About Lunar Ink

Lunar Ink is an online wedding invitation and stationery store.  Unlike other online stores, you can expect great customer service, selection and low prices. Save time and money with our one stop shopping for all your wedding stationery and wedding accessories.  We offer up to 25% off retail prices for our Carlson Craft and Birchcraft wedding invitations, save-the-dates, thank you notes and more.

Make a recycled crayon craft: how to make a shaped crayon

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Make a recycled crayon craft I have a million old, used crayons in my house.  As a parent, you likely have the same problem.  Your old crayons are half used, broken and made by many different brands.  What do you do with all these crayons?  Try this recycled crayon craft instead of throwing them away! How to …

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms Glossary

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms Glossary

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms

Are you lost amongst the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms? Here are the explanations you need!  This short glossary will help you find your wedding invitation.  You will learn about printing techniques and see examples.  At the end, you will understand the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used in product descriptions.

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Blind embossing is used to print in the filigree design.

 

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Blind Embossing

Blind Embossing is when an image is pressed into paper.  The resulting design is raised.  This embossing style is termed “blind” because no ink or foil highlights the design.

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A swirl and star design is debossed on this thank you note.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Debossing

Debossing is when an image is pressed into paper.  The image appears pressed into the paper.  No ink or foil is used to highlight this design either.

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The wedding invitation’s wrap has a beautiful die cut design.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Die-Cutting

Die-Cutting uses sharp metal rules to cut out shapes from paper.  Die cutting can be a design or wording.  The end result should be the removal of paper using a metal die.

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The silver ink on the vines defines the embossed area.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Embossing

Embossing uses ink or foil on the raised area to highlight the design.  This is similar to blind embossing.

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The wording is engraved on this simple wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Engraving

Engraving is a printing process  involving a metal die.  The lettering is cut below the surface of a metal die. The die is inked and wiped clean.   Ink is only left in the impression  of the die. Next, paper is then laid on the die.  The press forces the paper into the impression and the ink is transferred to the paper. When you view the back of the paper you will see a “bruise.”

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These drinking jars have been etched with a monogram.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Etching

Etching is cutting into a glass surface.  This can be performed mechanically or chemically.  The result is a change to the surface of the glass.  You can both see and feel this change.

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The angled stripes and wording are foil stamped on this wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Foil Stamping

Foil stamping involves using heat to stamp a special foil onto paper.  This process can be used for designs , wording , or both.  Items like wedding invitations, Christmas cards or napkins can be foil stamped.

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The lacy swirls on this wedding invitation are pearlized.

Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Pearlizing

Pearlizing is the process that applies luminous pearl-like finish to an invitation.  The pearl finish is usually clear unlike foil.   Many times is will highlight an embossed design.

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Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Thermography

Thermography is a type of printing that uses wet ink.  A  resin powder is added to the wet ink.  Then heat is applied to create a raised surface.  This process can be used  for wording and designs.  The raised ink is difficult to view on a screen. Order a sample invitation to see and feel thermography.

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Wedding Invitation Printing Terms: Letterpress Printing

Letterpress printing is a process where images are set into a printing press and inked.  Paper is placed on the inked areas.  Next, pressure is applied to the paper.  The inked images are now printed.  The images are seen by the ink on top of the depressed design.

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These are all of the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used to create products at Lunarink.com.  If you have a question about any of the terms, please comment below.  For more information on the invitations shown, click on their link.  Samples of each item can obtained for a fee.  Always get a sample of the product you wish to order.  You will better understand the Wedding Invitation Printing Terms used to describe it.

Top 10 Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations

Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations

Introducing, the top 10 Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations from LunarInk.com.  Pastel pink is popular for Spring 2016 wedding invitations.  The wedding invitation list represents the best of the current invitations in my inventory.  Find more information and pricing by clicking on the links.

 

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Wrapped Up in Vintage

Make a vintage impression! High quality paper, foil stamping and a vintage floral  design are featured on both sides of these wedding invitations.

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Love Story

The story of your love is explained in this romantic wedding invitation. The five-piece set is covered in gold and pink vintage flourishes.  The story book style wedding invitation is joined with a matching ribbon.
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Navy and Rose Quartz combine in this simple pocket wedding invitation.

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Simple, navy textured, square pockets hold your Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations and matching accessories.  Add your favorite typography to complete the look!

 

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Romantic and sweet, this Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitation is perfect for your wedding.

Pink Flourish

Embossed on an ecru card is a vintage design.  Then a pastel pink floral pattern is printed on these beautiful Spring Wedding Invitations.
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Foil and shimmery paper combine for a “Gatsby” Style wedding invitation.

Stylish Shimmer

A marque style wedding invitation will bedazzle your guests.  The pink shimmer paper features a simple design.  Add your favorite typography to complete your design!

 

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Shimmery and rustic describe this elegant wedding invitation.

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A rectangular wedding invitation starts with Rose Quartz colored paper.  Scrolls and a banner form the base of your monogram.

 

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Rustic Geometric

A romantic geometric design is the focal point of this wedding invitation. Rose Quartz pink triangles and a wood grain background make a sweet combination.  As seal ‘n send invitations, these Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations fold up to make their own envelope.

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Simple and chic designs make up this Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitation.

Announcing

A contemporary wedding announcement design is featured at the top.  Rose Quartz colored paper and your choice of foil color creates this vintage design.

 

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Shimmery pink Stardream paper and delicate floral embossing are featured on this romantic wedding invitation.

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A Rose Quartz square gatefold wedding invitation is heavily embossed with a floral design.   Mocha brown chiffon ribbon opens to reveal your wording.  A matching shimmery pink envelope is included. 

 

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Shimmering Rose Quartz pink paper and gold ribbon add a touch of glam to this rustic wedding invitation.

Sheer Spun Gold

Sheer gold ribbon wraps around a layered Rose Quartz wedding invitation.  The Kraft paper lower layer adds rustic charm to these romantic Rose Quartz Spring Wedding Invitations.

Neutral wedding invitations: 2016 newest trend

Neutral wedding invitations: 2016 newest trend

Why are neutral wedding invitations popular?

Neutral wedding invitations, (brown, kraft or ecru), are the new trend for weddings in 2016. Neutral wedding invitations combine well with any design theme from boho and country to chic formal affairs. Neutral colors help to avoid a color clash by mixing well with bold or pastel color palettes. Below are some examples of neutral wedding invitations that have updated looks for 2016.

Ecru neutral wedding invitations

The neutral wedding invitation color of ecru is similar to unbleached linen. This light paper color has a warm undertone.  This neutral wedding invitation color pairs nicely with any color palette. To avoid a traditional look, choose updated features.  Features  like bold colored ink, multiple printing techniques and cool treatments update your neutral wedding invitations.

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“To the side” features a top layer card mounted to the right side of the bottom layer card.

To the Side – Wedding Invitation – Ecru Shimmer

This neutral wedding invitation may look traditional but it has some great updated features.  Heavy weight paper, layering and layer placement makes this neutral wedding invitation look new. The upper ecru shimmer paper layer is placed off center, on the right hand side. The combination of two heavy weight paper layers makes this neutral wedding invitation feel rich and luxurious!

 

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“In Stitches” has your choice of thread color and pattern stiched on your wedding invitation card!

