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  • A Wedding Celebration & Seasonal Feast at Fess Parker Winery in Santa Ynez Valley

    Nicholas proposed to Katherine under the open skies of California's Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County as the heads of lupines and poppies unfurled like antique quilts shaken out and smoothed. As native Coloradans, the couple felt a connection to this peaceful land between the mountains an... 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
  • Letterpress Suite with Custom Watercolor Map of Santa Barbara

    Every map tells a story. They are studies in time; snapshots of a neighborhood, city, country or kingdom whose characters and gestures are embodied in the roads, land and architecture. Maps weave complex tales and capture the world for a day. The earliest known maps are records of the night sky; ... 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
  • Love & Letters: Santa Barbara Magazine Feature

    We were so honored to be featured in Santa Barbara Magazine's Love & Letters alongside so many wonderful Santa Barbara area wedding artists and designers. The save the date and wedding invitation pictured has a cherry blossom motif printed on a thin, fine wood that has been carefully die cut.... 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

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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.