I’ve already documented my love for gold foil, so I was thrilled when Joni from Chocolate Butterbean sent over the gold foil invitations that she created for her daughter Vivi’s upcoming first birthday party. Joni wasn’t able to send out announcements following Vivi’s birth and she knew that she wanted to do something special for Vivi’s first birthday. Joni was inspired by the gold foil on a vintage copy of Emily Post’s book on etiquette, incorporating gold foil silhouettes on pale pink paper and paired with dark indigo envelopes.
From Joni: I was inspired by the vintage copy of Emily Post’s Etiquette I purchased a few years ago. The cover is a rich indigo with beautiful gold text, and it has such a lovely, ladylike feel which is perfect because I wanted her invitations to be sweet, but not baby. The inspiration for the party is Vivi herself, and we will have her favorite foods and other fun things on hand at the party.
The invitations include Vivi’s silhouette, with the distinctive bow she always wears to keep her crazy hair out of her eyes, and her name is handwritten for a custom touch. Originally, I wanted to use a very bright coral paper swatch that I had been keeping on file, but unfortunately it was discontinued, so I went with the light pink for the invitation and rsvp card along with the indigo envelope.
I also designed a small postcard for the guests to write a hope or prayer for Vivi’s future, which I plan to put into an album alongside a picture of her with each special person to keep. I hope it will be a treasure for her when she grows up!
Design: Chocolate Butterbean
Printing: Crayton-Heritage Letterpress
Photo Credits: Chocolate Butterbean
We’re having quite a baby-filled week here on Oh So Beautiful Paper! After two adorable birth announcements, today we’re featuring these sweet baptism invitations from Julie at Cartoules Press. Julie paired modern text with a hand drawn illustration of Noah’s Ark, all in complementing shades of blue and green and letterpress printed on thick cotton paper.
From Julie: Denise wanted something extra special for her little man Brody’s big day, so we designed the Noah’s Ark invitations to be modern yet still luxurious by printing them on super thick #220 paper. I hand drew the simple Noah’s Ark illustration, and modern waves trailing the boat. We also paired the invitation with simple personalized note cards, which carried the same wave design and fonts so that Brody’s parents could thank their guests in style.
Photo Credits: Cartoules Press
Sarah from The Happy Envelope sent over these adorable invitations that she created for a country carnival-inspired birthday party. Such a fun theme for a fall birthday celebration! The double-sided invitations were printed in pretty orange and green inks, then placed in mailing boxes and tied up with a ribbon and lollipop. So cute!
From Sarah: These invitations were letterpress printed on ultra-thick, luxurious Crane 4-ply paper in a bright orange ink on the front and a mossy green on the back. The invitations were placed into chartreuse mailing boxes from Paper Source filled with festive, colorful foam balls and then tied with a pumpkin lollipop and cheery ribbon. An antique pumpkin illustration paired with vintage-style type and a woodgrain pattern all come together for a perfect country carnival mood!
Photo Credits: The Happy Envelope
Rachelle from Wiley Valentine sent over these adorable custom birthday party invitations that she recently designed for Desiree from Desiree Spinner Events. Desiree’s son Luke will be turning seven later this month, so Rachelle went with a modern one-color design with playful stripes. The invitations were letterpress printed on thick cotton paper with corresponding envelopes – so fun!
Thank you so much Rachelle!
Photo Credits: Wiley Valentine
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Carmela from Fiore Press created these adorable pink and orange letterpress invitations for her daughter’s 4th birthday party a couple of months ago. Carmela incorporated bright colors, floral design elements, and a cute bunting illustration in the main invitation, along with matching thank you cards and floral envelope liners. So fun!
From Carmela: I’ve always loved flag banners and I really wanted to print something with bright colors for Gabby’s birthday. I always hand mix the ink, and I just love the poppy and fuchsia in these invitations –they remind me of rainbow sherbet and summer. Printing two colors with such tight registration can be tricky, but I love how these came out!
I also printed corresponding thank you notes, and the envelopes are probably my favorite part of the entire invitation. I love printing on the corner of the envelope and having it spill over onto the flap – who wouldn’t love to get these in the mail? I used both poppy and fuchsia colored envelopes (mainly because I couldn’t decide between the two!) and used brown ink to print the envelopes, and lined the envelopes with wrapping paper from Snow & Graham. I loved being able to do these for my daughter.
Carmela even used the same Snow & Graham wrapping paper to frame the invitations after the party!
Photo Credits: Carmela | Fiore Letterpress