Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Be Mine - Custom Valentines Day Cards

Can you believe it’s February already!? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And even though everyone usually thinks of it as a romantic holiday where you do things for your sweetie and make them feel special (it is! It definitely is. It’s a great time to make a marriage proposal, or take couples photos, or get married, too!) I also kind of like to think of it as a fun opportunity to send out cards to friends and loved ones. I mean, what else would a paper-color-cardstock-a-holic do on a holiday than use it as an excuse to make and send pretty things?

All right, I also kind of enjoy sending out candy with the cards, and of course there’s ALWAYS leftover candy and chocolate…. what else is a girl to do!? It would be a shame to let it go to waste. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, but it’s just because I’m so sweet! Give me chocolate and paper and leave me to my own devices and I will be happy for the rest of the day.


But really – when was the last time you actually gave out Valentine cards to your friends? Most people only do it when they’re still in school because that’s what everyone does. But it is kind of fun, isn’t it? Receiving cards and candy from those you care about, “just because.” There are a lot of people who are single on Valentine’s Day and aren’t really going to be celebrating the holiday. It can really brighten their day to receive a card from a friend.

So what are you waiting for!? Time is running out. If you would like unique Valentine’s Day cards for you to send out to your friends and loved ones (or custom invitations to your Valentine's Day party) contact us at BG Design Studio with the details and we’ll make the magic happen. We are the queens of anything and everything paper! You name the colors or styles you like and we’ll create something that you and your friends will love. You know they’ll be smiling when they open their pretty paper confection and see how much you care.

Photo courtesy of White Loft Style.

XOXO & Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wedding Appetizers and Eats

Gruyere puffs topped with bacon and chive

Gorgonzola Cheese Cups with Pear and Hazelnut Green Salad
 
Searching for some ideas of potential appetizers to serve at your wedding? Here’s a post that is guaranteed to make your mouth water and your stomach grumble! Take a look at this collection of yummy wedding appetizers – don’t these look sooooo good!? I love all of the nibbles that caterers serve at weddings and these are definitely something to drool over!

Herb cream cheese and cucumber bites with chive, oregano, thyme, and basil
 
Mini pancake stacks with blueberry and maple syrup

 There are a lot of classic eats that you often see served on special occasions and events like a wedding – bruschetta, marinated olives, meatballs, mini quiches, stuffed mushrooms, tortellini bites, shrimp cocktail, mozzarella balls, chicken skewers and so on. It’s often good to have a few familiar staples for the pickier eaters in the group that like to eat things that they know and love. But I always get excited when I see something new and fun being served up! I like a little creativity from the chefs. Especially when they start combining unique flavors that you are often surprised and delighted by because they taste so GOOD together! Even if it’s just a unique twist on an old favorite.

Pear, prosciutto, goat cheese, and honey

Bacon wrapped cream cheese jalapeƱo bites

I’ve seen some very creative couples go a step further and really create a wedding that involves the food – whether it’s to serve food that matches the theme or venue of the wedding (like sushi or thai or mexican) or even to have a cooking-inspired bridal shower where the food is more of a focal point. There are so many fun ideas out there to give you inspiration for your own special day!

Chicken salad tarts with mango, blackberry and basil

Crostini with brie cheese, strawberries, honey and basil

If you need some help planning your wedding or you’re looking for someone to create the paper goods for your wedding eats (table toppers, signage, and so on…) let us know! We can help make your memorable evening a feast for the eyes as well!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Custom Birthday Invitations!

Photo courtesy of Envelopments.

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous holiday season with friends and family, eating yummy food and having a great time. I know I sure did!! Now 2013 is here and I’m already having a hard time remembering not to write 2012 on my checks any more… oh well. I’ll get the hang of it by February. :)

Photo courtesy of Envelopments.

It seems like once the new year is in full swing, suddenly there are birthdays all over the place. Did you know that BG Design Studio can create gorgeous, custom-designed birthday invitations for any age, party, or style? Well if you didn’t, now you do! Come to us all year around for something eye catching and unique for whatever kind of birthday bash you’re throwing. Take a look at these sample designs from our vendor, Envelopments. We can do something similar to these or come up with something different, it's all up to you.

Photo courtesy of Envelopments.

Is your son or daughter turning 8 and you want to throw them a sweet, sweet, sweet ice cream spectacular? Wouldn’t it be fun to send out cute invites to their friends that they can RSVP to with little cutout ice cream cones?

Photo courtesy of Envelopments.

Or is it almost time for your mother’s big 80th birthday celebration? Let us put together something elegant and classy with a timeless pattern offset by rich colors to let everyone in on the juicy details of this special event! The sky is the limit – you let us know what you need and we’ll sprinkle a little of our magic on paper and make it work for you.

Photo courtesy of Envelopments.
Just contact us at BG Design Studio and let us know exactly what you need. We’ll take care of you and make planning your event easier than ever.

Photo courtesy of Envelopments.