Wedding Invitations from Meant to be Sent

Meant to be Sent Nautical Wedding Invitations


If you’re signed up for my Paper Goodies newsletter, then you’ll recognize these fun green and navy nautical wedding invitations by Meant to be Sent, which I sneak peeked in the newsletter last week. As promised, I have much, much more wedding invitation eye candy for you today from Meant to be Sent, including more shots of these nautical pretties, which feature rope closures and green and white striped envelope liners (love!).


Meant to be Sent Nautical Wedding Invitations


I’m also loving these letterpress, accordion fold wedding invites, featuring a more subdued blue and green palette, silhouette accents, and great typography. These have a cool, Art Deco kind of vibe.


Meant to be Sent Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Meant to be Sent Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Meant to be Sent Letterpress Wedding Invitations


And, of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t include this lovely, peacock-inspired wedding suite, which features vibrant teal ribbon and real peacock feather accents and is printed on gold metallic cardstock for an extra lush touch.


Meant to be Sent Peacock Wedding Invitations

Check out Meant to be Sent’s entire custom wedding invitation portfolio.

photos of the nautical and letterpress invitations by Melissa Hayes; peacock invitation photo by Melany Hallgren

Screen Printed Seed Packets

These super cute screen printed seed packets by This Neck of the Woods are so much fun! The colorful set includes six designs featuring patterns for the corresponding types of seeds: carrots, beans, tomatoes, herb mix, dahlia, and billy ball flowers. These would be great filled with seeds and given as part of a gift to your favorite gardener, and they’d also make really cool wedding favors.


This Neck of the Woods Seed Packets

This Neck of the Woods Seed Packets

images from This Neck of the Woods

Awesome Posters + Prints, July Edition

I’ve been coming across a bundle of fantastic posters and prints lately, so I thought I’d take the chance to do a little roundup. Here we go!

Believe it or not, Jessica Hische didn’t actually design this stunning poster for a lecture that she gave at Mississippi State University. Jude Landry, who was inspired by Jessica’s Daily Drop Caps (and who isn’t) did! You can purchase one of these beauties from Jude. – via FPO


Jude Landry Jessica Hische Poster


Loving these screen printed gig posters by The Small Stakes. – via French Paper


Small Stakes Gig Posters


A wonderful wood type specimen sampler poster by Starshaped Press, perfect for a child’s room or for a typophile.


Starshaped Press Wood Type Poster


Very cool, hand screen printed Tall Bike poster from Barrel. The first edition sold out (no surprise there), but you can pre-order one of the second edition posters, which will be coming out soon. – via French Paper


Barrel Tall Bike Poster


Truer words were never said, and in a tasty ice cream palette of strawberry, chocolate, peach, and pistachio, too, by Two for Joy.


Ice Cream Print Two for Joy


Great typography, and a great idea for an anniversary gift, letterpressed in metallic gold ink by Orange Beautiful.


Eat Drink and Be Married Orange Beautiful


This origami hummingbird poster, along with lots of other origami-inspired posters, are available from Field Trip. My favorite is in navy, of course.


Origami Hummingbird Poster

images from their respective owners

Jeff Nishinaka Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka Paper Sculpture


I spotted the work of paper sculptor, Jeff Nishinaka, on @atelierisabey‘s Twitter (via The Cool Hunter) the other day, and to say that his work is stunning would be an understatement. When you see his creations, it’s hard to believe that they’re made out of paper. They appear to be finely chiseled marble, or even molded plaster, but they’re all paper. Wow.


Jeff Nishinaka Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka Paper Sculpture


Jeff’s paper sculpting career has spanned 28 years, and his commercial portfolio includes clients such as Bloomingdale’s, Visa, Penn State University, Paramount Pictures, Harvard Medical School, Random House, and Mattel, for whom he designed these beautiful, custom Barbie sets:


Jeff Nishinaka Barbie Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka Barbie Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka Barbie Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka Barbie Paper Sculpture


See more of Jeff’s work in his portfolio, and more of his commercial work at Bernstein & Andriulli.

images from Jeff Nishinaka

Hail to the Chief Letterpress Print

I never thought I’d find myself getting excited over presidential portraits, but you have to admit that this Hail to the Chief letterpress print from 1Canoe2 is pretty darn cool. The print features hand drawn illustrations of the 44 presidents and is letterpressed in navy blue ink on bright white Crane Lettra paper. Who are your favorites — in a purely non-political way? I’ve always thought that Andrew Jackson had the most rockin’ presidential hair ever, and I love Grover Cleveland’s bow tie.


1Canoe2 Hail to the Chief Presidents Letterpress

1Canoe2 Hail to the Chief Presidents Letterpress

1Canoe2 Hail to the Chief Presidents Letterpress

images from 1Canoe2