Custom Designs
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Throughout our site you will see an array of different style stationery sets we have created.  We pride ourselves in our hand crafted stationery and believe collaboration is key to creating a design that evokes emotion and personality through your stationery.  Below, we will walk you through the process in creating a set completely from scratch.  You can also view galleries of couples we have work with in the past here. 

 

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    Step #1 LETS GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

    We believe connection is key to creating great artwork.  If you choose to work with us on your custom wedding stationery, we will set up a phone call with you to get to know you and your other half a little bit better.  We can dream together about your big day and talk through all details. If you are in the Portland area, we would love to meet you in our cozy little Studio!

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    Step #2 THE FUN PART!

    After our initial call or meeting, we’ve probably grasped a good idea on the design direction we want to go in.  We then start the process of creating mock ups, sketches and mood boards to help in creating the perfect set for you.

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    Step #3 PROOFS + DESIGN

    This is where the magic starts!  After we have an overall design direction, we get to work on crafting each piece with careful thought and attention to detail.  We will send you digital proofs of the artwork we create and repeat this process until we get your final approval for production.

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Watercolor Maps
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    Step #1 Illustrations

    The maps are a super fun process!  We start with illustrating all of your favorite things to incorporate onto the map.

     

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    Step #1 Sketch it Out

    The next step is creating the bones of the map. Once we receive a google map image of your area and desired locations we get to work! We start with a sketch and send it along to you for approval.

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    Step #3 Apply the Watercolor

    Once you approve the map sketch, the real magic happens! We apply the watercolor detailing by hand which results in a beautifully crafted little piece of art to share with all your friends and family

     

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Viola! The finished product.  To read more information and see more examples of maps check out the details page here.

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Stationery Styling
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Setting the stage for stationery is a really important part of the creative process.  Each collection we design is carefully crafted from start to finish.  One of the most important parts of capturing the vision for each set is the styling and thought that goes into photographing each collection.  Some sets need more attention and styling to capture the overall look and feel of the design while others only need some minimal styling.   Here are three important rules when styling your stationery.

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    Preparation

    Portland is known for its lush terrain, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing colors and the greenery is at its prime.  When preparing for our most recent photoshoot, we went out to one of the local parks to pick up some greenery to help in styling some of the new stationery sets.  All you need is a good pair of scissors! greenerypicking

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    Consistency

    When developing a brand one of the most important parts is consistency.  This does not mean there is not room for innovation within styling or photography, but we have made it a focus to photograph all of our stationery using the same angles and background.  This is important to keep your brand cohesive and recognizable. We typically use a wood background which fits the aesthetic of our brand.  During the process of shooting the stationery, we typically have a table full of little props, decorative stamps and tons of greenery. Once we lay out each set we pick from the table according to the aesthetic of the design.  Less is more is always a good rule of thumb to live by!  Sometimes we like to have a little fun with it using fresh produce if it seems fitting to the design. veggies

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    Get Creative!

    Although we believe it is very important to stay consistent with the styling of our photography, we also think it’s important to have a little fun and think outside the box.  We like to mix things up by adding in some personalization with the photography.  Getting outside and snapping a shot of one of our team members holding a new design is a great way to add to that hand crafted touch.ptown