Michelle's Baby Shower Invites

Beth came to us with a request for invitations and help with party favors when she hosted a baby shower for her sister-in-law Michelle. Beth wanted a unique handmade invitation for the event, but was short on time for actually making them so she opted for a full service package.

She provided images including pictures of the nursery for inspiration, and worked with us to find the right wording. The invitations and Mason jar wraps for the favors reflect the hostess and honoree's traditional but casual style, and the color palette came from the nursery rug. Each element was digitally printed in grey on textured paper for a soft look, then hand colored with brush tip markers. 

Dan and Carolyn's Hand-Stamped Invitation Suite

Our own invitations! We knew from the start that we wanted to design and make our own invitations. With Dan's career as a graphic designer and Carolyn's love of handmade goods, plus a desire for something unusual, it just made sense to make our own. How else to get orange wedding invitations?

We were inspired by architectural details and vintage furniture we found at our venue, Salvage One, and opted for colorful paper. We chose a less traditional venue and decor for the wedding, and wanted the invitations to highlight the fun, casual mood of the event. The papaya-colored paper just happened to match Carolyn's wedding shoes, and the blue and chartreuse papers used in the other elements added a fun contrast. The save-the-date card was made entirely with custom stamps and embossed to add texture. The invitations, info card, and RSVP card were partially printed on our own ink jet printer with key elements stamped and embossed.  

Sarah & Enik's Victorian Inspired Invitation Suite

Sarah and Enik were planning a "steampunk botanical" theme for a wedding set in a Victorian mansion, drawing inspiration for their decorations from his experience as a machinist and hers as an herbalist. His father, a machinist and blacksmith, provided gears and machine parts for her sister, a florist, to incorporate in stunning and unique floral arrangements that also included moss from their mother's garden.

A DIY package was perfect for this couple, who wanted family handiwork to shine on their wedding day. Pictures of their venue, Victorian advertisements, and a floral stamp Sarah found in a craft store for inspiration, and the couple's request to keep the design simple enough to make quickly inspired our design choices and custom rubber stamps. The bride and groom printed some of the text for their save-the-dates, invitations, rsvp cards, and custom maps on textured ecru paper, then stamped and embossed the decorative elements and key text that they wanted to highlight.