05 September 2010

Recent Creations } 50's Inspired Invite | Part 1

I have been waiting to share this invite forever!! Since it was a surprise party and all ... I had to wait until after the party to share it's fabulousness. I had the pleasure of being a guest at the party, soooo in Part 2 of this post I'll share some pics from the event. :)

This 50's inspired invite, with an actual vinyl 45 included, has to be one of my all time favorite invitations to date. Inspired by the 50's themed event put on to celebrate a 60th birthday party by two of my long time friends & loyal clients.

The 45's can actually be ordered silent with no music or with music on them!! How sweet is that?? Like, any music!!!

In keeping with the theme and era, our color palette was red, pink, turquoise ... with touches of black and white.

We created a custom addressing band for the outside of the envelope. The addressing band wrapped around to the back where the return address was located. Sometimes addressing on dark color envelopes is tricky and a band like this is a fun alternative. I use addressing bands like this a lot on mailer box invitations, too!

One of my fav parts of this invite has to be the little peep-hole center where you can see through to the little label on the 45 - love how it worked as part of the whole design and apart. Divine!

Now that things are slowing down just a little here at SJD, we're getting back to sharing the amazing projects that have been keeping us up burning the midnight oil.


  1. Wow - LOVE it. You are SO creative. I would love to share this post on my blog as well!

  2. I love them! I will be contacting you soon!! :)