"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My First Commission

So yesterday my lovely friend Mary stopped by to see the new apartment, and asked if I would make her food place cards for her housewarming party this weekend. How exciting is that?! We had paper picked out within approximately 3 minutes, and I finished them up about an hour ago. Here's some photos for your enjoyment: 

HOW-TO: These are really very simple to make, and are such a nice touch if you're having a mix of appetizers out for a party. I printed the titles off on colored scrapbooking paper from my computer. The adorable font is called "jellyka estrya's handwriting" and you can download it for free from dafont.com (Warning: if you like browsing fonts, and downloading new ones, this site is super addicting!). The little swirlys above the titles were just a random wingdings-type font I downloaded awhile ago. Cut out the words, cut strips of patterned paper and you're almost there. I made the strips twice as long as I would need to nicely center the text. Fold in half and then fold up each end about a 1/2 inch so that it creates little "legs" for the card to stand on (see the middle picture above). For finishing touches I added little foam pads to the back of the text pieces so they stand out from the patterned paper (also see photo 2 above). And then there are color-coordinating sparkly gems that I used to dot i's and accent different letters.

Interested in something like this for your next party? Leave a comment, send an email, or convo me on Etsy and we'll get it all coordinated for you. As you can imagine, the possibilities are endless when designing these!

There's a lot happening so I'm sure I'll have more updates tomorrow. Have a lovely night!


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