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happy weekend!


Jonathan and I have been completely overwhelmed this week by the outpouring of compliments, kudos, and adulation from colleagues, friends, brides, and others regarding our site redesign! (They like us, they really like us!)

We can’t thank everyone enough for the kind words!

A big thank you is due to Christy at Junebug Weddings for the great blog post about our new Studio Collection – check it out here! And another thank you is definitely in line for Nole at Oh So Beautiful Paper for hosting our giveaway! Entries are still being accepted – WIN 100 letterpress wedding invitations from the Studio Collection! Head on over to her blog for details and to enter – entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST tonight.

We will be heading out of town for a couple of days – a much needed break after the excitement of this week! We’ll be back bright and early Monday morning – just in time for the winner of the giveaway to be announced. Stay tuned!

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studio collection giveaway!


One of the things we are most excited about with the launch of our website redesign is our new Studio Collection – five customizable, ready-to-order letterpress invitation suites.

We have partnered up with Nole of Oh So Beautiful Paper for a giveaway – we are giving away 100 letterpress invitations and rsvp cards (along with corresponding offset envelopes) from the Studio Collection to one very fortunate reader! Head on over to Oh So Beautiful Paper for details and to enter by Friday at 11:59 PM EST – winner will be announced Monday!


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new website is live!


Jonathan and I are delighted to announce the (full) launch of our brand-spanking new website today! We launched partially in January, but now the site is live in full. Check it out!

Two of our biggest priorities while designing our new site were 1) that the site really show off our work and 2) that it be clean, simple, and incredibly user-friendly. The site has been a real labor of love and we’re so excited to share it with you!


One of my favorite sections is the Custom Portfolio, where you can view past custom projects. Several of our couples have shared their wedding photos with us, which really shows off how well invitations and day-of paper items can tie together to make an event seamless from beginning to end.

The FAQ section answers some commonly asked questions about our process, pricing, timeline, environmentally friendly resources, and working with us if you don’t live in the Seattle area.


The Press section features magazines, books, and websites that have written about us and our work – also in this section are several testimonials from happy clients.

Of special note is our new Studio Collection – ready to order, easy to customize letterpress invitations. More on those later this week!

We are so grateful to our amazing clients for continually inspiring us and to the other wedding professionals who have supported us and our work. I hope you enjoy perusing the new site!

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weddings in woodinville


Join us this Sunday, January 31, at Weddings in Woodinville! Guests will be transported via luxury transportation between 6 different venues, where they will enjoy wine tasting, chat with wedding vendors, sample delicious food, and gain inspiration. The list of participants and venues can be found online at

According to the website, it looks like tickets are sold out – but if you email there may be day-of tickets available.

We hope to see you there!

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paperpalooza: tomorrow!


Paperpalooza starts bright and early at 9AM tomorrow (unless you’re one of the lucky 20 that will be coming for the preview hour – doors will open for you at 8AM)!

If you are a DIY bride hoping to score some supplies for your wedding invitations, please feel free to ask any of us your questions – we are more than happy to share our knowledge and even can demonstrate how to use supplies if needed.

Here are a couple of reminders:

CASH ONLY please!

Location: Real Card Studio 117 First Avenue North, Seattle (enter from the alley between 1st Avenue and Queen Anne Avenue North).

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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dance photography


These images are just a few of the incredible collection of photos Kim and Adam of La Vie Photography posted on their blog recently of dance collaborative Whim W’Him. You simply MUST head over to their blog to see the entire post – I teared up while viewing them. The movement, passion, emotion, and energy of these beautiful dancers literally leaps (pun!) off the screen.

Absolutely breathtaking.


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paperpalooza II


What happens when three stationery designers obsessed with all things paper join forces?

Our 2nd annual, can’t miss PAPERPALOOZA!

Our studios are (literally) overflowing with luxury envelopes, rolls and rolls of ribbon, fine papers from India, Italy, and Japan – and so much more! This is a great opportunity for DIY brides, scrapbookers, crafters, and paper lovers to get some fantastic goods at prices at or below wholesale prices!


Date and Time: Saturday, January 23 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Real Card Studio 117 First Avenue North, Seattle (enter from the alley between 1st Avenue and Queen Anne Avenue North)

pssst… The first 20 people to email will receive an invitation to our EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW HOUR from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM! Get first pick of all the goodies! Coffee and yummy treats will be served. (Hurry, there are only a few spots left!)

Hosted by Brown Sugar Design, Ephemera, and Real Card Studio

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join us…

Once again, it’s  time for the Seattle Wedding Show. Join us at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center (we’re in booth #1428) this weekend and check out some of our favorite work in person!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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We recently discovered that the contact form on our website has not been working properly – if you’ve contacted us via that form on our website in the past week or so and did not receive a response, our sincerest apologies! Please try again via email:

We look forward to hearing from you!

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an eensy weensy sneak peek

The blog has been a bit quiet, dear readers – between preparing for the upcoming Seattle Wedding Show, working on our new website (it’s pretty awesome – I can’t wait to show it off), and getting ready for our second Paperpalooza event (details to follow next week) – we’ve been (just a little) busy. I promise the posts will start coming regularly again very soon!

In the meantime, here’s a teensy glimpse at another item we’ve been working on – some gorgeous letterpress invitations for a spring destination wedding!



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