Patone Colors of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue

PANTONE-Color-of-the-Year-2016-v5-2732x2048Patone introduced it’s colors of the year for 2016 in December.  All the talk was about the colors being softer and gender neutral.   I saw the colors as the perfect wedding colors for this spring. Either teamed together or used independently there is lots of opportunity for a beautiful soft event.

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A001_C039_0424AJ Wendelline Papers has Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue available in a number of our place card styles.  Pictured Swirl in blue, Scroll in blush and Bird in blue.  Wendy can do her calligraphy in colors to match any wedding decor.
 42ac2366e3b86419a37f3ad20f59573aDSC_0080_2_2(baroque-invite-large) DSC_0092(scallop-large) Complete a Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue table by using Wendelline Papers menus and matching place cards.  Calligraphy by Wendy Ware. Photographed Beach in blue, Scroll in blue and Baroque in blush. All paper products are available at Wendelline Papers.

Beautiful Fall Party

P1030059November 3rd was a night to remember for 75 guests attending a fundraiser for Hope Lodge Lubbock.  In a beautiful home setting the guest dinned on brioche with caviar, poached grouper and sous vide short ribs prepared by some of the best and brightest chefs in San Francisco and Denver.

Wendelline Papers Fancy Table number.

P1030047 Wendy Ware did the elegant calligraphy for each place card.  Nouvelle place card by Wendelline Papers in opal.
P1030046 Wendelline Papers Nouvelle menu  listed each course and spotlighted Flanagan wines that were matched for a spectacular pairing.
P1030076 Using pumpkins for the container each was filled with soft peach and cabbage roses, oak leaves and a variety of soft greens.  Stunning woodland patterned jacquard table cloths with linen napkins made for a perfect table setting.

Gold for an Elegant Wedding

16526_805881906154666_2899178751027256150_nWendy works closely with a number of Event Planners in the San Diego area.  This  beautiful gold themed wedding was designed by Lisa Lippe of Details Defined.    I love the idea of shimmer for a wedding and all it brings to make an elegant statement.

IMG_7523 Wendy designed this lovely gold wedding invitation for a bride recently.  The outside pocket piece which held all the invitation parts was Wendy’s illustration of the lace from the bride’s dress. It is printed on velum,  die-cut and tied with a silk ribbon.
IMG_7524 The wedding and reception invitation along with the accommodations card  were in her classic calligraphy style and tucked together so when the guest opened the envelope it looked like a beautiful golden gift. 
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-154 Wendelline Papers can add a little gold shimmer to an event table.  This is the Gilded Frame in gold with Wendy Ware calligraphy in an escort card style.  You can now order Wendelline Papers place cards with Wendy Ware calligraphy starting at 3.20 per card. 



What’s all the confusion? Place Cards, Escort Cards and Table Numbers do I need them all!

spring 2013 2 I just saw a Q&A in a popular bridal magazine about the use of seating cards at a wedding.  Place cards, escort cards and table numbers all have an important purpose at a formal wedding.  The cards help to guide guest to their seat for the reception.  As Wendy has noted in the past “Nothing is more exciting than seeing your name written beautifully on a lovely set table.”

A001_C015_0424D1 An escort card tells guests which table they will be sitting at and has their names (couples are written on one line, single guest each have their own line).  These cards are usually placed alphabetically on a entry table so guests can easily find their spots.
A001_C029_04248Z The place cards are already on the reception tables, situated at individual place setting to indicate where each guest should sit.  If the guest has made a specific food choice the place card is usually marked so the wait staff place food at the correct place setting.



The table number is a prominently displayed sign on each reception table that bears a number or name so guests can easily find their place.

Beautiful Calligraphy on Wendelline Papers Place Cards

A001_C024_0424NV    New for Wendelline Papers is Wendy’s calligraphy on our place cards.  She has designed 6 new fonts just for WP.  Traditional place card and escort calligraphy hand lettering are available depending on your event needs. Place cards with one name start at $2.70 each.  Escort cards have one name and the table number pricing starts at $3.20.  See all the place card designs at

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Wendy’s combination of wood and calligraphy.


IMG_1850 Wendy just completed a wedding for Crown Weddings & Events in San Diego.  I love the escort cards inserted into the old weathered shutters.  The couple’s name in the logo and banner shape adds a new twist to an old
IMG_1856 Wendy is doing more signage.   She has started experimenting with some new materials.  This particular sign was a simple piece of plywood that she stained.  The calligraphy is done with one of her traditional calligraphy pens and ink.
IMG_1847 I just love this cocktail area and the monkey holding Wendy’s sign!  So clever Susanne.







Wendy’s Fabulous Studio


IMG_1794 I was in the process of working on an application for Etsy wholesale and needed additional pictures to show where the creative process of Wendelline Papers begins.  As I looked at the pictures I thought why not share them with you. 
IMG_1743 Wendy bought a cool small house in the Mission Bay area of San Diego a couple of years ago.  Her vision was a place to meet clients, work and live.  With the help of friends and family (including my husband Mr. Mike) her dream space came true.  Enjoy!!
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Beautiful Spring Packages


DSC_0066--bride to be Spring is full of many special gift giving occasions.  There is Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation and of course weddings and showers.  Wendy designed Wendelline Papers Gift tags to make the finishing touch of any package just perfect.

