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Posts from — February 2009

Steals and Deals: Glass Finial Ornaments

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Omigosh, check out the prices $.50 – $2.95, right here.   The holidays may be over but these ornaments are easily translatable to weddings any time of the year.  Such a big impact for so little money.  Love it!!

February 27, 2009   2 Comments

Paperwink’s Custom Rubber Stamp Giveaway!

When L.A.-based stationers Tara and Darcey of  The Paperwink emailed me about their new rubber stamp line,  I took one quick look and was instantly smitten.  Their designs, stylized with vintage elements and a modern flair, are right up my alley. It doesn’t help either that the stamps have an old-school style wooden handle.  I WANT them all!!  Okay fine, I’d be happy with one, hehe.

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These are a fun, eco-friendly, and cost-effective alternative to printed return addresses or mailing labels.  Just imagine saving time when you don’t want to write out your address on 150 thank you notes!  Forget about etiquette-schmetiquette, your sanity will thank you.  With beauties like these,  I’m sure your guests wouldn’t mind.

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Now here’s your chance to win a Paperwink rubber stamp that you can use for your invites, thank-you notes, and ever-after.  Everyone is welcome to join, even if you’re outside the US!  To enter, please comment below and tell us which one is your favorite from their stamp collection.   While you’re there, don’t forget to check out Paperwink’s other fun goodies, like notecards, mailing labels, calling cards, and invitations.  You have until 11:59PM EST, March 4th to enter, and 1 lucky winner will be selected randomly.  Good luck!

February 25, 2009   292 Comments

Rachael Ray’s Freebie Place Cards

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Wow, yet another cool freebie from Rachael Ray!  Check out these custom place cards, with plenty of choices to suit your party mood and style.  Use them as gift tags, favor tags, or perhaps as  food/candy jar labels for your buffet tables.  Simply pick a design, add your guests’ names, print & cut.  Easy peasy!  The Mary McGillian green is my pick.  And you?

February 23, 2009   3 Comments

Real Simple Ideas

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Clever, simple, accessible, and eco-friendly!  Real Simple Magazine shows us new wedding uses for old things by repurposing everyday items and coming up with something new.

Row 1: Wine glasses as candle holders; Jordan almonds served in vintage tea cups; Flowers arranged in soup tureens.

Row 2: Bleach to extend life of flowers; Escort cards display with miniature clothespins (I found colored ones here); Candle displays on cake stands.

Row 3: Appetizers served on cake stands; Cooking spray to keep candles mess-free; Hair elastics for holding flowers together.

See the rest here.  So, are you repurposing anything for your wedding?  Comment away, I’d love to hear from you!

February 20, 2009   9 Comments

Font: Porcelain

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Download the Porcelain script, free from Dafont.  The above escort card is part of the “Natasha & Joe” set (page 3) at EastSix.com. Uhm, please excuse me if I’m drooling, keke.

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February 18, 2009   2 Comments