This installment of Banter & Charm’s Wedding Stationery Guide is all about foil stamping! This luxury printing method has been around for over a century, commonly used for high end packaging and book covers. But in recent years, foil stamping has become very popular for wedding invitations. (Gold foil invitations are actually one of the most common requests I get from my brides!) It’s not hard to see why – foil stamping adds elegance and glamour to traditional invitation designs. It is the perfect touch of shine for a traditional typographic layout, or an extra sparkle for an art deco inspired invitation suite. Hot foil is also the only way to print invitations that have a shiny metallic gold, copper, rose gold, or silver finish.
Every design in Banter & Charm’s collection can be customized to perfectly to create personalized wedding invitations just for you! The sample designs are just a starting point; make it your own by choosing the colors, wording, fonts, papers, and envelopes. These signature options are included in every order! You can also choose from an array of premium options. This is where you can take your invitation suite from exceptional to extraordinary! Hand calligraphy, custom maps, unique die cut shapes, double thick paper, edge painting, envelope liners, and more.
I want you to have all the options you desire (and none of the ones you don’t need), so if you have any questions about the available customizations, please get in touch!
Personalized Wedding Invitations – Samples
The following versions of the Hope design show some adjustments you can make to personalize any collection wedding invitation design.
The first version on is the original design, shown in 2-color letterpress (Powder and Pewter) on 110# Fluorescent White cotton paper.
Lots of gorgeous new wedding invitation designs are coming soon- just in time for the fall wedding season! Full of stunning details like custom hand calligraphy, metallic gold ink, die cut shapes, and double thick colored paper in rich shades of burgundy and navy, these invites are guaranteed to wow your guests.
It’s that time of year – at least if you’re a stationery designer! While everyone else was dreaming of spring, the past few months I’ve been listening to holiday music and watching Christmas movies, trying to get in a festive spirit.
Below are some of my submissions to Minted’s contest, and if you have a moment I’d love if you could rate them. Make sure to check out the other submissions as well – the contest is full of gorgeous designs. And if you vote on 50 or more designs by 5/30/17 you’ll receive a coupon code for $25 off your next Minted purchase of $50+.
This installment of the Wedding Stationery Guide is all about envelopes, specifically the sizes and colors offered at Banter & Charm.
Blank envelopes are included with all wedding invitation orders: a single outer mailing envelope (A7 size) and a smaller envelope for the response card (4bar size). Inner/outer envelope sets are also available (more on that later).
By default, flat print orders come with brilliant white or soft white euro flap envelopes. Letterpress or foil stamp orders come with fluorescent white or pearl white 100% cotton pointed flap envelopes.
We also offer a wide variety of colored envelopes (there is no extra charge to use a colored envelope!). Colored envelopes are a great way to add a pop of color to your invitation suite or save the date.
Last summer I started a “Wedding Stationery Guide” series on the blog to showcase the customization options available for Banter & Charm’s wedding collection. Over the next few months I’ll be continuing the series: talking about envelopes and fun add ons like envelope liners, edge painting, and custom maps.
Since it’s been a while, I thought it would be great to recap the Wedding Stationery Guide so far.
Printing Methods An overview of the three printing methods offered at Banter & Charm: Flat Printing, Letterpress, and Foil Stamping.
The holidays are the perfect time to update your friends and family with highlights from the past year. Any of these “year in review” style holiday photo cards would be a great paired with a Christmas newsletter or some of your favorite memories from the year.
If you’re planning a party this holiday season, chances are you’ll be sending out invitations! Check out this assortment of party invitations, perfect for your Christmas party, holiday soiree, or New Year’s Eve bash.
This year, Minted has launched a collection of holiday photo cards that have a religious message. I’m honored to have several of my own designs in the assortment!
The God of Hope features three photos and the greeting “may the God of hope fill you all with joy and peace” in hand lettering inspired fonts. This design also showcases Minted’s new glitter foil for an extra sparkly touch.
If you moved to a new home this year, your 2016 holiday card would be a great way to share your new address with your family and friends.
From Our New Home features an outline of the United States filled with hand lettered holiday greetings. Customize it to showcase your new home state and add your new address and holiday wishes at the bottom. Available exclusively at Minted.com
If you recently got married, or are planning a wedding, this roundup of holiday cards is for you! These designs are a perfect way to celebrate your first Christmas as a newlywed couple, or share news of your engagement with a holiday save the date card.
Joyful Tidings features elegant snowflakes over your full bleed wedding photo to commemorate your first married Christmas. Or use the Christmas save the date version to announce your holiday engagement. Available at Zazzle.com
This set of funny holiday cards is sure to spark a smile from all who receive them! Focusing on a “naughty or nice theme”, and of these humorous Christmas card designs are a great way to show off your children’s personalities.
Nice for Now features the cheeky phrase “on the nice list… at least for now” over your child’s full bleed holiday photo. Available at Zazzle.com
With Baby Brown due any day now, I thought it would be appropriate to kick off the holiday card collection by introducing some of my favorite Christmas birth announcements. The wording on many of these holiday cards can be adjusted to work for a “Baby’s First Christmas” or as a Christmas themed pregnancy announcement.
Joy to Our World is a sweet and simple typographic birth announcement embellished with a sprig of holly. This versatile design is also available as a multi photo Christmas card, or in a portrait orientation. Available exclusively through Minted.com
The weather is finally cooling off (at least here in Michigan), and fall is in full swing. Which means now is the perfect time to think Christmas cards and holiday party invitations!
It may still be officially “summer”, but in my world September marks the start of fall. And with fall comes all things pumpkin! This Pumpkin Spice theme baby shower invitation for Minted would be the perfect way to celebrate a mom-to-be at her autumn shower. The invites feature the phrase “Pumpkin spice and everything nice” accented with a pumpkin illustration.