Bella Figura

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Papers & Envelopes

OUR PAPERS

Bella COTTON

Our Bella Cotton paper is made just for us by a historic European paper mill and is luxuriously thick, addictive to touch, made from 100% reclaimed cotton, and subtly textured to showcase the best letterpress (or foil stamping!) impression. Choose from two weights: 1-ply (350 gsm) or 2-ply (700 gsm). Then choose between white or ivory. Both paper plys are thick and lovely, but for the ultimate presentation, opt for our ultra thick, 2-ply paper (it looks amazing with foil edging!). 

BELLA SMOOTH COTTON

Ultra smooth with a soft, satin feel, our Bella Smooth Cotton is a modern paper made just for us at a historic paper mill in New England. This paper is very thick – the ultimate canvas for letterpress, foil and digital designs. Choose from 1-ply (310gsm) and 2-ply (620gsm) weights.  Please note that digital printing is only available on our 1-ply Bella Smooth Cotton paper.

We include letterpress swatches of our four papers with every sample order. Our paper is totally chlorine free and archival. The 100% cotton fibers are reclaimed from the garment industry, and the historic paper mills we use share our environmental values. Color changes from white to ivory or ivory to white paper are free. Upgrading to 2-ply paper is an additional cost.

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  • Bella Cotton 1 ply - White

  • Bella Cotton 2 ply - White

  • Bella Cotton 1 ply - Ivory

  • Bella Cotton 2 Ply - Ivory

  • Bella Smooth Cotton 1 ply - ivory

  • Bella Smooth Cotton 1 ply - White

  • Bella Smooth Cotton 2 ply - Ivory

  • Bella Smooth Cotton 2 ply - White

Design tips and ideas for choosing your invitation paper:

You can mix and match paper weights in your order if you want to keep costs down. For instance, use 2-ply paper on the wedding invitation, and 1-ply paper on the reply card and reception card.

If impression is important to you, you’ll get the deepest impression on our 2-ply paper.

If you’re considering edge painting or foil edging, you may want to opt for our 2-ply paper — while adding an edge looks lovely on our 1-ply paper, the thicker paper will produce more eye-catching results.

ENVELOPES

Our envelopes are all eco-friendly, acid free, and exclusive to Bella Figura. We can print on our envelopes via letterpress or foil stamping, or you can order your envelopes blank. You can also have your envelopes digitally addressed. Double envelopes are available in our main invitation sizes: the elegantly oversized F-8; the traditional A-7; and the modern SQ-7 square. We offer both a modern square flap envelope and the traditional pointed flap (also know as Euro flap) envelope.  Pointed flap envelopes are available in select sizes in white and ivory. Our cotton and colored envelopes are priced the same. Square, #10, and place card envelopes are only available in the Bella white cotton and ivory cotton.

Our envelopes are 100% cotton, converted from a luxurious text weight version of our exclusive Bella Cotton paper. These are some of the softest luxury envelopes out there, available in white or ivory.

Our colored envelopes are a great way to bring more color to your invitation set (think silver! opal!). These envelopes are acid-free and FSC-certified.

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  • White Text Weight

  • Opal

  • Silver

  • Ivory Text Weight

  • Jute

  • Steel Blue

Tips for designing your envelopes

Want more color? Add an envelope liner – we can line your envelopes with foil stamped envelope liners, digitally printed patterned envelope liners, metallic envelope liners, or vintage map or cityscape liners.

Add design details, like type monograms or illustrations from your invitations, to your envelope flaps or your envelope fronts!

Print your return address in a pretty color from your invitation suite, then ask your calligrapher to match the ink color when addressing your invitations. 

POCKETFOLDS

You can add one of our pocketfolds to any of our wedding invitations to create a memorable enclosure and add a pop of color. Our pocketfolds are exclusive to us and made right here in our print shop using eco papers ranging from 100% PCW to reclaimed cotton to FSC certified. We now offer letterpress printing, foil stamping and digital printing on our pocketfolds, too! Our pocketfolds are smartly self-closing with a flap, requiring no labels, adhesive, or ribbon, and they’re available to fit our rectangular A7 and F8 and square SQ7 envelopes. We adhere the invitation onto the pocketfold before shipping them to you. To see our pocketfold papers in person, simply request samples of our pocketfold colors when placing a sample order. Please note there is an additional charge for this customization.

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  • Opal Cover

  • Silver Cover

  • Bronze Cover

  • White Gold Cover

  • Gold Leaf Cover

  • Black Cover

  • Jute Cover

  • Ash Cover

  • Steel Blue Cover

  • Iris Cover

  • Bella Smooth Cotton 1 ply - ivory

  • Bella Smooth Cotton 1 ply - White

Design tips for pocketfold invitations

Your pocketfold can function as an inner envelope—you or your calligrapher can address the pocketfold to your guests as you would an inner envelope.

Letterpress printing on our pocketfolds is a great way to make your pocketfold invitation unique. On the exterior of your pocketfold, we can letterpress print the bride and groom’s names, the date of your wedding, a monogram, or simply bring in design elements from your wedding invitation. We can also digitally print one of our exclusive patterns on the inside of your pocketfold. 

We offer free design consultations after you place your order, where you’ll have a chance to talk to our designers about your options. So if you’re not sure what pocketfold color to use for your invitation design, or what exactly to letterpress or foil stamp on your pocketfold, no worries! (and if you need help now, just ask!).

Want to see our pocketfolds in action? View some great pocketfold wedding invitations on our blog.