An Outer Space Baby Shower

All the way from Singapore, I’m happy to share this cute little baby shower that Emily of Paper Tiger Press sent over. She recently planned this adorable outer space themed celebration for a good friend and handcrafted all of the decor. The daddy to-be actually requested the outer space theme saying that all little boys want to grow up to become astronauts, including him when he was a kid – isn’t that sweet? This is great inspiration for a baby shower welcoming a little boy and I love all of the cute paper details. Thanks for sharing, Emily!








{Photos by Paper Tiger Press.}


Smock at Kate’s Paperie – Three Days Only!

I mentioned last week that I was going to be in New York all of this week (where I am currently skipping around from one amazing paperie to another and calling it “work”) and I’m excited to share all the details! Tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, Smock is teaming up with our friends at Kate’s Paperie for a series of special trunk show events. Trunk show attendees will receive 25 free letterpress wedding invitation sets (when you purchase 75) and get the chance to consult with Smock design experts. (Um, that’d be me. And my partner in crime Lindsy. It’s going to be good.)


We’ll be at three different Kate’s locations this week and we’d love to see you! Or, if you feel so inclined, you’re always welcome to just pop in and say hi, too. I hope to see you there!


Pretty Pink Bridal Shower Invitations

I thought I’d keep the paper love going today by sharing these sweet pink bridal shower invitations that Kathleen of Twig & Thistle designed for her sister Laurel’s recent bridal shower. The shower was a girly affair with dessert, cocktails and a lingerie theme so Kathleen chose an equally feminine pink, white and gold color palette for the invitations. They were letterpress printed and feature a bright pink envelope holding an accordion folded card with all of the celebration details. Aren’t these just the sweetest?




girly-bridal-shower-invitationsCheck out all the pretty shower details on Twig & Thistle.

{Photos from Twig & Thistle.}


Wedding Invitations by PostScript Brooklyn

Created by the folks at Lion In the Sun, a mainstay in the Brooklyn stationery world, and designed by an exclusive group of incredible Brooklyn-based designers and artists, I find myself falling in love with the newly launched PostScript Brooklyn. Offering a range of modern, urban-influenced designs, this inspired collection of wedding invitations is available in letterpress or digitally printed with a wide selection of paper, ink and envelope color options. Some of my personal favorite designers contributed to the line including Jane Buck of Foxy & Winston, Liz Libre of Linda & Harriett, Rebecca Kutys of Moontree Letterpress, Nicole Block of The Nic Studio, Karen Van Every of Serimony, and Breck Hostetter of Sesame Letterpress. The entire collection is available online now.








{Photos from PostScript Brooklyn.}


A Gus & Ruby Bridal Shower

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start. This morning I have the great pleasure of sharing with you a beautiful bridal shower. It was planned by my lovely friend Samantha of Gus & Ruby Letterpress for her best friend and business partner Whitney. I just adore these two women and feel honored to be able to share this special celebration with you. It features the sweetest blush pink, peach and gold color scheme and is loaded with pretty romantic details. Samantha chose a “let’s feather her nest” theme and all of the decor, paper goods and treats followed suit – she even had fluffy white feathers for guests to wear in their hair!


bridal-shower-invitationsThe invitations were letterpress printed and mailed in peach opalescent envelopes with white ostrich feathers in the envelopes. All the guests were asked to wear an ostrich feather in their hair to “join the flock” when they arrived at the shower.


To keep with the “feathering her nest” theme, Sam chose all fluffy flowers and incorporated feather details throughout the shower. The hardest part? Keeping everything a secret from Whit! But I think you’ll agree, it was well worth the effort. I love this photo of Sam (left) and Whitney (right)…





bridal-shower-cupcakesSam worked with Jennifer at Cookie Creatives by Jennifer to create one of the sweetest parts of the shower – the favors! At each place setting was a box containing a bird’s nest made from spun sugar with hand-painted sugar cookies in the shape of little eggs inside. The boxes were then tied with peach velvet ribbon and a sweet little tag. These favors are just so beautiful and by all accounts the cookies were delicious!







Isn’t this one of the prettiest showers you’ve ever seen? I just love everything about it! Whitney and Sam, thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

Event design + paper goods – Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Venue – Blue Sky on York Beach
Favors – Cookie Creatives by Jennifer
Flowers – Beautiful Days

{Photos by Emilie Inc.}