Holiday Giveaway Week – Creative, Personalized Designs!

December 15, 2011 | editorial team

Your wedding planning months are a time in your life when you’re going to be surrounded by beautiful products and design, so embrace the opportunity to celebrate your new phase in life with these fun, creative items. We love anything with a personal touch, so we’ve put together a group of giveaway prizes that will help you have just that. One lucky Junebug winner will soon be taking home:

– 25 Foil Stamped and Letterpressed Enclosure Notes from Haute Papier

– A Custom Address, Personal or Holiday Stamp from Paperwink

– A Custom Oil Painting From One of Your Wedding Photos by Julia Hou

Read on to learn more about each item, and to enter to win just leave us a comment here telling us what creative projects you’re planning to make or purchase for your wedding. We’ll accept entries all week long, and choose our winner randomly next Monday, December 19th, 2011.

Haute Papier's bold and beautiful letterpress enclosure notes

Haute Papier’s bold and beautiful letterpress enclosure notes may be small but they pack a big punch. You can use them as gift cards, thank you notes, wedding escort cards and more, and with the incredible array of personalized designs they can be ordered in you’ll want to use them for just about everything! We love the monogrammed options as well as the “signature” stationery option (letterpressed with your own signature!), and those envelope liner are to-die-for! To get our winner started with a set of their own, Haute Papier owners Sarah and Erin are giving our winner the set of 25 adorable red enclosure notes letterpressed with “xo” seen above! So sweet!

custom address or personal rubber stamps from Paperwink

After discovering the products of Paperwink earlier this year, I’ve been obsessed with their custom address and personal stamps. Each and every stamp design Paperwink offers is so delightful that they would bring a little thrill to the most every day activities (really, who couldn’t use a little more excitement when mailing out the bills?) Paperwink also offers wonderful invitations, address labels, notebooks and accessories, but custom stamps are close to their hearts, so they’re generously giving our Junebug winner the custom address, personal or holiday stamp of their choice. Thanks Paperwink!

custom oil paintings by Julia Hou

Artist Julia Hou creates custom oil paintings that are not your traditional portraits! Using one of your wedding photos she will interpret your image in the most modern way, inside the letter of your choice. It’s like combining a monogram and portrait into one! Each piece is absolutely one-of-a-kind, and painted on an 8″ by 8″ gallery wrapped heavy duty canvas board, ready to display. I’m thrilled that Julia is giving a custom painting to the winner of this giveaway – what a treasure for your home.

Thanks for entering to win everyone! And don’t forget to enter yesterday’s Groomsmen’s Gifts Giveaway, Tuesday’s Bridesmaids’ Gifts Giveaway, Monday’s huge Bridal Fashion Giveaway, and all the photography related giveaways going on over on Photobug!

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  1. Oh boy, what creative project am I not planning? I’m super excited for our Save The Dates and to decorate our ceremony location!

  2. Looking forward to my DIY out of towner gift bags! They can be so unique and welcoming to really set off the weekend. Love JuneBugWeddings!

  3. I’m currently making my veil…. and our bridesmaids necklaces… and my flower girl basket…. lots of stuff in the works!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-)

  4. For our wedding we’re planning on making the wedding favors. My brother has a tea company in PR called PR Tea Co. so we thought it would be special to incorporate the tea and coffee blends into the wedding. We’re gonna put them in mini acrylic boxes, label them and put a ribbon. Can’t wait to start…

  5. eeeeek! I love love love the stamp and stationary.

  6. What are we not planning on making…? :) Invitations, wedding favors, centerpieces. It’s definitely a hands-on wedding and these are the cutest cards…LOVE THEM!

  7. I am DIY’ing my centerpieces, my save the dates, invitations, decor…I’m sure there are plenty of other items that I am forgetting as well! This giveaway would be a big help!

  8. I am going to make my own Invitations and this custom stamp would be perfect for my self-address label! I have been swooning over these stamps for a long time, I would love to win one! (However, I also want to mention how much I adore the gorgeous painting and letterpress collections!)

  9. Hi, I have really been enjoying all the wedding planning (even though I thought I never would!) I am not the creative type at all – I am a CPA after all, however, for some reason wedding planning has brought out a whole new side of me. My fiancé and I are planning to get married at a place that is actually connected to a gym. The venue has nice hard wood floors, big windows, and a wall full of mirrors; however, the rest is very plain, so a great blank canvas – perfect for creativity. I am changing the entire feel of room with a combination of drapery and amber up-lighting and the ceiling will be completely washed in a texture pattern (similar to damask). The main seating room will also have large centerpieces (white flowers and lush greenery) to create visual interest and a feel of luxury. I am also working on my vision to decorate the entry way which will also have some drapery, hanging lanterns, sparkling lights, and two tables dedicated to our wedding party (titled: Meet the Maid and Meet the Men) so people get the feel of warmth when they first walk in the door. I also am doing any little extras I can think of to help my guests feel welcome and happy they came including: goodies in the bathroom (mints, lotion, hairspray, etc), complimentary flip flops for dancing, full open bar, and a dessert table with tons of options for those who don’t like cake (just to name a few). I have realized that not only am I celebrating marrying the man of my dreams, but I am also inviting all of our loved ones to share in that celebration and to feel part of our family. Cheers to creativity and love!

