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Hummingbird Cards Festive Baking

So we’ve been busy baking at Hummingbird Cards!!

For our last posting of the year we just wanted to share with you our mini master pieces – don’t tell Mary & Paul!!!

Last year we shared with you our festive ginger bread houses & this year we’ve continued the tradition with the epitome of  Christmas, a good old fashioned Christmas cake.

Claire created a Scandinavian delight! The attention to detail was exquisite & the icing can only have been described as ‘candilicious’!

Amazing candy cane swirls, twisted & wrapped around with oh so cute ginger bread men.

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I went for a winter wonderland theme!

Of course I did white on white, no surprise there!

Meringue trees for the forest with little polar bears & a scattering

of sugary snowflakes.

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We wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy cooking!

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Ski Lodge Winter Wonderland Placecards

So you've decided on tying the knot in winter and you’re thinking about themes. 
We adore an all-white winter wedding, or perhaps a Scandinavian red and white theme, or even 'let it snow' with snowflakes!
  
  We've recently been inspired and have been dreaming about a
 'Ski Lodge Winter Wonderland' theme. 

It would have to start with finding your perfect country barn venue, with long 
wooden tables, cosy blankets on the chairs for your guests, candles - lots of them in Kilner jars, snow globe table numbers, white twigs and branches, snowflake decorations, pine cones & maybe even a reindeer!

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 Vintage Ski Theme

Our dreaming of a ski lodge wedding started when we were asked to create some laser 
cut antler place cards. They would be the perfect table decoration!

The little antlers were laser cut on the back and simply pop-up when the 
place card folds over. They're so cute and effective!

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A beautiful powdery soft grey card was chosen which would work so well with blush and neutral shades for a warm winter theme. 

A colour palette like this is the perfect accent to a vintage ski theme. 

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Our calligrapher mixed a powdery white ink and chose a quirky style script.

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Here they are all wrapped up and ready to leave. 
Sometimes you just find it hard to say goodbye to some little lovelies!

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Small Business Saturday 6th December

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We are doing our part to help spread the Small Business Saturday message.

Are you supporting your local small businesses tomorrow?

Small independent makers, local retailers and start-up companies, offer great service and are vital for our economies and communities, we need your support every day of the year.

It’s a really great idea and oh so simple, instead of clicking on big name chain on-line retailers, choose unique, innovative gifts from artists, makers and small businesses. Or go out and shop at a Small Business Saturday events, you’ll be investing in the UK and supporting the innovation and creativity of the people in your  city, town or village.

So, wherever you are in the UK on Saturday 6th December, take time out to either find a unique shop on-line or pop into small businesses in your area. Hunt down a local Small Business Saturday event and take advantage of the offers and competitions happening to celebrate the day.

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Check out @SmallBizSatUK on Twitter to hear about events in your area

or follow #SmallBizSatUK.

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Laser Cut Pop Up Christmas Cards

We’ve been adding new designs to our greeting card collection and we’re so excited with these little lovelies.

They’re not just a Christmas card but a decoration to display too!

Pop them up under a lamp and they create pretty shadows.

You can get yours on NOTHS

 

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There’s more laser cut pop up card designs in the collection which

we’ll be posting in the New Year.

If you’re looking for a unique wedding card, new baby, new home, valentines,

engagement or anniversary card, keep an eye out, we’ll be tempting you soon!

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Diamonds are a girls best friend!

What could be better than to receive this little lovely through the post! 
Its every girls dream, not only did you get a gorgeous laser cut diamond ring 
invitation to a Christmas preview but you also got a discount offer.

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Mark & his daughter from Mark A Linley jewellers contacted us with an idea 
and we loved creating the bespoke laser cut invitation design for them!

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 Mark A Linley design & create bespoke jewellery in platinum and gold
along with an extensive repair service carried out within their own
workshop at this wonderful wonky little shop in Worcester.
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Elle Wedding Magazine

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 We're so excited with the news ELLE are launching

ELLE Wedding Magazine

ELLE has always been one of my fav must have reads and now
the idea of a magazine dedicated to just weddings sounds perfect.
So what is it promising the bride to be, we just had to find out.

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When a women gets married she needs a magazine to help her plan
a wedding that is about individuality not conformity.
Today’s bride wants to showcase her own style and personality,
not be a cookie-cutter replica of every other newly-wed.
She wants her day to be the most stylish wedding ever 
and ELLE wedding will help her do this.

