Friday

Modern Typeset Business Card Letterpress Printed in Grey on White Cotton

Loren scattered calling cards
Sophisticated yet playful, Real Card Studio's "Loren" calling cards will ensure they do indeed call. We promise.
Nothing makes you feel more like a sophisticated grown up than being able to hand your personal calling card to a new acquaintance. These cotton business cards with letterpress printing will do the deed elegantly.

The logo monogram can be customized with your initials and symbols that express your style and personality, or maybe pay homage to your home state, a hobby, your career or even your sign. Make it yours.

Personal calling cards by Real Card Studio are available at Mark Harris Stationers in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. For stores in your area, please visit our website.www.realcardstudio.com

Wednesday

Hand Written Invitations for an Intimate Seattle Wedding at Beecher's Loft





You know an invitation is for a very tight circle of loved ones when ways to reach the bride and groom are not necessary to RSVP. For this delightfully intimate ceremony, invitations were individually personalized and hand lettered to each guest by name. The gold ink stood out so beautifully on the dark gray cardstock (duplexed to a textured gold backside) that it almost looked engraved, but no printed reproductions were made of this invitation–our calligrapher, Karen Yee Chan, wrote out each invitation by hand. I love that this couple went all out and lavished their guests with such personal attention.

Real Card Studio partnered with Karen Yee Chan Calligraphy to create these beautiful one-of-a-kind wedding invitations. Wedding took place at Beecher's Loft in Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Monday

Clean and Modern Personal Calling Card

Fisch card on slate
You'll be looking for excuses to hand out this understated modern calling card by Real Card Studio.

Fisch card on wood
Simple modern type on petite calling card by Real Card Studio.
Edited to the very basics, this simple calling card speaks volumes with it's understated elegance. Crisp all-caps typography letterpress printed in black ink on lush white cotton card stock will get you noticed for your modern style and thoughtful communication. In this case certainly, less is more.

Real Card Studio designed this personal calling card for Blacker and Kooby in New York City. Photographed by Fresh Outtakes.

Friday

Classic Invitations for a 50th Wedding Anniversary in Gold Foil on Ecru Cotton

Jubilee close up

Jubilee reply set

Jubilee suite

After sixteen years of experience, I know fifty years of marriage deserves to be celebrated! These classically designed wedding anniversary party invitations are styled similar to how this couple's wedding invitations may have looked like in the 1960s (with a trendy nod of art deco type for their names to keep it looking fresh!) Ecru cotton, the most traditional of wedding invitation papers, shows off the classic black letterpress and fancy gold foil embellishments beautifully.

Real Card Studio's "Jubilee" anniversary party invitations are available at Haven & Co. in Los Angeles. Please visit our website for stores in your area.

Thursday

Beautiful Custom Calligraphy for Personal Stationery Letterpressed in Lilac

Alexandra close up

Alexandra notecard
Simply gorgeous personal stationery like this will make you want to write more letters. You'll be dropping thank you notes in the mail to everyone you come across just to show off your hand-lettered name letterpress printed in your favorite shade of purple ink. The feel of the cotton paper will delight your friends, and you'll both be glad you wrote.

Real Card Studio created this lovely notecard for Dear John Fine Stationers in Aspen. Calligraphy by Karen Yee Chan. Photographed by Fresh Outtakes.

Wednesday

Romantic Boho Chic Wedding in Santa Barbara

Ket to my heart suite
Cotton cards with gray letterpress printing and hand dyed silk bows by Real Card Studio.

map wall with couches
Wanderlust decor by Vintage Ambiance and florals by Lola Creative at Fremont Foundry.

invite and chocolate cake
Sweet pair. "Key to my Heart" invitation by Real Card Studio and decadent chocolate cake by Cameron Catering.
For the couple with the travel bug, this bohemian-chic wedding decor is romantic and adventurous. Elegant wedding invitations with letterpress printing in cement gray ink of the prettiest script and custom designed keyhole illustration to tie in their "key to my heart" theme. Each invitation was tied with Of The Earth hand dyed silk ribbon with two antique keys attached.

Velvet couches in earthy colors of rust and slate with saffron accent pillows and a chandelier made with strips of vintage cloth give this event space a casual, inviting ambiance. The wallpaper made of watercolored maps will inspire wanderlust into the conversations of the guests.

Real Card Studio created these delicately beautiful invitations for Mindy Weiss in Beverly Hills for wedding at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Event shown by Vintage Ambiance, Florals by Lola Creative and dessert by Cameron Catering. Photography by Alante Photography and Fresh Outtakes.

Monday

Vintage Wedding Design Ideas

Lilacs + Invitaiton close up
Custom hand lettered names and monogram on an elegant vintage wedding invitation.
Invitation suite
Invitation with lined envelopes, save the date, response set and matching personal stationery by Real Card Studio.
stamps duo
vintage case
vases + tray

invite duo
Edge painting in platinum to match the custom foil printing.
chips

scissors
Dusty rose, pewter, nude metallic and antique wood details tied together the elegant vintage element to the event. Real Card Studio's invitations foil printed in a platinum-rose foil with matching metallic edge paint were just the right pairing for this decor. With organic flourished hand lettering by Karen Chan, the monogram and bride and groom names stand out exceptionally well.  

We were delighted to participate in an open house event for Cameron Catering at the beautiful industrial event space Fremont Foundry in Seattle. The theme of the event was "Around the World in 180 Minutes", playing off of the novel by Jules Verne, "Around the World in 80 Days", regaling the golden age of travel. Design elements of vintage travel and eras were everywhere.

The vintage travel theme gave Cameron Catering many options to show off a variety of cuisine, as well as event set decoration provided by Pedersen's, Vintage Ambiance, Choice Linens and Lola Event Florals and Design, and photographed by Alante Photography. Real Card Studio custom designed menu cards for the different travel themes to identify buffet menu items.


Real Card Studio created this invitation suite for L. S. Amster Company in Scarsdale, NY. Photography by Alante Photography and Fresh Outtakes. Calligraphy by Karen Yee Chan.

Friday

Northwest Rustic Chic Wedding Ideas

Regatta with glass pen
Regatta invitations by Real Card Studio with peek-a-boo anniversary monogram letterpress printed on cherry wood card.
Chair with fur throw
Elegant decor in natural, rustic material for a northwest themed celebration with invitations by Real Card Studio.

We were delighted to participate in an open house event for Cameron Catering at the beautiful industrial event space Fremont Foundry in Seattle. The theme of the event was "Around the World in 180 Minutes", playing off of the novel by Jules Verne, "Around the World in 80 Days", regaling the golden age of travel. 

The travel theme gave Cameron Catering many options to show off a variety of cuisine, as well as event set decoration provided by Pedersen's, Vintage Ambiance, Choice Linens and Lola Event Florals and Design, and photographed by Alante Photography. Real Card Studio custom designed menu cards for the different travel themes to identify buffet menu items.

The furniture and decor in the Northwest section of this event was breathtaking. The image above with the faux-fur throw on the suede chair makes me want to move in to this little scene, it's so impossibly chic. Every event begins with the invitation, so for this rustic chic theme we recommend Real Card Studio's "Regatta" invitations, letterpress printed on cherry wood card with navy blue diecut peek-a-boo layer mounted on top framing the custom monogram. With matching menus, this event will be naturally polished from start to finish.


nw sitting area
Elegant and cozy seating in an urban setting for a northwest-chic themed event at Fremont Foundry in Seattle.
regatta + stump table
Natural floral details by Lola Creative

sliders
Pulled pork sliders by Cameron Catering
regatta w/ string
Regatta invitation and menu with slide-in placecard hand lettered on cherry wood card.
string beans
Farm-to-table organic string beans and lettuce in wood crates make for unique decor at the buffet, by Cameron Catering
bellini
Bellini wedding program with lettuce green satin ribbon and letterpress printing on cotton paper by Real Card Studio
pickles
Bread and Butter Pickles in mason jars make great decoration at the buffet for rustic northwest feast.
Natural elements beautifully contrast with the industrial space at Fremont Foundry in Seattle.




Regatta invitations are available at Landis Gifts and Stationery in Los Angeles. For more stores, please visit our website. Event photography by Alante Photography. Hand lettering by Karen Yee Chan.  Invitation photos by Fresh Outtakes. Bamboo Beats, Green Light Events, Fun Frames also participated, and Youth Care raised funds for their non-profit to help homeless teens.

