Valentine’s Day Homemade Mug Project

There are three good things about my husband being out of town all week: chick flicks, girl time, and craft projects. I spent several nights this week with girlfriends, predictable (and fabulous) love-story movies, and  supplies to create Valentine’s day cards. While I love me a good Valentine’s Day card, another fun project you can … Continue reading

Mason Jar Theme Menus and Napkins

I can’t believe our last post was in October! Can you tell we were busy over the holidays? Anyway, here are some cocktail napkins and menus we did for a fall rustic, vineyard wedding in Malibu, California. Enjoy!   To order contact us at Or order online here and here (in the photo it is … Continue reading

Free Printable Halloween Labels Part 2

Halloween is just three days away! Maybe you’re totally on top of things and already have the perfect costume, the perfect treat creations for your kids’ friends, and every detail settled for that party you’re planning. Or…. maybe you still have a little more work to do. Whether you’re all ready for Halloween or frantically trying … Continue reading

Your One Stop Holiday Stationery Shop

Dear Friends and Soon-to-Be Friends, Crazy enough, the holiday season is almost upon us! From Thanksgiving until the New Year, it is a time to celebrate, share joy, and connect with family and friends. We, at First Impressions Designs, would love to help you spread cheer and connect with loved ones and clients near and … Continue reading

Free Halloween Printable Labels

Halloween is next week! Wow! In honor of the spooky, fun, and creative holiday, we have some free printables for you to create some totally awesome labels! These labels work fabulously to seal up candy, cookies, or other treats inside baggies (or try using CD sleeves!). Impress your neighbors, children’s teachers, and coworkers with your … Continue reading

Wedding Inpsiration: letterpress with silver and blue hues

Letterpress is an incredibly classic, traditional way of printing. The digital age has brought along many other forms of beautiful print, but there is something about using the oldest technique of printing for your big day. Here is a lovely inspiration for a blue and silver wedding, featuring a letterpress wedding invitation. Carlson Craft: images

Fall Wedding Inspiration


Gold foil & polka dots

I can’t believe this wedding took place almost a year ago! Where has the time gone? I guess better late than never… Today I have some fun, playful, but luxurious menus and programs for you. We custom printed polka dots in gold foil and printed the text in flat black ink for this September wedding … Continue reading

Children’s Custom Stationery

We recently worked on three sets of custom stationery for a client’s nieces and nephew. The girls both love dance and the boy loves baseball. So we used those interests as the basis for the designs. We created folded notecards, address labels, and luggage tags. I forgot to take pictures of one of the girl’s … Continue reading

Pink + Gold + Glitter = Fabulous

Stephanie, an amazing bride-to-be, and I started working together in March to create the perfect invitations for her September wedding. We ended up creating a luxurious, yet fun ensemble that set the tone for what I know will be a fabulous Maui wedding weekend. The blush pocket and envelope pull in her wedding color of blush pink, while the … Continue reading