Jim’s Birthday
  • Happy Birthday to my husband!  In honor of the big 31, I thought I’d share the invitation I created for his surprise 30th birthday party last year.

    I went through about four very boring ideas for this invitation before inspiration struck.  I used a high-resolution photograph of a $20 bill and Photoshopped it into a $30 bill with my husband’s picture in the center.  This was printed on ivory linen paper with the information about the party on the back.

    Note:  If you decide to attempt a project like this yourself, be aware that Photoshop has some surprise limitations in place when you’re dealing with a photo of actual currency.   Who knew?  I had to find some interesting workarounds to actually be able to print it.

    This is the final result – it was sized to fit in a standard #10 envelope:

    30th Birthday (front)

    Front of the $30 bill invitation

    30th Birthday (back)

    Back of the $30 bill invitation

    Interested in something similar?  Let me know!

    May 20th, 2009 | thecheshirekat | No Comments | Tags: , ,

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Katrina Hetrick

I started The Cheshire Kat Design Studio after designing stationery and paper products for my own wedding in 2008. Since then, I've branched out into event coordination as well, and the paper side of the studio continues to grow with our newest addition: letterpress! Everything I do is completely custom for each client, so contact me with your ideas and we'll work out something fabulous!

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