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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…?!

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.

Stationery | Hello from the new Mr. + Mrs.

If you recall, back in February I had a little Studio drawing at this Nashville affair, and one lucky bride won the Grand Prize: a set of 50 custom designed note cards!  This bride and her attentive fiancé looked at several ideas for designs, from a monogram to a “Thank You” message.  They finally settled on a more universal message saying simply: “Hello from Mr. & Mrs. Jennings.”  They’ll be able to use these lovelies for a variety of hand-written notes and messages!  Bright peacock blue envelopes coordinating with the peacock blue, burnt orange and chocolate brown of their wedding day colors.  What a fun & crisp, modern design!  And best wishes to the soon to be Mr. + Mrs. Jennings!

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Stationery | Christmas Card + Matching Gift Tag

“Bright wishes…” indeed!  I was delighted to design this Christmas card and matching gift tag for Lindsay.  We talked about using traditional colors of red or green or gold, but when she mentioned possibly going for bolder, non-traditional gem colors, we went for it!  A royal purple bellyband with their family initial dresses up this 5″x 7″ greeting.  Lindsay then slipped a 4″x 6″ family photo loosely inside the band and on top of the card.  That way friends and family could pull out the photo and frame it as they wished.  A custom return address rubber stamp (not pictured) in the same font families completed the look of the chartreuse envelopes, while this coordinating 3″x 3″ gift tag completed her holiday gift wrapping in style.  The best part is these gift tags will last her year round – birthdays, weddings, baby showers, you name it!  With chartreuse & royal purple dressing up this Christmas card and gift tag set, how could they be anything but “bright” wishes?!

Stationery | Peacock Blue Note Cards

I love a bold colored envelope.  I love how it sets itself apart from bills and other white noise the moment you glance at a stack of mail.  These lovely peacock blue envelopes inspired this personalized note card set.  A swirl of an ink pen and a splash of chartreuse in the monogram – I imagine this clean, modern design will inspire Ms. Wilson to script many a personalized note!

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