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Judy & Hannah’s Wedding

It’s been just over a year since Judy and Hannah were happily wed in beautiful Hawaii. Judy grew up on Oahu, but her and Hannah along with a majority of their guests (including us!) travelled to the island to be with them on their special day. It is so wonderful to be able to watch two of your friends tie the knot, and we couldn’t have been more excited that they asked us to bring their tropical vibe wedding stationery ideas to life!

Photography by Dave Miyamoto Photography

Save the Date

We presented a few save the date design ideas to Hannah and Judy, and they loved the idea of a postcard style to fit their Hawaiian destination wedding. We created a design incorporating tropical florals, bright colors, and a bold font that feels reminiscent of vintage postcards. Even when we do postcard style designs, we typically recommend that they are sent in envelopes to prevent the cards from being damaged in the mail. The brides chose a bright yellow envelope with printed mailing addresses. And because the postcards weren’t going to have postage affixed, we designed a fun “stamp” that tied in one of Hannah’s greatest loves: books! (Fun fact: one of the other save the date options we had initially design for J&H was made to look like a book!)

Invitation Suite

For their invitation suite, Judy and Hannah wanted to have a more elegant feel with tropical florals and greenery. They opted for an invitation and RSVP card, relying on their website as a medium to provide more details to guests – a great option for those looking to save a little money on postage. We love how these paired with a warm green envelope and felt both whimsical and elegant. 

Day of Details

We continued the use of tropical florals throughout Judy and Hannah’s wedding day details. One of our favorite items we created was their escort cards, in which we printed the florals from their invitation, and hand lettered each guest’s name in gold ink. An oversized frame showcased a hand lettered schedule of the evening’s events, and table numbers sprung from pineapples! 

One of the perks of being both a vendor and guest at your friends’ wedding, is the fun moments and details you get to be a part of. Hannah had always dreamed of getting a morning coffee with “bride” written on the cup, and Amelia was able to make that dream come true beautifully. And Natasha brought our Mrs. & Mrs. bunting to make a very sweet photo happen. Watching the brides use these custom hand lettered vow books was also a treat!

We loved being able to work with Hannah and Judy as they planned their wedding and dreamt up all of the special stationery and signage that made their day uniquely them. But we especially loved their celebration of love – and seriously, they had one of the most touching ceremonies we’ve ever attended – full of love, laughs, and happy tears. Scroll on to see some photos of their celebration. (You’ll also see us throwin’ out some shakas!)

 

Vendors

Photography – Dave Miyamoto Photography
Venue – Cafe Julia
Stationery – We’re Into It

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Wedding Wrap Up for 2018

The year is wrapping up and we can’t help but reflect on the amazing things we’ve accomplished. Our little stationery business has grown so much in the wedding department last year, and we’ve had the pleasure to work with amazing clients and vendors on so many fun weddings. And we are proud to announce that we’ve been named on The Knot‘s Best of Wedding’s list for 2019!

Looking back on 2018, we thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite wedding projects of 2018. Click through the photos to view more for each project.

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13 Fun Gifts for Creatives & Designers

Is there a special designer, crafter, artist, maker, DIY-er, or just general creative person in your life? Probably, because those people are awesome! As two creative queens ourselves, we wanted to put together a gift guide of general things we’d love to receive as presents. We actually already own a lot of these, but a creative person will never say no to another awesome set of pens or beautiful sketchbook. (Hint: buy us anything on this list and we’ll be ecstatic!)

1. Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Notebook – $20

These are our absolute favorite notebooks/sketchbooks. You might consider them the Cadillac of notebooks. We love the dot grid version linked here, which is great for both sketching or jotting down notes. The cover is silky smooth leather and the pages are high quality. It would make an A+ bullet journal, but really any creative could find a use for this notebook!

2. Steal Like An Artist – $10

Austin Kleon has written a super fun book which goes into what nobody tells you about being creative. It’s a quick and fun read, packaged in a cute little square book, but it’s one of those that gets you thinking deeply and inspires you to be the best artist you can be.

