Friday, May 21, 2010

Lilah Paper on Style Me Pretty!

If you haven't already seen all the beautiful details that were put together for our Inspiration to Reality photo shoot, head on over to Style Me Pretty now :) I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with so many TALENTED vendors!!

Menus, Napkins and Table Numbers Oh My!

Menus, table numbers and napkins, all wrapped up in one adorable package!
Learn how to make them yourself using the simple DIY steps below:


1. An image in a digital format scanned or created with a design program.
2. Set of cotton Dinner Napkins (we found ours at Bed, Bath and Beyond).
3. Iron-on transfer paper(can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby).
4. A color inkjet printer.
5. Hand iron.
6. A flat, hard, smooth, non-porous ironing surface.
7. A clean soft cloth.


1. Create your design using a scanned image or on your computer.

2. When you are ready to print your image, follow these steps:

Make sure that you have selected 'Mirror', 'Flip', 'Reverse' or a similar setting in your application, if it is required, so that the image will be printed backwards.

Test by printing your image on a sheet of plain paper. Once you are satisfied with how your image looks, insert a single sheet of iron on transfer paper into your printer and adjust the settings as follows.

In your printer driver, select the highest dpi setting and the correct paper setting for your type of printer: Look for a T-shirt transfer setting.

Set the paper thickness lever on your printer for standard paper.
Print your iron on transfer image. 

3. Trim the iron transfer image into two sections, as each section will be ironed separately.

4. Iron on the Transfer

Preheat the iron on its highest temperature setting and make sure that you DO NOT use steam. DO NOT use an ironing board, bare wood, glass, or metal surface for ironing. We used a counter top surface, proteted by a smooth cotton hand towel.

Place the image to be transferred face down on the napkin in the desired position. And press firmly, ironing over the entire surface for 30-45 seconds.

5. Fold your napkin 



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Inspiration to Reality Photo Shoot on Style Me Pretty Tomorrow!

Ok, so I have been VERY busy over the last month, working on various different projects, one of which was a photo shoot for Style Me Pretty's "From Inspiration to Reality" project. Lilah Paper teamed up with Kansas City's most talented wedding vendors to create a "wedding" based off of the above style board. Well, tomorrow on Style Me Pretty the photo shoot will be published and I am so, so excited!!

Make sure to check it out and see all the creative talent! Also, check back at our blog for a great do-it-yourself project from the photo shoot.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Today I want to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day! As a new mother myself, I have gained such a different perspective on motherhood and all of its beautiful sacrifices! You all of a sudden realize that the long nights and the exhausting/demanding schedule that is non-stop, around the clock are worth every second of sleep lost! Because, when your little one locks those sweet eyes with yours, coos and gives you a big, toothless smile that melts your heart everything just falls into place!

However, I have only just brushed the surface of the wonderful adventure called motherhood... still to come are the early-age milestones and then the dreaded teenage years! So, with this newly gained perspective I wanted to show my mother my great appreciation for all that she has done with a Mother's Day brunch. Now I have to say, because this was my first Mother's Day, my incredible and loving husband took my grocery list and brunch menu ideas, and spent the entire morning cooking up the most incredible food and then cleaning the entire celebration once everyone had parted, while I slept in, mingled and enjoyed a much needed mimosa. He is truly a wonderful man! Anyway, I thought I would share some of the pictures, that include some easy, do-it-yourself ideas. Afterall, it is all about the details! I hope that you enjoy and to all the mothers out there... this is your day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Same beautiful paper goods with a new website to match!

If you just recently visited the Lilah Paper website (I talking like 5 minutes ago), you might have noticed some big changes! Yes, it's true... our website got a bit of a face lift. So, pop on over when you have a moment, because there are some pretty cool features, including: running slideshows (which can be stopped by clicking on the picture), larger photos, a more comprehensive list of fonts, motifs, colors, etc., and beautiful product shots by the amazing Paula Luna of Luna Photo! Now there are still a couple of bells and whistles to be added, but in the meantime, I hope that you like the new site!

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