pretty poppy

I have a 12-15 new design goal for my semi-hiatus during 2013.  I have completed 2 with one in the works… a tad behind schedule, but let us focus on what we have completed!  Here is one design and the second will be along soon.  My favorite, favorite thing about this invitation?  Hands down… the stitched envelope liner.

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This idea is one of 3 designs, inspired by a modern color block style.  I added some stamping and hand stitching and I love the bit of whimsy juxtaposed with a classic modern style.DSCN1269

Think of the color possibilities.  I love the bold contrast of the bright poppy with the white.DSCN1268

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And the star…  She could use a little perfecting and neatening up… but I love her still.

modern wedding invitation poppy hand stitching

fabric egg tutorial

One of the first cards I made was for Easter of 2009.  This was well before I was taking pictures of my cards, so you will have to imagine it.  I cut a silhouette of a little chick out of patterned paper and adhered it to a card.  It was simple, and understated.  Much like these fabric egg cards from Martha Stewart.  This would be a great project to try if you have ever wondered about using fabric with paper.  I love the idea of coordinating an envelope liner to match too.  You can find the tutorial here.   It is pretty simple if you are an experienced crafter and if not, this would be a great starter project to try.

Let me know how it turns out!

makeover monday

I am in need of a nap today.  A cold has hit our house.  {boo, hiss}

But before I run off to dream land, I had to post the first result from my challenge.

I started with my favorite card first, mostly because I had a vision for it already.

And surprisingly, the vision I had change a bit before making it’s way to paper.

So here is how it came together.  I am pretty happy with the results. There are a few necessary changes before this would be ready for the masses… but I think it would make a lovely wedding suite.  It remindes me of a different take on the paper lantern or pom pom decoration look that we all love for any type of fiesta!

I love how customizable it is, by changing the colors, or patterned paper, the invitation could take on a whole new look!  And I can’t help but think of how great these would look with envelope liners in the same matching patterned paper!

Ok, time for me to get some rest before the little miss is ready to play again!  –happy monday!

 

feilds of green

It seems like forever ago that I was working on these invitations and my spring subscription note cards.

Back then, I was dreaming of spring.  The sun was warm, things were budding and the weather was alluding to a wonderful season… since then, the temperatures have plummeted, we have seen April SNOW showers and most of the flowers are struggling to stay alive.  If you live in the Northeast section of the country… you know what I am talking about.  I talk (complain) about the weather a lot, I know, but I have serious issues with the spring that is racing away from us, as we are approaching May(!!!?!?!??!!!) with temps still in the 30-50 range.  Maybe I am just not used to being back in Rochester…

I had the pleasure of creating these spring inspired invitations for a bridal shower.  Being free to create pretty much whatever I felt like, with a color scheme of yellow and green, I was immediately drawn to thoughts and images of fresh grass.  I just happened to have some Paper Source clover card stock lying around, the pop of green was just what I was looking for.

I was more than thrilled to have another opportunity to create something using my silhouette cameo.

Here is how it all came together!

bridal shower invitation

bridal shower invitation

Coming soon to the shop!  Contact me if you just can’t wait till they are listed!

in love with liners

save the date toile pink and black

I mean, aren’t they the greatest?  Just look…

pink yellow orange wedding invitation

You have to read the story behind this design on Inspired Goodness, such an amazingly creative custom idea

Here is a DIY tutorial on how to make them from the Budget Savvy Bride.  Super easy and a great way to add some wow to your notes or invitations.

Some fantastic ideas to try:

  • Line your child’s Birthday invite with their own coloring pages
  • A Mother’s Day card with a picture of her holding you as a babe on the inner envelope flap
  • Use scraps of your favorite fabrics
  • Newspaper clippings of local happening or potentially historic events

Happy Creating!

{Photo credits, 1.cards and pockets 2.idoityourself via bears and berries 3.Linda and Harriett via 
Summer Picnic Wedding 4.100 Layer Cake}