Artcadia Stationery featured in Style Me Vintage Weddings Book by Annabel Beeforth

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We were so excited when Annabel of Love My Dress wedding blog asked us to contribute 1940s themed stationery to appear in her new publication. Of course we jumped at the opportunity – It’s been a real treat seeing our work in such a beautiful published book. Taking inspiration from 1940s stationery and telegrams we designed a letterpress suite, complimented by old style calligraphy and postage marks, all reflective of the era.

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You can purchased Style Me Vintage Weddings on Amazon now :

“The fifth book in the successful ‘Style Me Vintage’ series is designed to inspire brides-to-be to create their own vintage-themed wedding. Harking back to styles of previous decades is often the basis for a truly stylish wedding, but it can be difficult to get all the details right, without a little bit of guidance. This beautiful and accessible book looks at how to source and put together bridal outfits and event styling for a themed occasion, from the Edwardian era, through the decades to the 1970s. From the dress itself, through to accessories, flowers, make-up and hair, even extra details such as how to style the attendants, venue, cake, stationery, photography, and entertainment are covered. Featuring beautiful photography from weddings photographer Joanna Brown. An ideal gift book for brides-to-be.”

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Sorry we’re a little quiet … Been a bit busy!

Our Facebook and Twitter accounts have been a little neglected recently. Partly due to the January rush but also because on January 7th our little daughter was born.

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Roni Robin was 2 weeks early, weighing in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She’s taken a while to get here, being a much wanted IVF baby, so we’re completely over the moon. Baby photos courtesy of Vici’s Mum, Jayneboo!

There’s been even more stationery flying about than usual, announcement cards, thank yous for gifts, thank yous to the Drs and nurses that got her here … This is our announcement. 2 colour letterpress print on 440GSM 100% cotton stock. Printed by yours truly.

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Vici’s having a little Mummy time and I’m working like a donkey. Thankfully we’ve got a few willing helpers, so orders will still be getting out promptly. A baby arriving seems to make you all emotional, so I’d like to take the opportunity to say a warm thanks to our customers, industry friends and family for their support and custom over the last 4 years. Hopefully we’ll still be here in a few years time so little Roni Robin can join the team and keep Artcadia going.

Richard

 

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FREE Letterpress Christmas Cards with Orders

As Christmas lights get turned on across the country and the mayhem of gift buying begins, we are throwing in a pack of luxurious letterpress Christmas cards with all orders over £100 placed before 1st December 2012.

Dimensions: 125mm x 125mm

Letterpress printed in wedgewood blue on 350GSM stock with blank paper insert pages, supplied with coordinating envelopes.

If you’re not tying the knot but would love to send these to your nearest and dearest, they can be purchased in packs from our website.

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NEW RANGE: Scribble

A new type only range out today. We love it’s informal style and think it would look great in a range of colours. Letterpressed on to 435 GSM squishy cotton paper.

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New Birth Announcement Range

As we’re expecting a little girl in January, I’ve got baby brain. To focus this energy on something productive we’ve created a range of customisable birth announcement cards. 

Letterpress printed on 440GSM luxurious cotton paper, these tactile paper treats will make a beautiful keepsake and spread your good news to family and friends.

Customers can choose a motif, font, ink and envelope colour from a selection of precious options. Making the card personal to you and your new addition.

Being a speedy pair, we can get your cards printed and delivered within 2 weeks of ordering.

Priced from £3.50 each with envelope.

Visit the website for further information and options available. 

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New Range – Seabreeze

Bright and breezy for coastal or destination weddings. Invitation is a 2 colour letterpress design, which can be accompanied by the coordinating RSVP. Full suite available. This will be on our website shortly.

SEABREEZE 2 COLOUR LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATION

SEABREEZE 2 COLOUR LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATION

SEABREEZE LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATION AND RSVP

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Stress free stationery – 10 questions to ask your stationer

Catherine at Wedding Venues Magazine recently got in touch to ask if we’d partake in a stationery feature. It’s a Q&A of top questions to ask your stationer. Here it is:

10 tips for stress free stationery

1 “Should I send ‘save the date’ cards?”
Although not strictly required, if you’re getting married abroad or have guests travelling from afar, Save the date cards will allow extra time for people to make travel and accommodation arrangements.

2 “How far in advance do I need to order my stationery?”
Check with your stationer about their turnaround time, as this can differ significantly from one supplier to another. Aim to have invitations delivered 3-4 months ahead of the wedding.

3 “How many invitations should I order?”
Run through your guest lists and consider the amount of couples and families you’ll be inviting. It is a common mistake for couples to over order invitations, thinking they require 1 per guest, not 1 per household. Always order a few extra just in case.

4 “What wording should I choose?”
Talk this through with your stationer, as you’ll need to consider the tone you’d like to set for the day and how your wording will present on paper within your chosen design. As long as the necessary information is covered, you can be as traditional, formal or informal as you like.

5 “Will I see a proof of my invitations?”
Find out about your stationer’s proofing policy, as some will include just one proof and others will allow for further revisions. Charges can apply when multiple proofs are needed so it’s important to check spellings, finalise wording and design before starting this process. Some stationers will also offer to send a hard copy for you to see before printing commences.

6 “When should I send out my invitations?”
Depending on your wedding plans, invitations are usually mailed out 6 weeks to 3 months ahead of the wedding date. If you’re getting married abroad or have a significant number of guests travelling from overseas, consider sending invitations out as early as 6-12 months before the wedding.

7 “Exactly what do I need to order?”
Discuss your requirements with your stationer. Strictly all you need are invitations and envelopes. Extra information and RSVP cards can be added if desired but there are ways to get around this if you’re on a budget.

8 “Should I include RSVP cards with my invites?”
Many couples now choose to use email addresses for their RSVP, though do remember elder guests aren’t always Internet savvy, so an RSVP card or simply a postal address on your invitation is usually required. Most wedding venues will need your final guest numbers 2-3 weeks before the wedding, so encourage guests to RSVP at least 4 weeks before the big day.

9 “Can I include extra details on my invitations?”
Ask your stationer for their opinion on what should and shouldn’t be included on the invitation itself. If you want to include a lot of information consider adding a particulars card. If however you’re on a budget, try using a free wedding website for extra details for guests. A website address can be added to the bottom of the invitation to save on inserts. Guests can then logon to read any travel, accommodation and gift list suggestions.

10 “Can I design my own stationery?”
Many stationers offer print only services, so you can design something incredibly personal and have it printed professionally. If you have creative ideas of what you’d like, but are a little short on graphic design skills, find a stationer who offers a custom design service.

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