Thank you for all of the love and support this little corner of the internet has received over the past several years. As friends and family members were getting married, their weddings fueled the inspiration for this blog. But as seasons of life change, my focus, along with those nearest and dearest, shifted away from the wedding planning stage and I began to neglect this blog.

I have decided to indefinitely retire Calligraphy by Shannon in an effort to pour my attention into my lifestyle blog The Scribble Pad where I will be merging past and future inspiration boards and parties. You will still be able to place orders for calligraphy, custom invitations, and hand stamped items through my etsy shop. And as always, you can stay in touch with me under my moniker, The Scribble Pad on my blog, etsy shop, facebook, and even twitter! I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you.

MFB: DIY Website Reply Cards

Happy Friday! I may have mentioned a while back that I'm a cheapskate. This is still true, which is why my fiance and I have decided to nix a paper reply card in lieu of alternate forms of RSVP-ing.

When I was doing some airmail research, I came upon this most excellent invitation suite over at Jeremy + Kathleen. Their suite was absolutely darling, but not in the budget (which is, as I told a man at the jewelry store, is "as close to $1 as I can get").


Not only is this suite Life Aquatic (my favorite of Wes Anderson's generally hilarious films) and airmail inspired, it features a cute no-envelope-nor-stamp-RSVP!



So, of course, I fired up my Microsoft Publisher and set off to make something similar for our wedding. This is what I have so far -- pretty similar, but with a few tweaks.


I'm going to have them printed as postcards at Vistaprint, since I was so happy with how the Save the Dates turned out, and then I am going to ask some *dear* friends to come over with their sharpest pair of shears.

Then, I'm going to use the infamous Airmail Twine to tie the response card to the invitation.

Here's a mock-up I did using the dimensions of the postcard from VP, but with the sides snipped, and the rubber tag from my CVS Green Bag Tag that I removed, so that leafy little piece of goodness could fit in my wallet.


I'm on the fence about the size. I will probably make it a bit smaller, though I hesitate to add more cutting to the invitation assembly; cutting is not my forte, and my friends will probably kill me.

Any thoughts from the peanut gallery by someone who decided to do away with a traditional reply card? Any regrets?
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Anonymous said...

I like what you've come up with. looks great :)

molly b. said...

Hi Shannon!

I owe you an apology for just now getting back to you... thank you for commenting on my blog! I love your site and will definitely be back. You have fab taste!


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