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Designer Spotlight: The Spotted Olive

This week we bring you an insider’s look at the design process behind best-seller The Spotted Olive. We asked her to describe her typical day and how the inspiration she finds incorporates into her outstanding designs.  Q : Take us through a typical day designing. A : As my business has grown, there are fewer opportunities for full days of designing. Every day can be so different with some days where I am exclusively working on ...

Free Printable: Don’t Call The Bride

Wedding days are stressful, especially for the bride and groom. It seems as if everyone has a question or needs a minute of your time while you’re supposed to be relaxing and getting ready. Create an insert to include with your wedding stationery so your guests, vendors and bridal party have all the important numbers to call instead of stressing out the bride. This simple printout could save you from a big headache and unnecessary ...

Black and White Graduation Party

Congrats, graduate! You’ve made it through your academic career, and although there may have been a few bumps in the road, you are well on your way to receiving your diploma. Hosting a graduation party is a great way to celebrate this huge milestone. Graduating from high school or college only happens once, so mark this milestone with family, friends, and a great party. Here is our idea for a great black and white graduation party to ...

Bride-to-BEE Bridal Shower!

Congratulations on your engagement! You have found the one person you are meant to BEE with and can’t wait to start the rest of your life with them. Before all the I do’s happen, plan a sweet bridal shower party that will get family and friends excited for the main event. Break the traditions of floral and feminine bridal showers with a creative theme that will set your bridal shower apart from others. Shop bridal shower ...

Wine Exchange Party

Instead of hosting a White Elephant Party this Holiday season, consider hosting a Wine Exchange! Invite guests to wrap a bottle of their favorite wine in a festive bag or paper to participate. Once the exchange has taken place, have each guest open his or her bottle and let the original gift giver explain why the wine is his or her favorite (Was it the wine she drank on the first date with her husband? Does it pair really well with a ...

Graduation Party Ideas for Medical Professionals

Ditch the cap and diploma decorations and celebrate the graduation of a new doctor or nurse with a party that highlights their field of study. The new graduate is sure to get a kick out of a themed party, all while being honored for their hard work and commitment. Graduation party Inspiration Choose an invitation that reflects their degree, like this Gold Caduceus Invitation by Noteworthy Collection — FineStationery.com Bake heart ...

Children’s Party Trend

It’s no surprise that the FineStationery.com family loves celebrations… so when we spot a new party & celebration trend, we couldn’t be happier! Personalized party hats are gaining popularity for kid’s birthdays — especially first birthdays! These fun hats make the perfect party accessory, whether they are worn by the guest of honor, or simply set out for display at the party. A special keepsake hat makes a ...

Writing a Love Letter from the Heart

Finding the right words to express how you feel can be a real challenge. Here are a few tips on how to translate your love and admiration into a letter your mate is sure to treasure for years to come. Select a nice piece of stationery for your note, something that will stand the test of time. For Valentine’s Day you might want to select a seasonal design with a passionate red or sweet pink, but there is also something very intimate ...

Friday Finds and Fine Pin

Congratulations! We’ve made it through the first full work week of 2012! For those who have this coming Monday off in honor of Martin Luther King Day, enjoy your long winter weekend. With the holiday season behind us now, we’ve been thinking about all the great things that this new year will bring. What are you celebrating this year? Perhaps a wedding, a new baby, or a graduation? No matter if you’re celebrating a ...

How to Write a Gracious Thank You Note

How to Write a Gracious Thank You Note Whether you want to thank someone for a gift, a meal or for being a good host, sending a thank you note is an excellent way to convey your appreciation. Here are a few tips on how to give your gratitude graciously: Before you start writing your note you’ll want to invest in quality stationery. Receiving a handwritten note in the mail is such a delight and for the note to be written on a beautiful note ...

Wedding Invitations: Getting Started

Choosing your wedding invitation is one of the many fun experiences you will go through when planning your big day. What’s important to remember when selecting your stationery is that the invitation will be the very first glimpse at the overall theme and feel of your wedding day. The color scheme, formality and tone will all be introduced to guests in one single envelope. No pressure, right? Don’t fret — our dedicated and experienced ...

Unique Party Idea: Cake Decorating

Put a fun spin on the next birthday party, bridal shower or baby shower you host by turning the event into a cake decorating party! Bake small, individual cakes for each guest (this works best if you’re having a small get-together), and provide several icing colors, icing piping bags and tips, and decorating embellishments. Each guest can design their own cake, and then admire the other creations before or after gifts are opened....

New Twist on Cupcakes

It seems as though every dessert table features cupcakes — and who could resist? They are so cute, easy and fun to decorate, and simple to make! If you’re looking to change things up a bit at your next event, look no further than the Cupcake Push-Pop. Do you remember the ice cream push-pop treats that came from the Ice Cream Truck? The same idea applies — simply push up on the stick to dispense two mini cupcakes with ...

Beautiful Fiesta Wedding in Mexico

This stunning wedding, featured on Style Me Pretty back in April, is the perfect eye candy for today — Cinco de Mayo! The wedding took place in Sayulita, Mexico, and is full of beautiful details and color. A relaxed fiesta style reception would be perfect for those of you celebrating your wedding in the beginning of May. A rehearsal dinner would also be the ideal event for a fun fiesta theme....

Wrapping Up Royal Wedding Week

To wrap up a week of Royal Wedding themed posts, I’d love to share a bit of the excitement and fun we had at the FineStationery.com office today. Many of us were wide awake and glued to our television sets early this morning as coverage of the event began. We watched the arrival of the dashing Princes, the beautiful Mother of the Bride, the always elegant Queen, and then the stunning bride in lace. We arrived at the office with much ...

A Sock Monkey Birthday Party

This adorable sock monkey themed birthday party was featured on Shutterbug and the Sweet Life a few months back, and I couldn’t resist posting it. It’s just too sweet! The vintage sock monkey toy is great inspiration for color, style and texture. Turn your little monkey’s birthday party into an extra fun time with this iconic toy....