- A Project For: Baby Girl Etchison
- Age: Due on Jan 19
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
My family and friends are throwing us a tailgate at the homecoming football game of my husband and my alma mater instead! What could be better than beer, brats and presents? If I could see my feet. But you can’t have everything, I guess.
I wanted to capture an athletic theme that paid homage to the school we love so much, without any tacky colors or football turf. The balance I found was to go vintage — really vintage. The invitations are designed around a 1900s football theme.
My decorating style is vintage-meets-contemporary. I like sleek colors and fun touches. I believe there should be magic in even the simplest projects.
The four-panel invitation opens up to reveal all kinds of helpful information about lodging, things to do if you don’t like football (or BG, I guess!), directions and shuttles. The RSVP helps carry the old school feeling through, with a photo of a real 1900s game, leather helmets and all, gracing the back side. To finish off the effect, I included save-the-date stickers that boast a vintage version of BGSU’s mascot, the Falcon. He also showed up on the front of the envelope on the return address label.
My favorite feature of the whole package, though, is that the return address label wraps around to the back of the envelope. That’s where our party theme greets guests before they even open their invitation!
For more information, head over to www.tayloretchison.com or www.etsy.com/shop/TaylorEtchison?
Posted on October 11, 2011
Project By: tayetch
Howdy! I'm a freelance graphic designer, invitation wizard, and first time mom-to-be based in Indianapolis, Indiana. I believe great design comes from the heart and that even the most routine pieces deserve to be extraordinary. I'd love to help make your next project one to remember!› More projects by tayetch
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