Sunday, November 19, 2017

Romantic Tulips

Nothing says romance like flowers. And nothing says spring like tulips so for your romantic spring wedding these tulips might be just the thing. You can find tulips to match almost any color scheme, you can plant them yourself for your centerpieces - they introduce a wealth of possibilities.

This design offers dimension, depth and elegant simplicity all at the same time - rather like tulips themselves. The names and dates on the outside hint of joy to come but all is not revealed until you open the card.

As with most Possibility Paper designs, the invitation  opens the door to so much more. A wedding announced with tulips can be simple and subtle or bold and adventurous. Could this be your invitation?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Coordination Revisited

This is one of our most popular designs. It can be color revised for any pallette - pinks, purples, corals, or mixed, and backed by the boldest color in your scheme.

How you word your invitation has a big impact on what we can do. If you have your heart set on naming everyone involved, you may need a design with less art than this. If, on the other hand, you just put your wording together using a form you found in an etiquette book, it may be possible to revise it to fit many more designs.

We like carrying your theme throughout every part of your wedding: from the ceremony to the reception, everywhere.

We designed these doorhangers to go with this invitation for use at the hotel where your guests are staying. Wouldn't you love to find this when you checked in for your best friend's wedding? We can carry your theme through to bags with snacks and maps in them, and even to the reception with place cards, table numbers or escort cards. If you are having favors or a guest book table, it's possible to stretch your theme even further. We are here to help! Give us a call!

Let us know what you hope for and we'll do our very best to make your dreams come true!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Springtime Elegance

As winter winds begin to blow - those of you getting married in the spring are turning your minds to invitations. We love our elegant spring design, and we hope you will too.

Wrapped in a layer of lacy paper and tied with a matching satin bow, this lovely blue invitation is elegant and sophisticated, traditional and new, all at the same time.

Love the invitation but want the traditional white or cream? Would you rather have your lace in a different color than the invitation?  One of the perks of using a custom stationer is that those things can be changed!

Only one couple can have this exact invitation - our designs are exclusive to each wedding. Is this one yours?

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Keeping it Simple

Sometimes it's nice to get right to the point. We love each other. We're getting married.

This invitation says it all in a sweet and whimsical way. Of course you'll have to open the invitation for the rest of the story but doesn't it just make you smile?

This is an important point - lovely and fancy are not interchangeable. In fact, in many situations the words elegant and simple are interchangeable (especially in engineering circles.)

This simple tree has its own elegance. And you can exchange the hearts for shamrocks if you want to get married on St. Patrick's day or dress it up with cherry blossoms for spring or colorful leaves for fall. We could even add some sparkling snowflakes for a wintery feeling. (Remember - we do custom invitations! What can we design for you?)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Valentine Romance

There is probably no more romantic day to get married than Valentine's Day! So many possibilities with a Valentine's wedding. Traditional red and white or some serious chocolate? How about hearts and flowers?

Like all of Possibility Paper's designs, you can have it your way. Want something a little bit formal that still signals Valentine's Day? Look no further than this invitation. We can do a Valentine theme in Romantic, Whimsicial, Boho, Vintage, Woodland, Rustic, Classic or Elegant. Even a destination wedding could incorporate a Valentine's theme!

If you're getting married on or near Valentine's Day, it's time to nail down your guest list and your invitation design. What can we make for your wedding?

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Celebrate in Style!

Your wedding will begin with a ceremony but it will most likely end with a party! And it will likely be the biggest and fanciest party you will every throw - so why not pull out all the stops and carry your theme through every aspect of your big day.

We love this black and white theme because whatever color tablecloths your venue features, the black and white will look stunning. Snowflake are lovely for a winter wedding, but this can be customized to any season.

Of course you can also choose another color with black or white tablecloths and create an equally impressive look for your reception.

Table numbers, place cards, menus, favors - whatever you want for your reception can be coordinated by Possibility Paper.

Tell us what you're imagining - we'd love to explore the possibilities with you!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Something old, something new

This week's featured invitation is the perfect representation of "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. . ."

