Letterpress, black and white pocket invitation with bellyband, formal style

Part 2: Keeping It All Together – Pockets and Bellybands

Welcome to Part 2: Keeping it all together. Today we’re going to focus on a couple more Fat Cat favorites — pockets and bellybands. But before we dive in, if you missed last week’s post make sure to catch up here. Bellybands This is another personal favorite. A bellyband is a piece of paper that wraps around the invitation. The rest of the suite (reply set, reception card and detail card) can be tucked under the bellyband either in front of or behind the invitation. Bellybands can be printed or unprinted on either textured or smooth paper. They can even be layered with twine or a ribbon. Pockets Pockets come is so many shapes and sizes (some of which we discussed …

Samantha Bridal Shower, Calipsofold Invitation, Keeping it all together

Part 1: Keeping It All Together – Pockets, Ribbon and Twine

Welcome to the first of two posts explaining how to “keep it all together” — and no, I’m not referring to the emotional stress of planning a wedding ? I’m talking about the many ways to package your invitation suite together to create a beautiful presentation for your guests. Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression so it’s important to put some extra thought and care into your invitation suite. For many of our clients, a beautifully printed invitation with complimentary envelope liner is the perfect presentation. But what about the rest of our brides? We often hear, “I want something that will continue to hold all the pieces together after my guests open the envelope.” This …

Thank You, Thank You

Eeks we’re so excited! We want to shout out a big THANK YOU because earlier this year, we were honored with Borrowed & Blue’s Gold Award for the second year in a row. This particular award is voted on by industry professionals, reminding us how grateful we are to be surrounded by such a wonderful and supportive network of local vendors. Today, we’re showing off a few of our favorite B&B Real Weddings. These North Fork weddings sure know how to show off some sweet and romantic style. Deanna + Jason We loved being a part of this happy couple’s dreamy barn wedding at Hallockville Museum Farm. Every detail was planned to perfection from the vibrant bouquets by Jenny at Wildflower to …

Lucie by B.T.Elements, Invitation with fun typesetting and twine and tag detail

Invitations by BT Elements

Today we’re featuring invitations by B.T. Elements. We’ve been carrying their lovely invitation line for a few years now and we can’t seem to get enough of it. B.T.Elements has two distinct but complimenting styles and our brides have fallen in love with both of them. Both albums carry a sense of rustic charm with laurels, arrows and kraft paper. Their “Ashton” album is quirky and whimsical. It’s perfect for non-traditional couples who love color and playful typography. Their “Marlow” album is refined and romantic. This charming album uses letterpress and foil stamping to compliment designs rich in floral and watercolor details. As invitation specialists, we’re so inspired by their fun font combinations. We love mixing and matching their papers, …

Baby Shower Invitation, Letterpress, Twins

2016 Favorites: Round 2

We hope you are loving this magical time of the year. At Fat Cat, we’ve been enjoying glittery decorations, our adorable gingerbread house and some vacation time of course. As promised, here’s Round 2 of our 2016 Favorites. Elena + John It was so much fun watching this invitation come to life. We started with Elena’s idea to place a wax seal directly on her invitation and then found the perfect fonts and colors to compliment her custom deco style seal. Once the invitations were printed, we carefully wrapped each invitation in ribbon and waxed and stamped them by hand. It was a long process but I can honestly say that I enjoyed sealing each and every one of these beautiful …

Diana+Jeremy, blush rose wedding invitation, letterpress

2016 Favorites: Round 1

It’s that time of year again… time to look back and revisit some of our favorite invitations and announcements from the past year. We are so grateful to have worked with so many wonderful clients in 2016. We truly enjoy the creative process whether it involves brainstorming up a completely custom design or finding the perfect shade of gold for a classic invitation. We love it all and we are so appreciative of everyone who has trusted us with their special day. Without further ado, here are just a few of our 2016 favorites… Kristen + Tyler This invitation is perfectly classic, which was exactly what Kristen and her mom had in mind. It’s all about pretty fonts on beautiful paper. It …

Celebrating Nine Years!

Fat Cat Paperie turns NINE years old this week! In honor of this special occasion and the start of the gift giving season, we’re highlighting nine of Fat Cat’s favorite gifts. Cat Lady Journal This cute and quirky journal is perfect for the crazy cat lady on your list. Available at Francesca’s. ••••• Herb Garden Wall Calendar This pretty floral calendar adds a rustic touch to a home or office. It even has shimmering gold foil accents. Designed by Rifle Paper Co. ••••• Lasercut Leather Card Holder It’s no secret that we love lasercut details here and this is certainly no exception. A lovely addition to your purse or work bag. Available at Anthropologie. ••••• Lip Balm Who doesn’t need lip balm during …

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 …