THE INVITATION PROCESS

let's create something beautiful together

Browse through the Collection Designs on either the BABY or WEDDING pages and see if one suits your style - or we can custom design something that is exactly YOU! Confirm the number of suites you'll be needing and the types of pieces you might be interested in. To make things easier, we bundled the most commonly ordered pieces in tiered packages below. Letterpress and foil printed invitations have a minimum order of 50 total invitations. As you consider your invitation needs, please scroll below and review the various services that we offer.

All invitation stationery requires planning and time to get it just perfect! Between the design phase where we'll go back and forth designing and reviewing proofs, to the printing phase, and all the steps in between, we have lots to do! Letterpress and foil are labor-intensive printing processes and will require more time. Please keep that in mind when inquiring. 

Step 1

CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN OPTION

Custom

Design

For clients who want the most unique invitation, I offer custom designs. Choosing to work with me on a custom design allows me to create your design and artwork from scratch, specifically tailored to your style. Here is where we can literally create your heart's desires!

Collection Design

For clients who already love one of our existing designs, this is for you! They are carefully designed to evoke a sweet emotion and set the tone for your special day. Pricing for Collection Design orders includes changing the wording, colors, fonts, and placement (to some degree).

Step 2

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE

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TIER 1

Tier 1 package includes the following:

  • invitations + envelope

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TIER 2

Tier 2 package includes the following:

  • invitations + envelope

  • response card + envelope

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TIER 3

Tier 3 package includes the following:

  • invitations + envelope

  • response card + envelope

  • one enclosure card

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Step 3

CHOOSE YOUR PRINTING METHOD

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LETTERPRESS

Ink is applied to a raised image

or text area, and then pressed against paper transferring the

ink and design, and leaving

a slight kiss impression.

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FOIL

A shiny foil film is imprinted

into the paper using heat, pressure, and metal dies.

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DIGITAL

The typical print method you're probably thinking of where ink

is placed onto the paper by a digital press. No color limitations.

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HYBRID

Any combination of the

three other styles.

Ex: foil + letterpress or

digital and letterpress, etc.

Step 4

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

#220 DOUBLE PLY PAPER

For a more luxurious invite select this heavy, double ply, cotton paper.

RETURN ADDRESS PRINTING

Return addresses will be one-color letterpress printed on the back flap of the outer envelope, and/or front of the response envelope in coordinating fonts.

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RUBBER RETURN ADDRESS STAMPS

They are a practical and economical alternative to add your return address to both the outer envelopes and the response envelopes! An ink pad in your choice of color is included.

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CUSTOM MAPS

They can be created from scratch to coordinate with your suite. Here we can call out all of your event venues and local landmarks.

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BELLY BANDS

They are a beautiful and simple way to tie together all the pieces of your invitation. They can be as simple as vellum or solid colored paper. Or for an additional cost, we can create a custom design or print in letterpress or foil (as pictured here).

EDGE PAINTING

Painting the edges of #220 double ply paper with ink that matches your suite to give that extra pop of color. Gold foiled edges are an additional fee.

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WAX SEALS

Use a wax seal to close together a belly band or add an embellishment to your invitation.

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ENVELOPE LINER

Line your A7 envelopes with a pop of solid color. Pricing includes Cartoules Press' labor to line envelopes. For an additional cost we can print a custom design to coordinate with the theme (as pictured here).

FULL ASSEMBLY

Invitations and coordinating items will be assembled.

 The full suite will be ready to be addressed by you and delivered to the post office.

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GUEST ADDRESS

DIGITAL PRINTING

We can digitally print your guests' addresses for you on the front of the outer envelope - and save you lots of time!