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Today, I am featuring the newest addition to my birthday party invitations! It’s a fun and magical Circus Birthday Invitation filled with circus acts like an elephant balancing on a ball, monkey riding a bike, & trapez artists!  The stripes & circles add to that authentic circus feel, giving it movement and interest and the brilliant colors define the mood!  This project was designed to inspire everyone to throw a circus themed party!  This Circus Birthday Invitation is energetic & festive and will definitely get your guests excited for the “big top” party!

I also designed a matching circular address label which can be used as an envelope seal. This element was designed just to show how detailed and festive this invitation set can get. The label features a magician’s hat with rabbit!  An iconic graphic that has been used for years to represent magic and the circus industry. A symbolic graphic that many can familiarize with!  Like all my other designs, a full matching party set is available! Just let me know what you need! This invitation and all party items are available in any color(s)!  The text on the  invitation can be customized to fit a wedding, baby shower, or any event!

 

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Premiering, My Lady Dye’s 2011 signature design for Valentine’s Day! This fun, shabby, and chic holiday card was specially designed for Valentine’s Day!  Cards are a great way to celebrate & keep in touch with friends, family, and loved ones!  Today, many people forget to remember the importance of that old saying, “It’s the thought that counts!” And with a simple holiday card or greeting card, you can put that smile on your best friend’s face. A card is also a true keepsake that many will add to their scrapbooks and photo albums!  It’s just not the same when you get a greeting card via email or a personal message on Facebook saying “Happy Valentine’s Day!”  It’s nice to be able to keep in touch with others with a simple card, just as our grandparents did years ago!

With that said, I’d like to introduce you to my first holiday card design! There will be many more to come, as for every year, for every holiday, I will design a signature card!

The design is fun and fresh with layers of scrolls and chandeliers! The overlapping graphics give it a vintage feel and the cute floating hearts fill the background! This card is guaranteed to make your loved one smile and make their heart skip a beat!

Details: Card sized 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Single-sided print (blank on backside) Paper – 100 lb smooth matte cardstock (white or ivory) Layers – None Matte finish envelope (white or ivory) *Colored envelopes available for additional cost. Cost based on quantity ordered (matte or metallic finishes) *Custom matching address labels, envelope sticker seals, and envelope liners are available for additional charge. Please contact me for pricing. *Text options: “Be My Valentine!”, “Happy Valentine’s Day!”, “With Love, Your Valentine!”

Price is $1.30 each (1 card and 1 white matte envelope). There is a minimum order of 4 cards. Shop now at My Lady Dye!

This Valentine’s Day card will be featured in the February sample box of My Dream Sample Box! This box is themed “Be My Valentine!” with colors in red, pink, and white.  Each month there is a new sample box with a new theme,so when you purchase a box you will get tons of great handcrafted samples, all from different designers! Next month for the March sample box, the theme is “Party Favors”!

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Get ready to celebrate in style with these custom handcrafted New Years favor tags! It’s a one-of-a-kind design and can be customized in any color(s) of your choice! They are 2 inch round and double-sided, with unique text and graphics on each side! These tags were designed for the January month of the My Dream Sample Box, which is themed in silver and black with a motto of “A New Me”. These sample boxes are different every month and all have a fun unique theme!

   

The party favor tags are printed on silver metallic cardstock with a 1/4″ wide black satin ribbon tie. The two prints are mounted together with foam tape to create a 3D effect. Keeping in mind the theme of the sample box, I designed custom confetti favor bags to display the tags.  Of course, the confetti is made of recycled papers! If you’re a party planner or some one who loves to throw parties, the My Dream Sample Box is perfect for you!  These party favor tags and many other fun samples will be in the January 2011 box so purchase away! Next month the theme is “Be my Valentine”.  All these handcrafted samples will be themed in red, pink, and white!

Please keep in mind, that these New Years Favor Tags can be customized for any event, so you can use them for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, anything! Just let me know what you want the text to say and what colors you want the ribbon, paper, and text/graphics to be! Larger or smaller sizes are available!

