save the date

etsy wedding save the dates lakeside theme
Magnet Wedding Save the Date! Customize fonts & graphics to match your events theme!
New Orleans Streetcar: a personalized digital design ready for print!

wedding save the date coaster vintage theme
A custom designed vintage style, save the date coaster [heavy weight with thick e-lope + guest/return address label wrap]
Customize this vintage film ticket as your Wedding Save the Date [with or without photo on the back]

wedding photo save the date card
An engagement Photo Save the Date card with envelope
Photo Wedding Save the Date with envelope
san francisco cityscape wedding
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Save the Date card with envelope
vintage style wedding cards
A Vintage Ticket Wedding Save the Date with envelope [navy + quartz metallic papers] *optional: all-in-one guest/return address label wrap
wedding photography cards
Engagement Photography; Wedding Save the Date printed front & back with envelope
eye chart save the date
Custom Eye Chart Wedding Save the Date Postcards
Wedding Save the Dates / mountain lake watercolor
Concert Wedding Save the Date ticket with envelope = $2.25 each


Wedding Save the Date Sport tickets [with photo] / small, medium or large size = $2.25 each
Custom Nautical Wedding ave the Date / 2-layer card with envelope
Custom Nautical Wedding ave the Date / 2-layer card with envelope
vintage card printed front & back
Vintage Save the Date card with envelope / optional: printed front & back with guest address label

city skylines

San Francisco City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite
San Diego Skyline Welcome or Rehearsal Dinner Invite
Gold Foil printing: san francisco city skyline event invitation
A San Francisco Cityscape Wedding Invitation with Rsvp / Details enclosure card (border color & envelopes can change to match theme)
Portland skyline Bridal Shower invite + San Francisco Save the Date card

San Francisco weddings
San Francisco City Skyline; single-layer horizontal card with RSVP & envelopes [cream texture + antique gold metallic]
wedding invitation cityscape
2-layer San Francisco skyline invite card [beige + navy metallic]
san francisco skyline invitation suite
2-layer, 9×4 horizontal San Francisco skyline invitation suite [tear-off RSVP postcard with details card & belly band that slides off]

San Francisco Skyline pocket folder Invitation suite with belly band
wedding san diego cityscape
San Diego Skyline Wedding Reception Menu Card
san diego wedding cityscape
Custom Napkins: San Diego Skyline
wedding boston cityscape graphic
Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical, tall cards]
wedding chicago cityscape
Chicago skyline invitation suite
wedding san francisco cityscape graphic
A modern, San Francisco City skyline invitation suite
SF Zoo invitations
San Francisco Zoo Wedding Invitation ‘Sutro Tower’ Skyline [single ticket folder with belly band & label]

Reception Stationery

Memoire Studio
Wedding Ceremony Program Fan [cream texture with stick] 
Wedding Escort tent cards + Menu and table name stationery [beige metallic papers]
Memoire Studio
2-layer Escort Tent & Wedding Menu [gold glitter + cream texture]

wedding reception stationery menu dessert
Wedding Reception: Menu flat card + Dessert table tent cards
Vertical 9×4 Wedding Menu
wedding monogram favor labels menu invite
A custom designed wedding monogram created for the Invitation + added to guest favor labels & menu [cream texture + navy matte]
Favor Labels
mad libs guest book wedding stationery
A variety of Reception Stationery pieces; program booklet or card with rounded corners / flat or tented escort cards / 2-layer menu with gold glitter backing / mad-libs guest book card

wedding escort table tents
Wedding Reception Stationery; escort seating cards & table number tents [gold glitter backing + printed on light blush card stock]
wedding menu gold glitter seating cards

Typography wedding graphic hillside Barn
Custom Invitation Suite with Barn hillside graphics + Reception Stationery to match [Program, Menu place cards, Weekend Itinerary]
san francisco wedding stationery paper
San Francisco Skyline Stationery; Wedding Invitation / escort seating cards / large wedding program sign
grace&leo Table Tents
single-layer table & escort tents
wedding reception monogram dance floor
Monogram floor lighting, Menu & Escort seating tent cards
Wedding Reception stationery menu card
Wedding Reception: menu table cards
reception booklet card
Wedding Ceremony Program Booklet; printed front & back
wedding ceremony reception program cards
Layered Wedding & Reception Program; with brad embellishment at top

reception table tents
2-layer vertical Table Number Tent [brown + cream matte papers]
Wedding Table number card menus
San Francisco Skyline Wedding Reception; Table Numbers + Menu [quartz metallic flat cards]
wedding reception stationery
2-layer escort seating tents + dessert cards [soft blue + white matte]
wedding periodic table card
Wedding Reception; Periodic Table theme [2-layer flat card; pewter + opal metallic]

reception table cards & tags
Reception Stationery; Table Name + ‘misc’ tent cards + round ‘thank you’ favor tag with hole punch
reception stationery vintage style typography
A vintage style die-cut bracket program fan + photo booth wedding reception sign

pocket on the back

autumn wedding invites pocket

A unique flat panel wedding invitation with a pocket on the back to hold enclosures [5×7 or square;  2- or 3-layers] = $6.75+  TBD on layers / enclosures

autumn wedding invites pocket
A 2-layer ‘Falling Leaves’ Invitation with Wedding Details & Rsvp Postcard enclosure cards tucked in the back pocket [red & cream matte + kraft envelope]
great gatsby theme wedding invite reception program

