Friday, June 24, 2011

Destination ARUBA....Save The Date

For this save the date design I actually have Facebook to thank for it, Kristin went to middle school with one of my high school friends and the day the friend request was accepted Kristin was able to see one of my blog postings prompting her to email me. I think everyone can agree that the world just got a whole lot smaller thanks to Facebook.

I met with Kristin and her mom in January to start the design process, the minute I heard she was getting married on a beach that actually had flamingos on it I knew we would be using a flamingo somewhere! Kristen wanted her save the dates to be fun which is why we chose to use the flamingo and of course glitter it too!  We went with a stunning matte blue card stock for the backer, actually named Aruba then used a white linen card stock for the invite and envelope. It made sense to use a flat 4x5 card because a good amount of her save the dates would be going to Canada and Scottland, postage is based on weight by keeping it lighter helps to keep the cost to mail it more reasonable. This job also signified another first for's the first time one of my designs would be sent internationally..........really starting to feel like a big kid now!

When it came time to build the flamingo I actually went to the website of the wedding location, I wanted to make sure the flamingo I designed was 100% accurate. I used two colors of glitter for the flamingo, clear for the wing and black for the beak. We continued the use of the flamingo on the return address and for the custom stamps. I LOVE this design it totally works and sets the tone for a truly fabulous upcoming wedding:) Next up, the wedding invitations........stay tuned!


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