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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

After 9 months of working from home, the one question I get repeatedly from friends and customers alike is: So how do you like working from home? In some cases, the inquiry comes from genuine curiosity; in others, it sounds like a loaded question–as if […]

On the Move

On the Move

Hey, guess what? We’re moving this week! You’ve heard the rumors…so let’s set the record straight, shall we? After 11 years in business, 2016 had me noodling on how to continue to grow while meeting the needs of my clients in the absolute best way possible. So, I did what […]

Brittany + Josh

Brittany + Josh

This destination wedding was meant to be bright and fun, so we used splashy coral graphics and a tropic blue to set it apart.

Golden Sand Photo Card

Golden Sand Photo Card

This is one of my favorites of all time. There is something about gold foil seashells paired with sandy beaches and a lovely sentiment that makes this holiday photo card nothing short of perfect.  

Some days you need scones

Some days you need scones

Truth: As a business owner, for the most part I get to decide what to do every day. Some days that can be a blessing (all right, most days), and sometimes it’s a curse (especially without a team of coworkers to help keep the creative juices […]

Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Not Your Mother’s Bridal Party

Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Not Your Mother’s Bridal Party

For much of my adult life, and even during my teenage years, I’ve felt like “one of the guys” in many ways. Growing up, I even cut off my Shirley Temple curls at the age of three, purportedly so I could “run faster” like my big brother. […]

10 Things to Ask Your Stationer {and we hope that’s us!}

10 Things to Ask Your Stationer {and we hope that’s us!}

Wedding Season has begun! Wait- what’s that you say? But it’s January! Yep, that’s right… And in the world of wedding industry professionals, this is the beginning of our busiest time of year since most couples plan weddings that will take place during the months […]

Get Over Yourself {and Do It}

Get Over Yourself {and Do It}

I’ve been stewing all morning about what I should be doing differently… with my business, with my life, and with my relationships. There’s just an overarching feeling that I’m not quite doing something “right.” And I’ve felt somewhat paralyzed by indecision as I’ve been swirling […]

Holy @&*!, Ten Years!

Holy @&*!, Ten Years!

The Envelope celebrated its tenth anniversary on September 3, 2015 – that’s ten whole years of being open for business! In some ways I can’t believe how fast the years flew by, and in other ways it seems like an entire lifetime. To say I’ve […]

Palm Beach Save the Date

Palm Beach Save the Date

This save the date had a cool retro feel, incorporating vibrant Palm Beach artwork on one side and wedding weekend details on the other.

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Abstract poinsettia leaves in light and dark green, red berries, and looping script combine for a beautiful holiday greeting.

Peaceful Tidings

Peaceful Tidings

This might actually become my own holiday card this year. I love everything about it. It’s a unique style: a folded layer mounted to a single green piece, with just a minimalistic message.

Cookie Exchange

Cookie Exchange

What an easy card this was to whip up… We chose a small trifold card with a bright green damask pattern on the back, printed large cookie graphics on the white side, and threw it into a red envelope. One layer, simple layout and no […]

Chalkboard Save the Date

Chalkboard Save the Date

A cool way to tell friends and family to “save the weekend”, this chalkboard style save the date lists on a timeline three key events for the weekend: a birthday party, an engagement party, and a bridal shower. Let the fun begin!

News Flash moving announcement

News Flash moving announcement

Extra! Extra! Read all about it… These adorable vintage photos of the two kiddos matched up nicely with an old newspaper themed moving announcement.

Laura + Jessica

Laura + Jessica

Everything about this invitation suite was gorgeous. The paper we chose was lightly textured and felt like a letterpress stock (even though we printed these digitally). The graphics were pale green and coral succulents, and the text was all soft shades of grey. These romantic, […]

Kaitlin + Jonathan

Kaitlin + Jonathan

I love this invitation. It’s one of the only single layer custom invitations we have ever done that I actually loved every part of. The card stock they chose was a duplex with a dark grey damask pattern on the back, and a lighter grey […]

Laura + Edward

Laura + Edward

This simple, elegant program was perfect for Laura and Edward’s wedding. The gold paper with dark ink were a rich but understated combination, and full of class.

Sporting Event Wedding

Sporting Event Wedding

This couple came to me with the vision of having a sports-themed wedding. They wanted us to create an invitation that felt like a ticket to an event, so we developed an invitation, reply card and program to fit the bill.

Mary Oliver Quote

Mary Oliver Quote

“Tell me- what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This Mary Oliver quote was a request from a customer who wanted to give these framed as gifts. We fully justified the text and made key words stand out, […]

Modern Script Menu

Modern Script Menu

What makes this menu stand out is the large script that bleeds almost all the way to both edges. It was a cool way to let guests know what they were being served, and matched the colors of the wedding as well, serving up a […]

Bridal Party Silhouette Programs

Bridal Party Silhouette Programs

This was one of our more popular designs for wedding programs during Summer and early Fall, and involved the use of bridal party graphics to provide a fun visual break in the text. Of course, we customize the colors of the paper and ink with […]

Laurie + Keith

Laurie + Keith

This one should look familiar… despite it being one of the year’s most sought after designs, this invitation never gets old. This image really shows the depth of the letterpress, and paired with the gold printed patterned envelope liners, this invitation was simply bellissimo.

Spotlight: Designers’ Fine Press

Spotlight: Designers’ Fine Press

Lush letterpress you can afford to love …without scrimping on the materials you love. Choose from a variety of papers, including Crane’s 100% recycled cotton tree-free Lettra paper. Customize your selection with your choice of inks and typestyles. Designers’ Fine Press was born with the idea that […]

Love Letters

Love Letters

“I’m deep into writing love letters…” she said as she walked in the door. “I hope you can help me. I was up until 3 a.m. because the words kept pouring out.” Simply put, I love this. I love that people are still writing love […]

Rustic Montana Wedding

Rustic Montana Wedding

Ok, so this was pure awesomeness. This was a collaborative effort between myself and Sam, the groom. He found someone to die cut wooden invitations into the shape of Montana, and burn the text into the material. We stepped in to find a pocket that […]

Jenna + Michael

Jenna + Michael

Jenna had an apple-themed wedding, so we created an original apple illustration to use on everything from the invitations to the place cards and thank you notes.

Spotlight: Midori

Spotlight: Midori

Decadent. That’s the one word I would use to describe Midori ribbon. With French double-faced satins, organdy, dupioni silk, gros grain, velvet, velvet satin, custom tidings ribbon and more, you’ll never be without the perfect ribbon ever again. Midori also offers gorgeous handmade gift wrap and boxes. […]

Katie + Joe

Katie + Joe

Still haven’t quite had enough of the chalkboard look…Especially when it involves really fun fonts, like this rehearsal dinner invitation does.

