Something Old and Something New…

Something “new” is a frequent request from brides when it comes to their wedding invitation design. They want unique and fresh, something that hasn’t been done before. They want it to wow. The challenge is also that they often still want it to feel like a traditional wedding invitation (perhaps this is the mother of the bride speaking), which leaves it up to me to find a balance between old and new.

Sometimes a playful monogram or pop of color can make even the simplest of invitations stand out from the crowd and give it a new look.  My shop is filled with simple and traditional invitation design, but with a fresh twist. A new take on something old. This allows a couple the opportunity to add personal touches such as a custom envelope liner, shimmering ribbon or beautifully printed calligraphy fonts on rich kraft envelopes.

Here is a peek at a few of my favorites for the upcoming fall and winter wedding season from my Pretty Lil’ Notes Shop that are just waiting for that personal touch.  I hope they inspire cozy sweaters, warm fires and mugs of hot chocolate…


Every Great Event Starts With A Great Invitation.

So, after a brief hiatus from my blog during the busy wedding season… it is now time to refocus for next year. Lately I have been interested in reaching out to other businesses in the wedding industry, and finding ways to help each other. My idea is that they could add “invitations” as part of their services, make a bit more cash as a reseller of my product, and I receive a more consistent stream of work by being their go-to designer (that’s a win-win right?).

With this in mind, I sent a batch of samples to wedding and event planners in Central Illinois, hoping to form a referral network and build awareness for my business.  Rather than a standard brochure/flyer design, I adjusted one of my favorite invitation designs to contain everything about my business that I want others to know (the whole kill two birds with one stone sorta thing). I also included an RSVP, much like that in a wedding invitation, that enables them to return the card to me, containing their contact information and level of interest in my services. If they also decide to send a gift, I would be thrilled!

Here is the sample invitation I mailed this week, containing everything they might want to know about Pretty Lil’ Notes. I hope that these sample packs will open the door to a great working relationship with others in the wedding industry.


It was also a great reminder of how much work it is to stuff all those envelopes (this is where bridesmaids would come in handy).


Pretty Lil’ Notes New Items for Spring

I have been spending the last week or so refreshing my Pretty Lil’ Notes shop and have some new designs to introduce, perfect for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, thank you notes and personal stationery. A peek at a few of my favorites:





Visit to browse the entire collection! Message me if you have a custom idea in mind, I would love to hear from you! Thanks for looking – Kendra