Shop Small: Small Business Saturday Sale


Hey everyone! I hope you all managed to survive Black Friday. I was dragged to Target this year - thankfully at a reasonable hour - and managed to snag a $9.00 fleece jacket. I typically don't leave the house on Black Friday, but when your grandmother says she wants to go to Target, you take her to Target.

Today is Small Business Saturday, a day were those of us with itty bitty businesses encourage you all to shop small because we aren't Target (although sometimes I wish I was, just for the Sugar Paper and Nate Berkus collabs... drool). I'm still offering 50% off in my shop on holiday cards and select stationery. The holiday cards are limited edition, and stock is starting to run low - so if you're in the market for cards, grab 'em now! I also have handmade art prints up in the shop for only $5.00.

So if you have a teacher in your life you need to buy a gift for, or a co-worker or picky niece, my stationery makes a great gift. Click here to shop, and thanks for supporting small businesses!

Sale: 50% off Holiday Cards + Select Stationery Items


Did you miss me at the recent holiday market because you don't happen to live in Massachusetts? Well, you're in luck because I have limited inventory left and I'm having a SALE! Why wait until Black Friday? 50% off select items in my shop - including holiday cards, note cards + notepads. Makes GREAT teacher's gifts and stocking stuffers. Shop now!

Sneak Peek: Gold Foil Art Prints


I'm really excited to debut a series of eight gold foil art prints featuring inspiring quotes at the upcoming Holliston Holiday Market. (It's THIS Sunday! Click here for details & directions). Along with my exclusive, limited edition holiday cards, these pretty little prints will be a fair only item. Every print was handmade. Previously, I had only ever gold-leafed items (coffee tables, canvases, anything I could get my hands on...), so these were a lesson in patience and a labor of love, for sure.

I'm so thankful to my good friend Alexis at Curio Press for letting me hole up in her studio for a day and use her fancy equipment. I picked quotes that resonate with me, personally, and I hope others will enjoy these shiny words of wisdom and encouragement. Two of the prints are Holliston-specific, which was a lot of fun to design (one says, "it's a Holliston thing" and the other is the zip code of the town).

So come on down to Holliston this Sunday and check out all eight designs! The fair attracts over 2,000 visitors, many coming from as far away as Maine. It's a juried show, and all of the booths are sold out, so you can be sure there will be oodles of goodies to ogle. There's also a lot of fun stuff planned for the kids - face painting, train rides - and I heard a rumor Santa is stopping by.

See you Sunday!

Sneak Peek: Metallic Ink Holiday Cards


I designed an exclusive, limited edition line of holiday cards for the upcoming Holliston Newcomers Fair & Holiday Market, just TWO weeks away! Here's a little sneak peek for you guys. There are four designs, and each features metallic gold ink. The cards are printed on super thick stock, and I had them printed locally. Come see us at the fair on November 22, 9:00 - 3:00 to see the rest of the designs and purchase a set!

Introducing Wicked Press


You may have noticed a change around these parts. After years of hemming, hawing, general hand-wringing (and paying domain renewal fees), I finally felt it was time to ditch the "bride" in my name. I've had an identity crisis, of sorts, for quite awhile now. I really wanted to start moving toward a more well-rounded stationery collection, including fun custom products like notepads, notecards and address stamps.

My problem? While those products can definitely be geared towards weddings and brides, the style I wanted to do them in was decidedly not. And with an upcoming holiday market where I'll be peddling my new wares (mark your calendars for Nov. 22nd metrowest peeps!), I thought the "bride" would be more than a little confusing for new folks who haven't yet heard of me. Especially since there won't be a single wedding-related item on my table. The change just makes sense.

It's been a slow process, and it will never be complete. Wicked Bride has permeated the web since 2009. I have dozens of publications, blog mentions, and features that I can't change. And that's fine. Because I am still doing wedding stuff (not much, but some), and that moniker works for the wedding industry. Also, I'm more than a little attached to it (and kind of miss it already...but I've always had a problem with separation anxiety). So, you'll see both names kicking around as I work to direct all backlinks and traffic to the new site at

(And yes, I'm not a super fan of the hyphen, but after waiting 5 years for the non-hyphenated version to expire, and unwilling to shell out $3,000 to purchase it from the big re-listing service that has it set to auto-renew indefinitely, I learned to like the hyphen.)

I can't promise this new change will get me blogging again - to be completely honest, I literally don't have time. I have sooooooo much in the works behind the scenes I'm trying to figure out how one person can possibly get it all done without cloning themselves. How much am I talking here? Three new companies in development (one with a partner, squee!) and two new freelance job opportunities. I love it, I love being self-employed and I thrive on chaos...but being able to sleep at night is nice, too.

I hope you guys like all the new stuff coming your way, and remember if you're in metrowest Massachusetts, come see the new booth (Mike is building it this weekend!) and buy some pretty paper from Wicked Press!

xo, Erica

Save The Date: Holliston Holiday Market - November 22, 2015


Now that I'm doing mostly personal stationery, I thought it might be fun to participate in a local market. So get your calendars, and save the date - November 22, 2015 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm I will be at Holliston High peddling my wares. I'm related to like, half the town, so I'm hoping I'll have at least one sale (please?).

I'm bringing a whole slew of new products - most of which aren't even available in my store and were designed specifically for the show (art prints!). I'll also have an exclusive holiday card line (gold ink, people!) that can only be purchased at my booth.

So if you're local, I'm hoping to see you on the 22nd!

Magnolia Wedding Invitation & Save the Date


Hello, stationery friends! I know, I suck at this blogging thing. Happy fall! I'm so excited it's October (my favorite month). The first is my husband's birthday (along with our two kitties) and the thirty-first is our anniversary. And there's plenty of apples and pumpkins and candy in between. So really, the month starts off fantastic and only gets better, right?

I've been trying to design some new stuff when I can. Did you check out my new custom address stamps? They've been really popular gifts, lately. And I've got some fun notepads in the shop now as well - ready for personalization. I'm working on putting gifts sets together for the holidays (You've seen the Christmas stuff popping up everywhere lately too, right? I'm not imagining things again, am I? Don't answer that...).

I also recently re-shot all my product photos. I went dark - you know, to match my black soul - muh ha ha ha ha... Ok, sarcasm never translates well over the web. Anyways, I had so much fun shooting the new stuff that I bought myself a light kit and a shitload of styling props, and I'm going to open a stock image shop on etsy in another month or so. Yes, I know - like I don't have enough going on - but really, if I don't have ten things happening at once I don't know what to do with myself.

And now I will get to the point of this post (about time). In categorizing some of my graphics, I found this beautiful magnolia image that I previously used as an envelope liner for a bride. It was too pretty to just stick in a folder marked "flowers" and move on, so I made an invitation and save the date suite out of it.

It's just... so darn pretty.

I picture a lush ballroom, everyone in white, sipping mint juleps. Perfect for any Southern wedding or botanical affair. Check it out in the shop when you have a chance!

Ok, that's it for now. I've been designing up a storm lately, so I'm hoping to share more on the blog (which surprisingly, still has a high traffic flow). But, if you've followed this nonsense for any length of time you know I'm not good with commitment.