Sunday, August 30, 2009

Houston Wedding Showcase

Yesterday, I had a wedding stationary booth set up at the Houston Wedding Showcase. I got a lot of amazing feedback on my work and I'd like to thank all the bride and grooms who were able to make it.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hearts and Hearts

Meeting Benniesha and Tony a couple of weeks ago was awesome. Though I had never done a collection like hers, I was excited to get started with her unique design. When I asked what she had in mind, she said to me, "I want an invite that opens up like doors and when you look in side, there will be a vellum page with all the wording and hearts underneath. All of it will be tied together with a bow." I was amazed that Benneisha knew exactly what she wanted. So I went to the drawing board. It took me a few days to get the right image for the hearts she requested, but when I finally put it all together, here's what I came up with.

A week later, Benniesha came back to meet with my husband, Ben with Sassani Photography, and I was able to show her the sample set. Most of the time, I send out the samples to the couples and I don't actually get to see their reactions. She couldn't help smiling and telling me how much she loved it. It feels great when a bride is in love with her stationary.

Included in Benniesha and Tony's collection besides the invitation are the Save the Dates, Programs and Menu stands. Also, Benniesha wanted to be different and instead of sending out the invitations in a white envelope, she wanted a matching sapphire blue envelope. Of course, it's difficult to print on, so I created a label that goes from the back flap all the way to front. On the back is the printed return address and on the front, all the guests names will be printed. When sent out, no guest will be able to forget what that envelope and invite looked like nor will they forget that sleek and clean finished look.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Initial Notepads

Part of my personalized stationary includes notepads that may be personalized with a name, saying or initial. The notepads can be printed on white paper or metallic paper and are perforated, hole punched and tied together with a matching ribbon. My friend Angie gave me the idea of making notepads without perforating or hole punching and tying them together. I didn't know how to "glue" the top of the pad of paper together and she found that there was something called "padding compound" and holds all the loose paper together. Of course the next day I went all over looking for padding compound and found no such thing. I suppose you can only purchase it online. So I bought a product called Paper Cement...similar to Rubber Cement. It works miraculously. Thanks Angie for the great idea!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Butterfly Save the Date

What a shock it was to me that Meladie found this blog just by "accident" when she was looking for wedding stationary. She loved the samples that I have posted over the last few weeks and we've been emailing and talking about her June 2010 wedding colors and design. I am excited to share Meladie and Scott's concept of reds, oranges and light blues, not to mention adding butterflies to her stationary. I have finished her Save the Date cards and there'll be more to come. I can't wait to get started on her invite!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Personalized Thank You Cards

I have been working on new designs for thank you cards. They are 3.5 x 5 and come with white envelopes. I absolutely love them and think they are so cute. Give them as Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, or just because. These unique gifts can be customized with or without personalization. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beach Themed Invitations

I had the pleasure of meeting Cathy and Eric a few weeks ago. They are having a destination wedding in Key West, Florida. Of course their stationary was beach themed as I incorporated bamboo paper in their mix of pinks and orange and little bit of green. One of my favorite pieces of this set is the M&M pillow box favor. M&M's are Eric's favorite candy so of course we had to include those in there somewhere! Those can be customized to match your color scheme.

This set included the invite, program fans, place cards or escort cards, M&M pillow box favor and thank you card.

Front and back of the invite. The accommodations and RSVP card are held together by a coordinating band and then attached to the back of the invite. This makes it easier for the guests and when taking the invitation set out of the envelope, the inserts don't fall out. Plus when the bride and groom are stuffing the envelopes to send out to their guests, it's one less step they have to do.

Christian's 1st Birthday Invitations

My nephew Christian is turning 1 on August 24. How time flies! His mom, Sylvia, decided that the theme of the party would be Cat in the Hat. How cute! Here's his invite...