Monday, January 30, 2012

this week: sneak peek.

some snapshots of lauren + john's formal invitation we're working on this week. a beautiful palette of soft pinks, grays and subtle patterns.

Friday, January 27, 2012

happy things.

love is in the air with valentine's day just around the corner! like most ladies we are a sucker for pink and red, sweets and love notes. this holiday is all about telling loved ones and friends how much you adore them. so here are a few things that anyone would love (on any day of the year really) and to get you started on your own handmade valentines.

{a} wear your heart on your finger with this beat-to-beat ring by bhldn; {b} a little love note for your valentine or bride or groom-to-be by wishbone letterpress; {c} treat your valentine to a delicious salted chocolate bar with even more delicious packaging by mary & matt; {d} cuddle up with three of the best words with this felt + burlap i heart you pillow by lollipop pillows; {e} sprinkle your love on top of your baked goodies with these sweetheart sprinkles by mignon kitchen co.; {f} seal your envelope with a kiss with these xo skinny-wrap labels by minted; {g} remember the good old classroom valentine exchange with these i'm a sucker for you cards, also by minted.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

work wednesday: reagan madonna.

we designed this birth announcement for one of our closest friends, kathryn and her husband dan. they welcomed little miss reagan into the world in a few months earlier than expected in april...she wasn't due until june!

for kathryn's shower gift, our group of friends gave her a gift certificate for one newborn photo shoot with one of our fave photographer's alison conklin. we loved designing with kathryn's soft palette of chocolate brown and light marigold and of course this beautiful photo of miss reagan madonna!

Monday, January 23, 2012

this week: sneak peek.

we are excited to share a special sneak peek this week...into our new studio! we have been working very hard over the past month and are just about ready to move in. we hope you enjoy this little glimpse of our new space!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

happy things.

happy snowy saturday! we are daydreaming about winter wonderland weddings today. here are some sparkly white touches to make your own wedding magical...

{a} add a wintry touch to your hair with this tulle fascinator from loboheme; {b} spruce up your groomsmen with this woodsy winter boutonniere by erica cavanagh; {c} top off your bridal party gifts with these embossed snowflake glassine envelopes from blossom and twig; {d} stun your guests with an asymmetric all white cake design by maggie austin cake; {e} glam up your bouquet with glittery vintage brooches, via green wedding shoes (photo by alice hu); {f} add a snowy theme to your candy bar with these pops from simply divine desserts; {g} have your wedding rings shot in the snow (if the weather gods allow!) dee's wedding photo shot by alison conklin.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

work wednesday: monica + ryan.

wedding monogram and botanical-themed save the date postcard for monica and ryan's spring wedding. you may remember our sneak peek post back in december! they requested a natural and distressed design to play off the look of their reception site, the headlands center for the arts. this venue is a spectacular artist-renovated military building located in a remote spot of sausalito, california.

Friday, January 13, 2012

happy things.

congrats to everyone who got engaged over the holidays!! (including jessica biel + justin timberlake!) we know what a special time this is for all of you new-bride-to-bes! here are a few pretty things to help you begin planning one of the most important days of your life... 

{a} style and personalize your wedding day with useful tips from hello lucky's handmade wedding book; {b} select your bridal party in style by sending these fabulous bridesmaid cards from drippy ink designs; {c} congratulate your newly engaged friends with this sweet lettterpress mr. + mrs. card from parrott design studio; {d} invite family + friends to celebrate your engagement with these diy cocktail party invites from rifle paper co.; {e} learn all about wedding planning step-by-step style in the bride's instruction manual by carrie denny; {f} inform guests about the big day with a fabulous wedding website, we are in love with this one by ross + jessica!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

work wednesday: joshua's bar mitzvah.

a few years ago, we created a dance-themed bat mitzvah package for josh's sister, sydney. now it was josh's turn to celebrate with his sports-themed bar mitzvah.

the style of his invitation was inspired by his favorite sport, soccer and his favorite team, fc barcelona. the color palette consisted of his two favorite colors, blue and green. we designed a custom team crest for his monogram. the front of his invitation was designed to look like a professional soccer jersey. to stay "green," his tech-savvy mother decided to create a website for guests to rsvp and gather more info. all invites were mailed to guests in grass green envelopes and finished with a custom photo stamp.

in addition to the invitation, we designed the elongated tri-fold ceremony program and turned the monogram into an embroidered patch for the take home/favor items for the kids. josh's mom had them sewn onto mesh basketball shorts and cotton shorts for the girls. they turned out super cute!

Monday, January 9, 2012

so inspired: love me do engagement shoot.

our pal amanda of love me do photography is engaged! her, her fiancé john, boris (their cute english bulldog) and the rest of the crew at love me do recently completed a super fun engagement shoot in the woods. amanda and john love everything about the outdoors, so this was the perfect setting to build a fire, eat s'mores and snuggle. these photos make us smile (and crave s'mores)! check out more of their amazing camp-themed shoot here. 

we are excited to say this couple is also a client of ours. we are in the process of developing their wedding logo which they will use for stationery and day of materials for their big day this summer. these photos have been a huge inspiration as we create a mark to capture their personalities. we'll be sure to share once it's complete!

Friday, January 6, 2012

happy things.

every new year means a restart. a refresh. some folks make new years resolutions. others just use the first of the year to make some sort of change in their lives. whatever you do, here are some pretty motivators that will keep your body and mind healthy throughout the year.

{a} write everyday and make things happen with today is the day pocket planner. lettering and illustrations by local illustrator jessica hische; {b} drink more water with this tap is terrific bottle, from paper source; {c} keep in touch with friends with this watercolor note card by rifle paper co.; {d} cook more with this beautifully designed cook book, the good life, by adrian richardson; {e} jot down a single note each day of the year and years ahead with this deconstructed calendar journal, diy instructions on design*sponge; {f} keep perspective on life with these motivating prints by acorn & whale, via oh so beautiful paper.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

press: kelly + robert.

a few beautiful shots of kelly + robert's wedding day featuring their escort cards that correspond with their invite suite we shared over the summer. see more stunning spring flowers from their celebration at beautiful blooms.

photography by philip gabriel.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

work wednesday: dot's cakes.

here are some letterpress business cards we just completed for dee's mom, dot. she is one of the best cake bakers. ever. she creates some fabulous edible works of art for all types of occasions. right now it is just a side business, but dee surprised her with her very own logo and business cards for a new years gift. you can see a few of her delicious cakes here and here! if you need a special cake for your event please email her at dotbakescakes {at}!

Monday, January 2, 2012

new year. new space.

happy 2012! we are happy to announce our new studio in rittenhouse square!! you can find us by appointment only at 301 south 18th street, philadelphia pennsylvania 19103!

we are sharing our space along with event planner gina sole, the wedding planner. check out her website the new space will be used for assembly and client consultations. we are busy making it pretty this month and will share photos once it is complete.

so please raise your cupcakes and cheers to a new year filled with new inspirations, new projects and new spaces!

{please note, our mailing address will still remain 336 central drive, lansdale, pennsylvania 19446!}

photo by alison conklin photography!