Whimsical Easter Party with Pottery Barn Kids

The prettiest set up with Pottery Barn Kids is just the inspiration you’ll need for your own Easter or Spring tablescape! When I was asked to assist with a few details of this shoot- I was so excited to be apart of it! Butterflies, dreamy pink, rose gold details, baby’s breath, and bunnies?! Yes please! Not only would it be a beautiful look for Easter, but any Spring or Garden party you’re hosting coming up. It was perfectly styled and since it worked out so well, I decided to list a few of the items from this shoot in my shop! For more, be sure to check out Monique Lhuillier’s beautiful Spring Collection on Pottery Barn Kids!

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SHOP ITEMS HERE:

Butterfly Cupcake Toppers

Easter Basket Butterfly Tags

Custom Wood Sign

CREDITS:

Invitations & Calligraphy/ PoppyJack Shop

Design & Styling/ Beijos Events

Photography/ Alison Bernier

Florals/ Third & Park

Desserts/ Frost Your Cookie

CREATING LASER CUT PRODUCTS WITH GLOWFORGE

Have you heard of Glowforge? Maybe you’ve been in the market for a laser cutting machine for a while or you’re new to this whole concept…either way, you need to know about Glowforge! Adding this machine to my tool lineup has been an absolute game changer.

Read on to hear all about the machine and see how you can get
$500 off a Pro, $250 off a Plus or $100 off a Basic!

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I have the Glowforge Pro which is the laser cutting printer that I use to engrave and cut out many of the items in my shop that you all love so much. From the Easter bunny tags to my cake toppers, this bad boy gets the job done - all from the comfort of my own home. Glowforge offers three different printer options: Pro, Plus and Basic. The main difference between these three options are the slight variance in power and speed of the machine but really what sold me on the Pro was the Passthrough Slot and the enhanced cooling system, so it can run pretty much all day long.

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I run my business 99% out of my home - which is a one bedroom apartment. Needless to say, space is limited and my loft office is already a bit full. I love that the Glowforge is small enough to fit in our bedroom and not be a nuisance. The Glowforge needs to be ventilated out a window or dryer vent which is why we chose this spot, next to our sliding glass door. Lifting it on this storage rack from Target was another one of my engineer husband’s genius ideas and creates the perfect solution for storing all of my materials below it as well.

Have I convinced you yet? Click here to get $500 off a Pro, $250 off a Plus or $100 off a Basic!

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The bed of the machine itself holds a piece of material about 12x18” max. With the Pro, that Passthrough slot allows your piece to be much longer than 12”. More on that below!

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The Glowforge uses a camera on the lid to help you navigate your print area on your computer. With their app, you bring in your designs as SVG files (I create my art in Adobe Illustrator first) and can adjust the settings depending on the materials you are engraving or cutting.

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Proofgrade material contains a little QR code on the piece of material for the camera on the machine to scan. Once scanned, the machine knows exactly what it’s cutting and the perfect settings to do so. Pretty cool, right?!

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Even though Proofgrade material is available to use and purchase through their website, you can also use your own materials. I source most of mine locally but it’s nice to have the option of ordering through Glowforge and knowing what they have will work!

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The front of the machine has a little door that can be pulled down. This is super helpful for pulling my final pieces out of the machine or loading a piece just right. The door does need to be closed while running though.

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And here is the Passthrough Slot in all her glory! This is a huge reason most people purchase the Pro version of the Glowforge. If you are interested in making pieces that are longer than about 18”, you’ll want to consider the Pro version. Your material goes through a little slot in that front door, meaning you can have pieces that are as long as you want! I will also say, this feature is nice to have even when you are cutting something smaller, but your piece of material is slightly bigger than the bed of the machine. This way I’m not limited or having to cut every piece of material down!

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It’s important to remember that just because you have a laser cutting machine, that doesn’t mean that’s all you need to know. Yes, Glowforge makes the actual process of cutting and engraving very user-friendly, but you still need to have some knowledge of design and creating files for your products. If you have the knowledge or business in place though, maybe you’re outsourcing now or want to expand your offerings, I would definitely recommend Glowforge to you.

Do you have questions for me about my Glowforge? Ask away!

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Photos by the amazing Megan Welker

Courtney Herman
PETER RABBIT EASTER BRUNCH

Easter is this week and I cannot wait! This has been one CRAZY holiday for the PoppyJack Shop and I cannot thank you enough. It’s truly been amazing! So, thank YOU. Are we all ready for this coming Sunday?! There is something so special about Easter. I just love watching the kiddos get excited over Easter egg hunts as I overly indulge in sweet treats! Even if you don’t have plans, I’d say that Easter Brunch is the perfect place to start. Our Easter Bunny Cake Topper would make any cake look cute or adding a set of Easter Party Stir Sticks to your table is effortless. Head on over to 100 Layer Cakelet for more inspiration for the colorful spring brunch you will be hosting!

