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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Graduation Announcement Reveal

Can you believe it is already halfway through April? Because I can't. It means I am incredibly close to graduation...in fact it is a month and a day until I graduate. And what better time to reveal my graduation announcements? A while back I decided that the official invitations were too ugly for my taste. But I didn't want to do a TinyPrints/Minted one with photos because I don't like sending photos of just myself to people. I decided to make the "official" invitations I wished we had.
First I stopped in at the Paper Place in Austin for burnt orange shimmer paper. Funny story, I had gone to the store in October to look at their paper and I saw the orange, took a photo of it and intended to send it to my mom - I forgot. But then in November, while I was in class, my mom went to the same store and found the paper intent to show me. This is just yet another way of showing how we are the same person.
From there I designed the invitation on Adobe inDesign. I pulled the seal from Google Images and aligned everything center. The font is one of UT's official fonts. Lastly, we printed it on white card stock and glued it to the orange background. I'm quite happy with the way they turned out! They are exactly what I wish our official invitations looked like - simple and elegant.
The stamps are part of the Forever collection and we used a burnt orange marker to write the addresses. Lastly, the stickers came from the University Co-Op.
What did your college graduation announcements look like? - xoxo darling, Hayden


  1. Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE that you've continued this blog all through college (I've low key been keeping up this entire time and you made me want to come to Austin so badly) and I can't believe we've gone from dancing two hands to being real adults... CRAZY.

    1. Thank you so much Paige! I can't believe we are adults now either. Hope you are doing well!