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  • Hand Illustrated Watercolor Maps for Weddings & Special Events

    ELEVATE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS  Elevate your event or product with a custom hand illustrated watercolor map. Thoughtfully hand illustrated maps make elegant keepsakes for remembering special events and occasions. Bring your event vision to life through a custom design that highlights all your favorit... View Post
  • Hand Painted Lavender Suite for a Wine Country Wedding in Santa Ynez Valley

    Rachel and Colin will soon be with their loved ones for an early summer wedding weekend in the beautiful drifts of the Santa Ynez Valley. Lincourt Vineyards and Alisal Guest Ranch are both gathering places with unique histories and identities. Both are known for their hospitality and atmosphere o... View Post
  • 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
  • Santa Ynez Valley Autumn Wedding Invitation Suite

    A custom invitation suite for an elegant Santa Ynez Valley autumn wedding. We used a palette of deep plum, autumn gold and soft cream in the vintage stamps, wax seal, envelope liner and calligraphy. Se {Latest Honey Paper blog posts} View Post

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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.