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  • 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
  • Blush and Rose Wedding Invitation with Elegant Monogram

    Love, weddings, snowflakes and fingerprints - each one is unique and tells its story through shape, song, color and grace. What began with our client's love of blush and roses ended beautifully with a suite that sets the perfect mood for a wedding in one of  Santa Barbara's oldest churches. Sinc... View Post
  • An Abundance of Roses

    Santa Barbara County, California is filled with flowers and Montecito is a floral paradise. The ceremony and reception site of this gorgeous wedding was abundant with roses and the couple wanted to elaborate on and incorporate the luscious floral surroundings in their save the dates, invitation s... View Post
  • Elegant Rustic & Boho Wedding Invitation

    This elegant cream earth tone wedding invitation sets the tone for a celebration with a warm, boho vibe. The gold dipped feather tied up in a thin brown leather cord finishes the piece perfectly. Laser cut half moons overlap and create a delicate cover. {see another rustic invitation} {return to ... View Post
  • A Spring Wedding In The Santa Barbara Foothills

    It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. - Rainer Maria Rilke Plant this invitation and watch it bloom. Every detail of this intimate springtime Santa Barbara wedding reflected this sentiment. From the bridal bouquet whose pale peony blossoms were only beginning t... 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
  • Fall Wedding | Romantic Lush Red Rose Wedding Suite

    A fairy tale October wedding combined elegance with romance and a touch of bohemian. The details were rich with lush greenery and milky creams but the spectrum of reds were the show stoppers. The suite we created for this outdoor El Encanto wedding in Santa Barbara includes an abundance of layere... 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.