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botanical day-of stationery inspired by camber

Yoomin and David worked with Bella Figura – Brooklyn to create this botanical day-of stationery. Inspired by Camber, designed with a greenery element from the original sample. They opted for a No. 10 panel for the menu with a botanical cartouche at the top. A folded program cover with a venue illustration brought a touch of personalization to the card. A botanical border carried over to the table number cards from the program provided design consistency. Finally, they kept the folded place-card tied all the Camber botanical elements together.

botanical-day-of stationery
botanical-day-of stationery
botanical-day-of stationery

Letterpress: Vine | Digital: Vine | Design: Camber | Paper: 1 ply Bella Smooth Cotton White | Size: No. 10 | Customization: 48959 | Bella Figura NYC – Brooklyn

floral monogrammed letterpress invitations

Elleott and Tyler worked with Shindig Paperie to create these floral monogrammed letterpress invitations. They opted for vine letterpress ink for the entirety of the typography. A delicate floral frame surrounded their monogram. The monogram carried over to the reply card as well. Script font accents on each insert card kept the design subtle yet still consistent. Finally, the envelope liner tied all the floral touches together from the invitation suite.

Floral monogrammed letterpress invitations
Floral monogrammed letterpress invitations
Floral monogrammed letterpress invitations

Letterpress: Vine | Digital: CMYK | Design: Customer Created | Paper: 2 ply Bella Smooth Cotton White | Size: SQ-7 | Customization: 48044 | Shindig Paperie – Fayetteville

2019 holiday design collection and promotion

It’s almost that time of year again! We are so excited to share some of our newest 2019 holiday designs below. Currently, we are offering two promotions for the holiday season. They are free envelope addressing as well as a complimentary rush service on all custom holiday orders. Orders placed by December 13, 2019 are eligible. Effective immediately, we will be implementing a 3 PM EDT approval submission time for any holiday rushes and any red rushes.

2019 holiday design
2019 holiday design
2019 holiday design
2019 holiday design

telegram inspired invitations in black letterpress

There is something to be said for turning 75! Rosemary and Peter worked with Uptowne Papers to create their telegram inspired invitations in black letterpress. Inspired by a vintage aesthetic, we helped bring their vision to life with the Typewriter font for their invitation language. They kept the invitation authentic to a telegram using only Black ink as well as Ivory paper. Finally, a postmarked envelope liner brought the authenticity of the set together using the event date cleverly in the center.

Telegram inspired invitations
Telegram inspired invitations
Telegram inspired invitations

Letterpress: Black | Design: Custom Created | Fonts: Avenir, Bell MT, Love Letter Typewriter | Paper: 2 ply Bella Cotton – Ivory | Size: SQ-7 | Customization: 48616 | Uptowne Papers

umber letterpress wedding invitations for a rustic affair

Carly and Omid worked with our Bella Figura – Brooklyn store to create these umber letterpress wedding invitations. They customized our Pressed design with this rustic color to match the tone of their Buttermilk Falls Inn setting. We added a barn motif to their rehearsal dinner card as an homage to their venue as well. They kept the set free of any script font accents by focusing on consistent serif font use. This allowed the overall suite to have a cohesive as well as a harmonious typography layout. Finally, little floral accents carried over from the invitation also added rustic charm to the overall tone of the set.

Umber letterpress wedding invitations
Umber letterpress wedding invitations
Umber letterpress wedding invitations

Letterpress: Umber | Design: Pressed | Paper: 1 ply Smooth Cotton |Size: F-8 | Customization: 48360 | Bella Figura – Brooklyn

new year’s eve wedding invitations with silver foil

Ashley and Brandon sent their guests these New Year’s Eve wedding invitations with silver foil for their big day. They opted for a thin pinstripe border around the perimeter of the invitation in Silver Matte. They chose to add foil to their names but kept the remainder of the design in Black letterpress. Touches of motifs kept the overall suite of the design clean and consistent. A metallic envelope liner with a skyline of Chicago added a design element to this otherwise minimalistic design style. Thanks to the help of Magnificent Milestones!

New Year’s Eve wedding invitations
New Year’s Eve wedding invitations
New Year’s Eve wedding invitations

Letterpress: Black | Foil stamping color: Silver Matte | Design: Customer Supplied | Paper: 2 ply Cotton White | Size: F-8 | Customization: 46427 | Magnificent Milestones

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

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