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Cathy’s Belated Birthday Gift

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Cathy’s Belated Birthday Gift

I’m a new business owner. Which means that I am cash poor and working for next to nothing. So I don’t really need to explain why everyone I know is getting print materials for their birthdays this year. Cathy and I have been talking about some fun matchy-smatchy print stuff for her since my visit in April so I wanted to really go for it for her gift. Here’s how it ended up…

I started with the logo she uses for her super cool Women’s Program called, “image.” (It’s taken from Ephesians 2:10…We are God’s masterpiece!) Here’s her logo:

Image logo

I used it to select the colors I would use so that she can always use her cards for her image events if she wants. Once I had the colors, I created this funny half-star-like image:

starThen I got to work. I made several different items all using this as the basic image.

Cathy Printables

It took me, erm, a bit longer than I anticipated to get it all together. But it was super fun putting it all together. One of my goals for this year is to try to gather a few items like this to show customers in the future. If we can use samples I’ve already created it will be pretty affordable for both of us!

What say you? Any items you’d want to see included?

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Hand Lettering Fun

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Hand Lettering Fun

One of my goals this year was to practice my lettering. Does that make me sound like I’m in fourth grade? I’ve had a long love affair with print and text and fonts and lettering so it’s always been in the back of my mind to do something fun with it. I’m not really sure what that will look like…addressing wedding invitations or creating prints. I’ve done a tiny bit of both and would love to do more but it’s one of those things that I always mean to do and then never take the time. This year I’ve set out to intentionally practice my lettering.

So when Kitty asked me to design the print materials for her women’s event I thought that was a perfect chance. She wanted something gray and gold. She wanted it to be simple and girly, on trend, and maybe something with laurel leaves. Here’s what we came up with…beginning with the first sketched lettering and then the full suite of print materials.

Holiness Print Suite

The finished project included: a poster (pictured at the top of the page,) invitation cards, tickets, prayer request cards, name tags, evaluations, note paper, conference booklets (not pictured) and verse cards (two samples pictured.) I hand lettered the words for the verse cards and the main “holiness.” So fun. I was thrilled to indulge two hobbies (lettering and design) and support a ministry I believe in at the same time. Doesn’t get much better than that!