[invites] coming up roses

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Thanks Brides California for featuring Papercake’s eco-friendly, tear-off Rsvp invitation design in their “Coming Up Roses” article [June 2015 issue]. I’m so excited to see our simple, but unique, custom suite showcased along the other amazing stationery designs utilizing rose & gold details.

coming up roses / brides california / june 2015

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tear-off rsvp wedding invitation> this all-in-one invitation can be personalized by changing the paper & ink colors, fonts, or selecting a different floral illustration to match your theme. See the etsy listing for lots more info & how to get started. 

> the guest / return address label wrap shown above is optional

2014 custom invitations & stationery

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Wow! this year is flying by!  I’ve been so busy with new invite & stationery orders for the 2014 wedding season that I haven’t been able to update my website or blog as much as I should. But luckily I remembered to capture a quick photo each time I created a new custom design. Thank goodness for social media ;) #papercakedesigns
>check out the links below to see more photos & inspiration:

pinterest  |  instagram   |  flickr

[custom wedding invitation] City Skyline

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San Francisco Skyline

I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since I first illustrated the San Francisco skyline for Lianne’s custom wedding invitation. Recently I’ve been on a roll designing more cityscapes, as well as updating the SF skyline to each clients venue location! I’m excited to finally have a gallery of new invites, showcasing how each can be customized to a specific color theme, shape & size. Let me know your favorite combo! ;)

Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical, tall cards]
Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical + enclosure cards]
San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite with belly band to hold enclosure cards]
San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite w/belly band to hold tear-off enclosure card]
Washington DC SKyline Wedding Invitation Suite [2-layer horizontal invite with tear-off RSVP postcard & wedding map enclosure card]
Washington DC Skyline [2-layer horizontal w/tear-off RSVP postcard + wedding map enclosure]
San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal with enclosure cards]
San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights [2-layer 5×7 horizontal invite w/enclosure cards]
San Francisco Palace of fine Arts Skyline Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal card with belly band & oval tag]
San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Skyline [2-layer 5×7 horizontal card w/belly band + oval tag]
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [booklet with pocket for enclosure cards & belly band]
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Suite [5×7 booklet w/pocket for enclosure cards + belly band]
New York Queesboro Bridge Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]
New York Queensboro Bridge Skyline [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]
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Chicago City Skyline Wedding Invite [2-layer horizontal card w/belly band]
San Francisco Zoo Wedding Invitation Sutro Tower Skyline [single ticket folder with belly band & label]
San Francisco Zoo Sutro Tower Skyline [single-ticket folder w/belly band + label]
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Rehearsal Dinner [2-layer 5×7 vertical Invite]
Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]
Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]
 

[real wedding] Lauren & Jace Paris Inspired Invitations

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Congrats to Lauren & Jace, married July 6, 2012 in Los Angeles at Hotel Casa Del Mar!

It seems like yesterday when we started the custom design process on their wedding invitation suite. We first created a ‘Paris skyline’ illustration [where he proposed!] on their personalized monogram & all-in-one guest/return address label wraps. Combined with stylish typography and swirl graphics we incorporated a color palette with hues of blush & taupe [enclosure cards printed on a pale pink/coral metallic paper]. I just love how the whole wedding day follows this romantic color theme so perfectly!

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> check out the full post for more wedding planning inspiration via Style Unveiled
/ photography: Next Exit Photography  /  wedding coordinator:  Sassy Girl Weddings and Events /

[press] a film inspired wedding

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If you’re familiar with Etsy, then you may have already gotten inspiration from the many treasury lists created [an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery.]  The items found in this very cool, camera-themed treasury [below] are so unique that it blows my mind how creative people are…

FILM wedding treasury

…and yes, I’m super thrilled that my vintage cinema wedding invitation ticket was included too!
I designed this custom invite [with tear-off rsvp postcard] for trisha & tony a few years ago. Now looking back, I love how creative my brides have gotten by personalizing all the details to match their wedding theme!

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> see below for just a few examples on how each invite was customized; paper colors, movie headline, label shapes, even a music note!

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vintage film wedding ticket

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> please check out my etsy listing for lots more info!!

[custom wedding invitation] trilingual pochette

[NEW DESIGN UPDATE] showcasing Jennifer’s personalized beach themed invitation suite!

