Davis’ First Trip Around the Sun

I’ve been so busy with my other freelance work, I haven’t really done too many custom invitations this past year. So when Davis’ first birthday came around, I took full advantage and created something really fun and what I hope is memorable. I knew I wanted to tie in his announcements to the party theme, so I decided on a First Trip Around the Sun theme.

I know that Davis may not remember any of the little details included in his party, much less the party itself, but when he’s older and looks back on photos, I hope he’ll see how special it was and how loved he was by everyone.

Like his older brother’s 1st birthday invites, I wanted to incorporate his monthly photos as well.
It was so nice to hear that everyone enjoyed receiving these in the mail and that they loved spinning the wheel to see what each month unfolded.

Here is an animated GIF so you can see what every image contained.

I used one of the photos of him eating his smash cake to make these custom thank you note cards.
These party favors complimented the theme really well. I found someone on Etsy that makes these fun plantable die-cut shapes. I packaged them with my own backer card and translucent envelope.
Of course, the little kiddos got their own little party favors as well. A goodie bag full of fun little treats.
Once again, my sister made this cute little smash cake, that I topped with a matching little flag, and all the delicious cupcakes that got devoured.
The wind really picked up that day so a lot of the cute signage and even the balloon arch decor I had created was just being blown around. At least his little high chair banner stuck around for his cake smash and his little custom shirt managed to stay clean the entire day, which is pretty amazing considering this is how well his cake smash went.

I still can’t believe this little guy is one already and that I have two boys. I can’t say I ever imagined my life with two boys, but now, I can’t imagine my life without my two boys. 💙

Drive-Thru Party Favor Treat Tags

Drive-Thru celebrations is basically the new normal now. Let your guests know how much you appreciate them rolling through with custom party favor treat tags.

These custom tags were created for a one year old’s birthday celebration.

Interested in custom party favor treat tags for your next event? Contact me for details.

aged to perfection : wine inspired birthday invitations

Here is a fun wine themed invitation I designed recently for my sister’s 40th birthday party.


To help set the mood of the party, I wanted the design to showcase a timeless and classic feel.


Each invite was addressed with a printed stained wine glass in keeping with the theme.


Happy Birthday Ilona!  Like fine wine, you get better with age.  🙂

dutch style inspired birthday invitation

For Ms. Lana’s 75th Birthday Celebration, her kids wanted to go with a Dutch inspired theme to play tribute to something that their Mom really loves.  So I suggested the idea of doing a delftware tile inspired invitation.


The blue and white design paired real nicely with a bright yellow square envelope, which is Ms. Lana’s favorite color.


To mimic the look at feel of tile, I printed on a thick, smooth, silky paper stock with a spot varnish on the printed pattern.


And for party favors we recreated a mini 2″ style tile magnet using the same design from the front of the invitation so guests had a little something to take home and remember Ms. Lana’s celebration.


“Dank u” means thank you in Dutch.

If you’re interested in ordering something similar to this invite, party favor or would like to have something printed with a spot varnish treatment, feel free to contact me for more details.

a golden retirement invitation

client requested:
200, formal, classy, unique invitations with black and gold (shiny, not pale) for a fabulous retirement celebration (with nice quality envelopes, too).  

client received:
200, formal, classy, unique invitations with a black and gold foil printed design for a fabulous retirement celebration (with gold foiled lined white envelopes).





a special 4-color digital print process was used to create this gold foil effect.  if you’re interested in creating a similar effect with your custom invitations, feel free to contact us.

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