Archive for September, 2010

custom baby christening invitationThis was a fun project I completed recently to celebrate the christening of Baby Alessandro. This was an extremely quick turnaround. I usually like to plan 3-6 weeks out for a custom invitation. Especially since clients are usually particular about color schemes and elements of the design. It’s important to allow time for design, color matching and ordering of papers and production.

However, this was a small run so I was able to source materials locally. This particular invitation had a turnaround time of 5 days.

invite boy christeningWhen designing the invitation, the client really liked the belly band used on a wedding invite I’d designed and wanted to incorporate that into her design. I was able to find a lovely fiore blue ice deocrative paper from the Paper Source. This blue unryu paper is very sheer and printed with a light blue flocked dot and then punched out. The flocking almost feels like rubber on the sheer paper. It has a very light and airy feel to it which ties in well with the soft, whispy feelings associated with all things baby.

Judging from the client’s reaction when I delivered the invites, I’d say it was a success. Even though I love creating and working with papers, I also love the look on a client’s face when I’m able to capture the essence of their imagination through an invitation made just for them.

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