Child's Own Custom Toys from Drawings

This image has spread like wildfire on Pinterest. There's something magical about a child's imagination, and the playfulness of a simple drawing. Child's Own Studio has been turning those imaginative doodles and drawings into real life toys since 2007 and we are completely in love.

The creator and master softie-maker Wendy takes time to incorporate every detail, from each finger and toe to every scribble of the nose.

This is the kind of gift that stays with a child for a lifetime, so we encourage parents, family friends, and all to invest in this one-of-a-kind toy. Currently Wendy is booked, but visit this list of other Softiemakers for your order. Congratulations to Child's Own on all the success!

Pin it to win it! Letterpress Holiday Cards Edition

We're thrilled to announce the next edition of Pin it to Win it! This time we're giving away a box set of letterpress holiday cards! Our letterpress cards are printed on a vintage press on 100% recycled paper, and in festive color palettes perfect for sending holiday cheer. To play, just pin any box set from this page of our website or an image from this blog post. Once you have pinned your image, leave a comment below this post with the URL to your pin so we can check it out.

Just like last time we’ll randomly pick one lucky person to win a free box set of 6 cards. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, December 14th. **A winner has been chosen and contacted via email. Thanks for participating and stay tuned for more Pin It to Win It giveaways!

Good luck!

Winter Wedding Roundup

It's getting colder and the days are getting shorter, meaning we're gearing up for the winter months ahead. Snow is falling in many parts of the world creating a gorgeous white backdrop for our favorite winter weddings. There's something very romantic about a winter ceremony, whether it's the peacefulness of the seasons or that friends and family slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. We've gathered a few of our favorite Pins from Pinterest in a Winter Wedding Roundup. Getting engaged this season? Winter is a beautiful time to say "I do," so take a peek at these images for inspiration for 2013.

Photo Credits: Winter Bouquet / Paramount D'Orsays HeelsVintage Lace Letterpress Wedding Invitation / Papineau Calligraphy / Favor Wraps / Elie Saab Dress / Lace Bunting / Cake

Pin it to win it! Holiday Card Edition

Back in September we had a lot of fun running our first ever Pinterest contest for our new letterpress printables. Since the holiday season is fast approaching we thought it would be fun to host another Pinterest contest focusing on some of our custom holiday cards. This time one lucky winner will receive 50 free custom holiday photo cards of their choosing!

To play, just pin any card from this page of our website or an image from this blog post. Once you have pinned your image, leave a comment below this post with the URL to your pin so we can check it out. Just like last time we'll randomly pick one lucky person to win free holiday cards. We'll announce the winner on Friday, November 16th.

*Note that the winner will receive 50 flat custom photo holiday cards (this excludes folded or letterpress cards). Happy Pinning!

To shop our holiday collection, visit our website here!


Thanks for all of your comments and pins! Congratulations to our winner Amy Williams! 

Creative Bug "I made this" Contest

Our friends over at Creativebug have come up with a genius I Made This! Contest that we're certain our Hello!Lucky readers will enjoy. If you like crafting, and if you like Pinterest, then this contest is definitely up your alley. Creativebug is giving away an incredible list of prizes, from memberships to their online workshops, to complete kits of all your favorite projects. Our team is just one of many participants, so there are tons of ways you can get involved. Below is a full list of instructions and just a glimpse of what you can win, but head over to the Creativebug website for more info and terms. Be sure to share your ideas/comments on our blog or on Twitter and Facebook along the way.

To participate in this contest, you must first be following Creativebug on Pinterest, then create a Pinterest board that includes at least 5 projects you have made, or projects on Creativebug that you would like to make, plus an official contest pin from the Creativebug I made this! Contest Board at Call your Pinterest board "I made this!" and then go to Creativebug's blog at enter the link to your Pinterest board and your email address so they can contact you and tell you when you WIN!

To increase your chances of winning, after you build your Pinterest board you can leave a comment on the Creativebug Blog with just your name and email address. You can also visit the blogs of all the Creativebug instructors, and leave a comment on their Creativebug contest posts. Each comment counts as one more entry! (Limit one comment per blog though.) Here's the list of my participating Creativebug pals:

Improv Sewing

Rebecca Ringquist:

Jody Alexander:

Liesl Gibson:

Jill Draper:

Cal Patch:

Rad Megan:

Natalie Chanin:

Courtney Cerruti:

Megumi Inouye:

Heather Ross:

To read the full page o' rules, click here, but in the meantime, start pinning!

