Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Last week was a long week. Lots of jobs to finish up and lots of things to celebrate such as engagements and anniversaries ;) One of our greatest accomplishments (to date) are the save-the-dates for the barmtizvah we have been working on. These invitations have been our labor of love for the past few weeks, so we are excited for everyone to finally see them. Here are the final cards.

Wishful Singing

So sometimes while we're working away, Lisa and I like to turn up the music and pretend we're a couple of rockstars. Super hot chicks who can sing and tie a mean ribbon at the same time. Depending on our mood, the tunes we croon to range from the likes of Pat B. to Ella Fitz to, well, yes, Extreme's "More Than Words." Don't judge, it's a diddy very close to our hearts.

Well today's morning stroll down the online video trail of FaceSpace led me to Lisa Hannigan's video for "I Don't Know." It was as if I were looking into a mirror. Hot chick singing while making pretty paper thingies. Ok, so maybe Lisa's and my voices don't quite have the same pixie dust effect of Ms. Hannigan's. Nor would we ever sport a red felt bowler hat. But if Farewell Paperie were to ever become a famous Irish folk singer/songwriter duo, this is what I imagine our video would be like.

I'd give anything to cut paper like that.

} jp-c

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We had the time of our lives, Patrick.

People are memorializing Patrick Swayze in so many unique ways, we couldn't help but post some of these special tributes. (Yes, the 3rd picture is a tattoo.)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bar Mitzvah Save the Date Cards

Even though we are still working on these Save the Dates, we wanted to post some pictures of the production from last night. Special thanks to Berwyn who let us use his large press.


Berwyn mixing the ink

This is Berwyn's press. It's pretty sweet.

Here is the plate locked up and ready to press.

Rolling the paper through the press.

The finished print.

Stay tuned for the finished invitation.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lovely Lace

We are starting a new invitation suite for a wedding in January. The bride wants the invitations to feel classy and glamorous. She sent us examples of what she likes and most of the invites had lace or damask on the paper. That led us to research different forms of lace, and we must say, what we found was quite interesting. Of course we would like to highlight paper forms of lace (since this blog is mainly about our paper inspiration) but here are some examples of lace that are made out of unconventional materials.

This was made in a fence. Crazy!

The skulladay blog posted this last year.

One of the subtler but more beautiful designs at the Milan 2008 Greenenergy Design show was Antonio Citterio’s ‘Lace’: tiled architectural cladding that’s designed for user well-being and ecological preservation.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Soapbox Derby!

This past Saturday Jen and I decided to take the day off and go to the Atlanta Soapbox derby. It was held at 10th Street right by the park, so it was easy for us to walk over and get a good seat. Keep in mind, when we say "seat" we mean posting two camping chairs on the sidewalk, to hold our place while we went to go look at the cars. After taking pictures of the participants we walked back to our chairs, folded them up, then squeezed our way towards the front of the barriers so we could be right up by the track. We heard several loud gripes about our place holders, but we knew these people were just jealous because they didn't think of such a smart idea. It was really hot on Saturday, so the whole crowd was sticking together as more people tried to squeeze into the crowd. The breathing room got even worse as the cars began to go down the track because everyone was pushing forward to try and catch a glimpse. After an hour of watching the derby, we decided it was too hot to stay. We were completely dehydrated (since our only concern were camping chairs and not food or water) so we left after seeing 15 cars go down the hill. Don't get us wrong, it was a super fun experience, but it would have been smarter to have the derby in October. Here are some pics we took.