Custom thank you card, envelope and address seals (digital mock-ups), © 2015 by Pam Winters
Custom Bat Mitzvah save the date (digital only), © 2015 by Pam Winters
Custom Invitations for a Special Bat Mitzvah
This project is a lovely example of custom Bat Mitzvah invitations. A key element of the invitation is the custom gatefold design, which provides a reveal effect. Vibrant, eye-catching colors of pink and teal were chosen, along with a subtle sea-foam green. These guided the choice of paper and ribbon. Satin ribbon, sparkling gems and shimmer envelopes were the finishing touches, once everything had been printed and assembled.
By going over the details with Gali and her mom, Yael, along with event planner Catherine Bachelier, early on, I was able to clearly visualize how the different elements of the invitation would come together. Along with Gali’s favorite colors, it was also important to include parchment paper in the design, as Gali and Yael wanted the suite to provide a nod to the beauty of the Torah scroll. Gali’s grandmother would be providing Gali’s name in Hebrew, by way of her own hand-drawn calligraphy, which I was able to turn into digital art in order to be printed on the parchment paper (for the gatefold flaps). In order to achieve the torn edges effect for the front of the gatefold, I obtained a special ruler to tear each strip of printed parchment paper by hand, so that the individual strips containing Gali’s Hebrew name would appear diagonally aligned in a specific way (as seen in the slideshow above). These custom Bat Mitzvah invitations had just the right balance of color, sophistication, sparkle and fun to reflect Gali’s effervescent personality and her special day.
There are four cards included in the suite: invitation card and lined envelope, RSVP postcard, party card and envelope, as well as a folded thank you card and envelope. There is also a digital save the date that was sent out electronically.
Click here to read about Yael and Gali’s experience working with me.