When it comes to stationery, I always find myself drawn to products that are more than just basic. I like color, different design choices, and personalization options, all at a decent price point, of course! For this blog post, I’ve partnered with Basic Invite to bring you some really beautiful and affordable stationery options for any and every occasion in your life, including graduation announcements, wedding invitations and thank you cards, personal notecards, and even business cards. This post is actually great timing because right now, Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51. 🙂
On the Basic Invite website (click here to visit), you’ll see that this company, though small, has developed a unique technology when it comes to creating “the perfect card for every event.” They offer their customers a plethora of different options to create a design that is completely unique and personalized. I was able to create a few designs myself and I’m excited to show you my custom designs and talk to you about my experience using the Basic Invite website.
As some of you may know, I recently graduated with my Master’s in Strategic Communication from Liberty University. I decided to create a few graduation cards to showcase as graduation season is upon us. 🙂 Do you have a soon-to-be graduate in your household or are you a graduate yourself? Basic Invite offers unique graduation party invitations, folded graduation invitations, and rustic graduation invitations, among many other card options. I chose three different designs and options to provide you with a few examples of their graduation stationery line.
The Basic Invite website is super user-friendly and finding what you’re looking for is easy peasy (whether you’re interested in a graduation announcement, graduation invitation, graduation party invite, or graduation thank you card; this variety of options applies to wedding, birthdays, holidays, etc. as well).
Graduation cards tend to be quite cookie-cutter and super basic, so I wanted mine to stand out. With Basic Invite, I was able to pick my preferred font (there were so many pretty ones to choose from), card style, and their color selection for the card background is unlike any I’ve seen before. Perhaps that is why they are known for offering truly custom invitations. Seriously, the shade range is incredible with over 180 colors to choose from and that’s important when it comes to the personalization and customization of your vision!
As you can see, I also had some fun with a beautiful floral pattern on the back of one of the cards. I just thought this was such a cute touch and those who know me well know that I love flowers, so this floral print was a nice detail to add for a special occasion. And so was the cotton pink color of choice for the envelope; yes, you have envelope color options too! Whether you’re looking for a more modern vibe, a traditional vibe, or a rustic vibe, I definitely suggest checking out Basic Invite for your graduation stationery because you won’t be left disappointed.
Not only is graduation season upon us but so is wedding season! I had a lot of fun scrolling through the wedding stationery and couldn’t help but want to have a wedding “re-do” and be able to create another save the date card, wedding invitation, thank you card, etc. Lol! Here is a wedding invitation and thank you card for reference. How gorgeous is this floral design? *Swooning*
I went ahead and ordered this invite in their luxe velvet option to be extra and you guys, it’s gorgeous! The surface feels luxurious and silky but there’s also a suede-like texture. It’s absolutely beautiful. They have several different paper options to choose from to really elevate your stationery to the next level. I loved all the fine script fonts they offer too – some of them were super complex. What girl doesn’t want all of the swirls and swashes for their big day?! That includes wedding stationery too. 😉
I would be remiss if I didn’t touch on notecards and business cards for this stationery conversation! I use notecards for everythinggggg. Whether there’s a few in the kitchen, on our bookshelf, in the office, or on my nightstand…. these can be found all over the house. Lol! I LOVED all the cute but functional designs Basic Invite offers for notecards. As you can see, I customized my samples to include my professional info but they’re still pretty and fun.
And who says business has to be uptight and boring?! Certainly not me. 😉 Can we please talk about this clear “Hello” business card for minute?! How cool is this! I’m already planning on ordering a bunch of these because they’re so unique. These business cards are totally going to allow me to stand out because they sure aren’t basic. There are times to be basic (insert image of me with my Starbucks ice tea casually strolling around Target) and there are times to shine. Your business card is a time to shine, girlfriend!!
Why I enjoy Basic Invite in a nutshell: Personalization, Customization, and Efficiency
- Almost unlimited colors
- Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online.
- Custom samples
- These samples are affordable and are a great option if you’d like to physically view and feel the quality of your stationery before placing your final order.
- Over 40 different colored envelopes
- Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their stationery. A colored envelop will make your card stand out even before it’s opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so they can be quickly and securely closed.
- Address capturing
- Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in your account and can then be selected during the design process. They offer recipient address printing at no additional cost on all card orders.
Thank you again to Basic Invite for partnering with me on this post. I truly love each one of the samples I received and can’t wait to create and personalize more stationery in the future!
Let me know in the comments below if you’re as big of a stationery fan as I am! I know I’m not the only one out there. 😉 Have a wonderful day, friends!