Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mirror, Mirror Birthday Invitations

I created these Mirror, Mirror themed invitations for Reagan's Snow-White themed 4th birthday. I had so much fun working on these!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Superhero Birthday Girl Invitations

Kelly asked me to design some girly superhero invitations for her daughter's 2nd birthday. I love how these turned out!

And the back:

Kelly also had me design a banner that said "Super Kelsey":

We also did stickers for the favor bags:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thank You Cards are the perfect gifts this holiday season!

Need a gift for your child's teacher? A hostess gift for someone who has everything? Personalized note cards would be a wonderful gift!

Note cards are available in regular folded shapes as well as 3.5 x 5 die cut folded notes. Mix and match the designs -- they can be printed on either size (3.5 x 5 or the larger 4.25 x 5.5) and can be left with the regular shape or with the die cut for something different.

15 larger folded note cards + envelopes: $10
15 diecut folded note cards + envelopes: $10
15 smaller note cards + envelopes: $8

To order, please email jen {at} with which shape (die cut, smaller, or larger), which design, any color changes, and how many packs you'll need.

NJ residents are subject to 7% sales tax. If you're local, you're welcome to pick them up. Otherwise shipping will be determined based on weight!

Our nest is full -- Birth Announcement Design

Kristin asked me to design the baby announcements for her 3rd son. She wanted to use "Our nest has grown" as the theme for these. Here's the finished design:

Some alternate designs I came up with: 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Letters from Santa

Personalized letters from Santa!

Every child will be so excited to get their very own personalized letter from Santa this holiday season. Each letter will be printed with your details and mailed in a matching envelope. Orders must be received by December 7th in order to receive the North Pole, Alaska postmark. Orders received from December 8th to December 18th will be mailed from NJ. 

Cost: $5.00 per letter

The following styles are available:







All designs (except "letterhead") are folded letters.

Please email the following information to jen {at} An invoice will be sent to you from PayPal for each letter.

Child's First Name:
Child's Last Name:
Street Address:



Accomplishment (1 or 2):

Name of friend or sibling:

Child's Wish List Items (up to 3):

$5.00 each (tax included)

No orders after December 18th will be accepted. Jar of Ideas LLC is not liable for delivery of letters once they reach the North Pole, AK post office. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Katie & Aaron's Best Day Ever

Katie contacted me to design a logo for her wedding to Aaron.  She already had her invitations but asked me to design the rest of the stationery. 

The tea length menus and the programs:

The programs were folded "mini" cards -- they are 4.25" x 5.5" when folded and are the perfect size to put in a small bag or jacket pocket.

The back of the program had a quote from Jack Kerouac:

The beautiful couple:

Katie did her own seating charts by table, and put them into a variety of gold frames, with the logo in the center.

She had me make the logo sign for their guestbook table, and then ordered this guestbook engraved with their logo. 

Seriously, how awesome is it? She ordered it from etsy.

Here are the tea length menus -- printed on cream matte card stock:

I love how their tables were set up:

Finally, we did an 8x10 Thank You sign that they displayed at the reception:

All of the gorgeous photographs are by Erin McGinn

Congratulations Katie & Aaron and thanks again!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Melissa & Keith's Beach Wedding

Melissa & Keith got married at the Jersey Shore and wanted to incorporate a starfish motif into their wedding stationery. I designed these beach-themed pocket fold invitations with a sea green and light sand color scheme.

I created the double layer tags they attached to large starfish for their place cards:

I also created the tented table numbers that incorporated the design from their invitations:

The happy couple:

Congratulations again to Melissa & Keith!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lavender, Silver, & Glitter Stationery

Joanna loved her invitations so much that she ordered matching place cards, table numbers, and signature drink sign to match!

Square tented place cards feature a diamond glitter base and incorporate the same design motif from the wedding invitations:

Flat table numbers have an easel backing, a glitter layer and swarovski crystals in each corner:

Close-up of the design with the crystals and glitter accent:

Signature Drink sign has an easel backing to display on the bar:

Congratulations again to Joanna and John!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lavender & Silver Glittery Invitations

Joanna's wedding colors are Lavender and Silver and she wanted a lot of sparkle on her invitations. We incorporated the sparkle with some swarovski crystals in each corner of the invitation design, and a diamond glitter accent layer behind the monogram and invitation layer.

Close up of the diamond glitter:

Each had an RSVP card with printed response envelope of metallic card stock:

These were mailed in silver metallic envelopes:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Photo Table Numbers & Vintage-Inspired Stationery

I worked with Jenny Orsini Events on some beautiful Lavender and Silver Stationery for one of their May Weddings. Ilke & Frans named their tables after cities that were important to them. They wanted to include a personal photo of each city as well as a description of it, so Jenny asked me to work my magic.

Each table number featured a lavender metallic tented base with a silver ribbon accent and a printed card on both sides.

The menus and place cards had more of a vintage design, using the same lavender metallic card bases with an off-white metallic printed layer:

Congratulations to Ilke & Frans, and thanks again Jenny!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Plum, Red, & Dark Silver Gray Wedding Stationery

Lynne found my work on Pinterest and contacted me to create the stationery for her wedding last December. Her colors were purple, red, and silver which we carried out throughout all of the pieces.

Square programs had a dark silver (charcoal gray) metallic cover with red ribbon binding:

Placecards had a metallic purple base with a printed white metallic layer. Lynne added the butterfly accent once she received them:

 Fun sign for their ceremony on the beach:

Gorgeous centerpieces:

Each table was named and included Love, Laughter, Respect, Commitment, Friendship, and Adore:

8x10 Thank You sign that was displayed near the favors:

Since the wedding was in December, they gave Christmas ornaments as their favors -- the Thank You sign is displayed at the table next to the favors:

Finally, Lynne ordered a sparkler send-off flag that she attached to a dowel and displayed with the sparklers!