It's an old style invitation, the text is centered, the ornamentation is across the top.

It is new, because it is square! Square invitations go in and out of fashion, and right now they are new again!

It is borrowed because some brilliant artist designed these lovely, lacy snowflakes and we borrowed them for your wedding invitations.

And they are definitely something blue. . .

This week is our deadline for invitations for weddings happening in 2017. If you want to get them mailed out 60 days in advance, we are at the wire for getting them done. So - if you've been sitting on the fence, decide today.  We will also be moving some of our designs to Etsy soon, so if you like one of our designs, and want it to be exclusively yours, order before the end of the year and we'll waive your design fees. That can be as much as $100 in savings!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Christmas Woodland Wedding

Christmas is often a good time for a wedding because families are already gathered. This invitation uses the traditional colors and foliage of holly to call the guests to celebrate.

The invitation has four layers - a neutral base with a red layer scored in a diamond pattern. The white layer containing all the required info is backed in the same neutral. Then the invitation is garnished with stamped and cut-out holly leaves and berries.

Overall, the look is festive, Christmas-y and inviting. If a Christmas wedding is in your future, let's talk!  We will happily find ways to use YOUR favorite holiday things to create YOUR perfect invitation.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Formal Where?

Some couples approach their weddings with a touch of whimsy. We think that's a lot of fun to play around with and today's entry is winter whimsy on ice.

These adorable penguins are definitely ready for a cold-weather wedding - and who wouldn't want to join them after being so charmingly invited!

Your wedding may be the biggest party you'll ever throw so have fun with it. After all - penguins mate for life and that's what you're planning!

These little black and white critters are perfect for happy occasions so go ahead and imagine a black and white and red wedding. Serve hot chocolate to your guests. It will be delightful, and maybe a little bit magical. Whimsy wins this week!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Go For The Gold!

How can you have a warm, snowy wedding? Gold might be your magic ingredient; it's warm and cool all at the same time. Paired with white paper and snowflake designs, your invitation will tell your guests that they are warmly invited to your winter wedding.

The technique used here is heat embossing. Each snowflake is individually stamped, powdered, shaken, and heated to produce a shiny snowflake that is "raised" above the level of the paper. Very pretty and rich looking. You can even opt for glamorous, depending on the design.

Another reason to incorporate gold into your invitations is the doors it opens for decorating at your reception. The possibilities are endless. Let us know if you'd like to see more ideas - we are eager to help you plan!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Make it yours!

This week's photo illustrates how small changes can make a big difference in your invitations. The invitations pictured here have only two changes: The mat color, and the stamped image at the top. Yet with a quick glance you can see that they represent the four different seasons of the year.

You can just as easily use something this simple to forecast a theme for your wedding - an anchor for a seaside wedding or a castle for a fairy tale adventure in matrimony. Maybe you want hearts or flowers or a Christmas wreath. You are the one who decides what you want - and we'll do everything we can to make it happen: winter, spring, summer, or fall. We're ready and waiting to make your perfect invitations.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Frosted Romance

Are you getting married under frosty stars? Will bare branches shimmering with "snow" adorn the tables of your reception? The bare branches shown on this invitation are frosted with glittery "snow" and create an arch that serves as the entry way to your wedding.

These branches, with their supporting frame, are a wonderful possibility for invitations. We showed an invitation using them before. (Check it out here.) We've taken the branches from fall to winter with stunningly different outcomes.

As always, you can change the background color, order a corresponding RSVP card, add embellishments, or just talk with us about the possibilities inspired by this design. We hope we can help you invite your guests to the most romantic day of your life. Give us a call and let's explore the possibilities.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

And now for something completely different. . .

Are you brave enough to go for the BOLD? It takes a confident couple to dispense with the traditional white invitation. What a statement this emerald gem makes! With marbled printing and gold embellishments, this is an invitation to treasure forever.

We imagine a richly colored and shine-studded wedding when we look at this invitation. Can't you imagine wreaths of ribbons and burgeoning bouquets of every shade of flower?

