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Sea Shell staged WATERMARK 6

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!

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Shabby Starfish staged WATERMARK 2

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!

Happy Planning! My Lady Dye

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Wedding Invitations staged with WATERMARK all vertical images 106

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!

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Another custom project landed at my finger-tips by way of an old childhood friend!  Now a Bride, she chose the artistry of My Lady Dye for her custom save the dates and wedding stationery needs!  She did not know exactly what she wanted and being a carefree Bride, she allowed me to have creative freedom and was open to any and all my ideas and suggestions. When she informed me on their unique and historic venue, I immediately suggested we reflect the charm of that venue and proposed a Colonial themed Save The Date.

The venue, Joseph Ambler Inn, has colonial history dating back to 1682 with William Penn as the owner of the land on which the Inn now stands.   It has much to offer from unique architectural character to a vast landscape of natural, as well as amazingly kept/manicured grounds and gardens.   It has many fabulous features and details such as wood, stonework, masonry, pavers, and a unique color palette of browns, cream, light yellow, black, rusty orange, deep red, and greys, all of which caught my “design eye”.  Especially, the venue’s logo of a carriage. A historic property that is formal yet whimsical with all it has to offer and having been renovated over the years with many new additions and amenities, the venue is a prime location for any fabulous wedding event!

Now, enough about the venue!   With a complete vision of the venue, their custom save the date evolved into a formal yet fun design.  Their Colonial themed Save The Date features a back-splash of vintage filigree (reminiscent of vintage wallpaper), the use of a nature-based and earthy color palette, and the all-important symbolic graphic of the carriage, all of which was combined with ornate graphics and matching font types, to truly reflect the character of Joseph Ambler Inn.

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Wedding Invitations staged with WATERMARK 101

This Vintage Modern Wedding Invitation suite was custom designed for a local Nashville Bride & Groom!   Their color palette is dark charcoal grey, “azalea” (a deep pink/fuchsia color), and ivory.  Both the Bride and Groom are very fond of Hatch Print and wanted a nice mix of fun vintage fonts, with great attention to the overall color mixing/matching, spacing, and layout.  This invitation is part of our Elizabeth Collection.

 

This couple knew exactly what they liked and did not like, which is always helpful to know when doing a custom design. They sent me CMYK color codes so I could design the invitation suite to their specific wedding colors.  All the enclosure cards were designed in a stagger to fit perfectly inside the “pocket”.  The stagger adds a nice touch as the guests can easily view each of the card “titles”.   This makes the invitation very functional as the guest can easily find each card and can easily access each card.

The client also emailed some inspirational images to ignite my creative juices.  So, with all this great info, their design came to fruition as Vintage Modern, with a touch of “whimsy”!  To satisfy both male and female tastes, the vintage and abstract florets in the graphic scroll work added that touch of whimsy without being too “girly”.

This Vintage Modern Wedding Invitation was an exciting project, as it allowed me to play with many font types, font sizes, spacing, color placement, and overall layout.  This 5 card invitation suite is a square pocket-fold and includes invitation, RSVP, Reception, Accommodations, and Directions cards.  The flap of the pocket features a personalized monogram detail and the addressing was designed to match as well. The invite envelope uniquely features both the delivery and return addresses (front and back envelope printing) and the RSVP envelope uniquely features the delivery address.  The Vintage modern Wedding Invitation features both matte and metallic finishes, with the envelopes and cardstock layered behind the invitation card being the only metallic details in the invitation suite.

The Directions card is a Map card that features a digitally enhance map showing the wedding ceremony, hotel, parking, and reception locations, to help guests visually learn the area and so they can accurately reference the different points of location.  It’s also a nice touch to the invitation suite, as it adds that extra artistic flare and detailing, that can be as playful as you want it by adding fun color(s), symbols, graphics, and fonts.  Likewise, you can never have too much information in your wedding invitation set!   I say, “The more, the merrier!”.

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When I think of a Vintage Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitation, I think of white/ivory, silver, ornate, and whimsical. Our Shelley Wedding Invitation is a great fit for this type of wedding invitation. It has a vintage feel with a nice mix of “hard” and “soft design elements. The bold border mixed with some floral touches and fun font types all work nicely together to create a whimsical vintage winter wonderland wedding invitation. View the entire Shelley Collection for more inspiration!

This couple really went all out with their wedding invitation suite! They wanted to be very detailed and so they included a matching directions, accommodations, and information card in their suite. They also ordered our Addressing Service which really completed the suite! Addressing the envelopes is a detail that can really tie together your wedding invitation. With Digital Calligraphy we use matching font types, possible graphics, and color to unify your invitation suite. This service also makes it easier on the Bride and Groom, as they can sit back and relax instead of having the tedious task of handwriting each address! When it comes to a wedding, you can never be too detailed…especially, when it comes to your invitations!

This fun couple planned their winter wonderland destination wedding in the snowy mountains of Vermont at Lake Morey Resort. After the wedding ceremony, the couple organized a bunch of fun snow bound activities for their guests including a pond ice hockey game, ice skating, and cross-country skiing! Their featured color palette is silver, pink, ivory, and black.

