Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Travel Packages for Destination Weddings

One of my clients this year had a destination wedding in Mexico. The groom was from Mexico, but all of the brides guest were traveling from Edmonton. They decided to add a very special touch and create a travel folder with useful information for all of the guests coming from Canada. The thought and planning involved in this package was spectacular and if I was a guest at this wedding I would have felt pretty special. Since the groom was an "insider" on the culture they provided the travelers with useful Spanish translations, along with Mexico traveling tips. They had also arranged numerous activities aside from the wedding which were included in the wedding week itinerary. The bride kept one side of the folder for the inserts I designed and then put a pocket on the other side so they could put in brochures from the hotel for other activities that were available! Genius! I loved getting to work on such a unique project!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Twist on the Pocket-fold Invite

As a graphic designer, I am always trying to figure out how I can create new formats for invitations. The pocket-fold invitation is a traditional format sold in virtually every stationery store. Trying to be different, I generally steer away from this type of invitation. It also bothered me that I was unable to print on these pre-formatted pocket-folds, which made me feel completely limited when creating a design! I do however like the fact that a pocket can keep multiple pieces of information together in a tidy package. So voila.. I created my own version of the pocket. I created this custom die-cut that can be used with any graphic artwork. Having the invite on the front and the pocket directly attached to the back also uses less paper than the traditional tri-fold pocket invitation.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

DIY Cake Decorating

I had to share this super cool product line I came accross the other day. It's called Duff and it's a cake decorating line by Duff Goldman who is a baker and food artist. He founded and owns Baltimore's Charm City Cakes bakery, and stars in the hit Food Network show, Ace of Cakes. Duff's work has been featured on Food Network Challenge, Iron Chef America, Oprah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and more. The product line has everything from baking essentials to prepackaged fondant and my particular favorite, cake tattoos! See some of the exciting images below or visit the website: at www.duff.com
Cake tattoo in animal print!
My favorite - sprinkles! And how chic is black, white and silver!

Prepackaged fondant for those of us incapable of making it!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Latest Laser-Cut Design

All I can say is WOW! This invite turned out to be amazingly gorgeous. The laser-cut on the front panel adds a sophisticated element of detail and the elegant color choice of purple, silver, and ivory makes this a rich and classic invitation. Enjoy the photos below of our latest creation!