3. Kuretake Metallic Brush Pens – $9

Favorite brush pen alert! These are our top choice for fun modern calligraphy projects. We love the juicy brush tips and rich metallic pigment. But these pens aren’t just for brush lettering, and are great for drawing on colored or dark paper.

4. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Print – $6-20

What’s better than an inspirational print? This modern lettering print will add excitement and encouragement to any creative’s desk, office, or bedroom wall. Pop it in a frame for an extra special touch!

5. Holiday Pantone Sleigh Tee – $30

Designers all know and love Pantone Colors. So why not make them smile with one of these fun holiday-themed Pantone tees?

6. David’s Tea Customizable Mug – $23

I received this mug for Christmas a few years ago, and I loved that I could flex my creative muscles and decorate the mug how I wanted. There are tons of fun mugs out in the world, but sometimes you just want something you can’t buy on the shelves. And David’s Tea makes the best tea mugs – a nice large size with metal strainer and lid! Pair it with some loose leaf tea (this is one of our absolute faves) for a truly special treat.

7. Introduction to Brush Lettering Kit – $55

Kickstart a loved one’s obsession with writing beautifully! Our Intro to Brush Lettering kit includes an in-depth workbook and three brush lettering pens, all packaged nicely in a gift box. The comprehensive workbook includes full instruction on how to begin brush lettering as well as tips and tricks inspired by our experiences lettering and teaching workshops.

8. Micron Colored Pens – $25

These felt tip pens are great for everyday writing and doodling. We love the smooth ink and fine tips, and all of the colors will ensure notes are taken to the next level.

9. 2019 Calligraphy Calendar – $10

A cute desk calendar is always one of those things I love receiving as a gift because I forget to buy it for myself. We created this simple, modern hand lettered calendar to be functional yet pretty, without being over the top. This would make a great stocking stuffer!

10. In Progress – $23

The two of us have been captivated by Jessica Hische since our graphic design school days, when her work opened our eyes to the world of lettering and being a badass design lady who does soul-feeding work. We appreciate that she is honest and tells it like it is, truly sharing details that help lift other designers up. This book details her art and process, and is a great resource for any digital artist, graphic designer, or letterer.

11. Be Bold Zipper Pouch – $10

Natasha got me this pouch, with a cute little inspirational typography quote, and I love it to store pens in. Because there are truly never enough bags/pouches/tins/containers/etc. to hold all of our pens.

12. Embossing Starter Kit – $40

We don’t know any creative who doesn’t love embossing. The process results in adding raised elements to paper craft projects, which look so cool (especially when done in the silver and gold included in this kit). There are a few tools involved, which is why we love this starter kit that includes everything needed to get started: a heat tool, embossing pens, and silver and gold embossing powders.

13. Easy Knitting Kit – $36

Natasha and her mom are both avid knitters, and have taught me how and guided me through projects multiple times. Although I love the cathartic nature and having the ability to make cool knitwear, I just don’t have the resolve to research knitting projects on my own. A knitting kit like this is great for someone like me who would like to knit things, but needs all the materials and guidance to get started.

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10 Fun Gifts for Foodies under $30

If you’re anything like us, you have a bunch of food lovers in your life. We both love eating and cooking, and that love can be seen in a lot of our work. Our foodie greeting cards and prints were actually some of the first items we were inspired to make and sell, and have remained top sellers over the past few years! But aside from cards and prints, there are so many items that as foodies ourselves we own and love, or are planning to buy for the food lovers on our list this year.

1. Foodie Love Greeting Cards – $5 each

These cards are perfect to pair with a gift, to tuck a gift card into, or simply to spread some foodie love. Does your loved one like cheese, pizza, or veggies the most!?

2. Microplane – $15

When I asked Natasha what her favorite kitchen tool is, she excitedly told me: microplane! It’s great for garlic, ginger, and topping food with cheese (which is obviously where her microplane gets the most use).

3. Flour, Too Cookbook – $25

Everyone in the Boston area knows that Flour Bakery has some of the best food around. Joanne Chang, Flour’s owner, brings some of her most delicious recipes for baked goods and savory treats into this cookbook for the home cook. And we can attest – everything we’ve made has been so good! I love getting this cookbook for both people who have been to or have yet to go to Flour in person.

