Thursday, July 24, 2014

Busy Busy

I've been busy printing recently and have released a few new designs on the Etsy Shop.

As promised, after designing and printing the custom wedding thank you cards, Local Take requested wedding congratulations cards with a similar theme.  I ended up with two styles.  The first, similar to the thank you cards has a classic western and haberdashery style to it.  The second has more of an art deco feel.
Overlapping Bowties

Art Deco Congrats
I have also been working on a couple summer pineapple designs.  I do wish I had gotten them out earlier in the summer, but we've just been so busy.  I'm pretty happy with how both of them came out.  I really need to figure out how to take better photos, because these aren't really doing these cards justice. 
Chunky Pineapple Birthday

Stay Golden

Friday, May 30, 2014

Custom Wedding Thank You Cards

A colleague of mine recently got married so we worked together to design some stylish thank you cards for him and his husband to thank all of his guests.

 The couple chose cream watercolor card stock and some eco-friendly natural cardstock made from with recycled paper. 
Their wedding colors were plum and pumpkin, so we used a dark purple for the haberdashery style font greeting and classy black for the gentlemanly bowties inside.
Stay tuned as we revisit this theme for some new congratulations cards - they were specially requested by our friends at Local Take in the Castro.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

DIY Mother's Day Gift

These washi tape decorated clothespins make a wonderful Mother's Day gift!  They're cute and super easy and, best of all, they serve a purpose!  I superglued very strong and tiny magnets to the backs of them so they will stay put on the fridge door.  No more weak magnets falling to the floor when you try to hold up a thicker piece of paper!

You can get all kinds of lovely patterns on washi tape on Etsy.  I will be gifting a set of these to each of my mom and my mother-in-law along with a few of Baby CP's art work projects. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's that time of year again

It's that time of year where we celebrate and acknowledge all the hard work and love that our parents put into our upbringing.  I decided to continue on with the clean and minimal text with some bright standout colors.
Best & Baddest Mom Ever available now!

Best & Raddest Dad Ever!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pineapple Easter Eggs!


I found instructions to make these on the beautiful Studio DIY blog.  Apparently they've also made pineapple walnuts before.  Super cute!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Balloons

For Valentine's Day, I designed these We're Good Together cards which were pretty popular in a couple shops that carried them here in San Francisco.

I liked the overlapping effect so much I used the idea again to create a cheerful balloon birthday card.  I printed them in a bold and cheerful colorway and a light, delicate and airy colorway.  Don't you love 'em?

Happy Birthday Bright Balloons
Happy Birthday Sheer Balloons

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Geometric Thank You

Over the long weekend, I also completed this triangle pattened thank you card.  I wanted to pair the bold geometrics with a delicate font.  The gold ink was a little harsh on its own, so I toned it down by mixing in some yellow ink.

It turns out that the lighting in my office isn't terrible.  Which photo looks better?  I  like the brown background, but unfortunately the shape of the card looks a little distorted because the card kept trying to open up. 

I made the magnets shown in the top picture (and matching push pins) a while back using Lotta Jansdotter fabric, flat back buttons and a button coverer.  That was a fun project.