Baby Shower Invites
2016 seems to be all about woodland themed things and there is nothing cuter (in my opinion). There is so many funs things you can do from using real wood slices to hold hors d’oeuvres/food or making cup cakes look like little mushrooms. I think the possibilities are endless, and I secretly hope to have another kid so I can throw myself a shower and use this theme (shhh, don’t tell my husband and is it ok to throw yourself a baby shower? haha). The best thing about this theme is it could be adapted for boy, girl and even if you don’t know the gender. Also, minus the little woodland animals, this could be adapted or a bridal shower too.
So, I had a friend’s sister-in-law come to me in need of some baby shower invites; baby showers are my fav! Well, she knew I had just done my friend’s baby shower invites with a cute woodland theme but wanted to change some of the design elements. Of course, I was happy to oblige. She loved the way they looked but wanted more grey tones, different woodland animals (to match the cake), a banner, and food/place cards. I had a lot of fun reconfiguring the design and creating a new spin on the one I had done previous. Of course, invites and thank you notes go hand in hand. So, in addition to all wonderful things she will be receiving in a few weeks, I gifted her some thank you cards to match all the cuteness. Boy oh Boy, what fun these were to make!
Baby Shower Invites
I was having some fun the other day just creating some digital prints that I plan to hang up in our cabin. We are close to a lot of outdoor activities like skiing, biking, hiking and just being outside so I wanted them to be fun and energetic and encouraging to get out and explore!
The whole arrow and feather thing is really in right now and you can find it almost anywhere. I happened to be walking around Hobby Lobby and saw so many fun ideas that incorporated these concepts into them. I went home immediately and started to play around with an adventure set of prints. They turned out so fun!
Handmade Art / Handmade Design
I had the pleasure of making baby shower invites for a dear friend of mine and I couldn’t be more excited about how they turned out. My other good friend was throwing the shower, and while I could not be in attendance, I was so happy to get to make the invites and a few accessories for the event. My friend came to me with the woodland theme idea and sent a few examples, to which I quickly hit the ground running because I had too many ideas running through my head about how to make these amazing.
She wanted them to be cute and baby shower-ish but also have a warmth and sophisticated class to them. I think found a happy medium and am so happy with how they turned out. She also wanted a few accessories to match the invites that could be displayed at the abby shower. I created place cards/food cards and cupcake toppers. These were the perfect addition to an adorable baby shower.
In addition, I designed food cards and/or place cards and cupcake toppers for the baby shower.
We recently bought a cabin in Big Bear, CA and I have been busy decorating. We got the place furnished and it needed a lot of help, from the linens, to the beds, to the decor. It was fun to throw away and donate all the stuff we didn’t find a purpose for and buy all new stuff. In addition to buying new stuff though, we had some fun repurposing a few things.
So, there were all of these dead taxidermy animals on the walls and while I would never repurpose dead animal (is that even possible?), I did want to repurpose a lot the amazing wood these things were mounted on. I love typography and knew I had to do a hand painted sign for our new space. This is what I came up with. Adventure always awaits when you are in the woods at the cabin!
When my husband’s cousins came to me and asked me to design her wedding invites, we were on the same page right from the start. Her and her fiancé are very earthy, free spirited people so I had an idea of what was about to transpire, but I never imagined they would turn out this amazing!
From the really nice, thick, kraft colored, card stock to the little feather and arrow details, this invite is the perfect example of knowing what my client wants and taking them in the right direction.
Sarah knew where they were getting married, how the day would look and probably every other detail besides the most important thing, the invites! She needed help in deciding how they wanted them to look. We perused the internet for ideas and after narrowing down the likes and dislikes we settled on the perfect balance of airy and earthy.
I hope you like them just as much as I did making them for her.