I attended the National Stationery Show for the first time this last May on a Press pass, which was stressful enough — I could only imagine what it’s like as a first-time exhibiting vendor! Here’s my collection of advice posts and recaps from this years show:
WeddingType Blog (this blog!):
Fig. 2 Design Studio:
- Countdown to NSS: Advice from Kelp Designs
The Invitation Blog @ Hip Ink:
Please pass along any other posts on NSS 2011, especially advice and preparation posts!
Who doesn’t love letterpress? At the National Stationery Show, I practically purred with every letterpress business card I was given — the texture that letterpress lends is so luxurious! Just imagine the reactions of friends and family when they receive their letterpress invitations to your wedding.
The White Aisle
Plum Blossom Press
Real Card Studio
Ruby the Fox Design
The Aerialist Press
Copper Dog Press
Oblation Papers & Press
Good morning everyone! Today we have the pleasure of featuring Imbue You Wedding‘s beautiful Indian-inspired folding invitation. I love the deep, autumn colors and the clever flap fold that holds more information!
This folded Indian print invitation resulted from a mix of our love for globally inspired prints and a desire to create an alternative to the pocketfold invitation.
My husband and I created our wedding invitation business after a friend asked us to brand her Persian wedding. We fell in love with researching global design in fabric, architecture and decorative items, and putting a modern spin on it.
I was really loving Indian archways and block print design, both of which inspired this print. They were modern and classic at the same time.
When I design I like to put myself in the guests’ shoes: What would I like to get? What would surprise me? What would tell me about the couple’s wedding style?
I love the look of layers and folds because they seem more personal, like “someone cared enough to make that and send it to me”. So I came up with this flap fold to tuck behind it a mini booklet for directions, events and accommodations. Everything stays together for the guests, held in place with the tag and ribbon. Simple, yet personal.
Thank you Kemba! Visit Imbue You Wedding’s WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to their website for more.
Thank you everyone for your entries in the WeddingInviteLove Giveaway! For our first contest (about a new website on an even newer blog), I’m blown away by all the entries received. Stay tuned — there are two more giveaways scheduled in the near future, and more to come!
The lucky winner is…
Kirsten S. who liked us on Facebook!
I’ll be contacting Kristen shortly, and thanks to all that entered!
Ellie from Hello Tenfold designs such beautiful and unique invitations, full of color, great typography, and unique decoration. I’m so happy to have her studio listed on WeddingInviteLove, and I’m happy to announce that Hello Tenfold was chosen to be our featured studio for the week! Check out Ellie’s work on Hello Tenfold’s website, her profile on WeddingInviteLove, or check out her amazing design blog, mint.
First things first — the paper giveaway worth over $250 with surprise extra letterpress and papercut items ends tonight at 9pm! Have you entered yet? Stay in touch with us, since we have at least two more smashing giveaways for the future!
Newest WeddingInviteLove Vendors:
Have a great weekend, everyone!
I miss Paris so much. Even though I was there for two weeks last March, I feel like I missed so much. I never even went up the Eiffel Tower! Oh Happy Day isn’t making things easier for me — she’s sending one lucky person on a seven day trip to Paris, complete with airfare and hotel! I would give my left pinky to win this contest, and I know you would too.
Head over to Oh Happy Day for rules and how to enter!
(I told you this week was the week of giveaways!)
Two days in, and the WeddingInviteLove giveaway has already gotten a huge response! I promised that there were two items that were hidden from the original giveaway post… here are the final (totally splendiferously awesome) donations!
Same rules as before for the giveaway — get up to five entries by completing the steps below:
- Tweet the contest (gives you one entry)
- Like our Facebook Page (gives you one entry, if you already like us, then you’re entered!)
- Blog about the contest and mention which item you’re most excited about (gives you three entries — if you do so, make sure to comment on either this post or the original giveaway post with a link!)
Visit the original giveaway post for pictures and descriptions of the other items in the giveaway.
Jen from Oslo Press graciously donated two adorable sets of mini-letterpress cards and envelopes — each set has three each of the “hello”, “just because”, and “thank you” cards, for a total of 18 mini letterpress cards!
(They fit very nicely in the flowers I was just given!)
Woodland Papercuts (profile)
Naomi of Woodland Papercuts VERY graciously sent over two beautiful papercuts all the way from Israel. One sweet bow-tie papercut and one beautiful full size card. They’re both gorgeous sets of art (I don’t know if I could be able to give the card away, it’s so beautiful!) and the set is worth over $50.
Contest ends 9pm this Friday — enter before then, and good luck to all the entries!
Sunny and petty, a hard color to wear, the color of my favorite condiment — yellow is beautiful. Enjoy this roundup of invitations using the color yellow!
And Kathleen Design Co.
Kelly Ashworth Design
Mitchell and Dent
Today is the week of giveaways! Fabulous WeddingInviteLove vendor Chic Ink is running a great giveaway over on their blog with a value of over $150!
- 25 – single color letterpress thank you cards with envelopes
- 1.00″ x 2.50″ calligraphy return address rubber stamp with black ink pad
- 2 dozen yummy cake balls
Head over to Chic Ink’s post on the subject to find out more and how to enter!