Based in London, UK, Zoe Bradley is a showpiece artist and display designer who works for upscale clients. Many brides would love to hang her exquisite silk pom poms at their wedding venue. Zoe definitely knows how to bring a theatrical element to her paper creations.
Zoe Bradley mostly works on window installations, editorial displays and event design. Her signature paper sculptures include the wall reliefs, floral canvases and mobiles. You can admire and be inspired by her intricate floral mobiles. This photo showed a window installation she did for Kate’s paperie.
If you are looking for a rose bouquet that will last, check out her 12 long stemmed bouquet (£165). More party items are available at her online boutique.
+ photos: Zoe Bradley
I came across the original work of Ink & Iron on Oh So Beautiful Paper. I like how her imagery adds a charming touch to the greeting cards. Ink & Iron is definitely a name to remember. For their custom made invitations, announcements, greeting cards, head to Pilot Press, their studio located in Davis, California.
+ happy face letterpress birthday card $4 USD at Ink & Iron on etsy
+ we’re a great match letterpress anniversary card $4 on etsy
Stamps are ideal to create unique invitations and place cards. Looking at the latest collection of Yellow Owl Workshop gave me the urge to host a BBQ with old-fashioned outdoor activities, to host a tea party with my girlfriends or if you are really romantic, you could invite the love of your life for a weekend in Paris or in the Big Apple.
Experiment by creating several scenes on regular sheets of paper cut the same size of your good paper. Buy a few extra of the good paper. You can complement the scene with your own drawing or a big text. I suggest that you buy several colors of ink to give you a chance to try different palette.
+ Yellow Owl Workshop Stamp Set starts at $11.50 USD
I am sure that you will want to bookmark this awesome craft project from Maddie of Li’l Magoolie. I added her to my RSS feed. There are many occasions (weddings, birthdays, baby showers) where you could use her no-glue treat or party favor boxes. To tailor the box to your party theme, you could use her templates as a guide to cut wrapping papers or scrapbooking papers. She also made a Multi-coloured Gingham No-Glue Treat Box that looks pretty for Easter.
+ photos: Li’l Magoolie where you can download the templates
+ via Ohdeedoh
The freelance artist Brandi Powell drew adorable robots for her letterpress cards. She designed a robot card for a few occasions. Each one is inviting.
On my previous post about cupcake toppers, I told you about mixing party decorations from different suppliers to get a custom look. Here a good example. The birthday invite from Sweet Harvey Letterpress goes well with the 3D robot garland and the party bag. Plus, the robot cupcake kit by Meri Meri saves you time and requires no cake decoration skills.
If you are looking for more inspirations, find more ideas on how to design a remarkable robot kid party by revisiting an old post.
+ Missing You Robot Cards $10.50 for pack of 3
+ Robot Hello Cards $18 for pack of 10
+ Happy Birthday Robot Card $4 USD
+ Robot Party Decor Supplies by Meri Meri $9.95 to $22.95 USD
I found on Etsy three cards that would be perfect to say thanks to your hosts during the Holidays.
+ Winter Berry Blue Birds Thank You Cards by Sweetbellacards $18 USD for set of 10
+ Mix-n-match Family Silhouette flat note cards by Sara Tams $24 for set of 16
+ Silver Spoon Thank You Card by Kathryn Murray Calligraphy $6 USD
I received a few inquiries about baby showers lately. These party favor boxes would fit nicely with many themes. There were designed by Kathleen of Twig & Thistle. Besides baby showers, they will be great for a girl birthday party or a bridal shower. All you need to make your own are letter sheets of card stock, a color printer, an x-acto knife and a ruler.
+ photo: Style me Pretty with links to the download files
If you like to send thank you card after attending a dinner party, look at this simple but adorable thank you card. For casual events with good friends, you could be less formal and attach your thank you card to your hostess gift. Or for a surprise, leave the card on their mailbox on your way home.
This thank you card was designed by Tori Higa for CardStore.com. The inside can be custom printed with your own text and optional photos. You can order a single custom printed card or as many as you need.
+ Thank Hostess Mitts starts at $2.19 USD per card
The bauble shapes and colors caught my attention. This card featured a hand drawn illustration by artist Brandi Powell that is hand printed on an antique press. Also check the Season greetings set by Sweet Harvey Letterpress on etsy.
+ Merry Christmas letterpress greeting cards $24 USD for pack of 6
I enjoy the new breed of wedding invitations that emerged over the last decade. They are less generic. Brides and grooms now have the chance to tailor their invites to their wedding celebrations. One wedding invitation studio that I like is Chewing The Cud.
Based in San Francisco, they offered a fully custom made service and a signature line that can be personalized with illustrations, motifs, ribbons, and embellishments.
Their signature invitations are suitable for any stylish event with a chic vintage flair. I can imagine using them for a big-0 birthday or an anniversary. All their invitations are letterpress printed on 100% cotton, tree free paper with soy based inks.
Two of my favorite collections for something else than a wedding are:
+ The Good Old Days would be good for a special event designed around local food or taking place in the countryside – starts at $1875 USD
+ Flourish Fête would be perfect for a milestone anniversary – starts at $2175 for 75 invitation kits
An invitation kit is the invitation card with its envelop, the RSVP card with the response envelop plus an additional card.
+ Chewing The Cud
If you give home baked goods this Holiday or if you host a Thanksgiving dinner party, why not share your recipes with your friends and family? To help you write your recipes down, you can print these etsy-orange recipe cards designed by Julie Green of Up Up Creative. Keep the comment empty for your friends to fill out once they tried out your recipe.
+ photo by Up Up Creative