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Long time readers know the story of Printable Press. Kimi got married in 2008, made the most amazing wedding dress in the history of wedding dresses out of a Target sheath, designed some truly amazing invitations and printed them on a home computer, and generally blew my mind. This being 2008, there were fewer low budget alternatives on the wedding landscape, so I suggested (achem, ordered) Kimi to start a wedding paper line where she sold pdfs of wedding invites that you could print at home, at a copy shop, or with a professional or online printer. She did, and the rest is history. Printable Press’s wedding invitations have become some of the most popular for APWers, and we even ran a post on various ways to print them. Beautiful wedding invitations starting at $79? Yes, yes, yes.
Launching Printable Press Party Invites
So today I’m super excited to announce the launch of a Printable Press project that’s been in the works for about a million years. Kimi is finally launching party invitations, which can be used for bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners or any other wedding-related occasion you’ve got coming up. Plus she’s doing baby shower invitations and birth announcements! They all sell for $50 for a print-ready pdf customized with your wording, and they are beautiful. A Printable Press birth announcement? Please and thank you!
The Printable Press Blog: Field Papers
But there is more. Over the last few years, Kimi and I have become friends, had long discussions, and I’ve even cuddled with her baby (He loves me! I love him!). And what I’ve learned is that Kimi is not just a talented designer—she’s a super smart person. So I’m delighted that she recently launched a blog, Field Papers. She wasn’t sure you guys would be interested, because she talks about “weird stuff,” but I’m pretty sure you’ll be fascinated, for just that reason. For example, take this post on George Bernard Shaw’s writing shack, and building a fort of one’s own. Right? Right. It’s totally my new favorite blog. Plus on Friday’s she runs a feature called “For You,” with free printables. It’s genius, and I’m personally in love with this splash print. I need it for… something.
And finally, because Kimi loves Team Practical the very best (shh, don’t tell), she’s hosting a contest, where you guys provide inspiration for new ideas, she designs the idea that tickles her fancy, and the muse gets a a free invitation. Here are the details:
The experiment we did a year ago of gathering suggestions for a new wedding invitation was completely inspiring. The ideas that came flowing in showed just how inventive, fun, and sincere everyone in the APW community is. The final invitation design that came out of it has become one of our most popular of all.
Now I want to know what people feel is missing from the world of party invitations! If you’re having a bridal shower or pre-wedding barbecue or any other kind of event, how do you want people to know about it? Should there be a classic and glamorous option? An invitation covered with forest animals? A delicate tea party? I’d love to hear your ideas.
The suggestion that tickles my fancy will be made into a new design, and the person who inspired it will receive a free card design customized with their wording.
So leave your ideas in the comments. If I weren’t on vacation right now, I’d totally be leaving mine, because frankly, the world needs hipper and more affordable baby announcements, amIright? Not to mention sparkly party invitations (Confetti and pinata themed, anyone? Seriously, suggest it for me.). Then go shop Printable Press’s party invitations, and wedding invitations, and enjoy.