Dizzy Wizzy Design Wedding Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Design, a Perth, Western Australia based paper goods shop, recently launched a line of digitally printed, ready-to-go wedding invitations that is an absolute feast for the eyes. I’m completely taken with all of the chic, modern designs in the collection, which includes a range of ready-to-go wedding invites that can be customized with coordinating event colors and extra little details like rounded corners. Each invitation is available on its own or with coordination RSVP cards and gift registry cards, and invitations include matching envelopes and a sticker seal or address label.

Here are more lovelies from the collection, which can be viewed in its entirety in the Dizzy Wizzy Design shop.

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Preppie Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Calli Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Modern Rose Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Fleur de Lis Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Love Link Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Dinky Invitations

Dizzy Wizzy Wedding Invitations

Paper Dahlia Invitations

images from Dizzy Wizzy Design

State Bird & Flower Papercuts by Cindy Ferguson

Scherenschnitte Blonde Grizzly Show

I look on in absolute amazement at Cindy Ferguson’s state bird and flower papercuts, which she recently completed for a show at Blonde Grizzly in Salt Lake City. When I think about the fact that she hand cut these intricate silhouettes for all 50 state birds and state flowers, with an additional papercut of the entire United States, surrounded by a beautiful array of flowers and birds, I can feel my jaw wanting to drop to the floor.

You can see all 50 papercuts over at her blog, Scherenschnitte, and view pricing and contact information for Blonde Grizzly if you’re interested in purchasing one or more of the papercuts. Here are just a few of the papercuts from the collection:

Papercut State Birds and State Flowers by Cindy Ferguson

images from Scherenschnitte / Cindy Ferguson

Weekly Wrap #40 : Pretty Tape + Envelope Bags

How About Orange Masking Tape Envelope Bags

How About Orange Masking Tape Envelope Bags

How awesome is this crafty favor bag tutorial by Jessica at How About Orange?! She shows us how to transform plain envelopes into super fun favor or gift bags using colorful masking tape. Washi and decorative masking tape can be found in pretty much every color of the rainbow and in lots of fun patterns that you can combine in endless ways to create favor packaging or gift packaging for any type of occasion. How about orange, black, and lime green for a Halloween bag? Have a look at places like Tape Swell, Tinted Mint, Cute Tape, and Happy Tape for pretty tape inspiration.

images from How About Orange

From the Shop Friday : Destination Wedding Invites

The collaboration between Hello! Lucky and Lab Partners has produced some fantastic destination wedding invitations ( and some pretty cool greeting cards, too). Wedding locales lucky enough to be included in the collection are  New York, San Francisco, London, Hawaii, and four recently added destinations: Chicago, Paris, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The new designs have the same awesome retro modern flavor as the previous designs in the collection, and each suite features really cool illustrations representing the suite’s corresponding city … in Lab Partners’ trademark style, of course!

Hello Lucky Lab Partners Destination Wedding Invitations

Above, clockwise from top left: Chicago Destination Wedding Invitations, Paris Destination Wedding Invitations, Las Vegas Destination Wedding Invitations, and Los Angeles Destination Wedding Invitations. Each suite is available digitally printed or letterpress printed.

Smock Design Contest Winners

I’m honored to have been asked to be the guest judge for the most recent Smock Paper Design Contest. The contest is a semi-annual celebration of Smock’s favorite retailer customizations, and this time around I had the chance to choose my favorites, too. Let me tell you, it was very difficult to pick my top three because there were so many lovely letterpress creations, and I’m so excited to be able to share the winners with you! And now, without further ado…

First Place : Salutations in Charlotte, NC

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

This invitation suite is simply gorgeous —delicate, romantic, and oh so elegant. I absolutely love the palette, which is subdued and very nicely balanced, making this a design that would appeal to both men and women. And the patterned pocket fold presentation really makes this suite special. I would feel like I had just received a lovely gift if I received an invitation to this wedding.

1st Runner Up : Luxe Expressions in Atlanta, GA

Letterpress 40th Birthday Party Invitations

This letterpress invitation is so vibrant and fun, perfect for an ’80s themed celebration. The design is versatile and could be used for so many different types of occasions, but I love it as a 40th birthday party invite. The message it sends is, “I’m turning 40, I am completely fabulous, and you are going to have an absolute blast at my party!”

2nd Runner Up : Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan

Elegant Letterpress Wedding Invitations

This suite oozes class without being staid, and the fantastic color choices and patterns give it a very modern feel. I love the playfulness of the language on the reply postcard and rehearsal card, too. And the incredible, colorful patterned envelope liner is a detail that just had to put this invitation in my top three.

You can see more images of the winners and get more details and information about the individual suites over at Smock’s blog. Thank you, Smock, for the opportunity, and congratulations to the winners!

images from Smock Paper