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An Invitation to a Haunted Speakeasy

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The month of Halloween is here!  And so are our Halloween party invitations!  Thank goodness.  Although not quite as time consuming as last year’s, these were still a labor of love.  As invitations always are.  Our theme this year is a haunted speakeasy.  After much hemming and hawing over all of our theme options, a speakeasy just seemed to be the most fun.  And obviously, way better if it is haunted.  I designed the invitation to be filled with deco goodness and after we decided that our speakeasy would be called “The Wicked Web,” I realized that it also kind of looks like a web.  Funny how these things work out sometimes.  We also included a newspaper article with our backstory.  Megan, Corey, and I (under the names of Ava, Alice, and Nathaniel) owned a speakeasy in the 1920′s, and were particularly infamous for stealing from and occasionally murdering our patrons (I know, we are kinda rough this year).  In the end, we burned ourselves to the ground rather than surrender to authorities and we are now back to haunt all of YOU.  One of the coolest parts of the invitation is that our genius graphic designer friend Pete photoshopped our faces into an old timey photo and I am obsessed with it.  Meg wrote out the addresses in this awesome gold pen, and also traced some of the lines of the invite, which I think is such a lovely touch.  You can never have too much gold.  We also added these cute little jeweled spiders we found from Target.  They were initially supposed to be a token that people needed to get in, but then the rookie invitation designer (i.e., me) totally forgot to include that bit.  Whoops.  Still pretty though.  Also, just disregard the little phrase “the eve of” before the party date.  I was trying to get cute with the wording.  Which is fine, until you realize that “the eve of” means “the night before,” which was absolutely not my intention.  Oh well, can’t win them all.

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And here is the photo of us that Pete made.  So awesome right?

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Thank You Cards {Free Printables}

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In my opinion, one of the worst things about getting married or moving or graduating is having to write thank you notes for all the lovely people that send you presents.  I am just not very good at them.  I always try to write things that sound meaningful but inevitably end up cheesy, or it takes too long for me to buy stamps since I always forget and then I send the cards months too late and feel like a total jerk.  I have been in the market for thank you cards quite often recently and after I saw this great roundup of free fonts from A Subtle Revelry, I decided to play around with fonts and make some for myself.  And for you too.

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Download by clicking on the links below:

These are A1 size (3 1/2 x 4 7/8) which is one of the most common thank you card sizes, just in case you are looking for envelopes.

Stars Thank You Card

Heart Thank You Card Green

Heart Thank You Card Pink

In other exciting news, Meg and my sister-in-law Katie totally saw Prince William while they were walking around London today.  No biggie but they are basically famous now.

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Theater Clouds

Thursday, December 6, 2012

While doing some sleuthing for Christmas presents, I stumbled upon the neatest little etsy shop called Theater Clouds.  The artist Elly creates these spectacular prints using lighting, paper, and a miniature theater.  I’m obsessed with all of them, and love how they are dreamy and beautiful while still playful at heart.  And I can’t get over how cute the names are.  They are crazy reasonable so if you are looking for last minute gifts, you should check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

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