Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Luck of the Irish Centerpiece

With the first Notre Dame Football game just a few days away
thought it an appropriate time to share a centerpiece we did
for St. Patrick Day titled
"Luck of the Irish"
Let's hope that the Notre Dame football team finds
the pot of gold under the goal post this season.

We created our centepiece by custom cutting the words
Luck of the Irish, the rainbow and the shamrock out of
styrofoam, then painting each piece and glittering them
A plastic bowl was spray painted gold and filled with
gold coins that spilled over the bowl.
A custom cut picture of a leprechaun was mounted onto
heavy cardstock and he was suspended from the pot of gold.
A gold coin was placed in his hand.
Hope you enjoy!

We have several other festive centerpieces on our site at:

Go Irish!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Special Halloween Discount on any Designstoyou Order

In celebration of our new website:

we are offering a special discount on any order placed
just mention you saw this add on our blog for 10% off
and if you become a fan on our facebook page


add another 5% discount
There are several designs to choose from and it doesn't have to be
a halloween design to get the discount, it can be:
a baby design, baby shower, graduation, birthday, special event, bridal shower,
what ever the event you get to enjoy this special Halloween treat,
best part you don't have to do a trick!

You can design your own card on the designstoyou site or
we can design it for you, all you have to do is let us know the
wording you want and email us the name of the card and
we will do the rest. We will send you a paypal invoice and once
that goes thru we work on your card. Please feel free to email
if you have any questions.
We will send you a proof and once you ok the proof,
we print your order up and it's on it's way to you.
Whether we do the layout or you do on the designstoyou site
 it's a great deal!

Happy trick or treating!

p.s. If you are already a fan on our facebook page you will get the extra discount too!

Fan Style Peacock wedding program, table numbers, menu card, food cards, thank you cards

Peacock feathers are becoming more and more popular as a theme for weddings. In some traditions the peacock is a symbol of good luck.
The above fan style program cover shows a peacock with it's feathers fully expanded and makes for a beautiful cover. We kept with the color theme for the wedding and colorized the photo so that is was only in the peacock blue tones with gold accents.

Each page of the program had a single feather as a watermark.
The program opened like a fan, and in a way resembled the way a peacock
fans it's feathers.

The program consisted of the cover page, intro page, ceremony page,
wedding party and then a thank you page.

A tent style menu card was placed on each table. Because there were 2 different
nationalities of foods being served the couple wanted their guests to be famaliar with
what was being served so we needed a rather large card for all the information to fit.
A watermark of a peacock filled the background of the card. This card was then
mounted to a royal blue metallic backcard that was folded to create the tent formation.

Tall thin table number cards were created with a pair of peacocks prominently standing
which made for a great focal point. Again the card was backed with the royal blue
metalic paper which created the tent formation.

Small tent style cards were placed at the various food station indicating
the food choices. Each card color coordinated with the blues and peacock feather.

And, finally, the thank you cards with a single peacock feather
carrying out this theme.

There are lots of options with using peacock feathers and as well as other feathers.
Let us know if we can create something special for you.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Custom Cut Shell Shaped Wedding Program

Our bride wanted a wedding program in the shape
of a sea shell.
Printed on a shimmery gold metallic card stock
this program shimmered as if it were a real shell.
The cover design was custom cut as were each of the pages inside
in the shape of a sea shell.
The wording was laid out to fit the shape of the pages.
The program was held together by a sage green bow
that looped through holes that were punched
at the top of each page.

We love it when we can get creative.
Let us create a fun program for you.
See more at:

45 record menu booklet and 45 & 33 record centerpiece

Drexel University Alumuni Weekend,
Rock 'n Remember was the theme.
This menu card surely got Rockin' raves.
Created using an actual 45 record for the cover.
The original record label was removed and
replaced with a custom label that was the
 logo for this event.
The center hole of the record was filled in
with the image of the logo
so that it matched the label.
The record lifted up and inside
the drink menu was printed on
heavy white card stock that was attached
to the 45 record.

