At the Edges | The Beauty of Die Cut

You've set the date, picked your colors and penned the perfect words for your wedding or event. You hope your guests delight in opening their invitations and that they are as eager to celebrate the day as you are.  We love exploring ways in which stationery can set the tone for your celebration and at the same time add layers of interest and style.
Setting the mood can be done through your invitation and day-of paper in various ways, including but not limited to printing method, calligraphy, paper texture and thickness, personal monograms, fonts and die cutting. Originally the realm of the cobbler, die cutting was an invention of the Victorian era. Cobblers used the first die cutting machines to efficiently produce leather shoe soles - you can thank them for those perfect size 8 slingbacks. Pairing sweet rose with earth and slate sets the tone for an airy spring fete. Die cutting adds a touch of elegance to this invitation. Rounded, petal like curves mirror the subtle blush rose spray along the sides. 
Lavender vintage style die cut escort cards
Santa Barbara is a floral wonderland in spring with purple sages, milkweed, mountain lilac and long petaled iris. Purple is the perfect homage to the season's glory. We designed and die cut these lace tied escort cards for a wedding planned by Rani Hoover Wedding & Events. The vintage meets rustic feel of the cards on a framed garden wire window is the perfect addition for any countryside wedding.
lavender escort cards for rani hoover event
Die cutting can add a hint of playfulness and fun to your event. A shape can be repeated in interesting and thoughtful ways throughout your decor such as these charming wedding shower invitations. Fastening a tag to each bottle and sealing them with string and washer closure envelopes completed the look!
wine bottle die cut by honey paperA simple die cut circle fits perfectly into most dinner plates and is a lovely way to add a touch of artistry to your table setting. We cut these pink watercolor and calligraphy menus by Sophia Loves Letters
A die cut circle mimics a full moon at this dreamy Red Tail Ranch wedding in Ojai, California. Santa Barbara based calligrapher Sophia Loves Letters created these moody watercolor menus and we cut them to the shape of that most recognizable celestial body. die cut menu
Soleil Events planned this beautiful spring wedding where vintage photos were paired with in-house die cut escort cards. We tied each little bundle with blush hand-dyed silk ribbon. As guests took their cards they were holding not only a beautiful keepsake but a conversation starter as well!
Have a project that could be enhanced with the beauty of die cut? We would love to hear about it!

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