In Stitches – Wedding Invitation – Ecru

“In Stitches” updates the country themed neutral wedding invitation with a unique paper treatment. A pattern is stitched through the middle of this invitation! This is a great way to incorporate needle work into your country themed neutral wedding invitations. A lacy floral design is printed on both sides of this neutral wedding invitation.

 

Kraft Paper Neutral Wedding Invitations

Kraft paper revolutionized the wedding industry a few years ago.  Now kraft paper seems to be everywhere.  Accessorizing kraft paper neutral wedding invitations is the best way to update this trend.  Add die cutting or new material layers to your neutral wedding invitations.  Use foil or bold color inks to stand out.

 

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Vintage design and a cork medallion layer combine on this kraft paper wedding invitation.

Fine Vintage – Wedding Invitation

A vintage design is accented by a cork medallion layer on kraft paper.  The cork medallion is printed with your names and wedding date.  This extra layer adds charm to the neutral wedding invitations design. Dark or bold color ink is suggested with this wedding invitation.

 

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Thermography and foil printing update this kraft paper wedding invitation.

Acorn Wreath – Invitation

Gold foil adds shine to the oak leaf and acorn design on this kraft paper neutral wedding invitations.  A second printing technique  called thermography is use to print your wording.  Choose a fun font to update this whimsical wedding invitation.

Brown neutral wedding invitations

Brown neutral wedding invitations used to only come in “mocha” colored paper.  Now, brown neutral wedding invitations come in a variety of tones from “Tumbleweed” to “Raw Umber.”  Get some color inspiration by looking at a pantone color fan.  The variety of brown colors in use for neutral wedding invitations is the new trend.

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The deep shade of brown and wood grain design reinvent this brown wedding invitation.

Rustic Woodgrain – Invitation
The dark brown shading on this wood grain neutral wedding invitation is a trendy update. White is the only available ink color for this invitation.   However, it looks beautiful against the dark wood grain design.

 

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The flourish design and shading on this neutral wedding invitation resembles leather.

Tooled Tiers Invitation

This 3 piece, double sided neutral wedding invitation is a work of art!  Each piece is printed with a flourish and tooled leather design that is incredibly realistic.  This neutral wedding invitation’s tawny brown is an updated look for brown wedding invitations.

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Arizona

Are you looking for places to get married in Arizona?  Then check out these top 10 places to get married in Arizona!  This state is marked by its varied culture and weather for weddings.  Arizona is a beautiful state with the Grand Canyon in the north, pine forests in its mountain regions and deserts in the South.  Because tourism is a very active business in Arizona, there are many hotels, resorts, and convention centers.  These great wedding venues will let you get creative and have an unforgettable wedding.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – Sedona, Arizona

Tlaquepaque has all the charm of old world styling in their outdoor courtyards.  This arts and crafts village in Sedona is modeled after a Mexican village.  Get married in a small private ceremony in the chapel and then hold the fete of your dreams in the courtyards or gardens.

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The Castle at Ashley Manor – Chandler, Arizona

The Castle at Ashley Manor is located in Chandler, Arizona.  The castle provides an exquisite background for your ceremony and reception.  Take advantage of the event coordinator and relax while your fairytale wedding unfolds.

Heard Museum Phoenix Arizona

The Heard Museum provides a classy and artistic choice for your wedding.  Explore the museums arched walkways and sculpture courtyards for a unique location. With many choices, you are sure to find the place that fits with your style.  With your rental fee also comes a docent for the museum.

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Shenandoah Mill – Gilbert, Arizona

Shenandoah Mill, a former grist mill, was moved to Gilbert, Arizona and has become a charming and rustic wedding ceremony and reception site.  The rental time and benefits are generous as only one wedding a day is scheduled.  The mill  can accommodate up to 225 guests for your ceremony and reception.

Ro Ho En Japenese Friendship Garden is a 3.5 acre Japanese garden with a serene Koi pond.  This garden is a shared cultural vision.  If you would like more information to plan your wedding, contact (602) 256-3204.

The Windmill Winery Florence, Arizona
The Windmill Winery – Florence, Arizona

The Windmill Winery offers a rural setting just outside of Phoenix in Florence, Arizona.  Have the country wedding ceremony of your dreams lakeside. Enjoy a getaway in a horse drawn carriage.  Then party all night in the restored historic barn or outside.  This venue is also a winner of the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

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Reid Park Zoo – Tucson, Arizona

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson is the right place to go wild for your wedding.  This zoo offers more than 17 acres to rent after the zoo is closed to the public.  So plan on a late day event when the animals will be more active.  The zoo also offers catering and facilities managers to help with your planning.

The Views at Superstition Gold Canyon, Arizona
The Views at Superstition – Gold Canyon, Arizona

The Views at Superstition, nestled in Gold Canyon, provides a beautiful ceremony and reception venue for you.  Enjoy the multitude of services including separate bride and groom dressing suites, limo service, officiant, horse drawn carriage, and more!  Indoor and outdoor facilities for your ceremony and reception are available.  Tours are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6-8PM (check on availability, as times and days can change).

The Boulders Resort Scottsdale Arizona
The Boulders Resort – Scottsdale Arizona

The Boulders Resort is an elegant resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The resort has multiple ceremony locations for your selection and can accommodate 50-300 guests.  The natural beauty of the high Sonoran desert is the backdrop for your wedding vows.  Your choice of indoor and outdoor locations for your reception are also available.  The Boulders Resort offers catering, audio/visual equipment and planners to help you celebrate your wedding with style.

The Grand Canyon National Park.  For a ceremony or reception at this national treasure, you will need to enlist the help of a trusted planner.  The south rim of the Grand Canyon is by far the most accessible and for DIYers the best option.  This is a venue that will require some effort for planning but is worth the effort.

5 Banner Themed Save the Dates

5 Banner Themed Save the Dates

Why Use Save The Date cards?

Save the Dates are a useful way to inform your guests of your future wedding plans.  Many couples send these small cards out a year or more in advance of their wedding.  Below, five Save the Dates with a banner theme are compared.  Which Save the Date will you choose for your wedding day?

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Etched Banners – Save the Date

“Etched Banners” is included in my review because of the simple etched design and contrasting rich wood grain. A banner with a vintage style font announces your wedding information.  Each save the date is unique because the wood grain will never be the same.  However, you are only able to customize the names, the date and the location lines with your information and font choice.  “Etched Banners” does include unprinted mailing envelopes in a variety of colors.  It will cost extra to mail this save the date to your guests.  100 Save the dates with unprinted colored envelopes cost $605.41 with standard US shipping.

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Banner Date

 

Banner Date – Photo Save the Date

I like this photo save the date because it offers my clients two things.  First, its a chance to put their engagement photos to good use.  (Just make sure your photographer has signed a release for you to use their photos in materials they have not printed.)  Second, if you haven’t chosen your colors yet, this save the date has many different ones.  However, the back of the save the date is printed in fuchsia and some people may assume that’s one of your wedding colors!  100 save the dates with plain white unprinted mailing envelopes cost $112.91 with standard US shipping.