Wednesday

Exotic Moroccan Themed Wedding Invitations and Decor

Chai placecard
Gold placecards with crystal rhinestones and hand lettering in majestic purple.
menu / buffet duo
Moroccan buffet by Cameron Catering / Chai Menu by Real Card Studio.
spice bar
Moroccan spice bar by Cameron Catering.
Cardamom spread
"Cardamom" pocket folder wedding invitation in gold, magenta, teal, apricot and lime leaf.
savory/bagel necklace
chai
"Chai" diecut save the date in eggplant and marigold by Real Card Studio
chaise
samosa duo
henna
Custom illustrated wedding party by Juli Douglas. "Henna" program by Real Card Studio.
Real Card Studio was honored to participate in a sensational open house event for Cameron Catering at the beautiful industrial event space, Fremont Foundry in Seattle. The theme of the event was "Around the World in 180 Minutes", playing off of the novel by Jules Verne, "Around the World in 80 Days", regaling the golden age of travel. 

The travel theme gave them lots of room to show off a variety of cuisine, as well as event decoration that was provided by Pedersen's, Vintage Ambiance, Choice Linens and Lola Event Florals and Design, and photographed by Alante Photography. For our part, Real Card Studio provided custom menu cards to identify the different dishes at each buffet, as well as hand lettered signs (that we'll share in another post).

Real Card Studio's "Cardamom" invitations, "Chai" save the dates and menus, and "Henna" program with custom illustrated wedding party in their cultural wedding attire, make alluring papery for a cultural wedding celebration. Vibrant colors and textures and befitting a wedding feast incorporating chickpeas, couscous, tagine, saffron, and apricots.

Cardamom invitations are available at Therese Saint Clair in Greenwich and have been featured in South Asian Bride magazine. For more stores, please visit our website. Event photography by Alante Photography. Wedding Party Illustrations by Juli Douglas Illustration.  Invitation photos by Fresh Outtakes. Bamboo Beats, Green Light Events, Fun Frames also participated, and Youth Care raised funds for their non-profit to help homeless teens.

Monday

Personal Stationery with Lava Envelope Liners

Lava Liners + Pantone Chips
Personal Stationery by Real Card Studio

two envelopes with liners + notecard

Close up liner with pantone chips
Pantone color chips to match ink to the envelope liners.

Duo Adair
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Personal stationery is all about the envelope liners. This simple notecard, letterpress printed in volcanic ash grey ink, erupts with style when paired with these stunning one-of-a-kind envelope liners that are marbled in colors that resemble molten lava.

Real Card Studio created this personal stationery for Union Street Papery in San Francisco. Photographed by Fresh Outtakes in Seattle.

Parisian Themed Event and Sugar Mill Wedding Invitations

Sugar Mill reply set
Sweet flourished invitations in navy blue ink on pink by Real Card Studio
Floral against cement wall
Modern romantic floral arrangement in an industrial venue.
crepes and chandelier duo
Savory crêpes served up on black and ivory french toile with modern romantic chandelier of hanging light bulbs.
Tiramisu
duo with macarons
Vintage blush glassware and a tower of macarons in pink, yellow, brown, chartreuse and ivory colors.
passport stamp
Passport stamp for a travel themed event gets guests to make sure and hit all the hot spots.

Sugar Mill suite
Sugar Mill invitations by Real Card Studio
Eiffe tower chocolates
French pastries and Eiffel Tower molded chocolates.
ribbon
duo with invite and trunk

Last week, Real Card Studio was honored to participate in a beautiful open house event for Cameron Catering at the beautiful industrial event space, Fremont Foundry in Seattle. The theme of the event was "Around the World in 180 Minutes", playing off of the novel by Jules Verne, "Around the World in 80 Days" regaling the golden age of travel. 

The travel theme gave them lots of room to show off a variety of food styles, as well as event decoration that was provided by Pedersen's, Vintage Ambiance, Choice Linens and Lola Event Florals and Design, and photographed by Alante Photography. For our part, we provided custom tent cards to call out the different dishes at each buffet, as well as hand lettered signs (that we'll share in another post).

Real Card Studio's "Sugar Mill" invitations, letterpress printed in navy blue on soft pink card stock–with flourishes befitting a French pâtisserie–would make a smashing start to a Paris-themed wedding or engagement party. Hopelessly romantic, and a really good excuse to decorate with pink and serve champagne, caviar and savory crêpes and a multitude of desserts from éclairs, chaussons aux pommes, macarons in every color and Eiffel Tower shaped chocolates.

Sugar Mill invitations are available at Union Street Papery in San Francisco. For more stores, please visit our website. Photography by Alante Photography. Sugar Mill photos by Fresh Outtakes. Bamboo Beats, Green Light Events, Fun Frames also participated, and Youth Care raised funds for their non-profit to help homeless teens.