Posted on August 25, 2013

Things are Happenin

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engaged

It has been a quick and busy summer!! Time really does fly and I can’t believe we’re inches away from September. I haven’t blogged much but it’s for a good cause. I’ve been busy with a ton of other things and involving myself in more crafty/creative things outside the internet. (well, kinda but instagram doesn’t count right?) 

engaged

In July, Bryan and I got engaged… it’s very exciting!! Bryan and I have been together since 2008 and living together for about 3 years. We’re both finally done with school and working full time (and then some)  and just overall settled into our lives… in many ways. It couldn’t be a better time to get married. We’re looking at next year…possibly.

Before the weather goes back to dark cold days we wanted to have our engagement party. To me this meant I got to design invitations and PRINT something, but I had no clue what to design!! (this is what happens when a web savvy designer never gets to print anything) I went through google images for inspiration… and came across this custom invitation on zazzle. However, it is a bit pricey… especially considering I can design it myself in illustrator.

Sooo that’s what I did!!! Ok, call me a copycat or whatever you want. But I had no idea what engagement party invitations are supposed to look like. And Bryan and I really liked this design. So I saw it as a challenge to re-create this in illustrator… from scratch.

This is the original:

invite-design

And this is my design (the address isn’t real, btw)

engagement-invitation

I designed it in illustrator and printed through VistaPrint. I got 100 postcard invitations for under $65 printed AND shipped. With envelopes. Interested in having your invitations designed? Let me know: cs @ girloncanvas.com and I’ll work with you to create something special. Then you too can order them on overnight prints!! Hooray!!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Angie August 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Ahh congrats! The engagement party invites are pretty.

  • Reply Amie September 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Congrats on the engagement!! Isn’t it the best knowing that you can look at something and figure out how to recreate it yourself? The invites turned out great!

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