Dear Ampersand

Everybody Loves the Circus

Dear Ampersand - Thursday, August 16, 2012




Well hello there! If you live in the Boise Valley or anywhere in Idaho for that matter, you've been dealing with some serious hazy conditions outside. Record temps and dry conditions have led to quite a few major forest fires. Seeing the remains of what the fires have left behind combined with the hanging smoke in the valley makes my heart hurt a bit. I keep reminding myself it is a part of the natural process, mother nature needs to rid the old in order for regeneration to take place. So in celebration of newer, better and improved things, lets take a look at Emma, this CIRCUS INSPIRED (with a hit of vintage) invitation suite.  

Emma's got a lot going on.......bold in your face display fonts, ornaments, and enough steeze to fit right in with the latest wedding trends. What an awesome theme to decorate your wedding around (because, you know, everyone loves the circus)! She's looking good now but throw some color in there for a change up and she'd still look fab.


I had a lot of fun designing Emma. She's a little less traditional, pretty hip, and sooo easy to customize. So obviously you love the circus, show Emma some love too!

Crushing on Colbie

Dear Ampersand - Thursday, August 02, 2012


Seriously, where has the summer gone?!! Can you believe it is already August 2nd? Sitting on the Bittercreek patio last night made me realize how special summer nights are in Boise. Perfect temperature, smiling people, and just a darn happy atomosphere. Where ever you are, I hope you've been able to get away from the craziness of everyday life and have loved on that wonderful sunshine. Today's featured recipe is our very own "Colbie" invitation suite. I'm quite fond of the simple text layout with pops of vibrant blues and greens. The pedal pattern is just enough to make this invitation a winner. Hope you crushed on today's get outside while there's still time to soak up those rays! :)


THANK YOU CARD *freebie!

Dear Ampersand - Thursday, July 26, 2012

Looking for the perfect way to send your thanks? Guess what? Look no further because we have the perfect FREE PRINTABLE CARD. Who wouldn't love the blue chevrons and gold accents?! Download away!



Elegant & Earthy-- A TOTAL CHARMER!

Dear Ampersand - Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I am so excited to share this "Blythe" suite with you. Everything about this is beautiful, lovely typography and natural green and yellow tones ---a feast for the eyes!  This styled shoot, dreamt up by Soiree Weddings and photographed by Tana Photography  showcases the possibilities of creating an earthy wedding while still keeping it elegant.




Inspired? Take a peek at our Save the Date, Invitation with matching Insert Card and RSVP, Table Number, Program, Menu, and Thank You Card that can be customized for your vision. Add a layer or pocket, change the colors and fonts, the world is your oyster!

Want to see more of this styled shoot? Click HERE to see our feature on Style Me Pretty!!!


There are some custom products used in the shoot that are not available on the site. If you are interested, please contact us for a custom quote.


FREEBIE: To-Do Checklist

Dear Ampersand - Tuesday, July 17, 2012


There's just some sort of satisfaction that comes with being able to physically check off your days routine and look back on all you've accomplished. So forget the smart phone apps, print out this super cute TO-DO CHECKLIST!




Dear Ampersand - Thursday, July 05, 2012

Happy Thursday Friends! I know it's the day after Independence day but I'm going to go ahead and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! Definitely one of my favorite holidays so I think it's never to late to give our wonderful country a shout out. I hope you all got to spend some time with your family and friends, enjoyed some awesome food, and polished off the night with a killer fireworks show. It's what the founding fathers would have wanted.....aaaand I'm fairly positive they would have wanted us to share another invitation suite with you. We would like you to meet "Delia". She's oh-so-sweet with her heart graphics, charming typography, and red layers. Layer and envelope color options are available here.










 Show her some love! :)


Dear Ampersand - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Soon to be brides, you're going to want to score this image/swatch sample and contact information card for your very special bridesmaids. A super easy way to get your bridesmaids all the information they're going to need to pick a dress that caters to their perfect fit and shoes that they will wear again. Not a bad idea if I might say so myself! DOWNLOAD IT HERE! 



Put a Bird on it!

Dear Ampersand - Monday, July 02, 2012

Possibly one of my favorite things to do is to hop on my cruiser Saturday mornings and bust downtown to window shop my favorite boutiques and admire all the handmade treasures at the farmers market. Throughout these browsing adventures, I've noticed a bird or two----printed on t-shirts and coffee mugs, sewn onto bags, adorning jewlery....birds are everywhere!! And I, certainly, do not object. "Bethany", today's invitation suite, showcases this genious "I LOVE BIRDS" trend. We had fun with Cocoa and Powder Blue layers but there are so many options....spruce it up, make it pretty!!!

Formal Yet Modern Invitation Suite

Dear Ampersand - Thursday, June 21, 2012

 Horray, the weekend's almost here! I've heard that Thursday is the new Friday.... :) But before we go play in that beautiful sunshine, we MUST share this "Martin" wedding set with you. The possibilities are endless with this gem!


We choose to add yellow and grey layer for an accent to the design. A yellow envelope paired with the suite also makes "Martin" pop without taking away from its formal yet modern simplicity. We wanted to throw in some lace and you can'll just need to contact us for custom pricing. Hope "Martin" strikes your fancy as it did mine! ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

FREEBIE: Father's Day NECKTIE Gift Tag

Dear Ampersand - Thursday, June 14, 2012

 Father's day is approaching quick, but don't panic, you're not too late! This gift tag attaches quite nicely to anything you find for that special guy in your life. ---Go ahead, download it!