October 25, 2007

Washington Post Home & Garden Section

Blue Ribbon Design's Merci and Thinking of You greeting cards were featured in the Washigton Post's Home & Garden section on Thursday!

Photo credit: Julia Ewan for the Washington Post

October 11, 2007

Rehearsal Dinner: Paris Theme

This particular couple got engaged in Paris and wanted to share a little Parisian elegance with their rehearsal dinner guests. They chose Blue Ribbon's Trellis imprintables for the invitations and I used a simple combination of typefaces and a subdued color palette to evoke modern Paris on one of it's romantically grey and misty days.

A word about imprintables: Imprintables are wonderful for more casual wedding events like showers, rehearsal dinners and brunches. Only the border pattern is letterpress printed and the invitation text is printed at a later date using either a laser or ink jet printer. Because they are a stock item, imprintables are significantly less-expensive than custom invitations and can be easily customized for any occasion.

For the favors, I used matching Trellis hang tags to dress up a plain cello candy bag. Each tiny pyramid contains a miniature Eiffel Tower made of dark chocolate; a plum-colored ribbon tops things off with flair. A calligrapher wrote out a special message from the couple on the inside of each hang tag.

All photos, invitations and favors by Blue Ribbon Design.

October 2, 2007

Different Shades of Yellow

I thought it would be fun to show a sampling of three different colorways that have recently been used for our Chinoiserie style invitation. Even though each invitation uses yellow for the chrysanthemum floral pattern, it is always amazing to me how different a design can look simply by tweeking the colorway.

All invitations above by Blue Ribbon Design. The colorways shown are (left to right): custom yellow/espresso, marigold/persimmon, marigold/espresso.