10th Birthday Party Invitations for Color Box Design & Letterpress

I love seeing projects that designers and stationers create for themselves. Projects for ourselves and/or our own businesses can be some of the most challenging, but they can be extremely fun, too!

Letterpress & Die Cut Party Hat Invitations by Color Box Design & Letterpress

Color Box Design & Letterpress recently turned 10 years old (a big congrats on reaching this milestone!), and they marked this very special occasion with an old fashioned backyard birthday party. Since their business is custom invitations and stationery, they had to have an invitation that showcased their talents, and I can tell that this was one of those extremely fun projects. The results are so festive, the perfect mix of cute and classic.

Letterpress & Die Cut Party Hat / Gift Box Invitations by Color Box Design & Letterpress

Here is what Rhonda from Color Box had to say about this fantastic project:

The invitation was mailed in a custom envelope that was letterpressed on both sides, die cut, and hand assembled, with both vintage and current post office stamps adorning the outside. The design and printing of the invitation was done by me, Rhonda Camp Warren, the owner of Color Box, and the addressing was done by Traci Andrejko, one of our Color Box team members.

Inside the envelope were 3 cards: one in the shape of a party hat that shared the occasion for the party; a second in the shape of a gift that gave the details; and a third card that gave information about The Birthday Party Project, for whom we were collecting donations at the party.

We were thrilled with the outcome of this venture. Our guests made monetary donations, and we donated handmade tutus and lots of party supplies! All in all, it was a fun and worthwhile event.

Custom Die Cut & Letterpress 10th Birthday Invitations by Color Box Design & Letterpress

Envelope Detail (design by Color Box Design & Letterpress)

Die Cut Party Hat Letterpress Invitations by Color Box Design & Letterpress

Die Cut Birthday Gift Party Invitations by Color Box Design & Letterpress

And I just had to include a shot of the bodacious backyard celebration!

Backyard Birthday Party

images from Color Box Design & Letterpress

7 Stylin’ Happy Birthday Cards

It’s been way too long since I shared some totally craveable birthday cards, and today I’m going to remedy that with a group of stylin’ birthday greetings that are just plain fun! You’ll find everything from cupcakes to finger puppets in this awesome bunch, and I hope that you’ll spot at least a few designs that you can’t wait to add to your birthday card stash.

7 Stylin' Happy Birthday Cards

1. 1 Canoe 2 2.Cardtorial 3. Quill & Fox 4. Egg Press 5. The Social Type 6. Paper Lovely 7. Chelley Co.

images from their respective sources

Quick Picks : 2.18.16

Laser Cut Tuxedo Save the Date Cards by Coral Pheasant

Laser Cut Tuxedo Save the Date Cards by Coral Pheasant (so stylish and clever!)

This Week’s Picks

Real marble notebooks? This takes marbling to a whole new level. Very cool.

♥ Lovin’ these fun and fruity characters by Maria Ponomareva for Honey + Berries.

♥ I know that Valentine’s Day has passed, but these diy peanut valentines from Handmade Charlotte are too cute and clever not to share!

♥ Omigosh, zodiac piñatas!

♥ I may already have more twine than I can use in four lifetimes, but this is still calling my name. Great colors.

image from Coral Pheasant

Whimsy Whimsical Spring 2016

Whimsy Whimsical Congrats! Illustrated Card

It’s always a happy day when I found out about new paper goodies from Whimsy Whimsical, and their Spring 2016 collection has me completely smitten. The new collection revolves around love, joy, and celebration, and Whimsy’s irresistibly adorable, hand drawn woodland creatures dance, play, and celebrate in a wonderland of soft and sweet coral pink and mint, with touches of copper foil stamping.

Check out more darling designs from the new collection below, and head over to the Whimsy Whimsical shop to see all of their super cute paper goods.

Whimsy Whimsical You Make Me Happy Card

Whimsy Whimsical You Are My King / Queen of Hearts Cards

Whimsy Whimsical Hooray Card

Whimsy Whimsical Hoo Card

images from Whimsy Whimsical