Today’s post features a very special shower invite that I worked on recently. The baby shower was given in honor of my cousin Jackie, who is expecting her baby girl any day now. Her two sisters and myself hosted the bright and cheerful event at my parents’ house. Jackie and I grew up together and were pretty much inseparable as kids. We are only six months apart in age, and now her baby girl will be six months younger than my Caroline- how cool is that? I only wish we lived closer so they could spend endless hours playing together and getting into trouble like we did!
On to the invitations…
The shower invitations were digitally printed on smooth, 110# white uncoated cover.
The design for the invitations was inspired by the fabrics Jackie had chosen for the nursery, featuring lots of bright cheerful colors and some fun floral patterns. I played up the pinks and blues in particular, along with a touch of coral.
The body of the invitation features a sweet and curly font, with a festive frame of flowers and confetti.
On the back of was a little poem we found on pinterest asking guests to bring a book instead of a card. They received so many great books, and gifts, for that matter- everything is perfectly set to welcome the little Miss into the world!
Today I’m introducing the last of my new wedding invitation suites for Minted: Marquee.
This design was inspired by vintage theater posters, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I especially love the RSVP card, and of course the patterns on the envelope liners and the backers. Patterns are my favorite thing to work on with any design- I love figuring the scale, illustration and type of repeat to use to really tie everything together.
Today I’m introducing the second of my most recent designs for Minted’s wedding invitation line: Baby’s Breath.
A little backstory on the inspiration…
In college I worked at a flower shop on campus, and I hated Baby’s Breath- I preferred other fillers, or nothing but greens with my flowers. More recently though, I developed a little crush on it- thanks to images like these:
Baby’s Breath (aka Gypsophila) on its own can be quite lovely, with its cloud-like fluffiness. I wanted this suite to capture that dreamy quality of Baby’s Breath, as well as its subtle nature. To see more beautiful images of Baby’s Breath in action, check out this Pinterest Board that I put together.
My most recent wedding invitations for Minted were a lot of fun to work on. I really enjoyed focusing on the details in the coordinating pieces- to me, these thoughtful elements and unique touches are what make invitations memorable. Here is the first of my three new wedding suites, Country Classic:
My favorite parts of this suite are all of the slightly mismatched patterns. In designing the various pieces I wanted the overall look to be sweet and dainty, like the contents of a linen drawer in an old farmhouse.
I don’t know about you, but every time I check facebook somebody else has just announced a pregnancy or a birth, and my feed is full of sweet little faces and chubby baby thighs. I’m not complaining; I’m totally guilty of posting loads of baby pics, and it’s pretty fun to watch my friends become parents to little mini-me versions of themselves.
Below are some new baby shower invitations I designed for Minted, perfect for all of the expecting mommies-to-be in your life!
Can you believe we’re half way through June already? The first half of my month went towards holiday designs for the Minted Oh What Fun holiday card challenge. Voting has opened and there are over 3000 entries, so any love you’d like to send my way is much appreciated! Here are my entries: