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Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Abstract poinsettia leaves in light and dark green, red berries, and looping script combine for a beautiful holiday greeting.

Peaceful Tidings

Peaceful Tidings

This might actually become my own holiday card this year. I love everything about it. It’s a unique style: a folded layer mounted to a single green piece, with just a minimalistic message.

Cookie Exchange

Cookie Exchange

What an easy card this was to whip up… We chose a small trifold card with a bright green damask pattern on the back, printed large cookie graphics on the white side, and threw it into a red envelope. One layer, simple layout and no […]

News Flash moving announcement

News Flash moving announcement

Extra! Extra! Read all about it… These adorable vintage photos of the two kiddos matched up nicely with an old newspaper themed moving announcement.

Mary Oliver Quote

Mary Oliver Quote

“Tell me- what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This Mary Oliver quote was a request from a customer who wanted to give these framed as gifts. We fully justified the text and made key words stand out, […]

Woo Pig Sooie!

Woo Pig Sooie!

This year’s triumphant return of the Pig Roast invitation adhered to the ultra-trend of using reverse type and a chalkboard background (don’t knock it too much- it’s part of our logo, too…). The stripes on the back were a fun surprise for anyone who turned the card […]

Kelly’s William

Kelly’s William

Love. That’s what this adoption announcement was all about. ‘Nuff said.

Old Balls 40th Birthday

Old Balls 40th Birthday

Oh buddy… this invitation kept us laughing from the moment the customer brought the idea to us. She saw something similar elsewhere and wanted to know if we could recreate it for her… and it was truly our pleasure. This surprise 40th birthday party for […]

Hamilton’s First Communion

Hamilton’s First Communion

This First Communion invitation could easily be turned into a baptism or birth announcement. The bottom layer is a white faux wood grain card stock, accented with charcoal and powder blue.

Andrew the Rock Star

Andrew the Rock Star

These VIP backstage pass invitations were being inserted into lanyards and distributed to the party guests. We tried to make them fun and authentic at the same time, complete with a bar code at the bottom.

Holiday Photo Greeting

Holiday Photo Greeting

One of my favorite things about this card are the tiny candy cane striped strings that stretch out from each side of the text box in the center, giving it just a sweet, pink touch of holiday magic.

Christmas with a Twist

Christmas with a Twist

This green twist card has an abstract drawing of Mary on one side, and the family’s greeting on the other. They chose a modern sans serif font for the message and just a few pops of red.

Fireworks on Fifteen

Fireworks on Fifteen

Festive invitation by a non-profit arts organization to the Dayton fireworks display

Erica + Josh

Erica + Josh

Natural kraft fiber paper and a deep coral stock make this earthy but formal invitation a stunner.  

Quin’s Baby Shower

Quin’s Baby Shower

Oh baby! We loved putting together this sweet little lamb baby shower invitation with white satin ribbon, a less common tea-length size and a pale blue printed layer… the end result was perfect for the bouncing baby boy and mama-to-be.  

Noni’s Nest

Noni’s Nest

A lovely logo I designed for a private residence in Michigan, fondly named Noni’s Nest after the nickname the owner’s grandkids call her, which we then incorporated into stationery sheets and personal calling cards.  

Clothes That Work

Clothes That Work

Clothes That Work has kept us busy creating designs for their very exciting boutique expansion, and in the process we have done several open house and preview party invitations, as well as the design for the boutique logo itself, new pledge cards, plaques, and signs.  

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

If you’re a little tired of all the red and green at Christmas, a lovely alternative for a holiday greeting is to go with a winter landscape in snowy tones of blue, white and chocolate. This Tag and Co. design boasts a sort of calm tranquility […]

Here Piggie, Piggie

Here Piggie, Piggie

It’s that time again! PIG ROAST TIME! This was the 2013 edition….as I’ve said before, every year is my favorite to date. This was no exception.  

Gift Tag Post Card

Gift Tag Post Card

If you’re looking for simple, this is the card for you. We designed a two-sided post card in a small 4×6 size with a little “gift tag” address block on the back for easy hand addressing.

Holiday Mendhi Twist

Holiday Mendhi Twist

Twist cards are a great way to include a photo and greeting on opposite sides of the same card, without actually turning the card over. Just gently pull on the left and right edges of the card and the photo twists around to reveal the […]

Utopia Salon & Spa

Utopia Salon & Spa

In addition to designing business cards for many of the stylists at Utopia Salon, I recently put together some new gift certificates for the salon. The tea length ivory card slides into a black portable pocket sleeve, which is then paired with an ivory envelope […]

Elegant Tree

Elegant Tree

The cherry on top of this one was the one, tiny rhinestone at the top of the tree. White and red ink topped this gold card for an elegant, festive greeting.

Peace

Peace

Who says you have to use traditional Christmas colors on a holiday card? This customer chose pink and green shades to coordinate with the colors they were wearing in their family photo. Also by Tag and Co., this is a more contemporary design and was […]

Holly Holidays

Holly Holidays

There’s just something about a few bursts of bright holiday red that is absolute perfection when paired with light blue and deep mocha. This card found the perfect balance of soft blue, vibrant red, and rich brown.

