new work + some old faves

Posted in gallery, invitations, meant to be sent, wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:03 am by meant to be sent

this is a long one but its all. pictures. enjoy the fun eye candy!

• • • • • • • • • • • • vintage letterpress accordion fold • • • • • • • • • • • •
photos by melissa hayes


• • • • • • • • • • • • nautical tying the knot gate fold • • • • • • • • • • • •
photos by melissa hayes


• • •  signs, note cards, menus + coasters for lovely bakery shoot  • • •
photos by melissa hayes

• • • • • • • • carnival theme invites + accessories • • • • • • • •
as seen on style me pretty photos by nicole ladonne


• • • peacock, nautical, glam, boxed, birch bark + real sand invites  • • •
photos by melany hallgren


debut :: new peacock accessories

Posted in custom invitations, gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:31 pm by meant to be sent

check out these fab new peacock feather programs and some great shots of my peacock escort cards…the new program style mimics the style of the decadent peacock feather invitation with its tall format and shimmery gold color and teal ribbon accent.

thanks so much to anna for sharing her gorgeous wedding phots with me and to Ari Rosenthal Photography for their gorgeous work!

Photos By: Ari Rosenthal Photography: Tia


DIY peacock invitation kits: order now!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:01 pm by meant to be sent

these kits will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks! click here for more information and to order yours now!!

you can also order the decadent peacock invitation printed but unassembled through the link above! if you would like this invite printed AND assembled, please contact me directly to start the process or order any additional items!

peacock poll results and good news!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:41 pm by meant to be sent

thanks to all of you who took the time to vote! i am super excited to let you know that i will now be offering a DIY decadent peacock invitation kit!

they will be sold in boxes of 25 to accommodate smaller quantities and allow you to order as many boxes as you need. each will contain:

-25 pre cut bronze backing layers
-25 pre cut gold printable layers
-25 peacock blue or natural outer envelopes
-25 pre cut rsvp postcards
-25 pre cut peacock blue ribbons
-25 gorgeous peacock feathers
-instructions for assembly and tips for printing
-one assembled invite to inspire you

they will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks!
click here
to pre-order yours now!!

don’t forget…
as always we will be glad to print, design and assemble these or any other invite for you… but we wanted to do something for all you DIYers out there! enjoy!


peacock poll!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:48 pm by meant to be sent

we would love to know what you think about the idea of a completely DIY version of the decadent feathers peacock invitation. take the poll above and we just might make one available!



overstock sale!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:28 am by meant to be sent

ok all you DIYers out there…i have a bunch of extra paper from envelopments!

i have creme brulee metallic (a shimmery cream) card stock and 5×7 envelopes, regalia/creme brulee (metallic patterned) 5×7 envelope liners and 5×7 gate folds (which have the pattern on one side, solid creme brulee metallic on the other) and 2×2 patterned seals.

i also have antique gold layering cards cut to layer over the center panel of the gatefold (around 4.5 x 6.5) and antique gold belly bands.

contact me for pricing if you are interested!!

creme brulee

regalia/creme brulee

antique gold


cancun here we come!

Posted in gallery at 8:18 pm by meant to be sent

just a note that we will be vacationing in sunny mexico from april 26 – may 1. if you have an order due during or around that time, no worries! it will ship prior to april 26th.

if you would like to place an order, or have any questions still email at your convenience, however the response time will be slower than normal and likely not until we return on may 1.


decadent peacock wrap labels

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:14 pm by meant to be sent

add these luxe labels to your invitations to dress up the envelopes too! these clever labels not only make the addresses pretty, but do double duty and wrap around to seal the envelope shut—no more icky licking to seal them! shown below in a gorgeous peacock blue with gold metallic label.



march madness …peacock crazy!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:57 pm by meant to be sent

ok, so march madness is usually all about basketball and brackets, but this march, people are crazy for peacocks! here are some pictures of the madness in progress! also, stay tuned for some new peacock designs!




decadent peacock feather invitees

decadent peacock feather invitees in progress



peacock magnets and a touch of DIY…

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:16 am by meant to be sent

i am working with a bride who had a wonderful idea to add her own special touch to the peacock save the date cards. first we changed them up a bit from a postcard into a magnet backed card with a matching shimmery envelope. she found some gorgeous wrapping paper that she wanted to use as an envelope liner…she also did her own calligraphy on each. they turned out gorgeous, so i just had to share! nice work connie!

photo and lining done by connie petruzziello
photo and lining done by connie petruzziello


starfish boxed invite!