Good luck everyone!

Wedding Inspiration Pin Boards

Wedding season may be coming to an end soon, but we know how important it is to plan ahead. Seasonal trends will come and go but once you've chosen your wedding invitations it's easy to create a complete look. We're still busy pinning inspiration around some of our most popular wedding invitation designs. Our Pinterest Wedding Inspiration Boards are a great way to develop a look without aimlessly scrolling through image after image. Whether you're having a bright modern wedding or a rustic, natural wedding, our inspiration boards have lots to offer. Above is a mini collage of our favorite images from our Big Day Inspiration Board. This wedding invitation speaks loudly to our fans, and with the whimsical wording and bold typeface it's a shoe-in for a splashy event.

Photo credits clockwise from top left: Drink Straws / Favor Bags / Wedding Shoes / Big Day Wedding Invitation + Save the Date / Heart Programs

Our Lavender Harvest wedding invitation has all the sweet and delicate details that make a rustic wedding look elegant. Designed by Shelley Laband, its colorful illustrations make coordinating wedding details a cinch. Check out the Lavender Harvest Inspiration Board for more matching decor ideas and lovely photos.

Photo credits clockwise from top left: Lavender Harvest wedding suite / Lavender Boutonniers / Wedding Photo / Lavender Cake / Lavender Lemonade 

Pin It To Win It!

Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are? We're guessing a lot of you may answer yes to that question. So we thought it would be fun to start doing some giveaways through our favorite social bookmarking site. Help us spread the word about our new DIY Printables and one of you will win a set of 20 letterpress printables of your choosing. Bonus points if you tell us what you would use the printables for -- a dinner party, bridal shower, kids birthday party? The options are limitless with these letterpressed beauties.

Here's how it works. Pin one of the photos from this blog post or one of the designs from the printable collection on our site here. Then comment on this post with a url to your pin. We'll choose one winner who will win the product they pinned (if you pin a photo from this post you can tell is which design you'd like us to send you). It's as simple as that! Sound like fun? Let's try it! We'll announce our winner at noon PST this Friday, September 14th.

Thanks to everyone who participated! A winner has been chosen. Stay tuned for more fantastic giveaways!

Photos by the talented Edyta Szyszlo

Giveaway limited to letterpress printable invitations only.

Wedding Invitation Pin Boards

 By now Pinterest has become the most inspirational search engine and idea web on the internet, and we're still amazed by all the style and design popping up every day. We use Pinterest to not only gather inspiration for our own work, but to also give our followers a place to gather ideas for your own use. We've taken our favorite and most popular wedding invitations and curated a collection of inspiration pieces that match the aesthetic of our designs. The best way to start planning a theme for your wedding is to start with paper products - and we've got you covered. Figs is the perfect design for a casual outdoor event, and for all you brides having a cozy, rustic wedding, the Figs Inspiration Board might be the ideal place to gather tips for table displays or floral arrangements. You'll find everything from neutral color palettes to delicious looking treats.

If bright colors are more your style - or if you're planning a desert wedding - check out our Desert Skyline Inspiration Board. We've taken our classic Desert Skyline design and transformed it into a bright and festive picture palette. Here you will certainly feel at home by all the warm sandy backdrops and gorgeous succulent bouquets. Visit us on Pinterest to view more inspiration boards and to find links to all the images above!

Eunice's Pinterest Picks - Happy Spring!

This week I've been getting into the idea of a fun and fresh spring wedding. It all started with the launch of our new wedding invitation lines with the ever fabulous Jacqui Lee & equally lovely Susy Jack*. From left to right and moseying down: Our brand spankin' new save the date from the  Flora & Fauna invitation suite by Jacqui Lee, love this beautiful, beautiful girl - so happy! Details from this adorable wedding (shot by Sweet Little Photographs), this handsome guy is so casually hip (Jenna Trapasso of Red White and Green Photography), and a snappy striped bow tie from Forage. Fun, graphic shoes from BHLDN, polka dot blusher veil from Sibo Designs, this lovely bouquet by Flowerwild (photo by Jose Villa Photography), simple ruffles (photo by Elizabeth Messina), and Flyaway Confetti from BHLDN.   Susy Jacks*' Daisy save the date from her brand new line with us! Love these plaid bows by the Belle and the Beau, and these cute graphic napkins from Merriment Events. Also love this fabric photobooth backdrop from Lena Corwin's gorgeous wedding...and last but not least, how cute would this little vintage beetle be for a getaway car? (Stephanie Williams Photography).

