Heidi’s save the date




The Design: I used our initials to create a playful double entendre in the design…both sweet (AH) and practical (A)aron (H)eidi. Hummingbirds are a central theme in our wedding…they are my good luck charm and they symbolize peace, love and happiness! They also harken to our playful spirit and love of nature (our wedding is being held here: http://magc.org/)

The Process: It took SO long to come up with the design and then produce it! Being a designer is a benefit and a curse in this regard. I created the design in illustrator cs3 and printed the cards via gocco (my first gocco project!) Each card had to be printed twice to have the pink stand out against the chocolate brown. The backside features basic information and our wedding website information. I used Paper Source Papaya cover stock, smart carnival chocolate brown envelopes, and custom labels. My color palette is like a peach…features pinks, peaches, a little orange, yellow, right up to the stem…bright green leaf and brown stem!

The Suite: I’m about to get started on the invitation suite soon, but I can tell you that the invites will feature a laser-etched design, akin to Tord Bootjne!!! More to come on that! I am aiming to kickstart my own custom invitation business next year, post wedding.

[images from Heidi]

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  1. Ashley

    How adorable!! It’s got a soft, but fun look!

  2. Natalie

    Where were you able to purchase a gocco machine from?

  3. Spitfiregirl

    I borrowed my gocco from a good friend, but you can buy them here:

    http://www.welshproducts.com/index.php

    don’t believe the hype that they are no longer being made…they are!

  4. Michelle

    so cute! How do you make those custom address labels that are on the envelope? Are they a standard sized label you can buy at the store? I have been looking around and can only find pre-designed ones at Paper Source.

    Thanks!

  5. Spitfiregirl

    thanks michelle!
    i created them in illustrator using just a standard full label sheet.

  6. tina

    These are absolutely adorable!

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