I'm going to just go ahead and assume that you have all heard of Etsy....right?!! If not, get on that NOW!! Etsy is an incredible online market place that connects designers from ALL around the world with buyers from ALL around the world! Pretty cool! If you know me well, you know that I have a very big soft spot for Etsy, and often find wedding decor and supplies from there. The service is always fabulous, and I love knowing that I am supporting someone who like me, works from home and puts everything they have into their craft. Over the past couple of months, my Mailman has been more like Santa, delivering all my most recent purchases, and so I thought I'd share some of my finds with everyone! Custom Address Stamp
There are a lot of Etsy shops that can make custom address stamps, but I stumbled across Simply And Pretty a couple of years ago, and have used them ever since! They are always able to take a custom design that I have, and turn it into either a wooden handled stamp, or a self-inking stamp (great for when you have 100+ invites to address!).
Twine (and other finishing touches)
One of the philosophies behind French Kiss Events, is that it is the "small things in life that matter the most, and the small details that make an event unforgettable!". And what better way to add details, then through carefully curated twine, paper and stickers?!! Knot & Bow is based out Brooklyn, NY, and is one of the bigger shops on Etsy. She carries some of the BEST "packaging" pieces, and I can't get enough of the Gold & Silver twine that I most recently purchased! I can't wait to start wrapping up some invites!
This is probably what I am most excited about right now. Seriously. I stumbled across the lovely shop, Oatmeal Lace Design, via an Instagram account of a wedding planner who I LOVE down in the states. They make custom aprons for vendors that are totally branded for each company! Mine are officially in the mail, and I am SOO excited to get them, and finally get to put them to use at my next wedding!! Here's a look of the one that inspired me to get on the apron bandwagon...
My first experience with envelope liners involved a LOT of wasted pretty paper and ultimately a very frustrated planner! Then, I discovered that there are these crafty people out there who you can BUY them from! Amazing!! And when hunting for something specific like a sequinned liner, Etsy is the perfect place. I recently ordered some from Wakhtarr Paper Company, for an invitation design I worked on for a FKE couple, and couldn't believe how perfect they were!! And no angry late nights with my paper cutter...even better!
This last one obviously has nothing to do with weddings, but I couldn't resist sharing!! One of the lovely ladies who will has joined the FKE wedding team this summer, just launched her own Etsy shop, Kater Creative. She showed me her mobiles a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn't wait to snap one up for a baby shower I have coming up! It is going to be the PERFECT addition to their nursery, and I can't wait to give it to my good friends!
Happy shopping everyone!!
*All photo's used above are curtesy of the corresponding Etsy shops. Click on the picture to check out their site.*