So in love with these paper golf carts that I designed. I started with a flat image and designed the 3D patten to bring them to life. They are handmade and have so many fun little details.
Twas’ the night before Christmas… a storybook invitation with personalized entrance tickets.
The tractor and trailer are all custom designed and handmade by me. I created a tractor and trailers to match the custom invitation. The host will be using this as a centerpiece on the dessert table and putting treats in each trailer. The large sign received a ribbon and will be used to hang on the front door to great guests. The individual arrow signs will be mounted to a post and used in the home to decorate and lead guests to the different activities. FUN! FUN! FUN!
This custom invitation features custom envelopes with liners, 3 pages, wheels that turn, sewn banners, and 3 pockets that hold the party details. Simple lift the top off of the tractor and pull each pumpkin stem to reveal the insert. FUN!
The Wizard of Oz is a wonderful birthday theme… And these little gems are the way to get it started. LOVE the way it all came together.
Once upon a time… a sweet, young woman contacted me after seeing my princess castle invitations that I did a few years back for a first birthday. She and her fiancé wanted something unique and special to share with family and friends. I was excited to take on this project and give them a personalized wedding invitation that shared their incredibly romantic and unique story. 75 invitations, over 2,000 hand applied gems and pearls, 75+ hours ~ serious labors of love and I truly feel honored to have been a part of it all. I’d love for you to take a moment to read their “Once upon a time…”
Tis the season – I was in the spirit months ago when I created these sweet pieces.
Each guest received this house – which the host wanted to be a representation of what she feels Santa’s workshop would look like – sweets and treats and loveliness. The front door opened to reveal a sweet reindeer proclaiming “you’re invited”. The chimney pulled up and out to reveal the party information on one side and on the reverse, a pocket held entrance tickets to visit the North Pole. Some tickets were for “new visitors” (or guests who have never attend one of my clients’ parties before) or “past visitors” (or guests who attended last years party) with different “clearance” and “stamps” for where they move-up to. We attended to every detail to make each guest feel special and set the tone for the party ahead. So much fun!
I was contacted this past Spring to do a custom wedding invitation for a lovely lady and her sweet, soon-to-be hubby after they saw my Mackinac Island themed invitations. They live on the West coast and the Mackinac Bridge reminded them of their bridge – so away I went designing…
The custom belly band was made with things important to the couple; music and the ocean. I incorporated the two to make an elegant piece that would hold the invitation all together. Colors, patterns, and lots of details went into this unique invitation. I just LOVE love!
So neon seems to be all the rage these days. I’m not saying I’m not “hip” and “into it” but sometimes it is a bit much. Being the center of attention has never been my sort-of-thing so I wouldn’t be caught wearing some of these bright, crazy colors. But eleven year old girls, well they love it!
The invites were modeled after the box card style that many scrappers have been using to make unique greeting cards. Why not an invitation? I love making interactive invites that people love to open and close or shake and move. This one was a big hit with all of the guests!
Here’s my take on a Glow themed party…
Glow sticks in balloons hanging from the ceiling, black lights, streamers and paper chains, glow stick bracelets, necklaces, and wands from the local dollar store, and neon painting on white t-shirts for the girls to keep. We also used glow sticks that we broke open and dumped the liquid into water – our spur-of-the-moment centerpiece that turned out so cool! The glowing liquid made blobs in the water that glowed for most of the evening.
*** This was last year’s theme – some how I missed posting. ***
Yup, my little one is a pre-teen! And she collects shoes (just like her Mama) so why not celebrate with her favorite – CONVERSE!
The event was kicked into “go mode” with a custom Converse style shoe invitation – complete with shoe box. I wanted the shoe to be interactive so I designed the tongue to lift up, like a real shoe would when it’s unlaced, and printed the party information on the underside. It was interesting hearing from the girls, and even my own daughter, that lacing the shoe back up wasn’t something they knew how to do. So I provided a life lesson with the invitation as well – hmmm – who knew!
We delivered the invitations to each of the recipients as we feared the shoe box would have been damaged being sent via USPS. Not to mention it was fun getting the girls reactions to them (and helping them to lace it back up 🙂
Each box had a customized barcode tag with the girls names and unique numbers about the birthday girl. The little “priceless” tag was even perforated like a real label. LOVE paying attention details!
For the party, I decorated a simple table as the girls would be eating and crafting together there. The cake was the centerpiece and not one of my proudest baking moments but the girls loved it. (Note to self – always make your own frosting from scratch – don’t try to doctor a store bought – unless you know what you are doing!)
Each guest received a custom made shoe box that had a mini converse shoe on a key chain and a mini white converse shoe key chain that they would decorate later. Their were compartments for each to take home a cupcake, gum, shoe sucker and other treats. The designs and colors were all repeated from the invitation only on a larger scale. Custom water bottle wraps, custom straw flags, and custom napkin wraps added to the simple table scape.
Each guest also received an initial chipboard letter that they then decorated. It was so great to see the girls use their creativity and create little works of art.
The guests signed the canvas pieces creating an art piece and keepsake for the birthday girl to hang in her room.
Happy, Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!