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Sweet Shoppe {love sweet love}

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Letterpress wedding invitation: Our Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation suite, a candy confectioner’s delight, is 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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1. Pastel paper bouquet || Pinterest
2. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation, menu || Elum
3. Hula hoop bride || Style Me Pretty
4. Candy necklace || Pinterest
5. Paper decorations || Pinterest
6. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation, website card || Elum
7. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation and reception || Elum
8. Vintage teal booties || heels.com
9. Marshmellow pops || The Paper Straw Blog
10. Dessert table with tassel banner || Baby Lifestyles
11. Teal and pink wedding cake || Pinterest

The Wedding Wire Blog features: Fifth Avenue & Sweet Shoppe

Monday, June 10th, 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 follow these links to learn more about these Elum Couture invitations: Fifth Avenue || Sweet Shoppe.

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Mélange [a fusion of geometry & typography]

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Letterpress wedding invitation: 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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1. Bride with balloons || Vera Wang gown, Martha Stewart Weddings
2. Sea glass necklace || Uncovet
3. Pink geometric wedding cake || Mark Joseph Cakes, photo by Yasu + Junko, featured in Brides
4. Floral light || David Trubridge
5. Mélange wedding invitation, website card || Elum
6. Mélange wedding invitation || Elum
7. Blue lucite chair || Pinterest
8. Paloma grapefruit jello shots || Jello Shot Test Kitchen
9. Mélange wedding invitation, reply card || Elum
10. Geometric pillow || NeonVintageDesign, Etsy

2013 Louie Award Winners

Friday, May 31st, 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!
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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 }

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Letterpress wedding invitation: Our Inkwell wedding invitation suite incorporates movement and lightheartedness, perfect for a fun loving, modern couple looking for a current spin on traditional wedding invitations. The Inkwell suite 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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1. Bright bridal heels || photo by Delbarr Moradi, Ruffled
2. Flower girl || TheLittlePeaBoutique, Etsy
3. Inkwell wedding invitation, reception card || Elum
4. Place setting || Sara Gray Photography, Brooklyn Bride
5. Modern art installation || Megan Geckler
6. Inkwell wedding invitation, reception card || Elum
7. Inkwell wedding invitation, website/message card || Elum
8. Floral arrangement || Sara Gray Photography, Brooklyn Bride