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Stock the Bar! Paper Source Sale

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Guess what?! You can score some major deals and discounts online at Paper Source right now! Click the link above to get 15% off envelopes, paper, etc. Plus, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $50. You cannot beat that deal, don’t try.

Happy Shopping!

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Geometric Heart Wax Seal Stamps

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Sealed with a… beautiful wax stamp? I think so! Have you ever received a piece of mail sealed with wax? It is SUCH a treat to send but even more so to receive a special piece like this. It literally makes any contents of an envelope 10 x’s better! Am I right? We just added these wax seals to the shop, so be sure to check them out. You can order by the stamp, with adhesive included, OR you can get extra fancy and have us seal the deal for you!

Heart seals are available now, but if you have a custom request, use this form and let us know what you need!

SUPPLY LIST*

Envelopes: From the Paper Source Paper Bar

Paint: Winsor & Newton - Opera Rose Gouache

Paper: Blick Watercolor Block and Anthropologie deckled edge table numbers


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Navy + Powder Blue + White | Wedding Roses Stationery Design

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When I was first starting out in my calligraphy journey, I never realized what one of the hardest parts of the ride would be… fake addresses! As it turns out, they’re also really fun to make up and photograph. I like to use characters from some of my favorite television shows, movies or books. Sometimes, I even design a suite with a fictional couple in mind. Like the below… if Lisa Turtle invited Jessie Spano to her wedding.

I love the powder blue (bluebell) and navy (night) envelopes mixed with the yellow, white and brighter pop of blue. If your floral decor incorporates some greenery, ooh la la, perfect! To top these beauties off, we chose some vintage postage that incorporated that bright blue hue and personalized this suite even further with the South Carolina stamp since the couple was tying the knot in the Palmetto State. Lastly, you can’t forget to seal the deal with wax. We chose a silver wax seal for the square invitations. The perfect final touch for this sweet couple!

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SUPPLY LIST*

Envelopes: From the Paper Source Paper Bar - Bluebell and Night

Postage: Vintage

Paint: Winsor & Newton - Gouache

Paint Brush: Princeton Heritage size 16 round

White Ink: Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White

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Purple Watercolor Wash Place Cards in 4 Easy Steps

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Need to punch up reception tables? Something about a watercolor wash really brings place cards to life and adds an extra design element to place settings. Take it up another notch with white ink or a beautiful metallic. While tedious, the results are stunning and even more captivating in person.

If you’re making these for a client or DIYing it, your paper choice is key. First off, you’ll need a high quality, watercolor paper. As you may have experienced, regular card stock or cheaper watercolor paper will buckle and warp when water is applied. For place cards, in particular, the edges will likely curl up if you use a lower grade paper. Shoot for at least 140lb (300 gsm) paper. I’ve gotten great results with the Blick Premier Watercolor Blocks.

To achieve the watery texture, definitely go with the highest quality watercolor you can afford. Professional grade will give you the best results and those really beautiful watercolor bleeds. But, you can achieve pretty results with student grade as well. Some of my favorites are Winsor & Newton.

tip: measure your place cards on a watercolor block, then paint your watercolor wash. once dry, cut your cards to size and pen your names

Be prepared, this is a time-intensive project. You’ll most likely need to cut your watercolor paper down to size, then allow time for the paint to dry before you can pen the names. So, give yourself plenty of time and be sure you’re charging an appropriate price for the job.

Recommended Supply List*

Watercolor — Winsor & Newton Professional Grade

Paint Brushes — Princeton Heritage 4050

Watercolor Paper — Blick Premier Watercolor Block

What are your favorite techniques and trends for place cards right now? Share below!

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Proof You Need This Pink and Coral Color Palette

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You guys, I used to really dislike the color pink. I wouldn’t wear a pink shirt or accessory to save my life. I guess I was rebelling against the whole, girl = pink, thing. But now it’s my new favorite color (sorry purple!). And this color story is so good! Check out the supply list at the bottom for details on specific paint and stationery used.

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Supply List*

Envelopes: From the Paper Source Paper Bar - Papaya or Coral and Fuchsia

Postage : Vintage

Paint - Winsor & Newton - Opera Rose Gouache

Paint Brush - Princeton Heritage size 16 round

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Watercolor Ampersand

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Some fresh watercolor pieces that will be incorporated into some new designs. I love black watercolor. And you just can’t go wrong with an ampersand. It’s such a lovely shape and there are so many fun variations on this “letter”. Speaking of that, what’s your vote — should the ampersand be considered a letter or not?

I’ve cleaned this photo up a touch, but not much editing has been done in order to preserve that awesome watercolor texture. If you’re curious about the materials I used scroll to the bottom for the deets.

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Paint:

Black Ampersand - Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache in Ivory Black (CMYK Black), Series 1

Red Ampersand - Winsor & Newton Professional Water Coluor in Scarlet Lake, Series 2

Paper - Strathmore 400 series, water color paper, cold-pressed

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Bright Abstract Wall Art | Atlanta Murals

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This week, we’re serving up some inspiration from the streets of the ATL. If you haven’t had the fortune of checking out the street art in person, add it to your Spring to do list! You’ll find art peppered throughout the city, but some of my favorite spots are West Midtown and O4W. I found these amazing abstract pieces in West Midtown. I can’t get over the bright blues, yellows and pinks. Enjoy, and please share where you’ve spied the best murals in your city!

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