Friday, 25 January 2013


 I have been loosing sleep lately. Trying to shut my eyes and all I can think about is invitations, invitations, invitations.
Last year about November, I had a lot of free time, and I decided to branch out into matching item products. I have had requests for them forever, but I have never had the desire to do it.
All of a sudden in November I wanted to!
So, These were my first attempts ---------------------------->>

 I listed these on Etsy in November and I crossed my fingers. Low and behold they of course have started selling.
Now, I am having doubts!!!
I am not having doubts, that they are liked. I am just not sure I, Me, Myself like them.
They are pretty awesome, but I love to be different. I noticed (through some research) that most invitations are
styled like this. Flat, A2 or whatever double layered card.

 I then thought or made the assumption that I needed to do the same. Flat, mostly printed invitations that are double layered. It's just not as expressive as I want to be. 
I have always steered away from using printed elements in my shop, because MOST people use that as an option.
I love the printed look, so easy and crisp. However even though I am drawing my own graphics I have no idea how to make them stand out.

So I came up with an idea all of a sudden one night, at about 2am in the midst of my insomnia. 
They don't have to look like this!!!! Why did I feel like I was trapped in a box and being forced to make these when it's so silly to have limitations and rules for an invitation.
So hopefully, You like what I decided was a good idea to do instead.

I took the same designs (based on my cupcake wrappers) that I have made and turned them into large 5x7 invites. No only because this is what I started day dreaming about, but because this is what I have always wanted to do, but was terrified, that no one would like them. 

 They are different, they are die cut, unprofessional, unexpected, and unusual.
Does that make them better? I have no idea, I am hoping you will let me know. I can't decide so I currently have them all listed in my Etsy shop while I ponder them. I have already started drawing more, which I am hoping to list shortly.

Please let me know your opinions on which layout you are more fond of. 

1) 5x7 Flat Card Invites (at the top)
2) 5x7 Die Cut Invites ------------------->>

Leave a comment and let me know!!!
I am looking forward to hearing from you

 PS. I vote for the die cut :)

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  1. i vote for die cut as well! Spread your wings abd go for it.

  2. Very cool die cut invites and I like your Valentine wrappers too. Keep up the great work, Tricia

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