Munchkin Luncheon Event

Continuing with our baby theme, here’s fun project we worked on with one of our favorite planners, Jeannie Savage at Details Details!

Colorful tablescape for Munchkin Luncheon event. Stationery pieces designed by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Jeannie and Fayaz Chamadia at Bloom Box Designs put together the most gorgeous event for Munchkin, helping them showcase some of their new product line, and I was so excited to help with these fun menus that doubled as place mats…

Place settings designed by Blue Magpie Invitations for the colorful and fun Munchkin Luncheon event!

and sweet XOXO tags for the donut favor boxes—YUM!!

Gift tags for party favors, colorful and fun! Munchkin Luncheon event.

How adorable did everything look with these bright pops of color and gorgeous florals?!

Colorful tablescape for Munchkin Luncheon even. Stationery pieces designed by Blue Magpie Invitations.

I especially love how they incorporated Munchkin’s bath toys into the tabletop decor, an idea so cute it was recently featured on BizBash!

Cute, colorful decor for Munchkin Luncheon event.
Thanks so much for including me in this wonderful event, and a special thank you to Jessica Claire for the awesome photos!!

Burlap Wedding Stationery

We just can’t get enough of the simple, rustic elegance of our Burlap & Silk invitations, and we’ve added a few new items in our Etsy store that will carry this look throughout your wedding day!

Rustic burlap and silk letterpress wedding invitation

These simple escort cards can be displayed in so many different ways…from being tied to twigs of rosemary…

Escort or place cards to beautifully compliment our burlap wedding invitations.

to being placed in a lovely ribbon board of different laces, yarns, and textures!

Escort or place cards to beautifully compliment our burlap wedding invitations.

One of my favorite elements of our Burlap & Silk invitation is the pearlescent wax seal, so we decided to design a wedding program where guests open the wax seal to see the program contents inside.

Wedding programs with wax seal that perfectly compliment our burlap wedding invitations.

Table numbers are available either by themselves for framing or backed with burlap.

Burlap table numbers that perfectly compliment our  burlap wedding invitations. Perfect for a wedding reception with burlap details.

The burlap backing is such a beautiful touch on menus, as well!

Burlap menus that compliment our burlap wedding invitations.

Vintage Floral Wedding Stationery

For those who love all things paper, the invitation is but one of the many ways to incorporate beautiful paper details into a wedding, and over the past few months, we have been quietly building up our Etsy store with some lovely pieces for your wedding day.

Vintage Wedding Invitations  with an embossed kraft paper band.

Here are some images of what we’ve designed to go with our Vintage Floral Invitation Suite! From simple escort cards

Escort cards or place cards to beautifully compliment our Vintage Wedding invitations.

to ones backed with hand-torn fabric (in your choice of color or a combination of all 3!)…

Escort cards or place cards to beautifully compliment our Vintage Wedding invitations.

to paddle fan programs with the sweetest of bow accents…

Program fans to compliment our vintage wedding invitations.

and simple kraft and white table numbers

Vintage Wedding Kraft Table Numbers

and menus. These “day of” stationery pieces will carry the romantic, casual sweetness of our Vintage Floral Invitations throughout your entire wedding day!

Kraft paper backed menu to compliment our Vintage Wedding Invitations.

DIY : Fabric Scrap Letters

As you might imagine, we just may have some extra fabric laying around our studio, and if you do, too, here’s a fun DIY that’s simple yet packs a big, beautiful punch! DIY Scrap Fabric Letter Decoration by Blue Magpie Invitations.
Depending on the fabrics you choose, your project can be anything from the centerpiece of an awesome wedding dessert table, to baby nursery decor, to a welcoming wreath on your front door. You can even get ambitious and try for a monogram or perhaps a whole name!

Handmade Fabric Monogram by Blue Magpie Invitations.
Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own fabric scrap letter. Our “B” is 24” X 15”, and we’ve given you materials and quantities based on this letter. You can adjust your materials and make yours bigger, smaller, or skip the letter altogether and make a heart or other shape instead!

