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In the Studio: DESIGN BY OCCASIONS’ 40TH BIRTHDAY GREETING CARDS

I used to be afraid to work on custom designs for my customers who were looking for that special and personal greeting card because I was concerned I couldn’t deliver what they had in mind. I didn’t want to put myself through the stress so I avoided it. However, as of late – I’ve been accepting custom greeting card requests and I’m thrilled that the end results made my customers happy! I’ve learned that if there is something I cannot produce specifically for my customer, it’s ok to say I’m not able to but can hopefully provide an alternate or similar design.

Question…what do you look for when shopping for a greeting card? Is it the look? Is it the inside message or both? Do you prefer printed illustration cards vs. 3D handmade designs? I would appreciate your opinion on this, so let me know in the comment section below!

Below are two custom (age-specific) birthday cards I had created and are now available for purchase in my shop!

‘Champagne Bottle Cake Topper’

In the Studio: Design by Occasion Age Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

In the Studio: Age Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

In the Studio: Design by Occasion Age-Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

Similar to this ‘Cheers’ champagne bottle card I designed, I thought it would be cute to make a smaller version of the champagne bottle and use it as a cake topper. This card can be customized for any age, perhaps for that special person turning 21?!

 

’40 and Fabulous Confetti Birthday Card’

In the Studio: Age-Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

In the Studio: Design by Occasion Age-Specific Birthday Greeting Cards

This fun and vibrant 40th confetti birthday card is also available to be customized to any age number. Right now, I have age 50 available in my shop!

All of my greeting cards are designed on my signature square folded card that has a slight metallic sheen. Each greeting card comes with a coordinating hand-lined envelope for that added elegance. To shop for these cards or to view a variety of my unique designs for all occasions, head on over to my shop, here! Stay tuned to see a few new Mother’s day cards that will be featured here on the blog, in the coming weeks!

As always, thank you for supporting my small business!! xo

-Photos + Greeting Cards by Rose Angel Lopez for Design by Occasion

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In the Studio: DESIGN BY OCCASIONS’ 50TH BIRTHDAY GREETING CARD

In the Studio: DESIGN BY OCCASION AGE SPECIFIC GREETING CARD

In the Studio: 50th Birthday Greeting Card

In the Studio: Design by Occasion 50th Birthday Greeting Card

A couple of weeks ago, I made this custom balloons and confetti 50th birthday greeting card and have now added this new design to my shop! Click on the shop link to read the details of this card and to see my other all occasion greeting cards. For fabulous women turning the big 5 – 0, here’s to celebrating you!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez | Greeting Card: Design by Occasion

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DESIGN BY OCCASION CELEBRATES ITS 3-YEAR BLOGIVERSARY {AND GIVEAWAY}!

DESIGN BY OCCASION CELEBRATES ITS 3-YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!

DESIGN BY OCCASION CELEBRATES ITS 3 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!

October 1st marked the 3-year anniversary of Design by Occasions’ blog; ‘The Noted’. I started on October 1, 2013 – obsessed with pretty things, beautiful tablescapes, stunning interiors & decor, trending fashion, and delicious food & beverage recipes. I created a lifestyle blog as a destination for ideas and inspiration and this year I wanted to incorporate even more of my own content and I hope to increase that just a bit more. There are days when I find myself so inspired, that I’ve filled my notebooks with ideas and projects – wishing I could create unique content each and everyday but I have to balance with designing new Design by Occasion greeting cards and fulfilling orders. I do what I can and love what I do and appreciate those of you who visit the blog, whether it’s all the time or once in awhile. It’s a wonderful compliment for me to especially know that you visit from the vast and beautiful blogs out there!

So what’s in store for the blog in the coming months? Well, I will continue to explore the topics I love and dedicate the blog to home decor, styling with a focus on entertaining.  Additionally, I will be giving my site a small face lift. Some updates will occur on the backend (a few tech updates) – mostly subtle changes to improve the site navigation.

