Saturday, August 18, 2007

Beautiful Blooms

Custom stamps are the thing to have right now when putting that final touch before sending out your invitations but I just used these beautiful ones bought straight from the post office that I absolutely love. The 41 cents stamp collection is called "Beautiful Blooms" and I just used it for one of my brides who had us stamp her response cards as well as stuff the invitations.
The stamps feature different blooms in pinks, greens, oranges, and reds. It infuses just the right splash of color to brighten the envelope but the design is simple and subtle enough that it doesn't dominate it.

Don't underestimate how stamps can alter the feel of your invitation! The mailing envelope is the first thing your guests will see. It can further invoke the look and theme that you are trying to convey, or the wrong stamp can take away from all the work that you put into the beautiful package that will announce your big day.

Though I used these stamps for a fall client, I think that they will be perfect for upcoming Spring and Summer 2008 weddings too!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fall In Love with Letterpress

It seems like almost the whole world has once again fallen in love with this age old method of printing. I am no exception. I love letterpress!! I love the crisp impressions pressed into thick yet soft paper. It's so breathtaking!

The picture to the left is a letterpressed version of our popular handmade invitation "Ookie and Carlos". This handmade invitation, along with many others, will soon be available in the weddings/invitations/letterpress printing section of the website. It is part of our customizable collection.

If you love letterpress, don't hesitate to ask us for a quote. We have some of the most reasonable prices for letterpress! The reason is because we do all our letterpressing in house. So not only are our prices great, but so is our turnaround time for them (4 weeks maximum).

If your budget does not allow for our customizable invitations, I would suggest that you take a look at our flat panel letterpress invitations . We offer 15 ink colors that you can choose from for these styles and of course you can enter your own wording any way that you want! This is a great option for those of you that love letterpress but do not need too much customization. We try to design with many different motifs to choose from and the patterned ones are exquisite. Check back soon as we will start adding our 2 color options for this section soon!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Papeterie or Papeteriestore?

Our blog is live! I will be using this forum to keep you up to date with Papeterie's newest products and happenings and post answers to great questions we receive!

One of the common questions that we get asked is ,"Is your name Papeterie or Papeteriestore?" Our company name is called Papeterie! As much as we would have loved that to be our domain so people don't get confused, someone had taken They were very willing to sell it to us...and of course we entertained the offer, until we found out the price tag! Let's just say that it was in the tens of thousands, and we declined the offer.

So one mystery solved.