Getting Creative

I majored in Graphic Communications in college and have always enjoyed graphic design and editing. Since I don’t get to do much design work at my current job I like to get creative and do things myself every chance I get.

Save the Date

save the date!

This is a 5 x 7 flat card, printed on flat matte paper and mailed in an envelope.  I always use White House Custom Colour for my printing.  They have tons of paper and finishing options, do great work and I love their packaging!

I edited the photo (cropping and changed to black and white) in Photoshop and laid out the text in InDesign.  I used all sorts of different fonts, a few basic graphics, an engagement photo and included all the necessary info in a little story.


My father-in-law retired then turned 60 just a few weeks later.  Mark and I decided to throw him a surprise birthday/retirement party.  The theme was easy – The Beatles.  Everything centered around The Beatles.  The invitations were titles of Beatles songs.

Steve's Beatles Invitation

Click here to read all about The Beatles themed Retirement/Birthday party we threw my father in law. 

Engagement Party

My parents threw Mark and I a Fall/Tailgate themed engagement party shortly after we got engaged.  My parents did everything for the party but they did let me design the invitations!

engagement party invite

Our wedding colors were pink, so I had to add a pop of pink to the football!

New Address/Holiday Cards

Since we moved right before the holidays I decided to combine our new address announcements with our holiday cards. I think they turned out pretty cute and got the point across!

Holiday Wishes front Holiday Wishes Back

Now maybe people will stop calling for our new address!

I designed this card in Photoshop (even thought something like this should be done on indesign, I don’t care I just love Photoshop!).  If I’m not doing the printing myself, I’ll order from White House Custom Colour.  I wanted these cards to be cut to the rounded rectangular shape so I chose one of their boutique templates.  These cards were flat and printed 5×7 on Premium Matte paper.


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