formal engraved invitation, black and white wedding invitation suite, gold foil envelope liner

Engraving – Invitation Printing 101

Welcome back to Invitation Printing 101. Today concludes our series on the main printing methods we offer here at Fat Cat. For our last class, we’re going to talk about the most traditional process of all — engraving. The Basics First Look: • Raised ink • Matte for most colors • Metallics like golds and silvers have a luxurious shimmer • Usually printed on a smooth, thick paper It’s great for: • Classic and traditional styles • Weddings, birth announcements, holiday cards and thank you notes It’s often combined with: • Thick paper • Gilded edges • Hand calligraphy Details Engraving is the most traditional printing method we offer. It’s typically reserved for the most formal of events. This method results in …

Letterpress Invitation, Traditional Wedding, Blush and Gray, Formal, Pink Rose Envelope Liner, Bamboo Paper, Pretty script font

Invitation Printing 101 – Letterpress

Welcome back to Invitation Printing 101. Today we’re discussing my personal favorite — letterpress! The Basics First Look: • Indented impression • Matte ink • Usually printed on a textured cotton paper It’s great for: • Everything from classic to whimsical styles • Weddings, holiday cards, baby announcements, the list goes on…. • Designs with one, two or three ink colors It’s often combined with: • Foil details • Thick paper • Envelope liners Details There’s something about this antique printing process that I just adore. Letterpress printing uses plates to create an indented impression, leaving you with a beautifully textured surface on your invitation. The inks are translucent and soak into the paper so we recommend working with light-colored papers like …

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 …

Sutherlin by Smock, available at FatCat

Trending: Bold Envelope Liners

At Fat Cat, we love to add fun patterns and pops of color to an invitation — and an envelope liner is the perfect place to do just that! Fat Cat brides LOVE this beautiful blush rose envelope liner as shown in Smock’s Ashbourne suite. —- What’s more fun than opening up your reply cards? Popping open the envelope to reveal a bold, yellow, chevron liner of course! (Caneros by Dauphine) —- Looking for something more subtle? This beautiful invitation by Spark features a soft blush liner. (Chelsea by Spark) —- You can also add an extra personal touch to your invitation by including your monogram. (Colette by B.T.Elements) —- Smock shows off their NEW foil liners in their Bloomsbury suite. …

Spark Promotion

Fall Promotion from Spark Letterpress

Fall Promotion from Spark Letterpress! Order your Spark Invitations or Save the Dates by November 30th and receive free return address printing on your envelopes. Spark’s beautiful custom letterpress invitations, save the dates and stationery will certainly impress your guests. They specialize in embellishments such as handmade pockets, belly bands and laser wraps to truly make your invitation a reflection of you and your big day.


Visit Fat Cat at Flowerfield!

Fat Cat Paperie will be at the FLOWERFIELD WEDDING SHOWCASE on Sunday, August 3rd from 2:00–5:00pm. Stop by our table and browse our collection of wedding invitations, save the dates and day-of stationery. Our consultants will be happy to answer any questions. See you there! Flowerfield is located at:  199 Mills Pond Road, Saint James, New York 11780