[stationery design] watercolor collaboration

Watercolor painting invites mountains

Inspiration comes when you least expect it… especially while lounging on a Lake Tahoe beach. This time it brought on a collaboration with Marissa Marquez of Colormonger … check out these watercolor images she painted while relaxing and enjoying the view!

Watercolor painting invites mountains
Two watercolor paintings paired with custom typography = unique wedding invitations! [paintings by Marissa Marquez]
Quickly after seeing her amazing artwork, my mind started dreaming of typography along with paper & envelopes to match. I ended up designing a save the date and a wedding invitation (an rsvp card is also available if needed). I’m so excited about this new addition to my portfolio and hope we can work together in the near future…!

Etsy Shop > you can choose from the diy digital design (if you can print yourself) or the print listing (if you need me to print, provide envelopes & ship to you).

etsy wedding save the dates lakeside theme
Save the Date cards featuring a lakeside mountain watercolor painting
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[Shop] My Stationery to Fashion Collection Debuts!

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I’ve been busy working on growing my design business through a partnership with VIDA, a new kind of fashion company that connects graphic designers (like me) with producers to bring our work to life. Through VIDA I’ve designed tops, wraps, totes, and more with my favorite motifs. I’m excited that VIDA is providing another way for people to enjoy the graphics I’ve created over the years for my stationery clients!

San Francisco Skyline graphic… from paper to fabric
Example: San Francisco Skyline graphic… from paper to fabric

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Plus, VIDA has another wonderful mission besides supporting designers, artists, and photographers around the world. For every product sold, VIDA hopes to provide the gift of literacy to the makers they work with.

My collection is small at this point but will continue to grow as I design and add new items. I’m really proud to share the first designs with you! VISIT MY COLLECTION here!
*Use code VIDAWELCOME to get 10% off your first purchase.

EVERY SALE BRINGS Papercake Designs CLOSER TO VIDA SLATE STATUS:
• My art will be promoted by VIDA + YOU and all of my customers will receive a $25 VIDA Gift Card!

I hope you’ll enjoy viewing my collection, and maybe even find something you’d like to wear or carry! If so, please share a photo with me 😉 #papercakedesigns

Thanks!

[Wedding Monograms] Custom Print Options

What else can you do with your custom designed digital monogram once it’s created? Make notebooks, of course. Really cute notebooks. Maybe for all the members of your wedding party, or everyone who survived your bachelorette?

With a minimum order of 10, you’ll have enough of these darling custom journals from May Designs for at least those occasions. Or go big, and give them to the whole dang guest list (just budget accordingly, as they’re $10 each for 200). They’re totally custom, so you pick your pattern and inside pages, in addition to exploiting that excellent custom wedding logo one more time! 

PS We also love their photo books, set up to connect right to Instagram to pull in everyone’s images from your special day. #ourwedding, anyone?

[wedding planning] cloud parade

…the first online marketplace where you can shop
and design your own radical wedding!

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I’m loving the description for this new planning site [via mashable]:

Think Etsy married Pinterest
and made a Cloud Parade baby.

 

CloudParade

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Get inspired by color, category or style… then design, plan & purchase all within your own unique clouds [which you can share with others too]. Check it out and start planning! 😉

[photography] turn your photos into art

printcopia

I love the look of canvas on my walls. And of course an easy DIY project … like wrapping my leftover handmade paper on blank canvas to give or keep as unique wall art. [fyi: I use a staple gun though, instead of mod podge].

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But wait, Printcopia is a new way to turn YOUR photos and snapshots into works of art, with a variety of printing materials and options to choose from including gallery-quality canvas, sleek acrylic, and glorious panoramic printing. You can upload your own images [even from instagram or facebook] directly on their easy to use website; just choose size, image & any custom details.

printcopia canvas prints

printcopia panoramic

printcopia Frames

They also have framing options & designs for wall decals! I can’t decide what to print first 😉 Have you tried them yet?

[tech style] wedding party app…for the guest photos

Wedding Party

So, yes… the professional photographer should always be the main artist focused on the couples’ very important photos… BUT… what a great idea this app is for the guests! They can capture all those random moments the bride & groom miss during the cocktail, dinner & reception hours. Love it… check out all the benefits too! Have you used it yet??

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> also, a great article via 7×7 on the original concept & creator!

[wedding favor] custom soaps

Oh my… I’m loving this idea of customizing the scent & design for your own soap [to give as a wedding favor or for any special event]. Meow Meow Tweet, an organic soap, body care and soy candle making company, personalized these small half bars for each client with special wrapping that fit the aesthetic and feel of each wedding!

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custom soaps

Email meow meow tweet for more information about custom soaps and candles. They can do custom artwork and packaging to fit the details of your special event.
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Plus, check out their shop for lots of gifts & kits!
Of course I can’t help but adore the awesome drawings on all their packaging 😉

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[design] magazine for your wedding

[a fellow art director brought this fun concept to my attention…and since I love magazine design + custom weddings, I was inspired to share]

Twenty Pages wants to help make your celebration more special, and much more personal. Choose the magazine that best suits your style, upload your content and photos you want to use and the designers will take it from there! super easy & fun! You can use your magazine however you wish; wedding program, invitation, table decoration or inside the welcome bags!

personalized wedding magazine

 

what do you think of this idea? I’m thinking I would love to design a save the date as a subscription card…preparing the guest for the surprise!! fun!

[update] redesigned Website

So yes, I’m happy to report that Papercake’s newly redesigned website is finally LIVE! I barely snuck in this huge project, but I needed the update badly…especially since now the site is visible on mobile & html/iPad too.

I hope you like it…  let me know what you think? 😉

redesigned website 2012

* check out blu domain for a bunch of cool website template options that are fully editable.
{ I used milo }