  10. I am going to try and DIY some of my centerpieces. My mom and I purchased the vases last week! I also want to address my own invitations, so this stamp would be awesome!

  11. I’m planning on making my veil with my mom…it will become an heirloom to pass down through the generations! Also, my fiance and I are building out our website from scratch (he’s a tech geek) and I’m really excited to see our personalities shine through in that area!

  12. We are planning on making our entire ceremony backdrop! along with about a million other things! <3

  13. I plan on making our save the dates, invitations, and the welcome bags for our guests flying in.

  14. Everybody is chipping in to make something. My mom is making my veil and sash. My nana is making our favors. I’m making our centerpieces. My FMIL is making our cakes.

  15. I am DYING to have a custom return address stamp. They are always so beautiful and classic and allow for the personal touch without the hand cramping. I would love to have this for our SaveTheDates! My big fun task for our wedding is calligraphing all of our invitations. I can’t wait :)

  16. i plan on diy’ing a lot, but i’m most excited about our tablescapes!

  17. I plan to make a number of things including my bridesmaid gifts, paper lanterns, and a wine ceremony box.

  18. We’re planning quite a few projects as our budget is slim and we’re having a small event. First, I’m keeping a meticulous garden. The flowers I’ve planted now will be incorporated into the bouquets and the boutineers. Tons of peonies, lilies and lavender. We’re also creating a tent in our front yard (like a fort) to escape from the sun. We’ve already cleared the area and set down moss to grow. And the structure will be light with lots of sheer fabrics to keep the sun off our faces. Currently our plan is also to make our own invites. We were thinking of sending invitations consisting of hand writing with ink on water color painted paper. :) And I was also thinking of hand dying napkins and embroidering them with white floss. And the cakes! Since my honey is celiac, we have very particular bakery needs especially regarding contamination. Since most bakers can’t meet that need, we’re on a shortage of available businesses. We’ve been discussing making our own cake for the day of. And I’m pretty sure I can rope my mom into helping. :) We’ll see though. Nuts? Probably. Most awesome wedding ever? YES.

  19. Im fairly certain our entire wedding will be a DIY spectacle and while I am looking forward to each project and seeing how they each complement each other I think I am most excited by creating a rustic doorway to enter and exit the aisle creating a separation in a wide open field. Symbolic and a great project for my fiancé and I to work on together. Hes quite the handyman too ?

  20. For our wedding we are planning on making pomanade kissing balls for the church pews, Our escort cards in an old vintage card catolog, and the calligraphy on all of our envelopes for the Save The Dates and Invitations! I am sure we will come up with a few more ideas as well! :)

  21. We made our invitations and the draping for the ceremony pews.

  22. My MOH and I are going to be doing all the flowers ourselves. We will be hitting up all the local farmers markets to make all the centerpeices, decorations for the aisle, bouquets and the boutonnieres. Gonna be a blast (especially since my MOH just happens to be a whiz with flowers!)

  23. We are planning on making gift bags for our out of town guests. I’m also hoping to make paper flower bouquets for the rehearsal.

  24. My mother and I are hoping to take on the challenge of making faux mercury glass vases for all of our centerpieces and decorative votives. It should prove to be a fun and rewarding craft for us to do together, and I will love to have some of the pieces around our homes to remind us of this very special time!

  25. I’m making tons of things for my wedding including signs, escort cards, games for the reception, and our flowers!

  26. I’m doing all the calligraphy for our wedding, which is a huge diy project. We are also making apple butter for our favors, so we have over 200 jars of that to fill, plus creating the ribbon/fabric coverings for the tops. Those are 2 huge projects, but I am soooo excited about both of them!

  27. I’m jealous of all the crafty people out there.. My art skills are somewhat lacking, but i love supporting artists who make up from my lack of abilities. I’m going to attempt to make moss covered letters to hang on the church doors. If it doesn’t work out, thank goodness for Etsy! Great giveaway! :)

  28. I am so excited to create my centerpieces for the reception tables. Each table will be themed with a place that my future hubby and I have traveled to and will be decorated with pictures and other items. We’ve had lots of adventures in our 9 years of dating and I want everyone to see it!

  29. I made a card box for the wedding and I’m still figuring out my next DIY projects! I’m definitely doing my own calligraphy for the invitations and the escort cards, and I’ll just have to see what else I’m inspired by! I would love to win.

