Allie’s Best Cards for July 2015

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We worked with Signed and Sealed by Steph in Denver, Colorado on this corporate invitation for Revenue Analytics’ annual convention called The Summit. The theme was The Art & Science of Revenue Generation, so we incorporated the science and technology concept in an artistic, but modern way.

The main invitation was a one inch thick acrylic with a sci-fi motherboard image printed on the back. The logo and event information etched on the front side for a three-dimensional effect. The custom designed mailer incorporated a pocket with an origami folded poster with detailed information about the schedule, speakers and agenda.

This invitation was sent to top business executives across the county, and made quite and impact upon arrival!



Allie’s Best Card for April 2015

Royal? Cerulean? Indigo? Cobalt? Regardless of what you want to call them, bright blues are HOT right now for bar and bat mitzvahs. It is also a popular color for girl and boy b’nai mitzvahs. We combined blue with neutrals white and grey for Matthew’s bar mitzvah invitation suite above.

The main invitation is printed on blue acrylic with an all-over coating of smoke grey ink, leaving the name clear to let the custom liner shine through as it emerges from the envelope. The custom liner is a pattern of logos, text and icons that represent Matthew’s favorite sports, cities and interests.

We  mixed different materials and printing methods throughout set, but kept it cohesive with color and typography. We had the privilege of working on this set with retailer  Precious Papers in West Harrison, New York.


Allie’s Best Card for September 2014

Planning a tropical get-a-way wedding? How about this modern, wedding invitation celebrating John & Chad’s destination wedding? It was ordered through Signed and Sealed by Steph in Denver, Colorado.

We printed a custom monogram, tropical palms and clean typography in white and green ink on acrylic. The palms were carried through the set with different graphic treatments to be consistent without being too repetitive. To complete the set, we paired the modern themed invite with a rich, brown envelope with coordinating silky lime green liner.



Allie’s Best Card for July 2014

This dreamy Bat Mitzvah invitation suite was designed with retailer Proper Notice in East Hills, New York.

We wanted to mix formality with youthful fun, so the main invitation has metallic gold ink printed on hot pink, translucent acrylic.  Coordinating insert cards, thank you notes and envelopes were created in the reverse color way of magenta foil on pale gold, shimmer paper. The swirly thick script combined with a thin, modern body text creates a striking contrast in style and scale.

Thank you to Amanda and her family and of course, Proper Notice for choosing us to create this set for your big day.

-All of us at allie munroe

Allie’s Best Card for June 2013


Anchor blog postHappy Summer! Here at Allie Munroe, we can go to beach year-round, but in other places, not so much, making beach parties extra special. This month, we’re featuring an over the top save-the-date card for Victor’s 40th birthday.  We worked on this with retailer The Write Invite in Dallas, Texas.

This invite is printed on frosted acrylic with ocean blue ink. The design is clean and simple using a larger type to highlight the important details. We added the anchor emphasizing the big 4-0, and finished it off with a crisp, white envelope with matching typography.  Touches of red can be added for a more patriotic or nautical feel. Or, use a craft paper envelope for an earthy, natural first impression.

Remember the sunscreen!

Allie’s Best Card for February 2013


Year of the snakeHappy Chinese New Year from all of us at Allie Munroe! Our February ABC is a neon acrylic invitation designed to celebrate the Year of the Snake for one of our west coast retailers, Union Street Papery in SanFrancisco, California. Printed in white ink on 2 sides, the set arrived to mail boxes in a custom gold envelope with a precious little snake slithering from the front to the back. Stay tuned for next month’s featured card.

Signed and Sealed by Steph

Allie Munroe is pleased to present Signed and Sealed by Steph in Denver, Colorado as the first featured store on our new website!  We have been lucky enough to work with Stephanie Zaitz for many years.  She consistently challenges us with new ideas to produce invitations for her clients that set a statement the minute they arrive in the mailbox.

Steph learned early on the importance of setting the tone for the event, you might even say she was born into the business; her Mom is a well-known Denver event planner Lisa Cook of Affair with Flair.   This combined with her work experience at Neiman Marcus and her MBA lead her to open her business in 2007 and it has been thriving ever since.

We were honored when Steph asked us to design a very important piece for her last year–her son Zachary’s birth announcement!

Above is a business card mailer for Signed and Sealed by Steph. The business card was letterpress and edged. The mailer was engraved and duplexed with our gray stardream and white lizard faux skin paper. Definitely a beautiful surprise in the mail for New Year’s!