Thursday, January 29, 2015

Custom Wedding Invitations

You don't need to be having a fancy or big wedding to have custom wedding invitations. Custom just means that you can customize them. The artistic design and card style type that you choose is totally up to you.

For the more casual bride and groom, and for the cost conscious, wedding invitation postcards are a great economical choice.

Moving to the two sided invitations gives you a greater selection of card stock and multiple edge choices. You can choose from matte, textured, and shimmery finishes. You can also choose from rounded, squared, scalloped, and other edge designs.

For the traditional greeting card style, you can choose from three sizes - note card, greeting card, and big card.

The text is all customizable, to be personalized by you, online, before placing your order. Once you have everything the way that you like it, you can fill in the quantity and place your order. Discounts apply at various quantities.

Cheryl Paton

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Red Feathers Wedding Invitations

Red is a beautiful primary color. It can be bold and bright or more subdued. Paired with feathers, can give a sense of liveliness and fun.

On this design the red feathers are mixed with a silver background, giving it a shimmery look. For an even more shiny look, you can choose from one of the shimmer card stocks.

For a softer and more romantic look, you can pick the two red feathers standing side by side on a blended pink background.

For a bolder look, to make more of a statement, you can pick the red feathers displayed on black.

The text on the above invitations is easily customizable on the template forms. You can also customize other aspects, such as the font style and color, by clicking on Customize It.

Your questions and comments are welcome.

To have any other products designed with your preferred image, contact the individual artist.

Cheryl Paton

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wedding Tote Bags Personalized

Tote bags come in handy for the bride; she can easily drop her planning materials, business cards, notes, etc., in to one handy place. She can also carry make up items, comb, etc. with her on her wedding day.

Pictured to the left are personalized tote bags that I purchased from

You can choose from a variety of designs on the bags as well as different bag styles and colors.

The printing on the darker colored bags is a different process than printing on the lighter colors bags. The yellow rose bags were made using the same image. As you can see, the final printing shows differently on the different colored backgrounds.

Zazzle is a print on demand company, so it is easier to personalize your printing. You can choose a Monogram, the word Bride, Bridesmaid, Maid of Honor, etc., or you can customize it with a name.

A lot of these options will have a template form available to type in your desired text. If a particular design doesn't feature that option, or if you want a different size text than what is shown, you can click on Customize It, and then click on the text field and then on the letter f for font. You can then adjust the size and/or color of the font. You can also choose a different font.

The purple and white stars design printed a bit lighter than what was pictured, on the lighter colored bag. The smaller tote bags are made of a lighter weight material.

Since the dyes print into the fabric on the lighter colored bags, part of the color saturation probably gets lost in this process. So just know, that the designs on the light colored bags may be lighter than what is shown on your computer screen.

Over all, the design colors on the darker bags tend to print darker, as the design is layered on instead of being dyed in to the fabric. The highlighted part of the design appeared lighter on the actual product.

Names and/or wedding date can also be added. The larger bags are made of a heavier weight material.

If you find a design by CherylsArt that you would like added to any of the bags, you can let me know in a comment below, or email me at

Browse more wedding bags designed by CherylsArt at Zazzle. Select the artistic design that you like first, and then choose your bag style and/or bag color, if available.

Zazzle does have a 100% guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can contact Zazzle for a return or replacement.

Cheryl Paton

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Blue and Orange Flowers Wedding Set

Blue and orange flowers are a lovely choice for spring and summer weddings.

Here you'll find a collection of matching items for your special day.

These invitations are two sided and the print is easily customized. You can choose from a variety of edge shapes ranging from normal to scalloped. Finishes range from matte to shimmery champagne.

It is also ready to customize on postcards and greeting cards.

Blue and orange are complementary colors. Some schools even have them as their school colors.

Save the dates are helpful to guests if they need to make reservations and/or travel during popular travel times.

A canvas bag for the bride can come in handy for holding and carrying her planning materials. They can also be customized for the bridesmaids, etc.

Matching napkins are a fun and easy way to customize the table(s).

You can view more blue and orange flowers accessories here to complete your wedding set. If there is any other product that you would like this design added to, you can contact me through my CherylsArt store on Zazzle, or email me at

Cheryl Paton

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Casual Weddings - Save the date Magnets

You can have a casual wedding and still need or want to send out Save the Dates. They are not always necessary, but are definitely welcomed by guests who have to make travel plans and/or perhaps multiple reservations, such as for airlines, trains, and/or for the hotel.

If you're going to include a Save the date magnet, it will be helpful to include your names and/or photo, and your wedding date. Then your guests can have a fun reminder for your wedding, and also a keepsake for afterwards.

The Save the date Magnets from are well made. The images and text are printed and then are covered with a plastic coating. On these two inch square magnets, the actual magnet on the back measures 1-3/4 inches.

You can choose from Save the date Magnets, by CherylsArt, that have the name and date option and/or photo options. You can also choose from round and square magnets. The round ones come in a choice of two different sizes.

Cheryl Paton

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Casual Weddings - Activity for the kids to do

My family and I were sitting in a restaurant, playing some games of hangman on the Post It Notes that I had designed. It really was a cute and fun way to play hangman, and to pass the time while we waited for our food.

We had finished our games and I laid the used sheets to the side while we enjoyed our meals.

A quick glance over at our played games, and a new idea came. Kids that are bored at wedding receptions could enjoy this too. Of course it helps if they are able to spell. But anyway, not all kids want to dance, or there might not be a band to dance to.

So let them play hangman. These little post it notes will help to get them started.

There are two games per sheet of paper that are pre-printed. The alphabet is pre-printed for each game too. Whether a body part is added to the hangman or not, the word creator crosses each letter off on the alphabet list once it has been called. The players then get to glance at the alphabet to see which letters haven't been called yet.

Here's an example of a played game.

The sheets measure 2-7/8 by 4 inches, so they're easy and convenient carry along and to place them out on the tables. Remember to take some pencils too.

Cheryl Paton
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