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A.M. Inspiration {hearts and hides letterpress invitation}

This week we’re sharing two unique pieces of stationery. With a 50th wedding anniversary save the date on Wednesday and now today, inspiration comes from another one of the children’s birthday invitations we’ve designed and printed. Our first love is weddings, but weddings lead to things like wedding anniversaries and birthday parties for the littlest members of your family. We want to be there for all of it and help you express yourself through graphic design, paper and stationery!

When my daughter expressed that she really wanted to incorporate touches of animal prints in her party decor and party invitation, I came up with a great solution. Feeling that animal prints might be a little too grown up for a 7-year-old, I decided to create a pattern myself. With the custom pattern, I used hearts to form the pattern and make it a bit more childlike. At the time, she was obsessed with shades of purple, so we incorporated this color palette and used fun san serif fonts and a frame to complete the look!


Get in touch with your local retailer or give us a call when you’re planning for your next big milestone. We would love to translate your dreams and wishes into your perfect invitation!

Custom Letterpress Lace Wedding Invitation

Lace is such a classic and romantic wedding element. We’re thrilled to see it making a resurgence in wedding decor these days! We recently added a bundle of new lace motif design elements to our design library and we love that this couple took full advantage of that! With a different portion of lace on each card, the overall look is high on design and personality!


We love the fine details here with the lace on the belly band that wraps all of the invitation cards together, the lace around the return address on the invitation envelope that alerts guests at first glance to this sure-to-be-gorgeous event and the overall color palette of shell and copper. What a beautiful custom design for this couple! If you would like to create your own custom wedding invitation, visit your local exclusive retailer to select your favorite elements today!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Natural White, 118# | Letterpress Inks: Shell and Copper | Inspiration: Lacie wedding invitation suite

Client Customization – Presidio Inspired Letterpress Save the Date Card

This charming save the date card is one of our favorite custom designs. The bride and groom went through every detail in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II and chose their favorite design elements, letterpress ink colors and format to create their very own version of our trifold save the date card.

Heavily inspired by our Presidio wedding invitation suite, incorporating multiple design elements as well as the letterpress ink color palette, the final design is one that will have guests thrilled to be invited to this destination wedding.  The custom teal, inviting sea glass green and golden saffron letterpress inks are perfectly layered to show off the destination map, handsome frames and graphic center panel that will ultimately display the couple’s engagement photo.


It doesn’t get any more personal than this! And the best part? All of this custom design is included with your order, at no additional cost, when you design your wedding invitation suite through one of our exclusive retailers.

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Savoy Brilliant White, 118# | Letterpress Inks: Sea Glass, Saffron and Custom | Inspiration: Presidio wedding invitation suite

Client Customization – Unique Die-cut Save the Date

We love sharing when something unique comes along! This save the date certainly fits the bill! With the uniquely-folded shape and standout diecut. Our retailer The Stovall Collection in Memphis, Tennessee sent this striking design our way! The team at The Stovall Collection has an amazing way of creating distinctive pieces for their clients using the tools in our Custom Wedding Portfolio II. This save the date features 1-color letterpress on each panel in a handsome olive green against the brilliant white cotton paper stock – a beautiful combination for announcing to your friends and family that your big day is just months away!


We want each and every Dauphine Press couple to feel excited to bring their own visions to life, which is why we created our custom wedding portfolio. By contacting one of our exclusive retailers, you can create one-of-a-kind stationery for your wedding day!

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Reich Savoy, brilliant white, 118# | Ink: olive | Embellishment: custom die-cut shape

Client Customization – Auburn Letterpress Party Invitation

Winner! This party invitation is a winner in more ways than one! What a fun color palette and Auburn-inspired design. Rebecca, the owner of our exclusive retailer Taylor Street Paper, has created many stunning designs over the years, but this one is one of our favorites. Such a fun design and layout, but the ink palette with the metal gray type over the lemon yellow background pattern takes first place!


You can use our Custom Wedding Portfolio designs as inspiration for any type of event. This race day invitation is the perfect example and retailers like Rebecca at Taylor Street Paper are the perfect example of how much creativity our retailers have. They’re always happy (and excited!) to help you create your very own custom party invitation design.

DESIGN DETAILS | Paper: Reich Savoy, brilliant white, 118# | Ink: metal + lemon | Fonts: Headline, Gothic 520, Clarendon-all caps | Inspiration: Auburn letterpress wedding invitation suite


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