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this inivte is sure to remind guests of the feeling of sand between their toes and the crash of ocean waves! it is made with metallic cream and palm pattern paper with a starfish accent that doubles as a magnet that is finished with natural raffia ribbon. (also available without magnet) the inserts (rsvp postcard and events card) are secured to the lid of the box with a vellum band, and the layered invite is set on a bed of raffia and all is in a matte chocolate box that is finished with a custom label that seals the box so that it can be dropped right in the mail!


peacock bridesmaid boxes!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:17 pm by meant to be sent

peacock bridesmaid card box



peacock feather bridesmaid boxes

these are so decadent! what a fabulous way to ask your favorite girls to be your bridesmaids! this is a version of the decadent peacock invitation with a metallic layered card that is accented with crystals and a printed peacock feather motif that rest inside the shimmery gold box that is adorned with a satin riboon and an actual peacock feather. so gorgeous!

this can be used as an invitation design as well and can even be customized to incorporate other metallic colors!

click here for more information and to purchase these for your girls!


beach elegance

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:33 pm by meant to be sent

metallic pattern pocket fold wedding invitation

metallic pattern pocket fold wedding invitation

designed for a seaside wedding in mexico, this sand and sea inspired invitation is tropical elegance. it has a subtle palm graphic throughout the printed design that echos the pattern on the pocket fold. it is carried out in the three alternating color inserts so that when they are all next to eachother, one single palm leaf is created.

the invite and inserts are housed in a shimmery patterned pocket fold and secured with a matching palm patterned vellum band. the ensemble is mailed in a coordinating metallic lined envelope with the couples graphic printed on the back.


do you DIY?

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:00 am by meant to be sent

are you the do-it-yourself type? if so we would still love to work with you on your invitations or other paper projects! we can help you coordinate and buy what you need, especially if you are looking for envelopments or other specialty papers. we are an authorized dealer so you can order directly from us! just email us and let us know how we can help!


and now you can get your very own mini swatch deck directly from envelopments AND receive a $20 rebate to use for your purchase with us! click below to view our online catalog and swatch deck offer.


holiday cards are here!

Posted in gallery, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:29 pm by meant to be sent

these are super fun! made with french pop-tones paper colors, and patterned paper from american crafts they are the perfect blend of modern and traditional holiday! there are four colors, two die cut shapes and 60 patterns…so each pack is bound to be unique! buy just snowflakes, just trees, or a mix of both! sold in packs of eight, includes 6″ square white envelopes.

and don’t forget our coordinating tree gift tags! also sold in packs of eight.

click here to buy cards!

click here to buy gift tags!


and even better, these have a recycled element to them—we used the punched out scraps to make the tags below!



decadent feathers peacock wedding invitation

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NEW! take my quick survey to help me decide which metallic envelope colors to offer…

click here for more information, pricing and to purchase the imprintable DIY peacock kit or the  printed but unassembled version of this invite!





i had a request to put together an invitation ensemble that incorporated a peacock feather motif…the other request was for texture….and what better way to get texture than to use an actual peacock feather! these beautiful, vibrant feathers add such elegance and drama to the shimmering metallic layers. just gorgeous! the main invitation is an extra tall layered panel that requires a special size envelope that is available in a variety of matte colors and can be made in a coordinating metallic stock. the set has a matching metallic response and save the date postcard with a printed peacock graphic accent. any number of items can be added to these and to really deck out your entire event, consider programs and matching reception accessories!


new items coming soon!

Posted in gallery tagged at 9:30 pm by meant to be sent

we have been busy designing all sorts of unique invitations and can’t wait to post the latest! peacock feathers, jewels, shimmery sand and die cut holiday cards… just to give you an idea of what’s to come… stay tuned!


planning ahead…

Posted in gallery at 12:42 am by meant to be sent

it is important to plan ahead! please reference the list below for ideal booking times for wedding invitations…you should plan to begin the process 3-4 months before you want to mail your invitations, so…..

if you want to mail in:……………book by:

february 2009………………………november 2008
march 2009…………………………december 2008
april 2009……………………………january 2009
may 2009……………………………february 2009
june 2009……………………………march 2009


we love paper!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , at 10:17 pm by meant to be sent

there are so many gorgeous papers out there and we have an amazing source…if you are the DIY type or just want to take a look at some papers that you want us to use in your design you have to visit blue dot paper shop! they have beautiful papers at a great price and be sure to check out their awesome new patterned papers!


tying the knot

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:48 pm by meant to be sent

with a wedding in nantucket, this fresh take on nautical style was just what this couple was looking for. the crisp navy and bright green and blue go perfectly with the authentic rope and gromet accents that really pull the look together!

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