Behind the Scenes in Our New Office

Posted by in In the Studio, Our Designs, The Creative Business

New year, new office. We recently moved and one of the first rooms we set up was our office. It’s still very much a work in progress. But we are making progress and working on wedding stationery…so it’s all good.

 

Our Office 1

Creative Chaos

Well, when you offer over 20 colors of envelopes and cardstock backers for invitations you have to keep them somewhere. If you look closely, you’ll see a few of Justin’s handmade plastic flutes tucked away on the top shelf. He loves to play while he works.

 

coffe cans

Reuse, Upcycle

We hate to throw something away if we can reuse it. Here coffee cans hold our pencils, bone folders and decorative scissors. Good thing Justin loves coffee, because we have many bits and bobs to keep organized! When I have a little bit more time, I just might cover those with pretty paper printed with our prints and patterns.

 

vintage map invitations pink and silver

The best job ever!

Making invitations and wedding stationery all day is actually so much fun and we love it. My favorite is seeing the color combinations the couples have created finally come together on a finished design. This design above was particularly fun. It’s a silver backer with blush pink, gray and Tiffany blue ink.

Want to see more results of our creative labor? Visit our wedding stationery shops at our website or on Etsy.

 

 

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Cleaning House

Posted by in Our Designs, The Creative Business

ImbueYou.com

Sometimes to make everything make sense, you have to move it all around.

In the early days of our design studio, Justin came to me and said he wanted to move our bedroom into the other bedroom where our office was because it was quieter. Made sense,  but it didn’t quite address the best use of space in our home. So the next weekend, we moved our bedroom into the old office, the office into the livingroom and the livingroom into our old bedroom…much better.

Our purple sofa (I loved color even back then) didn’t quite fit through the doorway and so became a casualty to the new scheme. Insert a sleeker blue couch, and we were done!

I share this story because we just updated our Imbue You Wedding and Imbue You websites. Things are moved around quite a bit, but the hope is that it will make more sense to you and be a better reflection of what we do.

Imbue You purple red gold indian wedding invitation wrap

The Imbue You Wedding site is now the home of our custom handmade wedding invitations and coordinating stationery. So our handmade invitations, save the dates, ceremony and reception stationery, and thank you cards can be found there.

 

Imbue You Indian Lotus Invitation Collection Set

Imbue You is now home to our entire Signature Collection of designs, which are printed, shipped and supported by Zazzle. This includes our wedding invitation and save the date collection, and also our party and shower invitations, accessories and gifts, holiday cards and invitations, and stationery and stamps.

It’s still a work in progress. But visit us in our new spaces and let us know what you think!

 

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4 Great Blogs for Design Inspiration

Posted by in Design Secrets, Fashion & Decor, Inspired By, The Creative Business

black and white table setting

When you are coming up with new ideas, it’s great to be inspired. This is true for wedding design, interior design and just about anything else creative. Looking at wedding blogs for wedding inspiration makes sense. But I also find that looking slightly inside what I want to create can really super charge my creativity.

These are 4 cool places for new design ideas, cool artists and general creativity. I hope they help get your creativity flowing:

scissors paper rock paper inspiration

scissors + paper rock!

For some of the coolest things you can do with paper, scissors + paper rock! is the place. This blog features really talented indie designers. And it showcases everything from paper installation art to intricate papercuts done by hand. As a fan of dimension in paper design, this is a favorite place for me.
scissorsandpaperrock.blogspot.com

 

DIY ornament wreath

Eddie Ross

Proof that great design doesn’t have to be stuffy or out of reach. Eddie Ross’ blog is full of tips for great style on a normal person’s budget, including entertaining, design, and yes, DIY. One of my favorite posts is just Eddie in a Dollar Store picking out beautiful and affordable table decor…great for a wedding. He features amazing inspiration for table setting design, including the first picture on this post.
www.eddieross.com/eddie_ross

 

mod podge rocks

Mod Podge Rocks!

First off, yes it does! For those of you who have yet to discover this miracle in a bottle, Mod Podge is a non-toxic water based glue and sealer that lets you do creative decoupage with paper and fabric. And for great ideas on what you can decoupage, this site is inspiration heaven.
www.modpodgerocksblog.com

 

the red thread

The Red Thread

A talented children’s art designer, Lisa has a knack for finding other talented, cool and unique artists. A great place to discover new independent designers, and to let your inner child play.
theredthreadblog.blogspot.com

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide. }

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