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everly inspired letterpress invitations with foil accents

Claudia and Daniel worked with our Bella Figura store in Manhattan to create these Everly inspired letterpress invitations with foil accents. They opted for Cobblestone ink to keep the color palette neutral. They added foil accents on the bride as well as groom’s names to stand out from the rest. To mimic the Everly design, they used the wreath motif to encompass the foil monogram. The reply card also contained elements from the wreath to keep it consistent. Finally, the envelope liner also used the same greenery to tie everything together.

Everly inspired letterpress invitations with foil accents
Everly inspired letterpress invitations with foil accents
Everly inspired letterpress invitations with foil accents

Letterpress: Cobblestone | Foil stamping color: Gold Matte | Digital: CMYK | Fonts: Bickham Script + Garamond | Design: Everly | Paper: 2 ply Smooth White | Size: F-8 | Customization: 45255 | Bella Figura NYC – Manhattan  

back to press 101

Ordering extra cards and envelopes is easy, and we’re always happy to accommodate this back to press request. We know changes happen all the time! However, think about how much you might save in the long run just by ordering 10 more “just in case” suites at the time of the initial order. The less stress, the better – especially when it comes to all things wedding related! 

Something to keep in mind: 

Here at Bella Figura, there are an assortment of different hands on a job at any given time. We put our heart and soul into these heirlooms. From graphic design to prepress, from prepress to precut, from precut to press, and so on. The production chain is there to make your vision come to life and this happens whether it’s the first order or a reorder. The same amount of care, materials, and dedication of time is put into each order. 

We love what we do, but below you’ll find a graphic that outlines the savings between ordering 110 at the time of the initial order versus ordering 10 more later on after the first order is completed:

back to press

We’re here to make your wedding load that much lighter. It is always better to order more than not enough when it comes to invitations. Whether it be a change in address or a new addition to the guest list, you’ll want to have an extra pile of back-up invitations ready to go at your disposal. We’re here to do whatever we can to make that happen in the easiest way possible! 

charcoal letterpress dinner invitations

We worked with Write Occasions in Colorado to create these charcoal letterpress dinner invitations. They opted for a typography layout using a serif font. The invitation tells guests that a sleigh whisks them away to their cabin with a fire waiting for them. It’s only fitting that they chose a belly-band with a cabin illustration to jazz-up this set. The belly-band made from vellum keeps the overall design clean as well as modern. Finally, the envelope liner printed in Charcoal added a complementary look to the Charcoal based suite.

Charcoal letterpress dinner invitations
Charcoal letterpress dinner invitations
Charcoal letterpress dinner invitations

Letterpress: Charcoal | Fonts: AT Sackers Light Roman & Baskerville | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply New Light Gray | Size: F8 | Customization: 47342 | Write Occasions – CO

90th letterpress birthday invitation

Many wedding invitations come through our shop so it’s always nice to see a refreshing birthday design once in a while! This 90th letterpress birthday invitation set the tone for the event to come. Virginia Diamond’s playful design mimicked her namesake as a queen of diamonds playing card. They chose our Deep Red letterpress ink, a color similar to the red in a set of playing cards. Finally, we have no doubt this celebration is one to bet on – thanks to the help of Jenny’s Paper Ink.

90th letterpress birthday invitation
90th letterpress birthday invitation

Letterpress: Deep Red | Fonts: Univers | Design: Customer Created | Paper: 1 ply Bella Cotton | Size: A6 | Customization: 46267 | Jenny’s Paper Ink

wedding invitation postage 101

The proper postage is essential for a perfect send-off once you are ready to sign, seal, and deliver! Should you choose our F-8 size (6.25 x 8.3125), there are a few things to keep in mind:

This means they should never fall into the “letter” category. We have observed some post offices mistakenly use First Class Mail Letter rate instead of the First Class Mail Flat rate. Regardless of envelope size, mailing as “flats” should ensure that the post office will handle a thick envelope more delicately—reducing the risk of damage.

Bear in mind that different post offices may give inconsistent guidance on how to handle thick envelopes. As a result, we recommend you stress the importance of these above-mentioned guidelines.

watermelon letterpress bridal shower invitations

We worked with Girl General to create these watermelon letterpress bridal shower invitations. They chose a handwritten style font to emphasize the bride to be’s name. A small thin bottom border kept the design grounded. The date in block lettering at the top added design interest to an otherwise simple design. We have no doubt this celebration went out with a bang for Elizabeth!

letterpress bridal shower invitations
letterpress bridal shower invitations

Letterpress: Watermelon | Fonts: Supplied | Design: Customer Supplied | Paper: 1 ply Bella Smooth Cotton | Size: A7 | Customization: 48221 | Girl General

blind debossed gray bat mitzvah invitations

We worked with PS Paper to create these blind debossed gray Bat Mitzvah invitations for Davis. Inspired by Sweet Christine, they customized the design by using our Light Gray paper. They opted for a clean sans serif font for the entirety of the design rather than including any script accents. Bronze Shine foil shined brightly on the Light Gray paper throughout each piece in the set. The suite included a corresponding reply card and party card. These particular pieces did not include the debossed pattern but used the honeycomb pattern in a different way with foil. Finally, the envelope liner in our Pearse pattern brought in another geometric element to the suite.

