When my sister-in-law contacted me about a surprise retirement party she wanted to throw for her Dad, I was thrilled because that meant another opportunity to let my creative juices flow! Time to design her a custom Retirement Party Invitation! The design started out with a specific color palette of white and red, with accents in blue. We decided to use blue envelopes to accomplish the accent color.
Her Dad is a USPS Postmaster, so she wanted to incorporate some sort of postal stamp in the design. So, we used vintage stamp graphics and a vintage graphic border. Then we added dark red to the color palette to add “interest” and “depth”. And choosing fun font types is my favorite part of the custom design process. Many times, I like to browse all the fonts until I see one that really catches the “vibe” I’m looking for. The mix of font types really evolved the design into a super cool invitation. Who says a retirement party invitation can’t be “cool”!
If your Dad is retiring from his Police job, then we can customize the graphics to fit his job description! Instead of the vintage stamps, we can use his actual Police Badge as a graphic on the invitation! Check out all our other fun Event Invitations.
Just wanted to share some client photos featuring My Lady Dye Carnival themed Candy Labels! Many of the labels are for candy jars and some are tented labels (freestanding labels). The ones for jars are assembled with satin ribbon. These personalized carnival themed candy labels were the final detail needed to complete her “over-the-top” Carnival themed dessert table for her daughter’s 1st Birthday! It was a fabulous table, as you can see! Loving all the fun details, colors, and goodies! Each label was personalized in her desired candies and goodies. Even more fun, her choice of wording for the labels tied in perfectly with the Carnival theme! Her labels read: “Animal Crackers”, “Ringmaster Pops”, “Candy Apples”, “Rings of Fire”, “Circus Peanuts”, “Cotton Candy”, and “Lion Whips”. Labels are a great way to add creativity!
The labels also matched her color scheme of red, blue, yellow and pink. I really love her use of striped fabric on the table and the colorful tissue paper pom poms for the backdrop. And the cotton candy, popcorn, and gumballs are truly reminiscent of the carnival! These treats bring back so many memories! Every child remembers their first carnival! The colors, smells, food, games, and rides! This is truly a great birthday party theme! Everyone should throw their kid a Carnival themed birthday party!
This fun wedding stationery collection is called The Jennifer Collection! It’s simple and chic, and “oh so fun”! The Bride and Groom’s soft and sweet color palette consisted of lavender, eggplant, silver, and ivory. The collection features fun whimsical scrolls and we added some contrast with a touch of a geometric pattern, as used on the petal cones.
This collection includes a wedding program, table names, luggage escort cards, petal cones, tented signage, and candy jar labels.
The program is a double-sided card detailed with a satin ribbon bow on the front side. The ceremony and the wedding party text is on the front and thank you notes to friends and family and to parents on the back. There are many styles of programs!
The tented, double-sided table names feature memorable places/locations of the Bride and Groom. This is a more personable way to address the reception tables, in lieu of the typical and standard table numbers of 1, 2, 3, etc. Check out more table numbers!
The single-sided escort cards were designed to look like luggage tags, with guest names labeled as “passenger” and each with a specified “destination”! There are so many fun ways to display these luggage tags! They are detailed with a satin ribbon tie, so you can hang them from a line of twine or tie them to a favor gift. Check out more escort card/place cards!
The large petal cones are perfect for the aisle chairs at the wedding ceremony. Tie them to the end chairs so guests can grab one and toss the flower petals at the end of the ceremony! Each cone is personalize with a special message so guests are informed of the fun activity at the end of the ceremony! These cones are also available in a MINI size and are also available with or without the hole punch and ties. You can also use these cones for candy or popcorn! Place them at the candy station so guests can fill the cones with an array of candies and be off to mingle with others at the reception. Without the holes and ties of course! Check out my other cone designs!
The tented single-sided signage was designed for their photo booth and candy station. These are nice touches to help inform guests. See more signage!
The candy jar labels are designed to be ribbon tied onto glass candy jars. Candy stations are so much fun! Check out other candy jar labels!