Davis Holiday Card

Davis Holiday Card

Tag and Company does exquisite photo printing, which is why they are a big favorite of ours for any holiday card that uses a photo. This monochromatic card stays clean and simple with a black and white photo and grey tones for the rest of […]

Oh What Fun!

Oh What Fun!

We had Tag and Co. create another masterpiece with a selection of fun summer family photos that was sure to warm the hearts of their friends and family.

Adelyn’s 1st Birthday

Adelyn’s 1st Birthday

The baby daughter of a photographer friend of mine turned one, and they gave me the privilege of working on her birthday party invitations. This simple 5×7 card incorporated a photo of Adelyn wearing a bright pink tutu, sitting next to a chalkboard with the […]

Midwest to the Mountains

Midwest to the Mountains

Five years after we did a birth announcement for this family, they moved to Colorado and asked us to find a truly unique moving announcement that would include a photo of their new digs. After looking through some ideas, we landed on a cool tri-fold […]

Eat, Drink & Make Merry

Eat, Drink & Make Merry

My famous annual pig roast customers wanted a Christmas celebration invitation that would generate a lot of excitement for the second of their yearly shindigs, having set the bar high with their summer pig roast. Phyllis and I looked at a lot of ideas and […]

Evergreen Christmas

Evergreen Christmas

This super fun couple comes in once a year to order holiday party invitations as well as their Christmas cards, and catch up on the latest news around the shop… this was the traditional Tag and Co. design they chose to send to friends and family.

Gender Reveal Party

Gender Reveal Party

Heather and Matt got married at the Dayton Art Institute in November 2010 and are expecting their first bundle of joy. They decided to find out the sex of the baby at a “Gender Reveal Party” that included all of their closest friends and family […]

Baby, it’s cold outside

Baby, it’s cold outside

This is my baby (who isn’t a baby anymore) staying warm on a chilly Fall morning in 2007. The morning I snapped this pic he had gotten into my closet and dug out my pink slipper socks and some striped hot pink fuzzy gloves. Still […]

Holiday Splendor

Holiday Splendor

All year I look forward to my annual October-ish visit from Mary Ann…She’s one of these awesome fiery ladies with a personality that keeps me laughing almost constantly. And every year when she and her friend stop in to work on Mary Ann’s holiday cards, […]

Pig Roast Extravaganza

Pig Roast Extravaganza

The Van Overs roast a pig every year and I adore that even though they live in Indiana, they call me every summer and ask for new ideas for their annual shindig. (That just gave me an idea for next year’s invitations….hmmm, “Pig Shindig”!) This […]

Bre’s Graduation

Bre’s Graduation

Bre came into the store for the first time with her mom, brimming with excitement over her upcoming graduation from medical school. She informed me that she never goes “all out” for things, but she wanted something really special to announce the graduation she had […]

Celebrate

Celebrate

The oversized script speaks for itself, and the subtle circles of light in the background look like stars or lights glittering in the snow.

Red Stripes Photo Card

Red Stripes Photo Card

Another by Tag and Co., this holiday greeting features a full bleed photo with a few red stripes across the bottom where the text is placed in reverse type. If you have a professional quality photo, let it speak for itself by keeping the photo […]

Ginger’s Baby Shower

Ginger’s Baby Shower

There are two things I love most about this baby shower invitation: the cool pink and brown polka dot ribbon from Midori, and the adorable font. Those two elements, combined with a metallic pink bottom layer and white micah printed invitation piece make this a […]

Joe’s 75th

Joe’s 75th

This was a “think outside the box” project, to say the least…when I got an email from a long-time customer telling me her latest theme (she’s a Party Planner Extraordinaire), I couldn’t wait to sit down and design it. Her father is a Sweepstakes fanatic […]

Baby Gavin

Baby Gavin

Welcome to the world, Baby Gavin! What a sweet surprise to have one of my brides from a few years ago wander into the store…8 months pregnant! A few weeks later, she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby boy. For his birth announcement we […]

Mary Colleen Birth Announcement

Mary Colleen Birth Announcement

To announce Mary’s post-Valentine’s Day arrival her parents wanted to include a 4×6 photo with the announcement so family and friends could have a momento to keep, so we chose a portable pocket that was large enough to accommodate a full-size photo mounted onto a […]

Courtney’s Princess Birthday

Courtney’s Princess Birthday

Courtney is one of my favorite 6-year olds because she loves paper so much. She even came in to order her own stationery before she started school! This special invitation was for her sixth birthday party, and since it was a princess party we had […]

Land and Sea birthday

Land and Sea birthday

Mason and Ryan are best friends with birthdays four days apart, and they both happen to love the same two things: dinosaurs and sharks. To compromise, we decided a “Land and Sea” theme would be fun, and created an invitation with a reptile texture wrap, […]

Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah

Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah

This was the most elaborate Bat Mitzvah invitation we have done to date, with three colors layered inside a pocket, a delicate satin ribbon, a Star of David punch and plenty of purple. The pocket worked well because there were plenty of family members coming […]

Lobsterfest

Lobsterfest

Every Memorial Day Weekend, Dorothy Lane Market hosts what is known as “Lobstermania”, which is an all day event at which they sell {super cheap} lobsters until they run out. It’s first come, first served; you get in line as early as you want, you […]

Be Merry

Be Merry

This was my own little grinch (pretending to be mad), and I thought it would make a great holiday card especially with an ironic message blazing across the top. Just a friendly holiday reminder not to let the stress of the season get you down…

Gold Holly and Ivy

Gold Holly and Ivy

Classic. Traditional. Gold. This card reminds me of something out of a Charles Dickens novel. With the shimmery gold and deep brown graphics and text, this card practically sings its own Christmas carols.

Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

Disclaimer: the first major thing to note about this invitation is that due to licensing laws I was only able to use the Scooby Doo graphics because it was for private use- these invitations were for Ryan’s 5th Birthday. I’m not legally allowed to sell […]

Whitney’s Graduation

Whitney’s Graduation

Whitney, oh Whitney, where do I start…..Whitney bounced into the store one day applying for our internship position, and even though the first time I met her she reminded me of a bubbly, red-headed Hannah Montana, she quickly found a niche at the shop and […]

Nina and Bill’s 50th Anniversary

Nina and Bill’s 50th Anniversary

Occasionally we have the honor of creating invitations for milestone events- this 50th Wedding Anniversary was on the contemporary side, as reflected in the chocolate and turquoise kaleidoscope patterned backing. We kept in the 50th Anniversary tradition of gold by printing the top layer on […]

Grace’s First Communion

Grace’s First Communion

Grace is one of three lovely sisters for whom I’ve had the pleasure of creating some pretty special announcements and invitations, ranging from birth announcements to First Communion invitations. We took a more traditional feminine approach with this particular invitation, using the palest of pinks […]

Andrew’s 1st Birthday

Andrew’s 1st Birthday

I love this hippo. This was the very first thing I ever attempted to draw in Illustrator and I can’t tell you how proud I am of the way he turned out (not bad for being self-taught in CS!) Andrew’s mom came to us looking […]

Porter Wright Holiday Party

Porter Wright Holiday Party

The holidays always come faster than we’re ready for, and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur asked us to help them prepare for their annual holiday party by putting together an invitation that was festive yet professional to send to their extensive client base. This 5×7 […]

Red and Green Flourish

Red and Green Flourish

This was one of my favorites of the holiday designs Tag and Co. brought out a few years back. I love the combination of the vibrant red and green pattern contrasting with the black and white photos.

Truman’s Puppy Party

Truman’s Puppy Party

Truman is the adorable son of one of my favorite former employees, and I have to say that Molly throws the best kids’ birthday parties I have ever seen. She spares no detail, and makes everything come together like something out of a magazine (or […]

Julie’s 35th at Thai Nine

Julie’s 35th at Thai Nine

Julie was turning 35 and decided it was time to get the girls together to celebrate with a night on the town. She liked the compact size of the portable pocket card, but we jazzed it up a bit by adding a cool patterned black […]

Annie’s 30th

Annie’s 30th

Yep, this one belongs to me…One of the perks of owning an invitation business is that you get to have the coolest invitations (and tend to have more parties just so you can send out fun invites). The thing that makes me laugh about this […]

Caroline’s Graduation

Caroline’s Graduation

Small pockets are perfect for graduation because they give all the details in a tiny, succinct package, and let’s face it- by the time we graduate, sometimes less reading is better! Caroline decided she was up to the task of additional reading and went on […]

joy & love

joy & love

Another lovely creation for Molly, who did the going away fiesta for her friends, was her holiday card from 2007. There are three things that stand out to me about this holiday card: first, the gorgeous photo of Molly, Chris and Truman (who now has […]

Kathryn’s 1st Birthday

Kathryn’s 1st Birthday

Sweet things come in small packages, and this lovely lollipop of an invitation was the perfect way to invite close family and friends to Kathryn’s first birthday party. Bubblegum pink and lime green were cheerful colors to use for a first birthday and the square […]

Bode Jackson

Bode Jackson

This little guy has kept me company on the shop’s “wall of fame” ever since he arrived in November 2007- it’s hard to believe he’s turning five this year! This announcement includes a 3.5×5 z-card with three panels, metallic white printed cards, and a satin […]

Ryan’s Adventure Golf Birthday

Ryan’s Adventure Golf Birthday

Fore! I don’t recommend taking a bunch of 3 year olds putt-putting…however, if you do, and it happens to be for a birthday party, I highly recommend this custom invitation complete with a faux suede putting green. Ryan is now 8 and doesn’t get into […]