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FEATURED EVENT: Ethan's 1st Birthday

Wow, I haven't blogged in so long! I apologize for not keeping up with it and promise to update more in the future! Now that I'm back, I wanted the first post to be our first feature! :)
I was contacted by Lindsey in October to design birthday invitations for her son, Ethan's, 1st Birthday! She had selected a pirate theme and the party was going to be held at Pump It Up! I found these individual cartoon pirate characters and accessories and created little "scenes" to use on the inside and outside of the invitation. Lindsey sent me the wording that she wanted and we paired it with a font that tied it all together! We also aged the ivory paper to give it a treasure map look. The invitations were enclosed in black envelopes that feature aged ivory address labels that featured the same font.
-Lindsey, I had so much fun designing these invitations and I am so glad that Ethan had an amazing 1st birthday! Thank you as always for all of your continued support of Matinae Design Studio! I really appreciate it! :) Thanks for allowing me to "steal" your pictures so that I could feature them!


Here are pictures from the party! Ethan is so cute and look at the adorable cakes Lindsey had at the party - a pirate and a treasure map/pirate hook cake!!!


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