Kelley’s Wedding Program

Kelley’s Wedding Program

We keep getting requests for bridal party silhouettes on wedding programs, which is fun because we are able to change up the colors involved, as well as the style of the program. This was a trifold square program on a raw silk ecru card stock, […]

Carrie’s Scrabble Shower

Carrie’s Scrabble Shower

This was one of the more fun bridal shower themes I’ve heard of to date. Carrie grew up playing Scrabble, so the ladies who threw her shower thought it only appropriate to go along with her idea for a theme. They were even able to procure […]

Katie + Tal

Katie + Tal

A great change of pace from most traditional programs, this single card two-sided wedding program explained Jewish wedding traditions in lieu of simply listing the order of ceremony events. I really loved putting this program together to match the invitation Katie and Tal chose, as well […]

Caitlin + Craig

Caitlin + Craig

We saw a lot of coral and persimmon in 2014… Shades of orange, grapefruit, and dahlia were extremely hot, and look good with nearly any color you pair them with. The tailored stripes and traditional font were a crisp combination for this July wedding.

Woo Pig Sooie!

Woo Pig Sooie!

This year’s triumphant return of the Pig Roast invitation adhered to the ultra-trend of using reverse type and a chalkboard background (don’t knock it too much- it’s part of our logo, too…). The stripes on the back were a fun surprise for anyone who turned the card […]

Kelly’s William

Kelly’s William

Love. That’s what this adoption announcement was all about. ‘Nuff said.

Kelsey + Dan

Kelsey + Dan

Kelsey chose one of the contemporary designs from Designer’s Fine Press for her wedding invitation ensemble and we ran with it for some in-house accessories, including her programs, menus, and “newlywed advice cards”.

Lauren + Brad

Lauren + Brad

Art deco font wedding program in pink and grey

Emily + Rob

Emily + Rob

This Charleston, South Carolina wedding was full of southern charm and hospitality. The welcome dinner invitations included the iconic pineapple as a watermark, and a tree dripping with Spanish moss.

Samantha + Bradley

Samantha + Bradley

Watercolor effects made a BIG comeback in 2014, and this invitation shows off exactly why. The vibrant, hand-painted look of this card immediately makes a statement.

Meghan + Mark

Meghan + Mark

This pink floral pocket invitation was a nice remake on the classic ivory and gold version we have done several times. Meghan still wanted to bring ivory and gold into it, but couldn’t pass up the lovely pink textured pocket.

Old Balls 40th Birthday

Old Balls 40th Birthday

Oh buddy… this invitation kept us laughing from the moment the customer brought the idea to us. She saw something similar elsewhere and wanted to know if we could recreate it for her… and it was truly our pleasure. This surprise 40th birthday party for […]

Carolyn + Adam

Carolyn + Adam

City skylines made quite a splash in this year’s printed world… Tag and Co. offers some really cool skyline ideas- everything from abstract outlines to more detailed pencil sketches. With the popularity of “going local”, people are developing a healthy sense of pride in their […]

Aloha, Heather

Aloha, Heather

Heather found us online, all the way from Hawaii! She knew she wanted to use green and yellow in her invitations, so we went back and forth via email with color swatch ideas for the card stock and the ribbon. She settled on a tall, […]

Aviva + Michael

Aviva + Michael

The credit for this grey on grey, half-tone monogram belongs to Eric, our intern who transplanted to Washington to work with reclaimed wood in early 2014. This was one of his projects while he was with us, and the monogram (which the bride absolutely loved) […]

Amanda + Navraj

Amanda + Navraj

This was another of my favorites this year. The invitation was neutral and formal using a palette of black, a tiny bit of ivory, and shades of gold. We used all metallic stocks, which set an extra elegant tone. One thing that was different about this invitation […]

Hamilton’s First Communion

Hamilton’s First Communion

This First Communion invitation could easily be turned into a baptism or birth announcement. The bottom layer is a white faux wood grain card stock, accented with charcoal and powder blue.

Words to Live By

Words to Live By

“Make good choices today,” my mom said as we hung up the phone this morning. Really? I’m a woman in my thirties, and my mother is reminding me to “make good choices”? I actually laughed out loud. But as soon as I hung up, her […]

Amanda + Alec

Amanda + Alec

A good use of fonts, frames and minor breaks in the text frames makes this invitation pleasing to the eye, while keeping it simple.

Andrew the Rock Star

Andrew the Rock Star

These VIP backstage pass invitations were being inserted into lanyards and distributed to the party guests. We tried to make them fun and authentic at the same time, complete with a bar code at the bottom.

Rebecca + Breck

Rebecca + Breck

One of the textured papers we carry has a tree bark grain to it, which comes in about half a dozen different colors including this dark chocolate, a lighter birch, and a cool white. This square pocket card invitation boasts a tidy pocket on the […]

Listen

Listen

I recently fell in love…with an old building in Centerville that caught my eye last Summer when it came up for sale. As I walked through it, it spoke to me. Not once, not twice, but every time I set foot inside it. The building […]

Jen’s Post Wedding Brunch

Jen’s Post Wedding Brunch

This Palm Beach wedding began with a colorful retro save the date card, and ended with a leafy green and gold twist card as the post-wedding brunch invitation. We printed their names on a small card that we adhered to the twist card. Gently pull […]

Holiday Photo Greeting

Holiday Photo Greeting

One of my favorite things about this card are the tiny candy cane striped strings that stretch out from each side of the text box in the center, giving it just a sweet, pink touch of holiday magic.

Weprin Wedding

Weprin Wedding

Becky planned a gorgeous, black tie optional wedding at the Dayton Art Institute and this traditional letterpress invitation in black and ivory was absolutely perfect for the occasion.  

Katie and Tal’s Save the Date

Katie and Tal’s Save the Date

The universe brought them together across the miles…Katie and Tal decided to announce their wedding date with this unique save the date card that pinned their hometowns on the world map.

Christmas with a Twist

Christmas with a Twist

This green twist card has an abstract drawing of Mary on one side, and the family’s greeting on the other. They chose a modern sans serif font for the message and just a few pops of red.

Fireworks on Fifteen

Fireworks on Fifteen

Festive invitation by a non-profit arts organization to the Dayton fireworks display, complete with cocktails, culture, and class.

Matt + Meggie

Matt + Meggie

Three layers of metallic silver, peacock blue, and white, coupled with a playful oversized font give this invitation a contemporary lilt.  

