DIY Wedding Envelope Addressing Tips

By Joelle of A Charming Occasion

I am so excited to be here today to share some wedding envelope addressing tips for you. As someone who has addressed my fair share of envelopes (I offer hand lettering services through my etsy shop), I have learned a lot about this seemingly simple process.

Depending on the type of wedding you’re having, you may evaluate whether or not you want to hire a calligrapher to address your envelopes for you. This cost can get pretty high up there, so don’t worry if it isn’t in your budget! I am a firm believer that anyone can master the art of handwriting, if you just practice. Here are a few tips to take into consideration when addressing your own invitation envelopes…

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Note from the Editor

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We’re all about dusting off the BBQ and ushering in summer in simplistic style while honoring our troops with family and friends. Celebrations in either the backyard, the beach, or at a cozy campsite. Here’s to a carefree start to summer!

Here are a few fun Memorial Day ideas:

Patriotic printables for your BBQ

A grill themed party with mini grill cake pops!

Medallions to hang from your porch

Taking hot dogs to the next level with a full service hot dog stand

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Happy Friday Julep readers! We’ve been drawn to so many amazing crepe paper designs lately  hat would be perfect for a special bouquet of Mothers Day flowers, wedding, a kids party, or just some pretty decor to welcome in the summer months. Here are a few favorites you need to check out:

Giant DIY crepe paper roses at Studio DIY (image above- amazing, right?)

Gorgeous crepe paper fringe streamers on Oh Happy Day

Colorfulrainbow crepe paper wreath on Fiskars

Crepe paper flower bouquet for Mother’s Day idea on Mommy Page

Beautiful crepe paper chandeliers (perfect for a wedding!) on Style Me Pretty

Huge popsicle pinata for a summer kids party on Oh Happy Day

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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We are having an unusual heat wave here in San Francisco this week – since we don’t have a warm summer, the beach/lemonade/sunbathing/evening ice cream cones are what’s on my mind right now for our small taste of summer this week. Here are some favorite refreshing ideas to keep you cool for summer, or a heat wave!

A homemade lemonade stand (image above)

Make your own watermelon slush

Fun car wash activity for the kids to go through in their bikes

Classic Mint Julep

Make a snow cone party banner

A cool summer hat

Outdoor movie party ideas

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

PS Minted Mothers Day giveaway winner is….

Congrats to…

Please email us at Liz@minted.com to claim your prize!

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storage ideas

Happy Friday Julep readers!  Besides planting and short sleeves, springtime always means a good thorough dose of cleaning, organization and reduce/reuse projects. It helps clear the dust both physically and mentally as we look forward to the lazy days of summer in a more organized and peaceful space. Here are a few fun organization projects seen around the web that we’d love to try sometime:

Beautiful storage unit made from thrifted file cabinets spray painted and topped with plywood (image above)

A great way to store and display your travel keepsakes from family trips

A cute idea for a book caddy using a skateboard

Simple crate and 2×4 mudroom organization idea

An old sweater shelf becomes a useful place to store important documents

Clever way to re-purpose an old ladder to become a bookshelf

This rotating goal list with sticky notes makes so much sense to keep organized each week

An brilliant organization ideas on your to-do list this spring?

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Mothers Day Package Giveaway

 

mothers day giveawayWe’re hosting our very first giveaway here on Julep today! Mother’s day gift giving can be tricky work so this will make one winner’s job super easy. One person  will receive this beautiful package of Mother’s Day gifts from Minted worth about $250 to personalize and give to their mother or a special woman in their life.

Here’s what they’ll win:

1. One Mother’s Day customizable card of your choice

2. One customizable photo journal of your choice

3. One set of personalized stationery of your choice

4. A framed 8 x 10 art print of your choice

5. One set of customizable thank you cards of your choice

Simply pin or share via social media your favorite Julep post to enter to win. Comment below when you have. Continue to read for more details about the giveaway and additional entries…

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It’s been beautiful here in San Francisco so summer is on the mind, even though it’s still a couple months away. With summer comes a slew of beautiful weddings and outdoor parties, one of my favorite parts about warm weather! Here are a few inspirational outdoor event details to check out in planning your own:

A fabric swing

DIY A-frame tents and DIY lace tee pee tents

Long gorgeous tables with cafe lights

Chalkboard signs leading the way

Forest party

Making your own vintage marquee sign  for an outdoor movie night

Amazing seating chart idea for a rustic wedding

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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watercolor
The beautiful watercolor invitation DIY posted a couple days ago has put me in a watercolor mood this early spring. Watercolor is a really popular trend right now that’s extending far beyond paper.  Here’s a roundup of some beautiful watercolor inspiration items for this Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

1. Watercolor dress
2. Watercolor art
3. Watercolor eggs
4. Watercolor ombre pillow
5. Watercolor tea towel
6. Watercolor wedding cake
7. Watercolor scarf
8. DIY watercolor linens

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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easter eggs

Easter is just a week away! It’s time to break out the cartoon of eggs and all the creativity you can muster. Luckily with the internet there is so much inspiration for you to devour. For those of you not willing to roll up your sleeves for dye, here are a few favorite non-dying egg decorating ideas:

Black and white sharpie eggs (image above)
Tattoo calligraphy eggs
Gold leaf bunny eggs
Silk dyed eggs
Watercolor letter eggs
and,
5 secrets to a perfect batch of boiled eggs

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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