With Valentines just around the corner love is in the air and I’m loving all the adorable things you can do with paper! I found myself once again at Paper Source where they have an assortment of kits to make fun valentines decorations. In the photos below you have hanging decor, a wreath, cute kid valentines, and make your own cupcake kits.
I love Pinterest and honestly who doesn’t. One could spend hours scrolling through pages and pages of amazing photos so I picked some of my favorite pics. The wreath and bouquet of life like roses are truly amazing. While the hearts garland make for fun decor and the printed fortune cookies a great valentine!
To see more of my favorites check out our Valentines Pinterest board.
How fab are these custom Valentines boxes! We had so much fun helping our client and her daughter create her own custom Valentines for school. We chose favor boxes because they are great for any occasion. So, with a blank canvas to start from we were able to apply favorite colors and patterns to create the perfect Valentine. She wanted the wrap to have two prints: hearts for the girls and stripes for the boys. Then adding a ribbon and layered heart tag gave this Valentine its’ wow factor!
I love how adorable the Valentines turned out and how excited this little girl is to share them with her classmates. This is one of those projects that make our job here at Ann Elizabeth so rewarding!
With Valentines approaching why not throw a dinner/dessert party with your favorite peeps. Valentines isn’t just for the love birds I feel it’s a day to show love for the people who mean the most to us. I love the invitations below the colors and sweetness gives the dinner/dessert invites the perfect tone for a delightful dinner. So show your love with a fun sit down dinner and a formal invitation announcing how you want to host Valentines this year.
To new beginnings in the NEW YEAR!
If you didn't get your Christmas cards out this year then it isn't to late to send your friends and family a New Years card. Below are some of our more elaborate New Years Eve Party invitations to a simple greeting card for the New Year. Click the link below to browse more samples of great greeting cards. Cheers and Happy Holidays everyone!
Who doesn’t love a great Christmas party especially when it’s your company throwing the biggest party of the year! This week I’m sharing some of our favorite holiday party invitations.
In the first group of pictures are two different invites where the company is celebrating the holidays “Vegas Style”. Black and gold colors set the tone and the small booklet itinerary completes the first fabulous invite. The second grouping of pictures is styled more toward the Old Las Vegas era and is my personal favorite!
I love the peacock pattern in the next grouping; it gives such a festive look for this companies holiday party. The band is the perfect touch saying "VA PRO Christmas 2010" on the front and holds the RSVP on the inside.
The next invitation is a classic with snowflake patterns and colors of blue and silver. The message is simple “Christmas Party” with a pre gathering before being escorted to an elegant restaurant for dinner.
If you're looking for unique custom invitations look no further our team of experts can help you create a look perfect for your event!
Create something new with custom holiday cards!
Here at Ann Elizabeth we pride ourselves on providing our clients custom made paper goods that are unique and fitting for any occasion. That's why this week I decided to share some of our more elaborate custom holiday cards where we’ve taken a clients vision and brought it to life in a greeting card they can send out to their loved ones.
This fan holiday card gave this family a great organized way to feature each person in their family and share what they have been up to in the past year. To polish this modern, chic ensemble, we printed the back of each of the pieces with a brightly colored pattern that stands up to the bold colors of the photography.
The accordion style holiday card gave us a unique way to maximize the space for multiple pictures and places for the family to talk about their past year. I love how this card can easily compact into a small envelope and when opened become a wow factor!
Our next grouping shows a pocket style greeting card. With pops of metallic colors and multiple layers this gorgeous greeting card says it all!
If your looking for something unique that will show off your family this year, call the experts at out studio to help you design the perfect greeting card for this year!
Are you hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year?
Thanksgiving is a traditional day of giving thanks and enjoying the company of family and friends. For some we carry on traditions our mothers and grandmothers taught us. For others it’s a day to start new traditions or update the old with a modern, new twist.
For many hosts, Thanksgiving will be the biggest event of the year. Celebrate the significance of the occasion by mailing an invitation to guests to attend Thanksgiving Dinner. It is a heart warming way to show loved ones you're planning a special dinner and you want to share this day with them. Plus, it may just become one of your updated Thanksgiving traditions.
In the first picture below we have a layered pocket card with a bold graphic for “Thanksgiving Dinner”. This invitations gets an A+ in my book for elegancy and beauty!
For a smaller budget or a super quick turn around, it's easy to change some wording around and convert any one of our pre-designed Thanksgiving Cards into an invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner. Browse our pre-designed collection of Thanksgiving Cards at simpleinvitations.com featuring an assortment of tasteful cards.
To create an invitation catered to your Thanksgiving give the experts at Ann Elizabeth a call and we’ll help you in creating a new tradition at your house!
