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Estd. 2015

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Watercolor Crests

Celebrate your love story with a beautiful watercolor crest! It will serve as a cherished family keepsake and visual representation of your love for years to come!

TIMELESS FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

It all started with WEDDING WELCOME GIFTS

YOUR story is worth celebrating

Let's Use it to Welcome Others

I learned how to digitize my watercolor designs and the rest is history!

What started out as wanting to make some labels, grew into offering watercolor crests, pet portraits, maps, and more!

I'll paint the special details of your crest, digitize it, and help you add the artwork to stationery, gifts, and other thoughtful welcoming details that will allow you to include and cherish your love story in all your special moments!

In 2015, I founded The Welcoming District as a gift design studio and loved helping couples welcome wedding guests with the goodies that told their love stories. It was so fun discovering new treats to gift, but packaging was often the greatest challenge. Many makers had excellent products, but their branding didn't quite match the aesthetic I was representing. That's when I decided that I wanted to start making my own labels to help couples welcome their guests graciously with their love stories. I always enjoyed painting, so.....

I ended up refocusing my business on watercolor artistry to tell your story and graciously welcome your loved ones.

Your love story is beautiful and unique! Let's paint an heirloom you can cherish forever and use to welcome loved ones!

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Design Your Custom Crest

Make it your own with calligraphy, serif, and vintage styles

5. Choose your Monogram

100+ predesigned icons to choose from with ability to further customize*

4. Choose Your Icons

15 options included with ability to further customize*

3. Choose Your Floral

18 color options, 4 styles, & text of your choice

2. Choose Your Banner color, style, & Text

18 color options

1. Choose Your Crest Color

Wedding crest

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This the base of your design. I suggest selecting a color that matches the main color of your wedding or one you like to decorate with around your home.

Crest Color

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Banners come in the same colors as crests and can be mixed or matched. Choose from 4 different styles and customize it with your surname or wedding date.

Banner

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Choose from 16 floral combinations! Want to mix and match or add custom flowers? Let's do it! Please see the add-ons page below for pricing.

Floral

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There are over 100 predesigned icons to choose from! (not all are pictured here.) I suggest up to eight. If you'd like a custom pet, icon, or venue added, please see the add-ons for pricing.

Icons

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Use a single, double, or triple monogram anD Choose from calligraphy, serif, vintage, or mix them!

Monogram

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You have the choice of printing on your own or select any of the fun items I offer in my crest products shop. You may  order with me at the time you purchase the painting or at a later date that works for you. Regardless, you'll have a hand-painted, digitized painting that you can cherish for years to come!

Print for Personal Use

Once your heirloom is designed, you will receive a JPG, PNG, and PDF file of your crest and your project is complete. You may use these for personal use in so many sweet ways!

Your Files

You'll choose your crest color, banner, floral, icons, and monogram from my predesigned collection and describe/send pictures for any add-on customizations you'd like me to paint just for you.

Choose Your Crest Details

Design Week

This is when I put all your details together and paint custom elements. I schedule a "design week" so it lets you know when you should keep an eye out for messages from me. The sooner I hear back from you regarding changes/approval, the sooner you have your crest files.

We'll plan your design week, sign an agreement through HoneyBook, and get your project on my calendar.

Agreement

Contact me here (which leads to an invoice in HoneyBook). Crests start at $250. If you know of any upgrades you'd like to add like a pet portrait, custom icon, etc., I'd love to hear about them during this time.

Purchase a Crest

Contact

If you have questions about commissioning a watercolor crest, schedule a 15 minute complimentary consultation call here. Ready to book now? Simply move on to step two! 

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STEP ONE

Your crest will make gifts, stationery, & home decor adorable and meaningful!

DESIGN PROCESS

watercolor crest

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+ $50

Add A custom Icon

A great way to add your personality!

when purchasing for a crest

Save $25

Add Your home or wedding venue

+ $150

+ $100

Add Your Pet's Portrait

when purchasing for a crest

Save $50

Remember a lost loved one or celebrate a cherished memory!

+ $50

Add A custom Flower

+ $50

Mix Your Own Florals

If the predesigned bouquets don't exactly match your palette...

Five ways to add more of your personality to your crest:

Crest Add-Ons

WHATEVER DETAILS YOU CHOOSE TO INCLUDE, IT'S SURE TO BE BEAUTIFUL, TIMELESS, AND YOU!

