DIY: Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Faux Desk Blotter


Hey There!

We did this fun project yesterday in the shop and now you can too! We have a glass desk in our office and Rebecca our designer decided it needed a little pick-me-up. She had the great idea to make a faux desk blotter to frame her keyboard and mouse. Here is what she did.

First she removed the glass from the top of the work surface and cleaned it on both sides. We have this fabulous gift wrap wall that is filled with so many different lovely sheets of paper. She chose a sheet of black and white Rifle Paper Co. from here. She then laid the glass on top of the gift wrap.

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She used one of these window/chalkboard/mirror/ceramics markers made by   Zig Posterman. We use them to decorate the windows here in the shop and to do chalkboard signs. They’re great because they only come off with cleaner. You can pick these up at your local craft store.


Then started to loosely trace the gift wrap pattern onto the glass.



She opted to only trace a frame, but you could trace the whole thing if you wanted to. Let it dry!

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Take an obligatory framed photo with it. (This is Lisa). Place it back on the desk with the paint side down.


Then voila! A faux desk blotter!

If you have a solid desk you could pick up a sheet of glass or acrylic and layer it on top. This method would work great on a coffee table too!

Happy Crafting!

The Duly Noted Team



We’ve re-introduced our workshops this year!

Many of you will remember that in 2013 we had November Workshops that were a lot of fun. The positive feedback was overwhelming and we hoping to bring them back on a more regular occurrence.

Earlier this month we had a class by Phillip Kay (Inked Quills: Fountain Pen Workshop // Filling Systems and Ancient Inks) and Rhonda Miller (My Handbound Books: Leather Journal Bookbinding Workshop). Both are returning instructors that we hope to invite back for even more workshops.

Upcoming are three more workshops! Quilling, DIY Envelopes, and Scribble&Script. Plenty of exciting classes to choose from and spaced over the next three weeks (so plenty of time to sign up for at least one).

On September 16th we have a class hosted by our own in-house designer, Rebecca Dimock. With Rebecca you will learn a few basic quilling techniques and shapes and leave the class with two cards and new skills to make more at home.

QuillingPostYou can keep up to date with our events through our Facebook and Twitter pages.



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Shea and Curtis

We were so pleased to see these beautiful photos on the Candace Berry Photography’s Blog! She is such an amazing photographer and does a great job capturing weddings. She incorporates our wedding stationery in such a beautifully styled way. We’re excited whenever we see a new blog post pop-up.

Way back in the cold, dark, depths of Halifax February, Shea and Curtis brightened up our little shop, along with Katelyn (Elegant Productions), when they came in to design their custom invitations for their summer wedding in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Shea had a clear vision of what she wanted to create – something reminiscent of folk art with floral details, whimsical polka dots and loose script in pale blush and gold.

Shea & Curtis's Healy Farm Wedding | Candace Berry Photography

In our cozy consultation area, we brainstormed ideas with Shea and Katelyn and picked out beautiful papers and envelopes with a hint of shimmer. We decided on a champagne gold liner in a blush envelope to compliment the gold dots printed in the background of the invitation. Shea & Curtis's Healy Farm Wedding | Candace Berry Photography

Our designer illustrated little floral accents for the corners of the invitation in pink and blue.Shea & Curtis's Healy Farm Wedding | Candace Berry Photography

We even spied a “Girl, you look Skinny” card that was hand lettered by our designer, r. dimock.  Many of her clever, quirky greeting cards are available in the shop. Shea & Curtis's Healy Farm Wedding | Candace Berry Photography

A sweet little circular seal was placed on the back flap of the envelope with the couple’s names. Hand drawn cursive fonts were chosen to give the invitation a playful and effortless look, paired with simple round fonts and skinny caps.

Shea & Curtis's Healy Farm Wedding | Candace Berry Photography

Shea & Curtis's Healy Farm Wedding | Candace Berry PhotographyCongratulations Shea and Curtis!  All the best to you both.


The Duly Noted Team



We’re Invested in Your Invitations



There are many options available for your invitation suite. Our staff strive to help create something personal and special for all our customers. We strongly feel that you should have all of the possible options available to help create a memorable piece and to meet all of your guides and time frames, should you have any.

We hope that you feel the complete work will be an enjoyable representation of you both on your wedding day as well as something to keep, remember, and cherish in the future. A welcome memory of the Big Day.

Your invitation will hang on fridges and be passed around the table. It will be carried around like a golden ticket on the day of the wedding, put into scrap books, framed and hung on walls, and kept by guests, friends, and family.

Have you been imaging stationery that fits any of these themes?

Classic | Natural | Letterpress | Mint & Coral | Floral | Petite | Exuberant

We aim to create stationery that makes you excited; each time you see it or imagine your friends opening them. Let us create something for you! Come in for a free consultation to browse what we have to show and talk about the options available to you.


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What is a Save the Date?

save the date for the wedding on the tall ship silva in halifax, nova scotiaWe are preparing for our first round of Save the Dates for the upcoming season.

Some people are confused by Save the Dates – what is the difference between a Save the Date and an Invitation?

Good question.

Save the Dates are sent around six months (or more) in advance with the  date, and place of the wedding. Sometimes Save the Dates are sent even when the couple hasn’t decided on a venue, time, or details that will be included on the invitation.

Save the Dates are a way of saying:

We really want you to come to our wedding! [We may not have all the details yet] Please reserve that weekend for us.

If you receive a Save the Date, be excited! You can expect a lovely invitation to follow and you know you have a celebration to look forward to.

We love creating Save the Dates, as simple or as detailed as you need them, and customized to perfection.

Come on in to talk about Save the Dates or any other invitation questions you have!


The Duly Noted Team

Soft Touches

day of wedding stationery custom made by duly noted stationery with elegant productions

Some weddings are all about the glitz and glamour. Some elegant and some simple.

We love to design for every kind of affair. From gold glitter envelope liners to our classic pearl white cardstock, it is always a treat to meet our new couple and see what kind of journey they will start with us.

Sometimes a couple wants to downplay the extravagance of the details or create items that will will blend perfectly into the background. Either way, they want their details to be just as they envisioned, or better.

We love to get a feel for the look you are aiming for and create stationery to match. It’s exciting to help achieve a look a couple has in mind, or have the freedom to create something special for couples who are open to all possibilities.

What kind of stationery would you choose for your special day? It’s always a treat to find out.

Come in for a free consultation and start dreaming of the details.

We would love to help!


The Duly Noted Team

Rainy Maritime Weddings

duly noted halifax wedding in the rain candace berry photography

Well, it happens.

Celebrations on our lovely coast sometime come with damp weather, grey skies, and a bit of water sprinkling from the sky. This doesn’t mean your day is anything less than magical!

Keep in mind that no matter what happens this day is as it’s meant to be. Sometimes the rain will add an extra cozy, special, and carefree feeling, and can be fun to play in when celebrating.

Certainly the photos still look lovely:

Halifax Wedding Photographer, Candace Berry Photography, Halifax Nova Scotia, Ocean Stone Resort
Photo by Candace Berry Photography |

Fog, mist, and grey skies can do wonderful things for your photography scenes.

Enjoy your day for whatever it brings, and remember that even stationery can survive the most unlikely weather!

And so do your memories.


The Duly Noted Team

Photos from the website of an incredibly talented local photographer Candace Berry