Custom Halloween Invitations!
It’s that time of season when the weather cools down, leaves begin to change and if feels like fall. For most of us it means HALLOWEEN and finding the perfect costume for that amazing party you’ll be attending! For us at Ann Elizabeth it also means creating the perfect invitation for your Halloween party! A creative and professional Halloween party invitation is a great way to get all your friends excited to show off their costume and role play their character for one night.
We thought we would spotlight one of our all time favorite Halloween invitations this week to show you just how good looking a Halloween invitation can be. This invitation definitely gives that creepy vibe from the webbing print on the envelope to the black spider and web on the main piece. The invitation itself has a nice, thick feel with it’s multiple layers; also giving it extra pops of metallic color. This invitation surely grabs the guests attention and gets them in the mood for some Halloween fun!
So if you're planning a Halloween party and need the perfect invite call the experts at Ann Elizabeth and let us help you knock the socks of your friends with an amazing custom invitation!
This week we continue the topic of kid parties and I’m starting with the “PIRATE THEME!”
Let’s face it... pirate parties aren’t just for little boys anymore. Girls don't need to be afraid to cross the gender line into the pirate theme when you add accents like stripes and swirls into the mix and choose a show stopping color like hot pink. The metallic pink envelope has an envelope icing piece that wraps around the side endge so that there is design on the front and back of the envelopes. This is a great way to introduce your theme right from the start. Once you pull the invitation out of the envelope the first thing you see is a skull and crossbones pirate with a bright pink jewel on it’s hat saying “AHOY THERE ladies of the sea!” Once opened the theme keeps flowing onto the invitation with printed patterns of skull and crossbones, bold pink colors and clever wording as to what the guest of honor “THE FIERCE CAPTAIN RILEY” will be planning for her fellow princess pirates. Lastly the RSVP details are hidden in a four-fold wrap on the right side that has to be opened up to see what's inside. We thought this would be fun to have a hidden element within a pirate and treasure chest invitation.
Our next two invitations are a girls version and a boys version of a "ticket" invitation. We've taken the familiar shape of a ticket but made it really big - like 6 x 9" big and the ticket becomes an oversized invitation. With both invitations shown the giant ticket sits in a metallic pocket. A band wraps around the pocket and a round sticker is placed front a center over the band. All of the pieces are, of course, made to match the theme of the party. The pocket is also great for holding extra pieces like the reply card you see in the pink carnival invitation. This fun idea of giving your guest a ticket to your themed party is just another great creative way to get everyone excited! We also printed an adorable thank you card that was made to match the carnival themed party. Remembering to thank you guest for attending is always a great way to show your gratitude!
I have to admit the next two invitations are my favorites. The invitation on the left is for a girl's “spa party!” and let's be honest who wouldn’t jump at a chance to attend this party. The invitation is a die cut of an eye mask on metallic paper with details printed on each side of the mask. A ribbon is glued through the middle so that the eye mask can actually be tied around little heads and played with. I love the simplicity of this invitation and how the design was able to say it all without saying a lot. The great color pallet along with the stripes and polka dots set the feel for a spa day and the envelope liner gave it that extra pop to complete this invitation!
The invitation on the right is a little boys “Dinosaur” themed party. We added thickness and style to the envelopes by adding a printed layer for addressing. The front of the folded invitation is decorated in the lower corner with a metallic layered piece designed with the dinosaur theme and big dino footprints. The pops of blue and red added to the green dino theme make this invitation just adorable. Opening it up the layers of metallic blue with the printed invite on top mirrors the flow of layering throughout this whole invitation.
The last one we're sharing today is another example of using design on the envelopes to set the tone for this themed birthday. The first thing you see when taking the invitation out of the envelope is the design card with a chief’s headdress declaring it’s “MAX’S birthday”. We used a metallic green three-panel pocket to hold the invite and added a dark blue backer behind the invitation to really set the colors off. A details card in the pocket gives the guests (and their moms) all of the details for this little boys “POW WOW” themed birthday party.
With all the different themes to choose from it becomes an endless sea of creativity that keeps the team at Ann Elizabeth on the cutting edge of custom printing and design! So if you're looking for something unique that will have your guest talking about your party let us help you in creating the perfect invitations for you event!
And if you missed our Kid Parties: Part 1 you can check it out here: http://annelizabeth.com/blog/?p=2011
It's hard to believe the holidays are almost here! We had such a great time working with clients this year and turning their unique and creative ideas into fabulous holiday items! Here are a few of our favorite things this season from corporate holiday parties, to tags, family celebrations, and christmas cards!