[custom design] Vintage themed wedding & party Ticket invites

vintage wedding invites with rsvp stub

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! 😉

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


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


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


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

[tech style] wedding party app…for the guest photos

Wedding Party

So, yes… the professional photographer should always be the main artist focused on the couples’ very important photos… BUT… what a great idea this app is for the guests! They can capture all those random moments the bride & groom miss during the cocktail, dinner & reception hours. Love it… check out all the benefits too! Have you used it yet??



> also, a great article via 7×7 on the original concept & creator!

[gift giving] cupcakes take flight!

So, I didn’t have a chance to stop by Saint Cupcake while in Portland last month. No fear though, I can order my very own custom cupcake kit of 3, 6, or 12 online!!  You first pick your cakes, then your icings & sprinkles and waala…they pack it all in a cute kit and ship it straight to you {or to someone else of course}.

You can also customize each box with their party decorations. I love the “be my bridesmaid” gift idea.

*check out the q&a section regarding ordering along with their shipping days {fyi: mon-wed only}

Baby Shower Cake & Invite

My friend Erica recently asked me to help her design her friends baby shower invitations!
She wanted to use the cherry blossom stamp from paper source which we also used on Christi’s 30th birthday invitations {shown at the bottom of this post}. So, we picked out the handmade paper & the cardstock to match her friends theme of pink & orange {with a touch of blue for their twin boy too!}. Check out what we put together, including custom address labels!

custom baby shower invite

cherry blossom baby shower

Her friend also had their local baker match the shower cake to our invite…I cannot believe how awesome this cake is!  **I only hope someone comments as to who the talented bakery in southern California is!?!

baby shower cake & invite

**you can see below how this invite can be personalized for any party or event by changing the wording & colors!

30th birthday invitation

A Rockin Bat Mitzvah Party Invitation

I had to share this Bat Mitzvah Invitation that I designed for {& with} Jessica…she drew the fun illustrations of herself & friends to include in her rockin party album package!

The records are printed front & back on round labels and slides inside a jacket sleeve with customized vellum cover. We also added a few enclosure cards that complement the fun & colorful design, including a map/accommodations card.

I’m so glad Ilona from Fantasy Events found me & introduced me to Jessica & her mom…I love the final package design & can’t wait to start on the “backstage” party stationery! {their custom save-the-date concert ticket is also shown below}.

bat mitzvah album invitation

Bat Mitzvah concert save the date ticket

> this concert ticket can be  personalized for any event or wedding {a wedding save the date is shown below}

Wedding save the date concert ticket

color palette astrology

I’m loving the paper-source “colorscope” color palette this year! not only do their colors offer great design inspiration when choosing the theme colors for your wedding or next party, but this palette also gives you a fun look into your own personality. i think my color combo is violet {except for the “fabulous sense of fashion” part} with a layer of rhubarb. 😉

what color(s) best describe you? 


paper-source colorscope
paper-source colorscope

DIY > assemble your custom designed invitations

There are many crafty DIY’ers out there right now that are watching their paper budget for their upcoming event. They know they can put together a unique invitation, but may need a little help with the design & layout, let alone the printing, cutting, etc…

{Papercake Designs is super excited to offer all clients 20% OFF on their custom invitation order if they want to assemble any part of their order themselves}


assemble your invites
assemble your invites

photo by rosaura sandoval photography


I have found in the past when my friends have an event coming up, they usually ask me to help them design a memorable invitation, but they always want to assist me when assembling their order. Once we’ve designed and approved their invite package, I order the supplies, print and cut the paper for them, while also preparing any embellishments needed. We then set a date to get together at someone’s home; we invite our girl friends {bridesmaids} family {AND guy friends} over to help while hanging out. Of course we plan in the drinks and pastries… let the papercake party begin!



assemble your invites with your gals
assemble your invites with your gals


all you need is permanent reversible tape! & some drinks!
all you need is permanent reversible tape! & some drinks!

*papercake gal wants you to have fun while being crafty, creative and thrifty!