Courtney Callahan recently blogged about the fabulous paper suite she created for my daughter’s birthday. I cannot help but share the link and some photos. Courtney, thank you so much!
All photos are by TK Photography.
My friend Nicole and I are the biggest Jane Austen fans. If she was getting engaged this year, I would buy her this card from Etsy.
…were truly a labor love.
That is what went into my invitations. Incase you don’t want to read this long entry, please walk away with some simple advice: order your invitations in advance.
Martha Stewart’s Timeline
My Overly Complicated Timeline
Tomorrow, I’ll post pictures of my invitations!
I heart cards. Well, actually I puffy heart any type of stationary. So when one of my favorite stationary shops was closing, I bought almost everything in the store. (FI’s reaction was: where are we going to keep ALL of that paper??? I digress. So I am now the proud owner of two years worth of holiday cards in our tiny 750 square foot apartment.
I considered buying new photo cards. However, I don’t really care for the picture postcards and picture cards are pretty pricey. What’s a girl to do?
Even though I’m the worst DIYer in the knot world, I decided that I could handle this one small project. I went to one of my other favorite stationary shops, Paper Doll, and purchased scrapbook photo corners. I stuck them on the inside flap of each card and then inserted a card. Viola!
Inside of our holiday card
Outside of the Holiday Card
The total cost of the project was relatively inexpensive. I bought 250 corners for $4.50. The prints were $.10 a piece at CostCo. I highly recommend getting your professional prints at CostCo. The quality is much better than Snapfish or Shutterfly.
What do you think?
I love paper. My love for paper coincided with my love of Hello Kitty! From the age of 5, I would go to this stationary shop in the mall with my babysitter and buy little bits of Hello Kitty! merchandise. If stickers were part of the purchase, then all the better!
At 31, not much else has changed. So when I received my invitation to our Indianapolis engagement party, I leaped for joy! There is nothing I love more in the paper world than lined envelopes!
The actual engagement party was a red theme. Although my future mother-in-law said “no gifts please”, we received a slew of awesome presents. Therefore, we needed to send out thank you cards!
Here are the two cards that I sent out:
I didn’t have enough but I broke out another set of cards:
Gorgeous letterpress thank-you cards by Snow + Graham
Enclosed in each thank you card was our wedding website insert:
I didn’t think life could get better– then I received my invitation to the Chicago engagement party.
I feel so lucky!