it’s the holiday season! which means many people around the world are rushing to get their holiday greeting cards in the mail and on their way to loved ones. as i mentioned before, i originally began selling the cards i personally made for myself to send, and this year i’m using these from my Etsy shop. take a look below to see how i personalized the simple minimal holiday cards.
on both my etsy and creema shops, i feature a number of greeting cards. i originally decided to print and sell extras of the cards i wanted to send to friends and family. the most recent of them are the congratulations cards, which with the wave of newborns amongst my closest loved ones, i have made good use of. today, i want to introduce to you samples of how i’ve used my own greeting cards.
this one features a family of stuffed octopi figures that my friend ordered on etsy for her wedding cake toppers (then for their baby later). i apologize that i can’t credit the etsy seller who made these figures, since i’m not sure who it is, but if anybody knows, i am more than happy to credit the seller so please email me!
infinite happy birthday’s for my mother ／ 母へひたすらハッピーバースデー
flower bouquet for my bestie who moved overseas ／ 海外に引っ越した友人へ、絵の花束
before i know it, it’s already the end of august. and it seems, in tokyo, fall has peeped in and given us a sneak peak of the season to come! that said, with all the work going on, my blog was on a little bit of a summer break. so much creativity and major projects happened within the last few weeks, i wish i could tell y’all ALLLL about it!! but that would be a lot of telling, so i’ll start off with showing a couple of things today.
[[ i added a couple photos of this year’s summer memories! ENJOY! ／ 今年の夏の思い出の写真と共にご覧ください〜⭐︎ ]]
last week, my cousin got married in the states. unfortunately, i couldn’t be there, but i made sure to have a part of me present for the wedding (no, no body parts). i was able to gather some information from his sister about their theme and colors. some key words were: succulents, coral, natural.
photo credit: my cousin (sister of the groom) [ the gift ] upcycled wood wedding board with custom name and date.
i was able to find a place that could laser print my design into the wood. after using it for the wedding reception, it can have a place in their new home together! [ プレゼント ] 廃材になる木材にレーザー印刷でデザインしたネームと日付を印刷してもらいました。
today for #tbt #fbf, i introduce the final piece of the illustrated wedding invitations! the envelope and postage stamp.
今日の #tbt #fbf は、イラスト風招待状シリーズの最終で、封筒をご紹介します！料金別納表示を特別にデザインいたしました。
working on this project, i had learned for the first time that designing an original postage stamp was even possible! how sweet is having your own wedding postage stamp?? my clients were so thrilled with how it turned out. when they took it to the post office, the postman even complimented them!
with this, i’ll be taking a break from posting the #tbt #fbf wedding series. in the meantime, i’ll be blurbing here and there, so please come by and check it out! 🙂
これを持って、しばらく #tbt #fbf の ウェディングシリーズをお休みします。他の作品のご紹介やブログも書いていきますので、是非是非見にいらしてください⭐︎
often times i see invitations that use the map straight off of a venue’s website. which is fine, but it doesn’t always match the theme of the invite itself and just doesn’t seem to fit in. it’s very simple to re-work a map and i really believe that this attention to such a minor detail will take an invitation set to a different level.
for this access card, i spent a lot of time reproducing the Guggenheim House in digital illustration form. it is somewhat monotonous, but so much fun (for me at least!) to repeatedly draw lines and shapes evenly. call me crazy, but it’s so therapeutic! 🙂
when starting the design process for wedding invitations, sometimes i may start with all the pieces altogether from the get go, but this time i started with the invite itself to set the tone of the entire set. to tie in with the save the date, i continued the series with illustrated elements.
hi world!! it’s that time of week! #tbt #fbf post this week, is in continuation of the save the date from last week. for the wedding invitation we decided to concentrate on a warm hand-drawn feel with more food and drink elements. today i want to show you the overall look and introduce up-close views in the following weeks.
[ wedding invitation set ] access map | introducing the venue r.s.v.p post card invitation with details on back envelope with personalized postage paid stamp
personalized wine label band with their names
with any of my wedding items, the bride and groom are fully involved in the design process. i make sure to include as many of their requests in the final product. this series is also one of those, and it is my pleasure and honor to be able to provide something that helps them share their dreams with their family and friends.