Sunday, December 26, 2010


I was so pleased to find the cards I designed for JUST CHIC EVENTS featured on PINTREST, a blog about good design. Pintrest is super- cool, as you can see the "inspiration boards" of all sorts of artists, designers, architects,etc. Check it

Friday, December 17, 2010

A thank you card from my new line, and a thank you to everyone who helped my blog through our first year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Elianna and Lauren's Bat Mitzvah Invitation

So happy to see how well my project with Elianna and Lauren has worked out so far. The girls were very excited to see the invitations, which are now in the hands of the guests. I love love love the baby picture stamps. We are moving on to our top secret placecard, program, menu and other design projects. Its going to be a great party!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Two different business cards

A very busy November! I did cards for some great girls. Jill loved her super glam wedding invitations so much, we encored the design on her new business cards ( she's a singer)... and I did die cut round cards for the most adorable new business in LA, THE TRUFFLE PARLOR. Two different looks. I love them both.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Truffle Pops from The Truffle Parlor...

I'm designing letterpress business cards and letterpress hangtags for my oldest friends' new business THE TRUFFLE PARLOR. I think they are going to be die-cut in a truffle shape with pink and chocolate writing. Their truffle pops make great favors and place cards, don’t they? (Allie and Beth had a near sell-out at their first sale to the public! the peanut butter and lemon flavors are amazing!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Save the Date!

In honor of my upcoming anniversary, I thought I would post my Save-The-Date, which I sent as a 2009 calendar to my family and friends. A year later, I still really love it, and I really enjoyed seeing it posted on fridges around town.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jill and Haven's glam invitations...

Jill is a professional singer, and I wanted her to have wedding invitations that are as dramatic and fabulous as she is! These are a combination of letterpress and gold foil and I think they are as glamorous an invitation as Jill is a bride. Love to Jill and her congratulations to her lucky husband, Haven! What a wedding photo! photos of Jill and Haven by

Friday, October 22, 2010

Table Tents

Its a rainy day, and I'm making table tents for Issac's Bar Mitzvah.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Working with Elianna and Lauren...

After our meeting with Eli and Lauren, and a few emails,we are narrowing down our choices and finalizing our fonts! It's lovely to meet girls who are so interested in the details of their B'not Mitzvah, and who enjoy learning about graphic design and the letterpress process. Its going to be fun doing their personal stationery and Bat Mitzvah programs, menus and other surprises.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Double sided, die-cut business cards from Just Chic!

Everyone loves the JUST CHIC EVENTS business cards. Here's how the sheet looks printed, after its punched out, and the actual die used by the cutting machine to make that gorgeous shape..I was so pleased that this card was featured on the OH SO BEAUTIFUL PAPER blog.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A wonderful double Bat Mitzvah...step by step..

I met today with a longtime family friend, Charlotte Garnell, her two daughters and their grandmother Eli, who is visiting from New York. Eliana and Lauren are being B'not Mitzvah in January, and I am so honored to be designing invitations, stationery, favors and other surprises for the girls of such a lovely and talented family. Charlotte is a set decorator and the girls have inherited her love of good design and discriminating eye. They had distinct ideas and a lot of suggestions, and I'm going to have fun incorporating all their ideas into one cohesive look. I'm going to post our collaboration in progress as well as the final products in the next few weeks.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Summer vacation is over....

I'm back after a summer of weddings and printing, printing, printing.
Lauren and Romeo got married in a beautiful outdoor wedding with old world touches. I was so happy they loved their vintage- inspired invitations.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Marshmallow fluff placecards

We made these shower placecards/favors for Erin, a marshmallow fluff-loving bride, with personalized recipes and ingredients on the jar, and a darling engagement photo of Erin and Morgan (from their terrific photographer ERIN HEARTS COURT) as tags. Like Erin and Morgan, I think these favors couldn't be sweeter!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

business cards

My dear friend Helen Antler gave me this vintage business card holder.
It's depression glass from the 30's. So sweet. I designed the cards for my mother.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

wedding program

I like wedding programs to be small so they can easily be tucked into pockets or evening bags. These are three pages, punched and fastened in a fandeck style. Thanks John Solano, for the great picture, and Eddie at TIC-TOCK Couture Floral for the stunning floral background.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

just so chic...

