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How to Line an Envelope

How to Line an Envelope via Delphine
You will need: a glue stick, and some clean white paper (not newsprint).

How to Lick an Envelope via Delphine

1. Lay the paper out on a table, covering your workspace. You don’t need a lot; just enough to cover the area that a placemat might be.

2. Open the flap of your envelope so that it lies flat on your papered work area on the table.

3. Insert a liner.

How to Lick an Envelope via Delphine4. Center the liner in the envelope. The top of the liner should come just below the glue on the envelope flap.

5. Holding the liner in place, carefully flip the envelope over, and place on the table. Try not to move the envelope too much, to keep the liner from shifting out of position.

6. Lift the envelope flap, exposing the back of the liner.

7. Apply glue to the liner with your glue stick. Make sure to wipe up any glue that gets on the white paper in your work area, or replace the paper as needed, so that you do not get glue on the front of your envelopes.

How to Lick an Envelope via Delphine8. Close the flap over the liner. Rub gently across the flap, to make sure the liner adheres evenly to the flap. You can use the bottom of the glue stick for this, or the heel of your hand.

9. Store lined envelopes laying flat, with the flap remaining open. Let glue dry. Do not close the flap until you are ready to seal the envelope.

How to Line an Envelope via Delphine

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Haute off the Press: Citron, Champagne and Kraft Floral Julian Wedding Invitation

floral julian wedding invitation in citron and champagne ink with kraft envelopeOoooh, these are two of my very favorite color combos! Wedding invitations printed in citron ink paired with champagne … and rustic chic kraft envelopes printed with metallic champagne ink. J’adore, as Mémé Delphine would say. The design, Julian, was named after pretty California wildflowers spotted in the Julian mountain area, and I think it’s a great choice for a garden wedding.

kraft envelope printed with metallic ink in champagne for wedding invitation a7 sizeThe metallic ink on kraft envelope is so charming, isn’t it? I especially love it with white calligraphy. {pats self on back}.

//photos by Delphine

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Pretty New 2012 Postage Stamps

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cherry blossom postage stamp 2012Pretty postage stamps really dress up an envelope. They’re especially nice on plain envelopes — a little touch of color goes a long way. I am loving the new 2012 postage stamp designs. I haven’t had a chance to pick up the cherry blossom ones yet, but I’ve already used up all the weather vane, bonsai, and red love stamps shown in the photo here! Time to head back to the post office.

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Behind the Scenes at our Chevron Picnic Photo Shoot

blue and white backyard picnic ideaEarlier this summer my dear friend Cyd came to visit. Technically, her visit was supposed to be purely vacation, but we managed to sneak in a quick photo shoot/picnic. You can see the Backyard Picnic photos on her blog.

A lot of styled photo shoots you see on blogs are just for show, but we wanted to actually have a little picnic party to introduce Cyd to my SoCal friends. The second Jennifer Dery was done snapping photos we all dug into the yummy food.  When it got dark we moved the party over to the fire pit and made s’mores. The evening was truly one of the biggest highlights of my summer.

Orange salad with mint and onions

One of my favorite things to serve for summer picnics is Orange Salad. We’re super lucky to have orange trees in our backyard, so we make it a lot. It’s refreshing and delicious for summer get togethers.


INGREDIENTS: 12 fresh oranges, 1/2 onion, 1 tsp. sea salt, fresh mint

DIRECTIONS: Slice oranges into small wedges (use a paring knife to remove all rind and membrane). Slice onion into very thin ribbons. Put in bowl and add salt. Toss gently. Sprinkle fresh mint leaves on top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Some behind the scenes shots from the Backyard Picnic photo shoot, which was inspired by one of our newest wedding invitation designs, Chevron, the color blue, Bixby & Ball, and summertime:

Delphine intern, Marissa Cool, and her sweetie enjoy blueberry coconut cocktails between shots and lounge on cute pillows from Bixby & Ball.

Stylist Cyd Converse of The Sweetest OccasionStylist Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion, the brains and inspiring force behind the scenes.

Delphine and Bekka Palmer behind the scenesMémé Delphine and Bekka Palmer share a giggle.

Chevron wedding invitation design in navy blue and white chevron patternThe Delphine Chevron wedding invitation design, which inspired the look of the shoot.

MANY THANKS to the team behind this shoot, especially to Cyd for making it all happen. Event design + styling: Sweet Occasions Studio + Delphine / Stationery + paper goods: Delphine (Featured design: Chevron) / Floral design: Adrianne Smith Floral Design / Photography: Jennifer Dery / Decor + tablewares: Bixby & Ball / Styling assistance: Marissa Cool (Delphine intern extraordinaire) + Bekka Palmer of Minted Condition

 //photos in this post by Erika Firm

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sullivan’s island wedding invitation

Sullivan’s Island is one of my favorite floral wedding invitation designs. It’s not one of our most popular, but I still love it. I was inspired by the sweet butterflies and pretty wild flowers along the sand dunes. Every time someone orders it I am reminded of walks along the beach on the South Carolina coast, where I consider home.

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new: delphine postage stamps

Just launched: postage stamps by Delphine for Zazzle to match Delphine custom invitation and holiday card designs. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Leave a comment and I’ll post a stamp for you.

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lovely correspondence: fun return address stamps

I saw PJ‘s fun new return address stamps at the National Stationery Show last May and couldn’t stop playing with them. You can pick your ink color, they are self-inking and not messy, and come in a bunch of styles and ink colors. Plus they’re only $40. And they have a cute pink handle. Hello, ADORABLE! This would be a great way to dress up save the date envelopes or you could even use them on the front of response envelopes. You can check them out here.

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