Saturday, December 26, 2009

Closed through Tuesday, December 29

Custom Printables will be closed through Tuesday, December 29 due to a death in the family. All monogram orders will be fulfilled after that date and before the New Year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Garden invitation on Zazzle

Check out our newest invitation posted on Zazzle! Fully customizable with personalized text, you can even move the names and words around and change their colors.

The Amelia monogram

Amelia has been our most popular monogram during the Custom Printables Twitter-follow giveaway! It was so exciting to see the different color schemes for each couple.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Caroline's monogram

Caroline selected the Beth monogram (inspired by my awesome friend who blogs about cooking) in the giveaway. Her colors are gray and black, which I think is so elegant!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dave and Kasia's monogram

Kasia selected the Polli monogram, which is one of my favorites and inspired by an old friend of mine. She's going to use it on her wine bottles!

Little more than 2 days left to join the Custom Printables Twitter-Follow Giveaway!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jaime and Steven's monograms

Both Jaime and Steven became Custom Printables followers in the Twitter giveaway, and scored two beautiful monograms, Renee and Odessa, for their wedding, in black and pastel green cyan.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Monogram for Hazel and Isaac

Hazel took advantage of the Custom Printables Twitter-follow giveaway. She selected the Bella monogram with custom colors "plum pudding" and "light goldenrod." I love this pairing!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another L Letterpress giveaway!

Trying to increase my chances of winning one of these sweet babies for my very own! You too can enter by visiting the Lifestyle Crafts blog and entering in a comment (or three). Good luck!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Twitter account!

You'll see from the top left corner that Custom Printables has a new Twitter account! Follow us there to get the latest info on giveaways, new products, and so much more. In fact, we've got a giveaway to start right now!

Follow us before midnight EST on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 and leave a comment below to get a FREE catalog monogram in your choice of colors! That's right - all you have to do is follow us on Twitter and leave the following information in the comment box below!
The possibilities are endless - how about using a monogram on your gift tags, or printing it out on card stock for tree ornaments? Design your own return address label, or turn it into a stamp... give it as a gift to a new couple, create a family monogram, or put your own personal mark on everything you own!

Giveaway rules: One monogram per comment/person/Twitter account. No font changes will be accepted for giveaway. Monograms will be sent in the order requests are received. For color choices other than those on the swatch sheet, please include the six-digit hex code of your choice.

I will delete your comments after I DM you through Twitter so your email address is not posted online for spammers!

Another 5/5 review on WeddingWire

Thanks to B'sgyrl for another 5/5 star review on WeddingWire:

"helped with our wedding program
super creative and turned out gorgeous"

Positive feedback is always appreciated!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Program, menu, and directions for Samara

My colleague and friend Samara is getting married in January, and I was only too happy to be able to help out with the wedding program! The program will be printed on a single sheet of paper, double-sided, and the menu and directions will be printed back-to-back on a half-sheet. Congratulations to Samara and Nathan! (All last names have been removed.)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More fun for Arabella!

Chelsea loved the first set of candy wrappers and water bottle labels for her daughter's birthday so much that she ordered a second set! Thanks again for your order.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Candy wrapper and water bottle labels for Chelsea

Chelsea in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contacted me to order a water bottle label and candy bar wrapper for her daughter's fourth birthday. With a Minnie Mouse theme, she asked for a pure magenta and white color scheme. Happy birthday, Arabella!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don't forget to enter the iDIY L Letterpress Giveaway!

(Or do forget, because I really want to win!)

Head on over to iDIY, where some of Custom Printables' free suites have been featured, in order to win an L Letterpress Kit!

Want more deets on this amazing invention? Check out the Lifestyle Crafts blog for videos, tutorials, and kit information. Below is a YouTube demo of the toolkit.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

WeddingWire 5/5 once more!

Marissa left a lovely review of Custom Printables at our vendor site on WeddingWire:

"Valerie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was friendly, helpful, knew perfect Hebrew (very helpful with assembling & designing our wedding programs) and was overall just a really nice person. She was very flexible and understanding even when I emailed her with the 10th revision. Her prices are extremely reasonable and I couldn't be happier with the results. I will absolutely use her again in the future and recommend her to anyone looking for high quality designs at reasonable prices."

Thank you so much! Marissa was an absolute delight.

New Chanukah cards in our Zazzle shop

We've been busy at Custom Printables! Check out our two new Chanukah cards, now available in Custom Printables' shop.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another amazing review!

I could not have been more thrilled with my client Beth. As you'll recall, she and I attended the same college (albeit at different times) and it was so lovely to be able to design her wedding programs. Thank you so much for this glowing review on WeddingWire.

"Valerie is awesome, professional, artistic, patient, and aims to please. She designed the cover of my wedding program for me and did the text layout. She offered the text she had written for me to use, which is a nice perk. In the end, I decided to write my own text and had Valerie format it for me.

It took me longer than I thought to get that together and in the end, I had to pay a rush fee to have the job done in time. But Valerie got it done very quickly. I forget the exact timing, but I think it was less than 3 weeks before my wedding that I finally got the text to her. I'm very glad I had Valerie do the design, even with the rush fee. She did a MUCH better job than I ever could have done on my own and it would have taken me so long to try to do it on my own. I told her what I wanted and she did the design perfectly - incorporating both my and my finace's English and Hebrew names as well as the English and Hebrew date, and a quote in English and Hebrew. It looks beautiful. Also, the text layout was perfect.

