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 …

Chilmark by BellaFigura, watercolor floral save the date, reds, pinks, oranges

What does floral mean to you?

With the planning for spring and summer weddings well underway, lately many of our brides have arrived at our studio with florals in mind. The wide array of styles for choose from has prompted us to ask… “What does floral mean to you?”   It can show up as beautiful WATERCOLOR ARTWORK like the new “Chilmark” Save the Date, the chic indigo “Cora” floral frame or the pretty pastel “English Garden” invitation. All designed and printed by Bella Figura. Or as DELICATE LETTERPRESS DETAILS as shown in “Jorie” and “Belsay” by Bella Figura. These two darling invitations are quickly becoming favorites in our studios. They feature a combination of letterpress ink and foil stamping and are printed on luxurious textured cotton paper. These rustic …

Copper + Olive | Save the Date and Place Setting | Wedding Details

Copper Wedding Love

Copper details are on trend lately and we couldn’t be more in love! Whether your style is formal, rustic or anything in between, copper is a lovely shimmering compliment to your big day.   Olive + Copper Take inspiration from nature with an earthy copper and olive color palette. The blush hues in the flowers pick up the tones in the flatware resulting in a breathtaking place setting. Place Setting Photograph: Michael Radford Photography via Brit+Co // Save the Date: Serendipity by Bella Figura ••• Pink + Copper This whimsical invitation sets itself apart from the rest with its beautiful shape and fun calligraphy-inspired typography. Perfect if your wedding vision includes burlap table runners and other rustic details. Invitation: Abigail …

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 …

Leaf Escort Cards | Fall Wedding

Fall Wedding Love

Believe it or not, crisp fall weddings are just around the corner. If you want your wedding to stand apart from the rest, here are some fun ideas to make your big day unforgettable. Leaf Escort Cards These are a fall favorite at Fat Cat. They’re fun and festive… and they can be designed in whatever color combination you desire. Candy Apple Favors Who doesn’t love candy apples? These make great fall favors. Your guests will surely appreciate a snack for the ride home. Just add cute thank you tags and you’re all set! This inspiration comes from Bridal Guide. Harvest by Elum Is there anything cuter than this autumn harvest themed menu? Its fine letterpress printing and whimsical fonts are sure to …

Sutherlin by Smock | Formal Invitation, Deco Details, Foil and Letterpress, Photo Thank You Note

Formal Wedding Style

Formal weddings are all about the combination of sophisticated style with glamorous details. In the invitation world this translates to calligraphy, beveled edges and foil stamping. We’ve compiled some of our favorites for you today. Princeton by Dauphine Press Our designers were in love the moment this sample arrived at Fat Cat. It has all of our favorite things — a pearl foil pattern, a blush envelope liner and beautiful die cut corners setting it apart from anything else in our studio. Sutherlin by Smock This deco inspired invitation is a stunner! Patterned, foil back printing will certainly catch your guests’ attention. We also love the idea of saying “thank you” with a gold-foiled, photo notecard. Kensington by Dauphine Press …

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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 …

Gold is Trending

Trending: Gold

Everyone has been loving gold lately! Here are some of our favorites from Smock, Dauphine Press and Designer’s Fine Press… Gold is the perfect compliment to a Mitzvah invitation too! Or maybe rose gold is more of what you had in mind… Coming soon to Fat Cat… these beauties from B.T.Elements. Check out Fat Cat on PINTEREST for more inspiration.