P1020180 Each tag is die-cut and given a hand applied embellishment.  The collection of gift tags has over 30 designs and each one in 3 different colors.  Just add a little gift wrap and ribbon.  The tag sentiment will share just how you feel to the recipient.

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Hosting a beautiful dinner party.


P1010897 Mike and I enjoy throwing a good party.  I particularly like planning dinner parties that combine my love of cooking with a good bottle of wine to make a perfect match. The other favorite piece to hosting a party is setting a beautiful table,  I decided to mix and match everything on the three tables.  This table pairs Wendelline Papers Keyhole menu in Kraft with WP Dot Frame place card in winter white anchored by Kitchen Papers scroll place mat with a paisley napkin.
P1010889 French provisional printed napkins and place mats works great with Wendelline Papers Keyhole menu and place card in Kraft.
P1010880 The third table for dinner was set in black and white. Paisley place mats and solid black napkins look great when paired with the Wendelline Papers Keyhole menu and this time the Keyhole place card in white.  White spider mums, seeded eucalyptus and wax flowers pull this eclectic table together. Dinner was pretty good too.






Wendelline Papers New Gift Tag Website


Wendy Ware Spring 2011-126 Wendy’s first product idea for Wendelline Papers was beautiful gift tags.  She wanted the tags to have a look that you couldn’t find in the market.  Her vision was using her beautiful original calligraphy design style and illustrations. Photograph: Wendelline Papers Blank tag in pale pink.

Wendy Ware Spring 2011-101 Bright colors and glitter embellishment give the Wendelline Papers Make A Wish gift tag the icing on the cake for any special birthday gift. Make A Wish gift tag in Purple, Lime and Hot Pink  $2.00 each

happy-birthday-tag-on-yellow-polka-dot-package Mid-century design has been a favorite of Wendy’s for a number of years.  Wendelline Papers Calligraphy Gift Tags have that influence.  Each Calligraphy Gift Tag is over sized and printed on the front and back.   Set of 2 are $3.75 in 16 different sentiments and styles.








Visiting Wendy’s Studio


P1010506 Last weekend I spent a few days in San Diego and had the great pleasure of visiting Wendy’s studio.  Some new pieces she has created were on the display boards around her studio.  The beauty of her calligraphy, illustration and watercolor ceases to amaze me.
P1010507 A beautiful map for a bride and groom getting married in Italy.

P1010511 Monograms are always a classic in fine stationery.  Wendy’s hand calligraphy makes simple letters a work of art.  You just can’t get this any other way than from a great calligrapher like Wendy.

Shop – single monogram enclosures are available.







Beautiful Wendy Ware Calligraphy Holiday Invitations


P1010059 For the past 18 years Mike and I have hosted a holiday dinner party.  It started because I wanted to “show off” my Christmas decorations with someone else than just my two boys.  It has evolved into a wonderful evening celebrating friends.  Wendy has designed our invitations the past three years.  Guest are excited to open the invitation and see what magic she can do with pen and paper.  2012 the inspiration was Wendelline Papers 12 Days of Christmas tags.  Tags can be purchased
P1010070 Clean calligraphy was the direction for 2013 invitation.  Each invitation had a individualized tag with the guest name tied with a red and white ribbon.  The calligraphy on the envelope was just as special as the invitation inside.  As Wendy says, “Everyone loves to see their name written in calligraphy.”
P1010087 Calligraphy in the shape of a Christmas tree is how Wendy designed our 2014 invitation.  The punch of red and metallic green backer may make this one the favorite so far.  On the red square envelope Wendy used a silver ink. Even the employee at the post office stopped to commented on how beautiful the names were addressed.




Thanksgiving Table 2

f8a88b9795cc9ed005f870f908464c41Round two on Thanksgiving table inspirations.   Love using simple items available in the yard or at the grocery store.  Kraft paper table runner reminding us to Give Thanks!

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Wendy Ware Spring 2011-8 Wendelline Papers selection of place cards make table setting easy.  Pictured: Wendelline Papers dot frame in three colors.   Wendelline Papers square place cards in swirl oval, medallion, graphic flower and


Thanksgiving Table 1

dde932679ffa2cd537d346182f56cea1  I love Thanksgiving for all it represents.  Thankful for the blessing God’s has given us.  It is the holiday that its beginnings purpose was  to bring everyone to the table.

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DSC_0026 Instead of traditional escort and place cards, Susanne ask Wendy to hand calligraphy the guest’s name on the back of ghost chairs. This is a beautiful way to make each guest feel special.


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Wendy just finished working with Crown Wedding in San Diego on this cool contemporary wedding. She did the calligraphy on the  rose boxes that defined the ceremony area.  These words described the base of the couple’s relationship.

1376528_917902448239481_5966259396161913305_n Another great chalk sign by Wendy.

