Lovely trend: Watercolor and Ombre!

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As with fashion and architecture, the invitation business goes through trends.  Just like with fashion, its important to find the trends that work for you, especially for something as important as your wedding invitation (in 10 years, we still want you to love it).  For example, I am a pretty classic and simple person, I sleep in my pearls and own way too many sundresses.  I love the neon trending in stationery right now, those fun pops of color take anything to a whole new level.  Do I think I could pull off using neon on my personal stationery? Probably not (although thats not to say I couldn’t use it on an awesome printed envelope liner).  But the fun part is to take those trends and make them your own!

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I am loving all of the watercolor and ombre I have been seeing in weddings recently.  It is a trend that I think will really stand the test of time, and I love that it can fit into so many styles, whether you are having a traditional wedding or going for a more modern feel.  At Tag our beautiful giclee printing method makes us perfectly suited to rock this trend. Because we flat print, we can print as many ink colors as your heart desires for no additional charge!  Looking for something totally one of a kind?  Let us know, we love doing custom work, send us your ideas and we will get you a quote (typically around $65, depending on how involved the custom work is). Here are a few of my favorite watercolor and ombre invitations (including some more sneak peeks at our new albums)!

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Just because something is a trend doesn’t mean it can’t be timeless, the more important thing is to take that trend and put your own twist on it.  As long as you are staying true to yourself, you will never be out of style!

caitie

Happy Friday!

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It’s Friday again, yet another beautiful week has passed by here in Park City.  As I was doing the photo shoot for our new Lisbon invite (I use the term photo shoot loosely, as my idea of zooming in is stepping closer) I thought maybe it would be nice to share what I got to see.  Here is a quick look at our backyard at Tag and Company.  Happy Friday, enjoy!

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Coming Soon!

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I dont know about yall, but I am getting so excited for the National Stationery Show (only a little more than 7 weeks, holy cow)!  It will be my first time going, and I can’t wait to represent team Tag and Company.  We will be coming out with two new albums at the show, Wedding and Occasions (Holiday will be coming out later in the year) and I am really jazzed about all of our new designs.  We are going to be adding stationery to our Occasions album, although in the meantime you know you can make a flat or folded note out of any of our suites (or do something custom).  We are also going to be featuring our new printed envelope liners, which take our already amazing invites to the next level.  Here is a sneak peek of one of my new favorite invites: Lisbon.

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The subtle purple and gray stripes really pop against the white photo (and check out that awesome printed liner)!  The fun mix of fonts and colors, paired with the cement envelope, create the perfect understated modern invitation that can work for a number of events.   I am already putting together stationery for myself using this design.  Keep an eye out for more sneak peeks!

caitie

Park City

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Sometimes at the end of a long week its easy to forget how lucky we are to be in Park City, Utah.   We still have snow on the ground, but I am guessing that wont be for long with all of the 60 degree days we have been having!  I think Utah weather might just have DC beat (although its not summer yet, it will be my first here and I am a little nervous).  For now I thought I would share just a bit of what we get to see every day!

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Make it your own

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We got a lot of invitation orders that look exactly as they do in the album, which is great, we love that you love them!  What is even more fun is to see how customers take the ideas of our invitations and make them their own.  At Tag and Co we want you to customize, put a bit of yourself and your event into the invitations, that makes them truly special.

Colors, fonts, even the design itself can be changed for no additional charge, so why not!  I know it can be hard to visualize something not shown, but that’s what the proofing process is for.  Pull in designs from other invitations, take motifs away, add others in, turn the reply card design into the invitation, go crazy!

My sister is very fond of anything nautical, so when I first saw the Stewartia invitation it made me smile and think of her.  In case you aren’t familiar with Stewartia, here it is:

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It’s not just fonts and colors that you can play around with, to show you how to take Stewartia and make it your own here are some design ideas:

1.  Looking for something a little more traditional?  Change the cartouche border to a more classic double line border and it totally changes the look.

2.  Maybe your wedding is a little more casual and fun.  Keep the cartouche border and give the card a chalkboard background and you are good to go!

3.  I am more of a northeastern beach kind of girl, there are few things better than rocky shores, seersucker dresses, and cool summer nights.  I love the idea of taking the stripes from Stewartia and turning them into seersucker, and with a calligraphy inspired font its perfect for a Cape Cod wedding!

 

Maybe you don’t need a wedding invitation, perhaps you are looking for a save the date or party invite.  You can take any invitation from any of our albums, and use them for just about, well, anything!

4.  Tying the knot at the beach?  Nothing like a nautical themed save the date!

5.  I love the pattern from the insert card from Stewartia.  With a beach themed invitation it looks like bubbles, but the abstract circle pattern could really work for anything!  I love the idea of an under-the-sea themed shower, how cute are the mommy-child seahorses!

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As you can see, we want you to use our invitations as creative jumping-off points to make something that is truly special and unique to your event.  If you ever need design ideas or suggestions please give us a call, that’s what we are here for!

caitie

Puppy Love

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There is no such thing as a boring day here at Tag and Company.  I am normally running around like a crazy person until about 3pm when things start to settle down.  If I am not running around you can be sure our two mascots are: lovely and sweet Roxanne (outer spoon) and brand new energetic Senna (inner spoon).  Senna has only been here for a few weeks but I can tell she loves Tag already.

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Senna has taken a particular interest in what we do here at Tag and Company, here she is helping us gather up envelopes for an order =)

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It is impossible to not love that face.  We are kind of nuts about our dogs here, so dont be surprised to see more shots of them getting into all kinds of trouble!

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Lovely Liners

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I love paper… a lot.  When it comes to stationery there are few things I love more than a hand lined envelope, which is why I am so pleased to announce that Tag and Company is now offering envelope liners!   If you are looking for a traditional solid color liner we have access to all of the Waste Not paper colors.  If you are looking for a color not offered there we can also special order other colors for a small fee.  Just let us know what color you are interested in!  If you are looking to jazz up the inside of your envelope with a printed pattern we are going to be offering printed liners in the next couple of weeks. From stripes to chevron, flowers to custom patterns and text, we can do it all (just like with our fabulous invitations)!  I pulled together some of the solid colors we have used recently to get your creativity flowing, my personal favorite is a solid white liner with a colored envelope, it just looks so sharp!

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As soon as we get some samples together for the printed liners I will post them, so keep an eye out!  If you have any questions about our new liners please don’t hesitate to call or email!

caitie