Category Archives: type

E & C: Save the Dates

February 26, 2013

If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you probably noticed a lot of chatter a few weeks back about save the dates. They have been printed, stamped, sealed and shipped so I thought I’d share here as well.


For our save the dates, we wanted to keep it simple so we opted for black ink and a spot of metallic on the front to highlight the ampersand and the wedding date.


Of course, we had to showcase one of our favorite photos by Brandon Werth.


We’re pulling kraft paper accent into the wedding so we figured the envelopes would be a great place to start the trend.


Finishing details were super easy (and low cost!) thanks to some custom stamps from Simon’s Stamps. Printing was done by Superior Impressions out of Toldeo, OH and we are so happy with how they turned out. Next up: invitations!

If you’re interested, here’s a dorky photo of me mailing the lot.

Source: my own

Good gift, JB.

April 2, 2012

I’ve got about 17 months left as Elissa Braun and, after that, you can start calling me Elissa Erickson. It’s a bit of a mouthful with that alliteration on the front but I’ll take it (even if the alliteration reminds me of a NASCAR driver name). As a gift to the future Ericksons, my sister gave us this picture frame and filled it with photos that spelled out our last name. I’m sure you’ve seen these around before, but this one is especially special, because my sister took all the pictures herself at the Prague Castle, the spot of our engagement. Thanks, JB. We love it!

Source: my own

Fc Web Trends

June 7, 2011

If you haven’t stopped by the faucethead blog this week, you should. We’re running a series on the web trends we’ve seen popping up as of late. Yesterday was all about scrolling (something bloggers are used to) and today’s is all about online fonts (they are some beauties out there). Stop by today and every day for the rest of the week and throw your two cents into the discussion. We’d love to hear from you.

Source: faucethead creative

Make This

February 23, 2011

I had one of those slap your forehead, say out loud ‘Why didn’t I think of that?!’ moments today when I saw this. What an awesome way to send a portfolio or even just a very special mix-tape. I’m bookmarking this one for the next time I come across a book that’s begging for a fresh start.

Source: design work life

Save the Date

July 7, 2010

I have mixed feelings about Save the Dates. On one hand, I figure anyone that important to you will be at your wedding no matter what day it is or where it’s taking place. Whatever they have going on they’ll cancel to support you. On the other hand, it is nice to get a little heads up about the big day. I think my view would be changed completely in favor of Save the Dates if they all looked like this. This package really tells a story, gives you a feel for the couple and, most of all, gets you excited for the wedding ahead. Overall, it’s just about a billion times better than a magnet with your engagement picture on it…

Source: FPO

Daily Drop Cap

February 24, 2010

You can’t get very far into the graphic design world without hearing of Jessica Hische. This Brooklyn designer describes her work as combining “equal parts design, typography, illustration, brown sugar, and heavy cream.” But most of all, it’s just downright awesome. Everything about her amazes me, but her newest project Daily Drop Cap has got me smitten. She posts a new hand-done drop cap every work day and each letter is absolutely beautiful, unique and I love them all. Be sure to check out her other work because it’s equally as great. Enjoy!