love is sweet

9th May 2012 | Posted in stationery by

Sweetie bars have become really popular for weddings and I love an excuse to create pretty little tags and stickers!

Sweetie Bar Label

Adding labels is a fun way to show your guests all the different threats and flavours you have while incorporating your theme and adding that personal touch. The labels here are one of my favourites and are perfect for hanging on sweetie jars. They are printed on thick card and available in a range of colours.

Candy Bar Label

Wedding Sweetie Bar Label

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bookmark it.

8th May 2012 | Posted in stationery by

Place cards, name tags, escort cards or what about a bookmark?!

Instead of the regular tent fold place cards go for a bookmark style. They are large enough for a personal message and can double up as favour tags too.

Vintage Floral Bookmark Place Card

Vintage Pink Floral Bookmark Place Card

These bookmark place settings have been digitally printed to coordinate with the vintage floral postcard designs. 

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gone fishing!

8th May 2012 | Posted in stationery by

Sometimes I just tweak an existing design and it suddenly looks brand new!

Sabrina really liked the Rosalind style but wanted to personalise the design and incorporate her other half’s love of fishing. The couple designed their own save the dates and had used a font that they wanted to carry through to the invitations which refreshed the Rosalind invite beautifully. Together with the little fish illustration we transformed the original design into something that reflected Sabrina and Alex’s style, just as your wedding stationery should!

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Fish Wedding Invitations

Invitations were letterpress printed in black ink. 

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raspberry jam stickers

7th May 2012 | Posted in stationery by

I just had to share these pretty little stickers. Kirsty, the bride to be has made a ton of raspberry jam and giving jars as favours to all her guests so we made some cute little stickers to match her invites. What a lovely little touch.

Wedding Favour Stickers

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silhouette stickers and tags

18th March 2012 | Posted in stationery by

I designed on some favour stickers and tags recently so I thought I’d share a couple with you…

…complete with the couples personalised silhouettes and initials.

These favour tags would also be cute as an alternative place card option.

I hope you like them! 

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well loved floral postcards

16th March 2012 | Posted in stationery by

I collect a lot of beautiful, old fabric and wallpaper samples I pick up from antique fairs I love to amble around.  The samples are often well worn, faded or creased but this is what I like about them, they have a lovely delicate, well travelled quality to them.

I’ve been working on a new floral repeat for my postcard collection and wanted to incorporate this idea into the design. My colour pallette uses lovely chalky pinks and blush pinks with steel greys and I’ve added a subtle, destressed finish to create a lovely aged, vintage feel.

These postcards will be perfect for those of you planning a vintage, garden tea party inspired wedding or those who just love florals!

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manchester photographic

7th March 2012 | Posted in photography by

Before Friday I had no clue how to use my camera, what the settings were or why you would use them. I have always found taking photographs, especially of my work quite stressful and I heavily rely on Photoshop because my photos are generally a bit rubbish! Because of this I do avoid taking photos which is not the best idea when my business is all about visuals!!

So I got myself booked on a beginners photography day course at the Manchester Photographic.

I was a bit nervous and I could feel myself getting frustrated with the first few tasks but after I began to understand the functions and kept referring to my new notes I started to really enjoy it. We learnt about aperture, shutter speed and ISO while practising on the streets of Manchester. Oreos kept me going.

I met a lovely lady, Maria on the course and the day wouldn’t have been half as much fun without her. Thank you Maria for all your help and giggles!

Even though I took about 300 photographs during the day I wouldn’t say any of them are very good or even interesting to look at but I can see in them what I was aiming for. I feel a lot more knowledgeable now and hopefully you will see an improvement in my photos on here and my website (and definitely more of them!) very soon.

Here’s a few photos from the day…

 

I would like to thank Manchester Photographic for such a great day, I’m actually excited about taking some photos now!

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victoria and pierce save the date

27th February 2012 | Posted in stationery by

I know I’ve posted a photo of Victoria and Pierce’s save the dates recently but I wanted to just share a couple more to show the lovely impressions of a letterpress print.

Blue Silhouette Save the Date

Silhouettes are traditional seen in black but Victoria wanted a colour to match her bridesmaid dresses so we mixed up this pretty blue ink and I think it adds a lovely modern twist to the design.

Blue Silhouette Save the DateBlue Silhouette Save the Date

I’m currently working on Victoria and Pierce’s invitations so do check back soon for a peek at the designs!

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tickets please

26th February 2012 | Posted in stationery by

Since I designed Katie and Tom’s ticket inspired stationery last year I have received lots of lovely compliments and requests to design tickets for other lovely couples. As well as personalising the original design shown on my bespoke page, I have been busy working on some new designs, and here is a peek at what I’ve been working on…

Vintage Wedding TicketSave the Date Wedding TicketWedding Ticket Invitations

It’s the little details that are important to me so I have included punched out, date details to give them a real ticket feel.

Wedding Ticket InvitationTravel Ticket Invitations

They can be used for save the dates, day or evening invitations and can be letterpress or digitally printed. If you’re looking for something quirky and a bit different or if your wedding has a travel theme these are perfect.

I have also found them to be a great hit with grooms too!

All my ticket designs will soon be included on my website but do contacted me for any further info and prices in the meantime at info@emma-jo.co.uk!

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new year, new attitude

17th January 2012 | Posted in gossip by

Silhouette Save the Date

I didn’t really have any New Years resolutions as such but my main aim this year (besides creating lovely stationery for my lovely couples) is to conquer my fear of photography!

As anyone who knows me and has witnessed my attempts to photograph my work before, will know its not a pretty sight! Just the thought of taking a few shots of my designs makes my heart sink mainly because I know it will be hours of stress, time outs, and thinking ‘how the hell do I work this camera?!’ I will spend hours taking photos, then even longer trying to choose which ones are ok and then go on to photoshop them for at least another day. After one of these mammoth sessions I will have about 3 photos to show for my efforts and I  always think ‘oh dear, I can’t put them up for everyone to see!’ so I don’t.

Well, no more! I have booked a beginners photography day course that will teach me about my camera and how to use it. So instead of me avoiding using my camera at all costs I will be aiming to photograph regularly (weekly?!) which means much more blogging to show you all the lovely stationery that leaves the studio everyday, updates on facebook and I’ve just this minute received my invitation from Pinterest which is a great source of inspiration. So keep your eyes peeled and hopefully we will see some progress very soon.

p.s. I took the photo above today with my new positive attitude but I’d rather not say how long it took me…

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