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Friday, December 19, 2014

'Twas the Friday Before Christmas...


Hello 2 Hearts readers!


We hope this Friday finds you well, as you tie up loose ends before Christmas next week so that you can enjoy the sweetness of the season! We know this time of year can be stress, anxiety, and a mix of  emotions for many--all the more reason to take some time to relax, slow down, and remember the reason for the season.

If you need some last minute holiday inspiration for gift wrap, we're here to help: check out our holiday gift guides below:


And don't forget, we are here to help with your last minute gift-wrapping needs as well! Simply contact us for turn-around time and availability.

Please take some time this weekend and next week to sit, savor, and enjoy this special time. We are so thankful for you, our faithful readers and clients! We wish you peace, love, and joy this holiday season.

See you next week!

Monday, December 1, 2014

{Calligraphy Monday} Simply Elegant Calligraphy Tags


Happy Monday 2 Hearts readers!

We hope you had a weekend filled with family, fun, and good food--and took time to count all your many blessings :) We certainly are thankful for you!

If you can believe it, today is December 1st…which means most of us are gearing up for full-on holiday mode :) But don't worry, 2 Hearts B 1 Designs is here for you this month to give you tips and tricks to make your holiday festivities easier!

For example, you can take a simple tag, tie it with twine, and have Jillian calligraphy the names of guests or gift recipients on them:


What an elegant way to dress up a simple favor, a bottle of wine, or any special gift you're giving this year. These can even serve double-duty as place cards if each place setting is set with the gift!

Stay tuned for more festive ideas in the weeks ahead…and a special announcement toward the end of the month!

And don't forget to check out our special Holiday A to Z Guide from last year:


Have a wonderful Monday!

Monday, November 10, 2014

{Calligraphy Monday} The Blessing of a Sister


Hello there and Happy Monday!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend; ours was filled with a baby shower (Kylie's baby shower!) and consultations with new brides! Such a busy and wonderful time of year.

Today we wanted to share this beautiful gift we created for a client wanting to honor her big sister Tiffany. She came to us with this sentiment and asked if Jillian could write it in calligraphy on this floral textured paper.




The result was a beautiful, heartfelt gift that we know her sister will treasure for years to come!
Let us help you come up with a unique, thoughtful gift, perfect for a birthday or the holidays!

Enjoy this Monday and see you back soon :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

{Happy Fall} Autumn Place Cards


With October and Halloween behind us, our minds are focusing on the month ahead…November!
The weather gets chillier, plans are being made for Thanksgiving, and even a bit of holiday shopping gets started…it's a wonderful time of year!

I love how Emily of Jones Design Company described November in her recent blog post:

"November feels like comfort. Cozy. Warmth. Crackling fires and spiced cider. Brown, crunchy leaves, and chunky-knit sweaters. It's a time to be grateful, reflect, eat once-a-year feasts and usher in the most wonderful time of the year."

We couldn't agree more! :)

To get your creative juices flowing for some of your November gatherings, we wanted to share these autumn place cards we did last year for a client:






A little kraft paper, card stock in fall hues, and sweet little critter embellishments make these fun and festive for your autumn table. Let us know if you have a particular theme or color scheme in mind and we'd be happy to help you create something that coordinates perfectly!

Have a wonderful week, and don't forget to stop and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of fall! :)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Treats!


Happy Friday 2 Hearts readers, and Happy Halloween!


Don't forget to download your FREE Halloween printables that we showcased last year (perfect for cupcake toppers or table signage) HERE!


Have a fun and safe weekend!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

{Halloween Ideas} Dressed Up Pumpkin Centerpieces


Hi there!

If you need a last minute decorating idea for your Halloween gathering this Friday, look no further! We're sharing these fabulous "dressed up" pumpkin centerpieces we did recently for a client throwing a  Halloween party…the best part? Guests got to take a centerpiece home!


We used a variety of paints, ribbons, and embellishments to take these ordinary pumpkins from festive to fabulous!


It's amazing what a little ribbon and rhinestones can do, isn't it?


Simply take your favorite ribbon and tie it around the stem, and voila! A fun and festive centerpiece.


I love the colors of this one…how great would this look if you were doing a black and white themed party?


You had me at glitter! The burlap ribbon and cute little squirrel can take this pumpkin well into November.


Metallic paint on a pumpkin makes a gorgeous statement! Again we embellished this one with rhinestones, a little owl, and faux flowers and leaves.


Tying a simple ribbon sash around the middle of this pumpkin (and around the stem) takes it up a notch.


Another style that could easily grace your Thanksgiving table!

The nice thing about the pumpkins in the gold, orange, and brown tones is that they can easily transition from Halloween decor to Thanksgiving centerpieces…especially the ones with faux leaf embellishments!

We hope you have fun decorating your own fabulous pumpkins this week, and we'd love to see pictures of your creative ideas! Feel free to share! :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

{Calligraphy Monday} Outlander Shoot Featured on Green Wedding Shoes


Hello and Happy Monday!

We have some exciting news to share today! Recently our own Jillian Yee-Pham did some calligraphy for a wedding shoot styled by Joyce of La Vie Le Gage Couture Events. The shoot was based on the Outlander books by Diana Galbaldon, which is now a hit television series on Starz. She did the calligraphy for the vows and the apothecary notes shown below, and the gorgeous photos below are by Lisa O'Dwyer.

The shoot is featured on Green Wedding Shoes today as well!




And here are a few additional close-up shots of the calligraphy that we took in our studio before the shoot:




For the full feature and to see more photos of this beautiful shoot, visit Green Wedding Shoes!
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