1609925_917902388239487_3518537852394171260_n Escort cards were hand calligraphy by Wendy and were finished with a beautiful ribbon.  Some of the escort cards were hung from this breath taking orchid display.
10429274_917902404906152_1375396160334409250_n The round menu was a very clean design style.  Wendy used typography instead of calligraphy to reflect the couple’s contemporary decor.




Wendy Ware designs for Crown Weddings


10632770_893346654028394_5126371023956135635_n10620538_893346720695054_278621227668686704_n Wendelline Papers designer, Wendy Ware, works with very innovative event planners in the San Diego area.  Susanne Duffy, owner of Crown Weddings is one of those jewels in event planning.

10676335_893346787361714_4932431158313211073_n This summer Susanne ask Wendy to calligraphy a seating cart on two 8 foot tall mirrors with gold frames.  The mirrors were the entrance to a stunning ballroom filled with gold sequined table cloths and topped with beautiful arrangements of roses in different shades of pink all bathed in purple lighting.
10701959_893346757361717_4303837014169259979_n Instead of traditional escort and place cards, Susanne ask Wendy to hand calligraphy the guest’s name on the back of ghost chairs. This is a beautiful way to make each guest feel special.


Cool Gift Wrap

enhanced-buzz-14231-1386274852-0GTO008 The outside of a gift is an important as the inside.  It is easy to buy a bag and tissue, but to use your creativity and imagination tells the receiver how important they are to you.  Don’t forget to add a bright Wendelline Papers gift tag.
99ea548767bea3d5bc0ba64f4b693605CT004 I love the button closure on these favors.  Just add a Wendelline Papers calligraphy thank you tag.
enhanced-buzz-11132-1386273518-4birthday-wishes-forked-banner-tag-CT016 How much fun to use a search puzzle as gift wrap.  Complete the gift with a  bright Wendelline Papers calligraphy tag and let the search begin.


Coronado Beach Wedding

photo 4 Wendy just completed this wedding for a Texas bride getting married on beautiful Coronado Island. Classic calligraphy monogram used on the napkins and other pieces at the reception.
photo 1photo 5 Wendy is designing lots of chalk signs.  Instead of using a black background she gave it new life on a marine blue.
photo 3 Escort cards in baskets with signage designed by Wendy welcomed guest at the cocktail hour.




Water and Sand Inspired Weddings

42ac2366e3b86419a37f3ad20f59573a Beach Weddings are special.  Wendy was inspired by the ocean and beaches around San Diego when she designed Wendelline Papers beach menu and place card.  Photographed in Light Blue also available in Winter
736aceb7ff6bb288a420909a59d94e6ffdaf6b49efaacd08825f4434490756b6 Sand dollars are wonderful escort cards.  Either with a card attached or with beautiful calligraphy like Wendy can
bc683fd2e6091fae3f7554922a529b41 Soft shades of blue, sand and ivory give this beach wedding table scape a romantic feel.




Creative Wedding Gift Wrap Ideas



77de3688394bb523037a61b4c1846ddd Love this idea of a tissue paper flower.  Easy to make and adds a sophisticated touch to Kraft paper.   Just add a Wendelline Papers gift tag like Bride to Be.


wedding-wishes-double-scallop-tag-CT014 Kraft Wedding Wishes Calligraphy Tag by Wendelline Papers is great for a rustic or more contemporary style in wedding gift wrap.

aa20da41a867089227f9994630984cdc Love this simple gift wrap idea.  White paper with a red and white check band for color.  Finished with kitchen twine and a bamboo spoon. Let the bride and groom know who sent the gift with a Wendelline Papers Calligraphy Tag.




Boho Wedding Style


So, what exactly is a bohemian wedding?

If you wikipedia bohemian it gives this definition of bohemianism…Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians can be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.

885f894b5fdfb0dc4d4b272a982cb125 Boho wedding invitations can be designed in Kraft paper with black ink or brightly printed on white paper.  The graphics are usually casual or almost whimsical in their style.   Wendy describes the calligraphy almost messy, not as precise as a traditional calligraphy style.
1cc88fc09620c940280b22ec64ac458f Tablescapes for a Boho reception are usually more eclectic.  Lots of found objects used as table decor, place setting can be mixed china patterns picked up a estate sale.  In this case the place settings are bamboo disposable plates and flatware.  The garland of flowers down the center of the table gives it a much more sophisticated look.
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-18 Wendelline Papers graphic flower makes the perfect Boho wedding style place card.  It is very graphic in black and white but if you are an adventuresome D.Y.I. a little watercolor, colored pencils or markers could give them a whole new look.Calligraphy by Wendy Ware




Creative Gift Wrap Ideas ……


cheers-double-scallop-tag-CT011 Wendelline Papers Calligraphy Tags are perfect for Wedding Favors or any other special occasion you want to Cheer your guest on! 
download.jpg wine bottle Love this idea of tying fabric like cotton canvas or burlap.  A cool dish towel or napkin could work too.   All it needs is Wendelline Papers Calligraphy Tag to give it the finishing touches. 
30a67a232416f14173eaeacd1dc67012 Another cute gift wrap idea.  Simple brown paper bags, bakers twine and pom poms from the craft store.  Give it a little more piazza with a Calligraphy Tags in one of 9 different sentiments. 




Grace Ormond Magazine featuring Wendy’s Calligraphy


Krista_Cameron_US_Grant2278 Wendy has the opportunity to work with some of the best wedding photographers and event planners in the San Diego area.  Braja Mandala photographs from Krista and Cameron’s wedding were selected for Grace Ormond Magazine.  Wendy did all the beautiful paper for the day of the wedding.
Krista_Cameron_US_Grant2281Krista_Cameron_US_Grant2441 The bride choose a classic black and white color theme.   With a beautiful chandelier as the art element on the black menu with white ink it echoed the reception decor of chandeliers, black table linens and a variety of white

Krista_Cameron_US_Grant2420 Giant black and white photos of the Bride and Groom were the backdrop of head table.  Black linens and chairs gave a stark contrast to the special lighting and candles on the tables.




The Container Store


IMG_1251 When you are a small company orders from top national retailers are fun to get.  The Container Store worked with us to package
3 different styles of our gift tags – Mr. & Mrs., Wedding Wishes and Eat More Cake. 
IMG_1249 It was exciting when I received an email from the buyer that they wanted to feature our styles on display in the gift wrap area.  Wendelline Papers is featured with a wrapped sample and their signage.
IMG_1250 Wendelline Papers Eat More Cake gift tag packaging in The Container Store.  Take a picture and share on Wendelline Papers Face Book page and we will send you a surprise.





Chalk Board Art by Wendy Ware


th Chalk Board Art has been trending for wedding invitations and decor the past couple of years.  It can be from the start on a save the date or at the event as signage or even a cute photo booth backdrop.
photo Wendy has been doing more Chalk Board signage lately.  She brings a sophisticated look to it with her classic calligraphy
photo Great chalk board art food stations signs by Wendy Ware.  These signs stand 6 feet by 3 feet and made a real impact at the reception. Watch for the addition of Chalk Board signs on Wendelline Papers in




Shades of Blue for Wedding Season 2014


71a53bc97f8e9a40fc3eca08993a0ea3 Blue from deep turquoise to sky is impacting the wedding scene in 2014. Whether your wedding is on  the ocean or in Big Sky country it is a range of color that  is always easy to work with. 
DSC_0092(scallop-large) Wendelline Papers scroll invitation and coordinating place card in sea blue.  The deeper shade of blue ink on the save-the-date adds a touch of sophistication.   Calligraphy on the place card by Wendy


IMG_0127 Beach weddings just want blue to be their accent color.   Wendelline Papers beach place card in sea blue is beautiful displayed with a tray of sea shells.




Radiant purple for a spring wedding


63c7a97fb3069f0abdf5e7a88b4a448b Shades of purple are making an entrance for weddings this spring. From pale lavender to the 2014 Pantone color of the year Radiant Orchid.
DSC_0115_2_5(bird-large) Wendelline Papers Bird design in opal is printed with purple ink so it gives you the opportunity to carry  a color theme. This example using our stationery piece as a program is beautiful.  The coordinating place card can be used in many different areas at a reception.  It is a beautiful hanging escort card, attached to a favor for your guest or used as signage at a candy bar to let your guest choose their favorite sweet treat. Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.
DSC_0269_2(wedding-garland-large) Wendy designed this garland from our different wedding styles of Wendelline Papers gift tags.  It would be fun for a shower or even on the back of the bride and grooms chairs.  Note the Bride to Be  gift tag in lavender.   All Wendelline Papers products are made with loving hands in the


Navy Blue for Spring Weddings 2014


Navy Navy Blue is such a classic spring color.  Crisp when paired with white but with a shot of color is added it takes on a whole new personality.  Favorites for Spring 2014 pair Navy Blue with blush, coral, Kelly green and yellow.
P1000247 Wendelline Papers Keyhole Invitation in white with Navy Blue ink accents changes this mid-century design into a more traditional style.  Add a great monogram in the keyhole and this invitation can go from preppy to nautical.
_MG_3639 Just in time for the Nautical Spring 2014 theme is Wendelline Papers new anchor place card.  Printed in a Navy Blue ink with a classic knot on the bottom and stripes in the background – it will help complete any nautical table decor.  Wendelline Papers place cards also make great escort


Blushing Bride for 2014


 Vera_Wang_Romantic_GWS-200x134 Blush for wedding is trending big for 2014.  Vera Wang’s bridal runway show highlighted blush.  Blush is beautiful when paired with black, silver or gold.
DSC_0080_2_2(baroque-invite-large) Wendelline Papers Baroque invitation and place card in blush.  Classic wedding with a twist on color.  Add a pop of pink ink on an invitation for a little whimsical
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-77 Wendelline Papers fantasy gift tag in blush is a beautiful escort card hanging from an  arrangement of branches or flowers.Calligraphy by Wendy Ware


