I don't know about most makers, but I find myself ordering a lot of stationary and paper goods. Owning a business, even a small Etsy shop, means business cards, stickers, promotional materials, etc, etc, etc need to be ordered. Because I don't have a huge budget, it's really important for me to find exactly what I want which is why I was really excited when Basic Invite contacted me!
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. No more looking at photos online and hoping it's what you need before you're stuck with 100 duplicates of the same thing!
I'm also at the age where everyone I know is starting to have kids and, even though I don't have kids, I have needed to order baby shower invitations to throw a friend or family member's shower. If you're creative, crafty, and moderately organized, you get asked to help plan a lot of events. Check out these unique invitations that go beyond the traditional themes like these bumble bee baby shower invites. One of my favorite features of ordering invites from Basic Invite is their almost unlimited range of colors with instant previews of your design. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. They even offer 3 foil colors! Even though they have several classic "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" options, there's so much more on the website.
The range of colors also includes the envelopes. There are over 40 different envelope colors! As someone who needed red and silver options for a non traditional baby shower for a friend, the envelope options might be my favorite find! Plus all the envelopes have a peel and seal feature to keep you from having that awful glue taste in your mouth for several hours.
And the easiest most life-changing part-- address capturing service! Have you ever planned a party for a friend and then had to figure out how to get contact information for all of their friends who you might not know very well?! Talk about a nightmare! Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite even offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. Seriously simplifies my life and event planning needs!
Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off to my readers with coupon code: 15FF51 so you can test it out for yourself!
Whether you have a big event coming up or just have a million pregnant friends that you've offered to help throw baby showers for (raises hand), Basic Invite has you covered.
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And now here's the FINAL post from me! I've shared some of my favorite DIYs on other places before, but I thought it would be a good way to wrap things up for the block party incase you are just itchin' to make something inspired by Frida RIGHT NOW! And who could blame you? Feliz Cumpleaños a mi Fridita!
THE FINAL GIVEAWAY INFO
Okay now that we've held you in suspense ALL DAY, here's the final stages to enter the giveaway posted earlier! In order to enter the giveaway we posted this morning, you must:
1) follow @BeeCreativeSwaps on Instagram
2} follow @Bravery_Mag on Instagram
And the final step! 3) comment on one of the blog posts here posted TODAY as part of the Blog Block Party. Be sure to include your Instagram handle otherwise we won't know it's you!
**For additional entries: comment on the @BeeCreativeSwpas Instagram post from TODAY featuring the giveaway items and tag a friend to let them know about the giveaway!
You must enter and complete all steps by Wednesday July 11th and one winner will be chosen on Thursday July 12th.
Good luck and Happy Birthday Frida!
Every year for Frida Fridays, we've assembled a list of some of our favorite items from Etsy that honor Frida Kahlo. Incase you missed the other info, Frida Fridays are something CreativityLizette and I started doing in honor of our annual Viva La Frida Swap with Bee Creative Swaps. To learn more about the swap group, click here. This year I took it one step further and have only chosen Etsy shops located in California. While we host international swaps, Lizette and I both live in California so it seemed fitting to feature makers in our community. Here's what I'm into...
One of the best and most well known from Frida on a great pin by RosaGuayabaShop.
Love this shirt from GuestBookery. I see a lot of Frida t-shirts that alter her artwork in some, but this one is great!
Living in San Francisco, layers are essential! This scarf from Streetheart would do just the trick!
I love Funko Pop figures, but I've never seen a custom Frida one before! This awesome work was done by ATattooedLoserArt.
I'm a sucker for a cute pair of hand earrings inspired by the ones Frida used to wear. I've read Frida's were a gift made by Picasso, but I don't know if that's true. In any case, check out these beauties from MoonandLeaf!
And finally, something fun and different! Buy an awesome Frida inspired item and then wrap it in these awesome paper from Mexicons!
Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky did a blog feature about The Morose Bee! I'm super excited about it because I love her blog and her style and I'm honored for her to have styled my jewelry!
Here's what she said:
"I got this amazing necklace from The Morose Bee, and I love it! I'm definitely a fan of unique necklaces. I think I have a penchant for hanging my favorite things from around my neck. I have a Star Trek Enterprise necklace, a polaroid camera necklace, a scrimshaw square rigger necklace, and now a bicycle necklace! It's too cute."
Visit her blog to read more!
Just a San Francisco gal sharing creative pursuits, inspiration, and other things that interest me.