Blind debossed gray Bat Mitzvah invitations
Blind debossed gray Bat Mitzvah invitations

playful blue letterpress invitations with foil accents

Our friends at Magnificent Milestones worked with Janneth and Jacob to create these playful blue letterpress invitations with foil accents. Inspired by our Mannon design, they kept the color palette the same but added a colorful envelope liner. Our Copper Matte foil and Prussian Blue inks play off each other harmoniously in this set. Motifs on the insert card added a playful element to get their guests even more excited for their Ecuador venue. Finally, the envelope liner featuring an illustration of the area tied everything together in various colors.

Playful blue letterpress invitations with foil accents
Playful blue letterpress invitations with foil accents
Playful blue letterpress invitations with foil accents

Letterpress: Prussian Blue | Foil stamping color: Copper Matte | Fonts: Selaive, Frosted & Saint Agnes | Design: Mannon | Paper: 2 ply Smooth White | Size: F-8 | Customization: 44921 | Magnificent Milestones

9/18: letterpress appreciation day

letterpress appreciation day

Letterpress Appreciation Day is here! Why today you might ask? This date is in honor of the 0.918-inch height of a letterpress form: type high. We’re over the moon to be celebrating one of our nearest and dearest print methods. Take a peek at some letterpress based invitations below to commemorate this special day!

Vienne V.2:

Letterpress Appreciation Day

Camber:

letterpress appreciation day

Delft:

Birgitta:

wedding invitation assembly 101

The invitations have arrived and you’re ready to rock and roll! But what’s the next step?

Before you assemble and stamp your invitations, you’ll want to make sure you’re sorting your invitations in the proper order. To make it easy, we’ve broken down the process into 5 easy steps:

  1. Layer your pieces in order largest to smallest – start with the invitation or the largest card on the bottom, then layer any medium-sized cards (like a directions card, events card, or accommodations card) on top of the invitation. Continue with smaller cards – a reception card followed by a reply card envelope and reply card would go next. Any petite cards – like a website card – would go on the very top.
  2. Insert all of your pieces printed side up into your inner envelope. The pieces should slide into the envelope with the flap pointing to the right.
  3. Tuck your inner envelope, flap down, into your outer invitation envelope. This way, when your guest opens your invitations, the first thing they’ll see is their addressed inner envelope.
  4. Use the bottle of envelope moistener provided with your invitation order to wet the gummed edge of your outer invitation envelope. Use enough to moisten the seal, but don’t overdo it – you don’t want soggy envelopes!
  5. After you’ve sealed your envelopes, we recommend placing a heavy book or two on top of the stack to ensure all of your envelopes are securely sealed. We don’t want the invitations coming unsealed in the mail!

And that’s it! Happy mailing! Be sure to say tuned for our next post giving you the 411 on anything and everything postage related.

gold foil wedding invitations with blush belly-band

Evangelina and Ian envisioned these gold foil wedding invitations with a blush belly-band that we brought to life. All thanks to the help of our friends at Proper Notice! They decided to use an all-over script font to mimic the look of hand calligraphy. This script was paired with gold matte foil for the entire invitation. The same color palette carried over to the reply card and tag kept everything cohesive. A blush envelope liner, as well as belly-band, added a softer touch to this set. A small tag adhered to the belly-band carried their married monogram letter. Finally, they opted for a clean liner without any pattern to keep the set simple.

blush belly-band
blush belly-band
blush belly-band

Foil stamping color: Gold Matte |  Fonts: Katie Rose & Scala | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply Bella Cotton | Size: F-8 | Customization: 48037 | Proper Notice

gold foil save the date tri-folds

Grace and Matthew worked with the Scarlet Letter to create their gold foil save the date tri-folds. They opted for an elegant monogram with an intricate cartouche surrounding it. All the wording printed in Gold Matte made for a cohesive look. A sweet photo of the bride and groom personalized the save the date even further. Accommodation information and other important details allowed guests to get a jump on saving the date in more ways than one! Finally, the envelope also printed with a Gold Matte foil return address tied everything together.

save the date tri-folds
save the date tri-folds
save the date tri-folds

Foil: Gold Matte | Digital color: CMYK | Fonts: Supplied | Design: Customer Supplied | Paper: 1 ply Bella Smooth Cotton White | Size: A6-T | Customization: 48090 | Scarlet Letter

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