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  • Watercolor Stationery for a Santa Barbara Wedding

    Sarah and Jeff's October wedding took place at a private estate in the foothills of Santa Barbara surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. This stretch of California's coastline is known for its grand bluffs that rise from narrow beaches. Walking along the shore your eyes me... View Post
  • Die Cut Stationery In The Details

    You've set the date, picked your colors and penned the perfect words for your wedding or event. You hope your guests delight in opening their invitations and that they are as eager to celebrate the day as you are.  We love exploring ways in which stationery can set the tone for your celebration... View Post
  • Ranunculus & Rose Watercolor Suite | Vendor Library Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson said the earth laughs in flowers. Each spring our spirits are renewed by nature's palette through the blessings of young cherry blossoms, tulips, crocus, daffodil and primrose. When it comes to spring wedding and event stationery there are endless ways to incorporate the se... View Post
  • Romantic Vintage Wine Country Wedding

    The dreamy landscape of the vineyards of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo have long been a destination for weddings and loved creating the stationery and dinner menus for this gorgeous, romantic vintage winery wedding. Photography: Mike Larson |  Styling: LaFleur W... View Post
  • Summer Wedding | A Dreamy Woodland Wedding Suite

    We love finding inspiration in the woods among the wildflowers. We designed and produced these vintage rose floral illustrations for this spring wedding invitation. Delicate and airy illustrated watercolor map and poem adds a woodland vibe to this wedding lush with florals. We wanted to capture a... View Post
  • Joshua Tree Desert Runaway Wedding

    A beautiful and mystical wedding celebration in Joshua Tree National Park. These minimal rustic wedding invitations, table numbers and escort cards were inspired by the shapes, colors and textures of the desert and reflect the couple's dreamy bohemian spirit. The invitations wer... View Post
  • Intimate Gathering

    In the midst of a busy holiday season there is something special about sitting around the table with your nearest and dearest. We wanted to capture and honor that beauty in this intimate gathering. Our stationery is featured here with Astier de Villatte earthenware and vintage silver from Atmosp... View Post
  • Custom Wedding Suite Collaboration | A Watercolor Masterpiece

    What started out as a beautiful bride walking into my shop and asking if we could use her friend’s illustrations for my invitations, turned into an invitation suite masterpiece.  The artist, Rebecca Chester and the bride, Danielle, carefully considered each element and I was lucky enoug... View Post

Welcome to The Giving Ink's Blog

The Giving Ink is a store and brand by Michelle Castle, with a vision to guide customers toward a richer, more fulfilled lifestyle through goods that encourage both the growing and sustaining connections we make with each other. The shop reflects her desire to connect the hearts of people through handwriting, illustrations, and a renewed interest in incorporating a more analog lifestyle through slower, more thoughtful forms of communication such as letter writing and journaling.