"Blushing" for this Color Trend

This color is taking over Pinterest right now and we love it. It’s a subtle-yet-stunning hue that can be used in designs in so many ways.

Blush paired with glam gold incites a sophisticated, yet feminine, theme. Bold hues and airy blush make a statement– the blush acts like a neutral for the other colors to really stand out. Green and blush remind us of a beautiful garden party, especially if combined with watercolor elements.

Our favorite spin on this trendy shade is adding watercolor florals. This combination is both airy and romantic – perfect for a spring or summer wedding!

Check out some blush and watercolor invitations we have designed over the past year. Each bride and groom truly made their invitations perfect for them!

Amelia and Matthew incorporated floral envelope liners with their romantic, blush invitation suite.

Amelia and Matthew incorporated floral envelope liners with their romantic, blush invitation suite.

Delicate blush set the tone for Meghan and Thomas' formal affair.

Delicate blush set the tone for Meghan and Thomas' formal affair.

Leigh Anne and Scott - who were just married last weekend - added blush as part of a bold and modern color combination with stunning watercolor floral accents.

Leigh Anne and Scott - who were just married last weekend - added blush as part of a bold and modern color combination with stunning watercolor floral accents.

Krystal and Richard incorporated their romantic blush theme into the entire invitation suite with plenty of watercolor, floral details.

Krystal and Richard incorporated their romantic blush theme into the entire invitation suite with plenty of watercolor, floral details.

Can't get enough of this blush, watercolor liner - another unique touch to Krystal and Richard's invitations!

Can't get enough of this blush, watercolor liner - another unique touch to Krystal and Richard's invitations!

We really love the additional touch of a customized envelope liner for these blush beauties! They add a sophisticated detail to the invitation suite. Stay tuned for a DIY video to learn how to make your own gorgeous envelope liners!

Check out our Pinterest board for some blush-ing bridal inspiration!

Metallic & Elegant Laser-Cut Invitations

Sometimes it’s about the whole package. Here at Art Paper Scissors, we believe the invitation sets the tone for the entire wedding. Nothing says elegance quite like this custom-designed invitation suite with a striking laser-cut jacket, intricate details and sophisticated colors.

The newlyweds Amanda and Frank chose plenty of eye-catching design elements, from the chic silver and light blue shades, to the elegant fonts, to delicate gems around the border. The invitation fits perfectly in the metallic and damask laser-cut jacket, while the response card and detail booklet are elegantly wrapped with silver ribbon around the back.

Congratulations to Amanda and Frank on their April nuptials! We loved working with them to bring this truly unique suite to life.

 

Plum and All that Glitters is Gold

These invites will most likely inspire you to put on our best high heels and get all gussied up!  You’ve been warned! And we would love nothing more than to get dressed up and party it up with Lauren, soon to be Moulds, because she is just one of the nicest people! She is actually dear friends with another APS favorite and past client, Leslie who we did some fun vacation and tropical inspired wedding suite for. Oh and they just passed their one year anniversary – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

When Lauren came to us to do her invites, we were elated and now we have been fortunate enough to design an entire wedding suite for her special day!

So the invites…the colors are EVERYthing. She chose a palette of plum, gold and champagne. The invitation was designed as a flat invitation on a champagne pearlescent paper and accented with another pearlescent paper in that gorgeous plum. The cascading collection of dots in hues of gold and champagne that frame the top of the invite is one of our favorite parts.

Wrapped around the invite is a double belly band of the pearlescent plum and gold glitter paper with Eat Drink and be Married in the center.

Tucked behind the invitation is the RSVP and Details booklet. The Details booklet has a thin diagonal pinstripe pattern that acts as a nice backdrop to the darker gold pearlescent paper of the RSVP card. The contrasting colors of the each layer of paper really allow the plum script to pop off the page.

This invitation suite is a little romantic, a little feminine with just the right amount of fun and their reception materials were no exception!

This invitation suite is a little romantic, a little feminine with just the right amount of fun and their reception materials were no exception!

Thank you Lauren for allowing us to be a part of your day. We wish you and Justin the best day ever! XOXO

Unique Wedding Stamp Options

One of the most exciting parts of wedding planning is sending out your invitations! It means your wedding date is set, your venue chosen, your guest list made, and the wedding is on its way. You’ve put time, energy and money into designing your invitations whether you designed them yourself or hired a designer. The theme is finalized, the invitations are the perfect shade of your wedding color, and the envelope is stuffed, sealed, and addressed. The only thing left to do is go to the post office for stamps so you can finally get these babies in the mail. We’ve got the solutions to help you avoid putting the season’s latest Christmas stamp on your spring wedding invitations.

What many people don’t know, is that there are alternatives to the regular stamps you can find at the post office (though you can find some pretty cute ones there too). Thanks to the internet you can buy tons of custom stamps to match your invitation suite. Better yet, you can even design your own!

Zazzle.com is home to several stamps to meet your needs, with tons of images, designs, and even licensed brands like Disney. What’s even better is if you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can customize stamps to incorporate your own design. Use your stamps to show off your new monogram, or include a picture of you two as a couple (may we suggest custom wedding photo stamps as the postage on your thank you cards?) There is a fee for designing your own stamp, with the cost for a sheet of 20 stamps ranging in the low twenties. This includes the price of the design as well as the current value of the postage stamps.

Going for a vintage feel? Stores like Champion Stamp Company Inc. sell dated and antique stamps (and the good news is if you don’t live locally, they even have an online store). The price on vintage stamps varies depending on the age of the stamp, so unfortunately you won’t be able to pay the five cents that it used to cost.

If a custom design isn’t for you, don’t rule out the US Postal Service just yet. There are tons of stamps for sale on USPS.com, and they’re the same price as buying them in the post office, you just have to pay shipping and handling. There are stamps for all seasons, stamps with famous world leaders, you can even let guests know about your favorite charity with stamps from different organizations. You can’t go wrong with romance so if you aren’t sure what kind of stamp you want, the US Postal Service typically has at least one to two heart designs available at any given time.

Cost may play a role in your decision, after all postage is expensive enough on its own, even before paying to add any custom details to it. The most budget-friendly postage option will always be the stamps for sale at your local post office (and like we mentioned, they really do have some cute stamps).

By Emily Rochotte