A whole year of Paper Junkies, already! I remember coming up with the idea last year and being so excited about it, and it really has proven to be such a fun little project for us.

With all the goodies we have around our office at any given time, the possibilities are almost endless for color, type, and setup each month. We really tried hard to make sure that we did something unique and ran the gamut of style from sweet to mod to classic and everywhere in between. That said, like everything, I feel like we get a little better each month too, which is always a good thing!

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One big change we’ve made is that signup is open all year round now. Originally when we started the program I wanted to do periods of signups to keep things simpler for us, but we’ve gotten into a groove and we’re going to make it work for year round signups now. It makes a great gift idea for a friend to spread the holiday cheer out past the holidays!

If you want to join and be part of the fun, visit PaperJunkiesUnite.com.

Last but not least for our new product week, holiday cards for 2014! I am so pleased with how these have turned out. I mentioned on Instagram awhile back that I ended up with my grandmother’s collection of vintage Reader’s Digest books, which are just so inspiring from a pattern and color perspective. Sure enough, I found myself inspired one day and created a signature Dodeline pattern for the holidays. This year, we are using it as an envelope liner in our four new holiday cards.

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Simple, sweet, and classic designs in a deep evergreen ink color. Flat printed with, again, rounded corners and all on coordinating Crane stationery in Pearl. We added a New Year’s card this year, which we hadn’t done before, and I think that’s such a nice option. I also love the “meet me under the mistletoe” as something special for your sweeheart

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These cards and more holiday cards are all available at shopdodeline.com as well as in our Etsy shop.

Special thanks to Seastar Arts as always for her wonderful photography talents!

These interior design inspired cards are close to my heart. As you might know, my background and first path was in interior design, and we often laugh about my obsession with chairs. I have far too many chairs in my house compared to everything else…wishbone chairs, ghost chairs, vintage school desks, armchairs…etc. If it was up to me, we’d probably only have chairs.

So it’s only fitting that the focus of one of our new collections is on iconic furniture designs of the modern era…

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Not only that, but we really did it up to make these truly fine stationery – gold foil on a Crane cotton 220# (read: super thick) stock with a black painted edge. The matching Crane envelopes have a letterpressed flap with a black and white stripe. I love how that idea turned out….we might have to start doing that more often!

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Not only did we do the cards, but we created a collection of items around the theme of black and gold. So we also have…

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Seastar Arts and I played around with different ways to photograph these beauties last week. I always love white background photos, but it was kind of fun to try out something different with bright colors and a dark background.

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…and hanging out with Jeni means you always end up in a photograph or two..

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…but this time I got her too!

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Hope you love the new modern cards as much as we do! These are available at shopdodeline.com and on Etsy.

This summer, I’ve been really busy working to expand our stationery lines to include new offerings that make more specialty options available to the average buyer. We do so many really beautiful custom items for the wedding world, why not bring some of those items to the average person who loves paper but maybe doesn’t have a special event to buy it for (i.e. people like me!)?

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So this week, get ready, because I’m introducing a whole bunch of fun new items all at once. First up, letterpress recipe cards. Sweet little cards in a neutral, more modern design. Letterpress on the front and back, printed on super heavy weight but easy to write on stock. All capped off with rounded corners because, as Kellie said, “that’s no surprise.” Love me some rounded corners ;-)

Check them out in our Etsy store here or maybe pop over to our main store at shopdodeline.com – we’ve been doing some renovating there as well. Stay tuned, new holiday cards + a few other special items will be unveiled this week too!

Special thanks to Seastar Arts for the fabulous photography. You’ll be seeing her a lot this week too ;-)

This month, Paper Junkies is very on trend, with coral envelopes, a gold houndstooth liner, and pretty shimmer paper. For the card itself, I got back to my roots a bit and drew out a magnolia that graces the corner of the card.

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It was a lot of fun to create something rather classic feeling, especially after last month’s modern design. I hope it was as much fun to receive as it was to make!

