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Greenvelope Introduces Two-Sided Cards and Invites

evite two sided

If you had your heart set on a double-sided card or invitation, you’re in luck. We’re thrilled to announce a stunning new selection of double-sided cards and invites (just in time for the holidays!)

Complete with the same stylish design and handy functionality as all of our Greenvelope collections, this new feature offers the perfect opportunity for more personalized greetings. Available in a landscape, portrait, or square format, you’ll have plenty of space to share any well wishes, family highlights, or event specifics.

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Greenvelope’s 2018 Holiday Design Challenge

A variety of holiday greeting cards and invitations

While we know it’s barely fall, for us that means it’s time to starting planning for the holidays! To help make sure your holiday season is exceptionally stylish, our talented team of designers were challenged to create and submit their most bold, most trend-forward, and most festive holiday designs.

This year’s Greenvelope Holiday Challenge was judged by a panel of three incredibly talented people including an artist, an eco-chic stylist, and an event planning extraordinaire. Sarah Simon is a world-renowned artist and author at The Mint Gardener, sharing her lush watercolor paintings through stationery, textiles, and more. Natalie Kay is the visionary and creator behind Sustainably Chic, the destination blog for sustainable fashion, beauty, and lifestyle advice. Courtney Whitmore is the author, editor, and entertaining expert behind Pizzazzerie, who is known for her tasty Southern recipes, colorful tablescapes, and adding pizzazz to every holiday. With each judge bringing their own incredible aesthetics and tastes, we are thrilled to share the final Greenvelope Holiday Design challenge winners. read more…

15 National Park Invitations that are Sure to Impress

15 National Park Invitations that are Sure to Impress

Inspired by American icons—like the Grand Canyon and Golden Gate Bridge—to the panoramic views of Yosemite and untamed landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, Greenvelope’s National Park invitations offer designs perfect for celebrations of all kind. So whether you’re planning an intimate destination wedding by the beach, a gala in the heart of a big city, or if national parks are just close to your heart, Greenvelope can help you customize a template that truly represents your vision. Keep scrolling for 15 of our most popular National Park invitation designs that are sure to wow guests.

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5 Trending Color Palettes Perfect for a Party

Party Color Palette

Whether you’re planning a lavish, large-scale wedding or an intimate backyard gathering with close friends and family, your color palette will set the tone for the entire celebration. In fact, choosing a color palette is one of the very first steps in planning an event. From the balloons and streamers to the table runners and floral arrangements, color will absolutely influence the décor you select. Deciding on a color scheme isn’t necessarily easy, which is why we’ve put together five trending color palettes to help inspire your next party. From bright, modern hues to classic go-tos, keep scrolling to see more!

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Designer Feature: Shari Margolin

Shari Margolin Designer

We’re delighted to feature Shari Margolin, an endlessly talented designer and world traveler based in Atlanta, Georgia. A skilled graphic artist, Shari specializes in combining typography and imagery. Her stunning invitation collection has inspired couples and party hosts alike—from birthday celebrations and holiday gatherings to intimate weddings and large-scale corporate events. Today, she’s here to share a bit more about her recent year-long journey around the world as well as some designs that were inspired by the trip.

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Designer Feature: Laura Bolter

Laura Bolter Design

Today, we’re excited to feature Laura Bolter, an incredibly talented designer based in Lenexa, Kansas. She’s best known for incorporating bright colors and different artistic mediums into her designs, but it’s her skills in typography and calligraphy that Laura is most proud of. Whether it’s hand lettering or illustrative drawings, Laura’s original designs have set the stage for large-scale celebrations and intimate gatherings of all kind. Today, she’s joining us to share a bit more about her journey, her design process, and her artistic inspirations.

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Wedding Invitation

The Anatomy of a Perfect Wedding Invitation

The invitation is one of the first communications your guests will receive about your wedding day, so a good first impression is key! Your invitations do a lot more than simply convey a theme or wedding style, they also provide critical information for your upcoming nuptials. Details like the who, what, when, and where should be thoughtfully formatted for easy interpretation. We’ve outlined the anatomy of a perfect wedding invitation to help ensure your invite has all of the necessary information your guests are looking for. Keep scrolling—you’ll see what we mean soon enough!

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Introducing New Invitation Designs by Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie Collection Invitations

We’re thrilled to announce that Colin Cowie has added eight new gorgeous invitations to his collection. Inspired by the latest trends in stationery—from stacked-paper effects and image overlaying to stylish wax emblems and elegant mosaic tiles—each of Colin’s new designs offer a nod to modern entertaining. Each exclusive design mimics traditional paper with details that include elegant embossing, deckled edges, letterpressing, and delicate gold foiling. Keep scrolling to see more of his stunning new designs!

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Greenvelope’s Wedding Design Competition

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Spring is officially here, which means wedding season is in full swing! To kick the season off right, our talented team of designers were challenged to create and submit their most trend-forward wedding invitation designs.

This competition was judged by the renowned experience creator, Colin Cowie. With a long list of satisfied clients—including Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez—Colin has made his name planning everything from intimate celebrations to iconic, large-scale weddings. Inspired by today’s modern couples and fueled by the latest trends, he brings a lifetime of experience in wedding design and we’re thrilled to share his hand-picked winners.

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How to Make a GIF from a Photo Series

How to Make a GIF from a Photo Series

GIFs have become a major part of online culture and general communication. At its core, an animated GIF is simply a type of file that contains a series of images to create a small video or animation. They have become so popular that there are even entire websites devoted to the raging debate between pronouncing GIF as “jif” or “gif.” We are going to try our best to stay neutral on that one. Instead, we thought it might be fun to put together a quick how-to on creating your own animated GIF using a series of photographs! As in this example, you can now add animated GIFs and videos to your Greenvelope card. However, you can also use these same steps to create something you might share on social media, a promotional email, or even via text message.

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