Mother’s Day is May 12th. Have you decided how you’re going to spoil your Mum? Do you have any grand plans? I’d love to hear all about them.
(See my other Mother’s Day posts here.)
It’s May – yay! May is my birth month (May 21st) and trust me when I say I am not one for sweeping my birthday under the rug. I love my birthday! I love celebrating my birthday! I love presents (hint, hint). I don’t like the fact that I’m edging closer towards 40 but hey let’s not talk about that, ok?!
In honour of it being May I thought we’d take a look at some emerald beauties.
Today Janelle from Joan’s Heart is talking about table numbers! Thanks for your guest post Janelle.
Paper has its place in a number of things at an event – save the dates, invitations, programs, menus and escort cards. And, don’t forget table numbers! As guests meander throughout a venue, searching for their table, you can help them along with something different. Attention-grabbing table numbers are often a combination of paper with an interesting typography, color and/or texture, and a unique table number holder.
Here are some of my favorite table number ideas.
The table number is incorporated into the centerpiece, for a very clean, simple look. Perfect for an outdoor garden or vintage-inspired event, the kraft paper and handwritten style would be a great DIY project. (Image source).
For a rustic event, consider a simple paper number and a unique table number holder like these wood branch table number holders from Etsy seller, Sunday Hatch.
Like the rustic wood branch table number holder, this knot table number holder is great way to play up a theme, like nautical. Let your theme inspire a creative table number choice. (Image source).
Etsy is a fantastic source for printed and printable table numbers.
If you want to go DIY all the way, check out this amazing round-up of free table number downloads for some beautiful options. While you’re at it Microsoft Word has an easy to use tent table number template, so you can create something truly custom.
-Janelle Joan’s Heart
A long time collector (maybe more like hoarder) of pretty stationery, Janelle has recently made the jump into making her passion for paper a small business. In 2012 she launched her Etsy shop, Joan’s Heart. Joan’s Heart is a source for printables that celebrate life’s big moments – everything from save the dates to baby announcements to birthday party invitations. Looking for something unique? Janelle does custom work too!
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There are few things in life that I love (apart from family of course. Family is always first – above and beyond any list such as this). I love stationery, thunderstorms, magazines, music (especially Elliott Smith) and writing. Five things. This blog post contains three of my five favourite things (stationery, magazines and writing) and it’s all in honour of the latest issue of Uppercase magazine. Have you seen it? If you’re a paper nerd in any capacity you must get a copy and read it. It’s chock full of everything stationery related. It is beyond words but I will try my best to explain how awesome it is.
I work best in lists so here is a list of ten things I love about this issue. I could write a list of 100 things but perhaps you can get your hands on a copy and figure out the other 90 for yourself.
Seriously, if you love paper get your hands on a copy of this. Grab your copy now over at Mag Nation – you won’t be disappointed.
Today we remember the fallen. Those brave men and women who fought (and continue to fight) for the freedoms we enjoy. We celebrate their courage and reflect on their sacrifices.
I remember those in my family who fell on battlegrounds so far from home and those who returned but were changed for ever.
Today we pause and think of our heroes.
Lest we forget.
I’m such a fan of the Gilmore Girls. I watch an episode every work day during my lunch break. I’ve already seen all of the episodes but Foxtel has been rerunning the series for the past few months so I’ve gotten to watch them all over again. It was such a great show and I was so sad when it ended. I wanted to see if Luke and Lorelai finally got married and if Rory became the next Christiane Amanpour. Bunheads has been a welcome distraction but Paradise is no substitute for Stars Hollow.
It’s my opinion that you can never have enough Gilmore Girls – that’s why I was over the moon to find that one fellow GG lover has created stationery celebrating her love of the show!
Nicole J. Wroblewski these postcards are terrific. Finding them made my day.
Hooray for the Gilmore Girls!
When one starts planning a wedding, the first thought is usually about dresses, flowers, bridesmaids etc. Not me, I was excited about cake and the stationary. Just a quick Google of ‘wedding invites‘ yields some beautiful designers but I knew what I wanted for our Save the Dates. Combine that with local designer Sarah Enid and we ended up with perfect Save The Date postcards. They were exactly what we wanted, and even more.
Now that the Save the Dates are out (small public service announcement never abbreviate Save the Dates, ever) it gives us more time to work on the invites. I plan on making these myself but I will have enough time to change my mind and purchase some if needed, and there really are some lovely designs out there.
With winter just around the corner, you can’t go past these themed invites. Here are some of my favourites.
–Stacey Bush – Life on Cephei
“I am Stacey and I am finding my footing in the blogverse over at Life on Cephei. I am planning a wedding for September and am too focused on the invites to worry about anything else.”
Today I wanted to share with you the work of Perth-based Tamara Harrison. I met Tamara through Twitter when she introduced me to her handmade, paper wedding bouquets. I’ve seen similar things before but none of them are as beautiful as Tamara’s creations.
I love that she intersperses paper with different trinkets like bejeweled brooches or ribbons to create a bouquet that is completely unique and original. Go and check out her site for more information about her work.
(Tamara – just a head’s up – I’ll be wanting one of these for my someday wedding)
(Photo credit: Tamara Harrison)
Picture this… you pen your loved one/bestie/mama the cutest note written on the most darling note card. Then… you chuck it into a standard white envelope. Oh dear.
It just doesn’t seem right does it?
But have you noticed that there are actually some crazy-gorgeous envelopes out there at the moment? Long gone are the days when envelopes were the plain Jane bit of paper that housed the star of the show. Envelopes are the bomb! They come with lovely illustrations, to-die-for lining, and beautiful bold colours. Now your addressee can be wowed before they even open your darling note.
Perhaps the best thing about gorgeous envelopes? They’re super easy to DIY! Here are some fantastic tutorials I’ve come across in my travels. Put your own flair to your custom creation and provide a love note experience to remember!
- Miranti Kayess pen&peplum
Miranti is a self-confessed stationery nerd and workspace junkie, and is the creator of Pen & Peplum. Miranti strives to simplify women’s lives by creating bright thoughtful stationery that supports their biggest dreams. Miranti believes in beauty, play, and courage in our everyday lives. When Miranti is not writing on her blog, designing or creating stationery, she can be found daydreaming, drinking chai, watching movies with her husband, or rocking it out on her yoga mat. Connect with Miranti: pen&peplum | twitter | Facebook