I pressed these two sided business cards for Paola at JUST CHIC EVENTS using her logo, and then had them die cut. They were so much fun to do, and I hope you love giving them out, Paola!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gift Certificates

My new gift certificates are here... the perfect shower, bat mitzvah or birthday present!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I am so proud to be able to contribute PoppyFlowerPress gift certificates to the SHANE'S INSPIRATION PLAY WITH GLEE EVENT on March 27, 2010 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The certificates were chosen as a gift to the cast of my favorite TV show, GLEE, and other VIP attendees, and one is being auctioned in the silent auction.
SHANE'S INSPIRATION is a wonderful non-profit that builds universally accessible playgrounds throughout the US and internationally, working to eliminate bias against children with disabilities. I am thrilled to help them in such a worthy cause. Check them out at

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I was thrilled to see that Just Chic events blogged about my wedding. You can see the pictures from John Solano and comments by the super talented and uber-organized Paola on her website!

Monday, March 1, 2010

napkin bracelets

I wanted a little sparkle with these menus cards. My mom found these stretch bracelets downtown for $.50 cents each. Everyone was wearing them by evening's end. Fake diamonds are a girl's best friend.

Thanks to John Solano for my beautiful wedding day photography!To see more of John's breathtaking work,check out his

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lauren and Simon

Lauren and Simon had such a beautiful wedding. It was a pleasure designing their invitations.(click to see it close up)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Designing these bags and having them printed up with my wedding monogram was a very clever idea, and I would thank the person that suggested it to me, if only I knew who it was. I used them for bridal party gifts, children's favor bags, and for gifts to my family, and still have some left over to use through the year.. a great timesaver!
PS... those darling girls are my cousin Jourdan and my niece Rae Dox Kim, whose name inspired the character RAE (duh) in The Spellman Files Books Series. Read them all. They are brilliant.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

a present for Hayley.

I love printing personal stationary and cards. These notecards were a gift to my sister.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sometimes clients bring me their own designs and I execute them. I think the Hebrew, block and script typefaces work really well together on this invitation. (you can click on the image to see it close up)

Friday, January 22, 2010

There are so many gorgeous choices that you are bombarded with planning a wedding or any sort of party, and I wanted to stay streamlined and disciplined with my design motif and not get carried off in every direction. My mother went wacko with wedding magazines and books when I started my wedding plans,and obsessed over a cake topper she saw in in a magazine. A Swarovski Crystal monogram, what's not to like?She ran off and ordered it as a surprise for me, but the monogram on the top of my cake is in the script she chose, and the monograms everywhere else are the block letters I chose. And you know, much like in fashion, it turned out nice to mix it up a little and not be all matchy - matchy. Here's a picture of my delicious cake from extraordinary cake designer Nancy Kay, and a link to who made this beautiful monogram.You can order your own in script or block letters.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

engagement photos

I didn't really see the need for any sort of engagement portraits, but after a bit of parental prodding, we had some casual photos taken by the fabulously talented Stephanie Kleinman of SDK photo in Los Angeles. I ended up incorporating them into invitations to our wedding brunch,framed as gifts to family members, and on the host table at our reception and at my shower. You could also use them in a guestbook and as thank you cards. In addition, Stephanie put the whole series up on her website so family could order their own prints. Check out her website at (We are so honored that she features on her splash page portraits of our boys Frankie and Oscar!)
click on the photo for a better view.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

time saving tip

Instead of place cards, write the names of your guests on these (or any type) of small envelopes and put their table names or numbers inside. This way, you can accommodate last minute changes, additions and cancellations without rewriting entire place cards. It’s a big time and money saver, especially if you have your cards lettered by a calligrapher, or printed by a designer like me. The night before my wedding, my darling bridesmaids rearranged the tables to make room for some extra guests and changed out the name cards of some flu victims who canceled at the last minute, and no one was the wiser. Lisa Holtzman did this gorgeous calligraphy. To see more of her work, check out
And here's the link to the tiny envelopes you can order at Paper Source:"

I just got married last month, and its been an interesting to say the least, experience for a wedding invitation designer to work with a client as difficult and picky as I am, so I thought I should start this blog by sharing things I learned, the mistakes I made, and those I didn't. I'm going to start with...tada.... what I did right.... I trusted the experts. Much as I would like clients to trust me, when I was out of my element, I trusted the people I hired to do their jobs. Eddie, my amazing florist at TIC TOCK Couture Flowers picked up the ball and ran with it, and it was pretty much a surprise beyond.. "I want it to be mostly white, and I want it to be pretty, and yes I really love feathers". I tried to remind myself not to micromanage him, and the results were spectacular. I think I had the most beautiful Chuppah I have ever seen. Judge for yourself.