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Versailles – utterly romantic letterpress invitation

7.05.2013

Inspired by ornate French tapestries and delicate lace from the lavish and romantic Baroque period, this stunning and utterly romantic letterpress invitation suite is updated with a color palette for today’s modern bride. We letterpress printed our Versailles suite in soft pink and deep navy blue inks. This beautiful letterpress wedding invitation suite is also a wonderful choice for shower invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations or custom letterpress party invitations.

letterpress special finishes

Further enhancing the grandeur and tactile experience, we incorporated an optional Navy suede invitation backer and an Arturo Gatefold enclosure, wrapped with a silken rayon ribbon and sealed with a coordinating favor tag. Visit our website to see more of the Special Finishes we offer as luxurious additions to any letterpress invitation suite.

Scroll down for a peek at the inspiration behind this romantic invitation suite, or for the complete inspiration board visit us on Pinterest.

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Sweet Shoppe – love sweet love

6.13.2013

Our award winning letterpress invitation suite, Sweet Shoppe, is a candy confectioner’s delight sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth! WINNER of the 2013 Louie Awards Wedding Invitation Category and a 2012 How International Design Award, this delectable design is letterpress printed on luxurious 100% repurposed cotton rag paper. Our Sweet Shoppe invitation features highly custom and innovative artwork inspired by vintage candy packaging, old fashioned ice cream parlors, and the explosive trend of including candy at an event reception. With clever wording and delicious design, this invitation is good enough to eat. With a simple change of color, the Sweet Shoppe invitation would also be perfect for Bar Mitzvah invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or for custom party invitations with a playful twist.

Scroll down for a peek at the inspiration behind this cheerful invitation suite, or for the complete inspiration board visit us on Pinterest.

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The Wedding Wire Blog features Elum Designs

6.10.2013

A big thank you to The Wedding Wire Blog and Anne Chertoff for featuring two of our Elum Couture letterpress wedding invitation suites in their latest articles. Our high-fashion inspired Fifth Avenue invitation with it’s letterpressed backer was highlighted in the “Interesting Backs” section of the The Latest Wedding Stationery Trends from the 2013 National Stationery Show. Our Sweet Shoppe invitation was featured in The Latest Wedding Invitations by Theme from the 2013 National Stationery Show in the “Whimsical” category. Click on the photos below to view the articles on The Wedding Wire Blog or visit our website to learn more about these Elum Couture invitations.

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Mélange – a fusion of geometry & typography

6.07.2013

Our modern Mélange letterpress wedding invitation is a fusion of geometry and typography that creates an impression of depth and perspective through the use of color, transparency and pattern. We letterpress printed this ethereal suite on mega thick 4-Ply Museum Board in 3 ink colors that blend together to create the illusion of a multitude of colors creating an invitation that is both masculine in it’s form and feminine in it’s color wash. Our Mélange trendsetting invitation is a little something different for your stylish event. Style your invitations with our optional Letterpress Invitation Backer and iridescent Platinum Shimmer Sleeve to reveal your invitations in a fashion your guests will truly find memorable. The Mélange invitation would also serve beautifully for Bar Mitzvah invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or for custom party invitations with a minimalist modern flair.

Scroll down for a peek at the inspiration behind this contemporary invitation suite, or for the complete inspiration board visit us on Pinterest.
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2013 Louie Award Winners

5.31.2013

It is with utter elation that we announce Elum was named winner of two awards at this year’s 25th Anniversary Louie Awards, the stationery industry’s highest honor. Our “Sweet Shoppe” couture wedding invitation suite was the winner in the Wedding Invitation category and our Pop-Out 3D Menorah Holiday card won in the Religious Celebrations category. To be acknowledged for all of the obsessing that transpired over these designs (and trust us, it was boatloads) has given us a motivating boost to continue doing what we love. We were especially humbled to have been selected since our incredibly talented peers submitted such inspiring and outstanding work in these same categories.