Happy Thursday – Friday is nearly here! :-)

These invitations were truly a labor of love for bride & designer both. When two paper people get together, the collaboration usually works out very well, and this is no exception!

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Going into the design process, the bride had a definite vision to create a wrought iron gate that would close around the invitation. In order to give it a “real” effect, we went with laser cutting so we could actually cut out the intricate scroll work. We tried to create a close replica of the design of the William Aiken House gates, where the ceremony and reception will be held.

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Inside the gates, no detail was spared. The invitation itself is one color letterpress + a custom drawn scroll work blind impression (the pattern that you can see that doesn’t have color). In order to tie in the blush color, we matted the invitation on shimmery blush stock.

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Both of the envelopes for the suite were a shimmer ivory finished off with amazing calligraphy by Paige Tanenbaum.

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We also included a sweet little map to remind guests of the website, the hotel blocks, and give them a general “lay of the land” for the Charleston peninsula.

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The package was held together by a coordinating peach / blush sheer ribbon that really just finished it off so well. It looks great against the gold gate.

This invitation suite is such a great example of how planning ahead and really thinking through all the details pays off so well. I can’t wait to see the actual wedding! You know it will be amazing :-)

i’m just going to dive right into this round, ’cause COME ON, APRIL. plain + simple, you are so very good looking.

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and oh, what a perfect departure from last month. let’s toot the designer horn for a second. i think the real glory of this paper junkies club is that there has been such a gorgeous + diverse range of styles steadily streaming from the dodeline offices– from last month’s saccharine sweet and feminine to this month’s streamlined subtlety.

i’d liken this month’s set to a cool mid-century modern chair– Eames era with teak legs and gray upholstery or perhaps even rattan. it’s sophisticated and sleek but mellow. very California, circa the late 60’s.

this month will speak to a certain kind of gal, perhaps a cute charlestonian blonde by the name of susie who just so happened to ADORE april’s shipment.

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Received my April stationery delivery! Fave so far!! #paperjunkies @dodelinedesign

amen, sister. AMEN! share your #instalove if this april spoke to you.

#paperjunkies #paperjunkiesunite

xoxo

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I absolutely love these gorgeous gold foil wedding invitations. With their Art Deco inspired flair, they are so much fun, a bit unique, but still feel formal too.

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The wedding was at the Gibbes Museum of Art, which is such a perfect venue for this style of invitation. The bride loved gold, so we had to go for gold foil wedding invitations and I am thrilled with the result.

Gold is so popular right now but it is a tricky color in print. Unless you go for gold foil, you have to look at gold as more of a “bronze” or deep tan / golden yellow sort of color. Without the shine, that’s just how gold looks (think about aged monuments or brass), so if you really want the shine in your printed materials, you have to go for the foil. One little trick we use to get around that sometimes is to print on shimmer paper, which helps by giving it a bit of shine, but definitely isn’t as authentically-gold as foil.

This sweet bride & groom tied the knot in March, and we’re so happy for them! Congrats Elizabeth and Bryan!

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I was so so happy that the weather held out last weekend for this gorgeous blush and gray wedding by Engaging Events. From what little I got to hear in some of our meetings, there were flowers galore and I cannot wait to see photos.

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This invitation is absolutely to die for – the whole suite is letterpress in a beautiful color combination of blush and gray. We used calligraphy for some of the elements complemented with beautiful floral patterns. I love how they did the “emblem” on the back and we used that in several other elements of the wedding, such as menus and programs.

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Thank you to Bridgit McBee for taking these fun photos!

Right about now, hopping on a plane and taking off to a sandy beach in Mexico sounds pretty fantastic…and these invitations will make you want to do just that! This bride is planning an amazing destination wedding on the beach in Mexico, so we wanted the invitations to be fun, coastal, but still a little bit elegant too.

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I really love the pale blue petalfold pocket that opens up to reveal all the little details and the invitation itself. Wrapped up with a belly band and it’s the perfect package!

Happy #WeddingWednesday friends!