I can design other matching stationery items such as sticker bottle labels (for beer bottles, water bottles, wine bottles, etc), seating chart, program, place card, menu card, table numbers, wedding signage, and more! This collection is available in any color(s) of your choice! Visit my portfolio to see more of my work! Visit my official website! And feel free to contact me with questions or for pricing/quote. Enjoy!
The Vintage Circus wedding invitation is a modern twist to a vintage circus poster. It features circus-like graphics, animated fonts, stars, circles, scrolls and banners.
Your guests will be intrigued by the fun choice of wording such as “King and Queen”, “Magnificent Duo”, “Jaw Dropping”, “Mesmerizing Vows”, “An Evening Performance”, “Premiering”, “Mystifying Sideshows”, “Big Top”, and “Main Act”.
The RSVP card is titled “Big Ticket Reservation” to go along with the theme. The colors are black, white and red, however, the suite can be customized with your personal wedding colors. For a similar theme, please see my Circus birthday party invitation. Browse my other wedding invitations for inspiration!
Also, the text can be modified to fit any event (anniversary, birthday, baby shower, sweet sixteen, etc). I can design other matching stationery items such as sticker bottle labels (for beer bottles, water bottles, wine bottles, etc), seating chart, program, place card, menu card, table numbers, wedding signage, and more! Visit my portfolio to see more of my work! Visit my official website! And feel free to contact me with questions or for pricing/quote. Enjoy!
Instead of “Old No. 7”, try the “New No. 011213”! It’s an award winning Signature Blend! The Signature Blend, aka The Savannah Collection, is a unique design as it incorporates wedding and branding by featuring fun twists to the signature branding used on the Jack Daniel’s whiskey bottle label. For example, instead of “Sour Mash”, the design has “Sweet Mash”, and “Distilled and Bottled By” The Smithson AND Braddock Families (the names of both families). The “No. 011213” represents the wedding date of the Bride & Groom-to-be! It’s a unique and fun way to BRAND your wedding in style! See my other wedding invitation designs!
The design features a personalized monogram which includes the Bride and Groom’s last names and their last name initials. “Love and Loyalty Since 2008” represents the year the Bride and Groom met and “Aged and Matured in PA” represents where their love has grown and matured.
The theme is carried onto the RSVP card, as it features an RSVP “Expiration date”!
The Signature Blend wedding invitation closes with “100% Love by Vol., 100% Proof.” The design consists of bold clean lines, scrolls, stars, and florets, as well as, various bold font types.
This wedding invitation suite is available in any colors of your choice and the text can be modified to fit any event (wedding, birthday, etc). I can design other matching stationery items such as sticker bottle labels (for beer bottles, water bottles, etc), seating chart, program, place card, menu card, table numbers, wedding signage, and more! See my other wedding stationery designs! Visit My Lady Dye for other details on my services, etc.
The Seashell collection was a bespoke design for a client whom wanted the entire stationery collection designed with a seashell graphic. All these paper items were used in her “style” shoot in Hawaii! With an amazing location and creative freedom, the design came to fruition with ease and enjoyment. This stationery collection features a wedding invitation suite, place card, table number card, menu card, favor tag, and candy jar label.
The collection was designed in a fun and fresh color palette of candy pink, lime green, and chocolate brown. See the Shabby Starfish Collection for another display of a bright fun colored ocean themed collection.
The organic silhouette of a seashell, abstract wave graphic, and clean line from the graphic border, are simple design elements that tied the entire collection together. And with the use of various font types, we add the element of fun! See this Starfish Collection for another beach/ocean themed look with a more natural organic feel. For another starfish version, see the Caroline Collection favor tag.
The invitation suite features a layered invitation card and layered RSVP card, with custom printed envelopes, and matching envelope liner. The envelope liner displays a personal monogram which adds that extra special touch to the invitation. See how I personalized our own save the dates with a custom envelope liner.Custom printed envelopes carry on the theme with matching fonts and graphics. Each guest name and their address is printed on each invitation envelope, along with printed return address on both envelopes (invite & RSVP). Also, having both English and Hawaiian languages on the RSVP card uniquely spiced it up! Every detail can be customized/personalized to fit your needs – colors, wording, etc!
