Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christening Invitations

My long-time client, Dana, asked me to design the invitations for her son's Christening. She wanted something using baby blue and silver with some sort of embellishment. This is what I came up with-- a white metallic card with a blue and silver argyle pattern and a silver satin ribbon belllyband that wraps around each invitation:

I also created matching stickers that they used on the centerpieces:

And finally, I created a printable thank you card for them:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Twist Card Save the Dates

Stefanie and Chad are getting married next summer and are using gold, pink, mint, and green for their wedding colors. They loved these fun twist cards, especially since they provide room for hotel info for their out of town guests! We also made mini magnets and attached them to the twist cards for the guests to put on their fridge.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Stephanie requested a unique rehearsal dinner invitation that incorporated her fall colors, a diecut, and bling. Here's what we came up with:

Triple layered invitation featuring a patterned base card, a diecut copper glitter card, and an ivory metallic printed invitation layer, embellished with 4 swarovski crystals.

Close-ups of the glitter and crystals:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stephanie & Peter's Luxurious Fall Wedding Invitations

I've been waiting so long to share these gorgeous wedding invitations!

Stephanie and Peter are having their wedding here in NJ and it's going to be quite the affair! We wanted the invitations to be luxurious and set the tone for their event, as well as incorporating fall colors.

We went with a deep orange dupioni silk book fold style invitation with a chocolate brown satin ribbon accent and some bling on the front that is shaped like a tree.

The book folds open up and reveal the invitation -- printed on a textured cream card stock, it incorporates 2 patterns as a border, with a crest-style monogram at the top that is accented with Swarovski crystals.

The enclosure cards are tucked inside a silk pocket and include a double sided directions card and an RSVP card with envelope.

Each of these invitations was mailed in a gold mailer, designed to protect those crystal brooches. Diecut labels were created to match and were printed with the guest addresses.

For far away guests, we created a more economical version with a copper metallic pocketfold and ribbon and monogram bellyband.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Antique Gold + Creamy White Wedding

I worked with Maryam and Hamed on their wedding invitations, as well as their wedding day stationery. We used antique gold and white metallic card stocks on all of the pieces and designed them to coordinate with the invitations.

Square booket style programs feature their monogram on the front, and white satin ribbon binding:

Mini menus are double layered and are about the size of a piece of paper folded in half both ways:

Tented signature drink sign:

Placecards are put into these mini frames and also serve as favors:

Finally, guests are surprised with these cute thank you tags
 that hang from the rearview mirror of their cars:

Congratulations Maryam and Hamed! Special thanks to Kisha from Pure Ambiance Events!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Autumn branch wedding stationery

I worked with Jenny Orsini for Tara's wedding reception stationery. The vision was to have rich fall colors and incorporate some branches with a small bird accent. Since gold was one of the colors, I suggested using gold foil on the menus, and they were a huge hit!

Close up of the foil:

Jenny requested mini envelope placecards -- these are perfect for couples that need as much time as possible to make any final seating arrangements!

Congratulations Tara & Michele and thanks again to Jenny Orsini Events!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Glitter cardstock is all the rage right now!

We incorporated it into Tracy & John's wedding stationery -- they had a classic but elegant wedding of white and silver with lots of bling.

Here's a closeup of the silver glitter card stock:

Tented placecards with a simple motif and a swarovski crystal accent:

Double layered menus -- swarovski crystals are used to seperate each course:

Triple layered Specialty Drink signs -- these have an easel backing and incorporate Swarovski Crystals:

 Table Numbers -- triple layered easelbacked signs incorporate 3 crystals each:

Congratulations Tracy & John!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cooking themedBridal Shower signs and favors

I designed some signs to match the apron diecut invitations for Kelley's Bridal Shower. The food was set up buffet-style, so an apron held a card printed with each dish's food and was displayed in front.

The caterer had a cooking demonstration for making French Crepes, so a large 8x10 easelbacked had the ingredients needed and the simple directions.

Small tented signs went on the trays with the passed hors d'ouevres:

The favors were wrapped up in hot pink tissue paper and had these favor tags designed to match the rest of the stationery:

And they were unwrapped to show the custom screen printed aprons! The fronts incorporated the cooking utensils that were used on the recipe cards included with the invitations.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Apron shaped Bridal Shower Invitations

Kerry contacted me to design invitations for her daughter's bridal shower. Her daughter loves to cook, so a cooking themed shower was the perfect fit! I came up with these fun apron diecut invitations, and we included a recipe card in each for the guests to fill out and bring with them to the shower.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Construction Party details

Yesterday I shared the invitations I made for my son's Construction themed birthday party. Here are some of the details we had.

Sawhorse set up at the end of the driveway with balloons (including a dump truck mylar balloon from dollar tree!). A sign read "Builder's Entrance" and the sawhorse was flanked by traffic cones. A sign that said "Dietrich's Construction Site" hung near the mailbox:

A "Hard Hat Area" sign was taped to the gate door, and 2 saw horses were set up and held construction hates, each with a personalized sticker. The stickers had a "3" ghosted in the background with "DGRR 3 Builders Construction Crew" running around the edges:

I made a banner that hung from the fence and read "Dietrich is 3!". A "Dig In!" sign was taped to the fence above the food table, and some small wooden toolboxes I built from Home Depot kits held napkins and silverware:

Playtime! We had the regular sandbox (which we labeled an "Excavation Site" and hid bags with candy and easter eggs filled with coins for the kids to dig up), the truck sandbox, and a wrecking ball game using the cardboard brick blocks and a ball:

The cake was a chocolate layer cake and I decorated it with a dump truck toy filled with chocolate cake balls which ran down the side of the cake. We also had chocolate and funfetti cupcakes with homemade chocolate tool disk toppers:

The favors were sand buckets filled with Construction Dough (cans of play doh with custom labels), construction tools (some playdoh tools in a cellophane bag), bubbles, construction truck stickers, and builder's chalk. Each was wrapped up with some yellow cellophane and had a tag with each child's name on it. A large round sticker said "Thanks for Digging with me!"  For the adults, I made dump truck lollipops and small chocolate dump truck candies. They were individually packaged in cellophane bags and then went into the yellow chevron bags with a small tag stapled on. All of the pieces used orange & white baker's twine as an accent.