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Boldly Gold


I am quite hesitant to make an entry about this particular editorial because I’ve shared (about) it several times on my Instagram and Facebook accounts already; BUT yesterday, the editorial got featured in Bride and Breakfast and so now, I have a new reason to share.

A few months back, Blue Trumpet Events asked me if I would like to design the invitation suite/stationery for an editorial that they are doing. My blink response was ‘yes’—a nervous yes. When I saw their pegs, the elf workers in my head instantly moved.

Geometric shapes, black, and gold. People close to me know my love for geometric patterns, so the concept rung with a certain familiarity. I remembered the diamond paper ornaments that I pinned to my “The Day Someday” board and used it as inspiration for the main elements of the invitation suite. The foil texture, on the other hand, was inspired by Blue Trumpet’s cake peg. The font Manhattan Darling also came as a blessing, as it tied so well with the rest of the elements; and Bodoni was perfect for the ‘glossy magazine’ look I have in mind (in my opinion at least). The geometric heart on the save-the-date card (which they also translated into a backdrop) was inspired by paper-folded hearts that I saw on the internet. Caleb also helped me with the brush illustration on the dress guide.

This project gave me an adrenaline rush like no other. If I didn’t have work the next day, I would have finished the entire look in one sitting! I guess what they say about doing what you love is true.

I continue to be thankful to/for those who trust in the work that I do and those who appreciate. I will always remember this “Boldly Gold” project as the time I boldly went for something I really like doing.

I will leave you with some photos (taken by the brilliant Zeus Martinez), but you can view the rest of the editorial here.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask for or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” –Ephesians 3:20-21

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Hello. We’re Calorie. We’re a couple (pun!) of twentysomethings from Manila who really like art, design, and each other. Calorie is a portmanteau of our names: Caleb and Rorie. Calorie Creatives is a place for us to explore and experiment with the kind of art that excites us. If you think we can work together on something awesome, feel free to send us a hello at

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