Gold for Spring Weddings 2014


Josh Gruetzmacher, Shannon Leahy and Max Gill, China Cabin One of the wedding trends for 2014 is gold accented with color.  Gold is beautiful with classic white or ecru.  It also gives a richness to blush, aqua or any other color that the bride selects.  I love this photo shoot with gold and red flowers.
DSC_0029_2_2(nouvelle-small) Gold on invitations and other paper accessories gives a hint of formality to the wedding and events leading up to the big day.  As Wendy says there is a trick to getting a beautiful gold color on paper.  Ask your stationery professional or printer how to achieve a gold ink color.   Pictured Wendelline Papers Nouvelle invitation and place card in opal with gold
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-154 For an extra hint of gold at the table use Wendelline Papers gold Gilded Frame place card.  Calligraphy by Wendy


New for 2014 Calligraphy Gift Tags


_MG_3613 For our 2014 release Wendy wanted to do something different.  She had some real ideas about trends and I think hit it with Wendelline Papers new Calligraphy Gift Tags.
_MG_3619 In Kraft paper with a graphic back ground the new Calligraphy Gift Tags really show Wendy’s range in
_MG_3583 I love this Thank You Calligraphy Gift Tag in an ombre blue to green color palette.  Wendelline Papers new Calligraphy Gift Tags are available in 16 styles and 8 different sentiments.  Just add one to any gift to add an extra special touch.


Learning to love lettering….


photo 1 One of our San Diego retailers asked Wendy to do a calligraphy workshop for some of their customers.   The group of ladies gathered one afternoon for lunch, letters and fun.
photo 2 Along with learning the basics each participant had the opportunity to try their hand on a Wendelline Papers favor wrap.
photo 3 Wendy personalized a Wendelline Papers place card for each of the ladies.  They left the class with an art form to try and a new appreciation for the art of calligraphy and talents of Wendy Ware.




Wendelline Papers in Coastal Living Wedding January 2014


P1000086 Wendy and I have been trying to get some national press since we started Wendelline Papers 4 years ago.  We have explored several different avenues but nothing worked out until the Stationery Show this year.   An editor for Coastal Living Wedding came by the booth and requested some samples.
P1000090 In early December we had decided that Wendelline Papers did not made the photo shoot – it had been 6 months!  You can’t believe our surprise when the January 2014 edition arrived in my mail box.  What a nice gift for the new year.  Wendelline Papers beautiful Flower place card in Sea Blue with Wendy’s calligraphy has wonderful placement on the page all about place cards.
DSC_0014 The Flower place card is embellished with a crystal and glitter.  It is available in Sea Blue, Blush, White and Opal.  It is the perfect place card for spring weddings, luncheons and showers.  It also has a matching menu card.


Calligraphy makes the invitation special

photo For the past 16 years we have celebrated the Christmas season with an annual dinner party.  It is a special evening enjoying friends, great wine and food.  This year’s invitation is particularly special because of my business partner Wendy.  Always remember in entertaining it is the special touches that make a difference.  Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.


Holiday decor ideas ……

DSC_0032 Our beautiful calligraphy holiday tags are great on a gift but as with the 12 Days of Christmas tags using your imagination to include in your holiday decor can add just the sparkle you need.
photo Every Christmas season I look for inspiration so that my home has a fresh new look.  This year it was Pinterest with pine cones hanging from a chandelier.  To place on the table below I found these beautiful chartreuse evergreens at the local grocery store.
photo To give the trees a finishing touch I added some curly willow branches and tied a Wendelline Papers holiday tag to the top.  The tag give a pop of color and shares a Christmas greeting to all my guest that dine at the table.


12 Days of Christmas – Wendelline Style


DSC_0035-12-days-group-background-removed Wendelline Papers water colored 12 Days of Christmas  gift tags can be used in different creative ways.   They are beautiful on a package but also can be used on a table or decor in a home.
photo The 12 Days of Christmas gift tags are great incorporated in a simple garland like these vintage bells.  Tied with tinsel they complete the look using silver, mercury and Christmas balls on a kitchen shelf.
photo Add a Wendelline Papers 12 Days of Christmas tag to a silver bowl with old world ornaments and traditional Christmas balls. It gives another dimension to this simple decor idea.  Ideas of using these gift tags are only limited to your imagination.


Thanksgiving Table V


photo With the official Thanksgiving fest just two days away.  Today’s table includes the grand bird along with other symbols of the season – fall leaves, gourds. Indian corn and other dried material I have picked up on my neighbor walks.
photo The Wendelline Papers place card today is the beautiful Scroll Banner in opal.  I love the open banner in the top to write a sentiment and still have room for the guest name.  Don’t forget your place cards for the table.  They add a personal touch.
photo This tablescape is in a gold colored theme.  The patterned china is a partial set I bought from my mom’s antique shop. To have enough to serve my guests, I add my own wedding china with a gold trim.  It is okay to mix and match your dishes today.  It shows creativity of the hostess and makes for an interesting table.  The key is to pick a color or style theme and compliment everything around the dishes to give it a designed look.


