I have not lost my love for design. Although I spend most of my time refining my craft as a photographer, particular projects inspire me to switch gears and create something visual without a camera. For my 30th birthday invitations I wanted to take the time to design something new. I decided to celebrate the event with a pop up gallery the invitation also needed to be simple and easy to understand. I ruminated on invitation ideas for a while. Finally I decided to play with the fact that past your 30th birthday you are “suppose” to start lying about your age. I included two numbers, different combinations, since I thought if I was to lie about my age it should be a good one. 21? 75? 45? You name it.
I collaborated with Margaret Sanford of Nightingale Handmade to create the finished 30th birthday invitation. She did all of the printing, assembly, spray painting, addressing and mailing. Can I tell you how amazing it was to not worry about any of those steps? It was amazing. No really, it was so amazing. We had a trip to New Mexico and I’m fairly certain they would not have even made it out the door (or I wouldn’t have made it on the plane) if I had tried to do it all. The number cards were printed on vellum for the opacity and the invite card was on a medium weight cover stock. Since I know Margaret well enough, I know that she knows paper and I can trust her recommendation. On top of that, she was willing to carry out my idea of spray painting the invitations to add some color + sparkle, and did so beautifully.
The final 30th birthday invitation was three separate cards, stacked on top of each other yet slightly showing through, and held together with a printed belly band. Take a look at the finished pieces and can someone please use Margaret’s Vintage Inspired Save the Date Postcards?