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Karla Lim (Written Word)  Designer, Calligrapher, child of God, #girlboss 🙋🏻, INTJ. Custom & Semi Custom Wedding Invites, Workshops, Wax Seals, Practice Pads here 👇🏻

This verse from Isaiah 41 never felt so apt for me until I became a mother ❤️ having our little cutie rocked my world. Social media really paints such a beautiful image of family, but sometimes it masks the struggles that people go through behind the scenes. I really have so much more respect now for moms and dads all over the world, the journey in parenthood is really not an easy one! There’s so much sacrifice, and love, and patience, and endurance through the toughest times and I really understand now why #ittakesavillage to raise a child 👶🏻 In my struggles and worries, God has been meeting me in my tough moments, bringing people to my life, to which I’m so grateful for. I know the journey ahead seems so uncertain and difficult, but I’m so glad that in it I’m not alone, and that the God of the universe is here to help me ❤️ #motherhood #donotfear #postpartum #mompreneur #moderncalligraphy #brushlettering #momlife #postpartumjourney

This letter-style invitation for a beautiful wedding in Ravello, Italy is still definitely one of our all-time faves! It was letterpressed in taupe ink on custom handmade paper and paired with beautiful handmade envelopes and watercolour illustrations of the venue, vintage stamps, silk ribbons, and wax seals! Photographed by @rebeccayale ❤️❤️❤️ this suite was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings blog + magazine! #calligraphy #calligraphyinvitations #handmadepaper #destinationweddings #details #vintagestamps #ravelloweddings #italyweddings #letterpress #letterpressinvitations

Seriously just love what other designers do with our @rarebirdfonts Specimen II font! Different styles, motifs, color schemes and ideas ❤️ love it! This invite suite was from @bowerbirdatelier. To order our font, visit the link in our profile! 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 #calligraphy #calligraphylove #calligraphyfont #weddinginvitations #details #calligraphyinvitations

Seriously, how is it August, guys??? Time is flying by so quickly! It could just be me and this new world I’m in with the 👶🏻. Being such an independent person, an entrepreneur at that, I really didn’t realize how much help I needed until I got thrown into motherhood, and I can’t be more grateful for a few minutes of me time - just to shower, eat, go for a walk or even write this post 🤣 celebrating every quiet moment and treasuring all the cuddly feels tho ❤️ so I whip up my personal stationery and write quick thank you notes to these awesome awesome people that have made my life easier these past few weeks! Our stationery is personalizable and is printed on gorgeous thick cotton paper, and paired with most beautiful of neutrals - check it out on our website! #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #stationery #flatlay #flatlaylove #flatlayforever #grateful #momlife #workingmomlife #bossmama #mompreneur #stationerylove #handwritten #thankyoucard #thankyou

This day last year, we were praying hard for my husband’s upcoming surgery, as well as God’s direction for us as a family, as earlier on that year we had experienced a miscarriage. The message from my devotions this very day last year (see the IG stories) was about how His mercies were new every morning, and how great was His faithfulness, even when we couldn’t see it. Fast forward a year later, to today, and we hold in our arms a precious little #rainbowbaby, C has undergone two surgeries and still in the journey to recovery, but God has met us in our needs and walked with us every step of the way. We never felt abandoned, we were pressed but not crushed, it was and is tough still. Yet His peace and grace has been sufficient for us and has displaced the fear and trouble in our hearts. So grateful for all your prayers. #moderncalligraphy #calligraphylove #greatisthyfaithfulness #ihadamiscarriage #grateful #christian #reflections #peace

With the little one around, addressing envelopes has become a little bit of a challenge 🤣 I usually would wear him if he’s being fussy, which creates a new gap between my desk and myself 🤷🏻‍♀️ and it stops every time we need to feed or to help put him to sleep... but that’s the reality now with my new little boss 👶🏻 motherhood is tough and I’m learning so much on how to roll with the punches and the cries 🤣 #moderncalligraphy #prettystationery #calligraphylove #handlettering #calligraphy #envelopeaddressing #calligraphyaddressing

