Monday, March 30, 2009

Itinerary Cards and Guest Baskets

The itinerary card is an idea that someone came up with because, when it comes to weddings, there is a lot of planning. Several accompanying events (like the reception), and a time table to keep in mind. These will often be given to the bridal party and family first, out of town guests second, and then sometimes to all of the guests. Of course sizing, design, and such, are entirely variable depending on what the couple wants.

The guest basket is an idea the cropped up as a way for couples to show their appreciation for those guests who have traveled to their wedding. There are sometimes other names for this- "out of towner basket" for one. These can be akin to any type of gift basket, and will often include some informational packet about the town/city where the wedding is taking place, the wedding, and such.

I was just finishing up an order of itinerary cards for a customer when it occurred to me that this is a good example of how an itinerary card could be incorporated into a wedding. These 4.25x2.5 inch itinerary cards have punched holes, and will be included with the guest baskets this couple will be giving their guests. All in a all, a cute way to personalize the gift baskets a bit, and providing useful information for the guests.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Boarding Pass

Here is an example of a boarding pass save the date design. The boarding pass idea is increasingly popular, right along with old-style movie tickets and sports tickets.

This design was printed on white card stock, and is about 4.25x6.25 inches. This size allows for a good amount of information and still leaves enough space to create a fun layout. This particular design features pink and orange colors, along with the faint image of a cruise ship. The star-seal sports a reminder about passports, something your guests would need to get settled early for a destination/cruise wedding.

One could get a similar boarding pass design on a plain flat card. But this example is taking the idea a little further. Complete with rounded corners, this card has a perforated piece that can be torn off.

As usual, if you are interested in the boarding pass idea but want to work out an alternate design with me, shoot me an email. Link to contact page.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rounded corners are here!

Who doesn't love rounded corners?

Rounded corners are now available for all cards.

Save the dates with rounded corners. Invitations with rounded corners. Itinerary cards with rounded corners. Favor tags with rounded corners. Business cards with rounded corners. You get the idea.

Pricing for this addition will be added around the website in the coming week.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Handmade Thank You Cards

Edge-lined cards are great for a special touch. Personal greeting cards that aren't off the shelf. Typically, these cards are about $1-$2 each.

These cards are usually not ordered in bulk, instead 6-12 at a time. Instead of ordering the exact same wording printed on each, packs are also available- for example, similar designs for some number of thank you cards, birthday cards, well wish cards, and more.

This example is a 5.5x4.25 inch white folded card, printed, and edge-lined with a special paper (green, silver floral design). The envelopes are a speckled gray. There are a variety of options when it comes to cards like this- from linen textured stock to colored envelopes.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Smaller Car Magnets

Bumper stickers are fun. Sometimes, though, they are also difficult to get off one's car. Imagine that you have just bought a beautiful new vehicle, and don't want to place one of those lighthearted bumper stickers on your car because... you'd have to stick them to the car. Permanently.

I previously offered two magnet sizes for car door magnets:
-11x8.5 inch
-17x11 inch

The new addition is a 3x10 inch magnet, a more convenient size that will fit in more places around your car. As with other products, the magnet would be customized with your design, your wording.

Pricing depends on quantity and # of different designs. One single magnet of this size is currently $10.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tent Cards

This is a great example of a tent card. Tent cards are folded cards that have an additional join at the bottom so that they stand up on their own more effectively. That feature is especially useful for larger cards, as this example is.

This particular guest book sign was ordered as part of a set with invitations and stickers; Just a simple add-on. Tent cards make effective signs for just about anything, and also, make good table numbers. Like other products, pricing would depend on size, design, quantity, and card stock used.