1st Annual Holiday Card Exchange

I'll send you mine if you send me yours! 

After participating in the Antiquaria holiday card exchange last year, I want to join in on the fun. Send me your holiday card in a hand-lettered envelope (it doesn't have to be anything special, just your own handwriting, nothing typed and no labels) and I will send you one of my Christmas cards addressed in calligraphy. Make sure you put your name and address somewhere on the back of your card so I can make sure you get mine in return. These images are of my holiday cards from last year; this year's cards will be a surprise when you get one in the mail. So you better send me one, biatch. 

Send your cards to:

Miranda Writes
1020 South 55th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
U.S.A.

Vintage-Inspired Wedding Invitations

When my uncle got engaged and called me about designing his invitations, he and his fiance stressed the importance of a vintage-inspired invitation suite to coincide with their wedding day. The color palette was greys and creams and I added some vintage looking embellishments to the design. The logo was hand drawn, and then duplicated on the back flap as a custom return address. It was so fun receiving my own invitation in the mail and seeing these two tie the knot! 

Marble Hexagon Escort Tiles

I was ecstatic when a sweet KC bride reached out to me to hand letter these marble tiles for her wedding. The process was a little trickier than I had expected, but I learned a lot along the way and am ready to do my next marble project. See how stunning they turned out below. 

Ink: Schmincke Copper

Bridal Brunch: Signage + Floral

My mom and I hosted a traditional bridal shower for my little sister in early September, and I was tasked with the decor and the mimosa bar. I lettered a few chalkboards (which will soon be available to rent locally) and I put together all of the floral arrangements (shout out to the Trader Joe's flower section!).  I didn't get to grab very many photos before everything was eaten/used so here's what I have:

Grey on Grey

Custom grey ink on light grey envelopes for a Lovestruck bride. 

White Ink on Cipria Envelopes

Is this not the prettiest color combination you ever did see? Addressed these gorgeous envelopes for a Lovestruck bride and I'm smitten with them. Also, paired with roses from my garden. *swoon*

Housewarming Party: Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Last fall, my husband and I purchased our first home: a fixer-upper in an adorable neighborhood in Omaha, NE. We spent the first six months in the house doing small projects like refinishing the floors, painting over awful blue hues from the previous owners, and adding furniture and our own style to our new home. Once spring rolled around, we decided to throw a housewarming party to show our friends and family all of the progress we've made so far. 

We decided to do an open house ice cream social so guests could come and go as they pleased. It turned out to be one of the hottest days in June, so ice cream was perfect. I laid out a kraft paper runner and used my calligraphy skills to set up the ice cream sundae bar. See photos of the set-up below. 

Place Tiles

These little pieces of tile were used as place holders for a Lovestruck Events wedding. I used a round 0 brush with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed-Proof White ink to letter guest names.