We were thrilled to be invited to work with the very talented Janel Ellefsen of Occasions, for a spread in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of Seattle Bride Magazine!   Inspired by Janel’s vision to create a contemporary nod to Seattle nordic heritage, we created a suite of paper-goods and accessories rich in color and pattern to suit the rustic summer setting.  The result was a gorgeous, lush setting with a warm sense of tradition and gathering.

The invites, featuring a traditional Norwegian rosmal pattern of colorful flourishes combined with a  mix-n-match of bright geometric prints, made for a playful pairing, while touches of cherry wood and borders of flax linen completed the look.  For the day-of details, carved pine flower place cards secured the napkins, and  sweet striped twine and wood button embellishments on  the favors worked to impart the natural Nordic elegance and stylish simplicity of her setting. The rustic  nuance of The Foundry offered the perfect backdrop and atmosphere to compete the look.

Check out the full spread in Seattle Bride Magazine.

Skål!  (Cheers!)

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Check out this link to a spectacular and thoroughly unique wedding featuring Paper Moxie custom invitations and paper goods! A beautiful couple with a wonderful sense of style and a great team of vendors who knew how to capture and showcase their personality perfectly. We had a love affair with their style ~ it was so much fun to work with a couple who were appreciative of details and elements that makes an event so personal. Love the cat & dog program fans and bits of humor throughout an otherwise elegant affair. Kudos to Lisa Chambers of Chambers and Company (Seattle), and the Sodo Park venue & team, as well as the spectacular shots from Michele M. Waite photography. Truly a winning combination! http://greenweddingshoes.com/sodo-park-seattle-wedding-sarah-parker/

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The peacock’s plume made it’s debut a few years ago, flaunting an extravagant shape and a popular rich teal and copper palette. But the more familiar, everyday quill might be it’s modern, contemporary update. Both structured and soft, it can be grouped and overlapped for an abstract massing, or used as a singular form, stark and strong and highly graphic.

Outside of printed pattern, adorned feathers make wonderful stationery motifs, breathtaking event decor details, and personal style statements. They suit both a romantic, ethereal softness or an organic, earthy edge.

While the bird motif may have come and gone, the feather itself may now take flight.VS fashion
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Seems you can’t go wrong with kraft. Several events this season made great use of the paper most widely used by brown-baggers in school cafeterias or on a UPS truck. But don’t let that drab exterior fool you! This fibrous staple offers a virtual cornucopia of styling options: Organic Elegance, Industrial Chic, Eco-Centric, Primitive Folk, Urban Quirk, Vintage Funk….it adds texture and personality to any design. Dress it up with a border of metallic, or keep it real with it’s appeal to nature, it’s oh-so perfect neutrality will happily pair up with any palette. It comes in several weights, thick to thin. I love using the heavy, 1/8″ thick board to create a substantial base.P1130608

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Revising my website gave me a chance to pause and ponder over the last seven years of creativity. Each invitation brings back memories of the events we’ve introduced, and the people we’ve been introduced TO.  It is overwhelming to sense the number of stories behind the paper  ~ joyful couples heading down the aisle,  families in bloom with new babies, feeling clients become as familiar as friends, and appreciating the anticipation of a child’s first birthday.  Each year is a new game. Every event is a day up at bat.  A chance to hit a home run and make an extraordinary play. We look forward to showcasing our 2013 events on the site soon!

 


25Apr

New Website

Paper Moxie would like to announce our new, and hopefully, improved website.  This site should be more responsive to whatever technology you choose to browse.  Please take some time to look at our updated portfolio.  Note – the portfolios might take some time to load on 3G devices as we tried to balance detail with mobile performance.  Enjoy! Go ahead and give us some feedback at sheryl@papermoxie.com .