Laser-cut Heart Tree Invitation Collection

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It’s been quite a while since we have released a new invitation suite, so I’m thrilled to announce that we have a new addition to the B Studio family today- our “Heart Tree” stationery collection! This invitation features a lovely intricate tree design laser-cut onto sturdy natural Kraft cardstock. More pics and info can be found on our website here!

If you are interested in more rustic invitation designs, visit our rustic/country invitations gallery here.

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B STUDIO PROJECT OF THE DAY: Making Pretty Paper Bows!

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Here at B Studio headquarters, we love nothing more than dabbling in a creative papercraft project every now and then! Today the team had a heap of fun making these cute and colourful paper bows! These bows have a variety of different uses- you can add them to gifts, bomboniere boxes and cards, use them to decorate straws and props…the options are endless!

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Mariann & Scott’s Exotic Koh Samui Wedding

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There is seriously nothing I enjoy more than receiving photos from my oh-so-awesome clients of their wedding day!

Today, I’m thrilled to be sharing some of Mariann and Scott’s gorgeous pics from their wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand late last year. It was such a delight to work with this beautiful couple as well as the wonderful Mother of the Groom. From the initial ‘Save the Date’ cards to the wedding invitations and then the matching reception stationery, it’s all been an incredible creative journey! I had tons of fun creating their custom-made beach themed stationery- have a look and let me know what you think!

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A navy and pink custom invitation design

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Salut, mon ami! It’s been awhile since the last blog post, so please do accept my apologies. My team and I have been very busy behind the scenes and blogging has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. However, we’re back and here to share with you a custom design we created recently! Navy, blush pink and ivory lace look oh-so-pretty together, don’t you think?

UPDATE 2nd April 2014- Due to the high interest level, this custom design has now made it’s way into our main gallery! You can view more images and order these beauties on our website here.

Behind the scenes in the studio + what inspires me!

Above: Hand-tying the pretty satin bow for our "Vintage Glamour" invitations

Above: Hand-tying the pretty satin bows for our “Vintage Glamour” invitations

Last week, a friend of mine asked me how I come up with my invitation designs as well as how many new designs I release each year.

That question got me thinking because it’s not something which I really give too much thought to. Like most designers and artists, I don’t have a set schedule for producing new work. Inspiration can hit at any time of day (and often at very random moments) but whenever possible, if a great design idea or concept comes to mind, I try to sit down immediately and draw or write about it while the idea is still fresh! I’ll then have a play with it whenever time permits.

Lots of things inspire my designs. I get inspiration from emerging wedding trends, experimenting with pretty colour combinations, discovering unique fabrics and embellishments, as well as learning new crafting techniques.  However, my inspiration does not only come from wedding related sources. Going to the local markets, taking trips to beautiful scenic places and following various fashion, travel and craft blogs for example, also provides great fuel for creativity. As a person who is constantly on the look-out for ways to create something fresh and different, I do find looking away from the wedding scene  to be beneficial. This is because things can unfortunately start to  look way too stock standard after being in the industry for a number of years.

I know that I’m on to a good thing when I feel a buzz with what I am creating. That FEELING you get when you have a fantastic new design idea is just breathtaking and I always get so excited and anxious to start creating! Its almost like I can’t think about anything else until it’s done! For me, designing is hands down the best part of my job!

What’s the best part about your job? What inspires your creations? Please feel free to share in the comments section below.

Above: Wrapping twine around our "Tying the Knot" invitations

Above: Wrapping twine around our “Tying the Knot” invitations

Above: Working on a special custom design for a new client! Hope she's impressed!

Above: Working on a special custom design for a new client! Hope she’s impressed!

Mint & Nude Wedding Inspiration

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Mint and Nude…two subtle but wonderfully elegant colors which work so well together AND make for a delightful wedding day color palette!

Photo credits for above: InvitationTable setting image, Drapes/curtains image, Mink and nude cake, Mint gownNude Floral shoesMint drinks with straws

Real Weddings, Real Inspiration – Client photos

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We just adore it when our clients send us happy snaps from their wedding day! It’s always wonderful to see what our couples look like as well as how our stationery fit into their big day!

Above, we have a few pictures sent in from Mayra and Jason in Florida. The couple were married just last month and chose our “Enchanting Stripes” range for their wedding stationery. Thank you so much Mayra and Jason for sending in your gorgeous photos!

Down below, we have Tiffany and Steven’s custom-made rustic twine and doily menus, made to match the “Miss Lacey” invitations they ordered from us earlier in the year. Instead of printing their text on recycled card, the couple chose a matte ivory paper instead and a great choice that was. I love how the menus turned out. Our clients really do have the best ideas! =)

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Are you a current or past client of B Studio? If so, we’d love for you to share your wedding photos with us! Who knows, you could even be featured in our next blog post!

