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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Norah's Name

We are waiting for Norah's mom and dad to finish her custom bedding to match, but we wanted to give a sneak peek at our latest project.

For this 5 panel personalized canvas art, we used the toile fabric chosen by her mom to create the letters, hand mixed the pink paint to match the exact shade used in the nursery and trimmed each panel with black and white gingham ribbon to highlight the fabric accents that will be found in her sweet room.

We look forward to showing how well this compliments Norah's nursery, but for now we wanted to give you a look at how well it was used at the baby shower celebrating Norah's upcoming arrival!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Baby Norah

Norah's mommy had a vision: a sweet pink, black and white room for her soon-to-be little girl. When we started brainstorming on how to design her baby shower invitations, the damask pattern immediately came to mind. Here was an inspiration photo:

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We wanted to stay with this classy feel, so to give guests the first taste of the little lady Norah Grace is destined to be, her baby shower invitations stayed true to black, white and baby pink!

These invitations are 8.5" by 5.5" and were housed in a beautiful black envelope with a simple white damask stamp applied to the outside flap. These clients chose to upgrade to a custom envelope liner to match their invitations. We think it adds an added touch of sophistication and personalization and encourage you to pursue this option with your order!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Baby Pierson

I had the privilege to design an order of 75 custom baby shower invitations for soon-to-be baby boy Pierson and his parents, Miranda and Nick. I was excited when I saw my first photo of their choice of bedding, "Team Safari" by Lambs & Ivy. The ideas started forming right away and I was excited to get started! Here was my inspiration photo:
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Here is the finished design! Shown is a 5x7 invitation and our basic envelope with a single stamp on the inner flap.

A lot of love, time and work went in to creating 75 copies of this design.
Each piece was cut from a hand-drawn stencil and detailed by hand-drawn details such as the lion's face, the football lacing and the alligator's eye and star.

Next we hand tied each set and attached a backed "Handmade by Rosalie" tag.

Finally, we framed a special copy for Miranda and Nick. I know from being a mom myself that having a framed version of something as special as your baby's shower invitation is a cherished memento. Every order placed through Handmade by Rosalie comes with an included framed copy of your special design!

We loved working on this project and learned many valuable lessons about perfecting our craft. We hope you give us the opportunity to show you how special a handmade invitation can be!