Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Custom Printables will be setting aside modern technology for the Memorial Day weekend (okay, besides a car and the iPhone!) for a trip to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. See you in June!

(image: puliar)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fiona and Justin's wedding

Over the next few days as I gear up for Memorial Day weekend (and vacation!), I'll be posting some pieces from Fiona and Justin's Toronto wedding this coming Sunday. All day-of-event pieces were based off of their lovely invitation in a stunning deep navy blue and royal pink. We'll start off with their table cards and monogram, which will be printed on stickers and used to seal their favor boxes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beach party!

Salma is having a fabulous beach-themed party, and I was asked to create a water bottle label. After all, gotta keep cool in the sun!

Hazel's embossed wedding monogram

The amazing, multi-talented Hazel of I Do Budget Weddings asked me to create a monogram for her wedding. No problem, I said! Little did I know, however, that this basic monogram would be beautifully transformed into a gorgeous work of art, embossed on the envelopes of her wedding invitations! See how a simple monogram like this

gets transformed into this!

Hazel describes the process of having the stamp made and carefully using the embossing powder. Her number one tip? Have lots of extra envelopes ready for those "oops!" moments. Stay tuned to Hazel's blog for a special feature on Custom Printables.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Zazzle Artist Award

I was overcome with excitement when I read the following email from my friends at Zazzle:

It will be featured here for a few more days, so please go and visit the New Orleans Save the Date, my best-selling design of all time.

Sadie's 3rd birthday

I cannot believe that my best friend's daughter is turning three already! Little Sadie is growing up so fast. Mom Erin asked me once again to create her party invitations, and so I went with the bouncing theme (Pump It Up is the "inflatable party zone!") and got a great pic of Sadie jumping on her big girl bed. Wish I could be there to celebrate the big 3 with them!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Leila's program and monograms

Leila requested a wedding program based off of a sample from our online gallery along a pair of monograms, all in her wedding colors of burgundy and chocolate. I think the color combination is so rich and exquisite. One monogram is nested in the invitation.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dana and Bobby's program

Dana requested a double-sided program highlighting the rich traditions of the Jewish ceremony. She'll be printing these out on fans and distributing them at the wedding.

Dana wrote in her WeddingWire review: "Words cannot describe how much I love the program that Valerie designed for me! Not only is she extremely talented, she always gets back to you right away. I told her what I was looking for, and she designed the program exactly as I had pictured it. Using custom printables also saves you alot of money. I am so happy I used custom printables. I highly recomend this service!"

Thank you so much, and Mazel Tov, Dana and Bobby!