Fall Table IV


photo My father-in-law found this wonderful wheat pattern in his attic a couple of years ago.  He brought it back from Japan while serving the Navy during the Korean conflict.  It is the perfect pattern for a
Thanksgiving table.
photo To give a new look for my tablescape I used one of Wendelline Papers favor wraps as a napkin ring.  I wrote Give Thanks but it could be the perfect place card too.
photo I discovered these wonderful Japanese lantern pods while shopping for an event I did  this fall.  They dried beautiful and with just a little wheat to tie in the china, some shiny pumpkins and mercury votive holders, I think this is a simple but elegant table.


Fall Table III


photo Acorns, copper, brown and gold are the inspiration of this Thanksgiving table.  A beautiful pear salad plate and napkin pull all the colors together.
photo Table runners can be used under a plate setting and not just across the long length of a table.  It gives a fresh look to your traditional table.
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-154 Wendelline Papers gilded frame place card – pictured in gold but also available in winter white and white.


Fall Table II


photo Your Thanksgiving table can be simple and  casual.  Instead of orange as the strong accent color, I selected red.  Using iron vessels to make a center arrangement of apples, pumpkins and dried gourds.  A vine with white pumpkins pulls it all together.
photo The red check paper place mat by Kitchen Papers gives the table scape a fall picnic feel.  The Wendelline Papers Medallion Place Cards echos the iron vessels and graphic pattern in the place mate.  Damask napkins and burlap table runner adds texture to the
photo Remember that food, wine bottles and other elements on the table contribute to the overall look.  Look around your cabinets, yard and grocery fresh veggie section to be inspired this Thanksgiving.


Fall Table I


photo All the magazines and catalogs the past few weeks are filled with beautiful ideas for your Thanksgiving table.  I love to entertain and thought I would try my own design style and share my ideas.  Wendelline Papers is always included in every table setting.  This table scape incorporates antique mercury chemist bottles, Nambe candle sticks and natures best of the season – gourds, Indian corn, acorns and fall leaves.
photo Why not combine your place card with a little gift.  The perfect answer is Wendelline Papers Monogram Enclosure Notes.  Choose either the guest first or last initial then wrap with a raffia ribbon.  It is fun to let your guest find their initial.  Every table is guaranteed  to have an interesting mix of old and new friends and family. Kraft paper runner is from Kitchen Papers, china is a mix of my wedding and English antique  china my mom had in her antique shop. 
_X3F1069 Wendelline Papers Monogram Enclosures are available at


Just for the new Mr. and Mrs.


photo Special signs for the Bride and Groom chairs at the reception is a must today.  Wendy designed these classic Bride and Groom signs so they can be incorporated into almost any decor.   Available at Wendelline Papers in white and oval.  The greatest surprise is they reverse to Mr. and Mrs. so you have a choice.
281-300x197 Love the idea of a silhouette for the chair sign.
202-300x199 Individual letters can spell out Mr. and Mrs. in a creative way.  Check out Wendelline Papers Pinterest page all about chairs.


Gift tags that make a package special


DSC_0161_2_3(cheers-wine-small) Wendy’s first idea for Wendelline Papers was a gift tag.  She wanted it to be special.  Her vision was hand calligraphy with a little art, hand embellished, die-cut and printed on beautiful paper.
DSC_0263_2_2(wedding-tags-small)) From our wedding collection of gift tags.  All are available in different colors and have a ribbon included.  Shop for these and others at
DSC_0206_2(boys-tags-small) For the men in your life Wendelline Papers has the perfect gift tags.  Just add the present and you are ready to say – your the best!


Wedding Signage ….. trend worth watching


 IMG_5755 Summer is busy for Wendy.  She shared another special project she designed for an August wedding.  Wedding signage has become an important part of total decor.  Wendy did this lovely mirrored sign in calligraphy for use at the ceremony.  Check our Wendelline Papers wedding signage board on Pinterest for other ideas.
IMG_7548 The beautiful cake table used the same mirrored sign from the ceremony. It is a nice and simple way to share the couple’s thoughts of their new life together.  Mirrored sign by Wendy Ware.
IMG_6881 Welcoming their guests as they entered the reception was this beautiful calligraphy mirror.  The new Mr. & Mrs. Stample  shared their thoughts in words for everyone to enjoy. Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.


The Art of Baking – Wendy’s art of calligraphy


photo We decided to feature another one of Wendy’s interesting projects.  This was for a wedding reception recently.  The idea was the wedding cake table would feature all the ingredients to make a cake.  Wendy started by laying out all the different containers that would have the actual ingredients on the cake table.
photo This project was done with paint and not her traditional calligraphy ink because of the size.  She decorated the sides of the runner to give it a personal feel – including the bride and groom’s names.
IMG_4275 The beautiful finished project including the bright wedding cake and ingredients that filled the containers  on top of a wonderful vintage table.  It is amazing how just a little creativity and Wendy’s talent add such a special touch.  Check out the other things Wendy does at and Wendelline Papers


Wendy’s Library Project


books-bound Wendy at times does some interesting projects beyond her day to day wedding invitations.  One of her client’s is redoing her home library.  To have a uniform look she is recovering all the books with this  great marbled paper.  The next step is having  Wendy calligraphy the title and author on each book.  It is a work in process but will be so cool when complete.
Screen+shot+2013-05-17+at+9.43.52+AM Idea of what the finished project will feel like.  Very understated and elegant.
d636c1c79f4fcc5ff05589048d7fe624 Another library with a color palette theme.  I love how the books almost have an ombre’ feel.


