Monday, October 31, 2011

Margie & Morgen's Queen Mary wedding

Back in September, I posted about Margie & Morgen's wedding aboard the Queen Mary. It was a wonderful destination wedding and amazing venue. A great place to get away from the Louisiana August heat and for the marriage of two of our closest friends (and cousin!). Margie and Morgen are both amazingly talented. Morgen has an interdisciplinary firm specializing in architecture and technology, while Margie is an architect and the co-creator of Larks & Japes. Margie and I collaborated on all the paper elements. She visited one weekend last December and brought inspiration and fantastic ideas. I put it all together and letterpress printed the goods. Inspired by the 1930s architecture of the Queen Mary, a little vintage ocean liner flair (with our own twist thrown in), and a bit of Betsy Dunlap calligraphy, the suite included save the date cards to invitations to place card/tags to thank you cards.  The invites and wedding pics were posted on Oh So Beautiful Paper and 100 Layer Cake! You can read much more about the paper goods at OSBP, and see more photos of the beautiful day at 100 Layer Cake. The awesome photos are by Ben Christensen. This may have been my very favorite job yet!

I made the guest book as well, coptic bound, with cotton pages. The pages each had two sets of photo corners & vellum envelopes-to insert an Fuji instant photo and to insert a typed slip of paper with well wishes etc for the bride & groom in the envelope. (that's me and David in the pic).

And the super cute couple!

Here's to a super life together M&M!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wagon, camper, and a Lookbook

Well another month has almost gone by. whew. I don't even remember September. ;)

Last week, we were so thrilled that Design*Sponge posted our letterpress DIY 3D station wagon and little camper cards. They are brand new and ready to ship in our etsy shop. I'm working on thorough instructions on how to put them together but really anyone can figure it out. A quick piece of advice is to give an extra score to the folds of the smaller tabs. (the "how to" will be posted on our website soon) They are great as holiday ornaments too, so add a little yellow and orange to your tree this season. A remembrance of visiting your favorite roadside attraction.

My grandmother drove a long station wagon for years. My favorite part was what we called "the way back", the seat in the back that faced out. In the summertime, the seats were hot and the back of your legs stuck to the seat. I've always wanted a teardrop camper, a little mini house, all contained and ready to go on adventures. A station wagon would be the perfect pulling vehicle.

And we're back on Poppytalk Handmade this month, in the Indie Love Market. Check out our little table here. So many amazing artists are exhibiting. Some of my favorites are a. favorite, you sentimental idiot, pumphouse studio, Puur Anders, among many others. Each month Jan puts together an awesome Lookbook with pieces from the whole exhibit. Take a look.