Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mihoko and Assaf's Wedding Program

Mihoko requested a classic wedding program for her traditional Orthodox wedding. The program features elegant fonts and a simple decorative motif.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baby Boy and Girl Balloon Birth Announcements

I was in the grocery store the other day picking up some veggies when I saw a young child delight in playing with a simple balloon, and I was inspired to create these customizable birth announcements! Note that if you order 75 or more today, you'll receive a 75% discount!
Note that if you order 75 or more today, you'll get 75% off your order!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jamie and Alex's Program

I was so thrilled when Jamie asked me to do a full suite for her September 2011 wedding. To start off the fun, here is the wedding program, which was assembled at the top of each page with a pretty bow!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wedding Photos: The table numbers

Here's the next installment of the stationery I created for our June wedding. Inspired by our amazing floral arrangements provided by The Watered Garden and our beautiful table furnishings from Mitchell's Catering, I took a cue from the varied greens to make double-sided table numbers with a pop of elegance. Using our wedding fonts Burgues Script and Bell MT, the table numbers added that extra touch of elegance.

These 14 table numbers are now on sale in our Etsy shop.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Free Printable - Happy New Year Subway Art 2012

It's that time of year again - the countdown to a new year! After the amazing success of last year's subway art download, I've updated the piece with some vintage fonts for 2012. Enjoy this freebie by printing it out and popping it into a 5x7 frame. Couldn't be simpler!

Frame not included, but the downloadable PDF provides instructions on how to crop and frame this fun piece. Click on the image or the link to be directed to the Custom Printables Freebies/Downloads page.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Wedding Photos: The escort cards

In the first installment of a series in which I'll show some of my favorite DIY projects from my own wedding, I'm starting with a photo of the escort cards I designed especially for this special occasion.

Using vintage images courtesy of The Graphics Fairy, I created one-of-a-kind escort cards for my guests. The cards were coded for the waitstaff so that they would know what meals to serve each guest: knife = beef, fork = chicken, spoon = vegetarian. Using my wedding theme fonts of Burgues Script and Bell MT, each card featured the guest's name, his/her table number, and the meal requested. With a special pearlized paper that can be printed on an inkjet and prefabricated placecards from LCI Paper, my girlfriends and I spent an early summer night slicing cardstock and assembling these with double-sided tape. I could not have been more proud of how they came out!

Stay tuned for more event pieces from my June 26 wedding!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Free Chanukah Printable!

That's right, we've caved in to the whole "Keep Calm" trend, this time with a Chanukah twist! This free, ready-to-frame printable is in a lovely shade of blue with white text and a dreidel silhouette. Click on the image below to find the downloadable PDF at our website.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Maria and Patrick's wedding program and signs

It is always a joy to work with my regular client Theresa, who does amazing event planning in the Atlanta area. For this project, we did a two-sided, single sheet wedding program for Maria and Patrick, who will be married shortly. Their gorgeous colors, magenta and silver, make a striking impression.

We also did a custom monogram to add to various pieces:

Finally, a matching sign to adorn the candy bar!

Alyssa and Travis's wedding program

Alyssa and Travis opted for a gorgeous orange and blue elegant two-page program based off of a piece I did years ago for Mindy and Vince. Alyssa opted for a tea-length program to accommodate the longer service. I am so pleased with the sophistication and classic elegance of these fonts and graphics!

Alyssa will print these on heavy cardstock for a lovely single sheet, double-sided program.

Catching up...

It's been quite a while since I've posted some updates on new and old work here at Custom Printables. Since I got married in June and have been setting up house and preparing for my honeymoon, the blog hasn't received much attention. But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy designing! Over the next few posts I'll share some of my favorite summer and fall projects. When I get back from Spain, Custom Printables will be back in business for more work!

First, here is Marisa and Jason's simple yet elegant one-page wedding program.

Marisa selected the one-page printable wedding program found on our Etsy site.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Snowflake monograms

Chelsea requested a custom monogram set for her friends Gabrielle and Nick, who are having their shower in December! These frosty logos will be perfect for the event.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What's new at Custom Printables? Everything!

So you might by thinking, "Hey, Custom Printables! What's with the radio silence?" Well, I am happy to share that we are working on a near complete overhaul of the Custom Printables website, making it faster and easier than ever to purchase ready-to-print and customizable event stationery. You can see a preview of the amazing things to come at our new Table Numbers page, where every piece has its own unique link to take you directly to a PayPal invoice. Within 24 hours, you'll receive a link to download your purchase, and if applicable, detailed instructions on how to edit your piece.

