Thursday, November 11, 2010

Make a cute favor label the cheaters way...

Well, not cheating really. Those of us who are designers feel a moral obligation to come up with something totally original for everything we do. Or we feel like we have to design the bejeezus out of every surface of our event. That motivation certainly keeps me inspired but are there times when you should take it easy a little? Here is a great idea from Victoria at City Cradle. She used simple notecards from the dollar section to embellish these adorable treat boxes. The colors are right, the pattern is right and it works perfectly with the styled event. By the way, you should also take a look at this entire post on a "Playdate by the sea". It's amazing. I can't even find the time to make a phone call for a playdate much less create a scene like this one, but I say that with all due respect and no bitterness at all. Every moment is one we can style and take care of isn't it? I admire that good stuff.

Back to this label concept. So, who's to say you can't do this with some cool wrapping paper you've got on hand? This would work for your wedding favors too or a simple hand made card for a friend. If you like the image, then use it! Don't get caught up in the personalization of it. Even though there is nothing wrong with personalizing things like this, sometimes it's refreshing to NOT have your monogram plastered all over everything. Use this chance to bring in a pop of color or a change of pace like using a more quirky design in an austere setting. This isn't cheating, you're just not reinventing the wheel if you don't have to. Keep your eyes open and your design sense loose and you just might find a gem in that dollar bin...

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