Friday, September 30, 2011


It's not even Halloween yet, and I'm already knee deep in Holiday orders!
Have you already booked your holiday photos?
If not - this giveaway is for you!!!
I've teamed up with Lindsay, from Lindsay Brummer Photography to offer an amazing giveaway to all of you Arizona Residents!  
{sorry to my out-of-town clients, if you are an out-of-town photographer and want to team up for a giveaway, contact me and we can discuss details}

Win 30-40 minute Mini-Session from Lindsay Brummer Photography including 7 - 8 digital files
• AND •
25 holiday cards from Orange Tree Papers.

Winner can choose between the following THREE dates for their mini-session:
Saturday, November 5th
Saturday, November 12th
Wednesday, November 9th

Winner can choose from one of the three card designs shown below.
{25 - 5x7 cards, printed on your choice of paper, linen envelopes included.  Card colors/wording can be customized, and a “year-in-review/highlights paragraph can be added to the back of any of the card designs}





(comments can be left on either blog)
1.  ”LIKE” Lindsay Brummer Photography on Facebook, and leave a comment letting us know.  If you already like us on facebook, leave a comment on the blog for your extra entry
2. “LIKE” Orange Tree Papers on Facebook. and leave a comment letting us know.  If you already like us on facebook, leave a comment on the blog for your extra entry!
3-6. Change your Facebook status to: “I want to win the @Lindsay Brummer Photography & @Orange Tree Papers Holiday Giveaway!”
(Don’t forget to tag us in your status).
7-10. Blog about the giveaway and leave a comment on Orange Tree Paper’s or Lindsay Brummer Photography’s blog linking back to your post to let us know you did it!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall is in the air.

I can't believe Halloween is around the corner.
I must take a minute for a shout out to myself!!
I have halloween costume anxiety.
See this post from last halloween.

That said - my kids are all outfitted and ready to go for Halloween, and the calendar still reads SEPTEMBER.
That's right ladies and gentleman.
And . . . guess what  . . . you might want to sit down for this . . . our WHOLE family might just coordinate.
Can you believe the Ellingson's are prepared for something?
This is a historic day for us.

Ok - enough about my life, check out this Halloween party invitation I designed for a client.
Why are stripes so appealing?
Enjoy your Halloween party Michelle!

Size: 5x7
Paper Type: Art Watercolor
Cost: $1.30/card


Do you need a card for your halloween/holiday party?
We can recycle this design, or do a custom one just for you!
Remember - I can now order as few as 10 cards!
**recycling this design will eliminate the design fee**


Friday, September 23, 2011

Baby Boy Alvord

My friend Courtney is throwing a baby shower for our mutual friend Kathryn and she asked me to design the announcement

Yellow & Gray are clearly in!
Everyone is asking for those colors.
I'm not complaining though - they look great together and make cute designs!

Courtney had gotten some great fabric from our friend Sally (the gal behind the etsy shop Tuft Love Fabric & the blog Abode-Casa-Home).  It was a Chevron pattern in a golden yellow/gray.  She's using it as the table runner at the shower and wanted the invite to coordinate.  Here's a terrible pic of from Courtney's phone . . . but you get the idea.

So - here's the finished product!

Size: 4x6
Paper Type: Art Watercolor
Cost: $1.10/card


She's also having cake 'pops' and different types of gourmet 'pop'corn in cute glass jars at the shower and wanted framed art with the words • she's ready to 'pop' •  I designed this for her frame . . . 
If you have a theme or idea e-mail me and let's custom make a card that works for your event!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


We have a winner!

Out of 72 total entries (including duplicates for all you facebook fans) . . . number 25 wins!

And, in my handy little excel spreadsheet where I listed the entries number 25 was . . . 

She was a facebook entrant and she shared the link on facebook!
The extra entries made it happen Windee!  
She chose the "green stripe" on facebook.
We'll see if she sticks with that choice when she claims her prize!

Stay tuned for another holiday giveaway in the next few weeks!
Yes.  I said HOLIDAY - it's September and we are already knee deep in Holiday designs/orders over here!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Mary Ann

It's our first recycled card!
It was a fun "recycle" too because we made a BOY baby announcement into a GIRL announcement!
What a sweet baby girl you have!
The photograph was amazing, so I must give a shout out to your photographer  - Emmybean Photography - you can check out here work here.
If you're in Seattle, she'd be worth looking into for newborn pictures!

Size:  5x7
Paper Type:  Linen
Photography:  Emmybean Photography
Cost:  $1.30/card

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Saturday, September 17, 2011


Remember the stationery I made for myself in this post??
It's time to give some away to one lucky facebook fan!

Winner will receive 25 personalized notecards.
size:  5x7
paper: art watercolor
envelopes included
(winner must choose one of the designs shown below)

There are three ways to enter . . . 

You must "like" the Orange Tree Facebook page
leave a comment on the facebook giveaway post letting me know which design is your favorite.
Click here to be directed to the Orange Tree Papers facebook page.

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me which design is your favorite,
become a follower of the blog if you aren't already a follower.

Facebook about this giveaway and leave a comment on the blog or on facebook letting me know you did for an additional 5 entries!
(it's easy to share this post, just click on the facebook icon at the bottom of this post)

Gentlemen - don't be afraid to enter!
I'm sure your wife/girlfriend/sister/daughter would love some stationery!

Winner will be drawn this Wednesday afternoon.
(winner can customize colors on the notecard)


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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paige Elizabeth

Congrats to the Hardy family on baby #2!
What a precious girl she is.
Allison and I were sorority sisters in college, so it was fun to hear from her again.
She's still a hardcore Missouri Tiger fan, and so she wanted to tie that into her announcement.
She wanted to work tiger stripes into a grey/yellow color scheme, and I think they turned out cute!
A perfect announcement for a future Tiger fan!

Size:  5x5
Paper Type:  Linen
Cost: $1.30/card
Allison also had me edit the picture that she snapped of her little girl to give it a little boost, so I included the before and after below so you have an idea of what the $5 fee for picture editing can get you!
You don't necessarily have to spend big bucks on a professional photographer to send out a baby announcement! 

**click on image to enlarge and see detail**

Thanks again for trusting me to do an announcement for Paige!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pancakes & Pajamas

What a fun birthday party idea!
I knew immediately what I wanted to do on the card when I heard the theme.
I had so much fun making the pancake graphic for the card.

Size:  5x5
Paper Type:  Linen
Cost:  $1.30/card
I hope Noah had a wonderful birthday!
Thanks to Kristine the blogger behind Attend for the referral.
Check out her cute party blog here when you get the chance.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Emily + Nate

Who doesn't love weddings.
I loved the classic style that Emily chose for this announcement.
She has great taste.

Size: 5x7
Paper: Art Watercolor
Cost: $1.30/card


She had a separate insert for those that were invited to the wedding dinner.
We did it in a gorgeous grass green color.

Size: 4x6
Paper: Art Watercolor
Cost: $1.10/card

    Congrats to a beautiful couple.
    I hope your day was wonderful.

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      Thursday, September 1, 2011

      I love to recycle

      If you see a design that you love, let's recycle it and make it your own!

      The design fee would depend on how much you wanted to change the already printed card design.
      If the only changes were personalizing the name/dates/etc. then there would be no design fee.
      If other changes are wanted the design fee would vary, contact me for quotes.

      Just a few of the many "recycleable" designs:

      Click on the labels to the right to see what cards are already available for your occasion!