Weekly Wrap #30 : On the Road

Weekly Wrap

Map Paper Gift Wrap Idea

I’ve been on the hunt for summer-inspired gift wrap, and this fun idea by Katy from K is for Calligraphy brings to mind summer road trips and long drives on beautiful, warm days. The use of vintage road map paper, marked with hearts at the origination and destination points for the package (sent as part of a package exchange), is so clever, too! And the red, white, and blue palette reminds me of the 4th of July, fireworks, and summer bbqs.

Personalized Calligraphy Monogram

Personalized Calligraphy Monogram

Personalized Calligraphy Monogram

Katy has lots of super cute tags and calligraphed goodies in her shop, and I’m loving the personalized monogram designs that she offers, too. The monograms are designed just for you, and they come with a PDF file in addition to paper version, so you can use your monogram for everything from wedding stationery to custom rubber stamps and personalized letterhead.

images from K is for Calligraphy

Nonpareil #04

Nonpareil Wedding Magazine

Nonpareil #04 is here, and it’s amazing, if I do say so myself! The double-sized issue (seriously, it’s huge), titled A Silver Screen Soirée, includes features that were inspired by the movies and television shows. Our teams chose everything from a perennial female favorite, the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, to Mad Men, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Chocolat, and even Lord of the Rings as their inspiration, and the results are an absolute feast for the eyes. Head on over to Nonpareil and have a look, won’t you?

And for brides-to-be, we have an awesome Minted giveaway going on through June 30, 2010. Check out details and enter to win 100 wedding invitation cards or save the dates!

image from Nonpareil Magazine

Paper Lovely Lacy Letterpress Wedding Invites

Paper Lovely Lacy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Thanks to Kim from Omaha, Nebraska based letterpress studio, Paper Lovely, for letting me know about this lovely and lacy letterpress wedding invitation suite that she recently finished for Jacque & Kevin. The bride wanted a very elegant, Victorian-like feel to her wedding, and the combination of the lace motif and the mauve-y pink ink set the tone wonderfully.

Paper Lovely Lacy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Paper Lovely Lacy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

The invitation and rsvp postcard were both letterpress printed, and the menus and programs were thermographically printed, and my favorite detail from the suite has to be the letterpressed “new address” card that’s attached to the program. The bride wanted the guests to be able to remove the card and take it with them, so they wouldn’t have to lug the entire program around. Very smart!

Paper Lovely Lacy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

images from Paper Lovely

Fina Paper DIY Party Printables + Wedding Invites

DIY Tropicana Summer Party Printables

Check out this super cool, printable set of Tropicana party goodies from FINA Art & Paper. Woodgrain + refreshinging drinks = the perfect collection for a summer and/or poolside shindig. The set features a DIY invitation, menu, circle tags, goodie bags, place cards, water bottle labels, and thank you cards.

In addition to creating fun party printables, FINA also creates printed wedding invitations (digitally printed for smaller runs and offset for larger). I’m really digging the subtle worn look that the invitations have, which really gives them a lovely looking texture. And the malachite reverse illustration on the Dynasty Collection is absolutely inspired!

DIY Dynasty Wedding Invitations

DIY Draper Wedding Invitations

DIY Let's Hang Out Wedding Invitations

images from FINA Art & Paper

Bespoke Press Ampersand Letterpress Prints

I know that I just featured Bespoke Press’ letterpress wedding invitation work earlier this month, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share their newest print. Start drooling now, typophiles, because this letterpress ampersand print is a stunner. And the texture within the ampersand? Absolutely fantastic.

Bespoke Press Letterpress Ampersand Print

Bespoke Press Letterpress Ampersand Print

Bespoke Press Letterpress Ampersand Print

Bespoke ships within Australia, where they’re based, and internationally, so grab one of these prints while you can because it’s a limited edition of just 50!

images from Bespoke Press