Floral Folk Art Table Cards (Blue) | $10.00 | Also available in pink, purple, and green
16 table numbers plus bonus "Bride and Groom"

Lovely Ladies Table Numbers | $10.00 | Four numbers in each of four styles (16 total)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Danielle's Hebrew monograms

Danielle sent me a challenge to design her a monogram with Hebrew letters similar to the sample she found:

Well, I was certainly up for this one! I came up with three similar calligraphic designs to use for her wedding monograms with her new initials Dalet (which makes a D sound and is on the left side of the monogram), Yud (her husband's initial, which makes a Y sound, as in "you"), and Nun, the middle initial (an N sound).

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New printables!

I got great feedback on the thank you and food labels from Becca's baby shower, so I thought I'd make them available for everyone! Head on over to Custom Printables, where you can download two versions of the Merci tags and an editable PDF of the food labels!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Abisola's candy bar favors

The candy bar favors Abisola order for LaShayna and Ayodeji's wedding came out absolutely magnificent. I love the color combination of the pink and grey!

Melanie and Gunner's programs

I worked closely with Melanie's mom Kathleen to create a kelly green and cornflower blue wedding program to match the theme colors of their May 21 wedding. You'll see the monogram is a recurring theme in my work (I used a similar version in my own wedding program on June 26). This Kentucky wedding was both fun and elegant!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Food signs and favor tags

I was so disappointed to have to miss out on the baby shower for one of my best friends, who will be having her first baby in early August. Her amazing friends in Philadelphia threw her a lovely Parisian-inspired shower, and I was thankful to be asked to design some pieces for the event! Eventually - after my own wedding! - I'll be converting these to a freebie printable with bonus items like an invitation, bunting, and more delights!

Thanks to Allison and Jane for being such amazing hostesses and including me in the festivities!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sharon and Marc's Program

For the first time ever, I dabbled in assembling someone else's wedding programs - in preparation for my own wedding, I suppose! Sharon contacted me originally regarding the Printable Jewish Wedding Program available on Etsy, and asked me to take a step further by sending the completed project. What an exciting piece to work on!

After ordering the program, Sharon and I selected this beautiful card stock in "Tangy Orange" by Poptone, and decided to finish the program with a tie of raffia. This proved to be the perfect addition to Sharon and Marc's vineyard wedding in Virginia.

What an honor to be a part of such a special affair!

Friday, April 29, 2011

200th post and a Chapel Hill tribute

Although I currently work at Duke University, I have many dear friends (and a fiance!) who attended or work at that other school down Tobacco Road, aka University of North Carolina. I truly have a great affinity for UNC and Chapel Hill, and after my friend announced that she successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Sociology, I created some personalized notecards for her using the ever-popular Carolina argyle. In that vein, I recently added a Carolina argyle Save the Date/Graduation announcement to my Zazzle shop for all to use! Click on the image below to reach the fully customizable announcement. (Note that the image below is a sample; fonts shown may not be available on Zazzle.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Barbie Party for Hessa and Fatma!

So excited for these two little girls to enjoy their fabulous Barbie themed party! We've got it all from the candy buffet signs to the water bottles and favor tags!

Here's a preview of the bottles and tags.

Katie's Wedding Program

Katie was looking for a simple, one-page black and white program. The "Jeanne and Sam" version from the Custom Printables website fit her needs exactly!

Thanks for your order, Katie, and best wishes on your wedding!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sadie's 4th Birthday

It's been my pleasure for the last three years to be able to design birthday party invitations for my "niece" Sadie, who is the daughter of one of my best friends (and wedding attendants)! Sadie's 4th birthday party will be a splashy water extravaganza in her backyard.

You can actually see how much Sadie's grown by looking at her past invitations!

Sadie's third birthday

Sadie's second birthday

Being an Independence Day baby, Sadie is all about the summer fun in the sun and water! Happy birthday from Auntie Val!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Amanda and Matthew's monograms

Amanda contacted me through the Custom Printables website for a pair of monograms in her wedding colors, Pure Violet and Pure Yellow Orange. Here are the Adele and Mira monograms. (I'd say she picked a great name in a fiance named Matthew!)