Friday, February 17, 2017

The Gilded Collection: How it works

I am so excited to share a bit more about how you can customize designs in The Gilded Collection!
rose gold foil stamping

Foil stamping is gorgeous! There is no denying that. But it can also be pricey, and we understand that it may not fit your budget. That's why we created The Gilded Collection! The designs in this collection feature real foil paired with personalized flat printing. This means you can have real foil stamping on your wedding invitations at a more affordable price point than custom foil stamping.
copper foil border invitation design

Sounds too good to be true, right? It's not! The Gilded Collection is a special selection of designs that feature real foil paired with personalized flat printing.

The flat print portion of the design is completely customizeable!

You can change the color of the text and the background. Choose any number of colors from our standard ink color options.
text and background colors

Change the wording, fonts, and text layout. View the font options.

foil stamp border options
You can even use a photo- perfect for your wedding save the date! Either portrait or landscape orientation works.
foil save the date cards

For the foil stamping portion, you can choose from gold foil, silver foil, rose gold foil, or copper foil.

gold foil or silver foil
copper foil or rose gold foil

You can also change the orientation of the design.
copper foil borders

However the foil portion cannot be moved and the size and placement cannot change.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wedding Stationery Guide: Envelopes, Part I

This installment of the Wedding Stationery Guide is all about envelopes, specifically the sizes and colors offered at Banter & Charm.

Blank envelopes are included with all wedding invitation orders: a single outer mailing envelope (A7 size) and a smaller envelope for the response card (4bar size). Inner/outer envelope sets are also available (more on that later).

By default, flat print orders come with brilliant white or soft white euro flap envelopes. Letterpress or foil stamp orders come with fluorescent white or pearl white 100% cotton pointed flap envelopes.

We also offer a wide variety of colored envelopes (there is no extra charge to use a colored envelope!). Colored envelopes are a great way to add a pop of color to your invitation suite or save the date.

Colored envelopes have a euro flap and are available in A7 and 4bar sizes.

Another bonus of using colored envelopes: white ink printing! White ink on dark colored envelopes is a special service we offer. It looks absolutely stunning, and will be sure to wow your guests.

white ink on black envelopes

If you don't want plain white envelopes, but aren't sure on a color, our shimmer envelopes are an elegant way to add a some sparkle to your invitation suite. Shimmer envelopes are available in three colors (silver, yellow gold, and antique).  They have a euro flap and are available in A7 and 4bar sizes.

We'll be back soon with a look at how you can dress up your envelope with envelope liners and address printing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wedding Stationery Guide: Recap

Last summer I started a "Wedding Stationery Guide" series on the blog to showcase the customization options available for Banter & Charm's wedding collection. Over the next few months I'll be continuing the series: talking about envelopes and fun add ons like envelope liners, edge painting, and custom maps.

Since it's been a while, I thought it would be great to recap the Wedding Stationery Guide so far.

Printing Methods  An overview of the three printing methods offered at Banter & Charm: Flat Printing, Letterpress, and Foil Stamping.

Papers All about the colors, weights, and texture of paper.

Inks colors can be complicated! This part of the guide took three posts to cover.
Ink Colors: Part I Ink and color basics.
Ink Colors: Part II Tips for choosing your colors.
Ink Colors: Part III "Non colors" : white and blind impression.

The "Fonts" portion of the guide was split into three posts as well.
Fonts: Part I Types of fonts.
Fonts: Part II How changing a font can change the look of your invitation.
Fonts: Part III Tips for choosing fonts for your invitation.

Sizing and Shapes Standard sizing for invitations and inserts, and the die cut shapes available.

That's all for now, but check back soon for more information and tips on customizing your wedding invitations!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year Photo Cards | 2016-2017 Holiday Collection

Missed out on sending Christmas cards this year? Well, it's not too late to send a New Year's card instead!

What a Year features a full bleed photo and the phrase "what a wonderful year" in gold foil. Available exclusively at Minted.

wonderful year photo card

 State of the Year is a New Year's card that could be a moving announcement, or just a way to send cheer from California. Available exclusively at Minted.
new year photo card from California

Champagne Type is a fun three photo New Year's card featuring a champagne bottle filled with a hand lettered greeting. Available exclusively at Minted.
hand lettering champagne bottle

New Adventures is a gold foil New Year's card that doubles as a birth announcement! Available exclusively at Minted.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Year in Review Family Newsletters | 2016 Holiday Collection

The holidays are the perfect time to update your friends and family with highlights from the past year. Any of these "year in review" style holiday photo cards would be a great paired with a Christmas newsletter or some of your favorite memories from the year.

Merry Moments features a fun typographic layout highlighting your family's top 10 "merry moments" of 2016. Available exclusively at Minted.

year in review christmas cards

Year of Memories is a newsletter style holiday card with four photos along with space to caption them. Available exclusively at Minted.
new year in review card

Wonderful Year showcases four photos of your family along with room for a brief update on each family member's year. Available at Zazzle.
family newsletter with photos

Year of Adventures is a photo gallery card with room for ten square photos. The year is highlighted in the center with the greeting "new year, new adventures". Available exclusively at Minted.
square photo holiday cards

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Party Invitations | 2016 Holiday Collection

If you're planning a party this holiday season, chances are you'll be sending out invitations! Check out this assortment of party invitations, perfect for your Christmas party, holiday soiree, or New Year's Eve bash.

Pine Celebration is a foil pressed holiday party invitation, featuring pine boughs dusted with snow in real gold foil. Available exclusively at Minted

gold foil christmas party invite

Painterly Plaid features a modern take on the classic buffalo pattern, paired with brush script lettering for a fun trendy look. Available exclusively at Minted
red and black plaid invitations

Ring In is a modern New Year's Eve party invitation in black and gold. Available at Zazzle
new year gold foil party invitations

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Religious Christmas Photo Cards | 2016 Holiday Collection

This year, Minted has launched a collection of holiday photo cards that have a religious message. I'm honored to have several of my own designs in the assortment!

The God of Hope features three photos and the greeting "may the God of hope fill you all with joy and peace" in hand lettering inspired fonts. This design also showcases Minted's new glitter foil for an extra sparkly touch.
gold glitter christmas card

Merry Crossmas is a simple full bleed photo card, with a cross replacing the "t" in Christmas to emphasize the real reason for the season.
religious christmas photo card

O Holy Night features the wording to that familiar Christmas carol in hand lettering arranged to form a Christmas tree.
o holy night christmas card

Rejoice in Jesus is another simple full bleed photo card, but it gets a unique look from the "Jesus fish" (or Ichthys) replacing the O in Rejoice.
full bleed photo card

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