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** A Banner Day – Save the Date Card**

I love the design of this save the date because it includes two popular wedding themes.  First, the flag banner theme that has “save the date” spelled out.  Second, the love bird theme is included with two aqua birds sitting side by side on the banner.  This save the date is also the most customizable because you can choose your own verse, fonts and ink colors.  Choose a color mailing envelope at no extra cost.  **This save the date wins my best pick for the price!** 100 save the dates with color mailing envelopes cost $ 124.16 with standard US shipping.

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Sparkle Banners

 

Sparkle Banners – Photo Save the Date

In second place on my review is this fun photo save the date.  I like the large photo printed on the back of the invitation but the fun begins on the front.  A large banner declares “Save the Date” with an added touch of glitter.  Below, your wedding details are printed.  You choose the ink colors for the background and for your names and date.  100 Save the dates with unprinted white mailing envelopes cost $150.16 with standard US shipping.

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Banner Date – Photo Save the Date Postcard

This postcard save the date is my favorite of the five in this review.  The vintage typography and simple banner allow your photo to be the star of the design.  Choose your own ink colors to customize the postcard as shown in purple.  The paper is a thick 120 lb white coated card stock.  100 postcard save the dates cost $97.66 with standard US shipping.

A few final notes

The prices mentioned may change at any time and may vary due to the options you choose.

For questions about these or other Save the dates, please contact me directly.  My contact information can be found on my website.

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Is a Disney Wedding Invitation for you?

Is a Disney Wedding Invitation for you?

Disney Themed Wedding Invitations

We have all seen the movies and dreamed of a fabulous wedding but is a Disney wedding invitation for you?  You may be surprised!  Carlson Craft, one of the most trusted wedding invitation manufacturers, envisioned a line of Disney character themed wedding invitations.  These romantic wedding invitations are inspired by characters such as Snow White, Rapunzel, Tiana, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and even Miss Piggy.

So, too cliche or just right for you?  Take a look at these elegant and romantic wedding invitations and decide for yourself!

To find information on each invitation, click on the title below:

  1. Apple Blossoms Invitation – Snow White  (No longer available!)
  2. Inner Beauty Invitation – Belle
  3. The Fairest Invitation – Snow White (No longer available!)
  4. Deco Lilies Invitation – Tiana
  5. Flowing Artistry Invitation – Rapunzel
  6. A Heartfelt Hug – Mickey and Minnie Mouse
  7. Moi Loves Him Real Glitter Invitation – Miss Piggy
  8. Classic Mickey Invitation – Mickey Mouse (No longer available!)

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Have questions about these or other wedding invitations, contact me.  I welcome all comments related to the invitations posted.

Cheers!

Top 5 Original Tropical Themed Wedding invitations

Top 5 Original Tropical Themed Wedding invitations

Original Tropical Themed Wedding Invitations

 

Tropical themed weddings are very popular but how do you make your tropical themed wedding invitations original?  No one wants to have their wedding look the same as everyone else’s.  In this article, are some original wedding themes and wedding invitations to inspire your wedding day.

 

Wedding Theme: Waves

If you love the beach theme idea for your wedding invitations but want an original twist, then focus on the waves!  Waves are a meaningful metaphor for marriage because of their constant motion but fluid adaptability.  No matter your style, this theme can fit your tropical wedding.

Waves – Invitation

I love this wedding invitation because of the combination of a geometric design with a wave theme.  The front side of the wedding invitation has an ombre wave pattern with your wedding wording.  On the back side, geometric waves dance. Choose from ecru or white glazed papers, ink colors, font style and wording.  The price of $134.18 for 100 invitations includes: front and back printed wedding invitation, blank double jumbo envelopes, and my 25% discount.

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Wedding Theme: Tropical Animals

The Caribbean is a known haven for many unique animals.  Birds, fish, and monkeys are a great source of inspiration for your wedding theme.  Join together your chosen animal(s) and its habitat to create an elegant and original conservation theme.

Glorious Birds Wedding Invitation

I love the elegant and stylized swirl of feathery designs with the tropical bird.  This wedding invitation is about an elegant design, color and your wedding wording.  Choose your paper color, white, white shimmer, ecru or ecru shimmer, to complement your ink colors.  The price is $126.68 for 100 invitations.  The cost includes:  100 white, 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ sized printed invitations, blank double jumbo envelopes and my 25% off discount.

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Wedding Theme: Maps

If marriage is your destination, then a map themed wedding will help you get there!  Maps have guided explorers for centuries through the Caribbean and make an original theme for  your wedding day.  Whether you choose an old world or contemporary style, your guests will love seeing you begin your adventure together.

Come to the Bahamas Wedding Invitation

A triple folded ecru wedding invitation shows an antique style map of the Bahama Islands on it.  The cunning folding opens to reveal your wedding wording inside.  The color of the map design will match your wedding wording.  I suggest using dark inks for clarity and maximum effect. The cost of 100 invitations is $104.93 and includes: 5″ x 6 5/8″ folded size, printed invitations, blank double envelopes and my 25% off discount.

Map wedding invitation

 

Wedding Theme: Spanish Architecture

In many Caribbean countries, there is a strong Spanish influence.  It is most evident in the architecture of the older part of cities like San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Cobble stone streets, building arches and mosaic tiled water fountains are just a few places for inspiration.  Look for bright colors, different textures and don’t be afraid to mix and match designs!

Bright and Beautiful Pocket Wedding Invitation

I love how this pocket invitation mimics the mosaic tile patterns seen in Caribbean fountains.  An unassuming pocket opens to reveal your wedding wording framed by a brightly colored design on a white card.  Reception, Response and Accommodation cards show different mosaic designs along the top, (not included in price).  Customize this invitation with your choice of navy shimmer, raisin , fuchsia shimmer, marina or black shimmer colored pocket.  Costing $171.23 for 100 wedding invitations, this includes:  blank pockets, printed invitation cards, glue dots, tissues, blank single white envelopes and my 25% off discount.

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Path to Romance Wedding Invitation – White

I love the trendy geometric cobble stone path design on this simple white wedding invitation.  The double sided printing adds a contemporary style.  Choose your own ink colors, wording and font to customize your wedding invitation.  Several paper textures are available in white including smooth, heavy weight smooth, textured, and shimmer.  The cost of 100 wedding invitations starts at $116.18 and includes: 7 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ flat printed invitations on smooth white paper, blank inner and outer envelopes and my 25% off discount.

Cobblestone wedding invitation

Thanks for reading this second article in my series on Tropical wedding invitations.  To view more information about each invitation, click on the photo of the invitation.  To view my previous blog article on Tropical wedding invitations, click here. Stay up to date by getting my RSS feed or like me on Facebook by clicking here.  Contact me with any questions you may have concerning these or toehr wedding invitations.

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Top 5 Traditional Tropical Themed Wedding Invitations

Top 5 Traditional Tropical Themed Wedding Invitations

Tropical Wedding Invitations

 

Tropical themed wedding invitations are very popular for weddings.  While Lunar Ink was on vacation, I was inspired by the sights, people and trends of the Caribbean.   Most couples think of beaches, shells, starfish and palm trees as their theme but the Caribbean is so much more!

This article will be in two parts.  Below, I reviewed the top 5 wedding invitations with traditional tropical themes; beaches, shells, palm trees, and starfish.  All of the wedding invitations in this article show their themes in an updated and contemporary style.  My second article will be on original tropical themes for wedding invitations and will be published later.