4. Dipped Wooden Kitchen Utensil Set – $18

Everyone can use beautiful utensils in their home kitchen! After just hosting Thanksgiving, I realized that I have a lot of utilitarian kitchen utensils, and not enough beautiful serving utensils. And I’m obsessed with the color options and paint dip on these handcrafted goods. (Everything in the shop is so fun and modern!) I’ll be buying these as gifts for some people on my list – anyone want to buy me a set? 😉

5. Beginner Cheese Making Kit – $30

Did you know that making cheese at home isn’t actually that complicated!? I received this cheese making kit as a gift a few years ago and was so excited to learn how to make my favorite food at home!

6. Cheese Slate – $22

Ok, so I’m on a cheese gift kick here. But who doesn’t love cheese? We love that slate is chalk friendly and you can label items right on the surface they sit on. A great gift for a true host with the most to show off their lettering skills while serving up a delicious platter of cheese!

7. Food Lover Prints – $6-$20 each

These prints would be great in any food lovers’ kitchen (or really any room for that matter). We love the hand lettered quote along with colorful, fun iconography to truly make a statement!

8. Citrus Juicer – $19

My favorite unnecessary kitchen tool is hands down the citrus juicer. This is one of those items that you don’t need (you can just squeeze your lemons or limes with your hands after all), but now that I have one I can’t live without it! Not only does it save me from squeezing citrus juice all over myself, but it also much more effectively gets all the juice from the lemon or lime. And as a bonus: it catches the seeds so they don’t fall into your sauce or cocktail or vinaigrette or whatever else your adding citrus to.

9. Punny Dish Towels – $17 each

We love when something makes us lol, and look how cute these are! Because who couldn’t use a dish towel with a good joke or pun, and also a cute illustration for good measure?

10. Pizza Floatie – $20

For the foodie who loves to hang at the pool, lake, or beach, a pizza floatie is definitely in the cards! Help your loved one become the talk of this year’s floatilla 😉

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Maryellen & Christopher’s Wedding

Maryellen and Chris got married on a beautifully misty New England day. Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to rain on their parade, these two couldn’t have looked more radiant. We loved working with them to create an elegant and sophisticated look for their stationery, which complemented their classic style and beautiful venue.

Invitation Suite

Maryellen knew she wanted to showcase our hand lettered script to create a simple yet unique invitation suite. While she wasn’t sure at first if she’d like any additional design details, she ended up falling for the greenery option we proposed. We love that the watercolor greenery adds a pop of color and intrigue to our beautiful taupe calligraphy! It also tied in perfectly with the couples’ wedding day florals: classic white flowers with pops of green.

The taupe calligraphy and greenery carried throughout the invitation, RSVP card, and details card. All of the pieces were brought together with a matching belly band and inserted into a dark green envelope.

For the envelopes, we used gold ink to allow the hand lettered addresses to really pop. And one of our favorite design details on this envelope is the greenery patterned custom liner. We love when we get to design elements of an envelope that carry through the look and feel of the items inside – it is the first thing guests see after all!

Day of Details

Maryellen and Chris’s wedding day details kept all of the same design elements as their invitation suite for a perfectly cohesive look. We love when couples have this attention to detail! The reception space was open, elegant, and light-filled, allowing guests to focus on the florals and designed pieces on display. We tied the greenery design into all of their pieces, including hand lettered escort cards, table numbers, a ceremony program, and signage. But the showstopper was this glass welcome sign surrounded by beautiful florals. So lovely!

Maryellen & Chris’s wedding was carefully planned and elegant beyond belief. We just love how everything tied together! Scroll on to see photos of Maryellen & Chris on their wedding day!

Vendors

Photography – Camille Catherine Photography
Videography – Veiled in Motion
Florals – Flowers by Emily
Venue – Indian Pond Country Club
Stationery – We’re Into It

Welcome! We’re Amelia & Natasha and we’re into it

We love hand lettering and graphic design and we’re here to share some of our favorite things!

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