Monday, August 29, 2011

an arts & crafts wedding invitation


Ok. Finally, the so anticipated and much teased about Arts & Crafts Wedding Invitation is here. I just wanted to make sure the now Mr. & Mrs.' guests had a chance to view them before I shared them with you. Since the big day was this past Saturday I think we're safe in doing so.


If you missed it the first time around, I shared the warm visual + sparkle with you here and the inspiration for the Wedding Invitation Suite is found here so you can see the gorgeousness of the Gamble House.


It was so exciting to work with such a great couple, and to create the custom illustrations and patterns for the overall Wedding Suite all inspired by intricate details of the so famous Gamble House 'door' was surely a high.


The typeface for their names and for the custom logo, which included the wedding date, was chosen for it's call-back to the era. The rest of the information was kept in a sans-serif typeface in various colors from the chosen color palette so it accentuated the former font.
 

The information in the front of this Arts & Craft Wedding Invitation Suite was framed by the decorative motifs inspired by The Gamble House Door.


A custom stained-glass-esque pattern was inspired by the windows themselves as well, and was used throughout the Wedding Suite, included the table numbers, place cards, and thank you cards which I'll share with you later in the week.


I hope you enjoyed this new addition to the LizzyB Loves Wedding Invitation catalog. If you did and would like to make it your own send me an email.

{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves }

Friday, August 26, 2011

an arts & crafts wedding invitation {sneak peek}

A few months ago I shared with you a late summer visual + sparkle inspired by a fabulous Arts & Crafts house. I've also given you many sneak peaks of the final invitation, but I thought I'd stretch it out a little longer and show you the back side of the invitation with the custom pattern and logo used throughout the Wedding Invitation Suite.


This fabulous couple gets married tomorrow, so I wanted to take a little moment to wish them the best on this new journey together. May your special day be filled with many great memories celebrating with family and friends. I hope to soon be designing your baby announcements! =) Congratulations.

I'll be back next week with the complete Arts & Crafts-inspired Wedding Invitation Suite.

{ Image Via :: LizzyB Loves }

Thursday, August 18, 2011

1st birthday & baptism invitation


A year ago this month a little new bundle of joy was born into a caring a loving family, that of my very good friend Jazmine. Her little one, Zoe, will be baptized and celebrated this weekend in a big way so she asked me to design something sweet and fun to commemorate the event.


Jazmine used the so adorable Mod Monkey motif for all her decorations so it was a must to use on the invitations*. In this double-sided Birthday and Baptism Invitation, the color palette was very girly, of course, with a mixture of soft tints for the baptism side and bright pops of pink and lime green for the birthday celebration side.


An array of graphic elements such as diagonal lines and polka-dots accompanied by flowing banners holding the important information added to the playfulness of the invitations. A custom logo was created as well which was used on the address labels and other designs created for the decor.




And of course the address label is a must for the final touch. I reflected the Mod Monkey motif so it showed on both the front and back of the address label. These bright and vibrant Magenta envelopes from the Eames Furniture Collection, which I also used on these Owl Baby Shower Invitations, brought the invitation suite together.


May this baptism and birthday celebration be as special as the many happy years to come! Unfortunately, I can't attend being that it's the same day as my in-law's 50th Anniversary Celebration (and in different cities), but I'll have little Zoe and your family in might heart. Have Fun!!

Have a great weekend everyone. Tomorrow I'm off to Baja...the celebration begins!

{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves }

*Disclaimer: this was a personal, non-commercial invitation design. The Mod Monkey motif was licensed for this purpose only and will not be sold under the LizzyB Loves brand.

Monday, August 15, 2011

a new {blog} look


So, what do you think? I just wanted to freshen things up a bit. Good changes are coming for LizzyB Loves...new blog, new website, new ready-to-order invitations...I'll keep you posted.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

50th anniversary invitation

I shared the creation of a few Mexican tile-inspired patterns here and the final designs I would use for my in-law's 50th anniversary celebration invitations here, but below are the images I shot of the final invitation sets which were mailed to the guests a few weeks ago.


Their actual anniversary isn't until next March, but the celebration will be in a few weeks. A logo with their names and wedding years was created to be used on the front of the invitation and address label.



A different motif was created as well with the celebration date to be used on the back of the invitation and many of the other paper pieces such as favor tags.


From the previous pattern designs four various background designs were created for the invitations, thus each guest would receive one out of four of the designs.


The format of the 50th Anniversary Invitation was long but folded down to a 5" x 5" square to fit perfectly in the gold envelope.



These are the four background pattern designs created for the invitations. The colors were a mustard/yellow to match the gold envelope, accompanied by a rich black and accents of charcoal.





Flourishes were designed by taking elements of the various patterns to create a motif which accented the outside of the invitation as well as the address label below.



A crest shape contained the pertinent information for the event and was the unifying design element on all invitations.



For the reception card, which needed to be removable, we used black photo corners to keep it in place. It worked out perfectly, fitting inside the diamond shape created by the patterned background.


And the final touch to this 50th Anniversary Celebration Invitation were the two designs created for the envelope liners. Taking a combination of motifs from all the patterns created, two versions of the the envelope liner were designed unifying all the pattern designs.



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Monday, August 8, 2011

visual + sparkle = color


I saw this lovely pair of birds on pinterest and I couldn't resist creating a visual + sparkle = color. Isn't this the perfect color palette for a late summer even an early fall wedding?


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Friday, August 5, 2011

a modern quinceañera invitation

It's been quite a while since I had promised to share this Modern Quinceañera Invitation with you, but hey, it's better late than never.


I shared the visual + sparkle = inspiration with you here and my design inspiration here, so you can see the final outcome is exactly what the Señorita wanted.



The Quinceañera Invitation Suite consisted of the main invitation, a map card with a custom map illustration, and a reception card with fun copy chosen by the birthday girl. We chose to use a silhouette of the Quinceañera to give it a personal touch without the use of the actual photograph.



Each card had its own elaborate background pattern created by taking elements of the script typeface used as accent on the Invitation Suite. The bold Budmo Jiggler typeface was used to give it the modern and youthful touch.




The invitation and reception card envelopes both had their own wrap-around address label with the Quinceañera's name on the back. The color palette was the perfect combination of drama with the purple and modern youth with the light gray and mint.



The diagonal orientation of most of the text and graphic elements also added to the modern and youthful feel of this Quinceañera Invitation Suite.



This was a fun project to work on. The map illustration was my favorite part using very simplified elements and symbols...it looks so pretty over the faint diagonal striped background.


{ Images Via :: LizzyB Loves }

Thursday, August 4, 2011

giraffe baby shower invitations

It's been forever, I know, but I've been finalizing these oh-so-cute Giraffe Baby Shower Invitations to share with you.


Precisely, my previous post was the brightly-colored modern visual + sparkle = inspiration for this cute Giraffe Invitation, so now here are the quick images I snapped to show you the final piece.


These Giraffe Baby Shower Invitations were inspired by the previous Owl Baby Shower Invitation I created and shared here. The baby shower is for a soon-to-be-born baby boy so the colors are the perfect combination of bright, modern and masculine with the vibrant orange and green paired with the muted gray.


For this Baby Shower Invitation I chose a dotted cardstock with its matching envelope to add a punch of pattern combined with the spots on the giraffe itself. The event was still tentative so the invitations were created as a fill-in so the soon-to-be-mom could write in the correct information as she saw fit.




These were printed on a cream, textured Neenah Paper from the Eames Furniture Collection which only added to the softness of the invitation.



Of course, a matching address label is a must, with the return address on the back as you can see below.



And the diagonal lines were a must to keep with the modern look.


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