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a graphic baby shower



After working together for so long you can really get to know each other pretty well! So when we had to plan Vane’s baby shower it was a no brainer that it had to be bold, modern and green.

20150927-VaneBabyShower-3Ici was the perfect place with the amazing light and all white space. Flowermuse sent us all white assortments with lush green leaves.

20150927-VaneBabyShower-24 We blew up baby photos and had them mounted on foam board at kinkos. Such a fun and inexpensive way to add quick decor. I used my Cameo cutter to make all the signage and garlands.

20150927-VaneBabyShower-28Betsy from Ninecakes made this amazing cake and incorporated our decor elements.


I took the wax seal idea from our book for the invite inspiration. Later on we gave Vane the seal to use for her future stationery.


We had a little hiccup with delivery of the table runner so had to figure out plan B at the last minute. Jaine got us some wrapping paper rolls from sugar paper and we sliced them all in halves and taped it up. Added a big metallic B sticker cut from my Cameo.

20150927-VaneBabyShower-1320150927-VaneBabyShower-2120150927-VaneBabyShower-22We used the wax seal for our black and white favor cookies.

20150927-VaneBabyShower-67Shake Share Media came to do the photobooth. I love how their set up matched ours!


Guests were asked to make 2 prints and leave one in this accordion guest book.


For a little added touch, we got custom napkins and stir sticks made by foryourparty.


I found simple glass vases at Ikea and lined each one with silver mylar tape.


We only had 1 hour to set up but I think it turned out pretty sweet! Keeping decor to a minimum but having accents throughout really helped make this party look pulled together. See more on Bklynliving.


Venue: iCi Restaurant
Cake: Nine Cakes
Photobooth: Shake & Share Media
Flowers: Flowermuse
Paper goods: Paper+Cup Design
Photography: Brklyn View Photography


Darcy’s Diary



What a nice surprise to see our book listed as one of Darcy’s picks! Thank you! p.s. did you know she wrote our foreward?!


Weddings in Color book party!


_DSC5066West Elm Brooklyn was so kind to host our book launch party a couple weeks ago. (Thank you so much!). It was a great time and so nice to celebrate with friends new and old and to see some of our vendors that helped with us. Since, Vane did a full post on her blog, I thought it’d be fun to share about what went into putting it all together.


West Elm took inspiration from our book for each of the stations and found vendors to collaborate with us. Vane couldn’t meet so I met with Angi&Co to discuss the dessert table. It was the first time I felt like a client! We went over the art direction, the food items being used, walked the store to see what platters and styling props we can use. We didn’t want an exact replica of the table but to show how brides can take inspiration from it.

FullSizeRender-2 (1)After the meeting, Angie sent us the first sketch. We realized the chandelier was too low for us to have the cakes in the center so we decided to make an off centered table instead.

FullSizeRender (4)This is the second sketch.

signsWe thought it’d be fun to replicate the book cover design for the cake topper. But I made several cake toppers to test out what would photograph best.

IMG_0932We also wanted to use an idea of the table runner we used in the book. Instead of a number we used the West Elm logo. When using all white, it’s always nice to add textures and layers so for this table we tried to mix in as much as we can.

_DSC4944And Voila! I couldn’t have been happier how it turned out!

_DSC5295cakes2I was worried the dessert table would be empty and lonely looking after all the treats were eaten so we brought in some faux cakes for decor with paper toppers. Figuring out what cake configuration works best. At the end we kept it simple.


_DSC4863Used these Jewel boxes to highlight these precious mini doughnuts from Doughnuttery.

vinylsfoodsignsMini acrylic slabs with vinyl for the food signs.

_DSC4913Candyclay made white ring toppers to put on top of Ninecakes mini cupcakes.

tincan-workingTin Can Studios took our red and pink flower wall from the shoot to another level. We got to sign our books in front of it. *Tip: Washi tape isn’t that strong to hold up some flowers, use a small pin or clear packing tape first. Then cover it up with the washi tape.

_DSC5052_DSC5424trustampingTru helped figure out what stamps would be best to use add a little fun to our signing. We ended up with the XO and Vane’s neon green stamp pad.

_DSC5319_DSC5250Next to each station, we displayed the page from our book that we were doing.


Clover bar did an amazing job and brought these cute napkins!

_DSC5217_DSC5175_DSC5469_DSC5197_DSC5306_DSC5263_DSC5298_DSC5619_DSC5108Overall we focused on 3 stations- dessert, flower wall and drinks. It was simple but think it all turned out so pretty thanks to our awesome vendors! And a big thank you everyone that came out, it really meant so much to us.

Check out more images from the party on IG by using #weddingsincolor ! Hope you all are enjoying the book!

Location & Host: West Elm Brooklyn
Dessert table: Angi & Co.
Cupcakes: Nine Cakes
Cupcake toppers: Candy Clay Cupcakes
Doughnuts: Doughnuttery
Paper details: Paper+Cup Design
Bar: Clover Club
Flowers: Tin Can Studios
Photography: Jonica Moore Studio
Music: The DJ Trike

[images from Jonica Moore Studio]


new paperless holiday designs


A Sprig of Cheer copy Cursive Greetings copy Knotted Wood copy Longhand Greetings Black copy Pine Cone Christmas copy

I know it seems early but I’m excited that our new designs are up on Paperless Post! It’s embarrassing but I’ve never done a real holiday card until last  year. I know… how terrible! I own a stationery business after all. TBH this time of the year has always been the busiest and at the end of all the madness I can’t even think about my own cards.  But I’m going to be better prepared this year and do it way ahead of time!


Little Red Riding Hood Party



This past weekend we threw a last birthday and farewell party for Olive and Charlie. See full post on Hellobee. Since it was so close to Halloween, Bee thought it’d be fun to do a Little Red Riding Hood theme and it worked out perfectly because the kids were so into the costume!



Since we had only a few days to put this together, everything was printed at Kinkos/fedex or on an inkjet printer.



redparty29I used avery labels to make bookplates- so easy, not cutting involved!

allthebettersignThe signage was made using white vinyl on my cameo cutting machine on a clear acrylic. Afterwards taped a red piece of paper on the backside.

beeandoliveIt’s always so busy for the host but Bee found time to read to Olive. How cute are they!?

cakegrandmasMy favorite was the Grandma’s tattoo parlor. We made some custom tats for kids to enjoy. Norman and Jules couldn’t have been more perfect for this story book party!


Holiday Mini Sessions


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I’m so excited to announce that we teamed up with Lauren Guilford Photography this holiday for one day only to offer you the perfect solution for gorgeous images and holiday cards that will wow all your family and friends. Only 6 spots available- Book here! (email link to Lauren:



DATE: NOVEMBER 2ND (limit 6 spots)




50 HOLIDAY CARDS (choose from PAPER+CUP’s collection)

additional prints and products may be purchased.

30% off of prints & products the first 5 days your gallery is live. Session fee is due upon booking.

Have questions about booking a mini session? Send Lauren an email!


bye bye summer


This was our last summer before Jr. enters the life as a student. We didn’t get to take a big vacation or anything but we had a great time exploring New York. Realized how jaded I am by the city but Jr sees it in a whole new different way. He has such an innocent curiosity about everything around him. I hope he never loses that and hope that I can find that in me again.