Friday, June 29, 2012

Name Card/Place Card/Escort Card Inspiration

Oftentimes, name cards or place cards or escort cards are overlooked at weddings. But it is the little details that make a wedding special. It is these creative touches that unknowingly add charm to the event. Here are some card inspiration for you on this Friday. Enjoy the weekend folks!

Visit my Pinterest to view the full board.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

We Still Charm

Hi folks! It's been about 5 months since my last post. So much for the new year, the new look, and the new wedding stationery blog series. Between my full-time job, being a mom to an active toddler, and working on Paper-Charmed projects, something's gotta give - and unfortunately, it is keeping up with this blog and our Facebook fanpage.

But I just want to let you know that we are still here. We continue to work on projects from time to time. We still charm. Thank you for being our reader, fan, and friend!

(I wish my home office was this organized!)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wedding Stationery Timeline

For 2012, I will be starting a new blog series called Wedding Stationery 411 - an informational section on all stationery wedding-related: save-the-dates, invitations, programs, table numbers, place cards, escort cards, thank you cards, etc. To start off, below is a timeline on save-the-dates and invitations.

This timeline was put together by The Knot, plus some commentary by yours truly, Paper-Charmed. I hope you find this helpful in your wedding planning days.


Just A Thought

(as suggested by The Knot)

(by Paper-Charmed)

9-11 months

Browse invitations to get an idea of what you like. Once you've got a rough guest list, date and a budget in mind, find your stationer. 

Why not browse through our photo gallery of invitations here, then contact us at to schedule an appointment for a free consultation?

Create a wedding website with your proposal story (and later all the details to keep guests in-the-know). 

Have you checked these sites that offer free wedding websites?

6-8 months

Order your save-the-dates and send them to your guests. 

Wouldn't a custom-designed save-the-date cards, engagement party or shower invitations, portraits and announcements to match your wedding invitation be perfect? We can help.

4-5 months

Time to order your invitations. You'll also want to order those inserts (like RSVP cards or rehearsal dinner invites).

Did you know we offer a variety of invitations in many colors? Each and every invitation is completely customizable and is as unique as the couple.

2-3 months

Time to send out your invitations. If lots of guests are booking flights, at least 8 weeks notice is ideal. 

Would you like us to coordinate the address labels with your invitations? We can.

2 weeks

All RSVP cards should be back.

Don't forget to adhere stamps on the RSVP cards. It's only polite to do so. 

Consider postcard RSVP cards. It's a little more economical.

In today's computer-driven society, sometimes RSVP's can be done online. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year, New Look!

Happy New Year, friends! If you've been to my site before you may have noticed the new look. New year, new look, fresh start as many would say. Although I'm not the chattiest blogger, I am proud of what I've accomplished in the last year, and hope to surpass that, if not continue it.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank those who follow Paper-Charmed. I truly appreciate each and every reader, and the comments left. I'm looking forward to seeing your feedback. Here's to another great year!

Out with the old, in with the new. Paper-Charmed banners then and now.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

{Newlyweds} Gemarie & Jonathan

A few months ago I had the pleasure of working on these purple damask wedding invitations for Gemarie and Jonathan.  After dating for about 8 years, they finally tied the knot last month. They had a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony that was made even more meaningful and romantic by their personalized vows.

The pictures below illustrate Gemarie's incredible organization and attention to detail. I have never met a bride who had most of the things on her "to-do list" accomplished months in advance. Gemarie was definitely ahead of the game, which made my job a whole lot easier. She had the details of the ceremony and reception programs ready when asked for. And I really liked the fact that she always asked for her then-fiance's opinion about the proofs I gave her.

The following pictures were taken by Bella Photography. 

Damask prints were also used on the ceremony and reception programs to match the invitations.

A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. So happy to have played a part. Congratulations, Gem & Jon!

Photography - Bella Photography

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Book Style Wedding Invitation

I'm a little behind in sharing the wedding invitation I made for Margie & Jerry who got married on September 17. From the time Margie and I first spoke, I literally had one week to come up with a design, order the supplies, and put together 100 invitations. Our correspondence was purely through phone conversation and emails.

Though pressed for time, I can say I'm happy with how the invitations turned out. The nation of Israel had a very deep religious connection to the the bride and groom and they wanted specific "touches" - symbols, wording, biblical verses, and colors - throughout the invitation that made it much more personal and meaningful for them. The crown symbol followed by the verse "She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee" [Prov. 4:9] graced the front, while a torch with the verse "For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning"[Isaiah 62:1] adorned the bottom of the cover's overleaf.

THE INVITATION: book-style, printed on pearl white metallic paper, covered with pastel blue vellum paper, tied together with a wine colored sheer ribbon.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Custom Envelope Liner Tutorial

My little Ava is officially two years old. I am getting the hang of motherhood and getting better at balancing family and work. I've finally found more time for myself and my crafts - though sometimes, finding more time for crafts can mean long hours and sleepless nights. I have many ideas and designs I want to share with you and I hope I'll have the time to record my thoughts and creations here on this little blog.

A few weeks ago, I put up pictures from Ava's 2nd birthday party here on this blog. Today I'll be sharing pictures of the invitation I made, as well as my simple technique on making a customized envelope liner. Custom envelope liners are super easy and fun to make, and a sure way to add that extra bit of personalization and coordination to your invitation.

Paper trimmer (or scissors)
Printed paper (custom print or store-bought)
Glue stick (or double-sided tape)
Envelope (5 1/4" x 7 1/4")

How to create a custom envelope liner (refer to pictures below):
1. Gather your materials.
2. Cut the paper to 5" x 7 1/4". One 8 1/2" x 11" sheet can make 2 liners.
3. Fold the paper lengthwise. Bottom should be about 3" long and top should be 
    about 2" high.
4. Insert the folded paper in the envelope.
5. Append the top of the paper with glue or double-sided tape to the envelope.
6. Cut any excess paper.

And you've got yourself a custom envelope liner! Pretty simple, right?

I'm also pleased to share that my first attempt at styling a dessert table was featured at A to Zebra Celebrations. Hooray! Make sure to check it out.