wedding invitations - Fireflies

Tags: wedding invitations, mason jar, bell jar, vintage jar, rustic charm, fireflies, lightening bugs, country, farm

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Inspired by vintage mason jars and the twinkling lights of fireflies in the summer. The jar itself is hand-drawn.

tags:

wedding invitations, mason jar, bell jar, vintage jar, rustic charm, fireflies, lightening bugs, country, farm

colors shown:

mocha, tan, white, soft yellow

fonts:

Adios Script, Nofret, Adobe Jenson Pro

design inspired by:

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submitted on:

Feb 17 2010

Edited on:

Mar 25 2010

average score:

3.49

comments:

62

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wedding invitations - Fireflies by cadence paige design

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cadence paige design on Feb 17, 2010 at 10:37pm
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Totally open to suggestions/feedback!

Design Lotus on Feb 17, 2010 at 11:54pm
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Your design is suffering from too many good ideas. I would simplify by nixing the jars and the barn board bg. My favorite elements are of the fireflies. The jars, although super cute- They are conflicting with the formal style of the fonts and swashes.

cadence paige design on Feb 18, 2010 at 5:52am
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I know, I know...too many things. But I heart Mason Jars. :) What if I lost the barn board and fine-tuned the jars? (they're FPO sketches right now) Worth a shot or move on? Thanks!

Noah and Olivia on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:16am
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I like the barn theme, perhaps if you lightened the color of the mason jars they wouldn't compete with the text as much

Tickled Ink Paperie on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:38am
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I love your designs. The pink lemonade is super cute. I think if you lightened the board so that it is not such a strong element, and then made the jars the same color as the text. There are too many beautiful elements competing with each other. I think also maybe the swashes do not go with the barn theme- although you can find something that will to bring it all together and still be formal enough for a wedding invite. Something that looks similar to a barn wedding type of look. Maybe draw it- since you drew the others and they will all go together. Just my thoughts :). Good job, though- the colors are lovely and I love your ideas!!

cadence paige design on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:59am
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Thanks everyone - I appreciate the extra eyes! I'm going to keep playing.

Tickled Ink Paperie on Feb 18, 2010 at 1:51pm
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This looks great! Much better!!!

Sincerely Jackie on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:17pm
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I love this version!

Lisa Razza on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:31pm
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I LOVE the jar and the fireflies- very cute. I'd be curious to see how this looked if the colors used were a bit more natural/outdoorsy- that might match the theme and informal quality of the jar.

Design Lotus on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:48pm
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Great rework! I adore the jar and the fireflies. I think the gray kinda throws me off a little. I might try a dark bark (dark choc + gray) color.

cadence paige design on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:59pm
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Thanks guys! Seems like everything I try, either the jar or the fireflies get lost....I"ll continue to play.

Sincerely Jackie on Feb 18, 2010 at 4:01pm
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I love this exactly the way it is! the only problem is that I had a similar design, so I need to tweak mine!!

Three Kisses Studio on Feb 18, 2010 at 4:04pm
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Love the design but the grey throws me off. Not sure what to suggest however!! Great job.

SunnyJuly on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:18pm
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YES! much better. Love the single jar and the formatting of the type. Didn't mind the swirls at first, but this is cleaner. I love the idea of brown and blue too.

SimpleTe Design on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:10pm
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great improvement ... one jar was the way to go! i would simplify the design even more by removing the borders, it would be as if the lightning bugs could fly off the page.

cadence paige design on Feb 19, 2010 at 5:17am
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Wow! Thanks everyone for taking the time to leave feedback! You've been so helpful. I'm going to leave it as is for now and take a break from it. :) Thanks again.

Jessica Strayer on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:02am
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just love it!

Carrie ONeal on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:17am
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This is beautiful! Great work!!!!! It's fun to see how this design has progressed thru the feedback! It's a gorgeous solution.

connors creative on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:21am
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darling. And so original.

Jennifer Postorino on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:42am
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i like the changes! reads much better :) great job!!!

uphill industries on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:06am
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I think the artwork on this is gorgeous. Nice work!

Anne Holmquist on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:12am
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So beautiful and original!!!

Two Pooch Paperie on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:24am
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just noticed the rework of this and it looks really nice, great job. I love mason jars too. What a great idea.

SunnyJuly on Feb 20, 2010 at 12:23pm
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love the color change! BEAUTIFUL!

Sarah Brown on Feb 21, 2010 at 7:46am
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Such a cute idea! Love the mason jar!

Bridget Collins on Feb 22, 2010 at 4:11am
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Beautiful!

