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It’s Never Too Early • Holiday Card Promo • Custom Stationery Designer

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Yep, after being cooped up in the house with a sick bebe for the past day or so, I’m feeling generous and am ready to get my pens out for some early holiday happiness!

Here’s the deal:
• You grab your spot by emailing me (here) and paying the deposit invoice I will send you.
• I’ll also send you a few questions to answer (and you can send me any pictures you might want to use!)
• After a week or so, I will send you a comp along with envelope choices (there are three colors to choose from!)
• We’ll go through two rounds of edits to reach holiday card perfection.
• I’ll send you a sign off sheet and balance invoice.
• Once everything is paid, I will send off to the printer!
• Your one-and-only completely unique holiday card will be the envy of everyone else smiling from your loved ones’ fridges.

The fine print:
• The price above ($160) is good for one custom holiday design (50 prints + envelopes, 4 color digital printing) and cannot be applied to any other projects (baby announcements, save the dates, etc.)
• Client will be able to choose from three envelope colors. I won’t be able to provide a variety or mix and match these, so sorry!
• Additional quantities of 20 are available for $40, respectively.
• Hand lettering is used up to five total words. Print beyond those five words will employ to use of carefully selected fonts.
• This offer expires two weeks from tomorrow: September 19, 2013.
• I only have 10 spots available for this promo to hurry scurry!

PS– You can see two past custom designs here and here.

Love,

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Baby Merritt • Custom Baby Shower Invitation • Jackson, Wyoming

Happy August, y’all!

I guess it has been August for awhile, now, huh? We enjoyed a MUCH needed family vacation earlier this month and I have been busy diving FACE FIRST into designing my collection. So, lots of fun things going on behind the scenes around here! (You should see my office. It looks like I work in a wind tunnel. I’ll spare you. It’s not pretty.)

I do want to share a project that’s very near and dear to my heart but sadly, far away from my person. My dear friend Ashley and I are “friends from the womb.” I literally cannot remember a day not knowing her. She and her  husband live in Wyoming-amongst the moose and the buffalo- and are expecting their first baby later this fall. While I couldn’t be more thrilled for my friends, I am a little peeved that between the two of them, they couldn’t come up with a private jet to zip me out to her shower. Geez, folks, I mean, what’s the deal?

Since I couldn’t be there in person, another lifelong friend (yep, Wyoming stole her away, too), graciously agreed to let me design the invitation. Never have I ever tackled a piece with this much lettering, but I think the end result is totally worth it. I think it perfectly reflects Ashley’s friendly, approachable and fun personality.

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I have space for about 10 custom projects a year and am currently accepting wedding, shower, and baby projects for 2014. Hop on up to the contact tab and shoot me an email if you’d like some more info!

And seriously, if anyone has a plane I could use later this month, I’ll go halfsies on the fuel!

Love!

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Kate and Brent | Philadelphia Wedding Invitation Designer

Good morning, ladies and gents!

Today I wanted to share some images from a wedding I worked on earlier this summer. The bride, Kate, and I connected on Etsy and formed a quick friendship. Kate had a beautiful vision for her wedding to Brent and I am so thrilled to have been able to help make it happen. Kate chose the Peach Floral invitations, but added her own, custom spin by adding a striped backing piece to the main invitation. And, she used vintage stamps. Be still. My heart. Don’t even get me started on how much I love a bride with this kind of attention to detail.

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And she didn’t stop there! The reception took place at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. The florals and hand lettering of the design were a perfect juxtaposition against the exposed brick and raw beauty of the space at URBN. She used the design as a starting point for all of the reception signage, programs, a fabulous belly band menu, and escort cards (addressed by yours truly.) Each table was named after a place that had special meaning to Kate and Brent. (Don’t you love that?)

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Carina and Amanda of Love Me Do Photography captured the entire event beautifully. You’ve GOT to pop over and see more of this stunning bride and her sweet day (here.) A few of my favorite details? The dress. The flowers. (Oh. Em. Gee, the flowers.) The beautiful city of Philly serving as an unofficial member of the wedding party. Absolute perfection.

Thank you, Kate, for being a gem to work with. Wishing you and Brent a lifetime of blessings!

Fabulous vendors:
Photography- Love Me Do Photography
Event Design and Florals- Table Art
Cake (Y’all. The cake.)- Whipped Bakeshop

If you’re interested in the original Peach Floral invitation, head over to Etsy to have a look. I’d be delighted to send you a sample!

**And congratulations to @kaitbthomas and @erinac1122 for winning the new Ledford notecards! Email me your deets at morgan@misswyolene.com to claim your prize! Woohoo!**

Love,

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Sending Love

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Here’s a bit of irony for you: the stationery designer who doesn’t send out much mail. For shame! Seriously, y’all. It hit me around the New Year that I have GOT to do more of that. My excuse has been lack of time, especially these days with a little guy in the picture. Another excuse has been lack of cute social stationery that I really felt was mine. It seemed weird to send out stationery that didn’t have the Miss Wyolene logo on the back. Again, lame excuse.

Out of those observations came two new goals. The first is to just friggin’ do it! Letters don’t have to be written in perfect essay format (have y’all READ my blog? It’s all over the place!) Better to send a slightly random note than no note at all. Having gone through some crazy things lately has only reminded me how cherished and rare words of love and encouragement are. I say, dish it out!

The second goal is to actually design stationery that I’d want to use. I know, novel idea, right? DUH! I want stationery that I’m excited to pull out and mail to my friends! And I want to know that the words AND the designs will make for treasured keepsakes. While wedding stationery is still a focus as I design my collection, social stationery is going to be a huge element that I’m SUPER excited about. I hate to be so vague: just know that it will be just as much fun to use as it will be for me to create. I’m actually starting to put pen to paper (literally) on this so hang with me for the next few months! I’ll keep you posted on it all.

The images above are my personal Valentines this year. (If you’re reading this, Liz, sorry to spoil your mailbox surprise!) Nothing like waiting until the very last minute for creative inspiration to hit you. It could also be a lack of planning on my part: racing to the post office today for love stamps, shooting this before it got dark, blogging it while my family is all asleep…this is how I operate these days!

If you haven’t made your Valentines yet, these cards were super simple: just a gold sticker from Etsy on some nice pink card stock. Send some love! Maybe a friend has gone out of their way to encourage you. Or maybe your mom watched your cute baby while you caught up on the latest issue of Real Simple. Gestures like this deserve to be recognized– do it!

Love,

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