Monthly Archives: October 2008

Arabesque Gold Versace Tableware

House of Papier’s Über-Fabulous Pick #3 is this Arabesque Gold Versace tableware. This place setting is ideal for an over the top event and can only be appreciated by the opulent at heart. You can find it at Michael C. Fina.

Arabesque Gold Versace Tableware

Arabesque Gold Versace Tableware

Silver & Crimson Wedded Bliss

Color combinations are an essential part of planning a wedding. They are the signature that is threaded through every element of your big day. Your chosen colors end up in your floral arrangements, wedding cake, reception decor, bridal party attire, and of course in your invitations. Remember, that of all the components involved in a wedding, your invitations will be the first glimpse that guests have to your affair, and therefore set the tone for the event. Having a winter wedding? Consider our Silver and Crimson Wedded Bliss design:
Silver & Crimson Wedded Bliss © 2008

Silver & Crimson Wedded Bliss © 2008

Silver & Crimson Wedded Bliss (Inside) © 2008

Silver & Crimson Wedded Bliss (Inside) © 2008

The House of Papier now offers Letterpress

I am proud to announce that the House of Papier now offers letterpress printing. Over the last couple of months I have been getting a large number of requests for letterpress invitations. To meet the demand we are finally able to provide this elegant option to your silk box invitation orders. So what exactly is letterpress printing?

Letterpress is the original form of printing, founded by Gutenberg in 1440, using text and images on a plate that are pressed on to paper during the printing process. The “pressing” between the two plates causes the text an design on invitations to be slightly raised.

The amount of set up to create letterpress printing is significant, which is why the cost for this type of printing is higher and why more and more printers do not offer it. However, letterpress adds chic sophistication and elegance to any invitation.

From the Baby Belly Collection

Here is a pink and green baby announcement from the Baby Belly Collection. It comes in a pink gatefold box. It is adorned on the outside with ribbon and a giant baby safety pin. This keepsake doubles as a baby announcement and an invitation to the baby dedication service.

Baby Announcement (outside)

Baby Announcement (outside)

Baby Announcement (inside)

Baby Announcement (inside)

Baby Announcement (side view)

Baby Announcement (side view)

Tiffany Silver Spoon

The House of Papier’s Über-Fabulous pick No. 2 is the Tiffany’s Heart feeding spoon. This makes for great baby shower favors. What better way to announce that your baby will grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth.

Tiffany Heart Feeding Spoon

Tiffany Heart Feeding Spoon

What’s your Identity?

Last night I went to a happy hour event promoting Identity, an online magazine for women founded by Susan Vernicek and wanted to share it with all of you. So what is Identity all about? The Identity website explains it best:

Identity is a unique and empowering online magazine that was created not only for the average woman, but for that unique woman within you. We are all individual in our thoughts, interests, beliefs and experiences. Each of us harbors our own fears, doubts, questions and insecurities. That’s why we bring you a positive and safe place to turn for information, inspiration, support, sharing, and “permission” to just be who you are. 

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Susan Vernicek & Melissa McDowell

Susan Vernicek & Melissa McDowell

Papier’s Uber-Fabulous Picks

I’ve decided to launch a new element to the House of Papier blog called “Papier’s Über-Fabulous Picks”.  The “picks” will include all things related to planning your event. Everything from flowers, to cakes, to decor, to gifts, and of course invitations. The House of Papier’s Über-Fabulous Picks are luxurious must-haves for planning your event and are not for the faint of heart. They are for those who are looking to go the extra mile to plan an over-the-top event. I hope you enjoy my finds!

So without delay, Here’s my first Über-Fabulous Pick:

How fabulous is this cake? I am really loving the design and color combination. This would be perfect for a bridal shower. Want this cake? Go to Pink Cake Box.