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Invitation for a Surprise Hawaiian Retirement Party

The Project:
A surprise Hawaiian Retirement Party needed a fun invitation to match the theme of the party. They were having trouble finding an invitation that matched the formal dinner setting of the venue. My challenge was to mix the “hang loose” attitude of Hawaii with a fancy steak restaurant atmosphere.

The Design:
I created the inspiration board as a base for the design and then I began looking for resources I could use to emphasize the Hawaiian theme. I found the invitation background pattern on Frou Frou Craft’s shop on Etsy. I really love her patterns! She uses a multiple layers to give texture and dimension to her designs. They are unique and great to use for the inspiration of a design. I thought the pattern had a great vintage feel, but it also gave the invitation a lot of color. Once the pattern was inserted I created the text layout and the invitation was done!

For this project I ordered the invitations from Vistaprint. It was the first time I had used them, but I heard great things and wanted to try out their services. The paper quality was great and I got the invitations in a timely manner. I would definitely use them again.


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