Sanglier Wine Dinner


Stationery trends summer 047 One of the reasons I enjoy the stationery business is because my husband and I love to entertain.  Recently Mike and I hosted a wine dinner featuring California wine from Sanglier Cellars.
Stationery trends summer 044 The group included friends old and new.  I decided we needed a menu, place card and a little gift for each guest.  The Keyhole pattern from Wendelline Papers seemed to be perfect.
Stationery trends summer 035 For a more casual feel, I designed the table scape with burlap table runners, natural place mats and paisley napkins.  For a shot of color I used chartreuse flowers and of course lots of candles.
Stationery trends summer 036 Matching the menu with the food is always a trick.  I did lots of homework. Then worked with Jim Harman, our wine expert, until we got it just right.  Menu printed by Hodgepodge Designs.  www.hodgepodge-design.comWant to prepare this meal.  Recipes are on Wendelline Papers Pinterest page.

Crown Wedding by Wendy Ware Designer


IMG_0874 Wendelline Papers would not be the beautiful collection of paper designs if not for our designer Wendy Ware.  Last weekend Wendy shot some quick photos of a wedding suite that she just completed.  The wedding was at the crown of southern California – Hotel Del Coronado.  The bride and groom wanted a crown as their art element used on the invitation and day of pieces.  Pictured are the menu, program, thank you and escort flag.
Flag WP Instead of using traditional escort cards – event planner Crown Weddings of San Diego wanted escort flags.  In the wedding colors of silver and blush, Wendy calligraphy the guest name on one side and the other had the table assignment.  The color of ribbon indicated food selection for wait staff. 



IMG_2406 Beautiful table setting for each guest. Thank you gift was french macarons by La Reinedese Marcarons.


Fun shopping ……


photophoto Last Friday Mike and I spent the afternoon in Dallas visiting a couple of Wendelline Papers accounts.   First stop was Paper Affair on Lover’s.
photo Our second stop was Needle in a Haystack on Preston.  This award greeted us at the door.  Congratulations!
photo Needle in a Haystack carries Wendelline Papers monogram enclosures.
photo Wendelline Papers best Table Numbers styles are available at Needle in a Haystack.

Save the date in a beautiful way……

DSC_0092(scallop-large) Save the dates are exciting to receive in the mail.  It announces the start of two peoples life together and let’s the guest plan on attending a fun event.  Wendelline Papers Scroll design in sea blue is a great way to say join us for this special day.  Wendelline Papers scroll place card completes  the theme through the day-of events.    Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.


Tags, tags and more beautiful gift tags


DSC_0206_2(boys-tags-small) Wendy’s first idea for Wendelline Papers were our beautiful gift tags. When she wanted a gift to look extra special she couldn’t find that last little detail to achieve the finishing touch.  Today she has created over 40 different gift tags to cover almost every gift giving occasion.
DSC_0161_2_3(cheers-wine-small) A Wendelline Papers gift tag tied to a favorite bottle of wine will say just the right words for the occasion.
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-165 It is all about style!  Wendelline Papers die cut and embellished gift tags – all original art by Wendy Ware.



Birds of a feather


  DSC_0115_2_5(bird-large) One of my favorite designs from the start was Wendy’s beautiful bird.  Perched on a banner it is ready to announce the couples name, wedding date or anything else that is important to share.  Photographed: Wendelline Papers Bird design in opal used as wedding program.    Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.
Wendy Ware-35 In southern California flat place cards are popular with the brides.  Many of the event planners like the versatility they allow.   Flat place cards are beautiful standing in a tray of crystals for an escort card.   They give a different feel on the tine of a fork, flat on a napkin or to carry out the decor  as a tag on the favor for guests that celebrated with the bride and groom. Photographed:  Wendelline Papers Bird Place Card in opal.  Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.
Wendy Ware-522 You can complete your look with a Wendelline Papers Favor Wrap.  It be used as a napkin ring, around a small gift or even as decor around a votive.  Photographed: Wendelline Papers favor wrap in the Bird and Flower design.  Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.


Wendelline Papers in the news!!!

Stationery trends summer 010 I love when the mailman brings something happy.  Today it was Stationery Trends summer edition. Lots of great information about what is happening in the paper world PLUS Wendelline Papers double ring place cards made the Fresh Picks.
Stationery trends summer 012 Under the trend  Art Deco our beautiful double ring place card in opal and white was selected.  This is one of my favorite  Wendelline Papers place cards.  It can be used on a contemporary style table, art deco or formal wedding table setting.  Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.
Stationery trends summer 006 Wendelline Papers customer Fabulous Affairs  made the statement that calligraphy was trending.  We love hearing that.  With our master calligrapher Wendy in charge of design – Wendelline Papers is a trend setter.