Erica + Josh

Erica + Josh

Natural kraft fiber paper and a deep coral stock make this earthy but formal invitation a stunner.  

Katie + Danny

Katie + Danny

Simple yet elegant, this invitation in pale gold and blush pink uses a prominent script as the only graphic element, which we used throughout the ensemble as a recognizable element. This soft and feminine set includes a rehearsal dinner invitation, wedding suite, and program.

Andrea + Bryan

Andrea + Bryan

Concentric overlapping circles in shades of periwinkle, navy, and grey balance well with the traditional script.  

Quin’s Baby Shower

Quin’s Baby Shower

Oh baby! We loved putting together this sweet little lamb baby shower invitation with white satin ribbon, a less common tea-length size and a pale blue printed layer… the end result was perfect for the bouncing baby boy and mama-to-be.  

Michelle + Camdon

Michelle + Camdon

A classic black pocket invitation with a monogram seal in hot pink and silver with black ink.  

Allison + Michael

Allison + Michael

This unique combination incorporated purple and a bright orange pattern, but kept a formal font so as not to downplay the elegance of the occasion.  

Sarah + Luke

Sarah + Luke

I never get tired of fuchsia and black together, and this pocket invitation didn’t disappoint. This sparkly invitation was for a spunky bride with a flair for style who “didn’t know what she wanted” but as soon as we pieced it together with her, she […]

Keren + Jeremy

Keren + Jeremy

This beautiful invitation incorporated cherry blossoms into the couple’s purple palette, as well as their names in Hebrew for their Spring wedding outside Washington, D.C.  

Noni’s Nest

Noni’s Nest

A lovely logo I designed for a private residence in Michigan, fondly named Noni’s Nest after the nickname the owner’s grandkids call her, which we then incorporated into stationery sheets and personal calling cards.  

Stephanie + Matthew

Stephanie + Matthew

Another destination wedding, woo hoo!! We love the hot and cool colors of the beach, shown here with a seahorse/starfish motif in Tiffany blue and bright coral.  

Katherine + Jamie

Katherine + Jamie

For this Captiva Island wedding, we chose one of this year’s hottest colors, a deep coral, paired it with a funky chartreuse kaleidoscope pocket, and used a blocky roman font to create balance in the design. The simple monogram kept the look modern and clean, […]

Ashley + Sam

Ashley + Sam

This is one of my 2013 favorites. Burlap makes everything cooler, and we paired it with an oatmeal colored PC 100 recycled stock and a darker charcoal accent layer. The fonts and layout idea were inspired by the work of one of our favorite letterpress […]

Lyndsey + Richard

Lyndsey + Richard

This was the year of the out-of-state wedding, and this fabulous letterpress invitation was the introduction to a Fall wedding in Tennessee for Lyndsey and Richard. They chose a 600 gsm Crane lettra stock, a rich purple ink and a fantastic envelope liner to round […]

Clothes That Work

Clothes That Work

Clothes That Work has kept us busy creating designs for their very exciting boutique expansion, and in the process we have done several open house and preview party invitations, as well as the design for the boutique logo itself, new pledge cards, plaques, and signs.  

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

If you’re a little tired of all the red and green at Christmas, a lovely alternative for a holiday greeting is to go with a winter landscape in snowy tones of blue, white and chocolate. This Tag and Co. design boasts a sort of calm tranquility […]

Kate + Kyle

Kate + Kyle

The pineapple is a well-recognized symbol of Southern hospitality; I learned once during a visit to an old plantation outside of New Orleans, Louisiana that the tradition of leaving a pineapple in a guest’s room during their stay was a polite way of informing them […]

Floral pocket program

Floral pocket program

This little pink and grey floral pocket program was fitting for the garden wedding it accompanied, and the sleeve ended up protecting the programs when it started to rain. They say rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck…

Spotlight: Curly Girl Design

Spotlight: Curly Girl Design

It’s hard to find adequate words to describe Curly Girl Design…they are consistently a favorite among our customers due to their witty and heartfelt expressions that seem to find the perfect words for every occasion. When I first met Leigh, the designer, and stumbled upon this […]

Not There Yet

Not There Yet

Eight years under my belt. Today marks the beginning of my ninth year as an entrepreneur. Somehow when I wasn’t looking I turned into a grownup. This definitely warrants a cupcake. Let me try to describe the feeling I had driving to the shop today, […]

Lauren + John

Lauren + John

Green ribbon across the top ties the invitation and the program together (not literally), while the black and white and funky script makes these invitations crisp and modern.

Here Piggie, Piggie

Here Piggie, Piggie

It’s that time again! PIG ROAST TIME! This was the 2013 edition….as I’ve said before, every year is my favorite to date. This was no exception.  

Caroline + Matt

Caroline + Matt

Caroline and Matt’s program was a delightful compliment to their layered gold and ivory wedding invitation, from the layers of gold and ivory, right down to the moss satin ribbon.

Good Steaks Don’t Require A1

Good Steaks Don’t Require A1

With the societal trend toward whatever is better, faster, and smarter, I’ve noticed (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) a decline in the overall quality of goods and services in the marketplace. It’s become evident that as big box retailers work themselves into […]

Gift Tag Post Card

Gift Tag Post Card

If you’re looking for simple, this is the card for you. We designed a two-sided post card in a small 4×6 size with a little “gift tag” address block on the back for easy hand addressing.

Holiday Mendhi Twist

Holiday Mendhi Twist

Twist cards are a great way to include a photo and greeting on opposite sides of the same card, without actually turning the card over. Just gently pull on the left and right edges of the card and the photo twists around to reveal the […]

Like Chivalry, Paper Is Not Dead

Like Chivalry, Paper Is Not Dead

It’s been a long time since I cried over paper. And before you go thinking I’m a big ninny, I can assure you that it doesn’t happen very often, but when it DOES, there’s a pretty good reason for it. In fact, the last time […]

Knuckling Up

Knuckling Up

When was the last time you challenged yourself? I mean really challenged yourself. Have you ever reached for something that wasn’t even on your radar six months ago? Have you ever pushed yourself to do something that you didn’t think was possible? When was the last time […]

Utopia Salon & Spa

Utopia Salon & Spa

In addition to designing business cards for many of the stylists at Utopia Salon, I recently put together some new gift certificates for the salon. The tea length ivory card slides into a black portable pocket sleeve, which is then paired with an ivory envelope […]

Elegant Tree

Elegant Tree

The cherry on top of this one was the one, tiny rhinestone at the top of the tree. White and red ink topped this gold card for an elegant, festive greeting.

