Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer's Favorite Food

I am obsessed with ice cream lately! I am especially loving the concept of custom, hand-mixed ice cream and gelato made-to-order. The good kind, fresh milk, all natural ingredients, local fruit, etc. In fact, don't be surprised if Bennett Schneider soon launches an ice cream business. I think paper and ice cream are a delightful combination.

So I have been online checking out all the great designs surrounding the ice cream business! Keep your eyes open! You never know when your favorite paper shop will soon be the place to go to order custom, hand-mixed ice creams and gelatos!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hello Summer!

I know that today is the first day of summer - but here in Kansas City my kids have been out of school for a month, the temperature is well into the 90s and the humidity - yuck! And, oddly enough, as retail goes, we spent two hours today with a manufacturer rep ordering Christmas and fall seasonal items. In addition to that, I actually caught myself in a conversation with a customer about how we are beginning to transition to our fall invitations and when exactly we would be putting those out! I still want to sell invitations for pool parties, summer bar-b-ques, ice cream parties and I really want to spend a lot of time outdoors, sipping margaritas with friends and family. I know that it is a cliche - but time sure flies.

So, I raise my margarita glass - welcome summer! So glad you are here. And if you want to celebrate summer - please come in and we will help you find just the right invitation whether it be for five people or 50!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Don't forget Dad! We have some great gifts in the shop right now - clocks, a place to put his glasses, something to make those drawers smell a little bit better and some really great cards!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Another wedding we worked on this spring! This is one of elum's newest designs (in fact, we were the first to order). The wedding planner and bride were going for a very modern black/shades of gray reception - very hip and swanky! I think this invite fit perfectly. Congratulations to the newlyweds - hope we get to see some photos soon.

The wedding and party was held at an event space located north of downtown called Black on Burlington. The place looks awesome and I am sure Ellyn Bold did a fantastic job with the space.

Don't forget ... an invitation truly sets the tone for your event. Elum is still offering the address printing for free when you order invitations and response card sets - until the end of June!

Monday, June 14, 2010

No More Belated Birthday Cards

I have always been a fan of Linda & Harriett's designs - calendars, notes, notepads, etc. Recently, there company has made some changes and this amazing birthday calendar is a result of that change. I wish I could show all the months here...but I guess you will just have to come in and take a look. Calendar contains an adorable, letterpressed graphic with one month on a page and lines to fill in birthdays by the day. Get one for yourself and everyone else on your list.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bar Mitzvah II

Another great Bar Mitzvah - this one is this weekend. For his service project he is collecting old game systems (Wii, Playstations, XBox, etc.) and donating them to charities for children who have less. (I hope I got that right.) Anyway, the event is this weekend and so, best of luck.

We really loved working with these guys - we based this invitation on the greens and blacks of the Xbox 360 Box, which will be used for table decor at the party. Our goal was to keep the invitation very sleek and modern. I think they were perfect. If anyone ever asks you if an envelope lining really matters - I think you can say yes! We kept most of the print black and called out his name and his Jewish name in that great green - love it!

Invitation design by us - printed by Crane & Co.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bar Mitzvah

We have had a lot of fun and met some really great people while working on some Bar Mitzvah invitations. Having not grown up in the Jewish faith, I had no idea the amount of work that went into these events. And it isn't just the planning. Do you know how much work it is for the kids involved?

The animal invitation is letterpress printed by Mr. Boddington's Studio of New York. This invitations was chosen as a result of the service project this boy was working on - don't you just love that lining?

If you know someone preparing for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah have them stop in. We have lots of great ways to personalize invitations to meet their needs and tastes.