Prints, Place Cards and Places to Be

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Hey there, welcome to my studio. Come on in and I'll show you what I've been up to this week. Above is a close up shot of a custom order bible verse in my Tulip Script. I love how fun and modern this script is and lately it's been popular for everything from prints to weddings.  The verse is hand lettered directly onto acid and lignin free paper so it will continue to be stunning for a long time. {smile} Raleigh Calligraphy

The order on my desk today is for rustic place cards for a California wedding. These are my favorite place cards right now which makes this order even more fun. These ivory place cards are wrapped in twine and embellished with an elegant rose. If you're DIY-ing your wedding place cards you might be wondering where to start. Well, I hand letter the guest names only after the paper has been cut and scored. This way it's easier to find the best placement for the writting. Once the lettering is dry, I then add the finishing touches of ribbon, twine, etc. using hot glue or glue dots.

Pro tip: flat place cards transport easier than folded place cards.

 

For this order, the place cards will be hand lettered with my Rose Script, which is a traditional chancery style calligraphy. I love that the bride will be mounting the ivory colored place cards on wood stands. That will flow so beautifully! Once finished, they will look much like the above rustic place cards that were made using white card stock.

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Also this week, we've been upgrading the studio prepping for upcoming shows and expanding of our paper lines. One of the simplest of the new additions was also my favorite. My brand new, brand stamp. Love it. I've been stamping my packaging and promo material, because well that's productive. And I've been stamping everything else, because I'm going just a little overboard. {wink}

I will be at the Divine Children's Show September 22-24th in Raleigh hosted at the Garden on Millbrook! I'll talk more about that along with a very awesome event giveaway, but I'll save that for a little later. Are any of y'all planning on shopping at the DCS event this Fall?

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