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Twin Baby Shower

When our friend Nicolette was pregnant with twins, a boy and girl, we didn’t want to throw a baby shower that was too “baby-ish”. The inspiration for the shower was Noah’s Arc & the animals “two by two”. The shower was held at The Rose Establishment, a coffee and tea shop in downtown Salt Lake City. Letterpress stationery included invitations complete with washi tape detail and favor tags (guests filled their own tea bags with assorted loose teas). The girls started a tradition of giving the babies our favorite books when I was pregnant with my first son two years ago. I printed personalized bookplates for the twin’s library as a keepsake from the event. We decorated the table with newspaper boats, air plants and succulents, and place cards were flagged on blue velvet jar cakes for each guest. (The blue velvet turned out darker than we expected, but Nicolette’s favorite color is black anyway and they were delicious.) We used inexpensive quilting fabric for table runners in alternating pink and green patterns and my next project is to make them into lap quilts for the babies. Hopefully by time they are born! Erica and Caleb from the The Rose Establishment made a variety of delicious tea sandwiches and salads; refreshments included Hibiscus Mint iced tea and tea service.


Vaggeli's First Stationery

The most interesting man in the world needs stationery too, right? Even at 20 months, this gentleman charms the ladies by putting pen, er... crayon, to paper. Blind impression + FP Muscletone Starch White = a quick afternoon project giving Mr. Tsoutsounakis the perfect note to express his thoughtfulness! I'll admit I wasn't entirely creative with the use of the 'Geli' typeface, but I fell in love with this quirky type. It does after all share a nickname with my quirky muse... :) 


Christmas Greetings

No one is interested in Christmas at this point, I'm sure, but I did mail these on time at least. Printed on the Vandercook, two colors on chipboard. I used a Crepaldi marbled paper behind the image and Brown Bag Kraft envelopes in olive.


Soft Star Shoes

Chubby little feet are quite the challenge when it's time to squish on shoes.  I've been searching all summer for a comfortable sandal that isn't too stiff for first steps or too plastic for me look at. So far, we are all quite pleased with this exciting find in the category of awesome kid's stuff... Soft Star Shoes. While a little pricey, they are hand-stitched in Oregon and made of leather, the regular old-fashioned kind we like around this house. You can pick your own combination of colors and Soft Star provides a sizing guide that is very helpful in ordering the right fit. 



d*s post + new website

Many thanks to Grace and her team at Design*Sponge for featuring our recent baptism invites. As mentioned in the post, Printincursive.com was 'in-process'... and perhaps this suggestion was just the kick I needed to motivate a new site!

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