Monthly Archive for July, 2012

Modern Bridal Faire

My mom and I are headed back to our hometown of Pleasanton, California for the Modern Bridal Faire this Sunday, August 5th!

We’ve been wanting to exhibit PosePrints at a Pleasanton bridal show for awhile now (I grew up in Pleasanton and lived there until I left for college, and my mom lived there for 25+ years), so we’re thrilled it’s finally here!  We’ll be exhibiting all of our custom caricature wedding products at the show: Save-the-Date Cards, Save-the-Date Magnets, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, Thank You Notes, Couples Wedding Shower Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Bachelorette Party Invitations, Wedding Tags, and Wedding Ceremony Programs.

If you know any newly engaged brides and grooms attending the Modern Bridal Faire, please let them know about PosePrints’ booth!  We can’t wait to meet everyone — and see some familiar Pleasanton faces, too!

DIY Photo Booth

One of my favorite details of PosePrints‘ 5th Anniversary Party was the photo booth.  And thankfully (especially after the hours — seriously, hours! — of crafting I put into it), it was a hit with the guests, too!

I modeled the custom photo “booth” backdrop after our logo:

To make it, I picked up a piece of white foam board that measured about 4′ x 6′ and taped a big blue circle to the center.  I cut a “perfect” circle from blue poster board, using a make-shift compass (stick + pen + tape):

I printed out the “PosePrints” in bright pink ink, cut out each of the letters, then taped them above the blue circle.

I then printed out a bunch of PosePrints’ caricature accessories on 110-lb. cardstock, and cut them out:

Then I taped 12″ wooden skewers to the backs of the accessories.  We had PosePrints’ eyes, glasses, cupcakes, martini glasses, smiles, mustaches, flowers and crowns for the photos.

I’ll be posting more pics of our party to our Facebook page soon, so make sure you like our page to see what other creative touches we came up with!

 

Party Prep

PosePrints’ 5th Anniversary Party is tomorrow!  So I’ve been prepping.  Doing a little of this:

And a little of this:

And this!

Can’t wait!

Party Garland

I created some circle bunting for PosePrints’ 5th Birthday Party (coming up next week!).  The theme — mirroring our updated website and Pinks + Blues card design — is, well, pink and blue!  Circle bunting seemed to go with the party invitation, which features pink and blue polka-dots.

To make the bunting, I needed:

  • Pink and blue craft paper (~80 lb. card stock).  I was able to get about 80 punched 1″ circles per 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of paper.
  • A craft punch.  I used the 1″ Martha Stewart punch from Michael’s — only because I couldn’t find a bigger one!
  • Double-sided tape
  • String

Photo of final product — in action at the party! — to come.  I know you can hardly wait.

QR Codes on Invitations

Have you ever scanned a QR Code?  If you received a piece of stationery with a QR code on it, would you know what to do with it?  PosePrints has received a few orders recently with requests to add custom QR Codes to Save-the-Dates and invitations.

*Adding a QR Code to a Save-the-Date Card*

I honestly hadn’t heard of a QR Code until we received the first request, but now I see them everywhere — from magazine ads to TV commercials to billboards at the bus stop.

The QR Code on the above card is for the PosePrints website, but our customers generally want the code for their wedding website on their Save-the-Dates.  There are a bunch of free QR Code generators out there — so anyone can create a special “code” for their business website, wedding website, or shower registry.

Do you scan QR Codes?  Would you add one to your personalized invitations or Save-the-Dates?

Instagram Vacation

*Lots of fun + a little work*

Speaking of vacation…happy Fourth of July!  May your mid-week vacation be blissful.