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Can you feel it?

The best part about mailed invitations is that they are real, they are personal. The whole experience of getting something addressed to you individually is amazing and underrated... opening the seal of an envelope, running your hand over the textured paper, feeling the silkiness of the satin ribbons, and the most magical moment when it is placed under a magnet on your refrigerator. I may get a little carried away, but isn't that kind of how it feels? 

Anyone opening their mailbox to find something other than junk mail or bills gets excited, and it is not the same excitement as opening your e-mail. Because, at the top of that e-vite is a list of all the people it was sent to, or worse... you were blind copied! Is it really that personal to paste a contact list into an email? Or do you feel a little more special when that person knows where you live and took time to address one envelope just for you? 

I digress... My point was that this was one of my most challenging invitations to make because I wanted the experience of getting it to be special. I have seen the use of lace as an image on invitations before, but to me that's just teasing you. You go to touch it and it isn't real... you actually knew it wasn't real and you still touched it. (don't feel bad it happens to all of us)  I wanted to make an invite that used real lace. Something you could touch and feel. So what better time to use lace than on a bachelorette party invite!? All of her friends knew the date and had already set aside time to go on this adventure, but I think sending the invite is a pleasant surprise for each guest. Plus they are just too cute!

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That's the Ticket! (10 days to Spring)

I remember when I was five my mom threw me a birthday party at the zoo. Cupcakes, balloons, even a little snake holding! Obviously I had other birthday parties leading up to this moment, but this was my first "invite" birthday where the guests weren't just my family, but some were even my friends. Back in the day you would pick a cute invite, fill in the blanks and maybe get some napkins and plates to match it so you could convince yourself there was a theme you were following. 

There is a whole new level to party throwing nowadays, thanks to Pinterest! I've gotten more and more requests for birthday party invitations and each one has its own inspiration. Recently I completed one of my favorites so far. A two year old "first class" train ride ticket to what is destined to be an awesome birthday party! We used a blue and red combo for the design and then carried it all the way through to the personalized envelopes. They turned out so perfect that I started to get a little jealous.

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10 Days to Spring
Todays Weather
High 67
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