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Shop into Spring… Note Card Gift Sets for sale!

Welcome, Spring Equinox! While much of the north may still be swallowed up in the throes of winter (where’s that groundhog now?!), we are certainly marching into spring here in the south. In honor of this wonderfully welcome season, Design in August is offering these bright & cheery note card gift box sets. A set of 8 flat note cards with an inkwell design and coordinating coral envelopes sit inside a chartreuse green linen box. These would make for a lovely springtime gift – Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, hostess gift, or just because! So hop on over to our new Etsy Shop and Shop into Spring! And hurry… this is a limited time offer and only a small quantity available.

In the Studio | Paper Goods for Baby

As many of you know, there will very (very) soon be the pitter-patter of little feet running around the Studio.  Well, more like the sweet lullaby of newborn cries at all hours of the day (and night!), but you catch my drift.  Mr. G and I are thrilled about the soon-to-be arrival of our little “Baby G” and I wanted to give you a peek into a recent personal project: party favors and thank you notes for our baby shower guests.

One of the millions of things I can’t wait to share with our little “Baby G” is the fun of watching hot air balloons sail nearby – sometimes directly over – our house.  They seem to be a popular sport in this corner of the world, and I can just imagine the look of wonder in our little one’s eyes as they float by our front door, so close you could almost reach up and touch them!  Thus came my inspiration for these pieces: hot air balloons + pennants + 2-dimensional geometric patterns.  And since we are waiting to find out of “Baby G” is a he or a she, I worked in a gender neutral color palette of aqua blues, pistachio greens, and burnt orange, capped off with chocolate brown accents.  Horton of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who seems to approve.

Parting favors for shower guests: yogurt-covered pretzels with a message from Baby G.  All wrapped up in celo + baker’s twine.

“I hope you enjoy this little snack half as much as my mommy does.  She’s been CRAVING them every day.  Love, Baby Grubb”

Flat cards for a thank you message + whimsical envelopes liners.  Up, up and away!

Sweet little details: a hot air balloon seals the envelope shut, while a Mark Twain stamp keeps with the “ragtime era” vintage feel.

P.S. What do you think, bloggies?  Boy or Girl…?!

in the News | July 2011

July was a great month for the Studio!  Stationery projects, brand design clients, and freelance gigs coming in and out the door, as well as features on two of Nashville’s finest wedding blogs.  Rick + Tonia’s invitation suite made a Top 10 list on Ashley’s Bride Guide July wrap up, while a lovely feature by WedCandy takes readers into a behind-the-scenes glimpse of my design process.  Be sure to catch both posts!  Now… on to August!

Inspiration | Hawkinson Suite

1.  Bangles for a summer’s eve.
2.  Blue mason jars.  Begging for wildflowers.
3.  Charcoal gray breeziness by Amsale.
4.  Custom illustration detail for Hawkinson invitation suite.
5.  Reception location: The Plantation at Yesterville.

Inspiration | Young Suite


1.  Simple Silhouettes make for a simple silhouette.
2.  Coral KateHello, Summertime.
3.  Freshen up an old drawer with this Dotted Zinnia Knob from Anthro.
4.  Diving Bell Trinket Boxes from AnthroI have plenty of trinkets to store in these beauties.
5.  Fabric Wallet from Etsy.  Coral and chocolate brown = a yummy combination.

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