It’s a birthday bash! A backyard smash! It’s another collection for Pink Paislee!
When we designed this collection we were really inspired by outdoor patio parties, intimate gatherings, poppy spring colors, and just a little bit of whimsy. We also opted to use a copper foil instead of gold for this collection and it is just so gosh darn pretty.
There is noting I love more than over-decorating for a small party of my closest friends and it was so fun to design this collection because I kept coming up with ways to use pieces of the collection as I was designing it.
Like always, we’ll start out with the all the papers from the collection and then move onto products!
This paper was a combined effort by the whole team. Each one of us illustrated some of the icons on the front side. The back side was a fun experiment gone right! Sometimes the best papers or ideas happen when you’re just messing around and this paper was one of those! It reminds me of a picnic blanket or tablecloth!
Because this is a Birthday themed line we wanted to make sure the papers were more usable for card making or present wrapping. This second paper is a great cut-apart-paper that could be used for tags or labels. You could also flip it around for a neutral base or wrapping paper!
No backyard party is complete without lighting. Vanessa illustrated those cute lanterns and I can’t get over their fun patterns and shapes. The backside is a blue-green hexagon that is just a really usable pattern for all those pink haters out there!
This paper is another double-threat! The front side is a perfect base or wrapping paper and the backside could be cut up to be used as labels, tags or decor!
Truth bomb time: That number paper was a thorn in my side. It is embarrassing how many hours it took for me to layout all the numbers and get the spacing not weird and to make sure the colors were evenly spread. I look at it now and all I can see are mistakes, but then I look at this layout by Gail Linder and I’m so glad it exists in the world.
Its not a birthday party without cake! Shalece illustrated and laid out those adorable cakes and I just want to eat them in real life!! Sometimes I wake up from a dead sleep from sheer disappointment that these cakes aren’t real.
I like to think that these candles are all dancing along, happily, not knowing the fate that is about to befall them when they’re burned at the st – cake.
Things these happy bursts remind me of: fireworks, pom-poms, magic, sparklers, fireflies, happiness, stars, love, sparklers. Also this stripe-inception (instripcetion?) pattern was inspired by a box of striped candles I saw at the grocery store. INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE PEOPLE.
I created this banner paper without any pink for something more masculine, and the dot on the back would be so cute made into a bow embellishment or wrapped around your table settings.
These streamers are the first paper I designed for this collection. Some people may think streamers look tacky or old fashioned but I think they’re a great way to really add that extra festive punch to a party. Streamers also look great when combined with patio or Christmas lights. Outside…. at sunset….
We paired this basic yellow dot with crazy colored lines. Either side of this paper would be cute wrapped around a small gift.
Once, on my 16th birthday, My step-dad wrapped a giant box up and inside of it was a smaller box, and inside of that was a smaller box, on and on for what felt like forever. Inside the tiniest box? A full pepper shaker – something I had been nagging him to get for months. We had been out and I was the only child who used pepper. I still laugh about it to this day. As I drew all of these different presents I just kept imagining them all as having an almost infinite number of smaller boxes inside of them – with one small pepper shaker at the end.
Okay! Now onto products! No more long, silly stories – I promise!
We opted for this pretty coppery, rose gold foil in lieu of gold foil for this line. It is so pretty in person and it really looks great with all the other colors. These thickers are white foam with foil too so they blend perfectly into most backgrounds.
These mini delights are very appropriately named – they make me so happy! They’re metallic with gemstones in the center and they’ve been pop-dotted onto the packaging so they’re ready to stick on a present, card or layout. I kind of of want to buy a hundred of them to stick all over my walls in a fun poka-dot pattern! I also love how Jaime Pate used them here!
Epoxy stickers are a great way to make a puffier sticker with foil. I am obsessed with how these turned out! So shiny and fun!
The last product I designed were these cute rub-on transfer sheets. These are great for flat card making and tag decorating!
Well thats all folks! Hope you leave inspired for your next birthday celebration! I you want to check out the rest of the products in this collection go on over to the Pink Paislee Website!