A reception with tablecloths in this color would be remembered for years to come. Are you bold enough?

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rustic Winter

Rustic weddings have been in vogue for many years now, partly because they are so very versatile! We tend to associate them with wildflowers, mason jars and outdoors, but with the increasing number of venues available, there's no reason you can't have a rustic wedding in the middle of the winter. Se we thought you needed an invitation option for that - and look what our designer Laurie came up with! An invitation perfect for a wedding in the North Woods of Minnesota, the mountains of Colorado, or even at a ski resort in Vermont.

If you've been looking for an invitation for your snowy wedding, look no further!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Winter Wedding

Winter wedding? This design is an incredibly elegant option. The invitation, made from a shimmery paper, features an open front with a snowflake hanging in the opening. Inside, yet another snowflake is stamped giving you three lovely  layers. The center layer is embossed in silver and the topmost flake is adorned with a rhinestone in the center adding to the winter sparkle. Silver satin ribbon provides more texture and shimmer, evoking new-fallen snow by moonlight.

Because the interior space is limited by the large snowflake stamped there, you will want the simplest wording possible (which is also very elegant.)

If you are looking for invitations for a December or January wedding, this design might be perfect. Contact us soon if you wish to mail them out before the snow flies.

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Our new TIMELESS line lets you create invitations YOUR way without the expense of creating a design from scratch.

Each TIMELESS invitation has four design factors. Combined they create at least 72 possibilities so your chances of duplication are minimal.

The first two design factors are related to layout. First is whether you prefer vertical (as shown here) or horizontal. 

The second factor is the textured edge. Here it is shown at the top of a vertical design. It can just as easily be placed at the left, the right or the bottom.

Once the layout has been determined you will have two color decisions to make. The first is the color of the printed/textured space. This section is available in white, as shown, or cream.

Then you will want to decide on the color of the mat. In this photo the invitation has a black mat. We are offering eight other choices for your mat: Cherry, Coral, Curry, Marina, Plum, Razzleberry, Slate, and Wasabi.

Now for the exciting part! These invitations cost $1.74 each, including envelopes. And, from now through Labor Day you can order them 15% off.  That's $1.48 per invitation during our introductory promotion.

Sample packs, including a full-sized invitation with text, and swatches of all colors of paper available for use can be ordered for $3. If you choose TIMELESS, the sample fee will be applied to your order. Just send us an email at and we'll get it out to you right away. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Introducing Possibility Ltd.

We are delighted to unveil our newest wedding invitations! 

We are calling them Possibility Ltd. and they are designed to give you beautiful choices for hand-crafted invitations that provide customization without stress, a budget friendly option and quick turnaround time.

The Timeless invitation shown here features a textured margin and is beautifully framed by a simple mat.

These hand-crafted invitations are a very affordable $1.74 each, including envelopes. Once all the decisions have been made and you have approved a sample, your invitations will leave our studio in 10-14 days.

You have four decisions to make:
  • White or Cream
  • Horizontal or Vertical
  • Which margin to texture (top, bottom, left or right)
  • What color mat to use: 
    • black 
    • plum 
    • coral 
    • wasabi 
    • curry 
    • marine 
    • cherry 
    • slate 
    • razzleberry
If you are ready to order or wish to see a sample, contact us today at

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hand-painted Woodland Posie

Don't let the simplicity of this design fool you - these are one-of-a-kind invitations.

The design originates with a stamp but is embossed on watercolor paper with clear powder to allow the white markings to come through. Then, the areas between the lines are hand-painted with colors blending together, just as they do in nature. And, as in nature, no two will be identical.

This technique can be translated into different designs for different occasions. Imagine watercolored invitations for a shower, a brunch, or any kind of celebration.

These invitations are quite time-consuming so require a longer lead time for large quantities; please keep that in mind. In spite of that, if you love watercolor, this may very well be your choice!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Destination Happily Ever After

Though we tend to assume a tropical venue, a destination wedding can be anywhere the couple chooses. An autumn wedding in a location where there is magnificent fall color is a great choice!

