[custom invitations] a modern city skyline invite personalized for any event

I’ve recently had a few requests to pick up my city skyline illustrations for a save the date, post-wedding reception party and two bridal showers! I noticed while redesigning each card that these examples really showcase how you can personalize any invite based on the events theme.

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San Francisco Skyline: Reception Invitation [Gold Foil on white matte + Super Gold metallic envelope]  ~  Wedding Save the Date [4-color printing on white matte + Antique Gold metallic envelope]
Updating the size & shape of the card along with changing the paper finish, envelope color, and fonts will produce a very unique invitation. You can, of course, fancy up the design by adding gold foil printing! It may seem overwhelming to make all these decisions, but I normally offer up a few ideas along the way! 😉

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Portland Bridal Shower Invite [9×4 cream linen]  ~  San Francisco Bridal Shower Save the Date [5×3.5 white + copper metallic]
> Additional city skyline graphics can be found at my etsy shop (flip through photos at each listing to see examples); Washington DC / Chicago / Boston / San Diego / Seattle / New York / Philadelphia / Paris

 

> You can get started on the custom design process for your event invitations here
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[custom design] Vintage themed wedding & party Ticket invites

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Wow, time is flying by! I was first asked to custom design a vintage film ticket invitation for Trisha & Tony‘s wedding in 2011. Luckily, based on each new clients theme, this unique invite suite has been personalized many times over!

For example, I’ve updated the design to work as a single invite card only (vs. the full suite w/tear-off RSVP postcard & map card), along with a new style that includes a perforated tear-off RSVP STUB on the main invite.  There are also now smaller, miscellaneous event tickets available, plus ticket save the dates. And lastly, a fun Pop or Rock Star themed girls birthday party ticket.

This is truly what I love about my job…customizing all the details…it’s never the same. Time flies when you’re having fun! 😉

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Wedding Film Invitation Ticket with #10 envelope; response info printed on the bottom (option to add printing on the back with rsvp & event details)

 

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Cinema themed wedding invite tickets with separate Rsvp card, response & outer envelope; (fonts & paper colors can change to match theme) 

 

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Vintage Ticket Wedding Invitation with tear-off RSVP Stub + response & #10 envelopes (paper colors & inks can change to match theme)

 

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Custom Vintage Ticket invitations & save the dates [available in the sizes and shapes shown]
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If you plan on throwing a fun themed music, ballroom, theater or film event, check out more ticket ideas & inspiration at my portfolio section.
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A vintage ticket Wedding Save the Date [with or without photo on the back]
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Rock or Pop Star Girls Birthday Party vintage style invites; diy printable options also available!

[stationery design] watercolor collaboration

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Inspiration comes when you least expect it… especially while lounging on a Lake Tahoe beach. This time it brought on a collaboration with Marissa Marquez of Colormonger … check out these watercolor images she painted while relaxing and enjoying the view!

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Two watercolor paintings paired with custom typography = unique wedding invitations! [paintings by Marissa Marquez]
Quickly after seeing her amazing artwork, my mind started dreaming of typography along with paper & envelopes to match. I ended up designing a save the date and a wedding invitation (an rsvp card is also available if needed). I’m so excited about this new addition to my portfolio and hope we can work together in the near future…!

Etsy Shop > you can choose from the diy digital design (if you can print yourself) or the print listing (if you need me to print, provide envelopes & ship to you).

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Save the Date cards featuring a lakeside mountain watercolor painting

[Real Wedding] San Francisco Skyline Custom Stationery

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Congrats to Kate & TJ, married May 7th 2016 at the University Club of San Francisco!
I designed their full stationery suite from the save the dates to invites, and finally reception cards. I’m so thrilled that they sent me a few gorgeous photos from their big day to showcase!

2-layer san francisco skyline invite card [beige + navy metallic]
2-layer san francisco skyline invite card [beige + navy metallic]

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After their save the dates were sent out [see below], Kate & TJ wanted to customize my SF city skyline wedding invitation suite. We changed the paper colors and fonts, and moved the skyline to the top of the 5×7 invite card.

We also carried on this design style & paper color combo for their reception stationery; table signs, large format program, and 2-layer escort tent cards!

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reception stationery *photography by quincy cardinale

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save the date card with envelope; fonts were chosen for this piece first then picked up for the rest of the invitation & reception suite 

[real wine wedding] amanda + brian in sonoma

Congrats to Amanda & Brian, married October 1st, 2011 at Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma, California!

I’m so glad amanda found papercake! We first designed their save the date eat, drink & be married, then carried on the color & typography theme throughout their invitation suite.
[shown below: square stardream metallic iris pocket folder & flame envelopes; tag & enclosure cards printed on ivory matte cardstock; satin orange ribbon & ivory guest & return address label wraps].

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See below for more design inspiration; I’ve chosen just a few of their gorgeous wedding day photos (shot by Mike Huyn Photography.)

>> I provided all the reception stationery to match & I love how they slid the escort cards into each wine cork (they added a slit in all the corks plus flattened out one side so they wouldn’t roll).

A note from the bride: “We went to the winery and asked for about 100 corks. Most wineries are more than happy to provide the corks for free because it’s FREE advertising for them!”

Cupcakes : SIFT CUPCAKES  |  florist : CATHERINE SCOTT FLOWERS
Cake Spatula : Amazon engraved at Things Remembered

[custom wedding invitation] vintage cinema ticket

I recently designed tony & trisha’s vintage cinema wedding invitations, which also included their guest/return address label wraps to match. {printed on metallic silver cardstock with metallic black envelopes & belly band w/blush pink vintage labels}.

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vintage cinema wedding invite

Their enclosure card is tucked behind the ticket invite, held together by a belly band that slides off. {this additional card is perforated so the RSVP postcard tears-off leaving the guest with the map & wedding details card…I also love that they requested to include the fun entrée illustrations}!

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> more info at my etsy shop!