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Stationery | Business-to-Business Note Cards

After completing the design for his holiday cards, my client at My Private Brand asked me to move on to designing note cards. Our goal was to make these as simple, branded cards to be used for hand-written thank you notes and other correspondence. Simple, yet with a statement. I proposed an embossed design with his company’s monogrammed logo – a very classic look for personal stationery, yet a natural fit for this business-to-business application. A flood of gorgeous blue on the front with a raised logo, paired with his trademark brackets pattern on the back of the card to keep in theme with his first mailing of 2013. And a simple switch of ink color for the custom rubber stamp we made for his first mailing finishes off the look.

Stationery | C+C Hatch Show Print

Nashville meets Coastal Carolina!  Clayton + Catherine found my original Hatch Show Print-styled invitation by way of an internet search.  They were looking for a way to tie their two worlds together for a Rehearsal Dinner invitation.  He is from Nashville.  She is from the South Carolina coastline.  The solution?  Cowboy boots for him.  The palmetto tree and crescent moon for her.  Another personal touch with a C&C monogram capped off the look for this invitation colored in navy and rusted orange.  Deep hues for an October dinner on the lawn in the deep, low country of South Carolina.  Clayton + Catherine loved it so much they also requested poster-size versions of the invitation to gift their parents!  What a perfect memento!

I love the navy envelope!

Overlapping inks of the orange and blue for a truly screen-printed feel.

Stationery | Andrew & Anna

Jewel tones, peacocks and… Cornhole?  These are some of the words scribbled among my notes and sketches for Andrew & Anna’s wedding invitation suite design.  And I am super thrilled with how they all came together in this design!  Anna found me via event planner extraordinairre Mary Alice Sublett of A Delightful Day Event Planning.  Anna was a Washington D.C. area bride planning her fall wedding at the beautiful Carnton Plantation right here in Franklin, TN, and it was one of our earlier projects that caught Anna’s eye at Mary Alice’s studio.

There were many weekend details to include for guests, so we developed a multi-card invitation suite to organize it all.  And Anna wanted to communicate the feel of the party to her guests.  Wording like “Southern chic attire, y’all” and a little sketch of a Cornhole game by the reception details – these things said, “Hey, this is going to be a really fun garden party like only the South can do.”  Anna really gets the idea that an invitation can communicate so much more than just the When and Where of a party!

A brightly golden colored bellyband with the couple’s initials bound the cards together neatly. 
Recognize the ornate frame?  We used the same design element for Anna’s Rehearsal Dinner invitation.

The damask and diamond patterns hinted at the Civil War era wallpapers and textiles found at Carnton Plantation.

One of my favorite details: the RSVP wording.
“Will be there, undecided on bells…”

Southern chic attire, y’all.

And here’s a peek at how it all came together!

Event photography by Erin Lee of  The Collection
Head on over to A Delightful Day’s blog for even more event details and a full vendor listing.

Stationery | “M” is for Martin

The newly minted Mrs. Martin wanted to give her hubby a unique & personalized birthday gift.  Since the lovebirds had recently tied the knot – and merged their copious libraries – a custom embosser made for a perfect gift!  An elegant “M” design and the words “From the library of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Martin” do just the trick for this his & hers emblem.  Happy embossing to the new Mr. & Mrs.!

undefinedFor more information on custom embossers, message me using the above Say Hello link.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Stationery | Personal Stationery + Calling Card

A lot of times people hear the word “stationery” and their minds immediately jump to invitations… particularly wedding invitations.  But let’s not forget the loveliness of a personal stationery set and the joy of receiving a hand-written note!  Whether for personal use, or professional use, a custom-designed stationery set and calling card make a beautiful impression.  Paired with a return address rubber stamp, a stationery set would make a lovely gift for the new graduate, for Father’s Day, or for personal use on the job market!

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This set included envelopes in both khaki + olive green.  Fun to switch it up!undefinedSimple calling cards with phone numbers and email do the trick!  Love the feel of this textured paper.

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