I hope you are inspired by these wedding invitations.  Please contact me with any questions you may have.

 

holographic starfish wedding invitation

I love lenticular or holographic images because of the craft involved in changing from one image to another.  Two separate starfish become joined as one when the images change on the base card of this wedding invitation.  Priced at $390.68 for 100 invitations, includes: printed invitation card, 7″ x 7″ base card, glue dots, blank double ecru envelopes and our 25% discount.

Carlson Craft KEN22442

2. Endless Sea Wedding Invitation

Square and rectangular wedding invitations are a multi – generational staple.  With mass produced die cutting becoming less expensive, new shapes abound for wedding invitations.  Three round cards with a beautiful beach and your wording make up this wedding invitation.  The largest card is 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.  The price of $359.18 for 100 invitations includes: three round printed cards, pre-cut white ribbon, blank single white envelopes and our 25% discount.

 

Carlson Craft TWSN33564C

3.  Palm Paradise – Layered Wedding Invitation

Design your own unique wedding invitation by selecting font, ink and paper colors.  A palm tree and your monogram are placed at the top of this wedding invitation.  Choose your own wedding colors for the design and wording on the invitation card.  White, ecru and shimmer papers are available to further customize the invitation card.  Then choose a colored backer card for a further pop of color!  Priced at $189.00 for 100 wedding invitations includes: a flat printed invitation top layer, blank bottom layer, blank single outer envelopes, 4 glue dots per invitation and our 25% off discount.

 

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Faded gray shells and words of love surround your wedding wording.  A white 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ card gives this wedding invitation a simple contemporary look.   I suggest using dark inks (like the teal and cobalt blue above) because the faded gray design can wash out your words.  The price of $94.43 for 100 includes: printed wedding invitations, blank double bright white envelopes and our 25% off discount.  Click here to order or find more information.

 

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5.  Starfish Wedding Invitation

I love this wedding invitation because of its successful marriage of orange and lagoon blue.  Typically these colors would never go together.  By incorporating shades of champagne browns, the color “clash” is diffused.  The square shape of the wedding invitation on heavy white paper adds a sophistication to the contemporary starfish design.  Priced well at $126.68 for 100 invitations, the following are included: printed invitation card on 115lb glazed paper,  blank double square envelopes and our 25% discount.

 

Thanks for reading this article and stay up to date by getting my RSS feed.  My next article will feature 5 more tropical wedding invitations with original themes.

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Top 5 Metallic Wedding Invitations for Winter 2014

Top 5 Metallic Wedding Invitations for Winter 2014

Winter Metallic Wedding Invitations

 

If you are getting married this Winter 2014, it’s time to start shopping for your wedding invitations.  Metallic colors have paired well with Summer wedding colors but they also work for Winter.  Winter is a time when wedding colors become more saturated and metallics add sparkle to lighten up these heavier colors.  Sparkling gold and silver papers, designs, inks and embellishments make a high fashion statement in my top 5 metallic wedding invitations for Winter 2014.

Savoy” Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation

Black shimmer paper and gold foil art deco designs combine for a dramatic wedding invitation.  A small cut out in the front of the gate fold allows your monogram to peek through.  This open door effect is rich and welcoming!  Pricing starts at $217.43 for 100 invitations with unlined inner and unprinted outer white envelopes.

black and gold art deco wedding invitation

 

 

“Woodland Bliss” Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation

A shimmering pale gold wrap with intricately cut trees is the highlight of this wedding invitation.  A simple ecru card with your wedding details is revealed inside.  Add vibrant colored ink for an elegant contrast!  Pricing starts at $299.93 for 100 wraps, invitation cards, unlined ecru inner envelopes and unprinted ecru outer envelopes.

Gold tree wedding invitation

 

 

 “Clearly Sterling” Carlson Craft Silver Wedding Invitation

A silver shimmer invitation card is combined with a clear backer card.  The clear backer card features a silver printed design for an unusual wedding invitation.  Add a bold colored ink to highlight your wedding invitation details.  Pricing starts at $262.43 for 100 invitation cards, backer cards cards, glue dots, and your choice of white or ecru unlined inner envelopes and unprinted outer envelopes.

silver and clear wedding invitation

 

 

“Vintage Lace” Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation

A finely detailed, laser cut, lace inspired wrap surrounds this sweet wedding invitation.  Inside the wrap is a gold printed wedding invitation card that conveys your wedding details.  Pricing starts at $269.93 for 100 invitation cards, wraps, glue dots,  and unprinted white outer envelopes.

lace and gold wedding invitation

 

 

“Dazzling Gold Gems” Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation with  Silver Shimmer Paper

For the ultimate combination of silver and gold, take a look at this layered wedding invitation.  A silver shimmer wedding invitation card is layered on top of a teal backer card.  Gold gems are added for an extra touch of sparkle.  Pricing starts at $356.18 for 100 invitation cards attached to a bottom layer card with a jewel band and white or ecru unlined inner envelopes and unprinted outer envelopes.

Silver and gold wedding invitation

 

 

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Posh Purple Wedding Invitations and Accessories For Fall & Winter

Posh Purple Wedding Invitations and Accessories For Fall & Winter

Eggplant Weddings

 

If you are getting married this Fall or Winter, its time to shop for your wedding invitations, reception and ceremony accessories.  Purple is still one of the most requested colors at Lunar Ink.  One of my clients had a lot of trouble finding eggplant or dark purple invitations she liked.  To help make these items easier to find, here are my favorite purple wedding invitations and accessories.

 

Eggplant Save the date cards

Many couples get engaged and have a long engagement.  Once a couple selects their date, they send save the date cards.  These two eggplant save the date cards are featured because they have lots of photos.  This is a great way to tell a story about you as a couple.

NBP9502I9VRN Save the Date

“Storybook of Love” Carlson Craft Save the Date Invitation in Raisin. Pricing starts at $129.18 for 100 save the date cards with plain envelopes.

MRP42W2A Save the date card

 “Through the Years” Carlson Craft Save the Date Card. Pricing starts at $140.18 for 100 save the date cards.

Eggplant Wedding Invitations

I love the rich dark hue of eggplant colored paper.  When paired with bright inks or light colored paper, a decisive contrast is clear.  The following three wedding invitations are perfect pairings of light and dark purple.

simple eggplant wedding invitation

Spectacular Soirée” Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation in Raisin Textured paper.  Pricing starts at $131.18 for 100 invitation cards with unprinted envelopes.

 

lace scroll design wedding invitation

“Fancy Detail” Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation.  Pricing starts at $220.43 for 100 white shimmer invitation cards, 100 laser cut textured eggplant base cards and unprinted envelopes.

 

Dark Purple wedding invitation

“Raisin Flourish” Carlson Craft Wedding Invitation.  Pricing starts at $262.50 and includes: 100 printed invitation cards, 100 pocket wraps, 100 printed bands, glue dots and blank ecru outer envelopes.

 

 Ceremony and Reception Accessories

Carry your eggplant color scheme through your ceremony and reception decor, accessories and favors.  These final ceremony and reception items show eggplant and dark purple at their best.

Eggplant ceremony candle

“Floral Fantasy Bridal Collection” in Eggplant from Carlson Craft. 1 set starts at $91.43 and includes: flower basket, petite ring pillow, blank guest book, pen set, unity candle, and garter set.

