Modern save the dates

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The beginning of the week I parted with these magnetic save the dates. Modern, simple, bold and eye catching was the brief, along with the colour scheme of orange, black and white. Apart from their beauty I'm sharing them with you today as they are functionally great too. The idea is this, intended guests place the magnet onto their fridge to remind them of the wedding date until the official invite is sent out. A great idea, and they're so simple to do. Here's how: Firstly get them designed by a professional. We then got everything printed at a local copy centre. These cards are digitally printed onto white hi-bulk card so they're sturdy and we went with double sided, but it could easily be achieved single sided. The magnets are printed to whatever size you like, we needed 60mm x 60mm. Here's the finished product: Secondly, follow the step by step...

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A very cultural wedding day

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Julz + Shane And that gorgeous smile did not stop all day, which is incredible because to say this day was wet, is an absolute understatement. It rained and rained and rained! So hopefully as the saying goes, it does bring great luck for the bride and groom. As most of you know I've been a part of this beautiful wedding from the very beginning as part of the bridal party but I also designed the stationery for the event ... so I'd like to share with you how it all went on the day! You can have a closer look at the invitation pack I designed here. It also showcases a website I designed for the lovely couple and their international audience. Here is the Ceremony 'Order of service' booklet: and here's the reception table stationery including table names (engraved timber), place cards and rubber stamped favour bags &...

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Refreshing change for established name

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'WALKING THE TALK' always feel somewhat deflated if a business comes to me with all the plans in the world, but in the end are not capable of 'walking the talk'. What I found so refreshing about the new team at Chaz Floors - now Chaz Floors & Blinds.... Is that they came to me with an open mind and because of this we have been able to work together to transform their brand into a consistent, strong visual identity that reflects their culture, service and product - perfectly. They now 'walk the talk'. Initially Chaz approached us to redesign their website... but once they saw the 'design difference' and realised the impact a consistent 'look and feel' can have. They realised they had a number issues that needed to be addressed. The first being the look of their brand - it did not reflect their modern products and they...

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Cultural wedding with a modern twist

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My creative energy was in overdrive with this one! When one of my best friends decided she was getting married, I was so excited. Obviously for the fact that she had found her 'One', but also because we are two very like-minded creative souls, and with this energy working together on an event - you can ensure the end result is going to be nothing short of 'visually exciting'! The colour palette alone is enough to keep me up all night sketching ideas but the fact we have two people with a culturally rich background of African and Indigenous, the ideas came, shall we say ... naturally. I'm absolutely honoured to be an integral part of this most gorgeous wedding in being asked to provide the styling, invitations, ceremony & reception stationery and website design (as well as being the Chief Bridesmaid... naww!). With an international and local guest list, we decided...

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Modern wedding invitations

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Some recent wedding invitations I've completed for a Sunshine Coast wedding. They were designed to compliment a modern feel and gorgeous colour palette of burnt orange, grey and white. Loved working on these! The series consisted of Wedding invitations, response card, wishing well & information card. The invitation is a three panel roll-fold. For more wedding invitation inspiration: More wedding invitations: Cultural wedding with a modern twist A french inspired wedding (stationery series #1)  If you like my work, please share it.

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{valentine’s stationery}

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Inspired by the quote "Love is sweet when it's NEW, but it's sweeter when it's TRUE'. Spoil your true love with chocolates & a card this Valentine's Day. The Stand Tall Design Valentine's stationery range is available in my online shop, at the moment, it consists of chocolate wrappers in two kinds and a card. I use the Lindt 35g chocolate bars, the ones found in the supermarket or 7-11, to wrap but you can also use KitKats - Yummo! (now to see if I can control myself and not eat them before I give them ... I'll tell you now, the odds aren't lookin' good). Happy Valentine's Day everyone! ... go shopping now!  

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{2012 new year offer}

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START THE NEW YEAR WITH A "BRAND" NEW YOU! Snapshot of our logo design. Start the New Year right - for the month of January only, $500 will get you: one logo design -AND- two corporate identity items (print or electronic) Print items can include (but are not limited to): letterheads with comps business cards one-sided DL flyer Electronic items can include (but are not limited to): facebook profile banner facebook welcome page email newsletter banners website banners email signature The package is valued at over $800 so be quick, I'm only advertising it once! Bookings need to be taken during January and 50% deposit is required. Happy New Year Tall Poppies!  

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{freebie} Christmas Printable tag

FREEBIE Christmas tag - DIY printable

As it gets closer to Christmas this year I'm starting to catch the joy radiating from my children, which is just wonderful because it's taken me til now to really "get into it" ... We've had family flying down too which I think helps get you in the festive mood. Now, I don't know about you, but I am terrible when it comes to choosing Christmas tags or cards... I'm very particular (not picky, just want a certain style... you know). So I'd like to share with you what I'm using as tags/cards this year! Download the pdf here or the jpg here. Right click (if you're on a Mac 'control' click), Save As, print out on some thick white card and cut out as many as you need, hole-punch, add a bit of twine and whoa-la! easy-peezy! You may share with your friends but please under no circumstance use it for commercial...

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{stationery series #3}

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AN ARTY PARTY "Please excuse the mess, the children are making memories" A celebration of all that is colourful and messy... yes, children are messy so let's embrace it. Probably my fav of the series, it certainly took me the longest to 'narrow down' which shots to use. Loved them all (Tanya you're awesome)! This is the last in the series for now, and probably this year... I look forward to passing on more party inspiration to you all next year... I hope you've enjoyed the visual candy as much as I have creating it. 'Tis the season, so if you're in need of any party, special event or wedding stationery or styling, you are most welcome to click on the "Say Hello" button to the left or contact via the social pages. Until then, happy celebrating! Pin It   Pin It Credits: Chesterton Smith Photography - a passionate wedding...

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{stationery series #2}

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A Fairy Garden Party Fairies, butterflies & flowers, these are a few of my daughter's favourite things! It's easy to pin point the inspiration for this 'Fairy Garden' theme as it's all around me. Enjoy x Pin It Pin It Credits: Chesterton Smith Photography - a passionate wedding photographer, Tanya's work is beautiful and captures the moment perfectly. chestertonsmith.com.au Chocolate 2 Chilli - Mel's mouth watering creations look too beautiful to eat... but once you do, you can't stop! chocolate2chilli.com.au

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