Fresh Branding from Swiss Cottage Designs

I love these cool, colorful business identity designs from Swiss Cottage Designs for Fresh, a culinary design firm. I enjoy designs like this that are simple and clean, finished with vibrant color and details like a great striped backing on the letterhead and a colored envelope to pull the look together. Sometimes it really is the extra little details that make all the difference and I love how Courtney has considered Fresh’s own approach to design and worked to convey that through these fun, bright stationery pieces.

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{Photos from Swiss Cottage Designs.}


Thanksgiving Printables

I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just a week away! To get your holiday planning started right, I’m happy to have the loveliest Thanksgiving downloads for you today, designed by Laura Macchia. Thinking about fun Thanksgiving entertaining ideas, we created a thank you card, little tent cards perfect as buffet signage or as place cards, and labels for sending leftovers home with family and friends. I printed the cards on bright white, 110# stock and used a bone folder to fold them. The labels were printed on label paper and I used a circle cutter to cut them out. Grab a stack of kraft paper bakery boxes with wax paper for guests to fill up with yummy treats and give them cute labels so they can label each box with what’s inside. Get the pies in the oven and you’re set to go!









Download your Thanksgiving thank you cards | Thanksgiving labels | and tent cards – and happy Thanksgiving!

{Design by Laura Macchia. Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.}

*Laura Macchia is one of The Sweetest Occasion’s awesome sponsors. This is not a sponsored post.


A Scarf on a Spool

Just in time for the upcoming holiday seasons, check out these pretty plaid wool scarves on a spool at terrain. At 82″ long, I could find lots of lovely, unexpected ways to use these in my holiday decor. Looped along a stairway as a garland or even wrapped around a tree, they’d lend a warm touch to your holiday home. Or just use them as a cozy, oversized scarf to stay warm on cold winter days. Either way, I’m in love.



{Photos from terrain.}


Ava’s Pretty Pink + Yellow Birthday Party

Ava’s mom Alex is a fashion designer in Australia and, as it turns out, quite the party planner, too! To celebrate Ava’s second birthday, Alex planned a wonderfully girly birthday party in shades of pink and yellow and loaded with pretty little girl details like tiaras and a sweet bunny birthday cake from Sweet Tiers. Alex handcrafted much of decor on her own, purchasing paper lanterns and favor boxes from Details, Details and working with imprintables for the invitations. Isn’t this party just the sweetest? Thanks so much for sharing, Alex!









{Photos by Alexandra Vardakis.}


Announcing the Boxcar Press Open Studio

If you follow me on twitter you may have seen my tweet last week hinting about a big upcoming event I am planning. Today I’m excited to officially spread the word about the Boxcar Press Open Studio taking place on Saturday, December 11. Everyone is welcome! Friends, clients, fellow designers, letterpress printers, general public and the curious at heart are invited to come check out our newly renovated letterpress print shop and studio. We’ve been hard at work the last several months packing up, building new walls, moving presses, expanding our print shop and moving our operations from one end of an old warehouse in Syracuse to the other.


Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a letterpress print shop? Want to catch a glimpse of pretty Bella Figura letterpress wedding invitations up close and in person? Want to experience a day in the life at Smock? Come pay us a visit! I’ll have many more details to share in the coming weeks, but in the meantime I do hope you’ll save the date. More to come!

*Please note: I am an employee of Boxcar Press/Bella Figura/Smock. This is not a sponsored post.