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starting at $250

A custom watercolor crest is a beautiful representation of your lives coming together as one. Each icon can represent your individual/shared interests, hobbies, careers, special places, and more! Crests are a fun way to add your personality to wedding details and can even act as a "logo" for your special day! They can be used early on for save-the-dates, bridal showers, and your wedding website and then as a continued aesthetic throughout stationery, signage, wedding welcome gifts, and favors.

Long after your wedding day, use this piece of family heraldry on home decor and personalized family stationery. A flag outside your home, notepads to write messages to your child's teacher, and embroidered crest towels are just a few of the many ways they can be enjoyed for years to come!

Book Your CUSTOM WATERCOLOR CREST

Maximize your Crest Options

Would you like to use your crest on things like letterpress cocktail napkins, embroidered linens, or single-color can coolers? Maximize your watercolor crest options by adding on a "Line Image." 

Your image will be an outline of all the pretty details in your original crest, so make sure to purchase one of those first. You'll receive an AI, EPS, and transparent PNG like the black and white image pictured here. 

When you go to get your details printed, you'll have options for printing colors. For instance, this Connect 4 yard game was made using the original watercolor crest files and the single-color line image file. The decal printer was able to use this black and white image to print it in marsala and white.

ELEVATE YOUR CREST OPTIONS WITH A LINE IMAGE FILE!

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$150

with a line image version of your crest

Once you have your 

apply them to the sweetest STATIONERY, details & gifts!

Digital Crest Files

Crest
Tote Bag

Crest
Tea Towel

Crest
Garden Flag

Crest Art Print
8"x10"

$32

$34

$36

$28

Crest
Cosmetic Bag

Crest
Mug

Crest
House Flag

Paper Coasters
(Set of 40)

$36

$34

$42

$48

T-Shirt
(Full Color Crest)

Neoprene Crest Coasters (Set of 4)

Crest Pillow Case
(Case Only)

Crest Art Print
16"x20"

COMING SOON!

$38

$48

$48

T-Shirt
(Single Color Crest)

Folded Notecards
(Set of 24)

Crest Pillow
(Case & Insert)

Crest
Cornhole Boards

Crest Ornament

COMING SOON!

SOLD OUT

COMING SOON!

$42

$68

Crest Art Print
11"x14"

$38

WATERCOLOR CREST PRODUCTS

Print Your Custom Artwork

Once I have finished your art project and you have your digital files, you can print your crest on your own or I offer the following items that can be purchased below. Your artwork can be applied to any of these sweet details!

"YOUR CREST WILL SYMBOLIZE THE LIFE YOU BUILD TOGETHER AND SERVE AS AN HEIRLOOM FOR YEARS TO COME."

"Your crest will symbolize the life you build together and serve as an heirloom for years to come."

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Add thoughtful details to your welcome gifts by putting your crest on gift tags, labels, and notes. It will give your guests a special keepsake no matter how you decide to use it!

welcome gifts

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TO USE A CREST

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use your crest on all your stationery from save-the-dates to day-of details and thank you notes! It will be a continuous and meaningful aesthetic 
that everyone will enjoy!

stationery

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How (literally) sweet is this detail?! crest cookies would be a lovely detail for your bridal shower, welcome gifts, and favors!

cookies

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Guide your guests to their destination with your crest! and you will love using a crest garden flag at your home for years to come.

signs & flags

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the rental furniture for your reception will look like yours when graced with a crest pillow. use them on your couch at home, too! 

pillows

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Your guests will love this fun detail! Use your crest on games like cornhole and connect 4!

yard games

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How adorable would your bridal party look in these? Whether wearing them for a bachelorette party or getting ready for the big day, you would all look super cute together!

t-shirts

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cups and koozies are a fun, functional way to add personality to your reception. They also serve as a keepsake that anyone can enjoy!

drinkware

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to use a crest

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LET'S CHAT

If you have questions about commissioning a watercolor crest, pet portrait, map, home/wedding venue, or cocktail sign, please grab a cup of tea, your favorite sweet treat, and schedule a time to chat, friend!

LET'S SCHEDULE A 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION CALL

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tell your love story

with a custom watercolor crest

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