Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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I still can't believe Cree is 30. I just about fell off my chair when I realized he'll be 40 in ten years. What?  Time is flying too fast!

Anyway, he turned 30 and we decided to celebrate a little differently this year.

I've been planning on throwing a big party for him since his last birthday. When we went to make the guest list, we realized all the people we wanted to invite lived too far away to join! So...we decided to send the party to them. Each package contained confetti, party straws, buttons, jelly beans, paper mustaches, a Cree inspired info-graphic and instructions to have a party and send us a photo. It will make us feel like they celebrated with us!

Maybe a bit over the top, but he only turns 30 once right? (If you are rolling your eyes, just wait until we have kids!)

113 comments:

  1. oh my. awesome. every single detail. just beautiful!

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  2. love this! Such a great idea to send the party to where your friends are! How does Cree enjoy being 30? 10 years is a long way from now, and when the time comes, Cree will probably feel right at 40!

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  3. This is absolutely brilliant. No way am i rolling my eyes. 30 is a really big deal! I know this from experience.

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  4. You are so right. He loves being 30, and I'm sure he'll love being 40. It just amazes me how fast time flies!

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  5. Amanda, this is incredible!! What a fun way to celebrate!! And, your designs are fantastic :)

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  6. Oh! I love love love this idea and it looks awsome! Very well done!

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  7. what a perfect idea. That always happens with us too, all the people we want at a party are always far away! :)

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  8. ha! i love it! nothing can be considered "over the top" if it's designed well, right? (i use that excuse, at least.)

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  9. Usually I'm totally cynical about the over-the-top stuff people do for this kind of thing but that's only because I've never seen it done with such finesse! These are SERIOUSLY stylish. If I had your skills I'd totally go over the top too. Happy Birthday, Cree!

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  10. amanda, you are a graphic design goddess!

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  11. This is such a cool idea Amanda! I bet you're going to get some awesome photos back in the mail :)

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  12. Love this! I would be so happy to get this in the mail!

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  13. you are an amazing wife and gal to your cree! this is such a beautiful idea! i love it!

    xoxo

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  14. yep, this is just about the most awesome thing i've seen in a while!

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  15. Love this. All of the fonts you used are amazing. Can I ask which fonts you used?

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  16. Such a great idea! And I love you Infographics! Happy Birthday to Cree, yet another time!! =)

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  17. Sure thing! I used Gotham Rounded and Wisdom script, which you can find
    http://www.losttype.com/font/?name=wisdom%20script.

    Hannah of http://manyrandommusings.blogspot.com/ brought it to my attention.

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  18. Amazing, my lady! You are so talented!

    I will admit, I looked at that last photo in flickr so I could look at the largest size and read all the fine print. Watched the OC four times - ha! Awesome!

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  19. AW! This is amazing! You're so talented, Amanda. Can I ask what kind of printer you use?

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  20. Holy bollocks your blog post has 23 comments in the four hours since it was posted. I want all your fonts and your hubby.

    Keep up the good works!

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  21. @REB Rory, you make me laugh so hard.

    @Paddle to shore, I don't mind at all! I use a Canon Pixma. It's great!

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  22. brilliant and so well-designed. nice work!

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  23. Not over the top at all - I would be so excited to receive something like this in the post!

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  24. this is seriously genius! and definitely puts my husband's 30th birthday celebration to shame! haha :) love love love it.

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  25. THIS is the BEST idea ever!
    my husband is turning 30 in august and i really need to step up my game and plan something magical. :P

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  26. blown away by how amazing these are! oh my goodness!!

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  27. seriously love it. i think i will hire you to design all my paper goods if you don't mind.

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  28. Amanda, this is brilliant. I LOVE IT! You creative lady, you.

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  29. these are awesome. i once sent a birthday in a box to my best friend when i was away for a semester. she was so surprised and loved it!

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  30. that is such a cool idea. rolling my eyes? more like wanting to steal this amazing idea! :D
    -Tina

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  31. Hooray for you! No eye-rolling here, and I can't wait to see what you do when you have kids! There is nothing I enjoy more than planning and throwing my three girls' birthdays. Always over the top. Always super fun. :-)

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  32. love it!!! you are so creative and talented!!

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  33. Aw, that is so sweet! I can feel the love from all the way over here. Hope you guys had a wonderful birthday celebration!

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  34. oh my goodness, I love this! what a fun idea. and the design is perfect.

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  35. While watching the Sing-Off recently I was thinking of Four Hits and a Miss! Happy birthday, Cree!

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  36. Amanda, you are all kinds of cool.
    This makes me think you and I should be besties ;)

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  37. This is seriously amazing. Sooo creative and designed to perfection. What a lucky husband you have.

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  38. Seriously?! This is the cutest present ever! Happy Birthday to your sweet Cree.

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  39. that is an AMAZING idea! good work! happy birthday cree!

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  40. Great idea! And, of course, beautifully designed and executed. Happy (belated) Birthday, Cree!

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  41. Amanda, this is such an amazing idea:) you guys are awesome

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  42. This is too cute for words. My husband turns 30 on December 13th and I'm not sure what to do for it. Thanks for the idea!

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  43. what a fantastic idea! happy belated birthday to him! and don't fret about 40, it was my best birthday yet :)

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  44. 30 is a big deal in a boy to man kind of way!I think it's so inspiring you guys are always thinking about friends and family who are living else where. I love the graphics, you're giving me ideas!

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  45. This is an incredibly cute idea :o) I love the colors you chose & the way you packaged everything up. Truly lovely!

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    My fingers are crossed!

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  47. Hi Amanda! Saw this post covered on Oh Happy Day and I had to come over and check it out myself. Totally in love with this idea. I will be turning 30 in April (Yikes!) and because my friends are scattered all over the world this would be a great way to celebrate with them too! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea!

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  48. I love this idea! So cute.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  49. also in love with this! would you do custom orders?

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  50. I too love this idea! Would you do custom orders? My other half turns 30 in March, and he refuse to make a deal out of it. But I think his family that cannot travel would have so much fun with this :) Thanks for sharing!

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  51. love love love it! what fonts did you use here amanda??

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  52. wandered over via oh happy day. love love this happy idea! i also love ann arbor. my best friend owns a cafe there and introduced me to all the wonderful things in ann arbor like zingerman's and found.

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