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simplicity is king

The simplest ideas always win. I am smitten with these 1st birthday party invitations that my friend Chelsea created for her son, Owen. That single white candle tied onto the beautiful letterpressed 1 makes a big impression.

Of course, as co-founder of Los Angeles-based letterpress stationer Sugar Paper, Chelsea is no stranger to simple and exquisite design. She, her co-founder Jamie and their team have been providing fresh breaths of air to the stationery world for the past 8 years.

Photos courtesy Chelsea Shukov
Contact Sugar Paper to inquire about your own custom invitations  

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Reader Comments (13)

i agree, simple is always better. i absolutely adore the invite! very chic!

Love these. You are right, simple is best!

March 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

I think this has got to be the most darling and cleverest invite ever! hope you are well =)

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTruly Smitten

@Justine: Chic is definitely one of Chelsea's signature traits!
@Victoria: Thanks!

March 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterDarling

Oh darn...I wish I had known about them...I just had my daughter Claire's 1st birthday invites printed. These would have been so much better!

April 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill V. / TerraSavvy

I ADORE THESE! I am planning a 1st birthday party for my twin boys and would definitely like to know how I go about ordering something like these. Please inform!

October 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershanngria
October 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterDarling

I was wondering how i would go about ordering these lovely 1 invites with the candels!! I would need 50 of them!! SOOO CUTE!

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I would definitely like to know how I go about ordering these. I would need 50 of them for my triplets.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I'd like to order as well (party mid-April)... can i be pointed in the right direction?

February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I didn't see where these can be purchased. I went to the Sugar Paper website and don't see these for sale. Can you please let me know how to buy these?? Thank you!!

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCHRISTINA

I absolutely love these! I am planning a first birthday for my son. How can I order these?

December 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColey

I am wondering how to order these? I am planning a 1st birthday party for my son in June 2014.

January 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTecia E.

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