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04/11

Custom Save the Date Cards

We had the pleasure of working with Sarah on her custom Save the Date cards. Sarah had a lot of information to share on her cards, and her wish was to display it in a unique and creative way. To accomplish this, we designed an accordion-style card and re-created her best friend’s print of the main design (the states drawing). We also designed a timeline of the weekend’s fun and special events to help her guests plan ahead. For the final detail, we incorporated the 1920’s Gatsby feel into all the elements of the Save the Date through our use of art-deco colors and fonts.  Congratulations Sarah +  Craig on your engagement!

 

 

04/09

Amy & Scott (Custom Wedding Invitations)

We had so much fun creating Amy + Scott’s custom wedding invitations! The bride and groom are tying the knot at the Sunken Gardens, a beautiful 100-year-old botanical garden nestled in the heart of St. Petersburg, FL. With this naturally beautiful location in mind, we created an organic floral theme that perfectly reflected this garden-styled wedding. We incorporated our hand-drawn bushel of roses design throughout the invitation suite, and we also, layered the invite with a red paper to give a clean and elegant touch to the design. Since she had a lot of information to share with her guests, we created the enclosure cards in an double-sided accordion style and included the history of the venue, a wedding timeline, website and accommodation information, attire details, and perforated RSVP cards. To finish the design, we printed the entire suite on a natural-white pearlescent paper and mounted the invite in an organic pocket fold. We love how all of these details gave the invitation suite a perfect balance of earthy comfort and elegant flair. Fabulous!!! :)

04/07

Jennifer + Brandon (Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

Jennifer + Brandon are getting married at The Oldest House Gardens, a beautiful venue nestled in the historical town of St. Augustine, Florida. The bride and groom wished to incorporate the old Florida charm and elegance into their custom letterpress wedding invitations.  To achieve this, we hand-drew the historic home and displayed the artistic rendering on the invite. To add more of an elegant-vintage touch, we pressed the entire suite in gold ink and mounted the invitation on a gold pearlescent leaf pocket. To bring in a bit more of the Old Florida style, we added a magnolia-patterned envelope liner and paired the invitation with an opal pearlescent outer envelope. We absolutely love the finished product, and we hope you love it, too! :)

Congrats Jennifer + Brandon!!!

03/26

We are hiring for a Production Assistant

 

We are super excited about an open position within A&P Designs! Our business is growing and we are excited to announce we are hiring for a Production Assistant.

This position is part-time to start but has lots of room for rapid growth. The Production Assistant will be responsible for personalization, packaging & shipping on invitation orders.  This is not a design position.

Qualifications:

- great attention to detail and love for organization / logistics / workflow

- administrative experience is preferred

- comfortable with fast paced processes and deadlines.

- strong understanding of excel and word document

- professional, happy and friendly demeanor

- some experience with Adobe Illustrator (Not necessary but a definite bonus)

Logistics

- local position (St. Petersburg / Tampa Bay area)

- Position to begin immediately. Flexible Hours

- Must have consistent and reliable transportation

We are so excited to add to our team and we anticipate much growth within this position in the future!

If you are interested, please send me a note directly to apply for this position – email [email protected]

03/24

Ashlee + James (Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

We had the pleasure of working with Ashlee + James on creating their custom letterpress wedding invitations! Ashlee came to us wanting a formal and elegant design. To achieve this, we created a very classy motif and blind-pressed it (the method of press printing with no ink) around the border of the invitation. To add a clean look to the invitation suite, we pressed the wording on a fluorescent white paper stock using navy and gray inks. We then wrapped the entire suite in a pink bellyband and adorned both the bellyband and the fluorescent white envelope with an original monogram design that formed the final detail of this beautiful and classy invitation suite. Congratulations, Ashlee + James! May you have a long and blessed marriage!

03/21

The “Abigail” Design (Affordable Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

Kimberly + Christopher chose the “Abigail” design from our Letterpress Design Bar Collection (selecting from our Design Bar gives our brides the option of obtaining affordable letterpress wedding invitations while having the flexibility to personalize their invites).

This beautiful invite was the perfect fit for this bride and groom’s 1920s/Gatsby-themed wedding. To incorporate the glitz and glamor elements ever present in the ‘20s, we gold-foiled part of the invitation and pressed the rest using a black ink.  For more vintage details, we printed the letterpress invite on a natural-colored paper.  To customize the suite further, the reception card was printed in a coral paper stock, and as a finishing touch we added gold envelope liners to the opal/pearlescent envelopes.

We love everything about this wedding invitation suite! Kimberly + Christopher did a fantastic job customizing the “Abigail” Letterpress design to fit their wedding style and colors.

 

 

03/14

Rene-Marie + Jason (Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

Rene-Marie + Jason wanted a classy, elegant design with a glitz-and-glam twist. To blend these elements, we pressed the wedding invitations with gold ink (to mirror Rene-Marie’s theme color) on natural-colored paper and layered the invite with a gold-glitter backing. To finish the design, we paired the invitation suite with a quartz-colored pearlescent envelope. We love how the elegance of gold letterpress and the shimmer of glitter paper fused together to add glamour and grace to these beautiful custom letterpress wedding invitations.

 

03/12

Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Katey + Thomas

Katey + Thomas came to us wanting to make their wedding invitations unique and personal. They wanted a design that would display a sweet and romantic feel while keeping the tone formal.  To accomplish this, we hand-drew and watercolored pink orchids and letterpressed the invitation suite with navy ink.  For the finishing touch, we added navy and silver paper layers to further incorporate the couple’s wedding colors.

The pink watercolor orchids, combined with the traditional letterpress printing style, definitely gave a delicate and elegant appeal to these beautiful custom letterpress wedding invitations.

03/07

Ashley + Anthony (Custom Gold-Foiled Wedding Invitations)

We enjoyed working with Ashley + Anthony on their custom gold-foiled wedding invitations. The bride and groom came to us wanting a script-only design with a whimsical flare. Our goal was to blend both fun and classy elements when creating the design. To achieve the playful look, we used a lively and bubbly font for the wording, and to incorporate the clean and classy elements, we gold-foiled the entire invitation suite on a thick, soft white paper. For the final touch, we paired the invitation suite with a blush-colored envelope.

Congrats Ashley + Anthony on your upcoming wedding!!!

03/05

Custom Baby-Shower Thank-You Cards

We created these custom baby shower thank-you cards for our friend Fondren who, in a few weeks, will be holding her precious little one in her arms. Fondren’s wish was to have a motif with a silhouette of herself, her husband, and their dogs. To add a personal touch, we hand-drew the silhouette design and used a pink watercolor for the hand-drawn balloons. To customize the thank-you cards further, we digitally printed the cards on a white pearlescent paper and paired them with pink pearlescent envelopes.

We had a lot of fun creating these personalized thank-you cards for our friend for such a special occasion!!!

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