Kathleen from Plush Paper was able to parlay her advertising and marketing background into designing beautiful invites for weddings and events on Zazzle. Kathleen took some time to talk to us about her love of design and how she got started on Zazzle.
I became interested in weddings and invitations as I planned my wedding in 2007. I remember the excitement I had mailing out our wedding save the dates and invitations. It made everything very official, and I loved checking the mail everyday for RSVP cards. My wedding stationery was special to me because I took great care in personalizing everything. I made sure that it would make a great first impression and be a true reflection of our wedding day.
After our wedding, our photographer referred a client to me who had a unique vision for her wedding invitations. I continued working with other clients on custom stationery orders and my business, and Plush Paper Creations was quickly established (early 2008).
I developed my stationery line that I sell through the Plush Paper Design Shop on Zazzle to complement my custom order business. I am focused on design, which I love, and Zazzle fulfills my orders, providing great customer service and quality finished products to my customers. Zazzle has really helped my business to grow, and it is an incredible feeling knowing that my designs have been selected by customers worldwide for their special events.
This wedding save the date card was inspired by the first custom wedding invitation that I created five years ago, which was designed to look like a movie poster. The original invitation was a small poster size that was actually rolled up and mailed to guests in mailing tubes. I designed this save the date version that features a classic black and white color scheme, an engagement photo of thebride and groom, and whimsical wording like “A Happily Ever After Production” that can be personalized.
Custom postage stamps are one of my favorite products to design on Zazzle. I designed stamps for my wedding, which is how I first discovered Zazzle, and many of my custom order clients have requestedthem to complete the look of their invitations. These elegant and formal save the date stamps can be customized with a wedding date and they are available in many colors, but this champagne gold metallic color is my personal favorite.
Here in Michigan, we have a beautiful fall season and it is a popular time of year to get married. Many couples incorporate vibrant autumn colors in their color scheme and natural elements, such as branches and leaves, in their stationery and decor. This wedding invitation, which is part of my Leaf Frame wedding collection, was created with a contemporary and chic fall-themed wedding in mind.
This bridal shower invitation was designed for a wine-themed event, a party I would love to attend! The burgundy wine color has a textured appearance that I think adds depth and a slight rustic feel to the design. I have been experimenting more with textured backgrounds in many of my recent stationery designs.
Beyond wedding events, I have really enjoyed developing stationery designs for baby showers and new babies. This birth announcement is a unique and fun way to share the big news of a baby’s arrival, with the look of a front-page newspaper story.
I am also focused on new graduation announcements and party invitations, as spring and summer near. My husband will be receiving his master’s degree in a few months, so I am featuring a graduation party invitation in honor of his school colors, University of Michigan maize and blue.