This collection is perfect for any destination wedding or beach/ocean themed wedding or event! Additional stationery such as a seating chart or favor stickers (or whatever!), can be designed for this collection or any of my other collections. I have many different invitation designs! Also, the wording can be personalized and colors modified. Enjoy and hear from you soon!
This collection was designed for a bride that fell in love with my Shabby Chic and Caroline Collections. I was flattered to hear her excitement. We started the collaboration by meshing the two collections together to create a brand new collection called the Shabby Starfish! The light airy colors and whimsical design is sure to bring a smile to your face, as it is all the shabby and chic. It is simple, elegant, and fun too! The Shabby Starfish is the perfect collection for any bride who wants to take whimsy to the beach on her special day!
The Shabby Starfish collection features place cards, favor sticks, and wedding programs.
The place cards were designed to be attached to individual starfish that the bride set on each table setting. What a unique way to make the place cards special! If you’re looking for a more typical style place card, the Shabby Chic place card is a great example.
The favor sticks were designed to be placed inside individual small white metal pails filled with assorted colored jelly beans. The favor sticks feature a monogram on the front side with wedding date and the bride and groom names. On the back side, there is a “Thank You” note. This detail can be made with your personal monogram and any quote or message. Another unique touch to the decor/stationery! See this link for more favor ideas.
This collection also featured pretty rhinestones that were placed in the center of the starfish graphic. The wedding program is a flip-book that also features a rhinestone. The style and format of this program is exactly the same as the Shabby Chic program. A few other signage elements were designed such as a layered card that she tied to a white vintage birdcage, labeling it as her gift card holder! Signage is a nice detail to add to any wedding or event!
The choice of decor used with the stationery added to the overall “beachy” feel. This dreamy collection is displayed in a popular wedding color palette of white, beige, gold, and shades of pink. However, it can be modified to fit any colors you wish! This was a fun project for me, so if you are undecided between collections, no worries! Just let me know what you like and I will be happy to custom design a collection specifically for you and your event! Wedding, birthday, or any occasion! View all my collections and designs via my portfolio!
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This Damask Wedding Invitation suite is especially close to my heart because it was a custom design for my little brother and his sweet fiance! They gave me total freedom to design away and without question, “I commenced with enthusiasm!”. Keeping in mind, their bold color palette of black and white, with accents in red, my creative journey lead me to a canvas of damask scroll work and an array of mixed font types.
This Damask Wedding Invitation exudes Vintage Modern wedding style! This invitation is part of our “Jenley Collection“. It’s a GUARANTEED jaw dropper, according to all of their guests, whom ramped and raved! Likewise, the Bride & Groom were VERY happy with My Lady Dye! The modern yet elegant design incorporates various damask scrolls and a heart graphic. The design has a funky feel with the fun and interesting mix of script and block type fonts and a classic elegant feel with the use of crystal and satin ribbon. Little design details such as font choice may seem minute, but when paired with bold graphics in an innovative layout, the end result is undeniably “mod”. And the vintage feel is reflected in the style of scroll work chosen.
The Damask Wedding Invitation suite features a square crystal embellishment with wide satin ribbon detail. This 5 card set is organized in a 5 x 7 inch vertical pocket-fold. The suite includes Invitation, RSVP, Hotel, Directions, and Reception cards. The intricate design of the enclosure cards allows for an ascending staggered “pocket”. When the cards are presented together, they display one composite, clean, and elegant damask graphic. When guests unveil each card from the pocket, they are then introduced to and entertained by a totally different graphic design.
The theme is carried onto the envelopes as well. Both envelopes are addressed with a printed return and/or delivery address. The invite and RSVP envelope both display a custom monogram that was designed for the suite. This detail adds continuity and personalization. There are so many ways to personalize envelopes! This is another great and fun way to excite your guests. Even more important, it will be their first impression to your invitation suite! View all our Wedding Collections!
And you can’t have a custom invitation design without a full matching stationery set! Hence, I also designed their program, menu poster, seating chart, tented table names, place cards, candy jar labels, favor stickers, and tented signage for all their accents areas (candy bar, cookie bar, photo booth, drink bars, guest book table, and bathrooms). Their BIG DAY is right around the corner! Photos coming soon!