 

dark purple favor box

“Raisin Two-Piece Favor Box” with matte finish from Carlson Craft.  Pricing starts at $119.70 for 100 personalized box tops and 100 unprinted box bottoms.

 

purple favor boxes

“Floral Favor Boxes” from Carlson Craft featuring ivory and black boxes with an eggplant flap.  Pricing starts at $56.70 for 100 favor boxes and 100 lengths of black precut ribbon.  Personalization is not available.

 

The Best Simple White Wedding Invitations

The Best Simple White Wedding Invitations

The White Wedding Invitation

The most requested wedding invitation is the simple white wedding invitation.  The beauty of this type of wedding invitation is that it can stand alone or be paired with layers or pockets.  At Lunar Ink, I have several options including the fourteen invitations below.  These wedding invitations are high in style and low in budget.  Most invitations feature a design in foil or embossing that make it unique.  All invitations are on bright white paper and made by Birchcraft Studios.

Each wedding invitation can be purchased at our 25% off retail price.  Check our Facebook page to see if there are any additional promotions from LunarInk.com and Birchcraft Studios for extra savings.  This month is June 2014 and the current promotion can be applied to any of the invitations reviewed below.  Order a sample, find more information or start your order by clicking on the invitation item number.

T 452V Wedding Invitation

 

The simple beauty of the Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation “T 452V” is what placed it on my list.  Triple embossed panels frame your wording for a classic design.  The bright white paper will enhance any ink and inner envelope color choice.

Pricing starts at $74.93 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

triple panel wedding invitation

 

 

T8106 Wedding Invitation

 

Traditional and elegant, Birchcraft Studios “T8106” features fine pearl stamped borders with simple embossing.  This wedding invitation is a simple choice for your wedding day.

Pricing starts at $119.93 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

pearled wedding invitation

 

 

T1110SL Wedding Invitation

 

If you are looking for something unique, consider “T1110SL” from Birchcraft Studios.  The deckled edge of this wedding invitation is hand painted with pearl lacquer.  The simplicity of the raw edges and delicate pearl lacquer enhance your wording and ink color.

Pricing starts at $131.18 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

deckled feathered edge wedding invitation

 

 

T4507V Wedding Invitation

 

The reason this Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation makes my list is due to the fabulous design.   A simple band of pearl embossed leaves emphasize your names on a bright white wedding invitation.

Pricing starts at $119.93 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

pearl leaf wedding invitation

 

 

T8361 Wedding Invitation

 

While the pearl border of this Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation is subdued, I love the modern rounded corners on “T8361.”  This small design element makes a big impact when held in your hands.

Pricing starts at $123.68 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

rounded corner wedding invitation

 

 

T9062 Wedding Invitation

 

Look closely at this Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation.  There are a lot of details in its design.  Two bands of etched foil have been added on the left side.  The etching features starburst patterns with exquisite detail.  Simple embossing has been added to emphasize the beauty of this invitation’s design.  This wedding invitation is a must have for an evening wedding and reception under the stars!

Pricing starts at $123.68 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

simple white wedding invitation

 

 

T1228 Wedding Invitation

 

Silver foil and pearl embossing add flair to this dramatic wedding invitation.  Small details like the embossed dots that break up the border make “T1228” special.  This Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation is on bright white paper and will combine with any ink or liner color.

Pricing starts at $123.68 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

silver and pearl wedding invitation

 

 

T8111 Wedding Invitation

 

Usually a simple white wedding invitation is very traditional but “T8111” curves that boundary.  With bright white paper, this Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation is big on style.  A thin curved line is lightly embossed in the inner frame.  The outer frame features crystal foil with a subtle embossed floral pattern.  Choose this wedding invitation for its sweet whimsy.

Pricing starts at $127.43 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

curvy wedding invitation

 

 

T 508 Wedding Invitation

 

Just like fine lace, the embossed border on this simple white wedding invitation is elegant.  There is amazing fine detail in the embossing that makes this bright white wedding invitation stunning.  Choose this Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation for a country or rustic wedding.

Pricing starts at $59.93 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

lace border wedding invitation

 

 

T9531 Wedding Invitation

 

Classic pearls are the focus of this wedding invitation from Birchcraft Studios.  Just as any 1950’s gal would never get married without her pearls, this invitation is adorned in three embossed layers.  Add your wording and ink color to invite your guests to your chic wedding.

Pricing starts at $123.68 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

dot wedding invitation

T3951 Wedding Invitation

A sweet rose and vine Victorian design graces the border of this Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation.  This look is very reminiscent of lace as well.  The embossing is beautiful and would complement any country or rustic style wedding.

Pricing starts at $67.43 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

Victorian wedding invitation

 

 

V3408 Wedding Invitation

 

This bright white Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation features a wide pearl embossed faux ribbon down the left side.  The regal looking design is meant to emulate a high quality ribbon embellishment.  Pair this wedding invitation with any style of wedding and ink color.

Pricing starts at $ for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

lace design wedding invitation

 

 

T 628 Wedding Invitation

 

Simple embossing creates the ampersand (aka “&” sign) and a wide border on this Birchcraft Studios wedding invitation.  Your names and wording are printed in a matching ink color.  Choose this simple bright white wedding invitation for any wedding theme.

Pricing starts at $74.93 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

embossed ampersand wedding invitation

 

 

T1195 Wedding Invitation

 

My number one favorite wedding invitation is “T1195” from Birchcraft Studios.  I love the formality of this triple fold wedding invitation.  What makes this wedding invitation special is the off center embossed upper flap.  This is a unique design element that “simulates a fancy embossed envelope flap”  without being obvious.  No matter the style of your wedding, this bright white vellum wedding invitation oozes sophistication.  Pair it easily with any ink or inner envelope liner color.

Pricing starts at $108.68 for 100 invitations with tissues, plain inner and outer envelopes.  Enclosure cards and other upgrades are not included in this price.

white folded wedding invitation

 

 

Questions?  Comments? 

Thank you for visiting my blog!  If you have any questions about any of the invitations shown here contact me through the contact form below.  I welcome and respond to all comments left on my website.

Cheers!

Samantha

Best Wedding Invitation Embellishments

Why is the appearance of your wedding invitations important?

Everyone’s wedding is on a budget and wedding invitations are often the most overlooked and under budgeted part of wedding planning.  Many brides choose to go for a less flashy, budget conscious wedding invitation.  After all, your guests just need the details on paper right?  Wrong!  Your wedding invitation conveys so much more than the who, what, where, and when of your wedding:

  • Your wedding invitations let your guests know that they are still considered a part of your family as you and your partner are joining together and that you value them.
  •  Your wedding invitations indicate what kind of wedding your guests can expect.  Is this black tie, informal or somewhere in between?
  • Your wedding invitations also convey your personality and sense of style as a couple.
  • Last, yes your wedding invitations do convey your wedding details as well.  Couples often choose to use their wedding invitations as the vehicle for extra information like where to stay and how to get to each part of the day.

So how can you stay on budget,  yet still have a beautiful wedding invitation that can do all of that?  Wedding invitation embellishments are small inexpensive add ons that enhance the look of your wedding invitations.  Here are 5 wedding invitation embellishments that can transform a dull invitation and keep your budget on track!