As with any destination wedding, the more time you give your friends and family to make plans, the more likely they will find a way to be there. Using an advance "save the date" notice will help your guests make arrangements. Using a photo from the place where you are getting married helps to get your guests in the mood for your wedding, even if it is months away! This simple save the date card uses a fabulous photo of the destination. Photography cards like this can have printing on the back, be made into postcards or mounted on a coordinating background. Can we help you get the word out?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Harvest Elegance

If traditional fall colors make you think of Halloween then this elegant pairing can help you make the leap to Harvest. Using tones of fig and peach, this invitation almost makes your mouth water. It's rich and deep and evokes autumn and conjures up style, but no ghosts or goblins.

Imagine a bridal bouquet that features purple calla lilies and sonja roses with fall embellishments. Picture tables with garlands of fall leaves running down the middle. Could your bridesmaids look elegant in gowns of rich hues? Can your wedding dinner incorporate the beautiful colors of harvest?

Elegance is not necessarily costly, but it is rich - in color, in tradition, in taste and in history. Like the harvest, elegance takes time to ripen.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Rustic Blue

Love the feel of rustic but searching for an alternative to burlap and lace? We think that old wood and wildflowers also create a rustic feeling. And, they widen the range of colors that will work for you!

If you have a beloved piece of old, painted furniture, you have all the inspiration you need to put together a rustic wedding without a single yard of burlap or lace.

The invitation shown here uses textures of wood, a colorful background, a stamped image, and a delicate but not lacy ribbon to create a rustic feeling that's entirely unique. And, as always, you can change the colors to match your dreams! This design is not yet spoken for - is it yours?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Autumn Romance

This invitation says autumn because of its color scheme; it says romance with each little heart-shaped leaf.  We love this design, created by Laurie, because it's incredibly versatile. In winter we can cover those branches with glittering snow. In spring they can sport tiny white flowers, and in summer they can spring into full bloom in almost any color you can imagine.

Wouldn't you love to invite your guests with an invitation no other bride and groom has ever had? Won't you love knowing that every leaf on every branch is colored by hand for your wedding?

Although Possibility Paper is our business, we want your wedding stationery to be as special as what we designed for our daughters and our nieces. We love paper and we love LOVE. Can we add a touch of romance to your wedding?

Contact us to learn more about your options.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fall Whimsy

This week's featured invitations are so much fun. Whimsical colors, patterns and art work make for truly unique invitations and stationery. The design shown here uses at least six different colors and a very non-traditional blue base. It can be modified to fit any color scheme from muted to bright. They can be folded or put together on a flat 5x7.

Whimsical weddings always seem to be happy affairs filled with interesting people and a great deal of love. They incorporate themes from art, music, literature and nature. They leave room for very creative ceremonies, clothing, decorating, and food. The cake possibilities are incredible!

If you have been looking at invitations and feeling like they all look familiar, consider a custom invitation. We can put together whatever suits your whimsy!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Vintage Autumn

Check out this creative twist on the standard fall colors. . . burgundy, pumpkin, green and brown are slightly shifted to purple, tangerine, teal and sand. An old fashioned curvy centerpiece with fairly traditional typeface adds another touch of yesteryear. All together it adds up to a very unique possibility for an autumn wedding invitation.

The custom envelope liners add another special touch - using something very ordinary to give a little hint about your beautiful wedding plans.

And best of all - because all our invitations are custom - you can shift the colors any direction you prefer.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Classic Autumn

Getting married in the fall presents a whole array of choices for your invitations. First and most obvious is color. The beautiful fall leaves of the cooler regions give us a lovely palette to explore along with timeless images of falling leaves.

Today's sample uses one of this fall's hottest colors: FIG! While it's not an expected color for a classic wedding, it has a classic vibe that works in better than most currently popular colors. The featured oak leaves signal dignity, endurance, and permanence; classic values for marriage.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


This week's design is a beautiful example of cultural fusion: traditional and modern, Eastern and Western, rich and bold colors, elegance and sparkle. It signals the recipients that they will encounter many beautiful and unexpected touches at this wedding and that the bride and groom honor their roots, or embrace a global perspective.