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As any first time Mom-To-Be, excitement and anxiety comes with the territory! Knowing there’s a little baby girl or boy growing inside your belly, just glues a smile onto your face everywhere you go! Personally, I love every part of my pregnancy and only have 9 more weeks to go! It has been so great, easy, happy, and enjoyable 🙂 for both me and my awesome husband! This is the best experience I have ever had and will never forget! So, with all the excitement in the air, it’s not that hard to go crazy on my own baby shower! Ha! And it all starts with a fun and cute Giraffe Baby Shower Invitation!  I love the baby giraffe theme, so I just let my creative juices flow and out came this abstract yet modern and whimsical design.

It features a hand drawn baby giraffe (by moi) which I digitally enhanced and then incorporated abstract flowers, hearts, and butterflies. Next, a happy, fresh, spring color palette of light pink, lavender, peach, white, and chocolate brown.  Then to add dimension, I designed an argyle pattern featuring abstract florals which adds a modern touch to the set.  This Giraffe Baby Shower Invitation suite comprises of a layered invitation, custom printed envelope (with both return and delivery addresses and fun graphics), and custom envelope liner.

 

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DECOR staged with WATERMARK vertical 27

 

Unique Decor Items, a set on Flickr.

This is new for My Lady Dye! I am now getting into decor items! With an endless passion for graphic design and a new crave for crafty sophistication, I have now dipped my feet into the world of styling via vintage inspired decor!

In my free time, if any, I will ramble around my local areas in search for fun, vintage, modern, and unique decor items and add my handcrafted touches to them to make them elegant and spectacular! All of my decor items are great props for theme displays (weddings, birthdays, showers, parties, sweet sixteens, all events!), table settings, candy stations, guest book stations, accent areas, boutique shops, office spaces, and more!

I “dress up”, texturize, and stylize each piece I find to accomplish a specific look of elegance and vintage whimsy! All the pieces you see can be slightly modified via the ribbon color used. All other details are set in stone – embellishment, etc. Also, all items are unique accent pieces and only available as 1 item, unless otherwise specified. I always look for sets, so keep an eye out for all my new decor I post OR if you have a specific need/color, please contact me so I can ramble around for your special item(s)!

All these unique embellished glassware items are for sale, if still available!  Please contact me for pricing.

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Featuring, one of my personal favorites! This is our Shabby Chic Wedding Invitation and it’s “Fun, Modern, Shabby & Chic”!  It embodies elegance, whimsy, and modern details all in-one! It has a fun and fresh personality with a whimsical and vintage feel which is reflected in the color palette, scroll graphics, and font styles.  Topped off with a little touch of satin ribbon to add texture and visual interest and a king’s crown to add some spice and regal flare!  And its elegance is enhanced by the shimmer of the metallic finished cardstocks. This new re-vamped invitation set is truly one to make your guests say “Wow!”

One of my favorite details is the custom envelope liner which is a great place to add a special poem, quote, iconic graphic, landmark, personal monogram, or message to your guests! Even the paper finish, paper choice, and graphic pattern can be customized, as I custom design and mount each by hand!

***A little insight on my original design: it was a “booklet” style invite where you page through the different cards in the set. It also had a cut-out RSVP postcard and a satin ribbon bow which tied the book closed.  It was a great set but I needed to re-vamp it to make it more user friendly. And like they say, “Change is always for the better!” And I am a true believer in this!

This new style is an open-fold book which features the enclosure cards layered onto the actual “book cover” and “body”, allowing clients the ability to take out cards from the set without sacrificing the invite’s creative and artistic qualities.  The featured suite displays invitation card, RSVP card, reception card, directions card, and 2 envelopes in any colors of your choice.  Featuring, a thin satin ribbon bow tie detail, custom envelope liner, matching typical sized return address label (for RSVP envelope), printed invite envelope, and an enticing, eye-catching monogrammed “front cover”.  The front flap of the invite envelope is personalized with the bride & groom’s names and address and the backside has each guest name and address.  This service is included in this set.  Now, are you ready to show-off your fun, modern, shabby, and chic style with these awesome wedding invitations! Order your customized Shabby Chic Wedding Invitation!

As you can see, this set features all the upgrades but we can modify to fit your budget, no prob! For example, we can use matching enlarged mailing label wraps instead of printing directly onto the invite envelopes. I insert each guest name and address on these too! Pre-cut and ready for you to stick! These labels are another one of my favorite details!

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Other Invites staged with WATERMARK 34 Before I introduce our new casino themed Las Vegas Elopement Announcement, I’d like to announce the 2 winners of my Giveaway: Charlotte B., winner of one $20 site certificate AND Bianca Romano Cirillo, winner of one $15 site certificate! Congrats! Please contact me to get your gift card codes so you can shop for your My Lady Dye stationery!  Thank you everyone who participated! It was fun and I look forward to our next Giveaway! So, here it is!  Our casino themed Las Vegas Elopement Announcement!  This was a custom design for a couple that wanted something fun and festive! It even has an “I Love Lucy” feel to it. Many Vegas inspired graphics were incorporated such as casino chips, dice, red, white, black, diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. This design is an artistic collage of graphics reflecting the fast paced night life of Vegas and the vibrant fun casino atmosphere.  I designed the set with a matching sticker envelope seal which mimics a casino chip.  This card can be fully customized – colors, text, and all!  We can modify text to fit a wedding invitation, birthday invitation, bachelor party invitation, or whatever! Pretty much, when you come to me for a custom design, I can do anything you want.  Just message me and we’ll figure it out.

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