Black and White

Photos above from weddingcafe.com

Color Trend Alert! Black and White is back. This classic color combo not only offers drama, but can offer an incredible sophisticated elegance that can lean toward over the top opulence.

Photo below by Heather Waraska via Stylemepretty.com

At the same time, the clean black and white combo can offer a down played funky casual with a modern urban twist,or, a retro vintage feel. How versatile is that!! Take a look at a few more wedding design inspirations and delectables:

Photo by Hatch Creative Studio via stylemepretty.com

Headpieces by I Love Faactory via thoughtfulday.blogspot.com

New takes on the black and white cookie- via thoughtfulday.blogspot.com

Chocolate penguins and mice from Burdick Chocolate taste as good as they look and make great favours!


Must Love Dogs

Bold letterpress cards- perfect for framing in a grouping on the wall of any dog lovers home. If barks and bones set your tail wagging be sure to check out this new series from Lilywillow Press.


Offensive + Delightful

A perennial On Paper favourite- but not for the feint of heart! Clever, pithy, witty and positively
filthy- these cards from OplusD will certainly perk up the mailbox! More just in and selling as break neack speed!!!


My Small, Skinny, Interfaith Wedding - Part I - Invitation

Well folks- the word is out... I am going to be married this summer! And despite the success of My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding- I'm taking an alternate route!! My beau and I have been together for over six years and have finally decided to tie the knot. We're opting for a small family affair at our summer cottage in upstate NY.

So now that it's "my turn" I'm going to share a bit on my blog, posting from time to time with show and tell... where I am in the process and fun finds along the way.

I'll begin by trying to heed a bit of my own advise:

First, I always counsel couples to articulate an emotional theme. For us, it's all about celebration- celebrating our relationship and sharing it with the closest of family and friends.

Second, I suggest to find a visual theme. For us, it is birds and nests- a soft theme that already runs through our home and hints at just that - "home".

That settled, we pinpointed our location. The ceremony is taking place in our neighbors yard with a backdrop of our other neighbors yard- a magnificent flower garden. The reception will follow on our deck. It all begins late afternoon and a light supper will be served. So...now where to begin!?

With the invitation of course!! While this may come as a surprise- I opted for a imprintable invite- a packaged card and envelope that you can print yourself at home. Of course, it's not just any imprintable- but a fabulous one from one of my favorite letterpress printers, Wiley Valentine. The icing on the cake here, (or should I say, the glue that sealed the envelope!), is that Wiley uses Green Paper Company envelopes and letterpress prints them as well. Just beautiful and just perfect for MY wedding!!! Here's a glimpse at the working invitation proof...

As luck of the draw would have it the USPS just released a perfect set of stamps, how great is that!

More to come...stay tuned!


Lovely Cards

We're always wild about beautifully crafted, three dimensional cards with charms, cutouts and appliques. New on our shelves, these cards from Cardsabilities are as much fun to send as they are to receive!


Take Pride!

Quiet in the shop today...everyone has taken to the streets for Pride Day here in Columbus. Thousands have turned out for the festive event and after huge storms blew through last night- it's a beautiful day!!!


Egg Press-Letterpress Printing Video

Photos: via Egg Press

And we love Egg Press! On Paper has carried their letterpress cards for years and I had a fun few minutes to visit with them at the Stationery Show. They had a fab video at their booth which is now on their website. Link over to watch the video... it's a great way to see this incredible letterpress printing process at work. The video, (beautifully shot!) just reinforces our love for these old presses and keeps our heartstrings tugging for more, more, more!!!


New Letterpress Notes

Arriving soon- delightful packaged notecards letterpressed in San Francisco. If you have a special note or missing a special friend these charming cards are a perfect way to reconnect.


Maginating Imaginations

Bold graphics, beautifully letterpressed, these cards from Maginating Design are hot off the press and fresh on the shelves. Just arrived so get 'em while they're hot!



I just discovered a great wedding website that I can't believe I had never seen before!
Oncewed.com shares tons of ideas and reception inspiration- all from real weddings. Best part- they feature "designer weddings for less" so all of the looks are easy to accomplish on a relatively small budget. The photos are beautiful and are the work of "real" wedding photographers, again great inspiration to capture memories in style for your big day.

Another nice bonus, a portion of the revenue brought to the site goes to support a great cause, the International Justice Mission.

The site also has some great invitation concepts so if you see something you'd like- we happen to know a great stationer who can help bring your own ideas and inspiration to reality!

All photos via oncewed.com


Fun Stuff

Make your desk smile! More fun stuff just arrived for office, desk or sofa- depending where you prefer to work. Wherever that may be- these accessories will add a smile to your work day!