Friday, February 20, 2009

Hundreds and Hundreds of Colors

In an attempt to find as many different colors of cardstock available, I have added a number of new vendors to my line. I have hundreds of color choices, including matte, metallic, patterned and recycled papers.

Postage Increase - May 11, 2009

Just a heads up that the post office has decided to increase the postage yet again on May 11th. It will be 2 cents extra for 1 and 2 oz. rate envelopes.

The majority of invitations take the 2oz rate, which will increase from 59 to 61 cents. RSVP envelopes will go from 42 cents to 44. We don't know when the new wedding stamps will be out.

For those brides mailing around the time of the increase...If your RSVP date is close to May 11th, I would not take any chances. Go for the extra 2 cents (or just use a Forever stamp). If you are sure all of your RSVPs will come back well before May 11th, go ahead and use the current wedding stamps.

Anyone mailing after May 11th must increase their postage. Places like Zazzle that create custom postage cannot increase their rate until the post office does, so if you are doing custom postage, you'll have to wait to order until the new rates are out.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

60th Birthday Party Note Cards

I've been working a lot with Laura lately and she came to me needing help for her parent's 60th birthday parties. She was hosting a party and and wanted to create a book of memories for them. She sent these cute note cards to each guest ahead of time so they could write down a memory of both of her parents. She's going to compile them in a scrapbook.

Magnets- Save the Date, Thank Yous, Baby Announcements

I've been adding a few new products lines to my offering. The first I'd like to introduce is the ability to make magnets! Save-the-date magnets, wedding thank you magnets, and baby announcement magnets are a few of the ways you can send a lasting, high-quality announcement.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine Cards

I was able to work on Erin's baby shower invitations last summer and she came to me asking for Valentine cards. I was excited to try something new. We decided on square to be a little different, bold red envelopes with a heart shaped return address, an adorable photo of Dylan, tons of hearts and a kid's handwriting font to top it off.

Pink Baby Shower Invitation

After working with Melissa on her wedding, she came to me when throwing a baby shower for her sister-in-law. She wanted pink & brown...something classy. I found this cute image of a pregnant woman and added some fancy swirls, which I also carried onto the envelopes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Metallic Favor Boxes

I have recently added a new line of metallic cardstock favor boxes to my line. They come in 30 different colors and 10 different sizes. They can be ordered plain, with a generic tag (as shown above) or customized to be a combo favor box & placecard. If you are interested, shoot me an email and I'll send my detail sheet including sizes and pricing. I can also order you ribbon if needed.

Winner of 2009 Bride's Choice Awards™

2009 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Elegance on Paper has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Elegance on Paper is one of the very best for invitations.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

Elegance on Paper would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

Swiss Dot Bridal Shower Invitations

I have done a lot of work with Laura & Mike on their save-the-dates and their invitations (which are coming out soon). Laura's bridal party approached me to do shower invitations and I jumped at the chance. The bridesmaid dresses have swiss dots so that was our main design element. We used the same papers, colors and fonts as the save-the-dates to give a sense of continuity. I also did coordinating thank you notes for the bride.

Story Save the Dates - Meagan & Fran

Meagan & Fran saw Jen & Paul's story save-the-date and knew it would be a great way to announce their wedding.

We pulled in their french blue color in the graphics & backer card and dark espresso brown in the font & envelopes. I also tried something new - envelope wraps! This is a great way to use dark envelopes but still have computer calligraphy. I custom designed them with their return address & wedding date on the back and guest names on the front. I also rounded the corners of the envelope wrap to match the look of the save-the-date.