an Australian destination wedding in Thailand

I've customized the airplane ticket/boarding pass style destination wedding invites for a number of Australian couples recently and they've all been planning weddings in Thailand.  The most recent asked for the palm tree and sand dollar motifs to be replaced by an Asian elephant and Lotus blossom silhouettes...But of course!

We used a palette of ivory, vintage gold, blossom pink, and moss green.

I've used blossom pink and moss green together a number of times before and I just love that duo paired with the vintage gold and the subtlety of the light pink baker's twine. Bold but elegant, wouldn't you say?

I used two different Asian elephant silhouettes on the invite and response card.

And in place of the sand dollar, a stylized lotus blossom.

Currently I'm working on a destination wedding save the date order where we've replaced the palm tree motif with a volcano!  Stay tuned for images of that custom order and congratulations, Gen & Ben!


your names, in lights!

As promised in my last blog post, I designed an invitation in conjunction with the premier of SYTYCD tonight. I'm pretty enthusiastic about the show and love watching people dance in general.  And while I didn't dig the movie, I've always loved the poster for the famous Bob Fosse film, All That Jazz.

So this invite pulls all of that inspiration together.

As my husband pointed out, the crowd silhouette has a little more concert vibe than chorus line but I kind of like that - it makes the design a bit more versatile with a general dance/crowd/party/celebration theme.

The invite and response set are held together with a bit of light gray baker's twine:

The design has a touch of shimmer with a metallic silver envelope liner:

The names in lights font had me thinking about graduation, too, perhaps because I watched the graduation/season finale of Glee last night.  So I put together a few graduation cards as well.

Inside, the greeting encourages the graduate (or recipient of your congratulations) to "light it up!"

This card is available in four other color combinations; check out my "ready to send" section to see all the options.  As you might imagine, while I love custom orders, I'm trying to beef up my "ready to send" inventory.  Stay tuned for more designs and new products throughout the summer!


falling leaves for an autumn wedding

I put this design in my shop in early fall 2011 but it dawned on me, updating my holiday listings for possible 2012 buzz, that I never blogged about it! In addition to running my shop, I was busy training for (and completing - yay!) my second marathon (and designed these thank you notes, now available in my shop, since I trained with Team in Training) and put in charge of organizing the silent auction as part of a big spring fundraiser at my son's school. Both tasks are completed - phew! - so without further delay, here's another design for Fall 2012 - Autumn Weddings, Thanksgiving dinners, etc.

The palette is inspired by this falling leaves vellum scrapbook paper - purple and metallic copper, along with ivory. A bit unusual, no? I like unusual!

The invite is embellished with an embossed triple oak leaf rubber stamp made just for me by the amazing Kim Jones of sugarskull7 on Etsy.

Included, as always, is a response set...

...and an outer envelope with return address printed for you!

I've got one more blog post in the works to catch up on new designs (like this winter wedding invitation inspired by the children's book The Mitten) and a brand new design I'm hoping to have in the shop by tomorrow, in conjunction with the premier of my all-time favorite reality TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. You know what I'll be doing on Thursday nights for awhile! Stay tuned...