Spotlight: Old Tom Foolery

Spotlight: Old Tom Foolery

I borrowed the following excerpt from Joel and Lauren’s website because when it comes to the written word and witty expression, they simply can’t be outdone. These two are truly awesome people with such fun personalities, which I think is obvious from the poster of […]

Peace

Peace

Who says you have to use traditional Christmas colors on a holiday card? This customer chose pink and green shades to coordinate with the colors they were wearing in their family photo. Also by Tag and Co., this is a more contemporary design and was […]

Holly Holidays

Holly Holidays

There’s just something about a few bursts of bright holiday red that is absolute perfection when paired with light blue and deep mocha. This card found the perfect balance of soft blue, vibrant red, and rich brown.

Davis Holiday Card

Davis Holiday Card

Tag and Company does exquisite photo printing, which is why they are a big favorite of ours for any holiday card that uses a photo. This monochromatic card stays clean and simple with a black and white photo and grey tones for the rest of […]

Oh What Fun!

Oh What Fun!

We had Tag and Co. create another masterpiece with a selection of fun summer family photos that was sure to warm the hearts of their friends and family.

Adrianna’s Telegram

Adrianna’s Telegram

What goes better with a vintage wedding at the Packard Museum than a telegram invitation? Answer: Nothing. Adrianna’s invitation topped the creativity charts and didn’t miss a single detail, from the full stops after each piece of information to the fun text frames we peppered […]

Adelyn’s 1st Birthday

Adelyn’s 1st Birthday

The baby daughter of a photographer friend of mine turned one, and they gave me the privilege of working on her birthday party invitations. This simple 5×7 card incorporated a photo of Adelyn wearing a bright pink tutu, sitting next to a chalkboard with the […]

Jessie and Joe’s Rehearsal Dinner

Jessie and Joe’s Rehearsal Dinner

Jessie and Joe’s wedding had an orange and silver theme, but Joe’s mom decided to lend a totally different feel to their rehearsal dinner invitation. The rehearsal was to be held at the Springfield Country Club, and we created a green and pale gold invitation […]

Midwest to the Mountains

Midwest to the Mountains

Five years after we did a birth announcement for this family, they moved to Colorado and asked us to find a truly unique moving announcement that would include a photo of their new digs. After looking through some ideas, we landed on a cool tri-fold […]

Kate + Pete

Kate + Pete

Kate had one heck of a wedding planner in her corner for this fabulous October wedding- her wonderful mom, Monica. Together, we planned every printed detail of this wedding from start to finish: the invitations, programs, rehearsal dinner invitations, place cards, menus, thank you notes…the […]

Wedding Guest Libs

Wedding Guest Libs

This was an entertaining way to get Angela’s guests involved in providing a fun keepsake for the couple after their Big Day. Angela came to me with this incredibly fun idea- Wedding Guest Libs- into which we easily incorporated her wedding colors of turquoise and mocha. We used the turquoise as […]

Britt + Kirk

Britt + Kirk

Love, love, love this couple! Britt came in with her mom, looked through some books and just wasn’t sure what direction she wanted to go. A few albums and a little flutter of disappointment later, Britt saw the “Christina” style invitation hanging on the wall […]

Eat, Drink & Make Merry

Eat, Drink & Make Merry

My famous annual pig roast customers wanted a Christmas celebration invitation that would generate a lot of excitement for the second of their yearly shindigs, having set the bar high with their summer pig roast. Phyllis and I looked at a lot of ideas and […]

Lyndsay’s Vegas Wedding

Lyndsay’s Vegas Wedding

I have never been as excited about an invitation as I was to work on this design for a small Las Vegas wedding. The bride-to-be came in knowing she wanted to send invitations in a box with poker chips and dice, so I knew we […]

A + B Programs

A + B Programs

Angela’s Tiffany blue and mocha wedding needed a simple program to match, and by the time she made it to the program stage of things, Angela was tired of making decisions and asked me to suggest something simple and easy that wouldn’t break the bank. Our […]

Evergreen Christmas

Evergreen Christmas

This super fun couple comes in once a year to order holiday party invitations as well as their Christmas cards, and catch up on the latest news around the shop… this was the traditional Tag and Co. design they chose to send to friends and family.

Gender Reveal Party

Gender Reveal Party

Heather and Matt got married at the Dayton Art Institute in November 2010 and are expecting their first bundle of joy. They decided to find out the sex of the baby at a “Gender Reveal Party” that included all of their closest friends and family […]

Spotlight: Envelopments

Spotlight: Envelopments

  We do custom. This is where it all begins…Consistently over the past decade, I haven’t seen any one company rival the popularity of this custom design invitation line. Envelopments offers the ability to create your own one-of-a-kind invitation using layers of gorgeous card stock, original artwork, […]

Baby, it’s cold outside

Baby, it’s cold outside

This is my baby (who isn’t a baby anymore) staying warm on a chilly Fall morning in 2007. The morning I snapped this pic he had gotten into my closet and dug out my pink slipper socks and some striped hot pink fuzzy gloves. Still […]

Holiday Splendor

Holiday Splendor

All year I look forward to my annual October-ish visit from Mary Ann…She’s one of these awesome fiery ladies with a personality that keeps me laughing almost constantly. And every year when she and her friend stop in to work on Mary Ann’s holiday cards, […]

Stephanie + Travis

Stephanie + Travis

This was a classic case of a “color matching challenge”- there was a very specific shade of coral that Stephanie was trying to match and we couldn’t seem to find the right color in our custom line so she ended up bringing us 12×12 sheets […]

Pig Roast Extravaganza

Pig Roast Extravaganza

The Van Overs roast a pig every year and I adore that even though they live in Indiana, they call me every summer and ask for new ideas for their annual shindig. (That just gave me an idea for next year’s invitations….hmmm, “Pig Shindig”!) This […]

Dana + Sean

Dana + Sean

Beach weddings are the most popular type of destination wedding; Dana exemplified the destination bride with her laid back attitude…from the first day we met Dana, she put the power of creative control into our hands and told us to “just do it.” She had […]

Mandy’s Good Humor Shower

Mandy’s Good Humor Shower

Mandy, the bride-to-be, was a Good Humor ice cream girl once upon a time, and the ladies throwing her shower thought it would be fun to have an ice cream themed shower. They mentioned that humor was also an important part of Mandy’s relationship with […]

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

There’s something about familiarity that you just can’t put a price on. Think about it. The folks from Cheers nailed it. What is it that makes you decide where you’re going to shop, get a cocktail after work, or buy a special gift for someone? […]

Art in the Burg

Art in the Burg

Come experience a vibrant collaboration of art by three local Dayton artists and community leaders at an Opening Reception Friday, June 15th. The Opening Reception kicks off the beginning of a special exhibit that will run through July 5th, featuring: Painting on Rusted Steel by […]

Adios Amigos Fiesta

Adios Amigos Fiesta

Hot tamale! Fiery red and tangerine make this fiesta invitation stand out in a crowded room…when we paired the hot colors with a detailed pattern and a cool font, the end result was muy caliente (super hot). I personally love printing on bright colors- it’s a nice […]

Stephanie + Paul

Stephanie + Paul

Sometimes customers bring us ideas they have seen online and ask if we can create something similar…almost always the answer is, “Yes!” Usually it’s a font or graphic that draws their attention, and there was something about the typography of a certain invitation she saw […]

Something blue

Something blue

As you may have noticed, we do a lot of pocket-style wedding invitations; the two main reasons they are so popular is that they are highly customizable while also being practical. The pocket provides a neat and tidy place to keep the enclosure cards for […]

Christina + Nick

Christina + Nick

This pocket invitation has become known as the “Christina” because it became a hit almost the instant we designed it for Christina and Nick earlier this year, and at least half a dozen brides since then have seen it and said, “That’s the one.” For […]

Chris + Michael

Chris + Michael

There was a short period of time in 2007 when I was really tired of Tiffany blue, however I got over it and I couldn’t be more pleased with how this invitation turned out. I really love printing on vibrant colors rather than neutral hues, […]

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

UPDAYTON’S “STAY IN DAYTON” MISSION CONTINUES (Written for Dayton City Paper by Annie Bowers) Where will you be on Friday, April 27th? Are you interested in attracting and retaining creative talent in the Dayton Region? If so, join close to 200 fellow Daytonians and community […]

Corinne + Pablo

Corinne + Pablo

Corinne and Pablo wanted to incorporate airplanes into their wedding invitations and save the dates, not just because they currently live in city known as the birthplace of aviation, but because they are both involved in the Air Force. They were legally married in a […]

Start Something

Start Something

“You don’t have to know where you’re going to be headed in the right direction.” I took the advice of a marketing guy I know and decided to use my most recent fortune from P.F. Chang’s as my blog post topic this week. (And by […]

Bre’s Graduation

Bre’s Graduation

Bre came into the store for the first time with her mom, brimming with excitement over her upcoming graduation from medical school. She informed me that she never goes “all out” for things, but she wanted something really special to announce the graduation she had […]

Spotlight: Waste Not Paper

Spotlight: Waste Not Paper

Over 15 years ago, the founder of Paper Source was on a mission to buy natural raffia ribbon. Only available in large quantities, she purchased the bulk ribbon and set out to sell smaller portions of this natural product to other retailers. And thus, waste not […]

The Power of One

The Power of One

I was pulling into the parking lot at work the other day, and I had this crazy idea… What if there was only one homeless person? Now I know that sounds ridiculous, but I just thought, “If there was only ONE person who needed  a […]

Look Ma, {I’m using my} hands!

Look Ma, {I’m using my} hands!

Just once this week, I challenge each of you to put down the laptop, the iPad, the smart phone….and make something with your hands. And don’t tell me you’ve forgotten how to do that. Remember in elementary school how we had art class at least […]

Spotlight: Tag & Co.

Spotlight: Tag & Co.

Simply put, this is one of our favorites. From the first time I met the owner, Tom, at the National Stationery Show in 2006, we were sold on the quality and integrity of this company’s designs, finished products and unsurpassed customer service. If you’re looking for beautiful […]

Sharing the (Local) Love

Sharing the (Local) Love

There’s been quite the hullabaloo lately surrounding the notion of “keeping it local” and supporting local businesses. Why all the fuss? Well, it’s like this: when small businesses support each other, it creates a sense of community. When there is a sense of community, people […]

< = > (less equals more)

< = > (less equals more)

If you’ve talked to me at all over the past month or two, you’ve probably heard me mention the term “minimalism” once or twice. Part of my excitement over this concept started during the research I did for a Dayton City Paper article that came out […]

Celebrate

Celebrate

The oversized script speaks for itself, and the subtle circles of light in the background look like stars or lights glittering in the snow.

Red Stripes Photo Card

Red Stripes Photo Card

Another by Tag and Co., this holiday greeting features a full bleed photo with a few red stripes across the bottom where the text is placed in reverse type. If you have a professional quality photo, let it speak for itself by keeping the photo […]

Amidst the Holiday Chaos…

Amidst the Holiday Chaos…

…don’t forget to slow down, make time for friends and loved ones, and try to remember that this time of year isn’t about rampant consumerism, or the latest technological gadgety doo-dads, or the eight dozen cookies you need to make for the school cookie exchange. […]

The Color of Energy

The Color of Energy

There should be more days when we allow ourselves just one goal: create beauty. I’ve had the unique opportunity to spend some time in the Front Street studios, working and painting alongside renowned artist, Mike Elsass. Mike’s Dayton gallery, “The Color of Energy,” and countless others […]

Ginger’s Baby Shower

Ginger’s Baby Shower

There are two things I love most about this baby shower invitation: the cool pink and brown polka dot ribbon from Midori, and the adorable font. Those two elements, combined with a metallic pink bottom layer and white micah printed invitation piece make this a […]

Don’t Try…Do It.

Don’t Try…Do It.

As I walked out of Boston Stoker this morning, chai in hand, I realized something. I had just wished the barista a happy Labor Day weekend, and he responded, “You have a good weekend, too!” To which I replied, “I’ll try…” Now, why did I […]

Change vs. Complacency

Change vs. Complacency

I had a hard time deciding which noun to use in the title of this post- does “complacency” accurately depict what happens when a business refuses to grow and adapt to the changing times? I also thought of the word “atrophy” because if we fail […]

Carrie + Mike

Carrie + Mike

Napa Valley here they come! Carrie and Mike’s invitations were from our custom line, Envelopments, and featured a 7×7 square black linen pocket invitation with a wasabi green accent layer, classic white top layer and enclosure cards, and a green satin ribbon. Since this is […]

Casey + Dustin

Casey + Dustin

This was a last minute wedding we pulled together this week (the wedding is in 10 days!) Since we had a pretty short window to work with, we used yellow topaz metallic card stock off the shelf, a classic white top layer, and then added […]

Jennifer + Jon

Jennifer + Jon

Purple and silver were HOT in 2011- I can’t count how many weddings we did in this color palette! Jennifer and Jon liked the custom line because it allowed them to choose exactly the perfect shade of purple, pair it with a silver and purple […]

