Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Delicate: Gray and Pink Lace Romantic Wedding Invitations

The Delicate wedding invitation suite features romantic lace and elegant typography, making for a sweet and formal design. If it looks familiar, that's because I've shared a few other versions of it: first in rose gold foil and then in gold foil. Today, Delicate gets a pop of color in flat printing: I chose a soft blush pink for the lace graphic and pewter for the text.

romantic wedding invitations

invitation for gray and pink weddings


The matching save the date card features the same delicate lace graphic over your full bleed photo.


You can find more information about the Delicate lace wedding invitation suite on our website:http://banterandcharm.com/invitations/delicate.html

Or head over to our Etsy shop to order a sample of the lace invitation to see it in person - choose from gold foil or rose gold foil with blind letterpress, or flat print.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Children's Birthday Party Invitation for Minted: Celebration Stack

This adorable birthday party invitation for Minted features fun illustrations and two photos of your birthday boy or girl!

party invites with photos

Celebration Stack is available in a variety of colors, and there are lots of coordinating extras like patterned backers and return address labels.
birthday party invites

You can also order personalized favor tags and stickers to coordinate all your birthday party decor!


Celebration Stack is available exclusively through Minted. All images courtesy Minted.com
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Collection at Zazzle

Fall is just around the corner, and that means Pumpkin Spice season is coming! Get in the autumn spirit with these fun fall theme products available exclusively through Banter & Charm's Zazzle shop.

This Pumpkin Spice theme mug would be perfect for your morning latte!


Or this rustic typographic throw pillow would make a great addition to your fall decor.

A seasonal art print featuring the phrase "pumpkin spice and everything nice" is a quick and easy way to add a fall feel to your home.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Letterpress Birth Announcements for Minted: Stardust

Minted recently launched a collection of letterpress birth announcements, and I'm excited to have one of my designs included! Stardust features the phrase "It's a Girl" in pink and black, embellished with stars and dots.

Minted's letterpress birth announcement collection features letterpressed elements alongside your digitally printed photo and customizable text. The announcements are printed on a pure cotton, slightly-textured, 118 lb weight paper.

letterpress photo birth announcement for minted

Stardust is available exclusively through Minted. All images courtesy Minted.com
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wedding Stationery Guide: Fonts, Part III

In this third installment of the Fonts portion of the wedding stationery guide, I'm going to share some tips for choosing the fonts for your wedding invitation.

When I designed the wedding invitation collection for Banter & Charm, I spent a great deal of time finding the perfect font to match the style of each designs. However, there are plenty of other fonts to choose from if you're looking for something a little different. Maybe you'd like a more casual look, or you don't care for the way your name looks in a particular script. No matter the reasoning, you can customize the fonts shown in any wedding stationery designs.



Please keep in mind that fonts are an integral part of every design. While I will work to make your desired font look great, not all fonts or font combinations will be a good fit for your design. If you’re unsure about a choice or combination, feel free to ask for advice. I'm also happy to provide a proof of a few different font options so you can see how it looks before making a final decision.


You don't have to be a type nerd to notice that some fonts pair well together while others don't.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting fonts for your wedding invitations.

Choose one simple and easy to read font for the main text, and then choose a more decorative accent font for text you want to highlight (like the bride and groom's names, venues, or headings on insert cards). Generally, this means you'll pick one font from the serif or sans serif category, and one from the script, hand drawn, or display categories.


Another thing to note is that some letters in script fonts have fancier/more elaborate alternates. If you like a script font, but wish a certain letter was different, ask if it’s possible. (Some of the formal script fonts also have simpler/less flourished alternate letters.) 

Hopefully these tips will help you choose the perfect fonts for your wedding invitation suite! Make sure to check out Fonts Part I and Fonts Part II in the wedding stationery guide for more information.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Brews and BBQ Baby Shower Invitation for Minted

Summer is in full swing, and this Brews and BBQ theme invitation for Minted would be the perfect for a summer baby shower!


Featuring fun typography and a gingham border, this summer shower invitation is available in a variety of colors.

There is also a matching thank you card, along with accessories like postage stamps and stickers.

Brews and BBQ is available exclusively through Minted. All images courtesy Minted.com
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wedding Stationery Guide: Fonts, Part II

A couple weeks ago I reviewed the different font options available for Banter & Charm's wedding collection. Today we're going to talk about changing fonts in designs, and how it affects the overall look and feel of the invitation suite.

I'm going to use the Merriment suite in my first example. This design uses only one font, but the type is set at an angle (although it can be changed to straight across if you prefer!). The original design features Script 3 from Banter & Charm's font guide. It's a sweet, calligraphy inspired script with loopy flourishes.

calligraphy script invitations

Now let's look at the same design using a different font. Option 1 is shown with Hand Drawn 1 . This script is also calligraphy inspired like the first. It's a little more casual and rustic, but overall the design still has a similar feel to the original.
Option 2 uses Formal Script 3 - a more flourished and formal script font than the original. Now the design is feeling more elegant and traditional, but it still works well. It's also important to note that the text is somewhat harder to read because this script is fairly ornamental.
Now let's try some non-script font. Option 3 uses Miscellaneous 8 - a hand drawn sans serif style. Although this has a completely different look than the original design, it still works great! Option 4 uses Serif 1, a traditional serif font. It doesn't resemble the original at all! It also feels a little off with the type set at an angle. I probably wouldn't recommend this font for this particular design.
Next we have four versions of the Hope wedding invitation, using different script fonts for the names and venue, but the font for the main text stays the same. Each version is subtly different than the other, but they all have the same sweet, romantic feel.



Hopefully these examples will help you see how changing the font can impact the overall look and feel of the design. Font change is included with any wedding invitation order, so feel free to browse the Font Guide and try something different.

Next time I'll be sharing some tips on selecting fonts for your invitation suite!

You can find all the posts in this series here: The Wedding Stationery Guide