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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sun Valley Summer Wedding | Western "Kick Up Your Heels" | Part 2

    Last week I wrote about the beginning of an amazing wedding weekend in Sun Valley, Idaho for DJ and Alan. The design for the printed materials started with the mother of the bride's vision of a quilt with each square representing something personal to the couple. The image squares were throughout... View Post
  • Sun Valley Summer Wedding | Western "Kick Up Your Heels" Motif

    A year before moving from Sun Valley to California, I started working on an elaborate wedding suite for a fabulous couple, DJ and Alan. The wedding weekend was packed with festivities and as the day approached my family sold our home, packed our car and headed West. I continued to finish up the l... 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.