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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
  • Wreaths and Leaves In The Details

    Perhaps no other object conveys so perfectly the spirit of unity, joy and friendliness like the wreath. Couples often incorporate wreaths, greenery and leaves into their wedding stationery to encircle their initials. Laurel, olive leaves, lavender and wildflowers are wreath favorites and are a be... View Post
  • In the Details | Deckled Edge Paper

    Indigo, midnight, cobalt and cornflower blue.   Shades of blue combine with soft, deckled edges on this invitation creating an elegant and vintage feel. The rhythmic quality of the monochromatic tones and hues are almost balletic. The white ink calligraphy by Antiquaria on the midnight blue e... 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
  • A Pastoral & Rustic Wedding Celebration | Hand Painted Watercolor Suite

    We understand the draw of the countryside and the desire to emphasize the unrefined, rustic beauty of time’s passage on some of the most humble structures. We were thrilled when our client, Christina, came to us with her wedding stationery suite idea. Christina and her fiance will be married this... 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
  • Calligraphy In the Details

    It has been said that calligraphy is the closest you can get to hearing music with your eyes. Across continents, cultures and centuries calligraphers have used their mastery to elevate our earth bound words. We take so much pleasure in showing our clients how much they mean to us, so we were deli... 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

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.