I was so excited when my good friend Rachel commissioned me to do the invitations for her daughter’s 1st birthday party. Not only does Rachel have impeccable taste and design sensibility, but she is a master of those little creative touches that make an event special, so I was very excited to be a part of it.

She and her husband decided on Reading Rainbow as their theme, which I love! It’s original, colorful, and invites guests to bring books–my favorite to give and receive. We went with a vintagy, muted rainbow palette. I wanted the illustration to have a children’s book feel. I was inspired by the cute little lion on this vintage Irmi mobile (Camille has one in her room). I had so much fun designing these.