Wedding Invitation Embellishments

 The Simple White Wedding Invitation

Below, is a 5″ x 7″ white wedding invitation with a traditional verse and two fonts.  The ink color is black so that any color embellishment can be used.  As you can see, I have left room in the middle of the invitation for embellishments to be placed.  This is not the only place where embellishments can be added, it is just the place that was chosen for this article.

Simple White wedding invitation

In each section, I will show some different ways to embellish this invitation to create multiple different styles.  If you have questions about ways to style an invitation after it is created, please ask me.  I am always willing to help my clients even if not all the items are purchased from me.

Rhinestone and Pearl Wedding Invitation Embellishments

Rhinestones and pearls are a simple addition for your wedding invitations.  They can easily  adhere to any part of your wedding invitation where you want to add a little sparkle and shine.  You can use single rhinestones or a combination of colors, sizes and shapes to create a design.  Here I have added three rhinestones the same size (4mm) and color.

Rhinestone simple wedding invitation

Wrap and Overlay Wedding Invitation Embellishments

Wraps are generally sheets of paper that surround a wedding invitation entirely and when opened reveal your invitation suite inside.  Wraps are usually paper that is easily folded to obscure the wedding invitation inside.  The paper can be simple card stock or specialty papers.  The wrap can be embellished with any item mentioned in this article and many others.  Below is a wrap made of pink and purple painted coffee filters and embellished with twine!

coffee filter paper wrap wedding invitation opened coffee filter paper wrap invitation

Overlays are single sheets of paper that are placed over top of your invitation and the rest of the invitation suite is placed on top of it.  Vellum is often used for overlays but organza and other light weight fabrics will also work.  The idea is that the overlay should be see through enough to give a hint of the invitation below.  Here, an overlay of green, light weight fabric transforms the simple white wedding invitation.

Green fabric overlay wedding invitation

Charm Wedding Invitation Embellishments

Charms can be added to your wedding invitation as a simple embellishment and even a keepsake for your guests.  Look for bulk charms that convey your wedding theme and attach them simply to your wedding invitation.   Ribbons, wire or any thin wrapping media will work to keep the focus on the charm.  Alternatively, you can glue  your charm on with glue dots or double sided tape.  Below is a double heart charm glued simply to the white wedding invitation.

Double Heart Charm wedding invitation

 

Ribbon Wedding Invitation Embellishments

Ribbon is a chic and easy way to dress up an invitation.  Play with how you tie the ribbon to create unique effects.  Also, many different wrapping media can be used.  Try yarn, string, twine, or wire to create your unique wedding invitation.  Below I used “Premier Yarns’ Starry Night” gold to copper ombre yarn.  This yarn is extremely wide like ribbon but it comes in large quantities of 60 yards (unlike many ribbons). Most often, this yarn is used for fashion knitted products.  Thinking of alternative “ribbons” can also save you money too!  (I only paid $2.44 for this yarn on sale at Meijers)

Ombre Ribbon wedding invitation

Paper Band Wedding Invitation Embellishments

Paper bands (also referred to as belly bands) are strips of decorative paper that wrap around your wedding invitation suite.  These are becoming a popular alternative to wraps since they cost less money and achieve a similar effect.  These bands can be plain, textured, printed, layered and more to create a fantastic look for your wedding invitations.  Below is a medium pink linen textured band giving a great boost of color and style to the simple white wedding invitation.

Belly band wedding invitation

 

Want to know more?

If you would like more information about any of the above wedding invitation embellishments and how to purchase them, leave me a comment with your needs for pricing and more.  Thanks and Cheers!

Most Popular Wedding Invitation Color Schemes For 2014

Most Popular Wedding Invitation Color Schemes For 2014

About your wedding invitations

Your wedding invitations are a very important part of your wedding planning.  Besides providing your guests with your details, they also convey your style and mood.  Its natural that there are certain color schemes that are in high demand.  Here are the most popular color schemes at LunarInk.com so far this year.

Most popular wedding invitation colors are:

1.  Purple Wedding Invitations

Purple is still the most popular color choice for wedding invitations.  Pantone’s color of the year is “Radiant Orchid 18-3224” a bold shade of purple with pink undertones.  Many couples are choosing to pair a soft pastel shade with a vivid bright shade like purple for a more modern twist. Below is an example:

Artistry wedding invitation from Carlson Craft

Artistry Wedding Invitation

Artistry is a true work of art!  This invitation features a bold purple water color flower.  I chose to complement this look with the wording in a pastel sage green ink.  100 wedding invitations with colored ink start at $192.75.

 

Color Block Round double sided wedding invitation

Color Block – Wedding Invitation – Watermelon

A round, white wedding invitation displays bold blocks of color on both sides.  Your wedding wording and names can be printed in white or orchid ink on this unusual wedding invitation.  100 wedding invitations start at $173.92

 

Rapunzel wedding invitation

Romantic Imagination Wedding Invitation – Rapunzel

This wedding invitation is inspired by Disney’s princess Rapunzel.  Gold and purple swirls, shimmering white paper and an organza inner envelope – it’s like this amazingly beautiful wedding invitation was taken straight from Rapunzel’s imagination!  100 wedding invitations start at $399.90, (sorry, no discounts are available.)

 

2.  Clear Wedding Invitations

Clear wedding invitation are a new trend that has gained popularity over the last two years.  Currently, I only offer this type of wedding invitation from Carlson Craft but there is a great amount of variation in the designs.  Most invitations are printed on paper adhered to a thin sheet of acetate “paper” with a design printed on it.  However, some invitations are printed directly onto an acrylic sheet itself.  Below you can view both styles.

 

Clearly Sterling Wedding Invitation in White

This wedding invitation features a clear base card with a white invitation card on top.  The base card is printed in white with a stylish Moroccan design.  While the invitation card is personalized with your wording.  Multiple base card and invitation card color options are available.  100 wedding invitations start at $262.42.

clear wedding invitation with deco design

 

Clearly Marvelous – Acrylic Invitation with Envelope

An acrylic invitation is etched with your wedding details and is enclosed in a double envelope for mailing.  The design and verse of the invitation cannot be changed due to the etching process.  Choose from multiple different color enclosure cards for an additional price.  108 acrylic invitations (no enclosure cards) start at $1057.42.

Discount Clear acrylic wedding invitation

 

3.  Pink Wedding Invitations

Pink wedding invitations are very much on trend.  Whether you choose a light blush pink or a vibrant fuchsia, this color is very versatile and pairs well with any other color.  Below are two different pink wedding invitations.

This pastel pink shimmer invitation is a true work of art with its combination of whimsical typography and a detailed frame showcasing your personalization.  Choose from ink or foil (shown below) printing in a variety of colors to make this invitation uniquely yours.  100 wedding invitations start at $119.92.