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  Like ELLE it will be stylish, inspirational and a useful resource 
for the fashionable bride to be. You can check out the website too 
for all the latest tips and news.
They will guide you from the concept ideas to places to shop 
and suppliers to know, like us!
From the perfect font on your wedding invite to the most modern shoe
 to compliment your dress.

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Its about to hit the shelves on the 9th September, 
so we suggest you go get yourself a copy, grab a coffee, 
your wedding notebook and get organising.
Enjoy!

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Brown paper packages tied up with string…

…these are a few of our favourite things.

 

Following our last feature on 'Make Your Own' wedding invitations,
 we thought it was the perfect timing for an offer.
Our gorgeous packs of 5 laser cut wedding cards 
are now REDUCED to just £6.00 from £10.00.
These make the perfect 'Make Your Own' invitations! 
You just have to add your own printed insert and there you have it, 
the prettiest of invitations.

laser cut wedding invitations

The word 'wedding' is intricately laser cut into a beautiful white alabaster 
card with small scattered daisies. Each card has a recycled eco craft
 inlay and matching envelope. They come tied up with string with a 
cute little luggage tag label.

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 Or use them for Save the Dates or thank you cards too.

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If you're tempted and fancy saving a little towards the ever
 growing wedding budget either give us a call in the studio or
 pop over to our shop on NOTHS.

 Don't miss the chance its only while we have stock!

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Laser cut Save the Date Cards

We were being asked for our Hummingbird Cards logo inspired laser cut Save the Dates, so we’ve added them into our collection.

Surprise, set the scene and wow your guests before your big day!

Here’s just a little taster of a couple of colours. Make it your own and pick other shades from the palette to mix and match it to your colour theme.

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Here’s our laser cut Save the Date card made with Eco Craft inlay & envelopes, natural and recycled paper and card.

Just perfect for a vintage theme too.

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laser cut save the date cards

Stylish and pretty in peach!

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A Golden Wedding with a Difference!

laser cut golden wedding invitations

Judy & David celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary last September with a garden party. They came to us to create unique laser cut event invitations to invite and surprise their friends & loved ones with something a little different. The invitation was to include two giraffes, a lady & a gent (Judy’s favourite animals!) with some ‘Golden Wedding’ bunting. They loved it.. so did all the guests!

Here’s the finished design, cut in a shimmer quartz card with a gold leaf inlay.


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laser cut golden wedding invitations

Judy & David shared some pictures from their party with us!

The invitation design inspired the cake design..

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We  also made lollipop table names so they could be popped into pretty jam jars filled with flowers on each table.

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lollipop table names

..and table plan cards that hung in twisted willow branches.

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Congratulations Judy & David!

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Colour of the Year 2014 from Pantone

Radiant Orchid

Colour trends come and go, sometimes you just have to take them with a little pinch of salt, especially where weddings are concerned! In the last couple of years we’ve had emerald green and tangerine (not the easiest of colours for a romantic wedding.. & trying to get your bridesmaid into a tangerine dress may have  proved slightly difficult!) but this years Radiant Orchid & Dazzling Blue are the colours that experts at Pantone are predicting.

Radiant Orchid is a vibrant, rich, pretty purple shade that works perfectly for weddings, from bridesmaid dresses to flowers and accessories, and, of course, stationery. Here in the studio we believe that shades of darker purples through to paler shades of lilac are going to bring a fresh new colour to our collections. We’ve had a long time loving nudes and peaches and this may just be our new ‘must have’!

Here’s a few pics to get you in the mood for Radiant Orchid.

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Our ‘Boho Bride’ laser cut wedding  invitation with Grape inlay

Boho bride laser cut wedding invitation in Pantone's radiant orchid colour

Dazzling Blue

Dazzling Blue is the brightest of all blues and we’ve found that the best way to capture this shade for stationery is to use a metallic or shimmer finish card.

Its a stunning accent colour and would work beautifully for gorgeous and glamorous weddings to Mediterranean and beach weddings.

Here’s a few pics to get you in the mood for a Dazzling Blue wedding!

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Up & away balloon laser cut wedding invitation in Pantone's dazzling blue colour

Our ‘Up and Away’ laser cut wedding invitation with Dazzling blue inlay.

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Laser cut peacock wedding invitation in Pantone's dazzling blue

Our ‘Art Deco Peacock’ laser cut wedding invitation with Dazzling blue inlay.

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