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We created these laser cut wooden names for this lovely little photo shoot. Visit Southern Bride to see the full list of all of the wonderful vendors that came together to create this stunning shoot.

All photography by: Click Chick Photography


Now I would love to take full credit for these but my friend Jenny really had the concept and form worked out, I just designed the layout and facilitated the printing.

One of the major themes of Jenny’s wedding was sustainability. They chose a caterer that used local ingredients, they bought meat from a local farm and they tried to used recycled items whenever possible. That is where the idea for the programs originated.

A few years ago, we printed some postcards on the back of cereal boxes to help promote a company she was working for. She was only able to do this because I have a professional printer in my office that prints on thick stuff like cardboard. It looks really cool too. The way the ink mixes with the cardboard gives such a great effect. 

She knew she wanted to use cardboard as the base so she set out to collect and cut about 200 pieces of cardboard. As you can see from the second image, there were a lot of cereal boxes but she also was able to collect a lot of beer boxes and other fun gems as well. I think the silver one is a Victoria’s Secret box. She started early and so I think most of them were her own but friends contributed as well.

Jenny also knew that the weather in Atlanta in May can be unpredictable so the programs being able to double as a fan was a must. She realized if she just scored and folded them a couple of times, they magically turned into fans. Not only that, they look really cool just sitting on the table or chair.

They were a huge hit at the wedding, people were so impressed and they got to pick out the box they wanted. 


I have been pretty busy lately and usually this time of year it’s because of the National Stationery Show. But I’ve been moving my office and performing Maid of Honor duties (even though I’m technically a matron of honor). So here are a few shots of my dear friend Jenny’s wedding this past weekend. 
She made the flowers we’re holding out of watercolor paper. Can you believe it? She incredibly crafty and talented which is why we’ve been friends since high school. She even had a parade at her wedding, how cool is that?
I know that I’ll have many more amazing pictures to share but this should tide you over until then.

In other news, the office is operational so more pics to come on that too.


I hope your weekend was a packed with fun as mine was. I finally hosted a shower that I’ve been planning for a while. So a lot of the weekend was filled with cooking and prepping and a little football :)
Here is the invitation I designed for the couples, stock the bar shower. I called it a Bourbon & Wine Shower because my friends wanted to be more specific about the type of alcohol they wanted to receive. I think it’s a good idea for anyone. How about a Whiskey & Champagne Shower? Doesn’t it just sound more fun than boring ol’ Stock the Bar?
I actually traced the type of bourbon and wine bottles that they usually drink to personalize it more. I guess there are some perks to being friends with a stationer. I’m not usually big on hearts but I think the well placed heart is what made the invitation. I also choose yellow because it’s my friend’s favorite color.
So the party was a hit, sorry there are no pictures but I was having fun instead of being the photographer. We had good food, good drinks and great company.
The good news for you is that I am now offering this invitation for sale. I really want to start designing more party invites and this is my first one. I am going to be working on a full line but this is to just get you started. You can pick yours up here.

Oh, by the way. I made this chocolate mousse and it was a hit. It took me about 30 minutes of whipping by hand to get it to thicken up but it was worth it. So the “in 5 minutes” may be incorrect but maybe it’s because I made much more than the recipe calls for.  It was very rich so we just piped a tablespoon into store bought tart shells and topped with homemade amaretto whipped cream. YUM!


I recently had the pleasure of creating this amazing laser cut invitation for a 50th birthday weekend in New York City. The design was created by myself and the client. We cut the invitation out of peacock paper, used white envelopes lined with glossy white paper and had the addresses done in amazing calligraphy provided by Ginna Dunlap Emmet. When we saw the finished product come together, there were some squeals of excitement.

I created these with the help of my friends at Simply Put Paper & Gift. They have to be favorite retailer to do custom work with. The girls there are so friendly and helpful to not only me but the customer too. They will bend over backwards to make sure their clients get exactly what they want. Here are a few shots of their adorable store located right here in Atlanta. You can find them at 1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 104, Atlanta, Ga 30318.


I like to send New Year’s cards to my retailers that I have worked with in the past year. It’s my little way of saying thank you. It’s so crazy during the holidays that I don’t have time to send them then and I feel like the stores are so crazy as well. New Year’s just seems like the perfect in between holiday to use.

So here are the cards I designed this year. If you saw the gift tags I designed, you’ll know that I started there. And then just added a countdown liner and address labels. I’m thinking about adding them to my holiday collection for next winter. I think these are a bright and spunky way to ring in the new year.


These are custom holiday cards created for a customer. She loved my Papel Picado Wedding Invitations and wanted a holiday card that was similar. She ended up going with the Save the Date design and size and we swapped out the birds for some modern snowflakes. She had her heart set on this eggplant paper that I don’t carry but she found and we were able to use. Then I designed a tangerine liner based on the dot pattern from the snowflakes and we finished them off with my mist colored envelopes. 

As a designer, I tend to think that I have all the answers but sometimes a customer has a idea that sounds strange and ends up being lovely. I wasn’t sure about the eggplant paper at first, but I really think it works with the tangerine and the mist in such a fun way.


I wanted to share a custom Wedding project I worked on. The bride came to me wanting something in blue and floral to fit her December wedding taking place in a Botanical Garden. We came up with this blue floral invitation suite that included: Invitations, rsvp cards, accommodations/map card, programs and thank you notes. I also included a pic of the cute bride and groom because I think it’s fun.

If you are interested in custom design, please contact me for a quote and further information. Stay tuned, I have a lovely custom laser cut holiday card coming up soon!


This is a logo that I created for a friend and customer. She creates amazing art and is transitioning to selling them wholesale so we did a whole package with business cards, postcards and stickers for her upcoming trade show. Check her work out here.

PS: I do custom design even though I don’t really advertise it so give me a shout out is you need a logo, letterhead or anything else designed and I get you a quote.


I finally got around to designing for and participating in another Minted challenge. I wanted to share my designs with you and let you know that you can click on any of them to take you to the challenge and vote for them to win. There are also about 900 other submissions so there is a lot of eye candy.
Also, as I was searching out some new recipes yesterday, a Minted ad popped up with one of my designs in it. How funny! It’s the one with the baby.