Category Archives: Stationery

Do you Rue?

If you are in to shelter magazines (or slightly obsessed like me) then I’m sure you’ve had many a sleepless night since the close of Domino Magazine (moment of silence). But when one door closes, another often opens. You all likely know about the amazing online magazine, Lonny, but another new online magazine has hit the streets and as it happens, the beginning of the month just keeps getting better and better. My new obsession is Rue Magazine, and as luck would have it, I got to style a shoot in their premier issue! Um…WHAT? So exciting.

Together with Megan of MaeMae Paperie and photographer Laure Joliet (whose portfolio is so ridiculously fabulous, you have to see it to believe it!) we spent a day shooting Megan’s studio and work. (Why is MaeMae so cool?)

I’m sharing a few images with you here, but to see the entire feature, check out the newest Rue Magazine Issue. Hope you enjoy this little studio tour.



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Save the Date!

Today I wanted to share with you these ADORABLE save the date cards that designer Yeri Yun sent out for her own wedding. Yeri used a technique called gocco, which can be DIY friendly if you are crazy ambitious (check out a little video tutorial here). Beyond that, I love that Yeri created a bunting banner as her save the date. How festive–I can just imagine all the guests that hung up her sweet little bunting somewhere around the house–it’s just so happy. And creative! I hope you enjoy…


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Make Your Mark

I love love love these customized stamps by MaeMae Paperie. How great would a custom stamp look on your thank you cards that you’ll be sending out ad nauseam for the next year of wedding planning? Of course, as a bridesmaid, this is an obvious gift choice for the bride in your life. Or…if you’re like me, it’s a great self-gift. To purchase a custom stamp with ink pad for $34, click here!


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DIY: Olive Hue Paper

Jane Jeon from Olive Hue Paper Goods is a total love. First off, she’s crazy talented. Second, she’s gone and created a custom download just for Grey Likes readers! We have some really lovely labels (bottom left) and favor tags (top right) for you to download, print and customize! Both come with various colors and I think they are so cute!

Here’s a peek at them, along with a little accompanying inspiration:

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

You can check out more of Jane’s work here! Special thanks to her for designing such a GREAT template for us! I hope you enjoy!


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DIY: Drink Me!

Custom stationery and design studio, Truly Smitten recently created some totally adorable bottle tags that read: “Drink Me!”. I love those types of commands. Yes, I don’t mind if I do. Sara, the designer behind the fab blog and studio, even went so far as to offer a free download of the tags, so be sure to head over to her blog and save the pdf! These would be so great for any sort of wedding, shower, or Thursday evening for that matter.


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Abstract Expressionists

If you haven’t checked out the new stamp scene, you may not know about the new “Abstract Expressionists” stamps that are newly available. If you are a modern bride and looking to stamp your invites with a little pop, definitely check these out. They are over-sized and really lovely in person. The full sheet has a variety of options:

I love the close-up of the Jackson Pollok:

The always fabulous Peggy Wong of Blue Pool Road used the Barnett Newman for our Snippet and Ink invites. I LOVE the pop of color:


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Atlas & Campbell Weds

Aubrey Atlas of the uber fabulous stationery team Atlas & Campbell recently wed her dapper beau, Nick, in a wedding that is just absolutely stunning. Of course, you can’t expect any less from a vendor in the industry…especially when it’s someone as crazy talented as Aubrey! Her wedding (along with a really great description and ALL the vendor details) was featured on Style Me Pretty, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few extra photos that weren’t featured. To see more, be sure to check out the SMP feature…it’s totally worth the click!!!

Abby Ross took these GORGEOUS images…so get ready to eat your heart out!


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Garden Fete

This romantic garden party was shot by Jessica Hill and an amazing group of vendors! I was so inspired by the bright pops of color, gorgeous flowers, calligraphy, and simplistic beauty. You can just never go wrong with the pretty, can you?

Special thanks to Jessica for letting me feature her stunning work. Be sure to check out the amazing vendors that I’ll mention throughout the images! What a great team!!!

First up…adore the all greens centerpiece! So fresh!

Treats were by Amber at Le Cookie Monkey!

The invitation suite (including the lovely wine bottle label) is by Megan and Jen of Hi Friend Design!

The styling, design and production is by Dani of Weddings Fresh!

Giveaway winner will be announced at NOON, pst!


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Survey Giveaway!

My family vacationed over the holiday and it seems I need a little vacation after our vacation. Why is that always the case? But we’re nearing the end of our survey giveaway, and as promised, I’m sweetening the pot! I am so excited to share with you the final portion. MaeMae Paperie has gone and designed custom stationery for our winner! I know, right? How insanely amazing are these?! I LOVE the colors.

A little info about the loot:

The perfect way to start your own stationery stash. Please specify your fave color combo + desired text. A proof will be sent to you before printing. The set includes 25 flat cards:

– 6.25 x 4.5 inches
– flat printed on smooth paper
– matching envelopes

So, if you like what you see, be sure to fill out our survey in order to be entered for the giveaway!!! The winner will get their choice of a dress from Shabby Apple AND custom stationery.

Super special thanks to MaeMae Paperie for being a part of our giveaway. If you are impatient and feel that these cards are a must-have, you can go here to purchase them. Otherwise, be sure that you’ve filled out our survey to be entered!


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Found: Airmail Envelopes

These images by Johnny Miller were a part of a feature in Martha Stewart Weddings. It got me thinking about those vintage-looking airmail envelopes. Actually, it got me thinking about the “envelopes with red stripes on the edges” but google couldn’t make heads or tails of that search query. My digging uncovered the term “airmail envelope” and I was so proud of myself and my discovery (which MANY of you are likely to taunt me for my naivete) that I felt an obligation to share the goods with you.

It turns out airmail envelopes are easy to find, cheap, and – well, we already knew this – super cute. So if you are doing some sort of DIY stationery situation for some sort of wedding-ish event, airmail envelopes could be a REALLY fun little addition. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the pic above is actually a regular enveloped lined with paper reminiscent of the airmail envelope. Here’s a picture of an actual airmail envelope (which I think are even better):

So yes, you can search for expensive vintage versions, or you can DIY your fingers to death by printing out and folding one of the downloadable versions I found floating around, or your stationery can design custom ones for you ($$$). OR, you can go to Amazon, and get 40 new ones for the fabulous price of $2.82. DEAL.

Just be sure to search for: “Airmail Envelope” not “Vintagey looking red and white stripes envelope”. Nothing good will come of the latter.


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