Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Marlene!

Yet another unique personalized birthday card for Angel, a repeat customer! Since the birthday girl's invites were a dark red, I used the Bazzil Bling cardstock for her 15th birthday card, and accented it with the daisies. Nothing like a personalized birthday card. Happy Sweet 15, Marlene!

Christina and Alexis -- Destination: Hawaii!

Another destination wedding! Tina is getting married in Hawaii early next year and wanted to name each table after different cities and islands in Hawaii. Her color is Turquoise, and we used chocolate shimmer as the base. Aloha and Congrats, Christina and Alexis!

With this set, I had made the ribbons too long (accidentally), so when I tied the bow, it came out looking like this below, hanging towards the bottom as opposed to my usual "straight up" to the side, but I thought this looked so cute, I will be using this style for all my future flat table numbers... They are easily changeable to lay to the side if you want... As soon as I find a vendor, I will be adding little easels to my inventory, so that brides can purchase them directly from me to avoid the hassle of finding them on their own, or having their venue provide them...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HOLIDAY SALE this Weekend!!

I'm having a sale on my Personal Notecard Sets This Friday through Sunday! Buy any one set and receive an extra 2 notecards FREE!!!! Visit my shop at and make your purchase! Spend more than $30 (on greeting cards & notecards), and receive FREE SHIPPING!!!!

This is Marley, GE Designs' mascot. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Karen's Wedding: Chicago meets NY

Karen will be having a destination wedding in Florida, but wanted to create a theme for her guests that came from all over the country. Karen and her fiance are from Chicago and New York, so she wanted to use landmarks from each city to bring them together in the reception...

Karen will have the card below at her candy buffet table...

And she asked for 14 large oval tags to hang on the candy jars as labels. She opted to fill in the candy names herself. These measure at 3.5" x 1.5 ".

Karen's feedback (from etsy): "A+++ seller! So easy and pleasant to work with! The table names and candy buffet sign turned out perfect - love it! They will be awesome for my wedding. Thanks again Giselle!"

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ann and Kyle: Pretty In Pinks Part 3

Here are Ann's Programs! Actually, I'm still working on getting the last of these put together. We're down to the wire, but I WILL have these done by tomorrow, I know it! I just had time this morning to take pics of a stack of them for Ann to see their progress. These are the LARGE booklet style programs that hold 3 folded pages, which means she has 12 pages of text (the last page has their picture). The large booklets measure at 8.5" X 5.5" (half page letter page). Ann opted to use a photo of her and Kyle for the front cover instead of a monogram (which I usually do) or names. The text is printed in black on linen cream paper. I always try to use this type of paper for the programs, because I feel like linen give it a more elegant touch.

And here are her placecards. I had sent her 3 designs in a sample packet, and she liked them all so much, she decided to use all three. So we have the dual cardstock look, and two ribbon variations.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ann and Kyle: Pretty In Pinks Part 2

The next phase of Ann and Kyle's wedding package, are their table numbers and their seating chart. Ann and her mom came up with the unique theme of using WORDS that describe relationships & marriage, then including their dictionary meanings underneath. Soooo cute.

Here is the picture of Ann's Seating Chart. I created this for her and sent her the pdf file to be printed in both 11X17 and 26 X 30 sizes. She'll be taking it to her local printer to print and display.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ann and Kyle: Pretty In Pinks

Ann and Kyle's big day is coming up soon! November 29th! A weekend we're all looking forward to -- I know I can't wait for the extra days off! Till then, I have the honor of creating all of Ann's programs, favor tags, placecards AND the table numbers. I'm having fun, and I'm getting it done one group at a time... I finished the favor tags today, and thought I'd start posting the pics!
Ann's colors are light pink, hot pink, and black. We couldn't decide which pink to go with for which element of the paper goods, so she opted to just combine all the colors in the elements of each piece...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Vanda and Felix

Vanda ordered not just 3, but 4 monograms for her wedding with Felix. She asked for light pink with accents of chocolate brown and maybe some butterflies. I loved working with her because she had pictures of items that expressed the colors she wanted, so I could match them to her logos.

Thanks Vanda!

Vanda's feedback (from Etsy): "Excellent Service and beautiful work! Giselle is talented, quick to respond and worked one-on-one to create the perfect monogram brilliantly incorporating all the finicky details I requested of her. I couldn't be happier with the final product.She gets a double thumbs up from me!THANK YOU!"

Culinary Catering Company - Business Card design

Peggy (the owner of Culinary Catering Company) came to me, via a referral (Thanks, Jill!), to design her logo and her business card. Her style is very chic and simple, so after a few ideas I threw at her, we came up with the chocolate/champagne look below.

Since there were 3 C's in the company name, I had a little fun designing some possible logos.

And you can't have a catering company design without a cooking tool! Just thought it would be cute to have a whisk, whisking the letter C in the background...