Wow! this year is flying by! I’ve been so busy with new invite & stationery orders for the 2014 wedding season that I haven’t been able to update my website or blog as much as I should. But luckily I remembered to capture a quick photo each time I created a new custom design. Thank goodness for social media ;) #papercakedesigns
>check out the links below to see more photos & inspiration:
I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since I first illustrated the San Francisco skyline for Lianne’s custom wedding invitation. Recently I’ve been on a roll designing more cityscapes, as well as updating the SF skyline to each clients venue location! I’m excited to finally have a gallery of new invites, showcasing how each can be customized to a specific color theme, shape & size. Let me know your favorite combo! ;)
It seems like yesterday when we started the custom design process on their wedding invitation suite. We first created a ‘Paris skyline’ illustration [where he proposed!] on their personalized monogram & all-in-one guest/return address label wraps. Combined with stylish typography and swirl graphics we incorporated a color palette with hues of blush & taupe [enclosure cards printed on a pale pink/coral metallic paper]. I just love how the whole wedding day follows this romantic color theme so perfectly!
If you’re familiar with Etsy, then you may have already gotten inspiration from the many treasury lists created [an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery.] The items found in this very cool, camera-themed treasury [below] are so unique that it blows my mind how creative people are…
…and yes, I’m super thrilled that my vintage cinema wedding invitation ticket was included too!
I designed this custom invite [with tear-off rsvp postcard] for trisha & tony a few years ago. Now looking back, I love how creative my brides have gotten by personalizing all the details to match their wedding theme!
> see below for just a few examples on how each invite was customized; paper colors, movie headline, label shapes, even a music note!
I finally received a sample of dave & emily’s letterpress wedding invitation package that I custom designed for them! I cannot believe how amazing the papel picado design looks printed [these photos don’t even do it justice!] ;) I’m so glad they found me & requested my graphic design assistance, since they already had a letterpress printer lined up [at Full Circle Press].
If you’re able to print yourself or at your local printer but need a personalized wedding invitation, rsvp & reception details/map enclosure card , etc… then check out my etsy listing for more info!
>> an additional design fee may apply depending on complexity of a requested custom graphic design or monogram [see my monogram listing for more info]
>> plus, a custom wedding map for your invitation package is a separate fee since it’s a longer design process [see my wedding map listing for more info]
It seems lately I’ve been designing more custom invitations for DIY clients, who want me to provide either the hi-res PDFs (ready to print themselves) or the printed enclosure cards only (cut & ready to assemble). And, I just love when I receive their completed wedding invitation suite, so I can actually see the final result! ;) “thanks!”
**photos of these creative invitations are shown, along with a note on which DIY option each client chose & any paper details**
If you would like to print &/or assemble your own Wedding Invitations / Reception Stationery but need help with the graphic design & layout, I can assist you! Check out my etsy listings below, plus my website ( DIY options under the details section) for more info on which option is best for you depending on what you’re envisioning!
Everyone is loving the look of opening an invitation like a present, revealing a pocket full of goodness. However, if you plan on adding your website to the main invitation & don’t really need an additional enclosure card (wedding details/map/reception info) but only the RSVP card, you don’t necessarily need a pocket. Your guest will be sending back the RSVP leaving the pocket empty & lonely, & leaving you wondering why that extra money was spent?
So, when Christine wanted to design her invites based on Myisha’s design (shown below) we came up with a fantastic solution: a 3-layered vertical foldedcard with ribbon sash & name tag on the front, but the invite panel is moved to the bottom where the pocket was, and the RSVP slides under the ribbon at top! I do believe we solved this one with flying colors, don’t you think?! ;) I love it!
*below are two more client creations showing how they personalized Myisha’s design by changing the handmade paper, fonts, ink & metallic paper colors. I’m even working on a new design based on this but flipping the layout to open horizontally! fun!