Allyson + Ben

Allyson + Ben

This was an extremely meaningful invitation because it was for my very first intern at The Envelope, “Awesome Allyson” from UD. It was only a few months after we opened, and I didn’t even know I needed an intern until Ally convinced me of all […]

Guacamole…go ahead, you’ve earned it

Guacamole…go ahead, you’ve earned it

For any of you who have happened to make it through all of the FAQ’s (and actually read the blurb at the top about not getting answers to ALL of your questions), here is the final answer to a pretty darn important life question, if […]

Communicating 101

Communicating 101

There is a poignant greeting card from Curly Girl Design that says “It is without question our duty to honor the love of every human heart as we would our very own.” I just had a woman stop in and buy this particular card to […]

Joe’s 75th

Joe’s 75th

This was a “think outside the box” project, to say the least…when I got an email from a long-time customer telling me her latest theme (she’s a Party Planner Extraordinaire), I couldn’t wait to sit down and design it. Her father is a Sweepstakes fanatic […]

Baby Gavin

Baby Gavin

Welcome to the world, Baby Gavin! What a sweet surprise to have one of my brides from a few years ago wander into the store…8 months pregnant! A few weeks later, she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby boy. For his birth announcement we […]

Heather + Matt

Heather + Matt

Heather and Matt got married at The Dayton Art Institute in November 2010. Their wedding colors were primarily black and white, with hints of green. To create a Fall Elegance feel, their ceremony featured amazing floral displays lining the aisle that included tall tree branches, […]

Free Hugs

Free Hugs

I took this picture in Times Square in May as I marveled at this guy who was offering free hugs to passers-by on the street. There is something so honest and vulnerable about a stranger on the streets of New York asking for hugs, but […]

The Art of the Written Note

The Art of the Written Note

“The concept of a handwritten note, a wax seal, and the whole nine yards is kind of lost on the public at large these days,” he said as he looked through paper selections trying to find the perfect stationery to represent his personality and taste. […]

Emily + Scott

Emily + Scott

A wedding weekend schedule is a wonderful way to provide tons of helpful information for your guests regarding what to expect the weekend of the wedding. It’s a great place to include a schedule of weekend events, including a “meet and greet”, golf outing or […]

Lisa + Matt

Lisa + Matt

Lisa’s 5×7 pocket fold invitation is one of the most popular styles we design for brides, due to its versatile size and overall design that allows up to four cards to be tucked into the pocket. Lisa’s invitation was clean and classic with a more […]

Stephanie + Kyle

Stephanie + Kyle

Silver. Black. A script with lots of swashes. Double-faced Midori satin ribbon. Add those ingredients together and you have the recipe for an elegant formal wedding invitation. Stephanie chose a silver metallic pocket invitation in a classic 5×7 size for her Hilton Head destination wedding […]

Courtney + Dennis

Courtney + Dennis

The Chateau Elan in Atlanta was the perfect setting for Courtney’s “rustic elegance” wedding, and she needed an invitation that fit the feel of the wine cellar where the reception would be held. Courtney also wanted to make sure to include plenty of resort and […]

Eat, Drink and Be Married

Eat, Drink and Be Married

The rehearsal dinner is an important part of the wedding weekend and as such, should have its own invitation to coordinate with the look and feel of the rehearsal dinner venue. Melisa and Michael’s dinner was to be held at C’est Tout, a French bistro […]

Mary Colleen Birth Announcement

Mary Colleen Birth Announcement

To announce Mary’s post-Valentine’s Day arrival her parents wanted to include a 4×6 photo with the announcement so family and friends could have a momento to keep, so we chose a portable pocket that was large enough to accommodate a full-size photo mounted onto a […]

Courtney’s Bridal Shower

Courtney’s Bridal Shower

Oh La La! Before her Chateau Elan wedding in Georgia, Courtney’s friends and family threw her a French-themed bridal shower. We wanted to go ultra feminine with the invitations so we used a vintage damask black and white portable pocket with a brocade pattern, as […]

Courtney’s Princess Birthday

Courtney’s Princess Birthday

Courtney is one of my favorite 6-year olds because she loves paper so much. She even came in to order her own stationery before she started school! This special invitation was for her sixth birthday party, and since it was a princess party we had […]

Land and Sea birthday

Land and Sea birthday

Mason and Ryan are best friends with birthdays four days apart, and they both happen to love the same two things: dinosaurs and sharks. To compromise, we decided a “Land and Sea” theme would be fun, and created an invitation with a reptile texture wrap, […]

Stacey + John

Stacey + John

Eggplant and taupe are a warm and inviting combination in this colorful yet classic pocket invitation. Lots of metallic layers, including an understated lavender layer and a gorgeous taupe ribbon complete this pocket package perfectly. Their wedding program was a coordinating booklet using the same […]

Ryan + Mike

Ryan + Mike

My good friends got married at Carillon Park and had a glamorous wedding bathed in pink and silver, complete with a swanky lounge area and outdoor chandeliers. They paid attention to all the details and provided an incredible event that left their guests talking about […]

Amanda + Ben

Amanda + Ben

Sometimes simple is the way to go…three layers: chocolate brown, pale gold and a chartreuse accent and fun, contemporary fonts.

Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah

Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah

This was the most elaborate Bat Mitzvah invitation we have done to date, with three colors layered inside a pocket, a delicate satin ribbon, a Star of David punch and plenty of purple. The pocket worked well because there were plenty of family members coming […]

Laurie + David

Laurie + David

Laurie and David had fun with the process from the first day… they were planning a Spring wedding in Las Vegas and wanted the invitations to feel formal and elegant, yet still “like Vegas” and not like a traditional wedding invitation because they still wanted […]

Lobsterfest

Lobsterfest

Every Memorial Day Weekend, Dorothy Lane Market hosts what is known as “Lobstermania”, which is an all day event at which they sell {super cheap} lobsters until they run out. It’s first come, first served; you get in line as early as you want, you […]

Be Merry

Be Merry

This was my own little grinch (pretending to be mad), and I thought it would make a great holiday card especially with an ironic message blazing across the top. Just a friendly holiday reminder not to let the stress of the season get you down…

In the Spirit of the Holidays

In the Spirit of the Holidays

As I sit here taking a small break from the hustle and bustle, I am reflecting on this past year, and realizing how lucky I am. First and foremost, I’m so lucky to have such a cool, smart, sensitive little boy that I get to […]

Gold Holly and Ivy

Gold Holly and Ivy

Classic. Traditional. Gold. This card reminds me of something out of a Charles Dickens novel. With the shimmery gold and deep brown graphics and text, this card practically sings its own Christmas carols.

Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

Disclaimer: the first major thing to note about this invitation is that due to licensing laws I was only able to use the Scooby Doo graphics because it was for private use- these invitations were for Ryan’s 5th Birthday. I’m not legally allowed to sell […]

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

I had an enlightening experience today that reminded me of the caliber and integrity of our customers. A young man stopped in today explaining that he was in a major time crunch and hoped we could help. His wedding is next weekend, and the company […]

Turn-around time is…?

Turn-around time is…?

Q: How long does it take for invitations to come in? A: Depending on which company produces them, turn-around time is anywhere from 1-6 weeks. The quickest formal invitation line I currently carry is Embossed Graphics, which boasts proofs within 24-48 hours and ships the […]

Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

Q: What is the proper way to send a thank you note? A: A thank you note should be written on a note or card bearing your name or monogram, rather than the words “thank you”. This is a common misperception due to the influx […]

Sending social invitations

Sending social invitations

Q: How far in advance should I send social invitations? A: Party or shower invitations should be sent one month before the event. Any sooner than that and they tend to get overlooked or forgotten about, and any closer to the date and people will […]

Mailing save the dates

Mailing save the dates

Q: How far in advance should I mail save the dates? A: You can send save the date cards anywhere between 6-12 months before the wedding. You don’t want to send them too early or people will forget, but too close to the wedding and […]

When to mail wedding invitations

When to mail wedding invitations

Q: How far in advance should I mail wedding invitations? A: Six to eight weeks in advance, or earlier if it’s a destination wedding. Most weddings fall during what’s known as “Wedding Season” which runs May-October every year. Due to the popularity of weddings during […]

When to order wedding invitations

When to order wedding invitations

Q: How far in advance do I need to order wedding invitations? A: I generally tell people to order invitations 6 months in advance. This is a safe amount of time in case a stock is backordered or the proofing process takes an extraordinarily long […]

Envelope addressing makes (your) life easier

Envelope addressing makes (your) life easier

Q: Do you address envelopes? What if my invitations don’t have inner envelopes? A: I offer several options for envelope addressing: calligraphy, in-house computerized addressing, and some of my paper lines also offer cool labels and/or their own matching computerized addressing as well. There are […]

Wedding Planners – Friend or Foe?

Wedding Planners – Friend or Foe?

Q: Do you offer wedding planning services? A: After working in the wedding industry since 2003, I consider myself a wedding professional and I’m happy to sit down and discuss your needs, whether it’s full event coordination or just day-of services. I also work with […]

What’s the hurry?

What’s the hurry?

Q: Is rush service available? A: Yes…most of the time. An in-house rush is easier to accommodate since I have more control over the projects I design and print, but it can still be tricky depending on how many other jobs I am working on […]

Can you help me with invitation wording?

Can you help me with invitation wording?

Q: Do I need to know all of my wording before I can order? A: No, and honestly that takes all the fun out of it for me. 🙂 I do this all the time and can make it much simpler for you if we […]

Cocktail (napkins) anyone?

Cocktail (napkins) anyone?

Q: How many cocktail napkins should I order? A: How fun are your friends? Just kidding. Kind of…In all seriousness, you should anticipate 2-3 napkins per person, depending on whether or not they are just being used at the bar, or also for the cake […]

Thank you kindly

Thank you kindly

Q: What is the time frame for sending out wedding thank you notes? A: There is a lot of debate on this one. Some say you have up to a year, but let’s face it- if you got a thank you note for a wedding […]

Whose parents are listed on the invitation?

Whose parents are listed on the invitation?

Q: What is proper etiquette regarding whose parents are listed on wedding invitations? A: Parents of the bride traditionally host weddings (host=pay for) however these days anything goes. The general rule is to list whoever is hosting the wedding at the top of the invitation. […]

The early bird gets the holiday worm

The early bird gets the holiday worm

Q: When is a good time to order holiday cards? A: If you’re an early bird, you can usually get killer deals in October and still ensure you’ll get your cards mailed out before the holiday craziness begins. Please, I’m begging you, don’t wait until […]

What other products do you carry?

What other products do you carry?

Q: What if I don’t find what I’m looking for? And what else do you offer besides invitations and stationery? A: Let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to create something similar (or maybe even closer to what you had […]

Friendly competition (and recommendations)

Friendly competition (and recommendations)

Q: What if I find a better price somewhere else? A: Just bring me your estimate from a competitor and I’ll take a look and see if I can beat it or match it. I’d love to work with you and frequently offer the same […]

Registy information goes where exactly?

Registy information goes where exactly?

Q: Is it appropriate to put registry information on wedding invitations? A: Nope, sorry…registry information should only accompany shower invitations or be spread via word-of-mouth. Etiquette dictates that putting registry information anywhere in a wedding invitation = asking for a gift. I know this worries […]

To Photo or Not to Photo? That is the Save the Date question

To Photo or Not to Photo? That is the Save the Date question

Q: What if I want to use a photo on my save the dates? A: Great idea! I have many, many options for amazing photo save the dates. Tag and Company is my favorite because no one has better photo quality, anywhere. I have several […]

I’m a DIY kind of person…but can you help?

I’m a DIY kind of person…but can you help?

Q: Can I order paper and make my own invitations? Can I bring my own paper in to be printed? A: Absolutely! I have about a bazillion stocks to choose from and I’m more than happy to help with as much or as little of […]

Average cost of wedding invitations

Average cost of wedding invitations

Q: Do you have invitations in all price ranges? What is the industry average cost for wedding invitations? A: Yes, I do have invitations in every price range! In case you’re curious, the industry average cost for wedding invitations is approximately $1,000 for the ensemble. […]

You want me to pay you how much?

You want me to pay you how much?

