Wedding Inspiration Boards

Hi guys! Here is a collection of some of my favorite wedding inspiration mini-boards. I feature these once a week on our Instagram feed – all of them include one of our watercolor wedding invitations combined with lovely inspiration built around a theme – like “greenery-inspired”. I have a lot of fun making these, and it’s a great little creative exercise. For more wedding inspiration, follow me on Instagram and Pinterest!

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Brush Lettering 101 at The Paper + Craft Pantry

Here are some photos from my recent Brush Lettering 101 workshop at The Paper + Craft Pantry!

I helped my attendees “brush up” (I couldn’t resist) on their lettering skills by starting out with practice brushstrokes and then practicing the alphabet. We then did a practice phrase together, breaking it down into a step-by-step process of individual strokes. In the last part of the class, through another multi-step process, we made an art print on watercolor paper. It was really cool to see confidence develop and personal styles emerge over the course of the workshop.

Below are a few of my brush lettering tips and material suggestions: → Read more

Hey Austin peeps! I’m teaming up with The Paper + Craft Pantry in East Austin to bring you another creative workshop event. I’ll be teaching an Abstract Painting workshop on Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 pm.

Remember how fun finger painting was as a kid? It’s time to re-capture that feeling of freedom and play, but this time, in a grown-up way (and with brushes) – no painting experience required!

I’ll guide you through the step-by-step process I use to create an abstract art print. Then, you’ll create your own playful compositions with a bright, fun color palette.

Plus, we’ll have some sips and treats, and other goodies. Come and join the fun! http://www.thepapercraftpantry.com/workshops/abstract-painting-101-061616

In celebration of the workshop, ALL (yep, every single one) of our Art Prints are 30% off! Use the code ARTSALE at checkout.

We’ve finally come to the last post in our Invitation 101 series. Thanks for reading and learning along with us! You can view all 5 posts here on our blog.

Invitation Mailing

You’ve spent countless hours picking out just the right invitation suite, and possibly months agonizing over every little detail from the wording to the printing – Don’t just fling those beauties in the mail like last month’s electric bill! Take a few moments to plan using our invitation mailing tips below; I promise it will be worth the effort! → Read more

Welcome to the fourth installment of our Invitation 101 series, all about wedding invitations.

Wording & Etiquette  (and When to Break the Rules)

Simply put, your invitation wording style should match the tone of your wedding ceremony. Will your wedding be traditional, formal, religious, secular, casual, fun, laid-back? Whatever adjectives describe your big day, those can be your guide when you’re crafting the language of your invitation. Of course, your stationer (Fine Day Press included!) will be adept at providing insight as well as grammatical and logistical know-how.

The Rules  (Should you Choose to Follow Them)

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. But you have to know the rules in order to decide which ones you want to break. → Read more

S U M M E R   S A L E

Invitations, stationery, art prints & more are on sale, hooray! Get 30% off on stationery items with coupon code Summer30 and 10% off of invitation orders with coupon code Summer10. It’s a great time to stock up on cards or get your custom invitation order started.

I’ll be back with another Invitation 101 post later this week.

Welcome to part three of our Invitation 101 series, sharing our best tips & tricks on the wedding invitation process.

Psst…The pattern above is part of our new watercolor invitation series. Stay tuned for the launch in the next few weeks.

PRINT METHODS

When it comes to printing invitations, the options really are endless. Often budget may play a role in what printed method you choose. If your stationery budget is on the smaller side, digital will be the way to go. For a no-holds-barred affair, on the other hand, you might combine a few different printing methods, like letterpress, foil stamping and edge painting. If these terms have you scratching you head, read on…. → Read more

Hey there! Welcome to part two of our Invitation 101 series, all about wedding invitations. Over the last 5 years, we’ve learned a few tricks to streamline the process, and we’re sharing them with you here.

Psst…The pattern above is part of our new watercolor invitation series. Stay tuned for the launch in the next few weeks.

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Keep the invitation process stress-free by allowing yourself lots of time! Start thinking about your invitations as early as possible in your wedding planning process. This could be a year or more in advance. Last-minute invitations would not be fun, not to mention the rush charges you might incur could blow your budget.

Click to download our Invitation Timeline cheat sheet:

A YEAR IN ADVANCE (OR MORE)

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Hey there! Welcome to our five-part series all about wedding invitations. Invitations are a big part of what we do at Fine Day Press, in addition to our greeting cards, calendars and other paper goodies. Over the last 5 years, we’ve learned a few tricks to streamline the process, and we’re sharing them with you here.

Psst…The pattern above is part of our new watercolor invitation series. Stay tuned for the launch in the next few weeks.

WHERE TO START

Your wedding invitations are often the first thing your guests will see; it should represent the spirit of the day and set the tone. It’s never too early in the planning process to start envisioning your dream invitations! → Read more

Spring Forward

Oh man! Are you as ready for spring as I am? Granted, the winters are much milder here in Texas than in our former home of NYC, but we’ve had quite a few cold days around here. But it looks like spring weather is finally arriving, hooray!!

I had a super fun photo shoot with Lauren of Lauren Reynolds Photography a few weeks ago. She came over to my home-based studio and took a ton of great shots. I’m a notoriously bad picture taker (just ask my friends how many closed-eye shots they have of me, it’s legendary), but Lauren put me right at ease. She clearly knows how to coax out someone’s good side.

These photos will be part of some bigger updates to the website I’ll be rolling out through Summer & Fall. Our About page, Testimonials page, and Design Studio page will all be getting a refresh.

In other news, I wrote a blog post for the lovely Sarai Flores of Signature Event Consulting & Design, all about invitation planning and working with your stationer. Great advice for the newly engaged! And if you are thinking of planning a destination wedding, talk to Sarai – She’s a wealth of knowledge on the subject and her team puts together the most beautiful south-of-the-border shindigs.

Keep an eye out for some new additions to our Watercolor Wedding collection in the months ahead. I’m in full-on creative mode, and I’ve been working on some abstract designs in fun colors that will become new invitation suites with a fresh modern feel.

Lastly, with Spring comes Easter, Mother’s Day and Graduations – Shop all of our spring-y greeting cards right here. Contact me directly at hello (at) finedaypress.com for wholesale orders.