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When a bride falls in love with her whimsical wedding cake, that inspiration may carry into all her other wedding details! This was true for a Bride I had worked with a few months ago. From the start, this bride knew exactly what she wanted and provided me with a photo image of her whimsical wedding cake. She even gave me the CMYK colors and font type that was used on her actual wedding invitations.  All these very important and specific details were incorporated into her custom table cards and escort cards.  The cake detailing entailed abstract flowers, spiraling vines, and leaflets. Go figure, this wonderful, whimsical, white iced wedding cake, with vibrant orange floral detailing, would win her heart!

With her heart “sold”, she desired to have her stationery details for the reception to reflect this exact look and “feel”.  From that one photo, I digitally re-created a close-to-perfect replication of her wedding cake graphics, which was used to create her custom table cards and escort cards.  These items were printed on white matte cardstock with graphics in orange and text in dark purple.  The spiraling floral graphics artistically entwine to the backside of the escort card as well. The table cards are tented and layered with orange matte cardstock. The vertical, upright form of the escort card is exemplified, as they were elegantly displayed in a formal linear setup making for a very bold statement and great tablescape.

  Along with the tented table numbers at each table, two separate tent cards were made for other side tables at her reception. These cards were titled “Guest Book” and “Cards”.  I loved her modern take to the guest book, which was a large, white, ceramic plate, entirely signed by all her guests. This piece is both decorative and functional I believe! I also loved her modern take to the card box, which was a whimsical and elegant bird cage! Wedding Stationery by My Lady Dye Photography by Olga Photography Wedding Cake by Wedding Cake Wizardry & Other Edible Art

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With a fabulous destination wedding in Hawaii, you gotta have FABULOUS wedding invitations! It was true for this lucky Bride!  Black, gold, regal, luxurious, and damask, were her exact words! On top of that, she wanted her custom Luxury Wedding Invitation to be a Boxed Invitation!  And when a client tells me to just “run with it!”, it’s the greatest feeling in the world! As a Designer, this is “THE” top reason why I love my job!  If you need a Custom design, just contact me!

Her custom handcrafted Luxury Wedding Invitation is full of many unique details including vintage medallions, satin ribbon, feathers, decorative vellum, metallic cardstocks, and custom graphics. The black and gold color theme was spiced up with a “pop” of bright fuchsia/bright magenta-purple. This accent color was used as a feather detail which was placed on the outer box with a belly band box wrap. The belly band wrap is a fully customized print that features a graphic pattern and a custom personalized monogram that I designed. This box detail wraps around the entire lid and continues the detail on the inside of the box as well.

Gift boxed invitations are a great way to make an impression! From first glance, to opening the gift box, to then experiencing the cards inside, these are all the events your guests will enjoy with a gift boxed invitation! At first glance, their eyes widen with excitement! Remember, first impressions are last impressions! Then they open the extravagant box to reveal a regal invitation that has a vintage medallion that says “WOW”! Then they will untie the other cards and enjoy the entire set as each piece sparkles in gold metallic! A simple black matte box transformed into an extravagant gift boxed invitation!

This custom order was very unique, as each invite set featured a different medallion embellishment! All the great medallions reflected the same great look with all the black and gold details seen in each. The medallion as the focal point of the invitation card, was followed with a regal script font and custom damask graphics in black. The invitation card is detailed with many layers.  The print is layered with a decorative vellum, gold metallic cardstock, and backed with thick black matte board. The custom damask graphics are used through out the set on all the enclosure cards, which included an RSVP card, directions card, and a post-celebration card.

 

The enclosure cards are elegantly tied to the lid of the box with a black satin ribbon. All cards are printed on gold metallic cardstock. With a fabulous destination wedding, it’s a “must” to have a directions card. Having knowledge of the exact driving route to each of the wedding events, will help your guests feel more relaxed.

Each gift boxed invitation set will have to be gift wrapped and postage will need to be placed. This is another fun detail that you get to play with once you receive your invites and get them ready to mail out. You can use whatever fun gift wrap you want. For this set, I show a sample of the final packaged invite wrapped in gold metallic wrapping paper. All gift boxed invitations come with a matching custom mailing label.  For this set, the label is printed on gold metallic cardstock. This detail is attached with double-sided tape and placed on the box after its wrapped. A matching typical sized address label is also designed and provided for the RSVP envelopes!

