Monday, April 26, 2010
A party isn't complete without a celebratory banner! I was so excited to make this banner (my first one) for the Giraffe Bath baby shower. Although the invitations were primarily yellow and orange, I checked the mom to be's baby registry and saw that the animal bedding she registered for was made up of more muted natural tones. At $25, I wanted her to be able to use this banner beyond the baby shower. I kept with the giraffe theme and designed something that would not only coordinate with the shower decorations but look stunning in the nursery. My girlfriend Tina, who worked with me on designing these invitations, went to Hobby Lobby and bought the same giraffe ribbon to tie on the favors. I'm sure the shower was an event to remember!
Monday, April 12, 2010
I love the way these invitations turned out! It is an extreme pleasure to work with paper products from The Paper Source. When we lived in Boston I would frequently be drawn towards the store on Boylston Street. I could get lost in there for hours looking at the stationary, wrapping paper, cards and neat little gifts and toys for kids. It is an amazing store. If you are lucky enough to live near one, I am very jealous. These invitations were done in Blue Bell and Chocolate. The ribbon was purchased from JoAnn Fabrics and my customer also bought the coordinating return address labels, which looked fabulous on the back of the envelopes. I also figured out how to use the settings on my new printer to print the addresses on the 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch square envelopes. I love that the font style and color on the envelope matches the print on the invitation. I am a sucker for matchy-matchy. In case you didn't know, any square piece of mail requires an additional fee. The 6 1/2 inch squares required $0.88 of postage per invitation. I am working on an order now where the invitation envelope measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 and the postage for each of these will be $0.64. If you have your heart set on a square design, please be aware of the increased postage rate. It would be heartbreaking to show up at the post office to unexpectedly find that your postage budget has just doubled. You have to admit it though, square invitations are so striking!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I can hardly believe that my first niece is turning six! I was so excited six years ago to officially become someone's auntie. It brought me such joy to create these Barbie Dance Party invitations for Shea's birthday party. She always makes me feel really good about myself. She says that I do the best hair dos and always tells me that I am an artist (I might actually be starting to believe her about the artist part). She is such a doll and I hope that she thoroughly enjoys her dance party later this month!
Happy 6th Birthday Shea!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The design for these adorable invitations stemmed from this original piece of artwork by David Perlman. David is a personal friend of one of the girls hosting this baby shower. He designed this piece of artwork for baby Julian's nursery since the mom-to-be loves giraffes. It was my pleasure to work with David to design the perfect invitation for the hostesses' theme!
What is the theme of your next party?