For more real wedding features, please click this link.

Geometric Prettiness

Bold geometric shapes are all the rage right now for modern urban weddings. What’s your take??

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Photo above: Eat Drink Chic 

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Photo above: Best Day Ever Creative Events

Personalising your stationery with custom rubber stamps!

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A great way to add something extra to your stationery suite is to stamp them up with custom rubber stamps! You can add them to your mailing envelopes, RSVP envelopes, place cards, pretty much wherever you like. There are many different designs out there on the market to choose from, and a large range of coloured inkpads to work with.

To use your stamps, make sure you purchase some good quality inkpads which will work nicely with the paper/cardstock you are planning to stamp on. For our samples above and below, we experimented with  a premium quick drying inkpad which works well on glossy papers (this is important, especially if you’re planning to stamp on metallic paper) as well as matte .

I love how these cute little stamps add a lovely personal touch to your stationery. Other ways you could add a little ‘something extra’ to your stationery suite might be to add an envelope liner, custom postage stamp or even include a poem perhaps. Sound good? View our past blog post for more lovely little ideas: Little Details that make a BIG Impact on your Wedding Stationery

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If you are interested in ordering a custom rubber stamp, please get in touch- Contact us here!

Pretty Paper Flowers by Frances & Francis

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There are just so many wonderful things one can create with paper, aren’t there? Have a look at these custom made paper flower bouquets, button holes and paper peonies in a pot, all hand crafted by UK-based Frances & Francis! Very pretty indeed!

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DIY Tutorial- Place Cards with Metallic Gold Leafing Edge

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Head over to Polka Dot Bride (Australia’s #1 wedding blog) to view our tutorial on how to inject a bit of glitz and glam to your next event with these DIY metallic edge place cards. They aren’t too tricky to make and the gold accent adds a nice finishing touch to regular place cards!
Pop over now to see step-by-step instructions!
Have fun! 

Pretty new finds of the week…

I love pretty stationery as well as quirky or unique custom-made goodies. Here’s a few items I found this week that I LOVE!

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1. {Above} Handmade Confetti Tape! I never knew these existed until I stumbled across them randomly on Etsy. They are made by Paperedthoughts and look so pretty! They would be perfect for decorating parcels, letters, cards, gifts, etc. I’ve just put in my own order for these tapes- can’t wait until they arrive!

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2. {Above} Handmade Personalized Paper Dolls! Oh. My.God! These are just too cute!! A very unique idea by illustrator and artist Jordan Grace Owens on Etsy! You can order these paper dolls from her, which are illustrated and hand-colored using marker, ink and colored pencil. The pieces are cut from thick cover-weight paper and assembled with tiny metal brads.  I totally want this! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it but this type of stuff is right up my alley!                                

                  Chalkboard locket by Zelma Rose Jewelry

 3. {Above} Handmade Chalkboard Locket! These are a gorgeous and unique gift idea! The locket features a poppy fabric covering a chalkboard on one side and a magnetic chalkboard on the other, with a super strong magnet to hold photos, notes, maps, whatever you desire. Your very own piece of sharpened chalk is also included!

What do you think of my finds for this week? Did you find anything cool this week yourself? I would love for you to share them…

3 things I’ve learnt over the years…

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This month, exactly 3 years ago, was the time I took a big leap of faith and quit my job in the corporate environment. At that point in time, I had been working on my invitation business for a year already on a part-time basis, and had made a decision to go out on my own and devote myself to the business, full-time.

I was nervous. I was scared. I had little idea about what it meant to be my own boss. I was also incredibly excited about embarking on a new journey and having the opportunity to do something which I really enjoyed and was passionate about.

Let me be upfront and say that running a small business is hard hard HARD work! There’s no getting ’round that fact. But yet, I feel that if you’re doing something you feel connected with every day, it certainly is worth it. Today, I want to share just a few things I’ve learnt over the past few years… [Read more...]

“Gatsby, What Gatsby?”

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Thanks to the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s film “The Great Gatsby”, all things “1920′s” and “Gatsby-esque” are now back in vogue. This beautiful bygone era known as “the roaring ’20s” was a time where people embraced grandeur and glamour and partied it up without a care in the world- the perfect inspiration for a decadent fun-filled wedding, don’t you think?

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She sells…”Starfish” by the seashore!

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It’s currently Winter for all of us down in the Southern Hemisphere and we’ve certainly suffered some pretty miserable weather of late. I (like many) am longing for a bit of fun in the sun right now and am counting down the days until Summer is with us again.

In the meantime, while I’ve been dreaming away about sipping cocktails on a beautiful island resort, I’ve also been working on a couple of new designs inspired by my summertime daydreams. “By the Seashore” (as seen above) is my latest release and would be ideal for a laid back, easy breezy beach/seaside wedding! Do you like what you see?

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