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{Papier Tuesday} Ink Umbrella



Even the name makes me smile 🙂

(Yes, it’s Wednesday, and we’re late…but let’s pretend it’s Tuesday. Thanks. You’re a doll)


When I had a chance to look over Ink Umbrella’s uber cute designs, I knew of several friends, clients, and colleagues that would be perfectly matched with this design company. 

The designs are smart, sassy and just cute!  So what exactly does Ink Umbrella mean?  There are so many awesome services available to clients with the company that they all fall under one “ink umbrella” (I told you—smart!). 




It takes a lot to capture the personality of a client.  Ink Umbrella does not cower at the challenge, and they succeed greatly.  The designs are so fun, elegant and can be completely reflective of your personality—or better yet, your event’s personality.  From the layouts to the color combinations, there is something for everyone (even I found myself just thinking of a reason to get anything on the site!)—they truly make you fall in love. 

Even business owners can take part in the fun, as Ink Umbrella can assist you with branding, marketing, business cards and your logo!


Be sure to visit Ink Umbrella

Haute off the Press: Haute Papier

I will be the first to say, I think this is absolutely divine!  I love how well thought out and intricate the designs are.  All of the “stock” sets from Le Catalogue are available in flat or letterpress, which allows you to add extra embellishment (or not) to your favorite design.  What is even more thoughtful, is that each set is named after an acclaimed romantic author.  The Couture line takes inspiration from the clients’ wedding themes and creates a wonderful paper experience!  What was even more enthralling than the designs were the awesome bios of the creator and president of the company– Sarah and Erin.



From the Catalogue line:



Browning— A beautiful damask invitation and wedding paper set.



Emerson– A lovely swirl invitation and wedding paper set.


I was so very impressed by their couture lines; I think you will be too!

From the Couture line:

Amy—  made from Thai silk with a “Chinese frog” door handle design


Jessicaa Save the Date made from a vintage postcard from Washington DC. 


MarissaWedding invitation set made from a gorgeous baroque design with papers of various luxurious colors and textures.


Nicole Wedding invitation set made of Thai silk with a design that opens like french doors.  Rich in color, texture and embellishments.

Mimio :: The Artistry of Paper

I stumbled across the fabulous designs of Mimio while reading a magazine the other day.  It was instant romance.  I loved the papers– and the designs were so rich, I felt like I could feel the complex textures through the pictures. 




:: Malaga ::


:: Double Happiness ::


:: Red Blossom ::


:: Modern ::



:: Regal ::


:: Joy ::

:: Archer ::

:: Euclid ::

{Papier Tuesday} Grapevine Paperie

It is Papier Tuesday again, and this week’s company is delicious! 

imageThis gorgeous production is letterpressed on Italian paper,  and even has a matching fan program.  The colors are exquisite and perfect for a luxury, upscale beach wedding.





image This is what my music producer friend would call "fire".  I love love love love (did I mention love) this invitation!  How can you not!? It is sleek, contemporary, glam…just so WeddingSexy!





image In a previous podcast, I had mentioned a few ideas for a fun Save the Date or invitation for a movie buff or Old Hollywood style couple.  These ticket save the dates are absolutely adorable.  Perfect for the performing duo g.k.a. the bride and groom!





image This pocketfold is so gorgeous.  I want to literally reach out and touch the paper.  It’s perfect. 






There are so many wonderful designs and concepts for your wedding at Grapevine Paperie.  They have something that will appeal to the bride who has upscale tastes and want to reflect that taste in her wedding invitations. 

{Papier Tuesday} I Do Design

Another fabulous week has arrived, so that means another fabulous invitation company!  This week, we are loving I Do Design.  It is not hard to see why from their gorgeous designs.  I love that they aren’t too girly or frilly. Instead, they are modern, sometimes retro, natural, and just beautiful!

Another thing I love about I Do Design is that you can get a current design customized or you can have them create an invitation that is couture to you.

moz-screenshot  Bamboo


image   The Esprit Collection


image   The Simplicity Collection


image  The Sakura Collection


image  Versailles

{Papier Tuesday} Real Card Studio

I had an opportunity to come across Real Card Studio, and fell absolutely in LOVE with the modern, yet so chicly romantic! They feature the hot new trend of the art of the letterpress, hand dyed ribbons, hand lettering artists, and hand assembled invitations. What is even better is that they are at a retailer near you! Check their website for your local Real Card Studio retailer.

All of their invites SCREAM personality! Here are some of my favorites:

image Bellini

image Cosmopolitan

image Margarita

image Sidecar

image Torta

image Parfait

{Papier Tuesday} Bella Figura

I’m late, I know.

My new work out and schedule is putting me on my butt. Literally.

box I did have to blog about a fabulous  invite company that I am swooning over. Bella Figura has been on my list of beautiful invites for a long time, but I recently received a GORGEOUS box of samples from them that has made me their number one fan.

bellafigurapink I am so big on romance– but this takes it to a whole new level for me. It’s almost like a vintage romance. Letterpress is soon becoming the new black among couture invitations. Bella Figura uses cast-iron presses on 100% thick cotton paper exclusively made for them by a historic European paper mill. As their letter to me said, “Letterpress is a historic way of printing, like engraving: it’s both time-intensive and timeless”. The work is beautiful– I couldn’t help feeling like I had traveled though time and was reading a love note.

What’s even better is that their paper is made form reclaimed fibers. But Bella Figura’s green efforts don’t just stop there, they are 100% wind-powered and carbon neutral. They also donate 1% of their sales to environmental causes by 1% for the Planet.

The Bella Figura print shop also offers binding, calligraphy, edge painting, die-cutting and assembly of custom pocketfolds and enclosures, duplexing, double-sided printing and color matching using the Pantone Matching System.

Andrea, thank you SO much for allowing me to experience Bella Figura first hand. I am truly enamored.


This little card was adhered to the front of a beautiful chocolate envelope that held a few duplexed cards. It was beautiful! Here are some of the pieces that came in my samples kit. It consisted of coasters (which had the couple’s name and wedding date on one side and a signature drink recipe on the other), invitations, menus, and other cards. So swoon worthy.  

Some other work from Bella Figura:

image Deviril

image Nouveau

image Viennese Waltz

image Empire

image Grammercy

You can also view their 2008 Designs in PDF form.

{Papier Tuesdays} :: Stephita ::

Stephita offers beautiful, couture invitations that both complement and enhance any theme. They also offer beautiful menu and place cards, favor boxes and tags, as well as programs and fans.

Invitation #605 from the Japanese Collection (see the entire Japanese collection)

Invitation #512 of the Classic collection (view the entire Classic collection)

Invitation #702 of the Photo Collection (view the entire Photo collection)

Save the Date #4 of the Save the Date collection (view the entire Save the Date collection)