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Charming New European Stationery

9 Aug

We are charmed to present an exquisite collection of stationery, Bohemia Correspondence Papers. This lovely line of elegant and fun correspondence cards is designed and produced in the classical European tradition by Jan Petr Obr.  Prepare to be dazzled.  Each piece of stationery is an individual work of art. This quality boxed stationery is created, manufactured and personalized in the fine old world tradition in Prague, Czech Republic.  These are special little works of art and we hope you will enjoy and appreciate the skilled artisan designs as much as we do.

These are truly lovely designs perfect for men, women and young adults.  Both sophisticated and stylish, these cards are clearly unique and produced with the finest care.  The timeless collection features engraved designs, like little charms, positioned carefully on textured hand-made paper.   In their printing shop, Jan Petr Obr creates stunning engraving dies. The handmade stationery is designed and produced in classic European tradition with process methods dating back to the 16th century.  The collection draws from an extensive library of historic engravings, antique maps, botanicals and art nouveau designs.

The mouldmade paper is supplied by Bohemia Papers, a small distinguished mill located just outside of Prague using the same paper-making technique that has been virtually unchanged for over 300 years. The mill is located in a 16th Century manor house.  From start to finish each sheet passes through the hands of the papermaker 10 times.  Originating from the technique of paper making by hand, mould made paper is often referred to as handmade but there are distinct differences.  The mould is not held by hand but instead is replaced by a slowly rotating cylinder mould which picks up the paper stock from a vat.  Mouldmade paper therefore ideally combines the uniformity of machine papers with the individual character of handmade papers.

The stationery has a characteristic natural edge and felted surface. Every box of stationery gives a personal nod to the skilled artist that impressively engraved or hand-printed the stationery.  Sets of 100 or more are personalized using a letterpress imprint, which is a lovely addition at no extra charge.  For those who appreciate the art of letter writing and quality old world stationery with a modern twist, this collection is something you will truly admire and enjoy.

How many invitations should I order?

12 Jul

One of the most important details when ordering an invitation is to ensure that you order enough at the start.  How can you be sure you order enough?  That’s easy…

Whether it’s an Anniversary Party or a Rehearsal dinner, a baby shower or a bridal shower, before you order, we strongly encourage that you prepare an exact guest list. Ordering the correct number of invitations initially (plus a few extras just in case) makes good sense for many reasons.  It will add extra cost and time if you have to reorder a small number later on.

Determining the number of invitations you need for a party is easy but there are a few details that deserve a reminder.  Remember not to order the same number of invitations as the number of guests on your guest list.  Married couples get just one invitation.  Families with young children that are also invited also just get one invitation.  Young adults aged 18 or older (even if they are still living at home) get their own invitation.  And all single adults (or adults with a guest) just get one invitation.

Be sure to order some extra invitations as many people find that they remember additional last minutes guests.  Also, sometimes envelopes are incorrectly addressed and there is a need for a new one.  And it’s a nice touch to frame an invitation when it’s for an important event or to place it into a memory book.

Once the invitations are addressed and ready to mail, take your completed invitations to a U.S. post office so they can weigh and measure the stuffed invitations to ensure proper postage.  Some over-sized invitations or square invitations may require additional charges.  While you are there, select an attractive coordinating stamp.  If it’s a holiday party you may want a Christmas stamp.  If it’s a rehearsal dinner you may want a love stamp.

Finally, remember to check and double-check the details to be printed on your invitations before ordering.  Carefully review the spelling of the venue, the party day/date, the address, the time, the spelling of all host’s names,  the Rsvp phone number and/or email address and any other critical elements.  These details all must be absolutely correct when ordering!  Once the invitations are mailed, keep careful track of the replies and start finalizing party details such as placecards, printed napkins, favor bags and bar accessories, to name a few.

Inside the Studio: Personalized Gift Bags and Treat Bags are Everywhere!

29 Jun

Keep Calm and Party On with Personalized Party Bags

This week it appears that an enormous party has hit our offices.  Our graphics team’s desks have been loaded with party treat bags, favor bags,  lunch bags, petite shopping bags, large gift bags and extra large personalized shopping totes.  We are staying calm but with hundreds of Personalized Party Bags everywhere, we are thinking up many new ways to party on!  We have been adding images to the site of fabulous new totes and bags and having more fun than you can imagine creating adorable imprint options with our new bag sizes and colors!

Personalized gift bags and custom small printed treat bags make the perfect gifting presentation.  They are durable, substantial and makes gifting easy!  Stash and carry your party favors easily.  Package your hostess gifts and your wedding out-of-towner bags in style.  From graduation gifts to birthdays, from Halloween treat bags to bridal showers, from weddings to all those gifts in-between, our personalized bags are ideal. Simply create and design your own bags to reflect your style and add a personal touch to all your gift giving and party giving needs.

You can preview what your final product will look like before ordering and have a chance to play with colors and designs to get a perfect look.  Create a basic gift bag for your family with an imprint like “Just for You from Susan and Jim” and you can use it for all your gifts.  From birthdays to anniversaries to holiday time, it makes wrapping gifts so much easier and actually is more cost-efficient than buying a gift bag each time you need one.   We have a perfect size bag options and since the bags are personalized, we save on all those greeting cards (double bonus!).

Our printed bags come in two sizes.  The small printed paper bags size is great for party goodie bags and the medium paper bags are perfect for treats or lunches.

If you are looking for a small handled bag, we now offer the new Petite Twisted Handle Gift Bags which perfectly hold jewelry, a gift certificate, gift card or small present with ease.

We also have the Design Your Own Twisted Handled Gift Bags which are 8″ x 10″ x 5″ and for a large shopper size we have the Kraft Vogue Shopping Bags which are a generous 16″ x 6″ x 12″ in size.

If you are looking for a unique material, try our Frosted Bags with wonderful designs and imprint options.  From our Mini Vinyl Shopping Bags  at 4″x3″x6″ to  our medium Cub Sized Vinyl Shopping Bags at 8″x5″x10″, there is a size that will be perfect for your gifting needs.

Our very roomy Vinyl Vogue Shopping Bag are 16″ x 6″ x 12″ in size and are great for a larger gift item.

So enjoy.  Personalize it.  And Party on!