Tiger Theme Baby Shower Invitations

With quirky font choices and a bold color palette, these tiger-themed baby shower invitations are seriously cool.  Designed by Jason Gomez from Turnstyle Studio for his brother and sister-in-law, Jason drew inspiration from the nursery theme while also keeping in mind that both men and women would attend the baby shower (and taking it easy on the cuteness factor).  The result?  Crisp, modern, and totally fabulous!

From Jason: This was an a unique baby shower invitation as it was purely inspired by the baby’s nursery, which was itself designed and put together by my brother (who is also a graphic designer).

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A lot of the character, color, and playfulness from the invitation was pulled from the tiger themed nursery that was created for the baby.

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“Why the tiger?” you may wonder?  Well, the baby is going to be born during the year of the Tiger!

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Since the baby shower was going to be a co-ed event, I wanted to keep a good balance of cuteness while also maintaining somewhat of a masculine feel to the invitation.

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The invitation came together nicely, infusing a simple palette , a pop of color, and playful type selections.  It really conveyed the theme and overall aesthetic my brother Johann and his wife Jamee have set for the baby’s room.

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Thanks so much Jason!  And a big congratulations to Johann and Jamee on the new baby!

{image credits: invitation photography by jason gomez, room photography by johann gomez}

Etsy Guest Curator

A couple of weeks ago, the good folks over at Etsy asked me if I would stop by the Storque as a guest curator.  We decided to focus on paper artwork, and I had a fantastic time picking out a selection of prints from some of my favorite artists!

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Check out the full selection right here!

{clockwise from top: dutch door press, nan lawson, golly bard, sycamore street press}

Kraft Paper Business Cards

I’m loving pops of bright colors lately – and these kraft paper business cards from one plus one design are just so much fun.  The logo is printed in a series of bright and fluorescent colors on French Paper muscletone kraft for a modern feel with a bit of a punch:

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More on the branding project right here.

{image credits: one plus one design, found via the french paper sample room}

Maddox + Klaus

So many lovely prints and cards from Maddox and Klaus:

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The watercolor prints have such a lovely and dreamy quality, and of course I love the hand lettering.  More right here!

{image credits: maddox + klaus}

Save the Date Giveaway Winner!

It was so great to host last week’s Save the Date giveaway from 42 pressed – and I’m thrilled to finally announce the winner!  And the lucky reader is…

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Yay!   Kate chose the Love Birds collection for her June 2011 wedding in Pittsburgh, PA.  A big con­grat­u­la­tions to Kate — and a huge thank you to both every­one who entered the con­test and to 42 Pressed for spon­sor­ing the giveaway!