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[jennifer] a trilingual wedding invitation with rsvp & dinner enclosure cards printed on ‘natural white’ smooth matte cardstock; tri-fold paper adhered to a ‘lemon’ yellow textured pointed pochette. Response & outer #10 envelopes in metallic ‘lagoon’  = $7.25 each
optional: ‘lemon’ all-in-one guest/return address label wraps = $1 each

*redesign based on rosa’s peacock feather trilingual invitation suite

Jenn Trilingual Enclosures

Jenn TriLingual

* design, ink & paper colors can change to match theme; see etsy listing for color swatches

[custom design] papel picado letterpress wedding invitation suite

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I finally received a sample of dave & emily’s letterpress wedding invitation package that I custom designed for them! I cannot believe how amazing the papel picado design looks printed [these photos don’t even do it justice!] ;) I’m so glad they found me & requested my graphic design assistance, since they already had a letterpress printer lined up [at Full Circle Press].

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Papel Picado Suite

If you’re able to print yourself or at your local printer but need a personalized wedding invitation, rsvp & reception details/map enclosure card , etc… then check out my etsy listing for more info!

>> an additional design fee may apply depending on complexity of a requested custom graphic design or monogram [see my monogram listing for more info]

>> plus, a custom wedding map for your invitation package is a separate fee since it’s a longer design process [see my wedding map listing for more info]

[custom wedding invitations] new designs v2

julie { single-layer tall card with 2-layer handmade paper belly band }

I’m excited to showcase a new group of personalized invitation designs created this summer … {many thanks to all my creative clients & their exclusive vision}  part 1 here

starlynn { 3-layer invite w/pocket on the back }
jolee { single-layer duplex invite (charcoal/natural white linen) w/ metallic grey envelopes }
naomi { 2-layer SF skyline invite, tear-off RSVP / map enclosure }
tara { rose illustration invite printed front/back, includes tear-off RSVP postcard }
jane { pocket folder invite w/monogram tag; custom graphic provided }

+ a quinceañera invitation redesigned from my tear-off rsvp/map cards !

Quinceanera { front/back printed invite with tear-off rsvp postcard }

> each new invitation suite is usually redesigned based from an invite on my site, {as noted in some photo captions} then personalized to each clients unique wedding/event colors or theme

[DIY print & assemble] wedding invitations

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kristina: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; envelopments pocket folder}
4 cards > custom designed invite plus MAP, Directions & RSVP postcard

It seems lately I’ve been designing more custom invitations for DIY clients, who want me to provide either the hi-res PDFs (ready to print themselves) or the printed enclosure cards only (cut & ready to assemble).  And, I just love when I receive their completed wedding invitation suite, so I can actually see the final result! ;) “thanks!”

**photos of these creative invitations are shown, along with a note on which DIY option each client chose & any paper details**

wedding invitations custom digital PDF
debra: {digital DIY PDFs; printed at a local printer & online @ vistaprint.com}
> custom designed single-flat card plus map & RSVP enclosures
Freida DIY assembly wedding invitation
freida: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; cards & pockets pocket folder & graphic mat layer}
4 cards> custom designed invite plus MAP, Details & RSVP postcard
jaclyn DIY invitation design
jaclyn: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; paper & more pocket folder
plus cards & pockets graphic mat layer}
4 cards > custom designed invite plus MAP, Details & RSVP postcard
> guest/return address label wraps = $1 each
kimberly DIY wedding invitation
kimberly: {digital DIY PDFs; cards & pockets folder + printing}
> custom designed monogram including cover design, bilingual invite booklet
(back adhered to folder); plus Map & RSVP enclosures

If you would like to print &/or assemble your own Wedding Invitations / Reception Stationery but need help with the graphic design & layout, I can assist you!  Check out my etsy listings below, plus my website ( DIY options under the details section)  for more info on which option is best for you depending on what you’re envisioning!

> DIY Printable PDFs Custom Design for Wedding Invitations or Reception Stationery 

> DIY Printable PDF Custom Design for Reception Stationery {listing for only 1 design}

[custom wedding invitations] new designs v1

It’s official, my busy wedding invitation season has begun! I wish I had more time to post each new design separately, but instead I’ll just start showcasing a group each season:

kerrie { Lianne’s SF skyline design }

> each new invitation suite is usually redesigned based from an invite on my site, {as noted in the photo caption links} then personalized to each clients unique wedding/event colors or theme.

Hughette { melissa / amy }
kelly { etsy invitation }
miranda { christine }
Stina { etsy rose illustration }
bilingual wedding invitation
carla { bilingual invitation }
custom wedding monogram }
{ etsy vintage wedding cinema ticket }