Thursday, February 24, 2011

Logo love

In addition to designing invitations and announcements, Jar of Ideas also creates logos and business stationery.

Here is a logo I created for Liz's yoga business.

The logo is based on the medical cadacus (the snake and staff symbol you see at doctor's offices), which is actually based on the chakra energy system that governs our bodies. Each energy point on the logo uses the element and colors of the chakras.

In addition to the logo, I designed business cards for Liz.

If you are in the Philly / South Jersey / Trenton area, I would highly recommend giving her a call if you are interested in studying yoga with such a wonderful woman!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Seating Charts

Tented placecards (or escort cards) are very popular with clients, but another option that is becoming more and more common is the printed seating chart. These can be framed and displayed at your wedding reception and then hung in your home afterwards as a nice memento!

Here's our bride Eva taking a look at her chart before it gets framed for the reception.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baptism Invitations

My son was baptized last weekend and I wanted to create a unique and elegant invitation for our families. I came up with these tri-folding invitations.

They are held closed with a satin ribbon bellyband that is sandwiched between 2 layers of metallic cardstock and printed with a quote. The bellyband slipped off and revealed a slightly smaller rectangle glued to the first panel (God Bless Dietrich), and the other 2 panels provided the church info and luncheon details. They were a huge hit! See below for the favors that I created for our guests.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Last weekend was my son's baptism, and I wanted a unique favor to give our guests at the party afterwards. I found this blog posting about hot chocolate on a stick and instantly knew that was what I was going to make and give.

They are pretty easy to make -- the fudge and the marshmallow each need about 12 hours or so to harden up so that you can cut them into squares, so keep that in mind if you decide to give these a try! I made the fudge recipe from Make and Takes, but made these marshmallows that my good friend recommended. You can substitute your favorite fudge recipe if you prefer (the one on the back of the Fluff container is a family fave!)

I love these so much that I'm posting a free PDF you can download to cut out your own tags if you want to make these -- perfect for a winter party, or save it for the holidays at the end of the year.