Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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{Flowers are my heart and I don’t feel their tug on my spirit more than this time of year.} Our first home was in upstate New York…an old, 1940’s neighborhood with charming homes but not a lot of land for each owner’s plot.  I gardened to my heart’s content on this small 1/8 of an acre and tried my best to learn everything I could about flowers – how to grow, when and where to grown and so on. Now the Hubby and I live in Pennsylvania on a larger plot of land his parents gifted us.  We built our […]

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Dorothy Draper, is in my opinion, the Mother of modern design and inspiring my latest project and I can’t get enough! White on White Room, Color Swatches, The Greenbrier, Lulu Frost Necklace, Camellia House Menu, Watercolor Swatches

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A sophisticated spin on a Starry Night concept is where we began with this hand painted wedding invitation collaboration.  Our couples had a few requests; ultra thick stock, silver foil and intense color but without loosing elegance. {We began with the idea of creating our own, intense stock by painting each with shades of indigo ink.  It was a messy endeavor but so worth it!} After dry, these were sent off to be foil printed. Possibly a favorite detail are the painted edges, but not your typical painted edges.  These edges were detailed on the edge and on the front […]

Oh my, oh my, oh my!!  This real wedding has my heart with it’s breezy elegance and sophistication paired with wonderful moments of personality.  For the Wedding Invitations, Liz, the Bride was inspired by the magical quality of Chinoiserie patterns.  Birdcages made an appearance…of course. Her Chinoiserie Wedding Invitation featured a gilded frame, colorful birds, select blooms and a whimsical monogram. Table number perfection. The monogram made another appearance on this lovely Sweet & Saucy cake! A close-up of the original artwork created for Liz! Want to see more from this wedding?  Check out the feature on Style Me Pretty and […]

If you’ve read my blog for more than 6 months you know that I love to celebrate.  Small, impromptu parties and more involved affairs that take months of planning – I love it all!  My affinity for artful stationery always takes me to one question for clients and myself when beginning a project – “what do you envision your celebration feeling like”.  Celebrations are about feeling; feeling a moment and making it last a bit longer, feeling an environment so strongly it gets burned in your brain forever…this is what I love about throwing parties and crafting celebrations – we […]