I was very particular about layout and spacing and Valerie was so patient with me. She sent revisions quickly, with out seeming put out, and with out making me feel like I was being a difficult customer. In the end the program design was perfect. I love it. I got a lot of compliments on it at the wedding too.

I highly recommend using Valerie to design your programs. If we were custom designing anything else, like a logo or label, I would have hired her for that too, but the program was the only thing we did like this."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Custom wedding program for Beth and Robert

I was so excited to be contacted by Beth to design her wedding program, especially because she, her fiance, and I all graduated from the same small university! Her wedding is this weekend in Massachusetts, and I want to wish her all the best in her marriage.

The wedding program will be printed on 8.5x11 sheets of paper and folded vertically to create an elongated tea-style effect. The cover will be printed on a soft yellow, and the inside will be on white. The blank page on the second image refers to the inside of the cover, which will be left empty. All last names have been removed. Mazel tov to Beth and Robert!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Funky Finds Giveaway

Ever been over to Funky Finds? These folks promote artisans and talented designers from around the world on their online blog and shops. After reading their site for some time now and checking out the wild and wonderful assortment of vendors, we arranged for an awesome giveaway!

Head on over to the weekly giveaway page here and post a message including your favorite Custom Printables item. A winner, selected at random, will get two free custom monograms good for any occasion - wedding, personal use, new baby, you name it! Giveaway ends midnight on Friday, so don't delay!

Oh, and did we forget to mention that any purchase over at Custom Printables with the code FFINDS gets a free catalog monogram... no minimum purchase necessary! Offer expires October 10.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Yet another 5.0/5.0 review!

This review was recently posted on our WeddingWire vendor page.

"I can't even being to tell you how great Val is! She is a pleasure to work with, very flexible and innovative and she is very reasonably priced. She constantly checked in to see if I needed anything and she even modified our programs when she was on vacation, if that is not exceptional service, I don't know what is! I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

Thank you to my amazing clients for your support of Custom Printables!

Monograms for Mark and Julia

Shilo ordered the "Beth" and "Julie" monograms for Mark and Julia in 60% gray and Pure Violet. Because the initial is configured differently than the sample monograms, I offered two versions of each monogram. As always, Custom Printables is committed to outstanding customer service!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Genny's wedding program

I have to say that Genny's program is possibly my favorite element of her program. I love the colors, her choice of layout, the text, and the inclusion of vows. The programs will be sewn on the left side, but I've centered the layout here for online publication. Thank you, Genny, for allowing me to be a part of your planning process!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cicely's cupcake toppers

Custom Printables' client Cicely sent me some amazing photos of the cupcake toppers she made with the custom monograms she commissioned. I am in love with the pink and navy theme, and I just adore this bride's sense of class and style!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rose's program

Continuing with the themes of blue and lime green, dot matrix text, and the funky gears from her wedding invitation, Rose's program features all of these elements in a simple yet elegant design.

Genny's escort cards

To carry the theme of elegance with her colors of purple and red, we used the familiar swirls and lines from Genny's program to create her escort cards. Below is a sample.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Custom cheese labels for Genny

I have truly enjoyed working with Genny, whose wedding will be taking place in Portland, Oregon in mid-September. Her family owns a dairy in Wisconsin, and their unique favors will be wheels of cheese from the business! I thought this was such a lovely idea, and I jumped at the chance to make a festive label for the gifts. Genny will be ordering labels from and printing out the labels in a gloss finish. More from Genny's design suite to come!

Rose's menu

Rose and Dennis' wedding is going to be at the top of the Wells-Fargo Tower in Los Angeles (Have you seen this place? It's incredible!) and so they wanted to incorporate some city skylines in their design suite. If you're not already drooling over the food selection, you'll love her ideas for the menu layout!

These will be printed on 8.5x11 card stock and cut in half to make two menus per page.

Rose's wedding monogram

Rose contacted me to do a suite for her based on her fun invitation, which features a lovely green and blue with gears and a cute robot! This custom monogram is the first item in her wedding suite, which includes table cards, place cards, and a program. More to come!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wedding invitation suite for Becky

Becky and her amazing U.S. Marine fiance Doug are getting married in December, and she wanted a classy invitation suite to honor Doug's service. I was so thrilled to be asked to design their invitations. Becky will be uploading these to VistaPrint and having the Directions and Accommodations cards be a double-sided single note card. Dates and other contact info have been changed.

Two new wedding programs

Custom Printables is excited to offer two new wedding program covers, both of which can be adapted into invitations or save-the-dates. See "Rina" for how it's done.



Sunday, August 9, 2009

Welcome to the newly redesgned Custom Printables!

I am so thrilled to announce the redesign of Custom Printables! Our new look and re-organized monogram pages and order form make it easier to find your dream designs and select them for purchase.

Be sure to check out:
To celebrate, I've created three new monograms for you.

(found in the Images, Classic, and Initials collections)

(found in the Images and Square collections)

(found in the Swirls/Damask, Initials, and Square collections)