Every marriage is a fusion of two cultures. Some are subtle; others are distinct. All are hopeful. We have seen weddings where the couple is mixing rural and urban traditions, midwestern and southern traditions, and a wide variety of regional and international combinations. Sometimes one culture dominates but usually there will be influences derived from both families along with the couple's own experiences.

Fusion done well generally produces a gorgeous effect as you can see from this example. Unusual and beautiful color combinations, unexpected shapes and fonts hint at extraordinary experiences ahead. What cultural influences will you be bringing together at your wedding?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Let's go!

Couples decide to have a destination wedding for a wide variety of reasons but one thing they all have in common is fun!

A destination wedding has so many possibilities for really unique invitations. Themes can range from general travel images such as ships and airplanes and passports and maps to more specific designs tailored to your actual destination. 

As you are planning your travels, which of necessity will precede most of your other decisions, be on the lookout for interesting images you might want to incorporate into your save-the-dates, invitations, flowers, or reception decor. 

You will also want to be thinking about all the information your guests will need about travel, transfers, lodging, local customs, maybe even medical or legal info depending on your destination. You should probably assume you will need an insert with your invitation. Whatever you want, we will do our best to produce! Contact us if you want something outside the neighborhood for your wedding - we would love to travel with you on a paper airplane.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother of the Bride

When we were little girls, each year on their wedding anniversary our Mom would put on her gown. It was the ultimate game of dress-up and we treasured it. One year we got in on the act and served as impromptu bridesmaids. Dad captured that moment for all eternity.

 When we got married (six months apart!) Mom made putting a wedding together look easy. Now that we have each had a turn or two at helping arrange a daughter's wedding, we know that it is harder than it looks. 

However big or small a role she plays in the wedding, most moms will have some huge emotional hurdles to jump through in the process. And most will jump those hurdles with love and grace and do whatever they can to make dreams come true. 

So, whether you're planning a wedding, dreaming of a wedding or remembering your own wedding, be sure to toast your mom on Mother's Day.

And if you're a mom reading this, we wish you well through all the preparations for the wedding. May you navigate this transition with joy and grace. We hope you find the perfect dress. We hope that the couple will pick a date that works for your best friend or sister so you will have support on the big day.  We hope you can keep a merry heart throughout the planning. And most of all, may you relax and enjoy the party!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Soft romance

Have you seen Beauty & the Beast yet? It's so romantic! And so beautiful to look at. Romance changes the way we see things. Images blur and everything seems to slow down. Moments are highlighted and shine in the midst of this soft and gentle experience.

Our Soft Romance invitation shown here is a great example of that moment. Beautiful flowers surround your romance. A vellum overlay softens the lines and colors and highlights the words of invitation with some beautiful golden highlights to help the reader focus on what's about to happen.

Like all of the designs pictured on our blog, this design is our own. And it can be modified. Do you like the style but not the colors? Tell us. Would you rather have silver highlights? We can change that. Love everything but hate the font? Speak up - this is the beauty of custom invitations!

We know that many of you are in the process of making plans for a fall wedding. And while you may love this invitation, it's just too summery for your autumn wedding.

Here is the same invitation rendered with fall colors and highlighted by falling leaves. For us, the process is exactly the same, but for you it can make all the difference.

We provide these designs to get your imagination going. We love imagining with you - it's our favorite part! Can you imagine this invitation with snowflakes or sprigs of holly for a winter wedding? We can!

Let us know what you imagine and we'll try to make your dreams come true!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Boho Botanicals

Do you love light and shine and deep colors? Then you have a Boho kind of style! The invitation pictured here really captures the Boho style without going too far.

This invitation is rich in color, incorporates copper shine and is one that people will remember long after your wedding! It would work for a garden wedding, a destination wedding, a summer or fall wedding. It is beautiful and the fern like branches make it exotic, yet still familiar.