Light pink shimmer wedding invitation

Perfect Wrap Invitation – Fuchsia Shimmer

A simple fuchsia shimmer wedding invitation card is enclosed in a white shimmer embossed wrap.  Tie your look together with your choice of available ribbon colors and ink.  Gray ribbon  with black ink is shown below for a crisp style.  100 wedding invitations start at $220.43

Fuchsia Pink and white wedding invitation

 

A few final notes:

  • Prices quoted are current as of the publication date of this article and reflect the 25% discount offered at Lunarink.com if available.  Pricing can change at any time and for any reason.
  • All featured invitations are available to order as of the publication date but future guarantee of the invitation’s availability cannot be made as styles change.
  • Please email sales@lunarink.com for any invitation inquiries or to get a free quote.
  • Samples may be ordered by clicking on the invitation name and clicking on the “buy it now” button.  You will be taken to the ordering information page and can select to order a sample.
  • To place an order, please follow the same instructions for the sample and select all options you wish to receive.
  • Like our Facebook page (click here) and you can see all monthly offers and monthly promotions available for our featured invitations.  There is lots of additional information, pictures and short articles on invitations as well.
  • All invitations are from Carlson Craft.

Top 5 Embossed Wedding Invitations

Top 5 Embossed Wedding Invitations

Embossed wedding invitations add both texture and beauty to your wedding.  Here are my top five favorite embossed wedding invitations.

T1999LT

Deep floral embossing is the main feature of this bright white gate fold wedding invitation.   Great for a garden style wedding, you can choose one of our ribbon colors to tie this wedding invitation closed.   T1999 with navy (midnight) colored ribbon shown below. 100 invitations for $179.93!

Embossed floral wedding invitation

 

T9742

The classic silver foil stamping on this invitation is exquisite! The center elements are embossed to look like rhinestones.  Perfect for a glam wedding theme.  T9742 wedding invitation shown below. 100 invitations start at $134.93.

Glam silver wedding invitation

 

Embossed Sheer Wrap Wedding Invitation With Fuchsia Shimmer Invite Card

A sheer embossed wrap encloses a fuchsia pink shimmer wedding invitation card. Your guests will be surprised by the simple elegance of this wedding invitation.  Multiple other card colors are available.  Click here to view!  Choose this wedding invitation for a shabby chic or vintage style wedding.  Embossed Sheer Invitation – Fuchsia Shimmer shown below with black ink.  100 invitations start at $217.42!

Sheer Wrap wedding invitation

 

T 710LT

An embossed and foiled buckle is  featured on a bright white z-fold wedding invitation.  Choose from multiple ribbon colors to complete your wedding invitation!  This wedding invitation complements any wedding theme with its simple monogram and rhinestone-like buckle.  T710LT (T710PU) is shown below with purple ribbon and purple ink.  100 invitations start at $187.43

T710 LT with purple ribbon wedding invitation

 

 

Embellished Wedding Invitation

An embossed flourish on a gold shimmer wrap surrounds an ecru wedding invitation card inside.  A pretty taupe satin ribbon is the perfect embellishment!  Pick this wedding invitation for a formal black tie wedding theme.  Embellished – Invitation with mocha brown ink is shown below.  100 invitations start at $291.75.

gold embossed pocket wedding invitation

A few final notes:

  • Prices quoted are current as of the publication date of this article and reflect the 25% discount offered at Lunarink.com.  Pricing can change at any time and for any reason.
  • All featured invitations are available to order as of the publication date but future guarantee of the invitation’s availability cannot be made as styles change.
  • Please email sales@lunarink.com for any invitation inquiries or to get a free quote.
  • Samples may be ordered by clicking on the invitation and clicking on the “buy it now” button.  You will be taken to the ordering information page and can select to order a sample.
  • To place an order, please follow the same instructions for the sample and select all options you wish to receive.
  • Like our Facebook page (click here) and you can see all monthly offers and monthly promotions available for our featured invitations.  There is lots of additional information, pictures and short articles on invitations as well.
  • Invitations T1999LTT 710LT, and T9742 are from Birchcraft Studios.
  • Invitations Embossed Sheer Wrap Wedding Invitation With Fuchsia Shimmer Invite Card and Embellished Wedding Invitation are from Carlson Craft.

 

 

Cheers and Best Wishes!

Samantha

5 Easy to Mail Wedding Invitations

5 Easy to Mail Wedding Invitations

Seal n’ Send Wedding Invitations

Here are 5 wedding invitations that are easy to assemble.  All the pieces of the invitation are printed on one long sheet of paper.  Just fold the response card up into the invitation and fold the invitation in half on the line.  Close the flap and sides with the clear round seals and write in your guest names and addresses.  Check with your post office for the proper amount of postage required to mail your invitations and you will be finished!

 

Filigree Inspiration – Seal ‘n Send – Claret Shimmer

red seal and send wedding invitation

This shimmering claret, red to brown, wedding invitation has an elegant filigree design on it.  Size: 6″ x 4 1/4″ Folded.  100 start at $ 165.91.  Price Includes: Invitation, detachable response post card, printed return addresses, 3 clear round seals and ground shipping.  Other paper colors and textures are available at an additional cost.

 

Naturally Inviting – Seal ‘n Send – Ecru Texture

wood grain print wedding invitation

A natural, wood grain design and ribbon banner are featured on this wedding invitation.  Size: 6″ x 4 1/4″ Folded.  100 start at $ 158.41.  Price Includes: Invitation, detachable response post card, printed return addresses, 3 clear round seals and ground shipping.  Other paper colors and textures are available at an additional cost.

 

Deco Delight – Seal ‘n Send – Silver Shimmer

art deco wedding invitation

An Art Deco design is featured on this seal n’send wedding invitation.  Size: 6″ x 4 1/4″ Folded.  100 start at $ 158.41.  Price Includes: Invitation, detachable response post card, printed return addresses, 3 clear round seals and ground shipping.  Other paper colors and textures are available at an additional cost.

 

Shimmering Lights – Seal ‘n Send

purple seal n' send wedding invitation

Shimmery lights on branches shine throughout this purple seal ‘n send wedding invitation.  Size: 6″ x 4 1/4″ Folded.  100 start at $ 173.66.  Price Includes: Invitation, detachable response post card, printed return addresses, 3 clear round seals and ground shipping.

 

Luxurious Lace – Seal ‘n Send

lace seal and send wedding invitation

A lacy floral design is shown on this seal ‘n send invitation.  Size: 6″ x 4 1/4″ Folded.  100 start at $ 185.66.  Price Includes: Invitation, detachable response post card, printed return addresses, 3 clear round seals and ground shipping.

 

Lost in Love – Seal ‘n Send

map seal and send wedding invitation

A nautical theme with a compass and map are the inspiration of this seal ‘n send wedding invitation.  Size: 6″ x 4 1/4″ Folded.  100 start at $173.66.  Price Includes: Invitation, detachable response post card, printed return addresses, 3 clear round seals and ground shipping.

 

Ten Fun Save the Date wedding Invitations

Ten Fun Save the Date wedding Invitations

With holiday season in full swing, many couples are getting engaged and would like to share their good news with a save the date wedding invitation.  Here are ten fun save the date wedding invitations from Birchcraft Studios and Carlson Craft.  Click on a picture for more information, to order a sample or place your save the date order.  All prices include LunarInk.com’s 25% off discount.

Fish in the Sea – Save the Date

Two fish in the sea are sharing your upcoming wedding information on this shimmery card. 100 start at $170.66 including shipping.

under sea save the date

 

State of Matrimony – Save the Date Card

Show all of your friends and family your state of matrimony with this unique save the date card featuring the state you are from. 100 start at $123.66 including shipping.

