Monday, April 30, 2012

Design: Little Bear Inspired Party Printables


I don't often do custom designs (sewing or party printables or anything finished for that matter) because it is too difficult to find the time. I've too long a list of things to make. But occassionally I get a request I can't resist, and that's how it went with this printables set.


Somebody saw Scarlett's Woodland Picnic birthday party last year and asked if I could do a version of the printables inspired by Little Bear. I love Little Bear! And as it turned out, I'd already been playing with a yellow and white version, which happened to be her color palette. So here is the Little Bear Inspired Party Printables set. Serendipity.


The Little Bear stories are adorable and I think perfectly paired with Maurice Sendak illustrations. I love his reduced color palette--sepia tones and some green in some cases. I chose to just use Sepia and I drew my own little bear illustration with ink and watercolor. A little guy inspired by Sendak's Little Bear but original. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but copying, not so much!


In addition to the faux bois, yellow gingham and sepia illustrations I kept the swiss dot floral and acorns from the original picnic designs. I changed the color palette a bit and I love how it all works together. Makes it seem like lazy summer already.


The printables set has all sorts of things because it's easy to get carried away with iterations of an idea. And it's very customizable.


My favorite may be the large circle tags with the little bear in the middle. Would be totally endearing on a picnic package or as a tag with a thank you note written on the reverse. I also love the merchandise tags. How fun would it be to have a packet of wildflowers as a party favor with a tag saying "plant and watch the flowers grow"?


If you are interested in this printable set you can find itlisted here in my Etsy shop.


Party planning seems to be in full swing. At least it had better be for me because here comes May!

12 comments:

Jenny said...

LOVE it.

Emily said...

Beautiful set! I love Little Bear. :)

CBH said...

Wow! I was going to use the woodland's for my son's first birthday, but we had to move to an indoor venue. With the change came a new theme, meaning I 'designed' my own invitation. I went with a Teddy Bear picnic theme using blue gingham, I looked at this at sighed... I still have a way to go ;)

These are gorgeous.

cestMoi Sandy said...

I love this theme Anneliese! With 3 girls and 3 boys I still sometimes have a hard time to find a cool/cute theme for the boys!

Thanks for sharing. Love it.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely amazing! Love your original art and the faux bois. Now I just need a little one to plan a party for...

Terri Betz said...

Just had to stop n tell you....great job! Very artistic n sweet at the same time! Thank you for sharing! I too have a long way to go. Your imagination is enviable! :D

Rae said...

SO beautiful!! you are so talented!!

mksharingthelove said...

So cute...I loved the red but the yellow looks fabulous as well.

feelincrafty said...

This party set is just so sweet! You do such beautiful work!

Delia said...

This is adorable! Wish I had it for Reid's 3rd birthday. He loved Little Bear too!

玉芳 said...

Aaaww I love the theme! This reminds me of the "Teddy Bear's Picnic Song". ^^ X

dana said...

oh this is so fun! My kids LOVE Little Bear. Cute idea!

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