It also opens the door for you to use ferns in your decorating scheme which can add a lot of "floral" to your wedding without blowing the budget - and you can share them with others after the wedding to say thank you for being part of your day. Ferns can live a long time so recipients  will remember your special day for years to come.

As our invitations show - your wedding can have a style all its own - scroll through the past several weeks and look at the wide variations available to you - and then imagine what kind of vision you want your invitations to cast.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stepping Back In Time

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue, or lavender or mauve or sepia or seafoam. . .

Vintage weddings can be intriguing. Pearls, lace, dried flowers, and other antique touches guarantee a unique wedding celebration. Obviously, unlike the silver or china, your invitations can't be imported from the past. You can, however, have an invitation made that incorporates all your favorite themes from days gone by.

The invitation pictured here uses both floral and lace themes, embellished with pearls and artificially aged. Imagine telegraphing your guests that they will get to step back in time when they attend your wedding. You can can choose both your elements and your colors when you engage Possibility Paper to design a custom vintage invitation for your special day - whether it's from the 1920's or 30's or 40's. What period appeals to you?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Touch of the Traditional

Traditional invitations were the only choice until the late 1980's. Now they are but one of  many choices. Similar to elegant invitations they usually feature black, gold, or silver print on a white or cream background. Often, as in the one shown here, there is a flourish or embellishment reminiscent of an earlier time.

There is something very pleasing about a traditional invitation. It evokes a civilized feeling - Downton Abbey comes to mind. Even if you work for the Crawleys, for this one day of your life you can live as if you were one of them.

These invitations signal your guests that they are in for a lovely time. There probably won't be any big surprises - unless you decide to arrive in a carriage drawn by four white horses. Your guests will know that they are expected to dress up; no one will show up at your wedding in blue jeans. Tastefully conveying your expectations for your wedding is a gracious way to invite your friends and family.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Rustic With a Twist

Rustic weddings have been all the rage for the past few seasons and there's no sign they are losing popularity. They offer lots of chances for creativity, imaginative color combinations, and ways to bring nature into your wedding and reception.

Here's a new twist on an invitation! This design features a mason jar shape, and endless possibilities for creativity. It's an invitation people will remember with a smile!  Setting the tone with this sweet jar you can work all kinds of jars into your wedding and reception: as candles, vases, even as glasses.

A glass jar contains so many symbols of a good marriage! It's transparent: no secrets inside. It's durable, but also fragile. It is intended to preserve something that will nurture you in the future - your love! Maybe that's why this trend shows no signs of slowing down.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Garden Romance

Garden weddings are so romantic. Flowers, sunshine, loved ones gathered around. . . You can start cultivating your garden theme with your invitations!

Take a look at the invitations pictured here. This is a great example of how a small change can provide a big impact. The use of white or cream is always one of the first questions we'll ask you. Many people tie it to the color of the dress but that's not a "rule". Which color do you like more?

You can also see that changing the color of the layer also gives the invitations a different feel - definitely something you'll want to consider when you're looking over the possibilities. Changing the color of the flowers can also create a mood or feeling. You get to decide!

The pictured invitations are 5x5. Square invitations are very attention getting - just be aware that both your envelope and postage prices will increase. If that blows your budget - we can resize these to a standard envelope with very little loss of impact. There are so many things to consider - we hope we can help you make your dreams come true!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Simple Elegance

One definition of elegance is "the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple." If you are putting together an elegant wedding, perhaps a pleasingly ingenious and simple design like the one pictured here will fit in with your plans.

Using a black and white pallette nearly always appears elegant. This same effect can be achieved with similar combinations: navy and white, as shown here, slate and ivory, even a deep eggplant or chocolate with a neutral such as white or ivory. Share your dreams with us and we'll do our very best to help you put together an elegant invitation.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Touch of Whimsy

When we start  a project  for you we ask you to characterize the style  of  your wedding. One of the style  options  is whimsical and this Save the Date captures it perfectly.

