Category: print

Fingerprint Heart Art Made from YOUR Fingerprints

Happy Friday! Our giveaway series this month has been pretty awesome so far! I mean, at any given moment there are five or more items being given away to the coolest people on the planet (our dear readers) + handmade by the best artists in the biz! Does it get any better than that? Anddd…. we have another wonderful giveaway up our sleeve! Have you seen this unique fingerprint heart art made from your fingerprints? It’s a pretty neat idea by Flutterbye Prints that can be used as a wedding gift and/or a guest book alternative. This isn’t any fingerprint art, though: unlike others, this is made from your ACTUAL fingerprints. You send ’em in and Amie turns them into beautiful works of art! Read on to see some examples and enter for a chance to win one of your very own!

Fingerprint Heart Art

fingerprint heart art

fingerprint heart art

Giveaway: Fingerprint Heart Art

o Enter between 8/8/14-8/14/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/15; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner will receive one (1) custom fingerprint art print made from your fingerprints by Flutterbye Prints. The winner will receive directions about taking and sending their fingerprints.

fingerprint heart art poster

About the Prize from Flutterbye Prints: “This custom print is a perfect detail for your wedding. It can be used as a wedding guest book alternative or for a beautiful keepsake of your important day. I use your own prints to create a custom fingerprint portrait customized with your details and colors. The size of the print is 11×14 inches. *Frame not included.”

o Winner has 6 months to use prize
o Prize value: $62; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo
-E.

Typewriter Wedding: 16 Creative Ideas (+ FREE Printable!)

Hi, loves! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, you’ll really love today’s post! We’re featuring sixteen (creative) typewriter wedding ideas! You read that right: typewriter wedding. I mean, honestly, you can incorporate ANY theme into your wedding (we proved that fact awhile back). A typewriter inspired wedding is vintage-y, ties in a black and white color palette, and uses authentic finds like vintage typewriter keys and the classic black ink typewriter font in your paper goods. We’re about to unleash a plethora of pretty amazing handmade wedding finds for your big day that we think you’ll love… PLUS, there’s a FREE printable inside! From our heart to yours. Enjoy!

Typewriter Wedding Ideas

1. Vintage Typewriter Cuff Links

For the groom + groomsmen. And Dads.

vintage typewriter wedding cuff links

joy sparks designs

2. Simple Save the Date

Announce the happy news!

typewriter wedding save the date

marie chang designs

3. Typewriter Wedding Invitation

For guests. Gear ’em up!

typewriter wedding invitations

marie chang designs

4. Escort Cards

For finding their seats.

typewriter wedding escort cards

papel lindo

5. Typewriter Origami Heart Favors

Handmade favors – level: origami.

handmade typewriter wedding favors

emerald cut

6. Favor Boxes with Typewriter Tags

Or these favors are pretty cool, too.

typewriter wedding favor tax and boxes

bug and bear design

7. Ring Box

For the rings.

vintage inspired typewriter wedding ring box

miss vintage wedding

8. Confetti Bags

For tossing at the happy couple!

confetti bags with typewriter wedding tag

sepia smiles

9. Programs

For the guests to see what’s coming up next.

typewriter wedding program

kendra dolson

I am sort of in love with the inside of this, too. Take a peek!

typewriter program

kendra dolson

10. Menu

For the dinner selection.

typewriter wedding menu

howlcreativeco

11. Typewriter Place Cards

For guests to find their seats.

typewriter wedding place cards

as a paper doll

12. Typewriter Place Card Holders

Oh, these are cute! For holding the place cards upright.

typewriter wedding place card holders

weddingstar

13. Typewriter Guest Book Poster

For guests to sign. Then, display in your home.

typewriter wedding guest book poster print

helloam

14. Typewriter Initial Ring

For you.

typewriter key ring

gwendelicious

15. Initial Bracelet

For the bridesmaids.

typewriter key bracelet

dittydrops

16. Typewriter Thank You Banner

Take a photo at your wedding, each of you holding an end. Use the photo in your thank you cards!

thank you typewriter wedding banner

take flyte farm

FREE PRINTABLE: Typewriter Wedding Guest Book Sign

Our favorite idea? The typewriter wedding guest book! Set up a guest book table with a vintage typewriter, paper, and a sign that asks guests to ‘sign’ your guest book by typing a note. Here’s an example:

typewriter guest book

via

You can find vintage typewriters at estate sales, garage sales, or Ebay.

Get a free printable!

We’ve created a free printable sign for you to use. Just print, frame (the print is 5×7) and place at your guest book table. So easy! Click here to download the file.

free printable sign

download here

What do you think of this theme?

xo
-E.

7 Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! We received this question from bride-to-be, Lana, who asks, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning my wedding and my parents have been so helpful, especially my mom. She has been helping with every DIY detail, even taking some of the bigger projects (my centerpieces) to eliminate my stress. I want to thank my parents for all they’ve done for our wedding; any advice?” Fantastic question! You can never thank your parents enough for all of the wonderful things they’ve done for you, and your wedding is no exception. Whether they are contributing their time, money, support, or they’re just being totally awesome per usual, it’s important to thank your parents at your wedding. In this post, we’re sharing some of our favorites ways to thank your parents at your wedding PLUS we’re giving away one of our favorite finds by Paper Street Press!

