Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Katie and Charlie's wedding program

Was I ever in a for a fun challenge! For her wedding program, Katie wanted to include something special and interesting for her guests to enjoy. How about a crossword puzzle featuring questions about the couple? It was a blast to do this two-sided program, which will be printed on letter-sized paper. (Last names and the location of the wedding have been removed.)

Katie wrote the following review on WeddingWire:
"Valerie at Custom Printables is awesome!! I was looking for something really specific for my wedding programs and she was able to make exactly what I needed! They came out beautifully!!! Valerie was really great about responding to my questions and she had my programs finished super quickly! I LOVE them! The best money I've ever spent!"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Jackie and Jake's wedding program

Jackie and Jake are getting married in September. Jackie requested the popular four-page tea-length program that contains information about the symbols and rituals in the wedding. I think the selection of yellow and black is strikingly contemporary while emphasizing the black deco elements.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wedding shower invitation

Johnny asked me to create this wedding shower invitation based off of the super-popular New Orleans Save-the-Date (a Today's Best pick on Zazzle!). I modified the colors to purple and uploaded it for easy purchase. Any Zazzle design can be fully customized to your specs, so don't hesitate to ask.

Jordan and Jessica's program

In addition to their monograms, I also had the pleasure of creating Jessica and Jordan's wedding program. They opted for a tea-length card, which will be printed on both sides. The program incorporates their monogram as well as their new address (whited/X-ed out for publication).

Jessica and Jordan's monograms

Jessica and Jordan are getting married in early August in Oklahoma. I was so excited when the mother of the groom contacted me to design her son and daughter-in-law's monograms. I love the choice of colors, pure pea green and pure green cyan, which are so lovely as a pair and evocative of summer!




Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Face value of stamps at Zazzle!

Holy deal, Batman! This one is a no-brainer - Zazzle's current postage sale, expiring tonight at 11:59 Pacific (that's 2:59 for us East Coast folks), takes $8.80 off the cost of custom postage stamps, making their cost at the face value of 44 cents each. That is the best deal I have seen in a LONG while. You can bet I'll be ordering some of these today! Enter promo code JULYPOSTDEAL at checkout.

In fact, I'm so excited about this promotion that I'm going to do a "quickfire" giveaway. For the first THREE people who email me at with the following info:
I will create an original Zazzle stamp for you to order by the end of the day! Send me the email, I'll confirm you're a winner, and will send you the link to order by around 8 or 9 PM Eastern.

Good luck!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Jennifer and Doron's monogram

Jennifer was looking for a unique monogram to place on the front cover of the benchers that will be used at her wedding. Benchers are booklets containing the many Jewish blessings, prayers, and songs that are sung at a Jewish wedding. I was excited to use an existing monogram, Vanessa, and tailor it to Jennifer and Doron's wishes. Their new last initial, K, is flanked by the first initial of each of their Hebrew names. The shin, which is the first letter in Jennifer's Hebrew name Shaindl, is in the lower left, and the dalet, for Doron (which means "present, gift, or offering") is in the upper right.

Tim and Christine's Shower

My friend Ria asked for a set of images to use for her friends' Texas/library/music-inspired wedding shower. I created this suite to enhance the party's festive, personalized feeling.

Image for Evite invitation to shower

Each of these cards was folded in half and labeled for each item at the buffet

These two images were printed onto stickers using Zazzle and placed into the books given to the coupleThis image was printed onto flat cards to give to the bride and groom for Thank You notes

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ami's Wedding Shower Weekend

I was delighted to be invited to design these bridal shower invitations for my friend Ilene, who's throwing her pal Ami a fabulous party weekend here in Durham. When she came to me requesting lilac and mint green, I had just the design in mind. We're printing these on Vistaprint at 6x9 on linen paper. Can't wait to see them in person!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Freebie: Candy/popcorn box

In honor of Independence Day (and my beach vacation), I've created these fabulous, ready-to-print and super-easy-to-assemble red, white, and blue boxes. Instructions are included on the sheet, so just print two pages, cut, assemble, and celebrate!

Download the project here at the Custom Printables website. Happy holiday!