  30. Well, so far I’m making just about everything from the centerpieces to favors to my garter! I am most looking forward to making the centerpieces though…a yellow jello with peacock feathers and flowers! I think they are going to look pretty awesome. I’d love to win one of these items though, especially a piece of art by Julia Hou!

  31. I’m planning on making the wedding favors!

  32. We are taking pictures of our pug Barnabee and our cat Bacon and making them into props for our photo booth! Since our pets can’t be with us at the wedding this is our way to have them there with us

  33. I’m making all the jewelry for me the bridesmaids, and the flower girls.

  34. We’ve decided to make our own save the date video. We’ve got some fun ideas of how to make it uniquely us too!

  35. Oh my, paper swoon.

  36. We are doing soooo many creative projects for our wedding. I am doing the stationary and the florals for the reception while my fiancé is sewing the bridesmaid dresses, my rehearsal dinner dress, the groomsmen ties, and making homemade beer for the reception. Together we are going to make the desserts for the reception. We have family help in making napkins, and doing the calligraphy for our invitations. We are staying quite busy! I think I am most excited about the stationary since we have vintage stamps to use! :) aandj8804[at]gmail.com

  37. We just finished designing our save the dates and printing them ourselves. We are also working on sewing felt bunting to be hung all around and we are also making our own favors, bbq sauce and rub! We love DIY!

  38. I am currently looking at making my Save the Date cards. I want something original and fun!

  39. My fiance and I have been working on “our story” for a unique approach to the invitations…. It will read like an old newspaper spread, breaking news, give weather & sports statistics and hopefully showcase our personalities and give a nod to the fun party we’re hoping to share with our loved ones.

  40. We designed all of our own Save the Dates and Invitations. In addition, we will be designing wine bottle labels to use as table numbers.

  41. I’m making our stationery and church-floral decor, as well as decorations for our reception hall!

  42. we are having lots of fun designing our stationary set: save the dates, invitation and wedding programs. this give-away would be perfect for our project!

  43. I’m going to make little activity books for the kids at our wedding!

  44. If the weather is cooperative, I will be using wildflowers for flower decorations at the wedding/reception and burlap for table runners. I want it to look classy, but still rustic.

  45. I want to create my own backdrop for photos the guests will take. Possibly with balloons and frill!

  46. I am seriously Swooning over all of that paperie – “Swooning” with a capital “S”!!!! I am the last of three girls in my family to get married and both of my sisters are super creative, so they are teaching me how to make everything! From an Amy Butler-inspired table scape for the favors to the perfectly custom wedding paperie… I can’t wait to see how it all comes together… and can’t wait to marry the man of my dreams at the end of the day!

  47. I’m planning on making name cards for guests by using a variety of herb seeds they can take home and plant as favors. Hopefully they’ll remember to lift up a prayer for my fiance and I every time they water it. :)

  48. I love to be creative, so many parts of our wedding will be hand made but we will start with the invitations.

  49. I am planning on doing a guest book bench for our wedding (make by family) That will be our special touch for the wedding!

  50. As I write this, I’m waiting for the hot glue to dry on boutonnieres I’m making for my ring bearers (my four nephews) our of grosgrain ribbon. Later, I have to line frames with fabric and attached painted wood numbers for table signs. I’m having a pretty productive weekend!

  51. Id like to think I am more creative than I actually am. I am making program fans, and menu cards for our guest (230!). I have started brainstorming ideas, but havent become serious yet about these DIY projects.

  52. I have a HUGE project in the works for our guests which has been seriously fun preparing… It will be a 200 page guide to our wedding with introductions of each of our guests, family trees, maps, glossaries, schedules, the works! We are having a destination wedding and my fiance and I are having a blast putting the book together.

  53. A majority of my wedding is going to be DIY. I’m just in the starting stages of planning but am looking forward to making the day so personal.

  54. I’m having my garter made with parts of a blue dress my mother wore during my christening and the lace appliques from it on my veil. Also making ribbon wands! We canned raspberry jam for our favors.

  55. I am going to be DIYing my veil and my centerpieces. I am hoping to DIY as much as I can since we have a rather small budget, so hopefully I will be able to make as much as I can!

  56. I’ve ordered sample invites to check out from Etsy. I plan on DIYing my table numbers and some decor items for the reception – family photo collages and photo booth background.

  57. I am extremely excited about all the projects that I am partaking in, my favorites are my invitations and table numbers.

  58. oh geez i am DIYing almost everything. one of the things i am really excited about is my “flowers” they are coffee filters! i am using origami to make my hanging lanterns. i am also super excited about making my cake stand for our spring “wildflower” wedding

  59. Love papergoods!
    I’d die for the haute papier stationary and we’re definitely planning to buy an address stamp in a cute font…saves so much time and can use forever!

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