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All things gold, damask, and “blinged out” are on the way to Greece! This great enthusiastic mom from Greece was ready to make a bold statement for her extravagant and elegant Christening party for her son! She went all out with all her custom My Lady Dye stationery details!  She wanted it all in gold and all with a mustache theme!   Her stationery details included wardrobe tags or coat tags, valet parking key rings, food tent cards, prints, and a signature drink menu sign. Her colors are brown, gold, silver, and an olive-grey. Her accents of “bling” are reflected in all the clear rhinestones that were used everywhere! Her large up-scale party, for close friends and family, will be thrown in a downtown location in an amazing multi-level building! Hence, the need for her 1 1/2″ round scalloped key rings which are for the valet parking services. Seems like she might as well roll out the Red Carpet! They are a double-sided prints on gold metallic cover with individual numbers on one side and a damask print on the back-side. She will attach a metal key ring to each tag.

As guests arrive in style, they are welcomed to a coat hanging service where guests are given these fantastic wardrobe tags. Each guest to place their own tag into their pockets until they are ready to exit the party. The wardrobe tags are approximately 2″ square with one clear rhinestone centered on mustache graphic and are accommodated with a chocolate brown satin ribbon tie. The tag is a single-sided print on gold metallic cover with each individual number, damask graphics, border, and mustache graphic on front side. Then off to the next fabulous item, the tented food cards! These tent cards are sized 4″ x 5 1/4″ and printed on gold metallic cover. Damask graphics on both sides with front side layered with ivory metallic print with 4 large clear rhinestones (2 on each side). Her menu is soooooo fabulous that it literally made my mouth drool! Her dinner menu has great food items and desserts which included:

Red Velvet And Gingerbread Spice Mustache Pops Mustache Pops Gingerbread Spice Surprise Stripped Brownies Dotted Brownies Vanilla Cinnamon Little Man Cupcakes Pistachio Macarons Chocolate Macarons Millefeuille Éclair Brownie Pops Lemon Pies Crispy Duck rolls with plum sauce Asian Prawn Rolls with sweet and sour sauce Crab Rangoon with sweet chili sauce Sticks with jamon and chili scented pineapple Red Winter Salad with red wine vinaigrette Arugula Salad with dried figs, walnuts, and parmesan shavings Penne with smoked salmon and bric Beef Strips with ginger, pomegranate, honey, and prunes Citrus Scented Chicken Drumsticks with rosemary Sticks with BBQ pancetta Oven Roasted New Potatoes Rosemary Scented Pilaf Sweet Potato Mash with caramelized apples

Not only did she go all out on her food menu but she topped it off with an outstanding signature drink menu! This was the cherry on top of the sundae for sure! A fun drink menu title of “HandleBAR Mustache” (which is actually the name of the type of mustache we used on all her items), fun cocktail categories (of “In Fashion”, “Sexy”, and “Special”), smaller mustache graphics sprinkled throughout, and rhinestone embellishments was the perfect solution for her elegant sign! Her fabulous drink menu included:

POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE BLUSHING GEISHA (SAKE) NEW YORK APPLE MARTINI (VODKA) GINGER MOJITO (RUM) CUCUMBER MARTINI(GIN) RUM SOUR CAIPIROSKA PASSION FRUIT (VODKA) GINGER MARTINI (VODKA) VALENTINO (RASPBERRY VODKA) BARDOT MARTINI (CHAMPAGNE) BETWEEN THE SHEETS (RUM) SWEDISH KISS (CHAMPAGNE) SEX AND THE CITY (VODKA CITRUS) PINK MOJITO ROSE @PEPPER (RUM VX) TOMMY’S MARGUERITA (TEQUILA) MOJITO ROYAL SPICY MANGO (MASTIHA) BREAKFAST MARTINI (GIN) VERY MOSCOW MULE (VODKA) William Cole, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile (Wine) Tarapaca, Cabernet Frank, Syrah, Chile (Wine)

The signature drink menu sign is a tented sign sized 8 1/2″ x 11″ vertical, printed on gold metallic cover, and layered with a metallic ivory print. Tent feature is a thick black foam board material which makes for a durable, long lasting, and elegant item! The 6 extra large clear rhinestones topped it off in style and bling!