Sandhya Rao on Feb 25, 2010 at 12:45pm
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Love the concept! I am sure this would be a win as well :) Goodluck!

Jessica Bishop on Feb 25, 2010 at 1:27pm
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love the illustration. very nice!

Echo on Feb 26, 2010 at 11:08am

This is a really great concept! I had an evening outdoor wedding last June and these would have been my pick. I was worried all of the little kids would get bored, but the caught fireflies during the entire reception. :)

Unless Someone Like You on Feb 26, 2010 at 9:06pm
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it's going to look great in print AND in other colors - wonderful concept and execution!

Gakemi Art+Design on Mar 1, 2010 at 6:06am
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Beautiful work and unique from other submissions. The "love" on the mason jar is just clever.

cadence paige design on Mar 1, 2010 at 6:53am
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Thanks everyone! :)

Design Lotus on Mar 1, 2010 at 7:07am
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I love the progression of this design from start to finish. One more little suggestion - I photoshoped out the 'We' at the top - I don't think you need it. =)

cadence paige design on Mar 1, 2010 at 12:57pm
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Thanks Amy! I get what you're saying and I agree with either way. But I actually prefer the "We" at the top for now so I can play off the two fireflies. My personal preference but the suggestion is much appreciated!

Megan Bryan on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:59pm
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I adore this design!

Elena Kloppenburg on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:03pm
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magical! great design...

.Laura Hippe. on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:17pm
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I'm really sad that I didn't see earlier versions of this design! It's turned out absolutely wonderful, though! I love the idea, I love the design, I love what you've done with the type. Very well done!

Up Up Creative on Mar 6, 2010 at 12:18pm
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this is such a wonderful invitation. i just know that any wedding it's attached to would be magical.

beth perry DESIGN on Mar 7, 2010 at 3:54pm
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Love the twinkly fireflies, Paige! Very magical and sweet design and great illustration - that jar is awesome. I want to go to this wedding!

Oscar & Emma on Mar 8, 2010 at 8:55am
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great jar illustration and twinkling fireflies :)

Hello & Co. on Mar 8, 2010 at 6:44pm
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This is really lovely. My favorite so far!

Unless Someone Like You on Mar 12, 2010 at 2:06pm
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5!

Carrie ONeal on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:36pm
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Again!! Great! Great work! I'm pulling for you!

beka on Mar 14, 2010 at 6:39pm

i LOVE this design as is! :)

kelli hall on Mar 15, 2010 at 4:55am
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very pretty and unique

Amanda Baird on Mar 16, 2010 at 9:07am
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very sweet....

Lynn on Mar 16, 2010 at 8:54pm

love this one!

Ashley on Mar 23, 2010 at 6:55pm

Paige! Can I order these from you? They're great!

Ashley on Mar 24, 2010 at 5:31am

I LOVE! this design! Novel! Perfect for an evening lowcountry wedding!

matt on Mar 24, 2010 at 2:41pm

Very nice. Paige. If I ever get married again, you are hired.

cadence paige design on Mar 28, 2010 at 6:20am
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Thanks everyone for all the amazing feedback and kind words! :)

hannahcloud DESIGN on Apr 6, 2010 at 5:01am
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Congratulations! WELL DESERVED!

Karen Glenn on Apr 6, 2010 at 8:39am
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Congratulations, Paige! Such a fun concept :)

Paper Dahlia on Apr 6, 2010 at 9:25am
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Congrats! A beautiful design!

SimpleTe Design on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:25am
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Congrats on your win ... such a great illustration!

kelli hall on Apr 6, 2010 at 11:24am
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congrats paige! this is so magical and beautiful!

Karen Glenn on Apr 6, 2010 at 12:22pm
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Congratulations, Paige--such a great concept!

Amanda Larsen Design on Apr 8, 2010 at 11:05am
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Congratulations on your winning design! This is a lovely and unique approach!

Oscar & Emma on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:25pm
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Congratulations, Paige!!

Oscar & Emma on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:26pm
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Congratulations, Paige! Go C-Bus!

Kaitlin on Apr 12, 2011 at 8:54am

Hey Cadence, I love your work. I wanted to ask you a question about your designs. Would you mind contacting me at kait.burke@yahoo.com? Thank so much!

Cindy J Bryant on Nov 18, 2012 at 9:45am
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I'm new to Minted and recently submitted my own art work for the first time. And as I started to browse Minted designs to build my "favorite designs" board, I came across this beautiful piece you created. I absolutely love it! It's simple, yet has such details and beauty in it. I hope to be able to design like this someday. Amazing job!:)

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