Foil Stamping, Gold Foil Formal Wedding Invitation, Gold Edging, Shiny Metallic Finish, Ivory Cotton Paper, Custom Calligraphy

Invitation Printing 101 – Foil Stamping!

This post continues our series on invitation printing. Today, I’m going to walk you through the ins and outs of a Fat Cat favorite — foil stamping! The Basics First Look: • Usually shiny, metallic finish (but matte options are available too) • Indented impression • Usually printed on a textured cotton paper Great for: • Traditional, modern, even whimsical invitations • Weddings, mitzvahs, bridal and baby showers… really any event! • Printing on dark papers Often combined with: • Letterpress printing • Digitally printed backgrounds • Thick paper • Edge painting Details We started offering foil stamping a few years ago and haven’t looked back. Like letterpress (check it out here if you missed my last post) this type of printing leaves an …

Chatsworth by Bella Figura, 2017 Calligraphy Trend, Letterpress and Foil Invitation with Floral Liner

2017: New Year, New Trends

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for all the great things ahead in 2017. With a new year comes new trends and we’re so excited to dive into them in this week’s blog post…. Pops of Color In 2017 we expect to see classic invitations with unexpected pops of color. This can be achieved by adding a purple edge paint to Smock’s “Avella” suite or a vibrant envelope liner as shown in “Ellory.” Greenery We love that we continue to see garlands and other greenery used as table runners and centerpieces. Organic, “fresh-picked” style bouquets are taking place of traditional blooms. This invitation by B.T.Elements uses kraft paper and hints of greenery, perfect for an …

Amador Antique, Letterpress and Foil Invitation, Vintage Details, Square Invitation

Introducing Bella Figura

We are so excited to announce that we are now carrying Bella Figura! This gorgeous invitation line features thoughtful designs printed on luxurious cotton papers. During your appointment you are welcome to browse through this invitation line. One of our fabulous consultants will help you select a design and find the perfect colors and fonts to match your wedding style. Looking for something out-of-the-box? We would love to help you build a couture design suited specially to you. There are so many custom elements to consider — foil details, die-cut shapes, edge painting, pocketfolds, bellybands and envelope liners. We can’t wait to get started! Here are some of our favorite Bella Figura invitations to inspire your invitation journey… Serendipity This timeless save …

Winter Weddings | Fur Shawl, Bride and Bridesmaids

Winter Weddings

All the snow this past weekend has the Fat Cat family dreaming of winter weddings. What could be more beautiful than posing for photos against a crisp, white, frosty background? Bouquets accented with berries, scarlet bridesmaid dresses, and glowing candles come to mind immediately. Guests can sip on hot cocoa and Irish coffee… and bonus, you can rock one of those stunning long sleeved wedding dresses. Here are just a few of our favorite winter wedding things… Cozy Shawls Fur shawls and cozy sweaters are a fun and fashionable way to stay warm during a chilly winter celebration. Images from various weddings, from top to bottom right: Wedding Party // Fur Wrap and Bouquet // Green Sweater —— Wine and …

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2016: New Year, New Trends

Happy Sweet 2016! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are off to a great start in the new year. In honor of the new year, we’re showing off some of the new trends that have been appearing in our studios. Rose Gold So many brides have been walking into our studios sporting fabulous rose gold engagement rings, so we’re not surprised to see this lovely color being brought into all the wedding elements. We adore rose gold foil on invitations, sequined table linens and vintage floral details. You can also combine it with taupe, gold or blush tones to create a sophisticated color palette. From top left to bottom right: Engagement Ring / Table Setting / Invitation …

Arzberger Wedding Invitation | White and Navy Engraved with Patterned Envelope Liner

Save 10% On Your Wedding Invitations

One of our FAVORITE stationers, Arzberger, is offering 10% off engraved, printed and thermographed wedding invitations in December and January!   Arzberger specializes in elegant, timeless invitations and fine stationery. Their work consists of beautiful classic fonts, dainty motifs and borders, luxurious papers and decorative envelope liners. They are best known for their traditional, engraved invitations and stationery which they have crafted for almost a century. Their beautiful work is carefully designed and printed in their North Carolina studio. If you are looking for something that will never go out of style, make sure to make an appointment to check out their new album! Please note, orders must be approved for production by January 29th to receive the 10% discount. …