Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Creative Advent

Who doesn't love an advent calendar?? As a little girl, I always had one growing up and to this day, I still look forward to this holiday tradition. So today, I was inspired by the excitement of my little niece and nephew to blog about advent calendars, and boy are there some really great ones out there! Check out some of the creative Christmas calendars:

The first one is just TOO CUTE! These little knit mittens and hats from Garnett Hill are hung by the chimney with care, as they count down to Christmas with little cross-stitched numbers and any goodies that might be stuffed within them.

The second is a garland of hanging pyramid boxes filled with chocolate (yum!) found at Julie Ree and I just LOVE this idea!! And what makes it even better is that you can download a template for these adorable pyramid boxes right here so that you can get creative and design your own.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's time for the holidays!

The holidays have finally arrived! To kick of the first holiday season for Lilah Paper, we have come up with some really great holiday items. We previewed the Holiday Gift Tags a couple of weeks ago, but we love them so much that we just had to post them again! Also featured is our super cute Happy Holiday Folding Card with coordinating red envelope. We just LOVE red and brown for the holidays!

The Holiday Gift Tags come 8 to a set (2 each of the 4 designs) and include the adorable red and white twine (precut and ready for that special gift).

The Holiday Gift Tags can be purchased at: The Hemline in Dallas or locally here in Kansas City at RSVP in the Village and of course on our website (!

The Happy Holiday cards can be purchased thru our website (

Have fun shopping and stay warm this season!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Beauty ON a Bottle

So while out purusing the liquor store for our annual T&T (Turkey and Tinis) this past week, I stumbled upon this amazing bottle! I am a complete sucker for great design and beautiful pacakging, so of course without even knowing a thing about this particular libation, I snagged it up! Who ever said that label shopping was just for wine :-) This color combination is one of my all time favorites! Red and Teal... and I just love the twist of orange blended in to this particular shade of red. This stunning label is letterpressed onto gorgeous paper with a vintage die-cut, and oh yea... the vodka is pretty tasty as well... and it is organic to boot! I have a feeling that this bottle will be sticking around long after it is consumed.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween paper lovers! Ok, so today's blog isn't exactly about paper, but I just couldn't resist! These stunning lace-carved pumpkins found on Martha Stewart are so amazing! I don't know if I would have the time or patience to carve something like this, but I sure would like to try. I hope that you all have a safe and happy Halloween!

Friday, October 24, 2008

My absolute favorite time of the year is the holiday season! I love everything about it... the crisp morning air, the first snowfall of the season, family everywhere you look and the sweet and savory smells that waft from the kitchen! So in spirit of the upcoming holidays, we have created a new set of holiday gift tags. What better way to dress up a gift than warm colors and adorable red and white striped bakers twine?!

The gift tags are offset (flat) printed and come in a set of eight with the string included. They will be available in November online at Lilah Paper or at Hemline in Dallas, Texas. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Beyond the Cake

When planning your wedding, the table decor gets a lot of attention. There are so many elements that go into the design: from chair covers to candles, linens, runners,  table numbers and the floral arrangements. All of these elements coordinate and work together to create a stunning scene as your guests enter the main event room (nothing as stunning as the entrance of you, the bride, of course!) However, one table that should not be overlooked is the dessert table! These days there is much more to had than just the wedding cake (although who doesn't love to indulge in the delicious butter-cream delights?) Today brides and their event planners are going beyond the cake and creating magnificent spreads that are impossible to resist! Check out these gorgeous designs by Amy Atlas, spotted via Design Mom. I am absolutely smitten with all of the color and creativity used to make her designs come to life.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Although I am completely looking forward to fall and all that comes with it: preppy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking and brisk mornings! I thoroughly enjoyed working on this summer time wedding. The combination of fuschia and kelley green is vivacious, vibrant and fresh; The perfect compliment to this beautiful summer bride!

And my favorite part about this bright, rich pink is that it carries over beautifully to the fall season! Chocolate Brown and Fuschia, creates such a warm and inviting palette... mmmm!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lilah Paper featured on Style Me Pretty

Hi all,

I am extrememly pleased and excited to announce that Lilah Paper was featured on the hugely successful blog, Style Me Pretty and has recently become a member of SMP's Little Black Book of exclusive vendors for Kansas and Missouri!! For those of you who have not seen Style Me Pretty, it is an absolute must! Abby Larson, creator of SMP, updates the blog daily posting beautiful bits and pieces of inspiration for her brides and avid readers around the world. 

So, needless to say, I am extremely honored to be a feature on yesterday's blog!

If you have a moment, follow the link below:

Kalyn Denno
Lilah Paper

Friday, June 20, 2008

Lilah Paper Studio -

The new Lilah Paper studio is finally taking shape, with the purchase of an old white farm table. I find myself truly lucky to have found this little gem. Oddly enough it had been placed in the women's restroom of my favorite furniture store, Revival. Why it was in the bathroom, no one knew, but it was indeed for sale and is now cleaned up and living in the middle of my custom invitation studio.

The process has been a long and ever-changing one, but starting in July my studio will be open for consultations and I can't wait! Stay tuned for the progression of my studio and also the long-awaited revival of my beautiful Kelsey Star letterpress.

Kalyn Denno
Lilah Paper

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Kansas City Wedding Vendor Meet and Greet

Last night local wedding vendors Lilah Paper (moi), LOVER Cosmetics, La Fete KC and Emily Penke Photography hosted a local Vendor Meet and Greet. Kansas City wedding vendors chalked full of fun ideas and bubbly personalities gathered in the stylish, loft-like studio occupied by Ashely Mauren of LOVER Cosmetics for an evening of social and business networking.

Of Course my company (Lilah Paper) was there with an organically styled invitation display. Featured among some of my most recent jobs was a beautiful, blind-embossed lighthouse invitation designed for one of my September brides in Martha's Vineyard... I wish I was a guest at that one!

I have to say though that my favorite part of the evening's aesthetics had to be the adorable and delicious cake from Natasha's Mulberry and Mott. White cake with raspberry, pistachio cream filling and a beautiful meringue coating whipped into an irresistible bee hive! Yummmmmm!!!! If you haven't tried one of Natasha's cakes, I highly recommend it.

The evening was a great success and I absolutely loved hearing about that different products and services being offered right here in the Kansas City area. Thanks for all those who came out and I hope to see you all again.

Kalyn Denno
Lilah Paper