We also want to take this opportunity to express how important the National Stationery Show is to our company. We cherish the relationships we have formed with our retailers and custom dealers and we want to give a personal thank you to all of you who continue to support us year after year (thank you!). The National Stationery Show is not only a place to showcase our products, but it’s a forum to continue to build lasting partnerships with other fellow colleagues in the industry. We look forward to seeing you ALL again next year!
Louie Awards

1. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation || Elum
2. left to right: Amy Kreft Green (Art Director, Elum) | Melissa Foster (Creative Director/President, Elum) | Victoria Ricci (Graphic Designer, Elum)
3. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation, reception card || Elum
4. Pop-Out 3D Menorah Holiday Card || Elum

INKWELL – A Fresh Take on Classic Calligraphy

5.09.2013

Letterpress calligraphy and bold color compliment each other perfectly in our Inkwell wedding invitation suite. Our Inkwell suite incorporates movement and lightheartedness, perfect for a fun loving, modern couple looking for a current spin on traditional wedding invitations. Inkwell is letterpress printed on mega thick 4-Ply Museum Board in 2 dazzling ink colors (of your choice) and Edge Painted for that little extra “wow” factor. This dynamic & eye-catching wedding invitation exudes excitement with a fresh take on classic handwritten calligraphy. This lively letterpress wedding invitation suite is also perfectly suited for shower invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or custom letterpress party invitations.

Scroll down for a peek at the inspiration behind this unique invitation suite, or for the complete inspiration board visit us on Pinterest.
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Darjeeling: Ethereal Beauty

5.03.2013

Inspired by intricate mosaic tile murals and tranquil stained glass windows, the whimsical artwork of the Darjeeling wedding invitation suite is an ode to bespoke craftsmanship. Letterpress printed on repurposed 100% cotton rag paper, we chose a calming color palette of pale neutrals to emphasize the soothing disposition. With it’s delicate yet captivating artwork, our Darjeeling invitation suite is the essence of ethereal boho chic. This elegant bohemian letterpress invitation is also wonderfully suited for Bat Mitzvah invitations, shower invitations or custom party invitations for a romantic feel.

Scroll down for a peek at the inspiration behind this unique invitation suite, or for the complete inspiration board visit us on Pinterest.

Darjeeling Bohemian Letterpress Invitation

 

Billboard – the BIG debut

4.04.2013

Not your average wedding invitation, the 2012 How International Merit Award winning Billboard invitation suite is a quirky wedding invitation design that will make a BIG impact (literally). This playful one-of-a-kind design depicts tongue-and-cheek copy, vibrant colors, a plethora of lively typefaces, and dynamic typesetting that is perfect for your unconventional event. The smart, cheeky invitation is playfully oversized (well, “Jumbo” actually), and each collateral piece is equally clever and fun in its own right. Your guests will have a great time discovering and savoring the witticisms unique to each piece! The Billboard invitation suite is also a perfect option for Bar Mitzvah invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or for custom party invitations with a fun and funky vibe.

Scroll down for a peek at the inspiration behind this quirky invitation suite, or for the complete inspiration board visit us on Pinterest.

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Elum – Winner of 3 How International Design Awards

3.22.2013

We proudly announce that Elum is the winner of three How International Design Awards including an Outstanding Achievement Award in Invitation Design for Elum’s own art director, Amy Kreft Green’s stunning letterpress wedding invitation suite. For her October 2012 wedding to Frank Green, Amy designed her wedding stationery as a series of vintage inspired books. The Save the Date (which is Volume 1 in the book series) is a custom designed & illustrated letterpress mini-book which tucks safely into a tiny letterpress pocket with a die-cut window showcasing the cover that reads “And so our story begins.” The Invitation (Volume 2) is a larger more complex book incorporating layers of original textile patterns and hand-drawn florals (paying homage to the romantic lavender farm where the wedding took place) all deeply letterpressed into luxurious soft cotton paper. The Ceremony Program (Volume 3) and Menu (Volume 4) were also tailor-made and completed the unique book series. We fell in love with the little details Amy incorporated such as the “library card” inspired Reply shown below and bookmarks mimicking antique book spines that detailed the wedding weekend events for their guests.

Elum also received Merit Awards for our Sweet Shoppe letterpress wedding invitation suite, inspired by vintage candy packaging and old-fashioned ice cream parlors; and our Billboard letterpress wedding invitation suite which pairs clever wording and type pairings with fun vibrant colors in a playfully over-sized dimension (well pretty darn big actually) that we lovingly call “Jumbo.” We feel like proud parents over here and are so honored to receive this recognition.

How International Design Awards