Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Inspired Intern: Rust Orange

November 24, 2010

I’m inspired this week by the beautiful rust orange color I’ve seen in all the falling leaves around me!  I love this particular shade of orange because it’s bold and fierce, yet also delightfully warm and cozy too.  It makes me think of eating warm pumpkin pie and snuggling under a thick blanket by the fireplace.

– Becca

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For more from Becca, be sure to check out her delightful blog lavender’s blue.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Elie Tahari dress from Nordstrom | Fall leaves via Flickr
row 2: Shoes from
The Knot | Flowers from Wedding by Color
row 3:
Antelope Canyon | Tie from Project Wedding

Store Scoop

Facebook, Freebies and Deals!

November 23, 2010

I just realized that I haven’t mentioned this out loud yet but we – as in Betsywhite Stationery – finally have a Facebook page! (yes, FINALLY). If you haven’t already, I’d love it if you’d “like” it!

We’ve got all kinds of goodies in store exclusively for Facebook fans… including discounts, giveaways and our One Day Deals which could pop up on any given day (hint: you might want to check out the page today!).

We’ve got a pretty sweet giveaway in the works for December as well so be sure to join us on Facebook to get the goods!

Tips and Tidbits

DIY Download: Festive Garland

November 22, 2010

As I mentioned last month, Becca will be sharing a few DIY projects here on Flights of Fancy during her internship. If you’re planning a little Thanksgiving Soirée this Thursday, this download will be a perfect fit. Enjoy!

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craft idea: thanksgiving garland

Decorating for the holidays can seem overwhelming at times, but this simple DIY garland will add some festivity to your holiday without all the fuss!  I live in a super tiny studio apartment with my husband, and this garland was perfect for our small space: festive, but restrained; simple, but effective.  Would you like one for your home too?

This Thanksgiving garland can easily be adapted for any holiday or celebration by switching out the message and adding different decorative elements (think: hearts for Valentine’s Day, Christmas trees for Christmas, stars for Hanukkah, or bells for a wedding).  Download the complete alphabet set to create your own custom garland!

Here’s the full how-to:

craft tools

Tools: Shown above – (A) Cardstock in any color or pattern  (B) 1/4″ Rectangular hand punch  (C) 1/4″ Ribbon in any color   (D) Scissors

Step 1: Download the DIY garland template and print out the necessary letters for your garland.

Step 2: Cut out letters along the solid black lines.  You could also use a 3″ circle punch if available.

Step 3: Use 1/4″ rectangular hand punch to punch two rectangular slits along the two lines at the top of the circle.  If you do not have a punch on hand, you could also use an X-acto knife to cut the slits.  Using an X-acto knife instead of a punch will make threading the ribbon slightly more difficult, however.

Step 4: Starting with the last letter in your message, thread the ribbon up through the right slit and down through the left slit.  Continue adding letters from the end of your message to the beginning. Space out the letters evenly along the ribbon.

craft idea: thanksgiving garland

And that’s it!  Now wasn’t that easy? Now you’re ready at a moment’s notice for any party or celebration!

I’ve created two sets of downloads for you – one alphabet set in a more casual font, and the other alphabet set in a more elegant, fancy font.  By switching up the font, color of paper, color of ribbon, or decorative elements, you could adapt these garlands to fit any celebration!

Happy crafting – and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

– Becca

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Click below to download…

Download Festive Garland

Real Wedding Features

Tonya and Brent

November 19, 2010

destination wedding in Barbados

WEDDING DATE: August 7th, 2010
LOCATION: Sandy Lane, Barbados
CEREMONY + RECEPTIONS LOCATION: The private residence “Koh-I-Noor”, Sandy Lane
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dave Cox of Dave Cox Weddings
FLOWERS BY: Juliette Griffith of Bouquet Floral Gift Shoppe (in Barbados)
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: My parents! Marguerite and Ian Estwick
GOWN BY: Maggie Sotero
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Kenneth Cole

destination wedding in Barbados

TONYA’S FAVORITE DETAIL: In keeping with the Caribbean theme of the wedding, one of our favoritedetails was the Mudda Sally and Tuk Band that performed while leading the wedding party from the ceremony area to the reception.

Barbados wedding

STATIONERY: Tonya and Brent chose the Anna Beth stationery suite, including Save The Dates, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Programs and Thank You Notes. Although the Anna Beth suite is typically printed on Ecru paper only, Tonya chose to do a paper swap and had it printed on our White Deckle Edge paper instead. Turned out great!
WHY DID TONYA CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: It reflected the simple garden elegance we had envisioned for our wedding.

destination wedding invitations by Betsywhite Stationery

destination wedding in Barbados

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The impromptu pool party that happened during the reception! Brent was tossed in by some of the groomsmen and other friends (after getting the ok from my mom). The rest of the wedding party soon followed and ultimately, so did I (after a wardrobe change, of course)!

Barbados wedding

All wedding photos © Dave Cox Weddings
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery