quick look :: cozy modern letterpress

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i’ve been doing some organizing and found some of my favorite designs along the way…so i thought it’d be fun to share some quick snaps (forgive the not so great iphone snaps!) to kick off wedding season and provide some inspiration for all the new brides-to-be out there! big congrats if you’re one of them!!

with all this cold weather we’re getting, this first one seems appropriate! a cozy modern, wintery letterpress design with bright punches of neon green and navy blue. and, in case the main design being letterpressed isn’t enough texture for ya, we went a step further and did a blind woodgrain/bark pattern for some added detail and an all-over texture to this simple design. the woodgrain being white on white seemed perfect for winter and a little modern touch. and the double thick cotton stock was super dreamy.

there were also details cards, a custom map and a fun rsvp postcard, so to keep things on budget, we flat printed the remaining pieces. we then tied them all together with navy and white bakers twine and it all slipped into a shimmery navy envelope finished with a custom wrap label.

a superfun detail: the pattern on the label and some of the other pieces was custom-designed to coordinate with the brides dress! i just love little surprise details like that!

you can see more images of the wedding and stationery here! if you’re interested in working together on your own custom design just contact me using the form below!


{ sneak peek } coral + aqua passport invites

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i just LOVE the way these passport invitations turned out! the beachy colors are just perfect for a simple chic destination wedding on grand cayman island. more to come including the aqua blue envelopes with natural custom wrap labels!


calligraphy contest!

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calligraphy adds such whimsical elegance to any stationery and, thanks to jennifer’s new calligraphy contest, it’s affordable too!

even if you are not quite ready to get started, be sure to check out all of the details here for a chance to win this gorgeous prize :)

invitation customization – website survey

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 9:24 pm by meant to be sent

i am looking into a HUGE overhaul of my site and blog (so stay tuned!) but wanted to get a feel for what type of functionality would be used for certain types of orders. while i will continue to focus on completely custom orders, i will also offer “ready-to-order” designs that can be customized. the decadent peacock feather invitation will likely be one of them with many more new designs to come in distinct product lines with something for every budget.

so take a minute to answer this survey and i just might add some really cool new features to my site! :) thanks so much!


2010 decadent peacock invitation sale! ENDS 1/31/10! order now!

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peacock invitation sale

in honor of the new year, we are on a mission to sell 2,010 of our decadent peacock feather invitations! so to start the year off right, we will be offering 20/10 percent discount on the decadent peacock invitation!! but hurry…this discount is ONLY for orders booked in the month of january…contact us or order now!* see below for details**.

20% off orders of 150 or more
10% off orders under 150

**to receive discount, order must be booked with $100 nonrefundable deposit by 1/31/10. discount applies to invoices sent and paid in the month of january— if you received an invoice in december and did not pay until january, offer does not apply. each order is based on availability, so please plan ahead! orders that are requested to be shipped within 1 month of purchase date may be accommodated however will be subject to a rush fee. offer is valid on decadent peacock feather invitation with real feather. offer is valid on base purchase price of ensemble and does not apply to assembly cost (if added), save the dates, bridesmaid boxes, DIY kit or any other coordinating items or upgrades. orders of 150 or more receive a 20% discount; orders of 50-149 receive a 10% discount. minimum order of 50 is required. offer subject to change.


wintery birch bark invitation

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a perfect invite for a magical wintery wedding! real birch bark, shimmery metallic papers and crystal accents are sure to set the stage for a cozy winter event. cocoa anyone?


love a local business

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Help us win a small business grant!

help meant to be sent win a $5,000 grant by nominating us for the intuit love a local business contest!

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invites for a cure

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october is quickly approaching (can you believe it?!) and with it brings cooler weather, pretty leaves and breast cancer awareness month. meant to be sent is dedicated to supporting this cause, and to help out will be donating a percentage of all invites booked and completed in the month of october to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

book now and help a great cause! you can also learn more about the organization and make your own donations at their website.


the envelope, please…

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:27 am by meant to be sent

while the envelope is the most anticipated item at an awards show, a good amount of people forget about the envelope and its importance as part of the invitation. keep in mind it is the first thing that your guests will see and it sets the tone for the rest of the invitation and can be just as stunning if dressed up just right! consider having a coordinating design printed along with your return and guest address printing, or include the ever popular custom wrap label—these are a real show stopper and all the rage right now!

another great way to show your envelopes some love, is to have a custom stamp designed that coordinates with the rest of the ensemble. this will not only look great but makes for a really pulled together look and is the perfect finishing touch!


some assembly required

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hop on the assembly line! if you are the crafty type or just want to save some cash, ordering your invitations unassembled is a great idea! what does this mean exactly? good question! and here is the answer:

unassembled= you receive your invitations printed and cut down to the final size but in separate pieces that need to be “assembled”.

the amount of assembly required ultimately depends on your unique design. if we determine in our initial discussions that you will be assembling, i can tailor the design to just how much assembly you are comfortable with…anything from a couple paper layers, to tying bows, adding crystals and more! 

should you decide to go this route, you will still receive one fully assembled invite as a guide and as always, any advice you need! :)

{ tip } invite some friends over to help, and make it an assembly party!


summer layers

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a super fun invitation with a simple design and a modern take on summer colors. three layers give this panel style design some extra detail as does the belly band and layered tag. the inserts are neatly held in place on the back of the panel by the belly band. it is finished with a coordinating wrap label.

layered invite with belly band

inserts held with belly band

summery ensemble


peacock poll!

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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!



decadent peacock wrap labels

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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!

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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



silk invitations!

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boxes, folders, pouches and panels. we have all sorts of silk invitations for your super luxe events!





this invite is sure to let your guests know they are in for a luxe and elegant winter event! your invitation is presented in a faux silk folder with a satin ribbon and crystal buckle. inside, a three layer invitation panel invites your guests and a folded card holds the details of the event and an rsvp card that tears off and slips into the reply envelope.


beachy keen!

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monogram sand seal using real sand!

monogram sand seal using real sand!

the ensemble is not quite done but i just had to post these super fun monogram seals made with real sand! a super unique way to bring the beach to your guests and set the tone for an amazing destination or beach inspired wedding! more to come!


peacock bridesmaid boxes!

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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!


a new year…new stuff

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whew. it has been quite a year and it is definitely ending on a busy note! as this one comes to a close, i am super excited for the new year to begin….i have some exciting plans for the blog and main site! so stay tuned for new developments…

a sneak peek: i am planning on incorporating idea and inspiration boards into my blog and site. i just love them! and they are a great way to both inspire and capture ideas.

i sometimes do an idea board for my clients to illustrate a general design direction… here is an example of a very simple one i put together to give an overall feel for an invitation and show the materials to be used…some will be like this, while others will be more a collage of images gathered to capture ideas for a “look” or color scheme to inspire your invitation design…

{ TIP } if you are so inclined to gather your own images, this is also a great way to communicate what you are looking for and the type of event you are planning!

(the one below is more a way for me to quickly show a bride pieces of an invitation design for general direction)

bright purple and green inspiration board

bright purple and green inspiration board


new designs coming soon!

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we have some amazing new stuff coming soon! including invites that incorporate sand, a starfish, crystal fireworks (for the fourth of july wedding), gorgeous boxed invitations, a birch tree themed design and more! check back often!


do you DIY?

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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.

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