P.S. This is a must-have photo! Pin this for later! (Hover mouse over photo and click ‘pin it’.)

must-have photo for your wedding! bride and groom kissing, parents kissing. photo by jessie alexis via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding

photo: jessie alexis photography

Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding

1. Present Them with a Heartfelt Art Print

Give them a personalized gift at the wedding, like this custom thank you art print by Paper Street Press.

parents thank you print by paper street press (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)thank you print parents wedding (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

paper street press

It will be a memorable gift they’ll display at home and cherish for years to come.

2. Include a Note in the Ceremony Program

If you’re having a ceremony program, include a note inside it thanking your parents for their love and support.

3. Recreate One of Their Wedding Photos

Flip through their wedding photos and ask them about their day. Find a photo that includes your parents and your grandparents from their wedding; have it recreated at your own wedding.

Recreate a photo from your parents' wedding day! (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

spotted via pinterest

4. Include a Thank You in your Menu

Include a note in your menu at your reception showing your gratitude.

thank you menu (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

paper street press

5. Handwritten Thanks

Present your parents with a card or letter as a thank you. For a card, write a few lines inside with specifics of why you’d like to say thanks at your wedding. If you’d like to include a longer letter, consider something along the lines of “remember when” where you write things you’re thankful for, whether before or during the wedding planning process.

6. Thank You Gifts

Present your parents with gifts of thanks. A few examples include jewelry…

mother bangle bracelet gift idea (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

georgie designs

… these mugs…

father of the bride mother of the bride mugs (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

susabella

… or a handkerchief.

wedding handkerchief dad (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

embroidery collection

7. Enjoy the Day

And, last but not least, enjoy your wedding day. Your parents want you to be happy and savor every moment of your wedding day. You (and presumably they) have put lots of time and energy into this day, so make sure you show your appreciation by enjoying it. Practice these wedding acts of kindness and be gracious to all who help you make your day wonderful. Oh, and it goes without saying: never be a bridezilla. It doesn’t look good on anyone. And, be sure to say thank you during the planning process.

P.S. I love this cute photo of the bride’s parents!

cute photo of brides parents (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

photo: samm blake via style me pretty

Giveaway: Thank You Print for Parents

Now that you have some ideas on how to thank parents at your wedding, it’s time to win a lovely gift! We’ve teamed up with Paper Street Press to offer a custom art print to one lucky reader (as seen below and above in #1).

About the Prize

Kleenex not included! Bring your mama to tears with these personalized, sentimental wedding-day gifts. You will receive a unique pair of fully-customized 8″ x 10″ prints; one for each set of parents. Additional prints are available for just $10 each.

o Enter between 5/15/14-5/21/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Personalized Pair of Parents Thank You Prints
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/22; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $40 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo,
-E.

Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

When we talked about wedding gift ideas from a to z, we showed you how smitten we were with non registry wedding gifts. I love the wedding registry just like the next girl (BB&B was my registry store of choice), but there are some gifts you simply can’t find in big box chains… namely, handmade! Emmaline Bride is the handmade wedding blog and we strive to promote the best in handmade wedding gifts, decor, attire, and more (see The Marketplace). Today we’re sharing a handful of our favorite non registry wedding gifts to inspire you. Which one is your favorite?

Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

1. Custom Couple Cake Topper

A cake topper that looks like the happy couple! It makes a great decorative piece afterward, too.

custom couple cake topper via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

lovebirds, photo: leah cruikshank photography

2. Custom Couple Paper Art

I just added this to my own personal wish list. How cute are these paper cut-outs?

custom couple art via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts
custom couple paper art via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

year of the bloom

3. Personalized Wedding Song Art

Turn the couple’s favorite song or first dance song into a work of art.

personalized 3d wedding song art via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

suzyshoppe

4. Wedding Server Set

This vintage server set can be used at the wedding – and beyond.

wedding cake server forks set via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

wooden hive

5. State Themed Cutting Board

We picked Michigan for this example (obviously, we’re smitten with the mitten) but every state is available for this cool cutting board gift.

michigan cutting board via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

aheirloom

6. Personalized Art Print

One of my favorite non registry wedding gifts is a personalized art print. Art is the perfect addition to your new nest.

framed art print via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

michael dexter design

This one is being given away! See the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

personalized wedding art print via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

michael dexter design

7. Personalized Wedding Quilt

These personalized wedding quilts are a neat idea. Guests can sign the quilt squares as a makeshift guest book (if the couple wishes).

wedding-quilt via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

sewemg

8. Tea Towels

Cute tea towels are the finishing touch to a kitchen themed gift. For example, there’s a set featuring “You wash, I’ll dry”…

you wash ill dry tea towels via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

…”you cook, I’ll clean…” (this one is ideal for me — I hate cooking, LOVE to clean; hubby loves to cook, thank goodness!)

you cook ill clean tea towels via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

And, of course a simple “Mr. and Mrs” set…

mr mrs tea towels via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

blackbirdtees

9. Personalized Wine Rack

A sturdy, totally-handcrafted wine rack is an awesome gift idea for the newlyweds.

personalized wine rack via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

vetrina del vino

10. ‘Firsts’ Champagne / Wine Gifts

I like these champagne and wine gifts which are opened at specific times, like their first anniversary or first big purchase. Fun idea!

first anniversary champagne box via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Giftsfirsts wedding wine box via Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts

rachelrperry

xo
-E.