Friday, August 27, 2010

Picnic themed 1st bday bash

i was told, people nowadays dont send out real invitations for a birthday party anymore. 1st birthday party for a cutest girl with the chubbiest cheeks needs a real invitation! she had a watermelon swimsuit and a watermelon dress picked out by her aunties, so the theme was set on summer picnic pool party.

nothing screams picnic louder and clearer than red and white gingham tablecloth overlay with kraft paper, so i created the whole birthday package with them, including invitation, thank you cards and favor tags.

wrapped the classic red and white gingham fabric around a cardstock before layering the printed kraft cardstock.

doesnt it look just like a miniture picnic table?

"1 in a melon" is just perfect for the occasion!

same style watermelon took center stage again in the thank you cards, kept the design simple and focus on the watermelon keeping the gingham pattern out. 

favor tags made with kraft paper and a watermelon sticker, each of them was tied to a 16oz picnic drinking mason jar with a piece of red and white gingham fabric, it also serves as a name tag for the guests.

Monday, August 16, 2010

PaperieSheep Market Place is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!

Much thanks to those who love my work, your wish is my command: A market place for paper goods developed by PaperieSheep is now open for business! Please visit my shop on! For those who do not find the goods you love in my shop, please send me a message, I will be more than happy to create a custom listing just for you!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

yellow and grey, LOVE LOVE LOVE

i absolutely love the color yellow, and when paired with grey, LOVE! so when it comes to my own wedding, no doubt yellow and grey will be the color (and white plus a touch of black).

i loved all the little details we had at the wedding, because almost every little details were handmade!

in this picture were my precious daughter and groom, she wore a yellow tutu that was hand tied by her mother. she was meant to be pulled down the aisle in a radio flyer wagon, but she refused to sit in it right before walking down the aisle, so her father held her in his arms.

to keep the backdrop as the focal point, i kept the ceremony location simple, only tree branch arch at the alter and yellow pomanders next to the aisle.

for the reception, we love long tables for the casual feel instead of the formal round tables. a handful of umbrella were placed to create more than just shade, but also a backyard outdoor dinner atmosphere. a grey table runner with black detail was strategically placed to pull all arrangements on the table together. all floral arrangements were in different shades of yellow, it stood out againt the darker grey and the white linen.

 i love mixing different materials, having all these rich yellow fabric pomanders was so much more fun than floral ones. i love seeing all the facial expressions on my guests' faces when they realized it was made with fabric. one most wowing fact about the pomander was, each petal was hand cut and hand pinned. 

other than floral arrangements and votive candles, wine glasses were turned into votive lamps when covered by lamp shades made with various patterned cardstock in black and white, the trims were heavily dusted with black coarse glitter. 

favors boxes were stacked into a cake tower, topped with a paper 3D model of objects corresponding to the table name were put together then placed on a bed of moss served as both a cake topper for the favor cake and table name.

escort cards had simple organic bubble design, to reflect the celebration!

a framed table map with all the objects corresponding to the table names was displayed at the sign-in table, guests can easily identify which table they are being seated at. 

a handful of beverage menus were displayed around the bars and cocktail tables, i like the contrast between the bold and bright design and the small print.

our must have for the reception - market bulbs! love love love the ambience it created, cozy and happy, reminded me of a backyard party in some small italian town :)