Everly v.2 Inspired Invitations + Real Wedding Photos

Caitlin and Kelly worked with Colin at Pulp + Ink in Chicago to create their gorgeous wedding stationery. They customized our Everly v.2 design and updated it with crisp black letterpress. They carried the fonts and wreath motif through their day of pieces as well. The foil stamped and letterpressed menus were the perfect compliment to their stunning venue.

Florals: StemLine Creative | Photography: Kent Drake Photo | Venue: Medinah Countyry Club

letterpress ink: black | foil stamping: gold matte | paper: bella smooth cotton white 1ply + 2ply | fonts: adobe garamond pro | customizations #63603 + #64632

Late Summer Floral Wedding Invitations

Rosie and Spencer worked with our friends at Lee’s Specialty to create these gorgeous floral wedding invitations. We customized our Thorley sample by using the florals from the reply card throughout the suite. This was paired with vine letterpress, and a matching liner to create a fresh, summery invitation suite.

floral wedding invitation with floral envelope liner

letterpress ink: vine | digital ink: cmyk | fonts: freeland, quicksand | paper: bella smooth cotton white duplexed 2-ply, bella smooth cotton white 1-ply | envelope: bella cotton white pointed flap | liner: custom thorley pattern in cmyk + acadia 50% | customization #62453

Invitation Design Element: Die Cutting

Adding an unexpected shape is another great way to customize your wedding stationery.  Die cut cards are cards with non-rectangular silhouettes.  This process can add a unique touch to any piece, from invitations, to details cards, escort cards, menus and more!

We have several options in our library for matching shapes and sizes for invites, details cards, and reply cards as well as day-of pieces. In addition, we offer several die cut tag shapes to add an extra element to your invitation suite. We have a variety of die cut invitation suites and save the dates.

We also have a range of circles, leaves, and geometric shapes.

If we don’t have the shape to match your vision, we can also create custom dies for a fully unique shape to bring your vision to life through paper.

Invitation Design Elements: Enclosure Options

We offer many options for organizing your enclosure cards, to create a personalized invitation suite.  It can be difficult to visualize the different options, so we’ve pulled them together here to make that easier!

Back Pockets

Back pockets are adhered to the reverse of the invitation card, holding all the enclosure cards.  We have both horizontal and vertical back pockets for our invitation sizes in our library.  We can also create a custom pocket, for a fully custom look. 

Our Richmond suite features a horizontal back pocket

Belly Bands

We offer belly bands in any of our text weight  papers. These can be printed with a pattern or text or plain.  They come to you scored with adhesive to help you assemble your invitation suite once they are ready for mailing. Typically belly bands are 1.75”, though we can also create a taller belly band if you’d prefer.

We used a blue belly band printed in white digital in our Warehouse suite
A tall belly band creates drama on our Vianna suite

Gatefold Wraps

Gatefolds are a great way to add a pop of color to your invitation suite, while also adding a touch of drama.  We can create a gatefold using any of our colored papers, including our metallic papers and vellum.  

Our Ramsey suite is enclosed by a debossed gatefold, and wrapped with metallic thread

Metallic Thread

Another option is adding metallic thread to subtly tie your pieces together.  It can either be simply wrapped around the invitation card, or used to tie on a tag. 

Vero features a vellum overlay, with metallic thread, while Aviva features a die cut tag and metallic thread


Pocketfolds are mini folders that include a pocket for your enclosure cards.  Typically your invitation would be mounted on the pocketfold.  We offer both horizontal and vertical pocketfolds for (all of the) our invitation sizes in our library.  We can also create a custom pocketfold, for a fully personalized look!

Our Sibgha and Parrish designs feature printed pocketfolds

Pocket Panels

Pocket panels can hold your invitation and additional pieces all together, or we can adhere the invitation onto the front of the panel before shipping it to you. The Tannis suite features a printed pocketpanel, with the invitation mounted on the front.

Our pocket panels are available with either round or square pockets


Another way to add romance and drama is by adding a silk ribbon your suite, either tied in a traditional bow or knot, or mounted to the back of the invite card to create a mounted belly band. 

