Sunday, March 18, 2012

Candy Party Invitations



Since I do a little free-lance graphic design work, you'd think my kid's birthday invitations would be beautifully designed and special ordered WAY in advance.  What is it they say about the cobbler's kids?  No shoes.  That's right.  Generally, I send out texts or simple emails with the info.  Usually, at the last minute.  This will even happen even if I've been planning the shin-dig for weeks.  Don't know why, but there it is.  The ugly truth.

I promised the kid she could have real, hold-in-your-hand invitations.  Sooo, at the last minute...

It was too late to get them printed properly so I just had them printed two-up at the local copy shop.  Evidently, my color profile didn't match properly with their machines so when I got them home, they looked a little too muted for my tastes.  What to do?  Glitter!  Oh, but I hate glitter.  Wait, that's not entirely true.  I love the look of glitter.  I hate that those shiny little flakes get EVERYWHERE and hang around for months on end.  But I do love the kid and I wanted her invitations to look nice. (aka:  not last-minute-like)

It was a win.  She liked having something to pass out and now, even a month later, I have the glitziest kitchen floor grout in the neighborhood!

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