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Halloween / Holiday Invites

Halloween, Spiders and Webs, Oh My!

10.07.17

This year was one of the first years in a long time that we aren’t having a Halloween party but I wanted to put together some invites anyways.  I love halloween.  I buy decorations every year for Halloween, despite that fact that I only have stuff up for a week or so.  I love it all, none the less.  I especially love making invites for parties and I know a lot of people having parties this year.

So I saw this amazing pattern on a shirt, it was these spider webs and the pattern looked so beautiful.  So i took a mental snapshot and came home and recreated it on my computer screen.  I loved how it turned out, so art deco and modern and fun all rolled into one.  Then because it was a spider web patter, I knew I needed a spider somewhere on the invite.  Lastly because I love detailing, I wanted an ornate detail around the area with all the text and some faux ribbon details as well.  I love how it all came together for one spooky invite!  What i love too is making the custom, so I did a version that would include my address of “666” (yes we actually live at 666) and then another version for a pretend client.  If you have something in mind for more custom wording, please let me know!  I love a good rhyme for halloween!  Enjoy!

These two invites features these two poems, but think about all the possibilities out there!

Halloween is coming soon,
grab your mask, cape or broom.
On this night, we’ll be your host,
So come as yourself, a witch or a ghost!

Halloween is coming soon,
grab your mask, cape or broom.
We will be your hosts this night,
just come ready to give a fright!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Shower Invites

Unicorns and Baby’s

09.30.17

I recently threw a baby sprinkle for my sister and had so much fun coming up with a concept.  I originally started out thinking I wanted to do a black and white theme with umbrellas, but it felt too generic for her.  I wanted to do something that was personal and meant something to her.  She has always loved unicorns and is decorating my nieces room with unicorn stuff and flowers.  So that got me thinking, how could I still do  a theme with black and white but also incorporate a unicorn into it?  This got me running in the right direction and I am so glad I took that turn.  The unicorn invites turned out so cute and also spawned off another design in the process, which is just an amazing design by product.  They also spawned some cute Diaper Raffle cards, baby shower banner and diaper cake topper too!  I love accessorizing for a party and I am blessed that I can just jump on the computer and make what I need/want.

I have to say, these invites make me smile and are as perfect at my niece who will be born in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Shower Invites

Oh Buoy! Nautical Couples Shower baby Invitations

07.03.17

When we found out our good friends Mike and Rose were having a baby boy I couldn’t wait to plan a baby shower and also create the invitations.  I had all these ideas in my head because they had always talked about a nautical theme baby shower.  Well, then they told us they were moving.  I was so sad but I was also super excited to be able to still help design the perfect baby shower invite.

My friend Rose had her friend contact me and all the friend knew was what I knew…..make is nautical theme but she didn’t want it to be too over the top because it was a couples shower.  As I always do, I quickly googled “couples nautical baby shower” and was immediately inundated with a barrage of stuff.  I saw one that stood out to me because of the colors.  It had grey blues and navy with pops of orange.  I knew this was the direction I wanted to go so I hit the ground running.  it didn’t take me too long to assemble all the parts and send her what I had.  She loved it and I hope you do too!

 

Baby Shower Invites / Birthday Invites

Hot Air Balloons and Flower Birthday

03.01.17

It is hard to believe, but its coming up on my daughter’s first birthday.  I knew before she was born how I wanted to decorate the nursery and what IO wanted her baby shower to be themed and that was with hot air balloons.  I have always had a love for these things, despite never actually having gone up in one myself (I will someday!).  They are whimsical, magical and always so full of life.  So when my sister threw me a baby shower, of course it was hot air ballooned themed.  Then when we started to plan the nursery and get decor, I knew it had to be the same theme.  I bought hot air balloon prints, made hot air balloon button art, sewed hot air balloons to hang from her ceiling and made a hot air balloon baby quilt.

Now her first birthday is right around the corner and I knew what I wanted to do!  Carry on with the hot air balloon theme, of course!

In my many searches for something I liked, nothing caught my eye but this one idea I saw that had hot air balloons on it that almost looked like a quilt or patch work.  I knew the idea and I was off and running in the direction I wanted!  I love navy blue, pink and aqua together so I had my main colors ready to go.  But then I thought about party favors and if I would be able to find stuff to match exactly.  Well, I went to party city and found aqua chevron plates and aqua decor so I incorporate that into the design to tie it all together.  You can’t have a party without a cohesive theme!

So without further ado, here are the birthday invites, along with some baby shower invites I created as well as matching thank you cards!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Party Invitations

Christmas Cookie Exchange

12.15.16

It is that time of year again!  The decorations are out, presents are being bought and the Christmas party planning begins.  It is such a fun and festive time all around and to be able to help a client out with her perfect cookie exchange party was so fun!  She came to me and told me that she was throwing a Christmas cookie exchange party and all she knew what that she liked the idea of a red truck being somewhere on the invite.  She also wanted to send out recipe cards with the invite so people could not only share their yummy cookies, but the recipe to make them as well.  I loved both of these ideas and was eager to hit the ground running, or to go off in the direction that was perfect for her!

I started by googling cookie exchange invitations and what a plethora of stuff was out there.  One stood out to me that had stripes and some baby blue detailing and I thought “how cute to go along with a red truck would be red stripes and a baby blue background?”.  I started to create and came up with some fun ideas but eventually she settled on one that was just right and requested that I make gift tags to match as well.

Behold, the red truck Christmas cookie exchange invite!