August 28, 2015

Designer Spotlight: Design With Heart



All of us here at FineStationery.com are thrilled with the recent decision for marriage equality. We are even more pleased with the launch of a new wedding collection that celebrates love in all its forms. The designer of the line, Jason Bradley-Krauss, took time to answer some of our questions about his inspiration for the line and his ultimate wedding favorites.

How did you get started on this project?
I announced I would grow up to become a graphic designer when I was in the third grade. Design is how I see the world. I’ve worked my entire career as a graphic designer, art director and creative director. My husband, Christopher, and I are going on 20 years together. When we were legally married we were celebrated with an outpouring of love. But many of our friends sent us the exact same card. I noticed how few options people had for buying cards to celebrate the occasion of a same-gender wedding. I like to say “Love lit the creative spark that became Design With Heart.” We say all the things that people want to say, no matter who they are or who they love.

What makes your designs stand out from the crowd?
I was very deliberate about the look and feel of the entire Design With Heart product line. I worked to create a sophisticated, but approachable design aesthetic. Clean, crisp, very editorial in feel.

Where do you look to find inspiration for your designs?
I keep my eyes open all the time! I feel like I’m constantly inspired by the world around me. You never really know when true creative inspiration is going to hit -- maybe the line of a book, the lyric to a song, a great color combination in a magazine. I’m slightly obsessed about with typography and geometric prints. I think I always have been.

Tell us about your special day.
I’m still kind of walking on cloud nine from our wedding in New York City last October. Our wedding was very simple - we got married at City Hall. We had an intimate reception dinner at Bryant Park and then went to the top of the Empire States Building. As a same-gender couple with two children, I found planning our wedding to be a daunting task. That was, until a good friend of mine asked me “what do you want to feel?” I knew I wanted to feel unstressed. I wanted to feel connected to my partner. I wanted to feel the love of my children. I wanted to feel the love of my God. So, we were perfectly happy with a very small wedding with close family members at our side.
Plus, my children melted my heart that day. Our daughter (age 7) wore a gorgeous gown and carried our flowers. Our son (age 10) looked dapper and was in charge of our rings. Truly, it was the happiest day of my life.

Jason and his family after their NYC nuptials


What is your favorite part of a wedding?
There are so many parts of a wedding that I love. I love a good wedding song. A beautiful prayer. A touching scripture reading. Gorgeous invitations. The little details. I guess my very favorite part would be watching the parents dance with their children. I always find myself a little choked-up. That kind of pride, love and tenderness is sort of breathtaking.

Right now, what is your favorite wedding theme?
As long as a wedding theme comes from a place of authenticity, it will be perfect. Right now, I’m very drawn to the color palette of crisp black and white + 1 color. It feels timeless and uncluttered - elegant without trying too hard.

Best wedding favor you've ever received?

We have friends who are musicians. For their wedding favor, they created an entire musical album of original songs for their wedding guests. The music was from the heart, and it really showcased their passions as a couple.

Thank you Jason for answering all our questions and talking wedding with us! We are delighted to featured your wedding suites on our site. Below we have two of the staff favorites from the collection along with some examples for pulling off a wedding to match. Take a look and get inspired.








           






December 8, 2014

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October 8, 2014

Fall into the Holidays Top Picks

Right now on FineStationery.com, fall into the holidays with 15% off your order of $100* or 20% off your order of $150* or more with promo code WONDERFALL. With a sale this good, it's hard to pick what you'll want. We've rounded up our top 5 picks to guide you.

Fall into the Holidays - Top Picks

Top left: Fashion Week Note Pad by Carrie Beth Taylor - As the weather cools down, its time to grab our coats! We love this ultra chic note pad that features amazing watercolor detailed illustration from artist Carrie Beth Taylor, complete with stylish jacket, quilted clutch, and leopard heels. Add your name to make this the ultimate fashion statement.

Bottom left: Silver Foil Garden Flat Card by Real Simple - Send a little bit of love with these darling silver foil pressed note cards from the new Real Simple stationery collection. We love this design because it is simple and can be used year round. Personalizing your name on the card with digital printing makes these foil stationery sets affordable and adorable.

Center: Assorted Letterpress Box Set by Rifle Paper Co. - This set is an essential personal office must have! With 6 different designs for every occasion (birthday, thank you, everyday, love, congratulations, and thinking of you) you will be the most prepared and thoughtful friend around. The thick cotton woven paper and elaborate letterpress hand drawn designs by Anna Rifle make these a great gift to receive in itself!

Top Right: 2015 Desk Calendar by Stevie Streck Designs - A favorite in the FineStationery office and with our customers, this desk calendar is the perfect add on to dress up your desk! Each month features a new design related to that time of year, accented with touches of glitter. A folding easel makes it easy to prop up on a table and display. This makes a perfect gift for anyone with a desk in need of some pizzazz!

Bottom Right: Talk is Chic Mini Journal by Kate Spade - The perfect accessory for anyone on the go. Brainstorming, sketching, and making to-do lists are all made easier with this mini notebook that can be with you at all times so you never forget a thought. The gold foil saying "Talk is Chic" is playful and the black cover makes it go with every outfit!

The Fall into the Holidays Sale ends 10/12 (Sunday!) at 11:59pm EDT. Don't forget to use promo code WONDERFALL to save on these great items and everything else site wide!

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September 30, 2014

The 2014 Holiday Collection is Here!

'Tis the Season! Although Summer is just beginning to wind down, we already have the holidays on our merry minds here at FineStationery. But soon as you know it, the seasons will be changing and we will all have a little more jingle in our step! We are so happy to announce the arrival of our 2014 Holiday Collection - a curated collection of holiday greeting cards, Christmas photo cards, and holiday party invitations from the best designers in stationery and gifts.



Our Curation Process

Our merchandising team has been working vigorously since the Spring on reaching out to our community of designers to get their latest and greatest holiday designs into our headquarters in Wilmington, DE. Then the process of evaluating every single design one by one began. To help guide their decisions, the team put together a trend and design guide to keep the focus simple: fun and festive looks for the holidays for everyone. Developing the perfect collection of trendy products and traditional greetings wasn't easy, but exceeding expectations with great products is what the Well Sent Guarantee is all about. The team looked day in and day out at over 1,000+ submitted designs to make sure every family is happy with the curated selection. We hope you enjoy the final cuts as much as we do!

Our Selection


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Our Holiday Designers:
A Fresh Bunch
Angie Sandy
Birchcraft Studios
Boatman Geller
Bonnie Marcus
Carrie Beth Taylor
Caspari
Celebrations
Checkerboard
Crane & Co.
Ellie Mim's
Haute Papier
Inviting Company
kate spade new york
Kleinfeld Paper
Kramer Drive
McPhersons
Odd Balls
Paper So Pretty
PaperSnaps
PiPo Press
Prentiss Douthit
Real Simple
Rifle Paper Co.
Sandra Magasmen
Smudge Ink
Stacy Claire Boyd
Stevie Streck Designs
Sugar B Designs
Sweet Pea Designs
Tumbalina
Up With Paper
Vera Wang
Whitney English
William Arthur

August 5, 2014

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