Posts filed under Party Invitations

2nd Annual Derby Day Invitations


It's time for the Chism's second annual Derby Day party! Our invitations were featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper yesterday and I am excited to show you all the details!

After designing a fun and informative Derby invitation last year, I wanted this year's design to be equally as special, without overlapping in style since we were inviting a lot of the same people.


I wanted to wow guests right out of the mailbox, so I planned the envelopes as much as the invitations. I used white, digital ink for the addresses, and each envelope had a mix of vintage postage that I curated from various Etsy shops. Aren't they perfect?!


The invitations were square gate fold format, but I had the back facing up, so that when guests open the envelope, the first thing they see is "2nd Annual Derby Day'.


When they flip it over, the cards were sealed with a little bow-tie sticker. The green stickers popped on the background of patterns, inspired by jockey silks.


On the inside, I utilized the unique format to layout the party details. From the mint juleps and southern snacks to requesting guest wear 'derby attire', I made sure I all the information was there but love how the layout was simple and fresh. We had fun with the puns too: calling our house 'Chism Downs' and asking guests to RSVP with yay or 'neigh'.

Posted on May 1, 2015 and filed under Party Invitations.

Custom Design: Ben's First Birthday Crawfish Boil

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I have done a few crawfish boil invitations, which is how Mary found me on Etsy. She had me design a custom invitation that had the same feel of this design, but was more focused on the fact that it was her son's first birthday. The invitation led to coordinating stickers and stationery, which came together perfectly. A crawfish boil for a first birthday?! What a cool kid. ;)

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Posted on April 22, 2014 and filed under Children's Birthday, Party Invitations.

Custom Design: Anderson Turns 1!

Palm Papers Elephant Gingham Birthday Invitations I love photo invitations for children's birthdays. At a time in their lives when you probably take the most photos, why not use one to add a little personality to the invitation. So I was only too happy to design one using the photo of the cutest little boy in the world! If I sound biased, it's because I am. This cute kiddo is my nephew, Anderson.

Palm Papers Elephant Gingham Birthday Invitations

This weekend is his first birthday party and while we are just having a little brunch for friends and family, we couldn't do without the perfect little invitation.

Palm Papers Elephant Gingham Birthday Invitations

My sister wanted an elephant and the photo, of course, and that's all the restrictions I had. I just played with some cute fonts and fun colors. My favorite is the blue gingham backer. I think it's the perfect touch for a little boy's invitation.

Minted Design Challenge: Party Decor

Minted is growing some more with their latest challenge breaking into the party decor market. We were asked to design banners for any type of party: baby showers, holiday parties, anything. It just so happens that I am throwing a few baby showers next month, so I thought it would be fun to design a banner that was inspired by the one of them: Baby Icons. baby shower invitations

You'll have to wait to see the actual invitation, because they go out today. Just in case the mommy-to-be checks this blog, this will just have to be a little sneak peek. ;)

Voting is open for just a few more days, so if you are interested in browsing the creativity, you can check out all the designs here.

Posted on August 26, 2012 and filed under Baby Shower, Minted, Party Invitations.