Monday, September 30


Something sweet was going on in September, it seems just about everyone wanted to know about cakes this month!

With the spooky season just around the corner, lots of people wanted to know how to make their own halloween wedding cake. So we have some goolish inspiration for you. We're loving this classic cake from Bittersweets in Stow Ohio, just a traditional wedding cake done in reverse - and a skull for decoration.

Drizzling red icing or strawberry syrup over a classic wedding cake quickly turns it into something very freaky, this one even has a brain! Via Cake Central. Or how about red icing with dark chocolate drizzle, yum, via Offbeat Bride. For a simple DIY idea, decorate cupcakes with these printable tombstone toppers from the 'i do' it yourself shop. Or for the more traditional just go a little bit scary with dark chocolate and red roses, pic via the Knot.

Wedding cakes with folded origami cranes were popular too. You can check out our origami inspiration from last SeptemberSpoon and Fork in Croydon, NSW made this beautiful hand painted version rather than attach origami decorations which is a lovely alternative.

Hello magazine in the UK also announced this month their top 10 trends we should be looking out for in weddings cakes:
  1. Very tall-tiered cakes 
  2. Cakes inspired by the wedding gown
  3. Gold! 
  4. Ribbons and frills 
  5. One big statement flower 
  6. Hand painted cakes 
  7. Sugar flowers 
  8. Edible lace 
  9. Balanced cakes - tiered cakes that aren't stacked directly on top of each other 
  10. Futuristic

Sunday, September 29

printing onto kraft paper

Pic Boots Photography, Brisbane

Printing onto kraft paper is a great way to give items an old, antique look or feel without churning through your ink if you are printing from home.

Packs of brown kraft paper are available from most craft and stationery stores in various shades. As it is thick, it's best to feed one piece of paper at a time into your machine.

The most important thing to remember is kraft paper is obviously darker than normal paper, so it will effect the inks printed onto it. Colours like yellow, orange and brown may not show up well, and other colours will appear different, often much darker than usual depending on how dark your kraft paper is. A simple black design will work best. Remeber there is no such thing as white ink for home, (and indeed professional printing unless it is a special process) so anything white in you're design will be the background colour of your paper.

Picture: Telegram Guest Book

Friday, September 27

vintage telegram range

Due to popular demand we have extended the vintage telegram range. It now includes a full stationery range including rsvps, thank you notes, and tags.
You can create this cute wedding stationery with our unique designs.

The aged paper look is all part of the file, no special paper required! Or we can supply you with a blank background so you can print straight onto kraft paper.

Available from the i do it yourself shop.

Tuesday, September 24

kids corner : rustic 1920s

I thought we'd try something a little bit different today - and a bit of an announcement. We're expecting! Yup, Im due to pop in a couple of months and of course it's been baby, baby, baby on the brain constantly. After being part of a few baby forums over the last few months I've heard a lot of new parents struggling with their nursery design so I thought it might be nice to introduce some nursery mood boards to the blog.

This months board follows our theme of 1920s rustic. Hope all the mums to be find it inspiring and we'll try to do one each month to give you some more ideas.

Credits: Hand Carved Children's Nursery Rabbit US$12 from Eight Boards Farm, London black 17in wall clock US$85 from Abelo Clocks, Rylee's nursery room by Kelli Murray with crib $25 from craigslist and pom poms from Pom Love. Adorable pin cushion elephant US$25 from Julia Wine.

Rustic nursery rocking horse via Onto Baby, vintage wooden block US$7 from Nevermore Gifts, vintage telegram birth announcement from iDIYjr, and printable faux chalkboard nursery poster from iDIYjr. More loveliness from Kelli Murray with butterflies from Bugs Loft.

For a little baby shower inspiration we loved this image and the idea of pegging up some baby clothes and toys - too cute.

by Jennifer Jones Photography

Saturday, September 21

steal that style : nichola and hugh

If you loved the look of Nichola and Hugh's rustic 1920s wedding, here's how to get it:
  1. Dotted Bridal Cap, US$245 by Melinda Rose Design
  2. Antique Early 1900s  Scales, US$49.50 from Second Wind Antiques
  3. Vintage underwood typewriter, US$125 from  The EmaE74
  4. 1920s wedding dress US$495 from  Salvato Collection
  5. Wedding Wands with bell ribbon US$56 from Craft Up Your Life
  6. Vintage Telegram and Vintage Peacock wedding invitations $30 printable files from 'i do' it yourself

Thursday, September 19

real wedding : nichola and hugh

Today we have another beautiful real wedding to share from lovely customers Nichola and Hugh. Their country ceremony and reception with 1920s theme was captured by Sheer Image Photography.

Held at Hermitage Hill in Wellington, (369 km north-west of Sydney) the converted grand old hospital was a magnificent setting for the day.

Nichola's dress was the real deal - a 1920s find. The vintage vibe was carried through with gorgeous little touches such as the old typewriter and sweet scales.

After the ceremony the wedding party headed into town for some great photo opportunities by abandoned shopfronts and the train track. Rusty corrugated iron and brick walls provided great backdrops.

Tuesday, September 17

rustic 1920s dessert bar

The dessert bar trend is still going strong and there are some gorgeous ideas for a rustic 1920s styled table. Vintage frames and chalkboard signs. Antique boxes, suitcases and wicker baskets for display. Traditional glass cake stands and old fashioned style jars filled with sweets. We love the idea of an old set of scales too.

Credits: Shabby chic candy bar with burlap and lace via Kara's Party Ideas. Naomi and Robin's vintage candy buffet via Polka Dot Bride, antique scales via The Lane, 'Love is Sweet Please Take Some Treats' printable wedding sign from 'i do' it yourself, wedding favour bags from Bright Bride, gorgeous glass jar from Lily and Bramwell.

Saturday, September 14

something new : wedding signs

We have a gorgeous new range of wedding printables in the shop today. Lots of pretty faux chalkboard signs all available as instant downloads. Quick and easy projects to add a stylish finishing touch to your wedding decor.

Available from the 'i do' it yourself shop.

Wednesday, September 11

gatsby accessories

Flapper inspired bridal headband, US$320, by Twigs & Honey

Gatsby themed 1920s weddings are all the rage so let's take a look at a few of our favourite etsy sellers and their gorgeous new gastby inspired accessories.

Gold flapper style lace and pearl headband, US$19, by bethany lorelle
Pearl bridal necklace, US$72, by Something Jeweled

1920s bridal headband, US$110, by EM Bridal 

Sunday, September 8

rustic cake display

We're just loving this rustic wedding cake display! Who'd have though some old crates could look this gorgeous. Photo by Orange Studio’s Kent Lazarraga photography

Thursday, September 5

Back to the 1920s for a little more vintage inspiration this month.

Credits: antique camera, floral table arrangement via One Wed, vintage typewriter via Once Wed, scalloped 1920s Vintage Style Flapper Wedding Dress from BHLDN.

A vest and bowtie for the groom, pic via Ruffled, champagne, vintage telegram invitation from 'i do' it yourself. The Party is This Way sign from 'i do' it yourself. 1920s inspired dessert table via Karas Party ideas.

Colour palette: sand, black and grey

Monday, September 2


Always a nice way to start the month - a mention in a magazine. UK publication Made In Paper, featured our chalkboard frame seating chart in their Spring issue. Have to say it looks pretty fab on that hot pink background! Thanks guys.

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