Thursday, November 27, 2008

Military addresses

I do ship to other countries. I am located in the US. Customers outside the US must to contact me with their country, work out the order details so that I can estimate weight, and then I will get them a quote regarding their shipping options.

But another issue that comes up is APO & FPO addresses. Shipping to these addresses does not seem to actually cost more. But it does require extra time; These addresses require dropping the shipment off at a post office, whereas I usually schedule shipments to be picked up. Because of that, I am adding $5 to the shipping cost for these addresses.

PS: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fan Programs Part 2

I can provide a wide pie shape about 6.5 inches tall, 7 inches at the widest point. A single piece of card stock in this shape, however, does not a fan program make. It looks like a minimum of three pieces are needed.

If your guests line the pieces up, and grasp the bottom, the program can work as a fan.

A hole is punched at the bottom; Ribbon threaded through will hold the fan together. In the photo below, the ribbon is wide enough that the program actually works better if you do not tie a bow.

Truthfully though, this type of fan program does not work as well as the fan program type depicted in "Fan Programs Part 1". I will admit that it looks a bit more elegant, but if your main goal is fan power, the other fan program type is a better bet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fan Programs Part 1

Fan programs are not something I've offered as of yet, despite a few requests. This is because I do not really offer custom shapes.

However, one of my customers recently suggested a version of the fan program idea that only requires rectangular pieces of card stock, and it was time to give it a try.

I have assembled layer invitations, and so this was not overly different. The example is of two 8.5x8 inch pieces card stock, with a handle. What I noticed when assembling was that... first lying one piece of card stock flat, then attaching the handle, and then attaching the other piece of card stock.... you end up with one flat side, and the other with a bulge from the handle. Because of that, using a piece of colored card stock for the back- with the bulge- and leaving the front side for printing really does look best.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Movie Tickets

It's been a while since my last post; People are keeping me busy.

For save the dates, a ticket idea is becoming more popular. Be it boarding pass, movie ticket, or sports ticket. This post is about a movie ticket idea.

Pictured is a 4.25 x 2.5 inch card. This is black ink printed on a light pink card. The corners are created using a hole punch- to mimic an old style movie ticket. This is larger than a real movie ticket would be, of course.

Click here to check out the newer version of this ticket, printed on a bright yellow card stock.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back in Action

Greetings all; Now that it is just about August, the proverbial doors are open.

Those forms for submitting your information on the design pages are now enabled. Response times are back to 2-4 days.

New designs have have added here and there.

The "simple cards" section is now open. 5.5x4.25 inch cards, black ink designs. These can be printed on various types of card stock. Due to recent requests, I did include an option for recycled card stock.
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The "etched CDs" section is now available, featuring some photographs of the various colors you can get your images imprinted on. These are blank rewritable CDs. This is a little different than printing on a CD, nor are there labels of any sort involved.

I have also added a page to advertise posters. Every once in a while, I receive a request for a movie-style poster for weddings, and so have an example or two of those on the page. This is another one of those products that can be used for a variety of needs, however.
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A new sample page is available, so that people can order a wider variety of samples and also tailor their sample pack order more clearly towards the product they are interested in. There is a sample pack that is just about what different kinds of card stock you can get a few different products printed on.

In the works:

The invitations page is still under construction. Many thumbnails of possible invitation designs have been added to the invitation page. A few of these images are now "clickable" and will take you to another page that lists some pricing and options.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Further Updating

In August, I will start offering a new section of cards. The idea is to 'keep it simple'. Instead of bright colorful designs printed over white card stock as I currently offer... these cards with be arrangements in black ink, available for printing over a number of different colors/types of card stock.

The first few designs are already up:
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Update, 2011: Simple black and white card designs are now mixed with all of the save the date cards here:

Friday, June 20, 2008

Website updating

I have begun the process of updating the website. This is mainly a cosmetic change. Rather than a dark background with white text, I am switching to a format with a lighter background and black text.

As of this post, only the front page, pricing page, and details page have been updated. I know this creates a bit of a disconnect; I will be working on converting each page over the next week or two.

The main advantage to the new pricing page is that you can now select a more specific area- magnets, cards, stickers, etc, and just get pricing for that section.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Invitations: Bees

This set of invitations was created just for a customer. It's not one of the designs I had advertised on the invitation page. This customer had her own idea. She wanted cream and brown colors, and she wanted a design theme of bees. So, this is what we came up with. The partial border consists of three bees flying about, stylized trails in their wake.

I posted this invitation because it's a good example of something that is not excessively complicated, but is still unique and good looking.

I did receive some very nice feedback regarding these invitations, and since I have posted about them, I might as well share:

"Angela, I just wanted to let you know that I did receive my invitations and I LOVE them!! They look even better than I expected. You did an amazing job!!! And thank you so much for the extra envelopes. I didn't even think to get some extras. They have come in handy!

Again, thank you for your outstanding work! If you need feedback let me know!!"


Circular Magnets

Not the best photo, but I wanted to show off this circular design. The bride basically described what she wanted to me, and we ended up with a very circular themed photographic circular magnet.

Slitted Cards

This is your usual printed card with slits, meant to hold save the date magnets for mailing. But I wanted to post it because the quote amused me.

"It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. " -Rita Rudner

Clear circular stickers

Transparent circular stickers are available, approximately 2.9 inches in diameter. Here is some examples of these printed with an orange toned flower, attached to three different colors of card stock.

One thing to note is that you would not want to put a sticker like this on a piece of dark card stock. With the way printers work, white ink is not available- you would need a specialty store for that. But these stickers look good on white, cream, any light toned color of card stock. If you had a clear sticker printed with a black monogram, that would work on some medium color stocks, say a cobalt blue, or a red. But if you had a clear sticker printed with say, a light blue or pink monogram, you would need to stick those to a lighter colors of card stocks if you wanted the printing to be visible.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yes, more invitations

Here is another set for you to take a look at. This photo shows the main card, rsvp card, and favor tag. A simple layout. It may be hard to tell, but these are printed on a metallic card stock. The color is a pearly/cream/champagne. Metallic invitations can not be ordered in really small quantities; If you need around 100+, this is an option. Invitation designs would only be simple layouts- no photographs.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


These are invitations printed on white card stock. This set was just a main card, rsvp card, and accompanying envelopes. This is actually a modification on one of my invitation designs, though the invitation page one the website is not available right now to look at. The colors are different, and the customer had me add the monogram/letters in the background.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Even Larger Magnets

Larger magnets for cars are now available. This is an example of something the bridal party used to decorate the newly-married couple's car.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Photographic invitation set

Another example of photographic invitations like those described here

But in this case, a personal photo was used. This invitation option is for full color printing, and has a slight gloss.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

First Communion Invitations

These invitations were created for the girl in the photo's first communion. The main card is a full photo background (slight gloss, the type I recommend for all photographic printing). The wording is printed on a small vellum piece (vellum is partially see-through). Attaching the vellum with an adhesive that won't really show through is a little tricky- regular tape and glue doesn't cut it- but the result of the effort is one good looking invitation.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pocketfold inserts, invitation- Faces design

I did promise to post more examples of invitations this month; As you can see from the last several posts, people are keeping me busy.

Here is a good example of the card sets people order for pocketfolds. And, a good example of invitations that also carry the theme of previously ordered save the date magnets. Here is the small magnet design they ordered:

You might notice a certain similarity to a large magnet design I offer (link). Obviously the layout is a bit different to get things to fit on the small size. The invitations:

are printed on cream card stock. The couple will be attaching the main invitation to a brown piece, and then to a metallic gold pocketfold she ordered from

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another new invitation set - dancing couple design

This customer ordered save the dates previously. The MV31 design was actually created for this couple. You may notice a similar theme carried with the invitations. These are printed on cream card stock; The customer needed the main invitation card, the usual 5x7 inches, then an RSVP card, a map/directions card, and a card for hotel information. I did create the map for the customer based on one they provided (it had to be recreated for the appropriate size and resolution).

Monday, March 17, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bilingual Invitations

As long as my computer can display a language, I can use it for an invitation design. In this case, the couple ordered some of their invitations in English, some of them in Spanish. Of course the couple has to provide the wording- I am lacking in the language department. I copy and past the text to the designs, just like I do any other wording. This would be trickier with other languages and some fonts- not all fonts will have the needed characters available.

Calla Lilly photographic invitations

There is an invitation size I offer for full color printing- often designs using photos. This is the 8.5x5.5 inch size. The stock used is white, and the printed side has a slight gloss to it. The rsvp card and invitation are printed with a calla lilly image, and have green wording. The back of the rsvp card is black and white, printed with the necessarily options for guests to respond with.

3 layer invitations, vellum

This was a specific request by a customer (of course). She wanted invitations with three layers- a printed white piece, a printed vellum piece, and a black piece. They are cut just so, to line up as seen in the photo. She will be punching holes where the two black dots are and assembling these with ribbon. It's going to take her some work, but the result is going to be very classy.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sea Shell Save the Dates

Another custom design. The theme was sea shells, the colors cream and green. This combination is a small printed magnet, a flat cream card with printing, and a cream envelope. The card is printed with hotel information.