With the winter months upon us, these fresh and whimsical invitations are a fun deviation from the usual deeper hues of this season. Juliann Ford of Mint for Hue designed these eucalyptus and vellum birthday party invitations to celebrate her daughter’s first birthday. Don’t you simply love all the small details, especially the stamp and address formatting on the envelopes? The embossed details and gold leaf accents are perfect finishing touches!
From Juliann: For my daughter’s first birthday, I wanted to create an elegant yet chic invitation collection that was simple, youthful, and whimsical. Since her birthday lands on November 3rd, it’s the final days of fall leaves in Wisconsin, but not quite winter. Knowing I wanted to stay away from everything Fall, I chose to use bright whites, deep greens, and a pop of peachy-pink and dark purple to welcome the colder days ahead of us.
For the birthday invitations, I knew immediately that I wanted to include embossing to some degree and showcase my love of calligraphy and hand-lettering. Therefore, I kept the rest of the invite simple, only utilizing fonts and lettering on the actual invitation. I added a simple embossed border to the top and bottom of the invite to frame the content. To add interest to the whole piece, I wrapped the invitation in a vellum overlay with a soft hand-drawn eucalyptus wreath.
Since the invitation itself did not have any fancy wording, and I wanted to specifically include that it was her first birthday, I embossed a “1” on a tag and accented the corners with gold leaf foil detailing. I secured the tag to the invitation with a metallic gold thread to hold the entire invitation set together. I chose a soft peachy-pink envelope and designed floral blooms for the custom postage. To keep the entire piece clean & elegant, guest addresses were printed on each envelope, adjacent to the custom stamp. Lastly, I included a simple design on the back flap of the envelope, highlighting my daughter’s first birthday.
I love the simplicity of this invitation set, but there is also a lot of texture and depth that creates so much interest to this piece. These invitations are an exact representation of who my daughter is, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.
Photo Credits: Juliann Ford