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 April 2014

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We had fun creating a baseball themed B’Nai Mitvah invitation with E.A.F. Fine Papers in New York City. Twins Garett and Trevor picked a true baseball lover’s invitation with vintage style.

The invitation, return address seal and thank you card are letterpress printed on recycled chipboard in deep red ink. The custom printed grass pattern on the inside of the pouchette suggests a baseball diamond, very fitting for a party held at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Batter up!

-Allie & Company

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 May 2013

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This month’s ABC is an invitation that celebrates Stephanie & Spencer’s tropical garden wedding. We worked with event planner Lasso the Moon in Miami, Florida  and created a subtle peacock graphic (inspired by the entrance of the venue) to print on each piece of the set. All pieces were letterpress printed on thick board; we added a die cut and a custom patterned liner to make it unique to this wedding.  A modern RSVP postcard completes the set.

Allie’s Best Card for October 2012

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Our October ABC was Hollywood glamour–James Bond Style. We had so much fun creating this invite, the beauty is in the details!  This invitation is 4-ply board stamped in metallic, satin gold  foil and wrapped with a red ribbon and a custom made 007 wax seal.  The invitation arrived in an Oscar-worthy heavy weight gold envelope with red liner – which completed the package. For this party, martinis were served shaken not stirred, of course!

He popped the question and she said yes!

The date and place are set, now what?  Spread the word, it is time to send a save the date card…but why?Giving guests advanced notice makes it more likely your loved ones can be there on the big day. Guests traveling from out of town have time to look for airline and hotel specials, request vacation time, apply for a Visa if they are coming from another country or possibly plan a more extended vacation around your wedding.  Most save the dates go out 6-9 months before the wedding.
Save the date cards should include: 
• the couple’s names
• the date
• the city, state, and
• a message indicating that an invitation will follow
Other information you might want to include are: 
• prompt such as ‘save the date’ or ‘mark your calendar’
• wedding website address
• hotel information
• date of the rehearsal dinner, brunch or other planned activities around the wedding (if everyone who will receive this is included)If you want to keep it simple but give detailed information, send people to your website. It can be updated as the information is finalized.
Who do I send it to?  
You can choose to send to all your guests or to out of town guests only.  For destination weddings, send them to everyone. If you guest list is not final, make sure you only send to people you know you will invite.  You can always send an invitation later to someone who did not receive a save the date card, but not the other way around!  Just keep in mind if you send to out of town guests only, they might tell a local guests that they received it.
What should it look like?
Save the dates are a chance to announce your big news in a way that fits the betrothed couple’s style.  It can be whimsical, classic, tell your story, reflect the location of your wedding, include a photograph or be a simple card that is a preview to your invitation.  Many couples use it as a chance to send a fun, creative announcement when they want to follow it up with a more traditional invitation.Check out http://alliemunroe.com/made-to-order/custom-wedding for some of our favorite save the date samples.
Best wishes,
Allie

Allie’s Best Card for July 2012

Our July ABC (Allie’s Best Card) is a modern, black acrylic wedding invitation set with white and silver ink and coordinating insert pieces. The bride and groom ordered the set through Let’s Party in Santa Barbara, California. We designed and printed the save-the-date cards, invitation sets, programs, menus and escort cards.

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!

Karina and Jonathan-Spring Wedding

We are at the peak of South Florida wedding season and there are many beautiful spring events taking place as we speak (write). Last month one of our very own, designer extraordinaire Karina Cossio married Jonathan Davila!  They had a touching outdoor ceremony on the edge of Biscayne Bay followed by a brunch reception in a lovely rustic space that created the perfect backdrop to their fresh white and yellow decor.  The newlyweds honeymooned in Paris.

Karina designed the invitations and stationery herself (of course).  Check out their ‘heartfelt’ sign in sheet!  Like what you see?  You are in luck, her charming design will be featured in Allie Munroe’s newest collection previewing in May at the National Stationery Show as part of our new Events collection.

Thier invitation was a clean, modern design which included blind letterpress printed stripes and beautiful silver typography.  Natural twine tied the set together while yellow and grey envelopes added a pop of color to complete the look.

Karina and Jonathan’s invitation set the tone for all details of the event.

We would love to hear from you!  Au revoir!