@curiouscatdesigns showing how it’s done with our #writtenwordpracticepads ❤️❤️❤️ looks like she’s practicing on top of the sheets using the vellum sheets, which you can also add on top of the practice sheets for additional practice! Available in our online shop, or at retailers all over the world! #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #prettystationery #calligraphylove #handlettering #practicecalligraphy #practicemakesprogress #write #handwriting #handwritten

If you saw our crazy + elaborate food map + wedding program yesterday, don't feel pressure to create something just like that for your own wedding. Here's one of our programs that we also love that keep it simple but still so so meaningful and beautiful. These were digitally printed and folded into 5x7 programs, with the illustration of the venue on the front + names, a thank-you note from the couple, a list of what's happening in the ceremony, and the wedding party. Photo by @mike_radford Styling and Planning by @joyproctor #calligraphy #dayofdetails #moderncalligraphy #weddingprograms #navyweddings #californiaweddings #caliwedding #destinationwedding #beachwedding #navywedding #summerwedding

While we're on the navy theme - I wanted to showcase this super cool food map we created for @invisiblehostess' couple last year. The bride and groom were awesome foodies and chefs, they often hosted dinners for their families and friends, so it was so fitting that their wedding was so food-focused. Their venue, Bella Luna farms, had a number of locations within their space, so the map was there to guide them from event to event, which included ceremony, cocktails, appetizers, mains, desserts and dancing. What was extra special about this map was that it was full on letterpress goodness. The background of Pacific Northwest forestry in the palest of gray, the event spots in brink red, and little icons to indicate the places, with a legend on the left. Then, the map was folded with a navy belly band + copper foil, with a copper wax seal and a little toothpick. I surely didn't come up with this idea on my own, we worked together with the planner+designer and the couple, and our printers to make this vision into reality. It was truly so much fun - that's why we do what we do! Photo and styling by @rebeccayale :) #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #custominvitations #seattleweddings #letterpress #stationerylove #weddingstationery #dayofdetails #weddingprogram #maps #weddingmap #weddingprograms #weddingplanning #customstationery #navywedding #copperwedding #destinationwedding #foodiewedding

Sometimes the little personalized details make it so much more special for your guests. Elizabeth and Nick's wedding was beautifully set by the sea, so it was apt to have gorgeous navy shades + neutral florals. We wrote the guests' names on navy envelopes + the table numbers, and on the inside, it was filled with a handwritten thank you note from the couple. Isn't that just the sweetest? Photo by @_mikeradford and Planning by @joyproctor #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #dayofdetails #destinationweddings #beachweddings #navyweddings #weddingdetails #weddingday #tablesetting #tablenumbers #escortcards #handwritten #handmade #destinationwedding #californiawedding

Calligraphy is a beautiful skill to have and it really takes time and practice to develop! This was one of the driving forces for creating our #writtenwordpracticepads, which includes all the letters, plus letter combinations, and common phrases. Since it’s a modern calligraphy practice pad, we want you to explore various styles as well, so we’ve written them in different ways! These are available directly on our site, but do visit our list of retailers which you can find on our IG highlights, to save on shipping and support local shops! Pen from @jakeweidmann and accessories from @ash_bush #calligraphy #calligraphypractice #calligraphynewbie #learnsomethingnew #moderncalligraphy #writemore #handlettering #calligraphylove

Time for some wax seal love! A beautiful 'personalized' way to make a statement on your invitations, letters, gifts - using our monogram wax seals! These come in from A-Z, with an olive branch wreath wrapped around the letter, and two gold wax seal sticks with wick. Where have you used wax seals on? #calligraphy #waxseal #calligraphywaxseal #goldwaxseal #waxseals #goldwaxseal #waxsealstamp #monogram #giftwrapping #stationerylove

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