Be Creative with Wendelline Papers Gift Tags

image002-wedding-garland-lo-res Wendy thought it would be fun to make a garland out of our Wedding/Love gift tags. Mix up the designs or just choose one. Tie them to a beautiful silk ribbon and decorate a bridal shower table or dessert table at the reception.
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-76 Wendelline Papers beautiful Fantasy Gift Tag in blush tied on a simple limb makes an elegant escort card.  Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.
image002-wedding-tags-lo-res Wendelline Papers gift tags make any shower/wedding gift sparkle like the bride to be.  Check them out at


Why be old fashion and use table numbers?

spring 2013 2 Not long ago a friend and I were talking about attending a wedding.  She mentioned that she hated running to the reception and rushing to find a table.  My answer is the use of escort cards and table numbers.  It is a little more work on the bride but is almost a gift to the guest.  It ensures everyone has a place.  Pictured Wendelline Papers Scroll Banner Place Card in opal and Scripty Table Number in ivory.  Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.
spring 2013 5 Table numbers can come in all shapes, sizes and colors – the only limitation is your imagination!  Pictured Wendelline Papers Table Numbers.  All original art is hand calligraphy by Wendy Ware.
27309_10151183704881476_1806988818_n My niece Amanda simply placed her Wendelline Papers Vintage Table Numbers as part of her table decor.  Each table was a little different depending on the shape of the container.   It was simple and elegant.


Gift wrap that is beautiful and enduring…..

406166_474104892646518_1232477499_n Wendelline Papers beautiful die-cut and hand embellished congrats gift tag on a Lilywrap fabric gift wrap bag.  Great combination to make a package special and be kind to our environment. Shop for both at and
Wendy Ware Spring 2011-104 Make a Wish come true with a special birthday gift finished with a Wendelline Papers tag.
photo Ashley Edmonds creator of Lilywrap with Leslie Moss of Wendelline Papers at Dallas Gift Market in Mario and Associates showroom.  Market is fun with creative people like Ashley!


Envelopes that say open me first ….

DSC_0064 Wendy’s envelope calligraphy makes any invitation more exciting to open.  Your guest will not want to throw away the envelope.   Check out to see her 40 different fonts.
DSC_0111 Wendelline Papers A-9 envelope has just the right touch of detail.   Add Wendy’s spectacular envelope calligraphy and a fun combination of stamps – every guest will say yes to attend your wedding.


Monograms are making a hit this summer…..

hero-2 Check out Pottery Barn’s new Mark & Graham.  Monograms are always trending but this is a fresh new twist. 
_MG_0639 Wendelline Papers beautiful Monogram Enclosure Notes are perfect for hostess gifts, part of the brides maid bag of goodies or little luncheon gift.  Each letter is original calligraphy by Wendy Ware.


Wendelline Papers National Stationery Show 2013

 NYC NSS 2013 020 National Stationery Show 2013.  Booth space 2153 for Wendelline Papers starts with 3 white walls.  Wendy is placing the product boards to start filling the space.  Leslie has put together the booth furniture.
NYC NSS 2013 025 Wendy does her magic – hand painting frames around the Wendelline Papers event suites that include Menu/Programs, Place Cards and Favor Wraps.  All have been printed for different occasions.  Thanks to Stacey Himmel Stationery in San Diego for helping us complete the look.   Of course many of the pieces have Wendy’s beautiful calligraphy.
NYC NSS 2013 030 In a matter of hours the booth is complete and ready for buyers from all over the country. It was a great show.  A wonderful kick off to the 2013 summer show season.


New Wedding Signage – Just in time for June


DSC_0041  Just in time for June weddings – Wendelline Papers has added new Reversible Wedding Signs.  Just add a beautiful ribbon and it will give a sophisticated touch to your special Wedding Day.   Sign reverses from Reserved to Ceremony or Reception.
DSC_0057-ceremony Guide your guest to the ceremony with this calligraphy and reversible Ceremony sign by Wendelline Papers.
DSC_0017-reception Let the party begin and not have any guest miss the first dance. Wendelline Papers reversible Wedding Signs will point your guest in the right direction.  Remember we have Bride/Groom reversible signs too!  All our signage is in designer Wendy Ware’s beautiful calligraphy and die cut to match.


Wedding Season is here!


Beautiful Wendelline Papers envelopes are designed to coordinate with any of our Wendelline Papers die-cut invitation designs.  The hand-drawn border by our designer Wendy Ware decorates a plain envelope.  Pictured a mixed font calligraphy addressing style by Wendy.


DSC_0002 Wendelline Papers 8 die-cut cards available in varying colors and designs are perfect for any invitation, menu or program.   Add a little embellishment and your invitation goes from special to WOW!
DSC_0054 Beautiful hand embellished gift tags by Wendelline Papers. Going to a wedding or a shower?  Wedding Wishes gift tag adds a special little sparkle to any gift. Calligraphy by Wendy Ware.



National Stationery Show


Wendy and Leslie are so excited to be returning to the National Stationery Show NEXT week in New York City.  Our booth number is 2153.  We can’t wait to visit with the stores and be inspired by all the talent artist and manufactures around us.  Plus just the bonus of being in the city.