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Chalkboard Save the Date

Chalkboard Save the Date

A cool way to tell friends and family to “save the weekend”, this chalkboard style save the date lists on a timeline three key events for the weekend: a birthday party, an engagement party, and a bridal shower. Let the fun begin!

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, […]

Carrie’s Scrabble Shower

Carrie’s Scrabble Shower

This was one of the more fun bridal shower themes I’ve heard of to date. Carrie grew up playing Scrabble, so the ladies who threw her shower thought it only appropriate to go along with her idea for a theme. They were even able to procure […]

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 […]

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.

Jen’s Post Wedding Brunch

Jen’s Post Wedding Brunch

This Palm Beach wedding began with a colorful retro save the date card, and ended with a leafy green and gold twist card as the post-wedding brunch invitation. We printed their names on a small card that we adhered to the twist card. Gently pull […]

Fireworks on Fifteen

Fireworks on Fifteen

Festive invitation by a non-profit arts organization to the Dayton fireworks display, complete with cocktails, culture, and class.

Matt + Meggie

Matt + Meggie

Three layers of metallic silver, peacock blue, and white, coupled with a playful oversized font give this invitation a contemporary lilt.  

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.  

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

Jessie and Joe’s Rehearsal Dinner

Jessie and Joe’s Rehearsal Dinner

Jessie and Joe’s wedding had an orange and silver theme, but Joe’s mom decided to lend a totally different feel to their rehearsal dinner invitation. The rehearsal was to be held at the Springfield Country Club, and we created a green and pale gold invitation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mandy’s Good Humor Shower

Mandy’s Good Humor Shower

Mandy, the bride-to-be, was a Good Humor ice cream girl once upon a time, and the ladies throwing her shower thought it would be fun to have an ice cream themed shower. They mentioned that humor was also an important part of Mandy’s relationship with […]

Adios Amigos Fiesta

Adios Amigos Fiesta

Hot tamale! Fiery red and tangerine make this fiesta invitation stand out in a crowded room…when we paired the hot colors with a detailed pattern and a cool font, the end result was muy caliente (super hot). I personally love printing on bright colors- it’s a nice […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eat, Drink and Be Married

Eat, Drink and Be Married

The rehearsal dinner is an important part of the wedding weekend and as such, should have its own invitation to coordinate with the look and feel of the rehearsal dinner venue. Melisa and Michael’s dinner was to be held at C’est Tout, a French bistro […]

Courtney’s Bridal Shower

Courtney’s Bridal Shower

Oh La La! Before her Chateau Elan wedding in Georgia, Courtney’s friends and family threw her a French-themed bridal shower. We wanted to go ultra feminine with the invitations so we used a vintage damask black and white portable pocket with a brocade pattern, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Erin Elizabeth

Erin Elizabeth

Erin was welcomed into the world by her big sister, Lena whose birth announcements I did while I was still at Ink back in 2004. We kept a similar floral style, using Anna Griffin patterned paper, this time in a textured blush pink. The ribbon […]

Ryan’s 1st Birthday

Ryan’s 1st Birthday

This was a very special invitation because it was for my son’s first birthday party. Since Ryan is such a little monkey, and always getting into everything, I decided a Safari theme would be fun to work with. I love the bright orange paired with […]

Safari Birthday Table Tents

Safari Birthday Table Tents

I went overboard on Ryan’s first birthday, and I’ll be the first to admit it. I thought it would be fun to have table cards for the food and make them coordinate with the party invitations. I kept with the color scheme of orange, yellow […]