Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mad For Invitations

One of my favorite parts of planning a party is creating the invitation. So I was thrilled to have the chance to design the invite for my friend's upcoming Mad Men-themed bash.

I started with a little early 60s chic... 


Added a little René Gruau...

And voilà! The illustration...

I knew I wanted to pull in a cocktail theme... So decided to mix in a cocktail shaker...

...Created some tags for them with another little illustration, attaching them with some coral and white twine.

For the cards, I placed the illustration on a coral backer on top of lime green stock and chose navy font for the inner message. 

And there you have it! I gave the hostess the original illustration, and sent the rest of them on their merry way... And I'm now I think I'm ready for a cocktail!

What's your favorite part of planning a party?


  1. O my god you are so creative! Love everything!

  2. My favorite part of planning the party is the planning, but the memories that live on are truly the best. What wonderful artwork, mad for it!

  3. That is such an awesome invitation card! Love it! It's so nice to get something that was actually hand made.

  4. This is wonderful I love what you created with your theme party. I usually concentrate too much on the menu. These touches are so fun!

    Art by Karena

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  5. Wow, you did such an amazing job! Gorgeous!

    - Sarah

  6. Love it - the party starts before you even get there. I would definitely be looking forward to coming as soon as I opened that pretty invite!!

  7. Absolutely love the illustrations..what a talent!!
    You know as soon as you open the invitation it's going to be a fun night ~

  8. Brilliant!... That is one cool theme ♥

  9. Wow, jealous of everyone that gets these in the mail...seriously!

  10. You are so talented! These are beautiful, I think I would frame it if I received on. Very impressive. Cheers!

  11. What a great idea! Looks like so much fun :)

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  12. Super snazzy I bet it was a wonderful occasion too!

    x Felicity

  13. Visiting from Happy Homemaker UK. I don't think that I have ever planned a party. I mean one that didn't involve telling people a couple of hours ahead of time.

  14. I love your illustration - the invite is fabulous! I also enjoyed your water color of the solstice - am working on one of my own right now!



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