Bev and Jon

My dear cousin Bev got married to Jon a year ago this week and I was honored to create their wedding invitations. They were planning to use lavender as one of the primary flowers, so we used a lavender design on the printed items for the big day. Here’s their invitation:

Bev & Jon Lavender Wedding Invitation

They invitations were printed at my local Office Depot and backed with metallic card stock in the color Violette from Cards & Pockets.

Bev & Jon Lavender Wedding Invitation
Bev & Jon Lavender Wedding Invitation

Invitations were mailed in metallic envelopes in the Light Amethyst color from Cards & Pockets. As a surprise to Bev and Jon, I had a custom return address stamp made with Kelly from Hello World Stamps. This one got a little smudged, but it was my last of the purple envelopes!

*That’s not their address anymore, which reminds me that I need to have a new stamp made.

*That’s not their address anymore, which reminds me that I need to have a new stamp made.

We also made a sign for the front door of the wedding venue, it was backed with the same Violette card stock as the invitations:

Bev & Jon Lavender Wedding Sign

For favors, they stuck their favorite candies into lavender mesh bags and included mini bottles of liquor, yum! We created a sticker for the tops of the mini mason jars.

Bev & Jon Lavender Wedding Favor Tag
Ben & Jon Lavender Wedding Custom Wine Label

Lastly, Bev’s stepdad is a winemaker and bottled a bunch of his Old Vine Zinfandel for the wedding and asked me to design a custom label as a surprise to Bev and Jon. I love how it turned out!

Ben & Jon Lavender Wedding custom wine label

I love how everything turned our for your beautiful wedding, congrats on your first anniversary!!

Smith's 3rd Birthday

Smith turned three this spring and his mommy, Jessica threw him a dinosaur-themed party for the big day. We went with lime green, yellow, and shades of blue for his custom birthday items. Jessica was gracious enough to send me a few photos from his party too, check it out!

Custom invitation:

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I love the wording!

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Cupcake toppers:

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Penant Banner:

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Thank you card:

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It looks like your party was a blast, happy birthday Smittysaurus!

Katie's 7th Birthday

Katie's mom, Angie and I brainstormed some theme ideas for her 7th birthday party. Katie wasn't really set on a specific theme so it was up to us. Katie loves a group of books titled Groovy Joe, so we decided on a disco dance party. While I couldn't actually use images of Groovy Joe himself, I did use a pretty groovy pink disco ball and we had fun with the graphics. 

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Address and rsvp info changed to protect privacy.

Address and rsvp info changed to protect privacy.

Of course, AFTER these were printed, we realized we should have called Angie "DJ Spin Master Ang" or something equally hilarious. 

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As a fun party favor, Angie made these VIP passes for all of Katie's guests to wear. I LOVE how they turned out.

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I may or may not have been wearing this VIP pass around my house the other day. 

Happy, happy birthday Katie! I hope you disco dance party was a blast!! XOXO!

Alice's 1st Birthday

I was thrilled when Jen asked me to create an invitation for Alice's first birthday, everyone calls her Allie Mae. She was having an Alice in Wonderland themed party and it was so much fun to work on graphics for her big day.

Here's the invitation:

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At the party, Jen set up plain donuts and lots of glazes and toppings so everyone could decorate their own. It was SO much fun, my boys had a blast decorating their own. 

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Jen made Mad Hatter hats for eveyrone with plastic headbands and paper cups. They turned out SO fun!

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It was such a fun party, thanks you so much for inviting us Jen, and happy birthday Allie Mae!

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Jackie & Michael's Baby Shower

Jackie and Michael had a super fun, camping-themed baby shower with Jackie's family and friends. But before that shower, they had one with Michael's family and friends at his mom's home. It was low key and really casual, and they didn't want to do any specific theme, but they still wanted to send an invitation. 

Here's what we created for the shindig:

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It's a straightforward design that is similar to the Panda baby shower invitations, I created a while back. It's a fun invite that I can create with lots of different color combinations. I may add it to my Etsy shop later this month.  

That isn't their real address.

That isn't their real address.

Julianna's 2nd Birthday

For her second birthday, Julianna's mommy JoAnna wanted to do an ice cream party. So we had fun with some watercolor textures for her invitation and the other items she had printed for the party. I love how it all turned out!

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We did favor tags:

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And an ice cream sundae sign.

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Lastly JoAnna had a big backdrop printed for the big day.

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Happy happy birthday Julianna!!

Kaius' 1st Birthday

For his first birthday, Kaius' mommy, Breana fell in love with the dinosaur invitation I created for Charlee (I'll get the post up someday!), so we changed it to go with the color scheme she had in mind and I love how it turned out. 

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Breana cut out paper hats in orange, blue, and lime green for the dinosaur on the invitations, and then cut out "bite marks" with a scalloped circle paper punch. I LOVE this little detail.

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In addition to the birthday invitations, we also created a pennant banner that had the same faux chalkboard background. It said "Happy 1st Birthday Kaiusaurus Rex."

I also made a few signs for the food table. I think the Sweetivore sign is my favorite.

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Many thanks to Breana for sharing a couple of photos from the party with me. All too often, I create such FUN items for a party or wedding and I never get to see how they looked. I'm so grateful for clients who remember to share them with me. Happy birthday Kaius!

Smith's 2nd Birthday

Smith's mommy, Jessica wanted to throw a truck-themed party for his second birthday and I was more than happy to do what I could to show off a few of his favorite trucks. At the time, his favorites were garbage trucks, construction trucks, and monster trucks, so I did my best to create an invitation that included all of them. I love how it turned out!

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The text "I like big trucks and I cannot lie" was printed onto some plastic cups that Jessica saw online and it's what inspired her to do the truck theme for his birthday. So of course we had to use it on the invitations.

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For the party, we also created a custom cupcake toppers. I absolutely LOVE the dump trucks holding snacks!

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We also pennant banner for the wall.

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Lastly, we made a simple thank you card that Jessica printed as folded cards so she could add a handwritten message inside. 

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Happy happy birthday Smith!!