Handmade Gingerbread House Invitations

December 6th, 2010

I thought that Sara Westbrook’s  bat Halloween party invitations would be hard to top, but she’s created a handmade holiday invite that’s also oozing with cuteness. These gingerbread house decorating party invitations are absolutely adorable, and if you’re hand delivering the invites you can even decorate them with real candy. So darling!

Download the templates and check out the tutorial over at One Charming Party, and create your own gingerbread cuties.

Gingerbread House Invitations

Handmade Gingerbread House Invitations

photos by Sara Westbrook


Holiday Party Invitations Roundup

December 3rd, 2010

Here are eight (I seem to like this number for roundups) fun and festive holiday party invitations from shops across the web, including mid-century inspired lovelies, cookie exchange cuties, and printable invitations for those last minute shindigs. And, if you missed it yesterday, you’ll want to have a look at these cute holiday party invitations, too!

Holiday Party Invitations

Above, clockwise from top left: Christmas Cocktail Party Invitations from Two Pooch Paperie; Printable Gingerbread Cookie Exchange Invites from Frog Prince Paperie; Printable Mod Christmas Party Invitations from Fina Art & Paper; Holiday Bird Fill-In or Printable Invitations from Paper Source; Reindeer Games Imprintable Invitations from Snow & Graham at Luxe Paperie; Printable Red and Green Criss Cross Invites from Ink Obsession; Printable Vintage Holiday Party Invitations from Anders Ruff; Glowing Ornaments (Navy) Invitations from Invitation Consultants.

images from their respective owners


Cute Holiday Party Invitations from Tiny Prints

December 2nd, 2010

I have a soft spot in my heart for super cute illustrations and bright, festive color, and this soft spot grows three sizes every year at the holidays because of all of the adorable gift wrap, greeting cards, and invitations that come out to play in November and December. Tiny Prints has a bunch of cute holiday party invitations this year that would be wonderful for holiday shindigs, neighborly get togethers, and cookie exchanges, and these are just a few of my favorites. Well, actually, it’s eight favorites, but eight is a few when you’re paper obsessed.

Cute Holiday Party Invitations

Above, clockewise from top left: Gingerbread Sweethearts by Nancy Kubo; Santa’s Delight by Petite Alma; Very Merry Script by Oh Joy!; Reindeer Rendezvous by DwellStudio; Snowman Collage by Tallu-lah; Jingle Over by Hello Little One; Cap Collage by Tallu-lah; Sweet Splurge by Petite Alma.

image source: Tiny Prints

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Custom Holiday Letterpress Invitations from Smock

December 1st, 2010

Smock has been showcasing some absolutely gorgeous custom letterpress holiday invitations lately (custom holiday cards, too!), and I just had to share these lovelies over here. Aren’t they beautiful?

Custom Letterpress Holiday Invitations Smock

Printing for all three designs by Smock Paper for Gus & Ruby Letterpress (top left), Nest Paper Studio (top right), and By Invitation Only (bottom).

image source: Smock Paper


Mid-Century Modern Moving Announcements

November 30th, 2010

Mid Century Modern Moving Announcements

Freelance graphic designer, Kristina Walton, of Studio 67 Designs recently made a big move from Dallas to Chicago, and she designed these mid-century awesome moving announcements to send to her clients. The sunshine yellow and black color scheme really packs a punch and reminds me of the ubiquitous city cab, and do I even have to tell you that I’m loving all of the mid-century graphic elements, including that yummy, argyle-patterned slab-serif font?

Custom Moving Announcements

Studio 67 Moving Announcements

image source: Kristina Walton


Tropical Wedding Invitations by Sweet Olive Press

November 29th, 2010

Tropical Letterpress Wedding Invites

I was recently introduced to the work of Sweet Olive Press, whose Gingerbread Snow Globe letterpress holiday cards instantly became one of my favorites of the season, and their custom wedding invitation portfolio is filled with gorgeousness, too.

These tropical letterpress wedding invites, created for Brooke and John’s intimate Hawaiian wedding, feature an unexpectedly subtle burnt orange, cream, and copper color scheme and beautiful letterpress scrollwork elements against modern typography. I love the understated hibiscus flower illustrations, which were letterpressed in cream colored ink for a look that’s both understated and elegant.  And one of my favorite elements has to be the shimmery copper letterpress printed envelopes, which bring a bit of sparkle and fun to this sophisticated suite.

Hawaiian Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Elegant Letterpress RSVP Cards

Letterpress Wedding Invitation Envelopes

image source: Sweet Olive Press


Pink + Yellow Footprints Baby Shower Invites

November 24th, 2010

Yellow Pink Footprints Baby Shower Invitations

Yellow Pink Footprints Baby Shower Invitations

I love the hot pink and yellow color scheme and super cute baby footprint pattern on these custom baby shower invitations by Laura Macchia. Laura’s client was taken with the Laura’s Heart Love Greeting Card, which became the jumping off point for the custom design, and the little baby footprint pattern was born. The yellow was inspired by the color of the baby’s nursery, and Laura added a touch of bright pink to contrast and to add a bit of a girly feel.

This will be my last post before the Thanksgiving holiday, and I want to wish all of you who celebrate a Happy Turkey Day! Thanks so much for dropping by Invitation Crush, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

image source: Laura Macchia


Dessa + Victor’s Sweet Woodland Wedding Invitations

November 23rd, 2010

Woodland Wedding Invitations Anna Hurley

Eep! Are these woodland wedding invitations for Dessa and Victor sweet, or what? The invites and coordinating wedding weekend schedules were designed by graphic designer/illustrator, Anna Hurley, and feature a mid-century style illustrated woodland scene with fuzzy bunnies, inquisitive squirrels, and a doe and buck (symbolic of bride and groom) drinking from a bubbling brook. The chocolate brown, moss green, and subdued yellow palette give this suite a great, retro rustic feel.

Woodland Wedding Invitations Anna Hurley

Coordinating schedule cards:

Anna Hurley Woodland Wedding Schedule Cards

Anna Hurley Woodland Wedding Schedule Cards

image source: Anna Hurley


Letterpress Fill-In Invitations from Peekaboo Collective

November 22nd, 2010

Aww, these letterpress fill-in invitations from Peekaboo Collective are super sweet, don’t cha think? The adorable illustrated invites, which feature raccoons, squirrels, little birdies, and otters, would be so much fun for all sorts of kid-type celebrations, and parties for kawaii-loving adults, too.

Each invitation is printed by hand and includes fill-in areas for all of the details for your special celebration. So cute!

Letterpress Fill In Invintations Kids

Cute Raccoon Letterpress Fill In Invites

Little Birdie Letterpress Fill In Invtations

Cute Otter Baby Shower Letterpress Invites

image source: Peekaboo Collective


Vintage Postcard Style Wedding Invitations

November 19th, 2010

I am more than on board with the recent trend in vintage ephemera-inspired wedding invitatons and save the date cards, and these lovely, vintage postcard style wedding invites from Golden Rectangle Press really caught my eye. The one color letterpress invitations feature gorgeous scrollwork frames and type that evoke thoughts of early 20th century society. Love it!

Golden Rectangle Letterpress Vintage Post Card Invitations

Pieces such as direction cards, menus, and programs can be added to Golden Rectangle’s wedding suites, and ink colors can be customized to your needs.

Vintage Ephemera Inspired Letterpress Invitations

Letterpress Vintage Postcard Wedding Invitations

One color letterpress and one color screen printed:

Letterpress and Screen Printed Wedding Invites

image source: Golden Rectangle Press

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