun. I design eco-friendly personalized note cards, custom invitations, gift stickers, photo cards & more. Always custom made just for you. The fun and personalized paper goods are made in the USA and printed on 100% recycled paper and packaged in re-usable plastic envelopes with string & button closures. You can find my products at stores around the country and even internationally! Or online at

I’ll be talking about the trends in all things paper, including weddings. I’ll also be posting on all things eco-friendly, bar and bat mitvah, and showers. I’m so looking forward to sharing all this information here with you!

Meet Your Guides: Lasso'd Moon Designs

Hello, my name is Carey Bunker and I own Lasso'd Moon Designs, a custom invitation business in Vermont, as well as Jitterbug Stationery, an online stationery shop. I'll be posting on such topics as wedding invitations (and all the accompanying pieces), postage and etiquette.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Meet Your Guides: Robin Beth Designs

Greetings everyone! I am Robin from Robin Beth Designs. I have lines of letterpress wedding and mitzvah invitations that are sold through stores around the country. Everything I create is designed and handcrafted by me. I also do all my own letterpress printing on my hand cranked forty year old Vandercook press. I have some big expansion plans for the coming year, so stay tuned for lots of new designs and product lines from Robin Beth. I will be here on The Stationery Guides covering topics such as Bar/Bat Mitzvah stationery, letterpress, eco-friendly stationery and who knows what else. My own son's Bar Mitzvah is tomorrow, so stay tuned for a stationery review of that event. I am really looking forward to sharing all things stationery with you all!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Meet Your Guides: Designed By M.E. Stationery

Hello! My name is Maria Elena and I am the owner and designer at Designed By M.E. Stationery. I design and hand assemble custom wedding and special occasion invitations and stationery (think programs, place cards, table cards...anything paper you see at a reception). I love all things paper and wedding related and I’m excited to be contributing to the wedding invitations and invitation etiquette topics. I look forward to getting to know you!

Meet Your Guides: marzipan inc.

hello there! my name is lori and i am the owner/designer/all-around-doer at marzipan inc. at marzipan inc., our main focus is hand-embellished greeting cards, but we also offer all sorts of stationery goodies like magnets, correspondence notes, gift tags, announcements, imprintables, and more! you can find all of our products online at shades of violet. we also just opened a new division of our company called fin+roe where we offer custom photo correspondence of all kinds!

on the stationery guides blog i will be focusing on baby items including announcements and shower invites, as well as general stationery topics. i will also hopefully be a reliable resource for all your postage related questions!

see you around!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Meet Your Guides: Paper Stories Letterpress

I will go first as we begin to introduce you to your guides. My name is Kelly and I run a little letterpress studio, Paper Stories in the Chicago area. I make all sorts of letterpress goodies from cards to rock posters to custom invitations. My role here will be to talk about trends, printing methods (specifically letterpress) and to also talk about eco-friendly printing and paper goods.

So thank you for joining us as we start to build this site. Feel free to contact us with any questions at We look forward to hearing from you.