welcome to in a card's blog...

i know that "cute" is not a word typically used to describe good design, but in my world, it is. if it's your first reaction to say, "aww... how cute!" then it must be just that! "C-U-T-E." and i'm talking about so incredibly, ridiculously cute that the most masculine of men will even say those three words without thinking twice about it.

and so that is what i hope to share with you on my blog...

a combination of really unique ideas, simple thoughts that come randomly into my mind, along with "cute" designs that i've designed or come across.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

LA renegade craft fair

only 1 month away!!!

i'll be participating in this years RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR, saturday, JULY 24th and sunday, JULY 25th at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (aka The Cornfield), from 11am - 7pm.

it's completely FREE to attend and would make for a great weekend filled with lots of fun craft, art and design! feel free to visit their website for more info: http://www.renegadecraft.com/los-angeles

i will also be offering FREE SHIPPING on any custom/personalized orders for both "in a card" stationery goods and "simplewear" onesies & tees placed at the Renegade Craft Fair. i've been working on new designs that I'll be debuting that weekend so you'll have to come by to check it out and say hi!

feel free to share this info along to all your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. the more the merrier! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

hey lady...

here is another custom baby shower invitation i recently did. it's a slight twist to the shower flowers design i did back in march.

i decided to go with more primary colors to suit the style of the mama-to-be a little better.

i also incorporated her favorite bug, a ladybug, which fit real nicely with the wording on the invitation.

i'm really lovin' this cute new little ladybug so it may appear on other stationery goods and possibly on a simplewear onesie.  so be on the look out...

Friday, June 4, 2010

jenny + peter : a perfect union

i believe wedding invitations help set the theme of your special day. whether you decide to go super formal or simply casual, your invitation is the first glimpse of what your guests will be expecting on your special day. and definitely something that reflects your sense of style.

as i was designing jenny & peter's wedding invitations, it was very clear that their wedding celebration will be a very formal and exquisite event. the use of creme paper stock with gold metallic paper and ink introduce the very upscale choice of their wedding colors and their choice to do a pocket envelope style invitation with a postcard reply card still give it a very modern feel.

doing a postcard style reply card means you also save a little on postage stamps. unfortunately, the only current $.28 postcard stamp available right now is an image of a polar bear.  now, little details like that mean the world to me.  so it was great to know my client felt the exact same way when we decided to go with the $.44 wedding ring stamps.

sometimes it's worth spending that little extra to make something look that much  better. 

the request to have an image of 2 rings intertwined made for a perfect monogram with jenny & peter's initials, which i think also symbolizes a great union of the two together.

the current $.61 wedding stamp also fit perfectly with the style and color of the wedding invitation.  i just love when things like that fit so perfectly together!

if you're interested in custom wedding invitations for your special day, please feel free to contact me.


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