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Most of the invitations I design are for weddings. I love weddings and designing amazing stationery sets for them is my passion. But when I get a chance to design something outside of my comfort zone, I jump at the challenge. I was contacted my Dan Hart to create his daughter Madeleine’s bar mitzvah invitations; and he needed them pretty fast. Once we met, finalized the designs and we got the printing rolling. The final outcome was divine.
They wanted to incorporate thermography into the printing as well. Which even though we needed it rush, my printer worked with me to get them ASAP. I love having wonderful vendors to work with! All of the type on the front of the invitation is in a bright blue thermography. Thermography is raised ink which creates a fantastic tactile surface. You can’t help but rub your fingers over it.
For this project I used Envelopments design elements, which worked perfect for Madeleine. Using elements from the Kaleidoscope collection really created something that is fun, fresh and not stuffy, which is exactly what the Hart family wanted for these. Madeleine chose a bright color combo of Chartreuse green and Tibetan blue which she pulled from the painting by Madeleine’s grandfather, Allen M. Hart, that they wanted to incorporate. To save on paper we printed the painting on the back of the main invitation card. This painting has such vibrant colors it all worked perfectly together.
We decided to print on a smooth ecru stock and printed on matching ecru envelopes. We included a custom map and directions for guests to help with attending the event.
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
I had the pleasure of designing custom graduation announcements for my good friend Michelle Erbe. She is graduating from my Alma Mater, California State University, Long Beach this month. I was thrilled to help her design her announcements. Unlike many other stationery designers I meet, I didn’t start my business after designing my wedding invitations, but rather by designing my graduation announcements. So helping her create something truly unique and special totally brought me back and reminded me about my graduation. Not everyone likes the cookie cut designs offered by the university. These are definitely going to stand out from the crowd!
Michelle wanted something less formal and more personal with her stationery. We used the school colors of a golden-yellow and black and combined the design from my Henna Suite and some Envelopments elements. The final design was a true unique beauty.
Digitally printed on ecru linen card stock. Flat printed envelopes and custom stickers with CSULB logo.
I love when my clients decide they want more. The thought of having a complete theme across all your stationery elements at your event or wedding couldn’t excite me more. I was surprised to think I missed any element for Carolyn & John but we did! She contacted me last month in regards to ordering table numbers to complete her Goldfish Wedding stationery suite. Of course!