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Alternatives to the Traditional Guest Book {Ideas and Inspiration}

A few decades back a guest book at a wedding was simply a place where guests signed their names documenting their attendance. Nowadays guest books are a lot more clever and a great way to create a memento from your special day. Here are a few great ideas for different guest books to make your memories stand out. From simple DIY to more intricate ideas, we've got four great ways to make your guest book a keepsake to remember.

Photo Booth
Allow your guests to get creative and have fun with a photo booth. Guests take pictures of themselves with, or without, props and some photo booths even allow guests to write messages to the happy couple. Ask guests to include a copy of their pictures and a note in a photo book you leave on the side of the photo booth. For inspiration check out this real wedding over on Martha Stewart Weddings. 


Thumb Prints
Leave an ink pad and a tree on a large piece of paper and have your guests fill in the leaves with their finger prints. Have them sign on or under their print to have a personalized guest book you can frame and display in your home. You can find pre-made thumb print trees on Etsy if you don't want to create one yourself.


Photo Book 
Turn your engagement photos into a photo book by using one of the many photo processing sites such as Shutterfly,, Mpix, etc. Or find a local photo development company to do it for you. Leave room on each page for guests to leave their sentiments. Or get creative and have guests give specific advice about certain things on every few pages. And if you are receiving professional engagements photos from a photographer make sure to ask them if they have any great sources for photo books. Odds are they already work with a company for weddings!


Mini Envelope
We first saw this book over on Emmaline Bride and had to go over and check it out for ourselves. Elegantly Bound has a custom envelope guest book where each guest takes a notecard out of an attached envelope and writes their greeting. They then put it back in the envelope and are done! At the end of your wedding day you can go and look in each envelope to see what everyone has said! How creative is that?


Whatever you decide, your guest book should be an item that you are able to treasure forever!

The Envelopments 2012 Wedding Collection: Week 5 {New At Envelopments}

Over the past 15 years, the wedding stationery industry has experienced movement toward custom invitations. It’s not a trend; it’s a way of life. And since the beginning, Envelopments has been cultivating a mix and match system that facilitates customization and personalization.

When Envelopments first started, it was about creating color combinations through layers of card stocks and enclosures. Over time, they've became more computer savvy and the weight of the graphic design portion grew more important. The concept of mixing and matching has evolved to incorporate Envelopments Original Artwork as well a library of free and premium fonts.

When you're designing the perfect invitation or stationery consider combining the design layout of Georgia & Trevor but the color palette from Penelope & Sheldon. Or create a completely new design based on your unique style. If you need more inspiration check out all of the amazing new layouts and design ideas from Envelopments' 2012 Wedding Collection.

Contact us today if you're interested in starting the perfect invitation for your special occasion!

Looking for an Intern. Or Two!

Creative Design Intern Needed!

We are looking for a friendly and easy-going intern who is able to learn quickly, work independently; is detail oriented and is also very interested in the wedding industry, photography, social media & marketing. This is a perfect job for a student who seeks an internship with a smaller amount of hours during the school year, and more work in the summer.  This is a 3-6 month unpaid internship with lots of opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and connections, and may lead to a hired position.   Hours are flexible, approx. 12 hours per week for school credit if necessary. 
You will be working on various projects ranging from company collateral to invitations & branding.  We’re looking for a creative person, preferably a student, who has a keen eye for style and design, and who loves crafty projects, pretty flowers, weddings, photography and the like. In this position, interns will be exposed to a variety of tasks and will gain experience in a broad range of graphic art skills, including typography, layout, photography, web design principles and branding awareness.

(including but not limited to)
  • Work with inspiration boards to accomplish new concepts for projects, clients & promotions
    Create original designs in an efficient & timely manner
    Create and revise proofs to customer specifications, including typesetting & text proofing
  • Pay close attention to details to proof spelling, grammar & keeping consistent in product colors, names & dimensions
    Prepping files to print. Understanding of bleed, crop marks, color management & s
    ending digital orders to press.
  • Assist in researching for items, props, venues, and/or models for photo shoots
    Attend photo shoots (on location) and assisting with in-house photo shoots,  with styling, setting up and breakdown.
  • Assist with projects such as flyers, press releases and other marketing collateral.
  • Prepare images and product samples for customer and media requests.
  • Assist with ribbon and paper inventory.
  • Assist with order assembly & shipping, counting, quality control and packaging for regular and wedding orders.
  • General assistance in studio

Applicants should possess some or all of the following:
  • Proficiency in Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5 & Photoshop CS5 in a PC environment (sorry, no MAC!)
  • A familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social mediums
  • Web knowledge, including an understanding of Dreamweaver, Blogger or Wordpress a plus!
  • A design aesthetic which complements our work
  • Well-organized - Great organization skills, willing to work with company file management
  • Willing to learn - Self-Starter, takes the lead but is a great listener
  • Good communication skills (both written + verbal)
  • Must be reliable, efficient, detail-oriented, thorough, work well under deadlines.
Preference will be given to students and candidates located in Los Angeles and Orange County but all will be considered. Flexible availability.

  • Be part of the decision making process, not just being told what to do
  • We value new input and appreciate a new set of eyes and ideas on everything we do.
  • Business casual environment with a fun entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Build your portfolio with real-world work, both printed and digital web designs.
  • Gain experience working with all types of clients, and different styles/specs for each.
  • Between the hours of 9AM-4PM but a flexible schedule is preferred as deadlines arise & we might need to stay later.
  • Some work can be done from home, after initial training has been completed.

This position is great for a design student, we are within walking distance of Golden West College, and Coastline, Orange Coast College and Cal State Long Beach are all very close by. We are anticipating 10-15 hours/week now, and the days & hours can be customized with the right candidate, but we will be seeking a candidate able to offer more availability during the summer months.

To apply, email intern {at} cherishpaperie {dot} com. Email a short summary about yourself explaining why you want to intern with us and any applicable experience you have (courses, scrapbooking, photography, other hobbies). Please include your availability, and indicate if you are looking for college credits.

A formal resume is not necessary, but including samples or photos of some of your work or hobbies is appreciated. A  link to your blog, website, or portfolio work samples for us to review (that you think match our design atheistic) or an inspiration board that describes your personal style, but would be a big plus.

This job will remain open until we find the perfect person. Or  two.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only contact potential candidates. Thank for your interest in working with us!

60s Chic Beach Wedding {Featured Stationery}

We were featured on Inspired By This! Check out the awesome stationery we created for this 60s Glam photo shoot for Destination I Do magazine. And yes, it's the same one featured in the latest issue of Destination I Do!

To see the full post and view all of the amazing photos check out this post here on Inspired By This. 

Photographer: Trent Bailey
Styling and Production: Desiree Spinner Events
Stationery: Cherish Paperie
Dessert Table: Delicious Desserts
Linens: Nuage Designs
Linens: La Tavola
Bride’s Dress: Amy Kuschel
Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone
Bride’s Jewelry: Tejani
Groom’s Attire: Mr. Perry's Tux
Hair and Makeup: Wedding Tresses

Destination I Do {Featured Stationery}

We are so excited that our stationery is featured in this latest issue of Destination I Do magazine! If you need some 60s glam inspiration I highly suggest picking up the latest issue on news stands now.


Photography by: Trent Bailey Photography
Venue: Belle Mer, Newport , RI
Styling and Production by: Desiree Spinner Events
Floral Design: Stone Blossom Floral & Event Design
Stationery: Cherish Paperie
Cake & Desserts: Delicious Desserts , Falmouth, MA
Furniture & Tableware: Rentals Unlimited
Linens: Nuage Designs & La Tavola
Bride’s Wardrobe: Gowns by Amy Kuschel & Claire Pettibone, Jewelry by Tejani
Groom’s Wardrobe: Mr. Perry ’s Tux
Hair & Makeup by: Jackie Norrie with Wedding Tresses
Models: Courtesy of Magie, Inc. Boston , MA
Special Thanks to: Leila Khalil with Be Inspired PR

The Envelopments 2012 Wedding Collection: Week 4 {New At Envelopments}

Envelopments is proud to release 12 more wedding recipes! Because texture is going to be such a big trend in 2012, they've focused on the sense of touch when designing these new recipes.

