CONFESSION TIME: My boss let's me drink on the job!!! 😆🍻😁✍
I snapped this pic (OK, maybe I snapped like ten to get a good angle) and I had to pinch myself a little.
I was sitting on my back porch while my husband grilled up steaks and the kids were playing (OK, maybe he was just grilling hot dogs and the kids were probably arguing, but still).
Was I working while I was hanging out with my family or hanging out with my family while I was working? IDK, but I didn't have to choose. I was enjoying all of my favorite things and favorite people. It was just a peaceful moment to remind me that life is good. Even with all the struggles and imperfections and messiness of life these little moments remind me that it's all worth it.
I hope life sends you a happy moment of peace like this one soon (and maybe a hot dog and a beer, too!) 😉🍻
Does it really matter?! I mean will the recipients of these invites care either way?Probably not! Lately, life has been chaotic, overwhelming & stressful AF(as freakkkk)! At the same time it’s been amazing, exciting & rewarding! This “side hustle” thang is no joke! And this little ol’ Luth has been feeling ALL the feels the past couple weeks! But, I’m figuring it out ☝🏼 day at a time! Each and every piece/project/job is a new adventure & opportunity to grow! So, bring it on universe! .
So, my point is the flippin’ answer is black, white AND green... duhhh. Ain’t nobody got time for any of dat nonsense! 🙅🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️💁🏼♀️
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adding personalized calligraphy to the wedding invitation suite is one sure fire way to make guests feel like an important part of your special day!! simple black ink on white inner envelopes are timeless and so special!!! 🤩😍💛
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Lighting is everything! These photos are of the same exact envelopes, on the same exact desk, just in two different places. The first photo was in the shady part of my desk, and the second was in direct sunlight. The envelopes look closer to the second photo in real life, but for some reason the only way I could shoot them true to color was with all of the shadows from direct sunlight included as well hah. Swipe to the end to see a video of the shimmer on these babies! I love how subtle it is until the light hits it, then BAM! .
Metallic gold envelopes with pointed pen calligraphy in handmade burgundy ink! .
Freehand addressed envelopes will be added to my website soon!
They’ll be available for purchase in set colours, but if you’re after a custom colour pop me an email✍️
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‘Tis the season to start thinking about save-the-dates and invitation suites! 👌🏼✨
We’d love to help make your stationery dreams come true. Email crystal[at]thefancycatstudio.com for a complimentary, commitment-free quote today! .
Suites can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks, so plan accordingly! 🙌🏼
Planning + Event Styling: @willowandivyevents
Venue: Menlo Castle
“How can I add a little something SPECIAL to my snail mail?”🤩
Calligraphy. The answer is always calligraphy 😂 Raise your hands if ya feel me!!🙌
I sent each one of the Calligraphy Bosses in my Inner Circle a personalized letter and I wanted to make sure they were the most DELIGHTFUL thing in the whole damn mailbox 😆
So I pulled out some @avery round stickers I already had on hand and created unique “hooray” seals for each letter.✨
This is what I LOVE about calligraphy. I’m a practical-ass person, y’all - and even if I didn’t make my living from calligraphy... It would still be such a worthwhile craft to learn. Because you can use it on SO. MANY. THINGS. 🙌
So I’d love to know - what have YOU used calligraphy for lately?😃
Ink: Dr Ph Martins Iridescent
Nib: Nikko G
Holder: Blackwell Oblique
Envelope calligraphy order on a woodgrain textured envelope that is tough to work on but so gorgeous in person! And trying to be more creative on this gloomy day while the kiddo naps... Envelope stands courtesy of @cpcustomwoodworking
Thank you so much to @olly_co_ for sending me these lovely prints to review 🥰 they’re lovely quality! They have loads of other wedding and home prints available, bespoke to your colour choice and size 💌
Hand lettering vs. calligraphy? Did you know there’s a difference!?
I specialize in both calligraphy and hand lettering! But there are calligraphers who don’t offer handlettering, and there handletterers who don’t offer calligraphy 😅 #thatwasadoozy
Calligraphy is that oh so unique skill that we know and love, specifically creating letter forms with the traditional thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes using a nib and ink!
Hand lettering is the art of basically illustrating letters/words. I think I can speak for all hand letterers or calligraphers, for that when people say, “oh my goodness you have such good handwriting” we say thank you... but we know it has got nooothin’ to do with your handwriting!
This is just a tiny little blip of what both of these art forms are, and of course there are tons of variations, Ex: brush lettering, “faux-ligraphy”, typography... but learning what they all are helps so that you don’t use the terms interchangeably 😎 (I also duct taped my phone to my water bottle for this video)
I was a little indecisive when it came to choosing an envelope color for a styled shoot this week (I went with a light peach) but I calligraphed extras with this gorgeous Mid Green color from @cardsandpockets and had to get a photo for myself while at the venue!