Do It Yourself Project: Dessert Buffet Save the Date (and Congratulations!)

Yummy baked goods? Check. Convenient post card format? Check.  No need for excess paper in the form of an envelope? Check.

I recently stopped contributing to Minted’s Design Challenges for personal reasons (if you really want to know, e-mail me) and I was looking through all the things I had created for them in the past and had either not been picked or had not been selected. I illustrated this cake for a challenge a little while back and thought it was too cute to just have it laying around on my hard drive, so I pulled some inspiration from some of my favorite dessert buffet designers (primarily Sweet and Saucy, but also Amy Atlas) and illustrated this simple but adorable dessert table.

Why a Save the Date of all things? Well, it’s because I have someone very special to dedicate this to who can probably use on soon…

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I want to publicly give my warmest congratulations to my best friend (and pseudo-sister) Anne, who on Saturday called me with the most wonderful news that she’s engaged! I was so thrilled that I cried the whole way home in the car from Bethany‘s house and for the remainder of the day any time I said (or even thought!) “Anne is engaged” or “Anne is getting married’ I started crying again. I’m so, so ecstatic – her husband-to-be (!!), Sam, is absolutely incredible, and has been a rock for her. They’re perfect for each other, and I wish them all the happiness in the world. Congratulations again, guys, and hope my shout out didn’t embarrass you too much.

Enjoy, everyone!

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  • http://www.thepinkorange.com Rebecca

    Simply adorable!! Love them and totally my style.

  • http://fromportlandtopeonies.blogspot.com Liz

    aw that is just so sweet! made me want to cry! congrats to your best friend– and these save the dates are adorable!

  • http://siennawedding.blogspot.com Meg @ Sienna Wedding

    This is adorable! Lovely job on the card. Also, congrats to your friend!

  • http://judyandmariastravel.com/HOTELPORTFOLIO/Drem Dreams Weddings

    Well designed. Good color palate!

  • http://www.trulysmitten.blogspot.com Truly Smitten

    this is so adorable! the colors are really great!

  • http://www.twobrunettesshop.com Two Brunettes

    pretty much my favorite thing I’ve seen all week! It’s def amazingly adorable, so sweet, beautiful color choices… Congrats to your BFF!

  • http://www.thefinaltouchideas.blogspot.com The Final Touch

    Love the story! Love the design!

  • http://eliespapel.blogspot.com Elie’s Papel

    love this idea… very cute!

  • http://www.pamper-u.blogspot.com Carol

    Love it and I know my future daughter-in-law would too so I’m going to send here here. Thanks so much!

  • EJ

    Is there anyway to get a bigger version of the image?

  • http://www.sweeterthansugar.com.au Maree Rolfe

    THIS IS AMAZING! I just did a little happy dance, it is exactly the kind of thing I’d love for my business stationery & gift cards. Is the design available for purchase? Would love to hear from you, my email is sales@sweeterthansugar.com.au Thanks, Maree xo