Modernity features a classic black silk ribbon bow


Bridget and Charles worked with our friends at Ink Papery to create this lovely suite. Deep blue letterpress and our shell motifs bring to life the seaside venue. The invitation is complimented with a subtly nautical liner; our dune pattern in deep blue.

letterpress ink: deep blue | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | fonts: adelicia + adobe garamond | envelope liner: dune pattern in deep blue | envelope: bella cotton white | customization #60102


We worked with our friends at Prickly Pear Press to create these colorful and modern welcome party invitations. Our Briolette sample set the stage for the design inspiration. We updated the colors to Tawny Shine, Clover, Pastel Blue, and Whisper for a summery pop. The elegant ombre envelope liner is the perfect compliment to the invitation card!

foil stamping: tawny shine | digital printing: clover + pastel blue + whisper | paper: smooth cotton white 1-ply | fonts: gotham + neutra | envelope liner: elegant ombre in clover | envelope: white square flap | customization #61873

Invitation design elements: debossing and embossing

Debossing and Embossing are both great ways to add subtle design elements to your invitation suite, but they differ in process, look and cost. 

Our Ivy design features the same motif debossed on the main invite card and embossed on the save the date

A debossed image is achieved by pressing into paper, and is essentially letterpressing without ink. We can also use debossing to create patterns printed under the other text in your suite, be it florals or geometric designs, to add an extra personal touch.  

In our Bourne v.2 suite the liner pattern is echoed in the debossed back pattern on the save the date

We can also deboss a border on your pieces, for added interest.  Debossing is better suited to detailed designs, compared to embossing. 

The debossed border on our Arrebol invite brings the modern suite to life


Unlike debossing, in which a printing plate is pushed into the paper, embossing uses two printing plates, pressure and heat to create a raised design. 

We can use embossing as a border, duogram + wreath as shown on our Camber v.3 suite

Embossing adds a lush tactile element that pairs perfectly with letterpress and foil stamping.  It is a higher cost than debossing, but can create a really show-stopping addition to your invitation suite.  

Embossing can also be used to highlight large areas of text, or a prominent motifs

Our Iridian save the date features a bold embossed date

Embossing is best used for less detailed printing. Take a look at some of our samples featuring embossing here.

Bright + Colorful Foil Stamped Rainbow Bat Mitzvah invitations

Lucy’s Bat Mitzvah celebration started with these bold, rainbow foil invitations designed with the help of our friends at First Impression in Leawood, Kansas. She chose a combination of our Caribbean, Bright Pink and Black papers and printed in Gold Shine and Rainbow Shine foil for an unforgettable invitation suite.

foil stamping: Gold Shine + Rainbow Shine | papers: Caribbean + Bright Pink + Black | envelope: Bella Cotton White | customization #63752

letterpress + handmade paper wedding invitations

With the help of our friends at Gus + Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Zoe and David reimagined our Birgitta design with an airy color palette and handmade paper for their Massachusetts summer wedding. They chose our hand-deckled paper for all pieces and printed in Mineral ink, a soft neutral. We created a custom envelope liner using the Birgitta motif on repeat to compliment their nature-inspired suite.

letterpress ink: mineral | font: adobe garamond | paper: bella handmade white | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: custom birgitta pattern in mineral | customization #53749

Modern Typography and Floral wedding invitations

Brittany and Tyler worked with our friends at Smitten Boutique in Chicago, Illinois to concept their modern typography and floral wedding invitations. They paired the bold, contemporary type style from our Loft design with the playful, hand-drawn florals from our Loley design and printed in a palette of pinks and purples fit for a May wedding. Our Olensen patterned envelope liner tied the colors together perfectly.

letterpress inks: blush + aubergine + sea mist + garden + currant + sherbet | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply + 1-ply | fonts: gotham book medium/medium italic/bold/light | envelope liner: olensen pattern in blush + cmyk | envelope: bella cotton white pointed flap | customization #60402

Blue and Gold Foil Orchid Wedding Invitations

Our friends at Ink Papery in Fair Haven, New Jersey helped Talia and Warren create wedding invitations using our orchid 2 motif as inspiration. The motif was printed in Gold Shine foil, as was our wave-like Parrish pattern used to line their envelopes. They paired the foil with Deep Blue letterpress ink throughout.

letterpress ink: deep blue | foil stamping: gold shine | paper: bella smooth cotton white 1-ply + 2ply | fonts: wild moon + avant-garde | envelope liner: classic color pattern in deep blue + parrish pattern in gold shine | envelope: bella cotton white pointed flap | customization #60753

Formal Black Letterpress and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Emily and David consulted with our friends at Oliver’s Twist in Carmel, Indiana to create their formal, modern-meets-traditional wedding invitations for their Indianapolis wedding. They opted for a classic palette of black letterpress and gold foil, and added an embossed border and duogram. They used Black paper as an accent on their website card and envelope liner for yet another touch of elegant drama.

letterpress ink: black | foil stamping: gold matte | embossing: blind | paper: smooth cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply, black 1-ply | fonts: adobe garamond pro regular + italic, ambassador script, bellissima script pro | envelope liner: black | envelope: white pointed flap | customization #61299

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