*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
Today’s sponsored post is for a Printable Press, a sponsor who’s been working with APW for forever-ever. The story is this: after Kimi got married (remember her amazing wedding dress?) I suggested to her that she start a business selling printable wedding invitations, because the wedding invitations she designed and printed at home were stunning. Back in late 2008, there were not a lot of printable wedding invitations on the market, and I really really wanted there to be. That, and Kimi happens to be a stunningly talented designer, and I loved the idea of her designs being affordable.
So, a few months later, a Printable Press was born, and it was excellent. Printable Press sells you customized jpgs of wedding invitations and full wedding suites for a crazy low cost. Then, you can take your pick of how to print them. You can print them at home on a color printer. I did this for my bridal shower, and my 30th birthday party (Kimi actually re-designed these invites especially for my 30th), and it was easy as heck. But for those of you that are freaked out by even DIY light, you can also have the invites printed by a local affordable printer, or even Kinkos (a How-To post on this is coming soon).
I didn’t think it was possible for Printable Press to get better, but today I’m proud to announce that it has. Not only have all of their designs been tweaked and made more lovely for 2011, but they are launching a whole new way to customize invites. Last year, APW hosted a giveaway for a new custom design by Printable Press. As the ideas flowed in on the kind of invitations that you guys wished existed, Kimi had a ‘ah-ha’ moment. What if she gave people a way to customize their own affordable invitations, giving people the chance to show their personality and display the style of their event in an easy and beautiful way? After a lot of hard work, Kimi came up with three sets of customizable designs, which are having their big launch on APW today!
Love Symbols (invitation seen above) has 20 different logos (also above), to show your personality and your reception style—from wedding bells for the traditional and utensils for the gourmands, to a bubbling chemistry set for the geeky lovers. You can mix and match any two symbols.
Kindred Spirits (which is Kimi’s secret favorite) has 12 animal couples you can choose from, which you can think of as totems or heraldic symbols. There are tigers bumping noses for the wild at heart, squirrels touching hands for the urban rustics, deer for the woodsy types.
(And because this is APW and Printable Press, the lions, tigers, deer and chickens can all be made same-sex rather than two different genders. The rest are non-gender specific. Also? There are Narwhals.)
In The Stars (this is my secret favorite) has constellations, and you can choose the two partners’ zodiac signs and combine them in a starry sky – for those whose love is written in the stars, or just really love the zodiac… or pretty things.
So how cool is that? Seriously, HOW COOL? That officially makes stellar design affordable, and it makes stellar customizable design affordable. Plus? The whole thing was inspired by Team Practical. So go, browse, customize, enjoy.