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Santa Ynez

  • Santa Ynez Wedding | Custom Stationery Illustration Collaboration

    When the beautiful and talented actress, Caitlin Thompson, and producer, comedy writer, Dan Fogelman, first came to me for their wedding invitations it started with browsing wedding albums and pointing out details and suites they liked. At some point Dan said to Cait, “you can do illustrations li... View Post
  • Luxurious & Elegant Wedding at the Historic Santa Barbara Club

    The historic Santa Barbara Club, established in 1892 is known for its elegance and tradition. Throughout the year garden parties are held on the lush grounds making it the ideal place for weddings and events.    Inspired by the club's long history and appreciation for tradition we created a na... View Post
  • Letterpress Invitations for Santa Ynez Valley Wedding

    This rich cream and deep red letter-pressed invitation suite is one of our favorites. It is a perfect reflection of the Santa Ynez Valley: refined, natural, sophisticated yet casual. The design is letter-pressed with a real cork backing. It will be the first impression for the beautiful wedding. ... View Post
  • Hand Illustrated Greeting Cards | Mother-Daughter Collaboration

    This Saturday, at the Quick Draw & Arts Festival After pARTy, Honey Paper will be releasing greeting card designs with watercolor illustrations by the talented artist, Pat Hoffman. Pat also happens to be my mother and I am so excited to tell you a little bit about it! One of the reason... View Post
  • Honey Paper Greeting Cards Inspired by The Grimani Breviary

    I have always been captivated by the Grimani Breviary Illuminated Manuscripts. My parents had reproductions of manuscripts in our home and I remember looking at them in amazement as a child and later seeing some in person at The Getty Villa in Malibu. Having always wanted to use images from manus... View Post
  • Oak Tree Invitation | Arts Outreach Santa Ynez & Los Alamos Valley

    I was honored to have produced this invitation for a special event benefiting Arts Outreach. Arts Outreach is a wonderful organization whose mission is to promote the visual, literary and musical arts in the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys. How appropriate that this arts organization chose pape... 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.