The custom prints she ordered are going to be used to gift wrap stacked Styrofoam pieces or blocks for the dessert pops and such. The damask graphics were printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ gold metallic paper which she will cut and shape to fit her “boxes” for a matching themed dessert display.  This project was sooo much fun! I can not wait until the next project with her! Hope this project inspires you all again! Let me know what party you are planning to throw! Choa

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Premiering “The Caroline Collection”, a Vintage Carnival Wedding Stationery collection! FUN FUN FUN! Last night, I designed this fun stationery for a new bride! Her festive beach wedding will be in mid-December of 2010 in fabulous M e x i c o !  Loving the “Shabby Chic” design and starfish beach tag, she knew she wanted both!  So, I took the two and ran with it, creating this fun new festive design!  It was just what she ordered, and as she stated, “Perfect for my wedding!”  The scroll work, circle shapes, and stripes add a lot of dimension and contrast to the design, as well as reflects that FUN carnival theme.  It’s whimsical yet bold and modern!

Her colors being yellow and pewter grey (a dark grey), with white.  Her set included escort cards, table tent cards, favor tags, and signage prints.

The favor tags will be used for gifts and attached to maracas, so guests can “Shake at the KISS!”.  What a fun idea! The signage will be elegantly placed into picture frames at the reception.  These prints are even more eye catching when enlarged as a poster for display or even modified into a matching guest seating chart!  Signage is very important at any event, especially at a wedding.  They are both functional and decorative.  What’s more fun than having all your wedding elements handcrafted and custom!  There are so many ways to add personal touches to your wedding!

I want this new design to catch the eyes of and to inspire other brides-to-be, event planners, moms, and everyone else who just wants to throw a party!  All my designs are fully customizable (colors, text, fonts) and they can even be used to inspire YOUR new custom design!

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Recently contacted by Cindy Soto, the owner of My Dream Sample Box and My Dream Party, I was introduced with a proposal to become a sponsor for her new business, My Dream Sample Box.  She has 11 years of experience in the Party/Event Planning business and has recently decided to branch out and share her “findings” and “sponsors” to other industry professionals, such as event planners, party planners, and wedding planners, as well as all those who just love to throw a great party or festivity, like your mom!  With this new concept she started her new business, My Dream Sample Box. It’s a great concept that totally makes sense and is a great opportunity for all who are involved!  All her sponsors create samples on a monthly basis, each month with a different theme. We ship them to her and then she packages them all into a “My Dream Sample Box” and ships them to all those who ordered one! It goes on sale the 1st of every month and anyone can buy one! It’s fun for both the sponsor as well as the buyer! It’s like getting a box full of surprise gifts! You never know what you’re gonna get and they’re all great samples!  My Dream Sample Box is filled with handmade items such as candles, bath, tarts, gourmet food, candy, jewelry, stationery, party favors, and so much more!

I’m very excited to be a part of this great concept and business! I hope everyone buys a My Dream Sample Box, so they can experience and share all the great samples! You can guarantee you’ll love the My Lady Dye samples! This month I am featuring a Winter Wonderland themed favor bag! I took one of my favorite items and fully customized it in winter white and silver colors, with blue and lavender snowflakes! It’s so cute and great for the Christmas holidays coming up! You can use them for birthdays, weddings, showers, parties, and more!  Fill them with candy, popcorn, home-made cookies, gifts, anything!

To read more about Cindy’s great new business and to purchase a My Dream Sample Box, go to http://www.mydreamsamplebox.com/  She is also on Facebook and has a blog.  The 1st My Dream Sample Box officially goes on sale on December 1, 2010.

Here’s a sneak peak of the My Lady Dye Winter Wonderland themed favor bag!  Go to www.MyLadyDye.comto place your order.  The item is fully customizable with any colors of your choice and the print patterns are all designed be me, so just let me know what you want!

