Now that your sweetheart has popped the big question (yay!) it's time to start planning your wedding. You've told all your family and friends, selected the perfect venue and reserved a date, it's time to start thinking about your wedding invitations. Don't know where or how to start? No worries! I'm sharing a helpful timeline for when and how to work with a custom stationery designer for your invitations.Read More
Envelope calligraphy is one my absolute favorite things to offer my clients, and when someone contacts me for envelope calligraphy, my heart does a little happy dance. And I can almost guarantee that your recipients' hearts will do that same little happy dance when they pull a beautiful, hand-calligraphed envelope out of their mailbox (especially if it's stuck between a bunch of bills and junk mail!).
I often get asked what the process is like for envelope calligraphy, so that is what I am going to share with you today!Read More
Calligraphy is something that has really taken the wedding world by storm in past few years, and is something that is truly treasured when combined with wedding stationery and decor. From each piece of your invitation suite to the envelope addressing, I'm covering my top four reasons for why a calligrapher should be included in your wedding budget.Read More
Interested in learning calligraphy?
Then I have EXCITING NEWS for you! I'll be launching my first Skillshare at the end of this month, which will be all about learning the foundations of calligraphy, my favorite supplies, basic warm-up strokes and the calligraphy alphabet. By the end of the class, you will be able to write a short quote or phrase in calligraphy.
I am so, so excited to share this class with you, and it will be the first of many more to come! In later classes, we will learn how to connect letters, write long-form calligraphy, envelope calligraphy, digitizing your calligraphy, how to mix custom ink colors, brush calligraphy, and more! Make sure to sign up for my VIP list to be the first to know when my courses go live :)
Check out the list below for my favorite calligraphy supplies!Read More
Last week, I discussed my top three reasons for hiring a stationery designer for your wedding invitations, as opposed to choosing a template off of a pre-made invitation site, and why it is truly worth the investment for custom wedding invitations. You want your invitations to be unique and one-of-a-kind, just like your wedding will be, so investing in custom stationery is the cherry on top for making your big day extra special. You also want your invitations to reflect you and your fiance' as a couple, not just that they are pretty.
Today, I am sharing my advice for how to choose the right designer for your wedding stationery. Custom stationery for your wedding is an investment, so you want to put that money toward someone that will create invitations you absolutely adore and want to cherish forever.Read More
While I do believe in DIY-ing certain things for your wedding, I fully believe that your wedding invitations should not be one of them. Your Save the Dates and invitations are the first glimpse your guests get to see of your wedding before the big day, and you want to impress them! Your wedding stationery should account for 7-10% of your wedding budget, so you want to get it right! For example, if your total wedding budget is $15,000, your budget for wedding stationery would be between $1,000-$1,500.
You wedding stationery should be considered an investment in the biggest day of your life, and my advice is to leave it to the professionals. Below you'll find a few other reasons to hire a professional stationery designer for your wedding invitations and why it's worth the investment.Read More
From your invitations to your envelopes to your decor, there are so many beautiful ways to add calligraphy to your wedding! I recently wrote a post on this very subject for my friend. Amanda Saturday's blog. Click through to read my favorite ways to add the beautiful touch of calligraphy to your special event, and download the FREE envelope addressing guide I created for you! :)Read More
I'm excited to announce that my Etsy shop is now open for business! :)
I've got lots of hand lettered art prints for you to download and easily print at home. There are also custom hand lettered logos that will really make your brand stand out from the rest!
I've also included a listing for envelope calligraphy and envelope hand lettering, which starts at my standard price of $2.50 per main envelope.
There are also custom listings if you don't see something that strikes your fancy - I will be happy to create something totally unique for you!
In the coming weeks, I've got lots more stuff lined up to add to the shop, such as watercolor art, custom wedding invitations, and so much more!
Head to the shop right here to grab some goodies: LetterLaneDesigns.etsy.com
And to say thank you, I've got a discount code to celebrate the launch of my shop! Use the code SHOPLAUNCH2016 for 10% off your first order! :)
I recently collaborated with Katie Williamsen of Twin Stripe to bring her vision of a Mother's Day Brunch to life. I was so happy provide some hand lettered place cards and menus for the shoot, and we both felt it added a very special touch to the place settings. For Part Two on Katie's blog, she's sharing more of her gorgeous photos, along with some amazing recipes for your own brunch!
On Tuesday she shared Part One, where she shows you how to recreate this setup on your own, and maybe inspire you to surprise your Mom with a beautiful brunch this Mother's Day! :)
I recently collaborated with Katie Williamsen of Twin Stripe to bring her vision of a Mother's Day Brunch to life. I was so happy provide some hand lettered place cards and menus for the shoot, and we both felt it added a very special touch to the place settings. Head to Katie's blog right here where she shows you how to recreate this setup on your own, and maybe inspire you to surprise your Mom with a beautiful brunch this Mother's Day! :) Be sure to tune in to Katie's blog tomorrow, where she'll be sharing Part Two of this beautiful shoot, complete with more photos and lots of recipes!
Have you been learning hand lettering and are now wondering how to digitize it? Well, today, I’m going to show you how to do exactly that! I’m going to walk you through the process, step by step, which, once you get the hang of it, is very simple and won’t take you long at all.
I will say this, first; this process is what works best for me, and other hand lettering artists have other processes and programs that they prefer to use instead of the ones I’m sharing with you today.
Have you ever wondered what is considered hand lettering and what is considered calligraphy? Or what is classified as typography? I've often seen these terms used interchangeably, which can definitely cause some confusion for those who don't have any experience with them. While other hand letterers and calligraphers may have different definitions for these, I'm going to share with my own definitions, and also provide some visual examples to help you remember their differences!Read More
Selling yourself (and your business) is hard.
However, as an artist (and a business owner, in general) you need to be able to do exactly that in order to make sales. For new artists and business owners, it’s hard to even know where to start or what options are available for making yourself and your business known. Luckily, I’m here to help! I’m going to break down a list of ways for you to market yourself and your business, and how you can start reaching your audience and potential customers today!Read More
Wedding planning is hard. Choosing a date, a venue, bridesmaids, deciding who's invited and who's not... etc. But when it comes to your wedding stationery, if you follow the necessary timelines leading up to your big event, you'll be in excellent shape on that front.
Today, I am welcoming my friend, Amanda Saturday, to the blog to discuss everything you need to know before you send out your save the dates and wedding invitations.Read More
Have you been wondering what it's like to work with a calligrapher or what the process entails? Have a project in mind? I prefer to be very transparent with my clients about my processes when working on their projects, as I want them to understand what they are paying for and the value behind what I do. So, I am starting a "Frequently Asked Questions" series where I am completely transparent with the questions I am most often asked by my potential, current and past clients. Continue reading below to find out the details!Read More
Want to know what a hand lettering artist and calligrapher keeps in their toolbox? I'm sharing my favorite tools I use daily for both hand lettering and calligraphy, as well as some books and online tutorial suggestions to help you get started! Click through to my list of supplies and read the full post.Read More
As a solo freelancer, I wear all the hats and do #allthethings, and there is pretty much always a never-ending list of to-do's. I'm in charge of client communication, social media posts, blog posts, website updates, finances and most importantly, creating. So, in case you've been wondering what tools I use to run my business, I'm going to break it down for you right here. I should mention that these are not ALL of the tools I use, as that would be a verrrry long post. These are just the essentials and my favorites!Read More