Tuesday, May 5, 2009

is for Invitations.

We love Invitations. Especially invitations and cards that are handmade. When we were growing up, Rach and I always made handmade cards for our parents on every occasion - and we still do! Time to make a mother's day card! I always thought Rach's cards were better. I still love the handcrafted feel of an invitation. I feel like it is a great way to express your personality. There is something so exciting about getting a real invitation in the mail! After the event you have a tangible reminder of your experience to treasure.

This is an invitation I made for my dad's 70th birthday party. It features a transparency of him on a scooter in Hawaii while he was in the Marines. I have always loved that picture, so I thought it would be a good one to use. What a guy!

I love this handmade save the date by Anna Bond for Rifle Design. It reminds me of this Liberty fabric (below).

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I love everything about this invitation. My dear friend Jill is getting married and we have been talking about invitations. So exciting! We both love the floating banner in images. Especially when they are held up by birds! I love the handwriting and the curtains! This reminds me of the little painted portraits at the end of the movie Emma, so delicate and detailed.

How cute is this dinner menu on lined school paper?
I would love to find something so beautiful at the table!

Another great invitation by Rifle Design!

via RifleDesign
Love the lanterns in the trees! Our grandfather was a sign painter and his work had a great primitive quality. These invitations remind me of that.

Another cute bride and groom with a floating banner!

via White&Wander

Love this nautical invitation by Liam Stevens. The knots are so cute!


  1. Oh, I love invitations and cards....especially as you said, when they are handmade! It is so much more fun to recieve an invitation or card when you know that alot of thought was put into them. Thanks for sharing these fun handmade invitations. I love the card that you made your dad....so cute. The birthday banner that goes across the picture captures the fun of birthdays. I might have to steal this idea for my next birthday card I need to make. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Love the invitations. The blog is chock-full of terrifically beautiful things! Keep up the good work.