Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Liam's 1st Birthday Invitations

Psst - This invitation is now available at Vivian Elle's Etsy shop. Click here to order it for your own party!

Faithful blog readers, I'm so thankful for you. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for reading this blog (even if you just scroll down to the pictures...in which case, you may not be reading this). Thanks for actually caring about this little invitation business. When I think about you all, it makes me smile. 

This past week I took some time to step back from the blog and really work on meeting deadlines for my brides (my first priority, sup ladies) and when I did, I realized that part of the joy I get from this business is that I weekly share it with you all. It gives me a chance to look back and reflect on each project. My husband made the comment not too long ago that it's really cool that I get to be a part of so many people's celebrations. Yeah, I think so, too. 

So I'm back in the swing of things this week and today I have a 1st birthday invitation to show you that I absolutely adore. 

I met Tarrah way back when she took guitar lessons from my husband. Fast forward several years and she is now a mom to the cutest little boy, Liam. 

Tarrah contacted me a month or so ago because she was having a birthday party to celebrate Liam's first birthday and she wanted me to make the invitations.  She wanted it to be ducky-themed, but not be overly kiddish (oddly enough, my number one request from moms).

Here's what we came up with. 

Not too kiddish, right? You know I love to bring in some chevron stripes and I love love love the artwork I have access to through Envelopments (that's where I got the super cute banner). Fonts are Cafe Rojo and Antipasto.

Did you notice that the duck is blowing out the candle? I had placed the duck off to the side and put a candle over the one, but it was totally Tarrah's idea to tilt the flame to make it look like the duck was blowing it out.

And the envelopes. This is a nice touch for busy moms since it means they at least don't have to write out the return address for every invite.

Love these. Almost makes me want to procreate just for the fun birthday invites. Almost.

So I'm back in action this week on the blog. On Thursday I'll continue with my FAQ series and look at how to properly address your wedding envelopes. See you then!

Want to hear more about the value of custom invitations? Check out this post

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