Eunice's Pinterest Picks - Desert Skyline

This week I've been loving succulents, the perfect thing for a romantic desert wedding. Our Desert Skyline invitation would be perfect for the occasion, as would this super cool and minimalist tumbleweed bouquet by JL Designs (photography by Gabriel Ryan Photographers), and fabulous sparkly purse - very 70's disco halter top but in the coolest possible way (photo by Max Wanger from this inspiring Palm Springs weddding). The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs (photo: Lane Dittoe) would make for a hip wedding venue, and I love this bridesmaid's dress (photography by Gabriel Ryan Photographers). Gorgeous and simple cake (from Whole Foods! Photo by Jose Villa), fabulous signs by Lorie Marie from Pretty Little Things, cowboy boots are an obvious shoe choice and a brilliant option for dancing the night away hobble free (Nicole Chatham Photography), these pretty centerpieces by Air Plant Supply Co. (photography by Brandon Kidd), and brilliant dahlia and succulent wedding bouquet recipes from the Wedding Chicks.

Eunice's Pinterest Picks - Art Deco Glamour

Art Deco Glamour

 We've just added our Marquee wedding invitation to our website, an invitation I designed for a fabulous Art Deco inspired wine country wedding, so this week I've been daydreaming about a glamorous 20's era wedding. Darkly romantic florals from Saipua and these gorgeous sparkly shoes (Kallima Photography). I love the drape and details on this Temperley London Jean Dress and this whimsical shooting star headpiece from Rodarte. St. Germain favors with perfect labels from this amazing speakeasy inspired wedding, crystal and chiffon headband by our dear friend Jennifer Behr (who designed my wedding headpiece!). This simple golden cake (via StyleMePretty) is just stunning and Chie Mihara's Stratosphere Mary Janes via BHLDN are both elegant and witty. Art Deco perfection in Coralie Bickford-Smith's foil stamped cover design for the Great Gatsby and of course one must have a bass and banjo player ( The Two Man Gentleman Band ) and a perfect bridesmaid's dress from BHLDN...See my entire Marquee Inspiration Board here!

Eunice's Pinterest Picks

This week on Pinterest I've been mooning over Kris Knight's paintings - the palette, the ethereal clarity - so mesmerizing! I have been generally loving delicate, organic details like this amazing mushroom cake by Erica O'Brien (gorgeous photo by Elizabeth Messina) and the muted creamy colors blended with neutrals in this Parisian rooftop. Also loving florals by Saipua, so painterly, loose and natural! This ring by Eldel Precious, delicate champagne flutes from Joy de Vivre, gorgeous Emannuelle Junqueira dress and, apropos of nothing, Strictly No Elephants which amuses me.

Are you on Pinterest? Find us there or leave your link in the comments- we'd love to see what you're pinning too.

Rustic Wedding Inspiration Board

Cowboy boots and mason jars. We love the little touches that set the tone for a rustic barnyard wedding. We put together an inspiration board full of details and accents that will help get your guests in a down home mood. For more inspiration check out our Elegant Equestrian board on Pinterest, where many of these images were pulled from. We’ll be doing more theme weeks on our blog in the future - if there’s a theme you’d like us to focus on let us know in the comments!

We also asked you (via Facebook & Twitter) what you thought made for the best rustic wedding decor. Here’s what you told us: Sharla - Sheriff badges with wedding date & couples names to adorn cowboy hats. Napkins from brown western bandanas. Wedding favors from my wedding. Ruth Anne - Burlap definitely!!!! One True Love Vintage Rentals - Chippy paint cabinets + farm tables! Juliann - Baby's breath + lace...swoon! Pomp & Plumage - Wheat fields, chalkboards, paper straws and twinkly Shana - Mismatched chairs & burlap tables runners.

Image Credits: 1. Bridesmaids Ruffle Dresses: Crush Cul De Sac  2. Champagne and Kraft Paper Flags: Style Me Pretty 3. Tartan Wrap and Big Bow: Alexan Events  4. Wheat Boutnniere: Wedding Bee 5. Coral and Peach Flowers: Crush Cul De Sac   6. Peach Cake: Martha Stewart Weddings 7. Horse Ribbons: Velvet Strawberries  8. Strawberry and Peach Vodka Popsicles: Endless Simmer 9. Flowers: Martha Stewart Weddings 10. Our Kind of Horse: Style Me Pretty 11. Pendelton Blankets: Country Living 12. Groomsmen: Men of Habit