Favor Bag Details:

Sized 5″ wide x 3 1/8″ deep x approx. 9 1/2″ tall 5/8″ wide double-faced satin ribbon tie 1 layered monogram detail (monogram, initials, message, guest name, or other) 1 decorative print or solid colored cardstock “flap” Scalloped edge treatment at top of bag *Larger bag sizes available only for orders of 100 or more. Message me for pricing. Colors may be limited pending on bag size.

Paper is available in matte or metallic finishes (colors may limited). Paper bags available in black, white, ivory, red, pink, yellow, orange, aqua blue, navy blue, lime green, forest green, teal, mauve (light purple), kraft brown, magenta/deep pink, and purple. Ribbon is available in any colors of your choice.

Enjoy and shop away! The holidays are right around the corner!

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Whether you’re having a small or large wedding reception, a guest seating chart is always a great way to add some spice to your reception decor!  Items like this look great when they are a larger print.  Sized 24″ x 36″ is a great size and the larger the better!  You can get them printed 30″ x 42″ too! If you prefer a little smaller, then I recommend 18″ x 24″.  Seating charts can be mounted on thick light weight foam board (white or black) OR they can be placed into a simple poster frame or an extravagant gilded and embellished picture frame. Usually placed at the entry way of the reception area or dining area, these fun and colorful seating charts are bound to catch the eyes of all your guests! These functional pieces of art serve as directional and informational signage. They make it easy for your guests to find their seats and tables.  Nothing is worst than having a bunch of people wondering around the reception area, trying to glance at each place card to find their names!  You can also have the dinner menu placed on the seating chart as well. This information is usually centered on the chart.

I definitely recommend getting a good designer, like moi :), to custom design your seating chart to match your wedding theme! Whether it’s a damask, a vintage modern, a medieval, a beach theme, or other, just message me and we’ll work together to get the perfect design!  Custom designs are my favorite and are always fun for my clients as well!  Below are some of my creative seating chart designs! Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts! Click here to shop for my seating charts.

Shabby Chic Themed Seating Chart Version 2 – Shabby Chic Seating Chart With Large Initial Monogram Damask Themed Seating Chart Fancy Flourish Themed Seating Chart Striped Shabby Chic Seating Chart with Large Personalized Monogram

FYI – I can take any design and create a full matching stationery set! Most of my current designs listed in my shop already have a full matching set! Check out my favorite matching theme, The Shabby Chic stationery set. Color theme is pinks, white, and light browns and golds. I designed a table card, place card, wedding invitation, save the date card, menu card, flip book wedding program, and custom mailing labels/stickers.

Set includes: Table card, place card, menu card, program, wedding invitation, save the date card. Wedding Invitation – Booklet style with ribbon tie Custom mailing wrap labels! RSVP postcard – saves on postage stamps! Save the date card – layered Place card – tented with 3D monogram detail with guest name (available as a single OR double-sided print) Modern wedding program – flip book style with ribbon bow tie detail Menu card – layered and has a ribbon bow tie detail Features an enlarged personalized monogram at top of menu card Table card – tented and layered (available as a single OR double-sided print)

To see more photos of all my designs, including more images of the shabby chic set, please click here. Enjoy!

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Today, I’m featuring another great birthday party project that I designed and created for a little girl’s 3rd “PINK” birthday party! Payton’s theme was based on her love of the letter “P” and all words starting with “P”. So it was inevitable that Mom and I decided to add “POP” to all the items with “P” detailing! With a fun and fresh color theme of PINK and hints of “POPPY” orange, this birthday set was truly bound to make a bold statement!

The Payton Party set includes custom cup cake toppers, mounted candy shoppe sign, candy tag labels, popcorn cups with stickers, paper mobiles, and favor tags.

Mom sent these great photos of her candy shoppe setup! Love all her candy choices and edibles, from the pink colored popcorn and pink chocolate covered pretzels, to the pink icings on the cookies and cupcakes! Read more about Payton’s 3rd birthday party from her Mom at http://crankhappenings.blogspot.com/2010/09/paytons-3rd-birthday.html?spref=tw

This birthday party set is available in any colors of your choice! Shop at www.MyLadyDye.com