Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Wedding Invitation Collection with Screen Printing

Lots of gorgeous new wedding invitation designs are coming soon- just in time for the fall wedding season! Full of stunning details like custom hand calligraphy, metallic gold ink, die cut shapes, and double thick colored paper in rich shades of burgundy and navy, these invites are guaranteed to wow your guests.

burgundy and navy fall wedding invitations

I'm so excited to be partnering with Nikki of Made by Meer to offer custom hand calligraphy! And it's not just for envelopes: your names, a monogram, headings, or even the full invitation text is available in calligraphy!

neutral invitations with hand calligraphy

With this collection, I'm also adding a new printing method to the available options: screen printing! Perfect for white ink on colored papers, or shimmery metallic gold ink all at an affordable price point.

blue wedding invitations with calligraphy script

The full collection will launch in few weeks, but if you're eager to get started now please email me at sarah@banterandcharm.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Minted Holiday Cards 2017

It's that time of year - at least if you're a stationery designer! While everyone else was dreaming of spring, the past few months I've been listening to holiday music and watching Christmas movies, trying to get in a festive spirit.

Below are some of my submissions to Minted's contest, and if you have a moment I'd love if you could rate them. Make sure to check out the other submissions as well - the contest is full of gorgeous designs. And if you vote on 50 or more designs by 5/30/17  you'll receive a coupon code for $25 off your next Minted purchase of $50+.


Clockwise from top left: Christmas Flurries, Sparkling Joy, Traditional,  The Most Wonderful

Clockwise from top left: Postmark, Happy Holly, Snow Good, Christmas Lettering

Clockwise from top left: Joyful Stack, Just Merried, Littlest Christmas, Border of Pine 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Foil Pressed Save the Date Cards for Minted

New foil pressed save the dates available exclusively at Minted.




All images courtesy Minted.com
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Monday, April 3, 2017

Letterpress Save the Date Cards for Minted

Minted recently launched a new collection of photo save the dates featuring real letterpress! I'm so excited to have a few of my own designs included in the collection.

Cherished features a frame of hand drawn flowers.
letterpress save the date cards for Minted

Posy features a bouquet of hand drawn florals in green and navy framing your photo.

Refined features modern calligraphy inspired script over a full bleed photo.
photo save the dates with letterpress

Timeless is a classic design with elegant script letterpressed in a lovely dark teal color.

All photos courtesy Minted.com
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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!