Lovely in lavender

March 19th, 2010 by jen

Due to popular demand, the “Will you be my bridesmaid?” (maid of honor, matron of honor) cards are now offered in a lovely pale lavender. They are printed with the same metallic gold gocco ink as our original pink cards and paired with a metallic gold envelope for the same vintage chic look.

It’s such a sweet way to ask the special ladies in your life to take part in your wedding!


Click here to purchase at our etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jenuinepaper

Dear Mr. Postman…

March 19th, 2010 by jen

Here’s a fun moving announcement that I designed for a New York couple moving into a new home. It’s a simple and cute way to let everyone know you have a new address. Who knows maybe they’ll get some housewarming gifts in the mail.

Get some goodies!

March 15th, 2010 by jen

** This event has been postponed until April 25th**

The LuxeLife is throwing a pink carpet event this coming Sunday in Century City for some shopping and beauty time. Each attendee will receive a giftbag filled with treats, which includes a little something from Jenuine Paper Company!

(click above to download invitation)

Proceeds benefit that Susan G. Koman for the cure. Happy shopping!

Protect the pretty paper

February 26th, 2010 by jen

When it comes to wedding invitations, there are so many choices to make and it all adds up quickly. A lot of brides ask if inner and outer envelopes are worth the cost. While it is not necessary, I do think that it adds a certain elegance to be able to open your gorgeous invitation untarnished.

The origin of the outer envelope came from when invitations were delivered by hand. The purpose of the outer envelope protect the invitation from weather and handling. I’ve posted this picture of an invitation from my wedding that made it to Australia and back again. This is a great example of the benefits of an outer envelope. Look at the wear and tear on it! It kind a broke my heart a little to see what the invitation went through after all that hard work.

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If you do decide to forgo the outer envelope, I would highly recommend using an envelope liner to at least thicken the envelope. And it’s pretty of course!

A brown and “green” invitation

January 4th, 2010 by jen

I created a fun invitation this past fall for a wedding weekend in San Francisco. This outdoorsy couple chose an earthy color palette of sage green and chocolate brown for their wedding. They had a number of fun events planned for their guests over the course of 3 days and needed a clever way to tie it all together. I incorporated icons from nature to differentiate each of their events.

Many couples are trying to be environmentally friendly when planning their weddings and this is a great example of not having to sacrifice on style to achieve that.

All the paper used was 100% post consumer recycled, 100% carbon neutral, and manufactured with 100% renewable energy. The offset printing, the greenest of printing options, allowed us to use soy-based ink.

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I also created 2 custom stamps to match the nature motif, which I posted  in the Jenuine Paper Zazzle Store. The oaktree stamp in particular has become popular for other brides.

Spreading good cheer!

December 18th, 2009 by jen

Some of our holiday cards have been featured on other blogs this holiday season.
Check them out below!

The Creative Jar Blog

The Creative Jar: “my creativity is my freedom – free time to myself, free to express what I feel and free to have fun. it allows me to take off the many hats i wear and just be what i “want” to be for a while. that is what the creative JAR is all about!”

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Little gray pixel blog

Little gray pixel: “Novelist, journalist, screenwriter, photographer, graphic designer … these are just a few of the pixels that make up the high-resolution jpg of me.”

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Thanks to both blogs for finding me!

Reuse last year’s wrapping paper

December 8th, 2009 by jen

It’s that time of year where I become a wrapping fiend! I love finding gorgeous wrapping paper and I can’t bear to throw out any scraps! A few years ago I found a great way to use those little pieces of paper left over that won’t wrap anything but a thimble.

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Below are instructions to my DIY recycled wrapping paper holiday cards:

Materials needed:

1. Round or square shaped die-cut punchers
2. Glitter pens
3. xyron sticker machine or a glue stick
4. Blank folded card

STEP 1:
Punch as many circles or squares as you can with the left over wrapping paper.
STEP 2:
Feed the shapes through the xyron machine to turn them into stickers
STEP 3:
Peel stickers and space out shapes on front of a blank card
STEP 4:
Use the glitter pen to draw on ribbons and bows to turn circles into ornaments and squares into presents

Seriously so cute! And if you are like my mom and you carefully unwrap gifts given to you to save the pretty paper, then you will have even more for next year!

If you like these but don’t feel like making them, I’ll make them for you! Click here to order some from my Jenuine Paper Etsy Store.

Every gift needs a card

November 19th, 2009 by jen

Visit our etsy store to purchase some Jenuine Paper Co. holiday cards.

Letterpressed stockings! “May your stockings runneth over”

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Gocco printed cards with an homage to the holidays in Los Angeles.

“Happy Hollydays”

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Available at The Jenuine Paper Etsy Store.

A DIY bride

November 18th, 2009 by jen

I recently had a client ask me to create a template for her wedding invitation. She and her fiance wanted to print their invitations at home and do their own assembly. They had 2 wedding receptions planned and needed flexibility to create 2 separate invitations easily. They asked for a modern looking victorian design that they could alter wording and details for each version.

When I saw the final product of the invitation they assembled, I was very impressed! Take a look at their craftiness below:

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A girly invitation for a girly event

November 17th, 2009 by jen

A bridal shower may just be one of the girly events a woman can attend. Its all about women gushing over a bride. What an amazing excuse to create something super feminine. I love the color combination of pink and black. It reminds me of an old fashioned beauty salon.

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Below her name is a little sparkle for added girliness!