MATERIALS WE USED:

  • 20” X 30” X ½” foam board (available at Michael’s or other craft store)
  • ~ 1 yard of a neutral fabric (we used a sand-colored linen) to cover the letter form
  • ~ 3 yards total of coordinating fabrics torn or cut into squares and rectangles (we used five different fabrics plus a lace)
  • ~ 7 yards of 1.75″ wide lace ribbon (you can use whatever ribbons you have on hand, a mix of different colors is fun, too!)
  • serrated knife (serrated is better at “sawing” through the foam board)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • a strong glue (like E6000)
  • ruler
  • thumbtacks

Handmade Scrap Fabric Letter tutorial by Blue Magpie Invitations.
DIRECTIONS:

STEP ONE: Cut out your letter. The simplest way to do this is to sketch your letter onto the foam board with a pencil. Don’t worry too much about getting it absolutely perfect as the letter will be covered in fabric and then adorned with scraps. Another option, if you have access to Illustrator and a printer, is to open a document as large as your printer will print and then make your letter as large as you’d like. If your letter is bigger than the printable area, move it around on the artboard and print it out in sections. Make sure to overlap some portions of the letter, so it will be easy to piece and tape the individual pages together on your foam board.

DIY Scrap Fabric Letter Tutorial by Blue Magpie Invitations.
Once your letter form is on your board, carefully cut the letter out with a serrated knife using a gentle sawing motion.

STEP TWO: Tear or cut your fabrics and ribbons. I love to use linen or printed cotton for this project because they are the easiest to tear and you get lovely, frayed edges. All you do is make a small snip with your scissors and rip away! If you’re using a different type of fabric or ribbon that doesn’t tear so well, just cut. First, tear or cut the neutral fabric you are using to cover the letter into approximately 3” wide strips. Next, tear or cut the other fabrics or ribbons into various square and rectangular sizes. Keep them somewhere in the 3” to 4” range, but aim to vary them a little bit. These absolutely do not need to be perfect! In fact, it’s better if there’s a lot of variation because it will allow each fabric to show through when they are layered.

DIY Fabric Letter by Blue Magpie Invitations.
STEP THREE: Wrap your letter. Take your neutral fabric strips and wrap the foam letter. There’s no nifty trick or secret to this; just start wrapping and aim to cover the entire letter, overlapping the fabric strips where needed. Use thumbtacks to keep the fabric in place.

Handmade Fabric Letter DIY by Blue Magpie Invitations.
STEP FOUR: Group your fabric swatches. Gather your swatches in groups of three or four and layer them on top of each other. Make sure to rotate the pieces so that they are not all lined up perfectly. Pin them together with a tack.

DIY Fabric Letter Monogram by Blue Magpie Invitations.
STEP FIVE: Pin the fabric layers to your letter. Starting from one corner, start tacking your fabric swatches to your foam letter. Squeeze a little dab of glue for each tack as you pin it down. As you move along, pin each new bundle of fabric close to the previous bundle.

How to make your own fabric letters. Tutorial by Blue Magpie Invitations.
The closer you pin each bundle, the more dense your fabric letter will be (and the more fabric you’ll need). At a minimum, keep your pins close enough that fabric folds keep your thumbtacks hidden. Keep pinning fabric bundles until the front of your letter is completely covered.

DIY Scrap Fabric Letter by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Voila! And there you have it, your very own fabric scrap letter! And if you’d like a little help getting started, we’ve put together some DIY kits in our Etsy shop with beautiful color-coordinated bundles of fabric and ribbon to get you that much closer to having a personal, handmade addition to your home or event!

Rustic Elegant Wedding in Sun Valley

We shared with you the beautiful burlap invitations we made for Andrea and Cole’s amazing Sun Valley wedding in our last blog post, and as promised, here are some of the stationery pieces we made for the wedding itself!

Wedding stationery for a rustic, romantic wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

Truly, no detail was overlooked. From the little things like monogram straw flags and signature drink signage…

Party Straws for a rustic, burlap wedding by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Signage for a rustic, burlap wedding by Blue Magpie Invitations.

to pieces such as their menus featuring our drawing of Sun Valley’s Blady Mountain and their amazingly elegant programs complete with a custom monogram crest!

Wedding stationery for a rustic, romantic wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

Wedding stationery for a rustic, romantic wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

I love that the custom crest made its debut at their wedding ceremony with the program and petal toss stickers and will reappear at their guests’ homes on the newlyweds’ custom folded thank you notes!

Wedding stationery for a rustic, romantic wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

This was such an amazing event coordinated by Heather Minor Events, and you can see the beautiful photos at Hillary Maybery Photography!