February 28, 2008

Baby Announcements

Although wedding invitations represent the bulk of Blue Ribbon's custom printing projects, I occasionally design other types of stationery such as the chinoiserie-inspired baby announcement pictured below.

This announcement was created for a friend, and I love the fact that she wanted to use purple, which was a fun and refreshing change from the standard pink typically used for girls' announcements. I actually used the same pattern (in a different format) on her son's birth announcement (below) two years ago and I like the way that the pattern links the designs for brother and sister.

(Chinoiserie Letterpress Baby Announcements by Blue Ribbon Design)

February 21, 2008

Hot Off the Press: A Sneak Peak

I love working on custom design projects. It's fun to work one on one with the bride and I particularly love hearing about all of the event details (the size of the wedding, the desired level of formality, the location, the dress, the flowers, the cake!) and then coming up with a design that compliments and unifies all of those elements. And, of course, printing a new design for the first time is always exciting.

Above is just an itty-bitty sneak peak of a custom design that was recently created for a classic coastal New England celebration this Spring. I'm so happy with how it turned out, I'm thinking of adding it to the retail album. Photos of the entire suite coming soon...

(Invitation design and photo by Blue Ribbon Design)

February 8, 2008

Gray & Yellow Inspiration Board by Snippet & Ink

Isn't this pretty? What a delightful surprise to spot Blue Ribbon's Chinoiserie invitation in this beautiful mood board evoking "subdued elegance" created by Kathryn at Snippet & Ink. Click here for the orginal post and be sure to check out the blog's archive for more of her wonderfully inspiring collages.

Collage above by Snippet & Ink. Top row from left: St. Bartholomew's Church via On Decorum, bouquet from Rebecca Thuss, J.Crew dress from Brides, lemonade from Rebecca Thuss, flowers via I Do Vancouver ; Row 2: save-the-date via Thoughtful Day, tent from Ariella Chezar, cake by April Reed; Row 3: photo from Beth Helmstetter, bouquet by Artfool, invitation by Blue Ribbon, boutonniere and bouquet both from Martha Stewart Weddings.