THROWBACK THURSDAY IN BRONZE

Today I want to throw it back to one of my favorite mother and daughter clients ever! This duo was so fun to work with it it made work feel like hanging out with your girlfriends. I loved their clean and modern aesthetic and flare for something unexpected. Shimmery bronze, soft cotton paper and an art deco typeface make this minimal invite something to talk about.

Cheers!

Catherine

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE MOST FUN SUPERHERO POP ART PARTY INVITATIONS

Love this throwback! My kids Superhero art party! She wanted Art and he wanted Superheros so I took my inspiration from comic books and a few modern art movements including Pop Art and Action Painting. This one was over the top fun....custom envelopes and fun washi tape seals this bright and OVERSIZED invitation! For full party post click here.

Superhero pop art party with splatter invitation in rainbow colors
Supher hero art party with splatter invitation in rainbow colors with custom envelope and washi tape seal

Lots of tutorials came out of this one including making how to DIY a splatter paint backdrop, custom envelopes, and even a super easy rainbow cake tutorial. Enjoy, there's a ton of info!

Cheers!

Catherine

THROWBACK THURSDAY: PEAR INVITATIONS FOR A FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY

Let's face it, when your child is only one they don't have many specific interests beyond eating, sleeping and biting their own toes so as a parent the theme for their first birthday party is really wide open. Mom decided since Maggie loved pears she should go with that! And of course I ran with it....a vintage pear illustration in bright yellow green was accented with fuchsia envelopes and grey chevron back.

Pear invitation in bright yellow green with fucshia and grey chevron liner for first birthday party

Cheers!

Catherine

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MODERN CHRISTMAS CARD STYLE

Beautiful photos need to be highlighted and not overly adorned with patterns and such...the images of these three cuties were so warm and loving that we added a beautiful typeface and used very large images of each child on the card to make for a gorgeous and modern holiday card. This will forever be one of my favorites!

custom black and white folded modern christmas photocard
custom folded modern christmas photo card design

Cheers!

Catherine

THROWBACK THURSDAY: EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Last year I threw a Super Art Party for the kids for their birthdays...Ava wanted an art party and The Dude wanted Superheros so I melded the idea into one by making a bright rainbow colored Pop Art style Super Hero party...and it was tons of fun! Ava even wore her hair like my favorite artist, Frida Kahlo. See the full party post here.

Today I'm throwing it back to their thank you notes! I opted for pics from the party and personal notes from each all in the style of Spiderman's employer, The Daily Bugle.

newspaper photo thank you card

Cheers!

Catherine


THROWBACK THURSDAY: A SWAMPTACULAR BIRTHDAY

I've got to get it together and plan my kids' birthday celebrations so while I've got that on my brain I'm throwing it back to one of my favorite party invitations I've made for them. When you have two kids with Summer birthdays the best solution is a joint party, at least it is in my mind. I let the kids pick their own theme, the rules were it had to be gender neutral and they had to agree completely. They quickly settled on Shrek which I thought was great, The Dude asked to turn the backyard into a royal swamp so that set a very strong theme for the invitations! I decided to step outside of the envelope and do a boxed invitation which got rave reviews!

shrek birthday party invitations

The actual invitation was printed like a royal document on white shimmery paper in a slimy ogre green and adorned with a Shrek themed monogram. Then they were rolled into a scroll and tied with a satin ribbon. I lined white boxes with real moss, butterflies and green flowers and then placed the invite on top of the moss. The box was sealed, wrapped in a shimmery pink and labeled with a wrap around address label.

Now...what to do for this year's parties? Stay tuned I guess!

Cheers!

Catherine

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WINTER WEDDING!

In the studio looking outside at a brand new foot of snow and more to come has me thinking about a beautiful wedding in the snow that I was lucky enough to attend! So today I'm throwing back to Carla and Michael's winter wedding...an ornate invitation in grey on cotton rag accented with a bright pop of red on the envelope liners! Love.

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Cheers!

Catherine

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ENGRAVED INVITATION

Traditional, elegant and simple. Engraved invitations in ivory on heavy cotton rag paper...sometimes even the most modern bride can surprise you!

Engraved in black on ivory cotton rag, double envelopes.

Engraved in black on ivory cotton rag, double envelopes.

The texture on this paper is enough to enchant any paper lover.

The texture on this paper is enough to enchant any paper lover.

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Cheers!

Catherine

THROWBACK THURSDAY: PHOTO FILLED CHRISTMAS CARD

While I'm shipping tons of Holiday stuff I thought I'd throwback to one of my all time favs...the pics of these cuties were so fabulous I thought it best to let them be the focus of the design. I love the warm reds and deep dark shadows, reminded me of a Raphael painting. I'm an art geek. 

Get your holiday order in, it's getting really busy in the studio! 

Cheers! 

Catherine