Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Personalized Note Cards

Hello everyone! Hope you all enjoyed (or are still currently enjoying) a restful holiday break with family and friends. I am back from my celebrating with my in-laws in Detroit and family in Kalamazoo, and feeling SOOO thankful for a few extra days off to get my life organized before it's back to work full-time at my two jobs :)

And speaking of thanks...I recently created these luxurious felt-textured folded cards that will be used as thank you notes. The cards were designed with a classic script monogram on the front, and envelopes were printed to match.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays everyone, and best wishes for 2010...cheers!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our Season's Greetings

I was pretty busy with work a few weeks ago and debated whether I would make or buy this year's Christmas cards. Since I make everything from scratch for all of my clients, I just couldn't bring myself to order pre-designed cards.

So, I designed these festive flat square cards and to keep things simple, I ordered them through Zazzle...along with coordinating address labels and postage stamps. They shipped so quickly, and I'm excited about how they turned out!

These candy stripe cards, stamps and labels can be customized and purchased here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sara & Ryan : Wedding Day Accents

Ceremony programs, escort cards and menu / donation cards were created for Sara and Ryan's wedding this weekend at The Royal Park Hotel. Everything was designed to coordinate with their wedding invitations, which were simple, modern and elegant with charcoal gray ink on ecru.

Folded sheet programs

Tented escort card for each couple

Tented table cards include the menu information on one side and a donation message on the other side.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yellow and Gray High Tea Shower

Kirsten's bridal shower will be a high tea party. I designed her panel invitations to feature a formal but modern floral tea pot and her name in script.

Custom postage stamps with a yellow tea cup were designed to coordinate.Yellow Gray Bridal Luncheon Stamp stamp

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations

I worked with the mommy-to-be's sister Angie to create these aqua blue, lime green and chocolate brown baby shower invitations. Beyond the colors, my favorite element is the little whale on the envelope that announces "it's a boy!".

Inspiration for the design came from the baby's nautical Migi Splash bedding. The nursery walls will be painted with a coordinating argyle pattern.

**If you are interested purchasing similar invitations, please see available options HERE at the Plush Paper Design Shop

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wedding Collection : Floral Damask

For brides on a budget who don't want to sacrifice quality or style, I am in the process of designing several full-line wedding collections to be sold on Zazzle.com. My first wedding collection, Black and White Floral Damask, features floral damask decorative accents and a classic black and white color scheme.

Click here to view the entire Black and White Floral Damask Collection, which includes a customizable save the date cards, wedding invitations and response cards, thank you cards, postage stamps, and several stationery items for the reception - table numbers, escort cards, menu cards and favor tags. Paper options range from matte and recycled white to linen and metallic.

Additional customizable wedding collections will be posted soon!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kirsten & Patrick : Save The Dates

Kirsten and Patrick's yellow and gray save the date cards were designed to have a simple elegant look, with a hint of the floral damask pattern that will be a feature on the wedding invitations.

Custom postage stamps were designed to match.

Yellow Gray Save the Date Stamp stamp

Friday, October 16, 2009

Introducing Thomas Jackman

I recently had the honor of creating baby announcements to help Tom, Annie and Amelia welcome the newest member of their family ~ Thomas Jackman.

A photo of Thomas' tiny feet next to his big sister Amelia's is featured on the front of the panel announcement with "our home has grown by two feet". The aqua blue, sage and olive green design includes modern branch accents that are symbolic of growth.

The reverse side of the card showcases Thomas and his birth stats

Teresa & Mike : Wedding Day Accents

The fun colorful movie theme that began with their save the dates and invitations continued throughout all of the details of Teresa and Mike's big day. For their wedding day paper items, the logo that they provided continued to be a feature, and fuchsia was also brought into the color scheme as an accent.

Movie admission ticket escort cards

Dinner and a movie menu cards

Concessions sign for the sweets table

Layered panel program

Thank you Sign

Wedding wishes sign for their balloon release!

Photo thank you cards featuring pictures taken in their photo booth! I added a fuchsia film reel with their logo to the back side of the card.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nicole & Matt : Wedding Day Accents

These are a few wedding day stationery items that I created for Nicole and Matt's wedding, which is today! These were all designed to coordinate with their chartreuse green and brown grape leaf invitations.

Ceremony booklet programs with a monogram seal on the front. Nicole added a ribbon accent to the side.

Menu panels and flat escort cards. Nicole did the handwritten calligraphy for the cards and is planning to display them in wine corks.

Layered table cards feature wine names instead of numbers

Folded thank you cards with their married monogram on the front

Andrea & Jordan : Thank You Cards

Folded linen thank you cards that I created for Andrea and Jordan's wedding.

Angela & Jeremiah : Wedding Day Accents

I designed an coppery-orange seating poster and tented table number cards with fall foliage and scrolling swirls for Angela and Jeremiah's wedding, which is today! Congrats you two!

*Shop our Autumn Falling Leaves Wedding Collection at the Plush Paper Design Shop to personalize a similar fall themed design.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lisa & Matthew : Wedding Day Accents

Congrats to Lisa and Matthew...their wedding was today, and they're probably dancing the night away right now :) I designed a few wedding day items for them that coordinated with their black and white metallic scroll invitations.

Tri-fold wedding ceremony programs

Menu panels for the adults...

and menu panels for the kids! I came across the dancing chickens graphic and had to use it :) These menus were printed on a green linen cardstock.

Tented table cards. Instead of table numbers, Lisa and Matt provided words with special significance.

Escort cards ~ some of which included a symbol indicating vegetarian or kids meal

And just for fun...here's my baby Bosco helping me set up for the shoot :)

Nicole & Matt : Wedding Invitations

Nicole and her mother Michele are artists, and I worked with them both to create these gorgeous chartreuse green and chocolate brown vineyard wedding invitations. The grape leave illustrations were perfect to incorporate as their wedding reception will be held at Veritas Vineyard in Afton, Virginia. They also provide a special personal touch because they were all hand-drawn by Nicole's mother. She drew them, scanned them in and sent them to me through email so that I could incorporate.

A layered monogram band wrap is removed to open the custom chocolate brown pocketfold that encloses the invitation and inserts.

The ink throughout this set is raised, which provides some dimension and texture.

Information card for the wedding reception and Sunday farewell brunch.

Response card and envelope

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Joanna & Thomas : Wedding Day Accents

Joanna's blush pink, pewter gray and black wedding invitations were one of my favorites this year, and I really enjoyed creating her unique wedding day paper items!

Pewter gray folded ceremony programs

A monogram design for their gobo light

Seating poster with the head table listed in the middle

Folded pink framed placecards for the head table

Flat layered signs for the candy buffet table and photobooth

Layered flat table number cards featuring photos of their seriously awesome dog, Hank! I muted the colors of his fantastic Pooch Portraits with Mod4 to work with the wedding color scheme, and added a simple pink band with the table numbers in black.

Ivory metallic thank you signs that Joanna and Tom held up in the photobooth

I also created this sheet of father / daughter dance lyrics that Joanna framed and gave as a gift to her parents.