Designs by Ginny also got to create a really fun centerpiece using 45 and 33 records.
The original labels were removed from the records and a custom label was created using the event logo in various colors of teal, hot pink and purple carrying thru the colors of the event.
A clear plastic tube held up the top portion of the centerpiece while supporting white mini lights for a special effect.
The base of the centerpiece was a 33 record with mylar tissue in the hot pink, purple and teal colors as accents as well as at the top of the centerpiece.
Onion grass in the coordinating colors added extra appeal to the top of the centerpiece.

Designs by Ginny was excited to create these fun centerpiece and would love to create something fun for you as well.
Please check out more of our work at: http://www.designsbyginny.com/

Deep tones of burnt orange and deep golden yellow lilies wedding invitation

Beautiful fall shades of burnt orange, dark red and a deep golden yellow lilies
along with the scroll design of the same shades make this invitation just pop.
Backer cards of a heavy metallic card stock in the burnt orange and dark red
add extra drama bordering this design, adding depth and character.
A matching response (postcard size) card and additional info card
completed the wedding ensemble all printed on heavy smooth white card stock.

The outer envelope carried the scroll and flower design
in the upper left corner. Custom addressing completed
the look for an outstanding looking envelope.
The design was also carried to the inside of the envelope
with a custom lining which also featured the couples names.

Truly an unique and custom invitation ensemble created specifically with the brides taste in mind.

Custom thank you cards complete this wedding ensemble.

To make the task of sending out thank yous a little easier
we printed a personal note from the bride and groom
on the inside of the thank you cards.

Each bride we work with has their own personal tastes
and we do our best to bring their personalities into the look of their invitations.
It is their day to shine. The invitation sets the tone for their special day
and should be something that reflects their personality and style.

Please check out more of our custom designs at:

Orange and pink large flowers wedding invite with vellum overlay

This colorful wedding invitation is sure to get attention.
Bold colors of orange and pink were used to create this unique one-of-a-kind invitation.
A custom pattern of hawaiian flowers was printed on a clear vellum for the cover using shades of deep pink and orange.
The wedding invitation wording was printed on a deep orange metallic heavy cardstock. Black ink was used for the main wording and the couples names were highlighted in a bold pink.
A custom cut flower with the couples monogram was attached to a white satin ribbon with faux silver rhinestones for added pizzazz and wrapped around the vellum cover.
The response card was printed on the orange metallic and a polka dot border was added creating more interest. This card was cut to postcard size so it could be mailed without an envelope for the postcard rate. The return address was printed on the backside.
The custom flower was also printed on the outer envelope completing this custom invitation.

Let us create something personal and unique for you.

Fan Style Wedding Program, with brown and pink polka dots

For this outside wedding, Designs by Ginny created this fun style wedding fan program.

The main color theme for this wedding was browns and pinks. We printed a chocolate brown and soft pink polka dot border creating a fan program. The couples monogram was the focal point on the cover page with an outline of a chinese parasol, ( a component of the wedding).
This program had more than the usual number of pages as they wanted their guests to be famaliar with all the activites as you will see they had garden games page and a photo booth page.
The couple also wanted the guests to know their selection of foods and an menu page was also added.
The fan was held together by a satin ribbon.

We can create a fan style program with your theme and colors in mind.
Please check us out at: http://www.designsbyginny.com/

Wedding fan style program in browns,pinks & cremes with bird motif

This fun fan program was created for a summer wedding.
Shades of pinks fill the flowes, while the silhoute of birds are outlined in dark brown,
printed on a heavy creme smooth cardstock.
There are 5 pages to this program:
cover-introductory page
wedding ceremony
2- wedding party
thank you & in memory
A brown and pink polka dot ribbon was used to hold the pages together.

Complimentary Table Number Cards and Placecards were also created.
At Designs by Ginny we work with you on an individual basis so that we can create
printed pieces that coordinate with the look and theme of your wedding.
We design for you in mind.
We don't have a library of books
that you pick from and only limited to 
rather we design each piece specifically for you.

We are very conscious of the economic climate today
and strive to offer a quality product at affordable prices.
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