Archive | September, 2012

Printable table number flags in store now!

25 Sep

In my Etsy store now are printable table number flags! Available in pink & cream stripe or black and white stripe, both match the love nest 1 & 3 printable invitation sets and mini food & beverage flags to have your wedding/engagement/party set and themes up ready to go!

Below are a few cute and different ideas for escort cards and table numbers for you to check out, all of them are so simple and chic and so easy to do yourself!

Why not name each table after a place rather than a number, taken from jesseleake.com photography

Using old scrabble pieces to spell out the numbers from The Knot

I love the gorgeous flower arrangement adorning this great timber boarding, with the escort cards hanging in between taken from Apple Brides Photo taken by Jessamyn Harris

Tie a handmade tag to a mason jar, this can also double as a keepsake, from the Knotty Bride

Let your guests take their first drink to the table with this fresh idea from Martha Stewart

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Mini food & beverage flags available online

19 Sep

Sometimes you just need that extra something to make your tasty goodness treats speak at your party or event, or just another little something to run with the theme of the whole day. An easy way is add mini food & beverage flags to your treats and drinks!

Available online are the Love Nest 1 & 3 design mini food & beverage flags as printables! These flags match with the Love Nest Wedding/engagement invitation sets and the Love Nest table numbers also available in my store.

Check it out! x

Julie’s Kitchen Tea

10 Sep


Leading up to a wedding there are many wonderful opportunities to get together with family friends and if you are the bride to be, great opportunities to spend some extra time with your girlfriends and the females in the family, to just have a down right ‘girly’ day or night. One of those is a Kitchen tea… I looked up the history of a kitchen tea, and found these interesting facts taken from the sandiehudson blogspot. I like the last one the best!

  • This wedding tradition evolved from Holland when a father disapproved of his daughter’s choice and the villagers gathered to “shower” her with the dowry her father refused.
  • In some communities today, a “trousseau tea” is held before the wedding. This “ladies only” social gathering is a way to show off all the bride’s new things not just gifts, but lingerie, clothing items, personal items everything but the wedding costume.
  • Bridal showers were meant to strengthen the ties between the bride and her friends, provide her moral support, and help her prepare for her marriage.

For more interesting facts of where many wedding traditions have originated visit sandiehudson blogspot

I had the pleasure of designing custom invites and recipe cards for Julie’s Kitchen Tea which was held last weekend. This design was created purely for Julie’s Kitchen Tea, one of her bridesmaids, asked for a custom design based on one of my previous birthday/baby shower invitation designs but suited for a kitchen tea in custom colours.

I loved drawing up and adding the ‘kitcheny’ items such as the whisk and oven mitt, and putting together the matching recipe cards. Once I had put this design up online, it became crazy popular and have since created many invitation packs and printables in various colour combinations for clients.

Julie’s bridesmaids organised a gorgeous day for the bride to be, and they sent me some pictures of the day for me to share. What a wonderful job they did, and I only wish Julie a ton of love, laughs and happiness for her big day! x

If you are after a custom design for your party, doesn’t matter where in the world you are, drop me an email and say Hi, let me know what you are thinking and I can provide you with a free quote and different options that best suit your needs!

muskaelvis@gmail.com

Also check out my Instagram account which I update frequently with new and previous designs, new ideas and everything in between @muskaelvis

Happy Father’s Day

2 Sep

It’s that time of year again, and this Father’s Day was extra special as it was the Mister’s very first one. Lil M wanted to make sure it was awesome for her Daddy, so taking after her mother and father she came up with some crafty ways to celebrate it!

Firstly she wanted to wear something today that expressed her love for Daddy, and so that when she woke up that morning and Daddy said good morning, he would be greeted with her special message. Which he certainly did!

Then she went about putting the same message die-cut onto kraft card, with a fluro backing – Lil M is too young to used a scalpel blade, so I had to do this one – on her direction of course! If you have read many of my previous post, hand made cards to each other are our fav and the only way to go, we love trying to come up with new ideas for each other!

And for her main gift, she chose a picture that was taken while she was still in hospital only 5 days old, asleep in Daddy’s hands, as she thought that this pic really summed up the two of them perfectly and had it printed onto gorgeous stone and wood by OnStone in Melbourne where each panel is made from used materials that were destined for landfill, creating something beautiful…

Of course the Mister loved all of his gifts, and was so surprised at how much Lil M could do and get up to during the week especially for a 6 month old, who only just learnt to roll and sit up!

Happy Father’s Day to all of those fathers out there, I hope you’ve been able to have an awesome day with your families! xxx