Now for the exciting part!! In honor of my 3-year blogiversary, I’m celebrating with a GIVEAWAY and today’s the day where you can enter to win my curated gift box! A token of thanks from me to you is a beautifully curated box filled with some of my favorite things (a little bit of home decor, entertaining essentials and stationery) and of course in my favorite colors! I LOVE anything gold and especially gold-foil.

DESIGN BY OCCASION BLOGIVERSARY

So here’s a list of what’s inside:

  • (1) Voluspa Candle, 3 oz
  • (1) Metallic Gold Leaves Mug
  • (1) Gold Acorn decor figurine
  • (1) ‘To Do’ Spiral Pad
  • Assorted Gold Foil Paper Straws, 24 count
  • Glittered Coasters, set of 4
  • ‘Thankful’ Beverage Napkins, 40 count
  • Your choice of a Design by Occasion Greeting Card

DESIGN BY OCCASION 3 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY

There are two ways you can enter to WIN for this giveaway:

Follow me on PINTEREST or SUBSCRIBE to Design by Occasion mailing list. That’s it!

*This giveaway is open to those in the US only. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close and announced at the bottom of this post on Friday, October 7th, at 9:00am EST. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any of the brands included in my gift box giveaway. It’s simply a gift box, curated by me and filled with a few of my favorite products. 

From the bottom of my heart, I’m filled with gratitude for you, the readers and the blogging community. Now let’s cheer to the fun times to come…and GOOD LUCK!!

THIS GIVEAWAY CONTEST IS CLOSED.

Congratulations to our Winner:

Khadijah Khan

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PS. Tune in tomorrow, as I take you on a stroll through some of my most viewed posts!

-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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‘Fight On’ – AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK

'FIGHT ON' - AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK

For my birthday, one of the gifts my sister had gifted me with was this vibrant inspirational book called ‘Fight On‘. I for one enjoy reading inspirational quotes for the motivation and positive thoughts but they can also cheer me up. Since I’ve been dealing with managing my cancer care for the past six years, I recently had to start a new treatment because the other stopped working…it can be a downer when that happens. I enjoyed going through the pages of the book and reading each one and as you read one message, you flip to the next page and are reminded and encouraged to “fight on”.

I thought I would share with you a few motivational pages, as these encouraging words can relate to anyone in any situation a person finds themselves in…it’s a wonderful daily reminder for yourself or someone else.

'FIGHT ON' AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK

'FIGHT ON' AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK

'Fight On' An Inspirational Book

'Fight On' Inspirational Book

Fight On - An Inspirational Book

- Photos by Rose Angel Lopez

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In the Studio: DESIGN BY OCCASION GREETING CARDS

Yesterday, I featured my new birthday card design and today I’m sharing two other greeting cards I added to my shop!

DESIGN BY OCCASION GREETING CARD

‘Butterfly Release’: whimsical multi-colored butterflies flying out of an open gift box. 

This greeting card can have a few different sentiments – Get Well, Thinking of You, or Just Because. This handcrafted card comes with a coordinating hand-lined envelope. The inside of the card is left blank for your own personal message.

DESIGN BY OCCASION GREETING CARDS

DESIGN BY OCCASION GREETING CARDS

DESIGN BY OCCASION GREETING CARD

‘Gold Bird & Flower Petal’: gold-foiled 3-D overlays of a bird and flower petal.

With this design, I went with a modern approach by using a gold-foiled cardstock. I adorned the bird and the center of the flower petal with clear Swarovski Crystals that adds a bit of chic!

DESIGN BY OCCASION GREETING CARD

DESIGN BY OCCASION GREETING CARDS

To view more details of these cards and my other all-occasion cards, head on over to my shop.

I am offering a promotion with coupon code: “DBOSUMMER” where you will receive FREE SHIPPING off a minimum purchase of $6.95! This promotion will end on August 31, 2016. As always, thank you for supporting my little shop and Happy Shopping!

-Photos + Greeting Cards by Rose Angel Lopez 

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