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 May 2014

This month we are sharing one of our favorites for girly-girls, an invitation ordered through Jenny’s Paper Ink in Atlanta, Georgia.

This one is truly custom! We printed on white flexible plastic with raspberry ink and a hot pink glitter overlay on her name to add a touch of sparkle. To top that off, we die cut the oversized invitation into her name and sent in a heavy weight envelope. A pairing of san serif type with a feminine swirly script kept the design fun, yet modern.

–allie & company

Allie’s Best Card for March 2014

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Grey invitations are HOT!  We designed Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah invitation with E.A.F. Fine Papers in New York City.

It is printed on flexible plastic with an all-over coating of smoke grey, leaving clear text that lets the bright liner shine through as it emerges from the envelope.When designing the set, we had fun mixing typography into an angled layout printed on a square format.

We love the rich variation in tones from the various grey materials in the suite, but thought it needed a little pop.  Adding a liner of shocking green kept it young and fun for a 13-year-old boy.

We hope you like it too!

– allie

Allie’s Best Card for February 2014

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We’re feeling in the pink from working on this Bat Mitzvah invitation, ordered through The Party Package in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

For this set, the phrase “The beauty is the details” says it all. We mounted an engraved, dark grey invitation on the front of a thick board, backed it in dark grey paper and then edged it in hot pink ink to match the name. The set was completed with a hot pink heavy weight envelope lined in matching grey paper. The combination of dark grey paper, white clean type and a hot pink script name created a mix of modern elegance and youthful femininity.

It was such a pleasure working on this beauty, until next time!

-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 October 2013

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Happy Halloween! This month’s ABC just screams FUN! Beaux Arts Miami asked us to create an invitation for the 61st Annual Beaux Arts Ball, the longest running costume ball in Miami, Florida. The 2013 ball was themed Wig + Stache Bash, which opened up a world of costume possibilities.

They asked us to design an invitation that was a little bit edgy, but upscale enough to match the event, which has a seated dinner, auction, dancing and requests black tie attire (for those not attending in costume). The graffiti-inspired set is complete with a custom stamp, RSVP set and sponsorship insert.  We layered the invite with 3 papers to give it extra thickness and create a contrasting navy blue back.  All insert cards tucked neatly into a sleek back pocket.  We worked with a local graffiti artist to create the logo – note the tiny white mustache on the A!

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.