Friday, January 20, 2012

Lisa & Matthew : Baby Shower Invitations

Lisa and Matthew are former wedding clients, and I recently had the opportunity to work with them again as they await the arrival of their first baby - a girl! We worked together on their baby shower invitations, which incorporate their fun "Made in Michigan" shower theme and colors from the baby's nursery - pink, purple, and gray.

Lisa had the idea to use a children's mitten as the visual for the state of Michigan. I found the perfect image of a hand-knit mitten and placed a heart near Detroit where they live.

There will be stripes and polka dots in the baby's nursery, and those patterns and shapes were brought into the invitations with a diagonal striped pattern and lavender paper wrap behind the round "Made in Michigan" seal.

Two enclosure cards were included with the invitations. A lavender card with a poem and request to bring a book in lieu of a card, framed by dots and stripes. Also, a soft gray card with a custom map design and directions to the baby shower location.

Light pink envelopes were addressed in a coordinating design

And to complete the look, custom "It's a girl!" postage stamps

Monday, January 9, 2012

Amy & Jess : Wedding Invitations

Amy and Jess' wedding colors are black and white and after visiting "too many sites to count" online, Amy kept going back to the black scroll panel invitations I made for Lisa & Matthew's wedding. Lisa's invitations are one of my favorites - so classic and elegant - and I had a great time working with Amy to create a similar style that was perfect for her wedding day.

Amy's layered panel invitations with a black scroll frame and wedding monogram

Reception, directions, and RSVP postcard enclosure cards