Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monkey & Friends Shower Invites

Somehow I did this backwards, and showed you the thank you notes before these baby shower invites.  Oops!  I guess I got carried away with my love of Fox and Friends--but it's just perfect for little kids or babies on the way.

Two of Kiran's best friends are expecting any day now, and these are the invitations we made for their baby shower.  Both mother and father-to-be liked the animals in Fox and Friends, but it was too hard to chose just one, so they decided they wanted a 'variety pack' of invites to include their favorites--the monkey, the turtle, and the giraffe.  They also chose the colors: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, and Chocolate Chip.

The invitations are fairly simple: 4.25" by 5.5", with white mounted onto the base color, which coordinates to the animal on the invite.  The animals were punched out with the 1-1/4" square punch, layered onto a scallop square of Chocolate Chip.


Stamps: Fox and Friends
Ink: Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Extras: 1-1/4" square punch, scallop square punch

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mark Your Calendar for a Fall Fleur Wedding

On to the next wedding--Joanna and Josh are getting married in the fall, and Joanna loves Loves LOVES the fleur-de-lis.  She chose Night of Navy and So Saffron for two of her fall wedding colors, and then we went to work to design a save-the-date that would incorporate her favorite symbol.

What do you think?  These are sweet and simple at 4.25x5.5, and have magnets on the back so that the recipients can keep the date in mind.  Once again, My Digital Studio made it easy to combine the text and images, and we love that we can print directly to card stock.  Our favorite touch (in case you haven't already noticed this theme) is matching envelopes, and the fleur-de-lis from Extreme Elements fits perfectly in the corner.

Invitations to follow later this summer.


Stamps: Extreme Elements
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: So Saffron, Night of Navy
Extras: My Digital Studio

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Table Numbers

With weddings, it's all about the little touches.  The last thing Kiran worked on for Hitty and Steve's wedding was the table numbers, and she made these from the invitation scraps.  The numbers themselves, as well as the scroll image from Baroque Motifs, were created in My Digital Studio.  After printing, Kiran glued the numbers to squares she made from the left-over triangles of Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore from the criss-cross invitation pocket shown here.  What a simple and lovely way to tie it all together on the big day!


Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Extras: My Digital Studio

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bold Bright Wedding Invite

A while ago, I showed you the save the dates for Hitty and Steve's wedding--remember that bright blue and green?  Well, now that their big day has come and gone, I want to share with you the invitations that Kiran and I came up with.

To start, Hitty and Steve were both very concerned about having invitations that were both lovely and earth-friendly.  That means less paper, so we went for a criss-cross pocket rather than an elaborate folder for the invitations.  While this still gave the invites weight and a place to include all the little extras (RSVP card, directions, etc.), it used far less paper than a more traditional folder with pocket would have.

In keeping with the organic motif of their wedding, we use two different images for the invitations.  The first is visible on the Tempting Turquoise side of the criss-cross pocket.  That embossing was easily done (even for 230 invites!) with the Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.  On the invitation itself, the RSVP card, and on the envelopes, we used the main scroll image from Baroque Motifs in Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore--but only one of those is stamped!  I bet you can't tell which I'll tell you.  We hand stamped the envelopes and did the invitations, including the scroll image, with My Digital Studio.  That's a huge time-saver!  Which means it was also a money-saver for the couple.

Next up, I'll be showing you what Kiran did with the scraps left over from the criss-cross pockets.  Waste not, want not for an earth-friendly celebration.


Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Extras: My Digital Studio, Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder