Announcing our 2014 Do Good Contest Winner: Jocelyn Smith!

We’re pleased to announce the grand prize winner of our 3rd annual Do Good Contest: Jocelyn Smith! Jocelyn volunteers every week with an amazing organization called God’s Love We Deliver, which provides 4,600 meals daily to folks suffering from life-altering illnesses in the New York City area. In addition to nutritious, home-delivered meals, the organization also provides groceries, nutrition counseling and more. Visit their website to read about the organization’s history and to learn how you can get involved today!

Jocelyn Smith is the 2014 winner of Bella Figura's Do Good Contest! Jocelyn volunteers weekly at NYC's God's Love We Deliver food service, which helps deliver 4,600 meals daily to folks with severe illnesses in the NYC area!

Check out some of the other entries from this year’s contest! Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit an entry!

Enter to Win $1500 from Bella Figura in our 2014 Do Good Contest!

Our Do Good promotion is back! Enter our contest to win $1500 in stationery from Bella Figura. Everyone who enters will be eligible for 25 free invitation sets with an order of 50 or more. It’s easy to enter! Here’s how it works: we want to see what good means to you — is it volunteering at your local food pantry, or giving blood? Planting trees or spending time with patients at the local children’s hospital? Whatever your good deed is, we want to hear about it! Upload a photo or video on Instagram to share what you’re doing to make a difference, and we’ll give you 25 free additional invitation sets just for your good deed! The grand prize will be awarded to the person with the ultimate good deed. No purchase is necessary to enter, and the contest is open to entrants worldwide! Want to be inspired? Check out last year’s winner, or take a look at the entries we received in last year’s contest!

Enter to win $1500 in stationery from Bella Figura! Everyone who enters gets 25 free invitation sets with an order of 50 or more

RULES AND DETAILS:

Entry period: Your good deed must happen between July 2 – July 23, 2014. Submissions must be uploaded to Instagram by midnight onWednesday, July 23, 2014 to be eligible.  

Prizes: Everyone who follows the guidelines above and uploads a photo or video of their good deed to Instagram will be eligible for 25 free additional invitation sets with the purchase of 50 or more [you must purchase at least 50 invitation sets]. This promotional offer is valid on orders placed through October 15, 2014. “Invitation sets” include an invitation, reply card + envelope or reply postcard, invitation envelope, and any coordinating embellishments (this includes envelope liners, pocketfolds, edge painting, etc.). One lucky winner will win $1,500 that can be used towards their next order at bellafigura.com. The $1,500 grand prize must be redeemed by December 15, 2014. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Criteria: We’re letting you determine the definition of “good.” For the free 25 invitation sets, anything you consider good will work. For the grand prize, we’re looking for inspiring actions that bring us hope; that demonstrate the power of an individual to do good; and that show us how the world can be a caring and beautiful place. Please be sure to get a photo or video of yourself in action!

Judging: The team at Bella Figura will vote to select one winner for the grand prize based on the criteria listed above. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Other details: the Buy 50 Get 25 promotional offer can be combined with our other ongoing discounts – save 10% when you order 6 printed pieces or more, or get free favor cards if you’re donating to charity – but cannot be combined with our Designer of the Month promotion. The grand prize cannot be combined with any of our other ongoing discounts or promotions. Grand prize winner may take advantage of Buy 50 Get 25 free promotional offer in a separate order.

Meet Designer Chelsea Petaja – our July Designer of the Month

Our Designer of the Month for July is Chelsea Petaja! Chelsea joined the Bella Figura family this year and has 5 new designs for 2014 – and they’re all on sale this month! Chelsea’s style is modern yet sweet and has a hand-crafted look. Several of her new designs are on the rustic side and would be perfect for a fall wedding! Chelsea gave us a little peek into her home – where she lives and works with her husband Tec Petaja.

Bella Figura designer Chelsea Petaja

Living, working, loving and entertaining out of one place ain’t no joke. My husband and I recently moved into the same studio space (a reclaimed garage in our backyard) which makes our living quarters just a little tighter… and a little more revealing about our individual working habits. (Like my humming and Tec’s lack of an internal monologue. Ha!) But when setting up our space, I ran across this quote by William Morris that helps me to be honest in my design aesthetic: “If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” For me, white and bright with pops of color and pattern are beautiful. My computer is useful. My drafting table and desk are both. I’m surrounded by artwork and photographs and sketches that are meaningful, but when they become mundane, I switch them up so that this is a space of creativity and inspiration–a space where imagination can wander and emails can be sent.

Bella Figura designer Chelsea Petaja's workspace

Bella Figura designer Chelsea Petaja's workspaceBella Figura designer Chelsea Petaja's workspace

Take a look at some of Chelsea’s designs below – her entire collection (including invitations, save the dates, social notes, and more!) is on sale for 10% off during the month of July (and you can save an additional 10% if you order 6 printed pieces or more!). Have questions about this promotion? Please, be in touch!

Designs by Chelsea Petaja are on sale through the month of July 2014!

Harvest by Chelsea Petaja for Bella Figura is on sale through the month of July 2014!

Wreath Crest by Chelsea Petaja for Bella Figura is on sale through the month of July 2014!

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Chelsea Petaja and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on July 31, 2014 in order to receive this offer.


Bestsellers from Jessica Tierney are on sale through June 30!

Our designer of the month for June is our lead in-house designer, Jessica Tierney! Jess has created over 40 wedding invitation designs for the Bella Figura collection — many of which are some of our most popular designs! — and they’re all on sale from now through June 30! Save 10% on any order featuring any design from Jessica’s collection, or save 20% on orders with 6 printed pieces or more (and if you need help figuring out how to get to 6 pieces, check out some of these ideas). Here are some of our favorite designs that Jess has created, but be sure to shop her entire collection today!

On sale now: classic + vintage letterpress wedding invitations by Jessica Tierney for Bella Figura

Clockwise from top right: Laurent, Roosevelt, Odeon, A Bientot 

Modern letterpress wedding invitations by Jessica Tierney for Bella Figura are on sale now through June 30, 2014!

Clockwise from top right: Parker, Urbanic, Duncan, Viceroy 

Floral letterpress wedding invitations by Jessica Tierney for Bella Figura are on sale now through June 30, 2014!

Clockwise from top right: Leigha Spring, Faunus, Seraphina, Rustic Jolene 

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Jessica Tierney and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on June 30, 2014 in order to receive this offer.

Rustic designs on sale from Maura Gauthier’s Bella Figura collection!

Vintage loving brides rejoice: our May designer of the month is Maura Gauthier! Maura’s Bella Figura collection is filled with vintage floral touches and chic rustic style. Save 10% when you order any of Maura’s designs this month for wedding invitations, save the dates, and more. Order 6 printed pieces featuring one of Maura’s designs and you can save 20%! (If you need help figuring out how to get to 6 pieces, check out some of these ideas). Here are a few of Maura’s most popular designs – remember, all of our designs are completely customizable so change the inks, fonts, layout and more to make a design your own!

Maura Gauthier's Folk Floral letterpress invitation for Bella Figura - on sale through May 31, 2014

Folk Floral - new for 2014! 

An elegant customization of Maura Gauthier's Folk Floral design with hand calligraphy accents by Elizabeth Hardin - on sale through May 31, 2014

A customization of Folk Floral featuring hand calligraphy accents, a softer color palette, and a horizontal layout. 

Lace letterpress wedding invitations by Maura Gauthier for Bella Figura on sale through 5/31/14

The ever-popular Lace design is one of our best-sellers! 

Branch letterpress wedding invitations by Maura Gauthier for Bella Figura (on sale through 5/31/14!)

Branch is simple, rustic and sweet. 

Coriander by Maura Gauthier features elegant tawny matte foil and is on sale at bellafigura.com through 5/31/14!

Coriander features our popular tawny matte foil and hunter ink. 

Palace Garden letterpress wedding invitations by Maura Gauthier for Bella Figura (on sale through 5/31/14!)

The rustic Palace Garden design features hand calligraphy accents by Elizabeth Hardin. 

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Maura Gauthier and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on May 31, 2014 in order to receive this offer.

Let Bella Figura Print Your Favor Cards (For Free!)

Since introducing our Free Favor Card promotion we’ve seen an inspiring amount of large-hearted giving. From cancer research to wildlife trusts, our clients are taking the opportunity to raise awareness for the organizations and causes that have touched their lives.  We’ll design and print favor cards for you to use in lieu of traditional favors at your special event – whether it be your wedding, your bridal shower, your Mitzvah celebration or your milestone birthday extravaganza.

It makes our hearts happy to see all of the worthy causes being supported by our amazing clients, and we couldn’t be more proud that we get to play a part in their generosity. Take a look at the ways our clients are using this promotion to spread the word about nonprofits in need:

Carry the design from your other stationery pieces over to your favor cards for a cohesive and stylish look.  They can be fun and festive or simple and sophisticated depending on the rest of the decor at your event.

 Bella Figura Favor Cards

If the no-frills look is more your style, skip the design and just go for a type-based favor card.

 Bella Figura Favor Cards

There is no rule that says your favor card can’t double as a seating card – so go ahead and leave room for your guest’s names.  You can even add a line directing them to their table.

 Bella Figura Favor Cards

Favor cards can honor individuals, too. Go ahead and include the name of the person that is the very reason you support your cause so passionately.

 Bella Figura Favor Cards

We are animal lovers around here, so we couldn’t resist giving some extra attention to these favor cards supporting our four-legged friends.

 Bella Figura Favor Cards

You can be a part of this charitable trend with a minimum printing order of $500 and a donation to a non-profit organization that you feel passionate about.  Read more about this and other promotions here.

Ellie Snow is the April Designer of the Month

This month, we’re all about Ellie Snow – she’s our April Designer of the Month! Her entire collection is on sale now through April 30 – save 10% on any order or save 20%  when you order 6 printed pieces or more. Ellie’s designs have great patterns and borders, and many of her designs have a unique, vintage look. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing a studio tour, as well as a behind the scenes look at Ellie’s design blog, Mint, and inspiration posts for her latest Bella Figura designs. For now, take a look at some of Ellie’s newest Bella Figura invitations!

Bella Figura Invitations by Ellie Snow are on sale through the month of April! Shop now

The elegant Pemberley design by Ellie Snow for Bella Figura is on sale through the month of April

Pemberley 

The playful Annadel invitation suite by Ellie Snow for Bella Figura is on sale during the month of April

Annadel

Ellie Snow's Analina design for Bella Figura is on sale during the month of April

Analina

Designer of the Month: Kelle McCarter (collection on sale through 3/31!)

Each month we offer a sale on one designer collection, and for March we’re featuring Kelle McCarter! Save 10% on all of Kelle’s designs from now through March 31, or save 20% when you order 6 printed pieces or more. Kelle’s designs are elegant with a touch of whimsy, and most feature her amazing hand calligraphy accents. Next week, we’ve got a special Q&A about Kelle’s calligraphy addressing, inspiration boards from Kelle, and information about the latest edition of her magazine, Paperswell – be sure to check back for those features. Take a look at Kelle’s designs below — here are some of our favorites!

Kelle McCarter is Bella Figura's designer of the month! Save on all of Kelle's designs through March 31,2014

Have questions on how to customize, or need help with pricing? Please, be in touch!

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Kelle McCarter and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm EST on February 28, 2014 in order to receive this offer.

Save on invitations by Lindsy Talarico during the month of February!

Letterpress sale: invitations from Bella Figura on sale during the month of February 2014 - designs by Lindsy Talarico on sale for up to 20% off through 2/28

We’re putting a new spin on our Design of the Month promotion: each month, instead of just one design going on sale we’ll put an entire collection on sale! For February, all designs by Lindsy Talarico will be on sale for 10% off, or 20% when you order 6 printed pieces or more. Save on wedding invitations, save the dates, social notes, and more! Lindsy’s designs are vintage and sweet, with a few modern invitations in her collection for good measure. Stay tuned for more inspiration from Lindsy + customizations of her designs through the rest of the month!

Have questions on how to customize, or need help with pricing? Please, be in touch!

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Lindsy Talarico and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm EST on February 28, 2014 in order to receive this offer.

Bella Figura Trunk Show at Judy Paulen Designs on February 5!

We’re thrilled to be sending a team to New York next week to host a trunk show with our friends at Judy Paulen Designs! Join us on Wednesday, February 5th to check out our brand new wedding invitations for 2014, enjoy complimentary makeovers, and enjoy wine & treats! Trunk show attendees can also take advantage of a special promotion – 25 free invitations when you order 75. Don’t miss out – RSVP today!

Bella Figura Trunk Show at Judy Paulen Designs