US state save the date

Baroque Beauty – Save The Date Magnet

A baroque design frames your wording on this antiqued save-the-date magnet. 100 start at $123.66 including shipping.

frame save the date magnet

 

Carved Hearts – Save the Date Magnet

The bride and groom’s initials are carved in a tree on this save the date magnet. Matching wedding invitations and enclosure cards are available!  100 start at $135.91 including shipping.

tree magnet save the date

Victorian – Save the Date Card – Grapevine

Showcase your favorite photo and inform your future guests of your upcoming life event! Your names will appear at the top of this unique announcement and your wedding date below. DR different color options are available.  100 start at $119.16 including shipping.

floral photo save the date

 Photo Album – Save the Date

This photo album wedding invitation shares all your special moments with your guests and lets them know about your upcoming special day.  100 start at $214.91 including shipping.

photo and scrap book style save the date

 

Trio of Hearts Scratch-off – Save the Date – Malibu

This two-tone blue card features three lottery style scratch off hearts that conceal your wedding date. Multiple color options are available.  100 start at $119.16 including shipping.

Scratch off save the date

 

 Love’s Adventure Save the Date

Have your guests remember your big adventure with this antique map save the date card. 100 starting at $117.66.

Shield and Map save the date

 

TD878AQ

Your save the date wording is framed by a beautiful damask pattern in aqua. 100 starting at $56.18 shipping not included. Free samples.

Turquoise or Aqua save the date

 TD886SD

Send this adorable sky blue and raspberry Save-the-Date card to your guests to give them ample time to plan for your event. 100 start at $82.43 shipping not included.  Free samples.

Contemporary banner save the date

 

 Exciting Day – Save the Date

Tell family and friends you’ve set a date with this circle, geometric design calendar save the date. 100 start at $135.91 including shipping.

Circle geometric design save the date

Top 5 Country and Rustic Wedding Invitations

Top 5 Country and Rustic Wedding Invitations

Country or Rustic Wedding Invitations

Country or rustic wedding invitations incorporate simple earthy themes and designs with chic artistic flare.  These five wedding invitations from Carlson Craft are perfect for any country style wedding.  All five invitations are competitively retail priced between $61.90 and $212.90 for 100 invitations, (base style and invitations only).  You can find these invitations on Lunar Ink’s ordering page and receive up to 25% off discount.   If you have any questions about these wedding invitation, leave a comment or contact me via my website.

Rustic Villa Invitation

European Villa Wedding Invitation

A rustic villa with fields is surrounded by leaves and set inside a circle for this centered design.  The design will use the same ink color as your wording for a simple and seamless look.  The paper is an ecru card sized 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4.”  Customize this chic country wedding invitation by choosing your own verse, ink color for thermography and font.

 

Vintage Country – Invitation

Ribbon Banner Wedding Invitation

A ribbon banner is supported by a floral design on this horizontal invitation.  The brown design color is shaded over the entire invitation adding an antiqued feeling to the entire design.  Select your paper color, wording, ink color(s), and font to personalize this old is new rustic wedding invitation.

 

Love Country Invitation – Rooster

Rooster wedding invitation

With textured paper and sleek foil printing, this simple country design is an elegant way to invite your wedding guests.  This card style invitation is sized 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4.”  Choose your verse, available foil color, and font.  The invitation design will be the same color as your verse.

The rooster design is featured in this post as it is an unusual emblem for country weddings.  I think it is a fitting design for a wedding invitation as roosters are well known for crowing to announce dawn.  However, the Love Country Wedding Invitation line features other country style emblems such as a horse, heart, barn, horseshoe, tree and sunflower.  To view these alternatives, click here.

 

Burlap Border Invitation

burlap wedding invitation

This ecru wedding invitation has an extremely textured border that resembles burlap.  I love the creativity of adding the feel and look of burlap without adding an extra layer of weight to the invitation.  The simplicity of this design lends a rustic feel to this wedding invitation.  The card invitation is sized 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4.”  Choose your ink color for thermography, verse, and font.

 

Homespun Bridal Invitation

Lace and Kraft Paper wedding invitation

 

Kraft Paper is featured with this rustic wedding invitation.  A white lace design contrasts with the darker brown kraft paper to create this charming wedding invitation.  This wedding invitation is a long nonstandard size, (4″ x 9 1/4″).  Choose your ink color for thermography, verse, and font style.

 

 

 

Top 10 Fall Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Fall Wedding Invitations

Its time to order your Fall wedding invitations at LunarInk.com!  To help you make your choice, here are my top 5 Fall wedding invitations from Carlson Craft.

"Carving" Wedding invitation

“Carving – Wedding Invitation – Navy Shimmer” Item Number:WA30948FLNAV

Navy blue shimmer paper creates a stunning background for a tree featuring heart shaped leaves and your intials carved into the trunk.  Customize this invitation with your wording, lettering style and foil color.  Coordinating reception cards and response cards with envelopes are available.
Dimensions: 5 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ .  Price for 100 card style invitations and envelopes are $231.90.  A 25% discount will be taken off this price at check out!

red shimmer wedding invitation

“Announcing – Shimmer Wedding Invitation – Claret” Item Number: WA30939FLCLT

Claret shimmer paper is accented with your wording printed in your choice of available foil colors.  This contemporary wedding invitation is shown with a rustic design.  Coordinating reception cards and response cards with envelopes are available.  Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 5 1/8″.  Price for 100 card style invitations and envelopes are $231.90.  A 25% discount will be taken off this price at check out!

Canning Jar Wedding invitation

“Rustic Reflection Invitation”  Item Number KE13143BA

A rustic white wedding invitation styled after a sweet canning jar is perfect to send to your guests.  Rounded edges complete the design.  Choose your ink color, wording and lettering style to make this invitation uniquely yours.  Dimensions: 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″.  Price for 100 card style invitations and envelopes are $188.90.  A 25% discount will be taken off this price at check out!

orange pocket wedding invitation

“Moroccan Twilight Layered Pocket Invitation” Item Number FBN19157A

A Moroccan paisley design is featured on a layered card wedding invitation.  Keep all your enclosures together inside the included pocket.  Customize this invitation by choosing your pocket color, bottom layer color, and invitation color.  Then add your design colors, wording, ink color, and lettering style.  Dimensions: 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ Folded.  Pricing Includes: Blank Pocket, Printed Invitation Top Layer, Blank Bottom Layer, Blank Single Outer Envelopes and 8 Glue Dots per invitation.  Price for 100 card style invitations and envelopes start at $382.00, (some customization choices may incur an additional fee.)  A 25% discount will be taken off this price at check out!

tartan wedding invitation

“Plaid – Wedding Invitation – Shimmer – Marigold”  Item Number EA51C1CMJ

A stylish plaid design is featured in shades of marigold and black on a bright white  wedding invitation.  Other color options are available.  Matching reception and response sets can be added to your order.  Dimensions: 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″.  Price for 100 card style invitations and envelopes are $111.00.  A 25% discount will be taken off this price at check out!
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Please note that all prices and information given is current as of July 17th, 2013.  Prices, discounts and any information maybe changed at any time.  Please check with me for availability and current pricing by contacting me through this site.  Thank you and Cheers!