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

Allie’s Best Card for October 2014

October’s ABC just screams MYSTERY! Beaux Arts Miami asked us to create an invitation for the 62nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball, the longest running costume ball in Miami, Florida. The ball, benefiting the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, was themed Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil.

They asked us to design an invitation that was a little bit edgy, but upscale enough for the event, which has a seated dinner, auction, dancing and requests black tie attire (for those not attending in costume).

The invitation was printed on flexible plastic on both sides to create a contrast in texture. Distressed typography matched the rustic look of the leaf and vine details at the top and bottom. The set is complete with an RSVP set and sponsorship inserts printed on a gold shimmer paper. Boo!

– allie

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.

Aloha!

-allie

Allie’s Best Card for August 2014

This invitation makes us want to run away and join the circus! We designed this set with one of our local retailers, Paperazzi in Weston, Florida.

This whimsical invitation was printed on white flexible plastic, and designed by combining traditional and decorative fonts to set the mood of the party while maintaining an upscale feel. A bright red envelope, paired with a sparkly gold glitter liner and gold wrap label, makes a great first impression.

-allie

Allie’s Best Card for January 2014

This month we are sharing two of our recent favorites created with retailer The Write Invite in Dallas, Texas.

We are loving this “happy” photo card. Designed for a very special family, it is an oversized thick board with a modern “happy” foil stamped across the front side, and three photos and family names on the back. Matching aqua foil edges complete the look. You cannot help but feel happy as you pull it out of a large, 5″ x 13″ aqua blue envelope.

Our second card is a white flexible, plastic card with a sweet message, “Wishing you flurries of fun this Holiday Season” printed in aqua blue glitter. We really wanted the design to feel festive for the holidays, so we added extra swirls to a beautiful script greeting. A photo was mounted to the back with a glitter border for some added glitz.

Two great ways to send lots of happy vibes to friends and family! Which one is your favorite?

XOXO, allie

Allie’s Best Card for December 2013

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Every December, Miami comes alive for Art Basel as thousands of art collectors and enthusiasts from all over the globe fill Miami to attend art openings and parties inspired by art. This December, it was an honor to create an invitation to The Facets of Art presented by Fendi. We kept the design simple and let the details make the big impression. The invitation is letterpress printed on thick, rigid board with gold ink and beveled with matching metallic ink. We complimented the look with a sophisticated shimmer gold envelope.

Fendi, it was a pleasure creating this invitation for your fabulous event! Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays, see you in 2014!

–allie

Allie’s Best Card for November 2013

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Blacker and Kooby in New York City asked us to collaborate with Real Card Studio on this corporate invite for the Deerfield holiday party. Real Card Studio designed the front tone on tone letterpress card and we worked on the acrylic backing with the silver leaf texture and assembled them. This invite is the perfect representation of the holidays and winter time.

We have admired the work of Real Card Studio for years, so it was inspiring to work with Heather van Breda to create something unique together. Designing holiday cards and invitations always gets us in the holiday spirit.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Allie’s Best Card for September 2013

2Our September ABC is all about the details! Ralph’s Bar Mitzvah invitation includes an unusual, ostrich-embossed vinyl envelope lined in a silky deep blue paper with a matching engraved ceremony  invitation. The Shabbat dinner card was simple and sophisticated with a reversed design of blue ink letterpress printed on white cotton paper.

Mixing materials into a cohesive set is a signature Allie Munroe design trait. The set is complimented by a party card in flexible plastic with a subtle frosted pattern of Ralph’s name layered covering the back.  The set is complete with a custom wrap around label with hand written calligraphy for each guest’s name.

Notice that the text is in Spanish? We are located in Miami, Florida, where Spanish often feels like the first language. We have staff that speak Spanish and Portuguese, so we are very comfortable working with our South and Central American clients.

Allie’s Best Card for July 2013

 

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Downright smashing! Luke’s parents requested an invitation that expressed the seriousness of a Bar Mitzvah as well the fun to follow at his tennis-themed reception. They said make sure it is sporty but “not too tennis-y.”  We think we achieved this balance with a grey and white set with touches of  bright yellow. One of our favorite details is the custom designed ‘Luke’ icon.

This month’s ABC was ordered through invitation studio Paper Treats in Miami, Florida.  Party at the net!

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!