Whew, it’s been quite a month! Things are starting to fall into a more manageable pace again. I’ve been dying to update this blog, so I’m going to start with one of my more recent projects – fundraising dinner invitations for the Gaining Life Initiative Foundation (GLI).
GLI is focused on increasing knowledge and supporting research of brain tumors, specifically glioblastoma multiforme. In collaboration with the University of Alabama Birmingham, they’re hoping to find a cure for this aggressive brain tumor.
I was so excited when GLI contacted me about working with them on this project. Their needs for their Dining Out for a Cure fundraising event were fun invitations in a dark blue and bright yellow color scheme that incorporated a gray Brain Cancer ribbon. You might remember Rita and Franck’s wedding invitation? And you might also remember the yellow and gray polka-dot inspiration post? Well, combine those two and add a hand-sewn gray ribbon and what do you have? The perfect invitation for GLI’s Dining Out for a Cure event! Take look at their website and tell me if I’m wrong.
We created a layered invitation using textured sapphire blue cardstock, bright banana yellow cardstock, and bright white. We then added a few lines of yellow polka-dots at the bottom, the GLI logo, and a hand-sewn light gray ribbon. We added an rsvp card that allowed guests to send a check if they weren’t able to attend the event. The goal was to create an invitation that left donors counting the days until the event, and to create excitement about and interest in the research GLI is conducting.
Thanks GLI for letting me be a part of your fundraising event!
If you’re interested in supporting this important cause, you can make contributions on their website here.
Fundraising Invitation: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio