Holiday Card 2015

No time no blog! I figured since it’s the last day of the year (how did that happen?), I would share the holiday card I designed this year.


For this year, I hand lettered the “happy holidays,” vectorized it, and then had a custom stamp made from I purchased the cards, envelopes, ink pads, pine stamp, and embossing powder from Paper Source. Then came the hard work—stamping two separate stamps with two different colors and heat embossing about 80 cards. All in all, I think it took about 4-5 hours to make them all. I actually added the pine stamp after stamping all of the cards, because it felt like there was too much awkward white space in the bottom right corner—and I’m really glad I did.

I then addressed all the envelopes with silver calligraphy pens, stamped our return address in silver ink, and finished them off with Peanuts stamps! I’m very happy with how they turned out—but maybe next year I’ll do something less labor intensive.

Hope everyone has a great start to the new year!

Handmade Bridesmaids Cards

I am getting married next year, and wanted to do something special to ask five of my good friends to be my bridesmaids. I decided to make hand lettered cards with a small gift that fits with the colors and accents of our upcoming wedding.





Cards: Paper Source in Mint
Envelopes: Paper Source in Coral
Glassine bags: Paper Source
Rings: SeoulLittle

I’m so happy with how these turned out, and my friends loved them. On the back of each card was a customized note, and the rings were sized for each person.

Coral and mint (and peach) are our wedding colors, and ampersands will be a reoccuring accent in the decor, so these worked well to start setting up the ‘theme’ of the wedding (although I’m not crazy about saying we have a ‘theme’—it’s more just things we like that represent us).

First DIY wedding project complete!