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New in the Shop • Hand-Lettered Valentine Card

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I thought I’d share a little piece of my heart with you today.

At first glance, this is a Valentine card. But, it isn’t your typical hearts-and-cupids-and-nothing-but-bubble-gum-pink type of card. It’s bold and in your face- just like love ought to be.

I really dig how the design combines pattern, lettering, and florals: a trifecta of awesome, if you ask me. She’s printed on a fabulous pearl paper and comes with an equally fantastic gold envelope. That liner? To me, it just makes the entire thing.

Quite honestly, this might be one of the best examples of my overall vision for Miss Wyolene that I’ve produced to date. I want my work to pop. I want it to be unexpected. I want whoever the end recipient is to feel loved and treasured.

So, there’s more where this card came from. A lot more.

If you’d like to get your hands on this pretty, hop over to my shop. I’d love to wrap one up for you to send to your love.

Love,

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Nicole and Tim • Custom Wedding Invitation Designer • New York

Hello, friends, and happy Tuesday to you!

Today I wanted to share a wedding invitation suite I worked on earlier this year for my sweet client Nicole. Nicole found me on Etsy when she ordered her bridesmaid cards. She asked me to design a custom Save the Date postcard as well as her invitation suite. As you can see, the rest is a lovely floral history.

My favorite detail of this suite is the envelope liner. Because, let’s be honest, it’s floral. And it’s gold. And it contrasted so nicely with the soft kraft of the envelope. What’s not to love? The liner was a list minute addition and I just think it’s the perfect touch, don’t you?

 

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I loved working with Nicole for so many reasons, but one of them is that the wedding took place right near Binghamton, New York, which is literally right next door to where my dad is from in upstate Pennsylvania. That little detail makes me happy! Thank you , Nicole, for entrusting me with such a special task. I wish nothing but the best for you and Tim as you begin your life together!

If you are interested in custom work for your own wedding, I am taking a limited number of spots for 2014. Feel free to get in touch! I’d be thrilled to chat with you!

Photographs above by A Darling Day.

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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Vintage Glitz • Southern Stationery Designer

Hello, friends! I am excited to share a new design with you today! These lovely pieces were created especially for a photoshoot that took place in Western North Carolina earlier this summer. The stylist requested lots of pink and metallic (of course Miss Wyolene digs her some metallic ANYTHING) but with a vintage-modern feel. And y’all know me, I love embellishments and hand lettering, so there’s plenty of that to go around on these beauties, as well. Stay tuned for the profesh pictures and more details from the shoot!



Love,