We created these laser cut wooden names for this lovely little photo shoot. Visit Southern Bride to see the full list of all of the wonderful vendors that came together to create this stunning shoot.
All photography by: Click Chick Photography
May 22, 2012
Now I would love to take full credit for these but my friend Jenny really had the concept and form worked out, I just designed the layout and facilitated the printing.
One of the major themes of Jenny’s wedding was sustainability. They chose a caterer that used local ingredients, they bought meat from a local farm and they tried to used recycled items whenever possible. That is where the idea for the programs originated.
A few years ago, we printed some postcards on the back of cereal boxes to help promote a company she was working for. She was only able to do this because I have a professional printer in my office that prints on thick stuff like cardboard. It looks really cool too. The way the ink mixes with the cardboard gives such a great effect.
She knew she wanted to use cardboard as the base so she set out to collect and cut about 200 pieces of cardboard. As you can see from the second image, there were a lot of cereal boxes but she also was able to collect a lot of beer boxes and other fun gems as well. I think the silver one is a Victoria’s Secret box. She started early and so I think most of them were her own but friends contributed as well.
Jenny also knew that the weather in Atlanta in May can be unpredictable so the programs being able to double as a fan was a must. She realized if she just scored and folded them a couple of times, they magically turned into fans. Not only that, they look really cool just sitting on the table or chair.
They were a huge hit at the wedding, people were so impressed and they got to pick out the box they wanted.
May 14, 2012
In other news, the office is operational so more pics to come on that too.
February 7, 2012
Oh, by the way. I made this chocolate mousse and it was a hit. It took me about 30 minutes of whipping by hand to get it to thicken up but it was worth it. So the “in 5 minutes” may be incorrect but maybe it’s because I made much more than the recipe calls for. It was very rich so we just piped a tablespoon into store bought tart shells and topped with homemade amaretto whipped cream. YUM!
January 31, 2012
I recently had the pleasure of creating this amazing laser cut invitation for a 50th birthday weekend in New York City. The design was created by myself and the client. We cut the invitation out of peacock paper, used white envelopes lined with glossy white paper and had the addresses done in amazing calligraphy provided by Ginna Dunlap Emmet. When we saw the finished product come together, there were some squeals of excitement.
I created these with the help of my friends at Simply Put Paper & Gift. They have to be favorite retailer to do custom work with. The girls there are so friendly and helpful to not only me but the customer too. They will bend over backwards to make sure their clients get exactly what they want. Here are a few shots of their adorable store located right here in Atlanta. You can find them at 1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 104, Atlanta, Ga 30318.
January 10, 2012
So here are the cards I designed this year. If you saw the gift tags I designed, you’ll know that I started there. And then just added a countdown liner and address labels. I’m thinking about adding them to my holiday collection for next winter. I think these are a bright and spunky way to ring in the new year.
December 21, 2011
As a designer, I tend to think that I have all the answers but sometimes a customer has a idea that sounds strange and ends up being lovely. I wasn’t sure about the eggplant paper at first, but I really think it works with the tangerine and the mist in such a fun way.
December 12, 2011
If you are interested in custom design, please contact me for a quote and further information. Stay tuned, I have a lovely custom laser cut holiday card coming up soon!
November 14, 2011
This is a logo that I created for a friend and customer. She creates amazing art and is transitioning to selling them wholesale so we did a whole package with business cards, postcards and stickers for her upcoming trade show. Check her work out here.
PS: I do custom design even though I don’t really advertise it so give me a shout out is you need a logo, letterhead or anything else designed and I get you a quote.
December 16, 2010
I finally got around to designing for and participating in another Minted challenge. I wanted to share my designs with you and let you know that you can click on any of them to take you to the challenge and vote for them to win. There are also about 900 other submissions so there is a lot of eye candy.
Also, as I was searching out some new recipes yesterday, a Minted ad popped up with one of my designs in it. How funny! It’s the one with the baby.