Q: Do I put down a deposit on invitations or pay in full? A: Once upon a time, we used to take a deposit for orders, but there were a few unhappy occasions where people ordered things and never came back to get them- this […]

Whitney’s Graduation

Whitney’s Graduation

Whitney, oh Whitney, where do I start…..Whitney bounced into the store one day applying for our internship position, and even though the first time I met her she reminded me of a bubbly, red-headed Hannah Montana, she quickly found a niche at the shop and […]

Nina and Bill’s 50th Anniversary

Nina and Bill’s 50th Anniversary

Occasionally we have the honor of creating invitations for milestone events- this 50th Wedding Anniversary was on the contemporary side, as reflected in the chocolate and turquoise kaleidoscope patterned backing. We kept in the 50th Anniversary tradition of gold by printing the top layer on […]

Megan + Greg

Megan + Greg

The daughter of one of my favorite customers got married to the love of her life, and they made every effort to make sure the invitations (and the wedding) were a perfect example of who they are as a couple, right down to the surprise […]

Grace’s First Communion

Grace’s First Communion

Grace is one of three lovely sisters for whom I’ve had the pleasure of creating some pretty special announcements and invitations, ranging from birth announcements to First Communion invitations. We took a more traditional feminine approach with this particular invitation, using the palest of pinks […]

Andrew’s 1st Birthday

Andrew’s 1st Birthday

I love this hippo. This was the very first thing I ever attempted to draw in Illustrator and I can’t tell you how proud I am of the way he turned out (not bad for being self-taught in CS!) Andrew’s mom came to us looking […]

Ashley + Christopher

Ashley + Christopher

Winter Wonderland: Ashley and Christopher were planning a winter wedding in Wintersville, Ohio and chose this 5×7 z-card design, a unique design that shows off plenty of the black and gold pattern surrounding the invitation. What makes this invitation different than most is the band […]

Porter Wright Holiday Party

Porter Wright Holiday Party

The holidays always come faster than we’re ready for, and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur asked us to help them prepare for their annual holiday party by putting together an invitation that was festive yet professional to send to their extensive client base. This 5×7 […]

Red and Green Flourish

Red and Green Flourish

This was one of my favorites of the holiday designs Tag and Co. brought out a few years back. I love the combination of the vibrant red and green pattern contrasting with the black and white photos.

Truman’s Puppy Party

Truman’s Puppy Party

Truman is the adorable son of one of my favorite former employees, and I have to say that Molly throws the best kids’ birthday parties I have ever seen. She spares no detail, and makes everything come together like something out of a magazine (or […]

Julie’s 35th at Thai Nine

Julie’s 35th at Thai Nine

Julie was turning 35 and decided it was time to get the girls together to celebrate with a night on the town. She liked the compact size of the portable pocket card, but we jazzed it up a bit by adding a cool patterned black […]

Annie’s 30th

Annie’s 30th

Yep, this one belongs to me…One of the perks of owning an invitation business is that you get to have the coolest invitations (and tend to have more parties just so you can send out fun invites). The thing that makes me laugh about this […]

Emily + Brendan

Emily + Brendan

An oldie but goodie, this purple and black 5×5 z-card from a 2008 wedding still hangs on the wall of fame today because a) it’s purple color continues to draw the eye and b) it’s a great example of a different way to combine many […]

Maureen + Charles

Maureen + Charles

Maureen’s pink and black invitation was a pocket-style with three enclosure cards. We kept the invitation fairly simple, with a modest monogram watermark screened behind the invitation text. She wanted to use primarily black and white with punches of hot pink for style.

Caroline’s Graduation

Caroline’s Graduation

Small pockets are perfect for graduation because they give all the details in a tiny, succinct package, and let’s face it- by the time we graduate, sometimes less reading is better! Caroline decided she was up to the task of additional reading and went on […]

Ashley + Bryan

Ashley + Bryan

This was the era of the 5×7 pocket fold, which is why you see several of them in our gallery, such as Stephanie and Kyle, Amanda and Matt or Jessica and John. This type of folding invitation became the go-to style for a while because brides […]

Morgan + Christopher

Morgan + Christopher

Morgan was one of those brides who amazed me because she made planning a destination wedding seem like a breeze, on top of all of the other responsibilities she was tackling in her life (not the least of which were the twins she nannied, who […]

joy & love

joy & love

Another lovely creation for Molly, who did the going away fiesta for her friends, was her holiday card from 2007. There are three things that stand out to me about this holiday card: first, the gorgeous photo of Molly, Chris and Truman (who now has […]

Kathryn’s 1st Birthday

Kathryn’s 1st Birthday

Sweet things come in small packages, and this lovely lollipop of an invitation was the perfect way to invite close family and friends to Kathryn’s first birthday party. Bubblegum pink and lime green were cheerful colors to use for a first birthday and the square […]

Bode Jackson

Bode Jackson

This little guy has kept me company on the shop’s “wall of fame” ever since he arrived in November 2007- it’s hard to believe he’s turning five this year! This announcement includes a 3.5×5 z-card with three panels, metallic white printed cards, and a satin […]

Shannon + Charles

Shannon + Charles

A school-themed invitation is a unique way for two teachers to announce their upcoming nuptials… We created college-ruled card stock, school days verbiage (check out the RSVP card with a “due date”) and a cool red date stamp, and tied it all together with red […]

Somer + Ben

Somer + Ben

Somer and Ben chose a soft and feminine invitation with an Anna Griffin pink floral matte, paired with a rich chocolate shimmery brown and a dusty rose satin ribbon. The invitation design incorporated traditional fonts to keep with the traditional wording and feel of this […]

Ryan’s Adventure Golf Birthday

Ryan’s Adventure Golf Birthday

Fore! I don’t recommend taking a bunch of 3 year olds putt-putting…however, if you do, and it happens to be for a birthday party, I highly recommend this custom invitation complete with a faux suede putting green. Ryan is now 8 and doesn’t get into […]

Jessica + John

Jessica + John

Every once in a while we end up with an invitation that carries widespread appeal and once the finished product is hanging on our “wall of fame” we get multiple requests to duplicate it. Jessica and John’s invitation is one such example: they picked out […]

Lynn + Jeremy

Lynn + Jeremy

Mocha-licious is the word to describe this pale lime and chocolate pocket fold invitation. Just a hint of pale green, a beautiful ivory satin ribbon and a cool script make this a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional.  

Christine + Eric

Christine + Eric

Play it safe? Not always. Sometimes with invitations you should take a risk: use a palette of citrus green, crisp tangerine and hot fuchsia; print on a bright color instead of white or ivory, and use a modern floral graphic and a non-traditional font. I […]

Erin Elizabeth

Erin Elizabeth

Erin was welcomed into the world by her big sister, Lena whose birth announcements I did while I was still at Ink back in 2004. We kept a similar floral style, using Anna Griffin patterned paper, this time in a textured blush pink. The ribbon […]

Ryan’s 1st Birthday

Ryan’s 1st Birthday

This was a very special invitation because it was for my son’s first birthday party. Since Ryan is such a little monkey, and always getting into everything, I decided a Safari theme would be fun to work with. I love the bright orange paired with […]

Safari Birthday Table Tents

Safari Birthday Table Tents

I went overboard on Ryan’s first birthday, and I’ll be the first to admit it. I thought it would be fun to have table cards for the food and make them coordinate with the party invitations. I kept with the color scheme of orange, yellow […]