Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Further Updating

In August, I will start offering a new section of cards. The idea is to 'keep it simple'. Instead of bright colorful designs printed over white card stock as I currently offer... these cards with be arrangements in black ink, available for printing over a number of different colors/types of card stock.

The first few designs are already up:
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Update, 2011: Simple black and white card designs are now mixed with all of the save the date cards here: http://savethedateoriginals.com/SaveTheDateCards.php

Friday, June 20, 2008

Website updating

I have begun the process of updating the website. This is mainly a cosmetic change. Rather than a dark background with white text, I am switching to a format with a lighter background and black text.

As of this post, only the front page, pricing page, and details page have been updated. I know this creates a bit of a disconnect; I will be working on converting each page over the next week or two.

The main advantage to the new pricing page is that you can now select a more specific area- magnets, cards, stickers, etc, and just get pricing for that section.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Invitations: Bees

This set of invitations was created just for a customer. It's not one of the designs I had advertised on the invitation page. This customer had her own idea. She wanted cream and brown colors, and she wanted a design theme of bees. So, this is what we came up with. The partial border consists of three bees flying about, stylized trails in their wake.

I posted this invitation because it's a good example of something that is not excessively complicated, but is still unique and good looking.

I did receive some very nice feedback regarding these invitations, and since I have posted about them, I might as well share:

"Angela, I just wanted to let you know that I did receive my invitations and I LOVE them!! They look even better than I expected. You did an amazing job!!! And thank you so much for the extra envelopes. I didn't even think to get some extras. They have come in handy!

Again, thank you for your outstanding work! If you need feedback let me know!!"


Circular Magnets

Not the best photo, but I wanted to show off this circular design. The bride basically described what she wanted to me, and we ended up with a very circular themed photographic circular magnet.

Slitted Cards

This is your usual printed card with slits, meant to hold save the date magnets for mailing. But I wanted to post it because the quote amused me.

"It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. " -Rita Rudner

Clear circular stickers

Transparent circular stickers are available, approximately 2.9 inches in diameter. Here is some examples of these printed with an orange toned flower, attached to three different colors of card stock.

One thing to note is that you would not want to put a sticker like this on a piece of dark card stock. With the way printers work, white ink is not available- you would need a specialty store for that. But these stickers look good on white, cream, any light toned color of card stock. If you had a clear sticker printed with a black monogram, that would work on some medium color stocks, say a cobalt blue, or a red. But if you had a clear sticker printed with say, a light blue or pink monogram, you would need to stick those to a lighter colors of card stocks if you wanted the printing to be visible.