Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lily Inspired Crab Invitation

I met Jillian around this time last year. She loved my crab love invitation, but wanted to make it uniquely hers. I immediately got excited. She wanted an invitation with a Lily Pulitzer (LOVE!) and preppy theme. Boy, did she come to the right place!! I had to get my brain inspired, so I hopped down to my favorite Lily Store, The Pink Crab. I came back thinking of how I could make a pattern out of my precious love crabs. After a few days after my typical "", I finally got it. Jillian loved it and we used it throughout her suite. I love the numerous patterned elements.

For more on Jillian's crab inspired nuptials, head over to Hamilton Photography (and see the table cards we did!).

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chevron Love

2012 has been an amazing year. I never expected my business to grow as much as it has in just a year. I am very excited to see what lies ahead in 2013! 

I love chevron! So when Katia approached me about an all chevron invitation, I was excited. This one was so much fun to do that I decided to incorporate the invitation into my store ( Enjoy!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Small Business Saturday Weekend Sale EXTENDED!

We have had a ton of inquiries about our Small Business Saturday Sale. I haven't been able to get back to each and every email about this amazing offer this weekend.  So we are extending this incredible sale until Monday November 26th! Just a reminder, here are the details of our sale:

20% off all Save the Dates 
15% off all Wedding Invitation Suites

Fine Print: Not valid on already placed orders. Not valid on custom designs (feel free to inquire about a specific design- we may have it already done but not on our website!).

Share the wealth and tell your friends! They will thank you when they can use the extra wedding budget on a kick-butt honeymoon ;).

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ahoy! It's a boy!

I love creating wedding and party stationery for others. When it comes down to create stationery for an event I am hosting, I go a bit overboard. I usually use these opportunities to create something I haven't done yet. When my good friend from high school announced she was pregnant, I knew her baby shower was going to be paper-tastic. A native of the Annapolis area, it was only fitting to have a sailing themed baby boy shower. 

I wanted a centralized motif to carry through all the stationery.  I did a simple pattern inside the sailboat mast to give it that extra pop. I tied up the invitations with bakers twine and a tag (not shown) listing her registry information. 

I loved the idea (props to the co-host for telling me about it!) of writing a note to baby with your hopes and aspirations for him. 

And of course, no shower is complete without gift bingo! The winner won a stack of preppy notecards (I told you I went a bit overboard on paper!) with the sailboat theme.

Here are some snapshots of the actual shower.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Classic Yellow and Grey

Earlier this year, Nicole contacted the Preppy Paperie to create custom Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations. She sent me a few very diverse inspiration images to get the designs started. All of her inspiration images had strong typography (which I love!) and geometric design patterns. After studying her inspirations, I started my custom design process. I usually do my custom work on Saturday mornings armed with a Skinny Vanilla Latte.  For some reason, this combination gets the creative juices going! I loved each piece I created for Nicole and Nick, but the ones she chose were my absolute favorite.

In designing the Save the Dates, I wanted to incorporate the scenery for the nuptials-the city of Boston. I created a Save the Date with a clean typography focus and the Boston Skyline. 

For the invitations I wanted to bring together a few diverse clean patterns. I started with a basic thick stripe for the invitation. I used a very basic sans-serif font with a justified look. I wanted the invitation to look as clean and simple as possible. 

Nicole also wanted a custom map displaying the city and the location of the events. I went with a very thin stripe in the same pattern as the invitation. 

The map marker design tied back to the main invitation- a very small detail that most may not have picked up on.

Nicole really loved chevron stripe. So I wanted to incorporate a contrasting design in the RSVP postcard. She also loved entree symbols for the responses. So I added a carrot (for vegetarian), fish, and a cow. This has definitely been a growing trend in RSVP response options!

When layered, this invitation set had such texture and depth. I absolutely loved it!

Nicole also had me design some reception details that carried the invitation theme through. I designed table cards, place cards, and programs that maintained the "pattern" theme we created in the invitations. 

Nicole's photographer grabbed some great shots of my stationery in action. I always recommend my brides give their invitation to their photographer to snap some shots at the wedding. It makes a great introduction to wedding albums and scrapbooks! Thanks to Casey Durgin Photography for the images ( 
(c) Casey Durgin Photography
(c) Casey Durgin Photography
(c) Casey Durgin Photography
(c) Casey Durgin Photography

(c) Casey Durgin Photography

To purchase Nicole's wedding suite, follow this link to our Etsy store!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The last 7 months..

...were crazy!! I recently had the chance to go through all the work I put out over the past few months. Only then did I realize how crazy busy I  have been.  Oh and to top it off, I was pregnant with my first baby! There were days where I felt like I had zero energy, but the amazing clients I was working with really made it absolutely worth it. The store has been closed since early July as I anxiously awaited the arrival of my little girl in early September.  I am happy to report that she arrived healthy with 10 fingers and 10 toes! And now that I am back on my feet, I am pleased to announce that the store will be back open on October 10th! I will be loading up all our new designs (as well as some of the popular designs) and refurbishing the store with a new look!

I will also be blogging regularly on all the work that was done in the past few months.  If you were a bride of mine during this time and have your professional pictures back, feel free to shoot me an email and I will include a link to your photographer as well!

So until the 10th, here is a sneak peak of some of the Paperie's creations...






Thursday, February 23, 2012

Striped Occasion

Stripes are an obsession of mine.  No matter how elegant or casual your affair is, stripes will always work.  Vanessa and Rob loved my "Lovie Lobster" invitation set, but wanted to add a few more enclosures to the original set.  I love when my brides throw new challenges at me!  I wanted the entire set to have a cohesive look, but also for each piece to be unique on its own. I played around with different patterns, but fell back to my trusty stripes.

I started with the original lobster invitation (which I still love 2 years later after its birth!).

From there I worked into a RSVP postcard that would match the suite.  I used two different stripes pulled from the bride and groom's color palette.

From there, I added on with a rehearsal dinner and reception enclosure with different types of stripes and borders.

I just love the two little lobsters with a small "V + R".  A little extra touch that brings everything together!

For the rehearsal, I incorporated a different set of "Lovie Lobsters".  I have since used these two little guys on notecards and address labels for other customers!

This just goes to show you, no matter how long the design has been around any creative couple can add their own touch to match their wedding!