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BOHO KID'S EASTER PARTY

Spring is now here, which means Easter is right around the corner and will be here before we all know it! I am so excited to be surrounded by my family, colorful eggs hunts, and devouring too many chocolate bunnies with a mimosa in hand! I’ve created Easter Bunny Tags that would be the perfect addition to any of your kids’ baskets this year as well as a birch wood sign that will dress up any home or party. Head on over to Inspired By This to check out more of the prettiest Egg Hunt!

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SHOP ITEMS HERE:

PERSONALIZED EASTER BASKET TAGS

CALLIGRAPHY EASTER SIGN

CREDITS:

CALLIGRAPHY/ POPPYJACK SHOP

DESIGN, STYLING/ BEIJOS EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY/ ALISON BERNIER

FLORALS/ MV FLORALS

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Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that sneaks up on you so quickly and before you know it, you’re not prepared at all! My Thanksgiving in a Box is perfect for those who want a beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving but don’t have a lot of time to work through all the details. You can either purchase the box as a whole or items a la carte if you don’t need all the pieces.

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Courtney Herman
Giveaway Time with The Wooden Box Photo Booth

Who doesn't love a good photo booth session?! Both Kyle and I always love hopping in a booth for some quick photos and the fun keepsake whenever we find one. We knew it was only right to have one at our wedding.

That's where our friend Johnny from The Wooden Box Photo Booth came in!  His photo booth is so much fun and was perfect for our big day. It has an old school, rustic charm with the wooden walls and marquee letters plus is stocked full of fun props. It's completely portable which means that he can set it up just about anywhere - or in our case, on an upper deck above the reception which was so cool! 

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And now for the exciting part...a giveaway!

The Wooden Box Photo Booth is giving away a rental package within a 60 mile radius of Orange County, CA for one lucky person getting married or hosting an event in 2017! The package includes 4 hours of the booth, an attendant, set up and break down, unlimited pictures, a USB thumb drive of all the photos taken, props and a scrapbook.  This prize is worth over $1000!

To be entered to win, head over to Instagram and make sure you're following both @poppyjackshop and @woodenboxphotobooth.  Once you've done that, comment on this photo with your wedding date and location and you'll be in the running to win!  For an added entry, tag three friends in the photo comments telling them how much you want to win.

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and notified via Instagram.

Good luck!

Courtney Herman
Free Bachelor Inspired Valentine's Cards

I'm so excited to share today's free printable with you! My sister and I LOVE The Bachelor (don't ask us why...I think it's an addiction at this point) so I knew I wanted to recruit her to help me come up with some cheeky Bachelor inspired Valentines cards this year. And I must say...we think we're pretty funny ;)

There are 10 different cards available in both pink and white for you to choose from for your favorite guy or girl. Just download, print, cut & you're good to go!

You can also see these cards featured on LaurenConrad.com as a special edition of their Tuesday Ten!

Hope you love them! Don't forget to share how you're using them on social media by tagging me @poppyjackshop.

XO Courtney

Courtney Herman
Our Wedding!

I am SO excited to finally share the details of our big day! We pulled together an absolutely incredible team who made all of our (ok, all of my) wedding dreams come true. It was a beautiful day full of love, laughter, family and friends and really, what more could you ask for?!

Head over to Magnolia Rouge to see the full feature and read all the details.

First, the the gorgeous video from Audrey Alba Films!

Now for the photos from the one and only Brandon Kidd Photography! Believe it or not, these are my favorites narrowed down. It's hard to choose only a few when they're all so good!

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Our incredible vendor team:

Photographer: Brandon Kidd Photography
Videographer: Audrey Alba Films
Florist: Catalina Neal
Venue: Calamigos Ranch - Birchwood Room
Invitations: POPPYjack Shop + Envelopments
Signage, Paper Products, & Calligraphy: POPPYjack Shop
Photobooth: The Wooden Box Photo Booth
Bridesmaid Dresses: Paper Crown
Bride's Dress: David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux
Bride's & Bridesmaids Jewelry: JCrew
Bride's Hair Piece: BHLDN
Bride's Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy
Bridesmaids Makeup: Stephenie Jayne Artistry
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Laser Cut Sign: Happily Ever Etched with POPPYjack Shop calligraphy
Favors: Sugarfina

Courtney Herman
West Elm Calligraphy Pop Up Shop

Do you live in Southern California?  I would love to see you this Sunday, December 4 at West Elm at South Coast Plaza!

I will be in store offering personalized gift tags, bags, and ornaments as well as 8 exclusive holiday themed prints that are the perfect festive touch for your mantle or wall.  Stop by and say hello from 1-6pm and get something custom right on the spot! PLUS (my favorite part)...15% of my proceeds will go directly to St. Jude!

West Elm
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear St #231

Costa Mesa, CA 92626