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The Golden Rule of Client Interaction

How can you start having better relationships with clients? Let’s start off this week by getting a show of hands: how many of you have run into a problem of some kind with a client in the past? How many of you have dealt with a demanding client? How many of you have had to […]

November 2, 2017

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The Stationery Pricing Taboo, Part IV

  “You’re more of an artist than a stationer,” my husband said to me last week. I blushed a little bit (little ol’ me? an artist?!) and agreed half-heartedly, but I wasn’t sure. Am I an artist? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I am an artist. And if you’re reading […]

October 26, 2017

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Postage: How it Can Take Your Invitations to the Next Level

Postage. Yikes. How do you choose the postage for your invitations? Does the thought of the post office send your blood pressure skyrocketing? Or do you just walk into said post office and request a roll of stamps? (I sure hope not!) Some of you may be thinking, “Wait, there’s more than one kind of […]

October 19, 2017

Ask The Expert, Sablewood Brides, Stationery, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Weddings

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The Stationery Pricing Taboo, Part III

Now that we understand WHY it’s important to create industry standard pricing, how do other professionals price their work? Well, this week I have a special treat for you: you’re going to hear from other calligraphers and stationers who have struggled with pricing and come out the other side! Everyone has amazing advice for you […]

October 12, 2017

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Why You Should Forge Your Own Path

“You don’t look like a wedding planner,” my college guidance counselor told me. In my head, my jaw dropped. What did she just say to me?! In reality, I cocked my head to the side. I clutched my daily planner so hard my fingers turned white and said in my most passive-aggressive voice, “Oh? How so?” […]

April 21, 2017

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Wedding Stationery Terminology 101

  It’s stationery time! Okay, I may have said that like a Power Ranger. Please don’t judge me. If you’re anything like I was, you’ve already researched so many vendors that you feel like your head might explode. I’m here to make the wedding stationery process as easy as possible, and I think that starts with a little help learning […]

April 13, 2017

Ask The Expert, Design, Illustration, Stationery, Uncategorized, Wax Seals, Weddings

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Just how important are my wedding invitations?

(personal photo time!) marrying the love of my life   Ah, weddings. We all love a good wedding, don’t we? Ask anyone what their favorite part of a wedding is, and you’ll most likely get one of three answers: the flowers, the music, or the location (I’m not going to count an open bar here, […]

April 9, 2017

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Sablewood Weddings: Daniella + Norm

Daniella messaged me in a panic: she had a few last-minute invitations to mail out and was I able to address them for her? She was a local bride, so I told her I would definitely be able to help her out — and immediately broke out in a cold sweat. I hoped that I wouldn’t […]

April 6, 2017

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The next BIG thing in wedding stationery

    I have a problem, and my problem has a name: wax seals. There’s nothing I love more than seeing a big, round disk of wax on the back of an envelope (or on any paper, tbh!) with an imprint of a crest or monogram or other cool image. I’m so jazzed about wax […]

April 3, 2017

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