pocket on the back gatsby style invites
An art deco/Great Gatsby themed invite with 2 enclosure cards slipped in back pocket [lagoon, gold leaf + cream metallic]
pocket on the back wedding invitations
A customized 3-layer invite with damask graphic layered card + 2 enclosure cards tucked in back pocket [black, beige + white metallic]
pocket on the back

square wedding invitation pocket sanddollar
A square, 2-layer destination beach invite suite with optional 3 enclosure cards [tropical green matte + quartz metallic]
starlynn wedding invitations

wedding invitation pocket on the back with envelope liner

Mountain side 2-layer, horizontal wedding invite with optional enclosure cards [sage green + kraft matte]

stationery & cake

A custom monogram designed for the Coaster Save the Date, and carried on to the invites (plus we added lace to the cake & invites!)
A tall, layered wedding program with ribbon tied at top 
A custom designed filigree program booklet with design added to wedding cake

Wedding reception design details seating & table cards bar menu

place card menu program cake
A san francisco themed reception [program, place cards + menu]

[wedding design] custom invitation process


I can’t believe it’s almost March… it’s been a busy beginning of the year producing spring & summer wedding invites, which unfortunately makes it difficult to keep up with blog posts. So, I utilize social media whenever possible [especially Papercake’s Instagram page]. This keeps my business up to date, showcasing new designs as I create them (with a few lifestyle shots in between 😉).


I love that Instagram just added a new feature [share multiple photos and videos in one post]. Since I was actually in production on an order, I decided I would share my custom design process in one post. I then realized I should share these photos here, as well, to give a visual of how it all works.

note > I have many local clients that I’m able to sit down & meet with, but I mostly work with clients nationwide (and international – many thanks to Etsy)!


> After the initial inquiry, design inspiration emails and quote approval, a mock-up PDF is started via email. I can also mail paper color swatches to choose from, based on the events theme.

> Once revisions are made and design is finalized, I can then order supplies and make an actual sample invitation for approval… print production & assembly can start after that! 


> these photos show an example of my pocket-on-the-back invitation suite.

A 2-layer pocket-on-the-back invite with details & Rsvp enclosure cards, response & outer envelopes [papers: white matte + cool grey & real grey matte]

Vintage Tickets: Cinema / Ballroom / Music

wedding invite save the date reception cards
vintage wedding invites with rsvp stub
Vintage Ticket Wedding Invitation with tear-off RSVP Stub + response & #10 envelopes (paper colors & inks can change to match theme)
ADMIT TWO: a custom designed Vintage Ticket Wedding Invitation with tear-off RSVP Stub + separate details card, response envelope & outer envelope (cream + grey matte papers)

wedding invite save the date reception cards
Custom Vintage Ticket invitations & save the dates [available in the sizes and shapes shown]
vintage film wedding ticket

A custom designed, vintage cinema ticket wedding invitation suite; with half-holes punched on both ends of ticket + perforated/tear-off RSVP postcard & details card > see etsy listing for more info & pricing!

wedding invitations old hollywood ballroom

wedding invites music vintage style

vintage theme corporate event invite

wedding dinner invites
*add a vintage rehearsal dinner card to your ticket theme invite

great gatsby old hollywood vintage invitesVintageTicketAntGold

Custom designed Quinceanera Party Ticket with Tear-Off Rsvp Postcard & event details printed on the back!


escort / place card

Wedding Reception Escort Seating Tent Cards with Table Sign [multicolor brush strokes denote meal selection]
Escort Tents Meals
Escort tent cards with guest name, table assignment + optional meal illustration 

single-layer escort tent cards
Reception Escort Table [single-layer tent cards]
single-layer Escort tent card
Art Deco wedding seating tent cards [unique display hung on ribbons]
wine cork escort cards
custom size escort flat cards [to fit holder] = $1.85 each

Indian Wedding; Paisley Escort Tent Card

Place card tent
San Francisco place card tent [guest name at each place setting]
eye chart Escort cards
Wedding day escort tent cards [eye chart theme]

all-in-one wedding favor with escort seating label = $1.25 each
Reception Escort cards / single flat card
Wedding Reception Escort cards / single flat card = $1.85 each
edible Escort Labels
all-in-one wedding favor with escort label attached = $1.25 each
Wedding Escort Flat Card
Wedding Escort – Flat Card
wedding escort ticket; train boarding pass
Wedding day escort seating travel tickets; boarding pass tickets

invite & cake

fleur de lis wedding monogram
Style your invitations with your cake by coordinating the small details (embellishment, monogram, graphics or colors)
New Orleans Wedding Invitation with Cake / Fleur De Lis
modern invite and cake with monogram
A modern stationery suite picking up the wedding colors + a custom designed monogram added to both invite & cake!
A custom designed Cherry Blossom booklet invitation suite. For the wedding reception, their custom monogram is blown up in lights above the cake table!
wedding invitation styled with cake
A unique filigree graphic added to a 2-layer invitation plus the wedding cake!
wedding invitation Lace and cake
A 2-layer card with lace trim wrapped around the back panel, which holds enclosure cards in the back! + lace detail added to cake!

darlene lace papercake

Wedding Invitation styled with cake