Monday, April 25, 2011

It's officially spring time, right?

I'm fortunate to have several windows in both my printing space, as well as my office space- and I love looking outside to see the people walking by the buds on the trees, flowers beginning to bloom, and leaves beginning to form.  It's so refreshing after such a hard winter that Boston had-- although some would argue we always have really tough winters, I would like to throw my hat into 'super' hard winter camp.  C'mon, 18inches of snow in 1 afternoon?  Really?  I'm done with you Winter!

I can't complain, it's a nice 62* outside and I THINK I saw the sun peek through this Monday afternoon. :)  A perfect way to ring in the spring time. 

So what do I have for you today?  OH, it's a modern take on a vintage peony.  Susan reached out to me a few months back to print her wedding stationery after we printed her save-the-dates last year {remember those? Gable and I single handily fell in love with everything about those Jasper Florals!}.  She wanted a peony to be front and center and knew that it had to be a 'vintage' print.  We toyed with the idea of having a vintage post card printed as a gift for the guests, but the more we thought about it, a wrap would work so much better.  I'm trying to think outside of the box for my orders this year-- a way to challenge myself, if you will-- and this was the perfect project to explore a vellum wrapping for an invitation suite. 

I printed everything on the wonderful 140lb Cotton Rag paper in the bone color in lavender, dark purple, and sage green inks.  The vellum wrap you see there... one of my favorite parts about this invitation suite.  That's a translucent vellum paper that I had professionally digital printed and cut to our exact dimensions {A7 invitation if you are the curious type}.  Susan is one of those beautiful souls that wanted these to be over the top and memorable for all of her guests, so we went another step further and added a ribbon wrap with a letterpress printed tag of their names and wedding date.  Swoon.  We put everything into a Kraft inner envelope and completed the package with a lavender outer envelope. 

Tell me you haven't falling in love with these modern peony invitations?!
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Congratulations, Susan & Matt!  Can't wait to see your beautiful wedding photos!

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