The newest matte black, Noir, has a smooth coating that works beautifully with white matte foil in the Beverly & Anderson wedding ensemble.

The blind embossed pattern on Iced/Sugar, a luxurious metallic duplex, begs to be touched in the Marley & Ryder sample.

Between the fabric texture of Pout, the letterpress impression on the cotton stock, and the ombre tones of Tangerine Tango (Pantone’s color of the year) Penelope & Sheldon’s suite offers both a visual and tactile treat.

The wood grain texture of Chocolate Barque featured in Darcy & Andrew’s wedding ensemble adds subtle drama and establishes the tone for the event.

The invitation for Adriana & Dwayne features a Pocket Fold enclosure with a subtle linen texture beneath an organic floral print (another trend for 2012).

There are now 48 new recipes available on

The Envelopments 2012 Wedding Collection: Week 3 {New At Envelopments}

Envelopments is proud to release 12 more distinctive wedding samples this week—and there’s still more to come. There are now 36 new recipes available on

Heart Shaped Crayon Valentines {DIY Tutorial}

I first saw the crayon heart valentines on the Family Fun website. I thought they looked adorable but didn't have a heart mold so I figured I'd just send the regular store-bought valentines instead since I had a few I purchased on clearance a few years back. Then we went to Target and I saw the heart molds in the dollar section of the store and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Plus they were all over Pinterest!

So I went to the store, stocked up on a mold and crayons and headed home to do some experimenting. Before I started I did a little research to see what others were saying about the craft. I try not to just jump into a tutorial without reading about it from a few others first. That can lead to disaster (or just make it harder on me since others have found key tips/tricks on making it easier). Once I got the low-down I headed to the kitchen to soak, unwrap, break and bake! And here's what I did:

Materials Needed:
  • 1 box crayons, unwrapped (or left over broken crayons laying around)
  • 1-2 heart molds, choose your size
  • Construction Paper
  • Alphabet stamps OR printer
  • Adhesive dots

What to do: 

Place your crayons in a heat proof dish & preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Heat up some water and pour warm water on crayons (note: do not use boiling water... crayons might melt).

Let crayons soak for 30 seconds (see what happens when your water's too hot?).

Unwrap crayons (any that didn't unwrap easily after soaking were set aside and not used).

Put crayons in a dish and let kids break them up into small, tiny pieces (or put them in a bag and hammer with a kitchen mallet or meat tenderizer until broken up).

Place heart molds on a rimmed baking sheet and fill with broken crayon pieces.

Place tray in oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until crayons are fully melted. Then carefully take out of oven and set aside to harden.

Once cooled completely pop crayons out of molds and smooth edges by rubbing against a piece of paper.

Now's the fun part! You can decide what you want to do with the crayons once you've baked them. I decided to use scrapbooking paper I already had in the house to create a postcard sized Valentine for my son. You can use this printable here for a square valentine with the writing already on the paper or this printable here for a circle valentine (you just have to add your child's name).

Or you can do what I did and use an alphabet stamp set to customize the sayings you put on each valentine. I simply adhered the crayon to a square piece of scrapbook paper with a glue dot and than layered that onto a larger postcard size piece of scrapbook paper. Then I stamped the sayings I wanted as well as my son's name to personalize it. You can also have your child decorate the postcard paper by drawing or coloring on it before you stamp out your sayings. You can find more sayings here (as well as more printables!).

The possiblilties and variations really are endless with this craft. And the kids have a great time helping you make them too. Much more personal then a store-bought valentine and twice as cute!


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