Monday, September 20, 2010

Amazing "Stationery" App

If you have an Iphone, then you'll want to get this amazing app by card and graphic designer Fiona Richards of Cartolina.

It comes with several beautiful designs you can use to send your text, as well as an integrated calendar.

And if that's not enough, you can head over to Cafe Cartolina and be entered in an amazing giveaway.  Check out the details on her blog!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Reader Question: What's the Best Format for Multiple Ceremony Invitations?

I'm having trouble finding the right wording for my wedding invitation. My fiance is Hindu and I'm Catholic, so we're having a 2-day ceremony in Costa Rica! Friday is the Hindu Ceremony which will be the more casual affair and followed by dinner. Saturday is the Catholic ceremony and will be more formal, followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing. All of you guests will be invited to both ceremonies. I'm not sure how to word the events on the invitation without being too wordy or it looking crowded, and I would prefer to avoid doing 2 separate inserts....please help!

Stationery Guide Cathe of Feterie suggests doing a double sided invitation that lists all of the events, starting with Friday.

Stationery Guide Carey of Lasso'd Moon suggested a gatefold invitation. This would allow you 6 printed panels (one for Friday, Saturday, Reception Info and then directions or other info your guests might need), so that each event could have its own section. You could have it designed so that when folded your names and date are on the front, and then when opened, the other info would be on the inside.

Don't forget to use your RSVP to figure out who is coming to what.

Best of luck and thanks for writing in!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wooden Invitations: Grainy Goodness

When choosing wedding invitations why not think out of the paper box? Wooden invitations are a perfect choice for the nature loving couple. These eco-friendly invitations are sure to stand out in your guests' mailboxes, while at the same time providing a wonderful keepsake for years to come.

I adore these unique wedding invitations from Oslo Press.

I love how they mix wood engravings with letterpress elements for a complete tactile experience. Each of their wood veneer invitations is laser engraved, then hand sanded for a smooth finish. Don't be fooled by the term veneer - it is in fact real wood, just very thin layers of wood. For durability their invitations are actually made from several layers of wood veneer. They only offer domestically grown wood species - nothing imported and nothing from a rain forest.

Wood not only makes for great wedding invitations, but other wedding elements as well. Set the tone for your event with these fabulous zinnia themed Save-The-Dates from Night Owl Paper Goods. Made from eco-friendly sustainably harvested yellow birch wood, you can also find invitations on their website that match.

Gorgeous and green what's not to love about these wooden stationery treats!

Images Night Owl Paper Goods, and Oslo Press.

-Diane, Shakespeare's Bride

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Journals Away

I will freely admit to my crazy love of moleskine journals and I will repeat it regularly to anyone who will listen. I found etsy artists who print their designs onto moleskine covers — yay! Take a peek at some of my current favorites.

(Click on the pictures to go directly to the etsy listings)

photo credit: Laurie Nadeau * ouou design
How darling is this little illustration? And there's a monkey! Gocco printed onto little moleskine journals. By Laurie Nadeau * ouou design.

photo credit: Supastarr
The above journal is an original illustration by Supastarr and features hand silkscreened green sprouts.

photo credit: two guitars
This moleskine is also Gocco printed. Love the "do work." By two guitars.

dana {shimmer studio}

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This Wedding Invitation Has A Life of It's Own

Have you seen this yet? It's cropping up on blogs left and right. I keep seeing it EVERYWHERE. A wedding invitation gone viral. Click on the image, you have to read the whole thing.

Seriously clever. Seriously original. Designed by the groom himself, Matt Dorfman. Enjoy!

Diane, Shakespeare's Bride