A "whimsical" style is fun, free-spirited, and almost always colorful. Odds are good that the couple who chooses this style is fun and free-spirited as well. And they get to pick the colors  for their special day.

Whatever your whimsy we will do our best to set the tone you want for your  wedding. Over  the  next  few  weeks  we will be showing  examples  of our various style categories. Stay tuned!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Take it to the Reception

One advantage that comes with custom invitations is the ability to coordinate many different parts of your event. The table signs and menus pictured here coordinated well with this couple's announcement of their marriage (they eloped!) and the invitation to the reception. They had traveled the world together and ultimately married in Greece overlooking the sea. The tables were marked with maps of their favorite cities and their menus were matted on maps - perfect for this pair of travellers.

For the nautical wedding described in a previous post we made small boxes with tags which the bride and her maids assembled and filled with salt water taffy as favors for their guests.

We have worked with brides who got married as far away as Greece (this one), and as close as South Dakota, with receptions in Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Providence, Austin, Las Vegas and even tiny places you've never heard of. In some cases we have only worked on the reception, using the themes from the invitations. Sometimes we never meet our brides in person (though we love it when we do!) but 21st century communication makes a lot of wonderful collaborations possible. How can we help you with your special day?

Monday, March 6, 2017

An Enchanted Invitation

The spectacular design in the photo is the product of Laurie's incredible eye for color and detail. Three individual layers are crafted and then the top two, the white and green, are assembled like a puzzle and affixed to the blue. It takes a bit more time than a more streamlined invitation but it has a wow factor you can't get with a simple two-layer invitation.

Note that the response card has a coordinating design stamped on it. In real life the color of the ink on the RSVP card matches the green paper layer of the invitation. It might not appear to match on your computer screen but they will match for you if that's your desire.

Each design we make for a couple is unique. We may use the same elements in a different way on another invitation but only one couple will get to use this design. This particular design is not designated for anyone yet - it's available if you love it! And of course you can have it your way - this design can be replicated in shades of your colors. Is this one for you? If it is, send us an email at and let's start planning.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tools of the Trade

The array of tools we have at our disposal for creating your invitations would surprise you. This picture shows several of the tools in use on our current project.

Starting with paper and ink, and your theme, ideas, and preferences, we sort through our (impressive) collection of stamps and also look for printable art that might bring your theme into the design. We print a draft of your invitation wording in the size you've chosen and get to work at personalizing it.

Sometimes  invitations will be enhanced with heat embossing which adds some subtle texture and shine to the invitation. Others get texture added using a process called dry embossing which shapes the paper without changing the color. Some get colored with ink, others get their color from punched shapes (see the leaves and flowers in this photo.) Sometimes the corners will be shaped using a variety of punches; often the invitaion will be layered on a mat of a different color.

Putting it all together creates an original and unique hand-crafted invitation that will never be duplicated for another bride and groom!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Putting it all together

In Texas some people pronounce the words "suit" and "suite" the same. We tend to refer to our collections as suites, pronounced sweet. So, whether you think the pieces in this photo are a suite of wedding stationery, or a suit, you are right. It is a sweet set that belongs together.

This invitation was printed, and then embellished with hand-assembled floral sprigs. The RSVP postcard, and additional information note are printed using the same colors, slightly muted, with a woodgrain background on both sides to coordinate with the invitation. The wedding program is also printed. Any of the pieces except the postcard could have included variations on the sprigs included on the invitation.

You can expand your suite to include table numbers, favor packaging, thank you notes, escort cards, doorhangers, placecards, and even give a hint of it in your save-the-dates if you decide early enough.

You may notice a theme similar to an invitation we highlighted a couple of weeks ago - if you did, you have a good eye. This is another sample made for the same bride who received this sample. What she ended up with was a variation on this one; after the groom added his opinions some additional changes were made. It's custom - we will tweak it until you are satisfied!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Welcome Your Guests in Style

Imagine how pleased and surprised your guests will be when they show up at the hotel and find a friendly welcome from you hanging on their door. These days many of your wedding guests may have come a long distance to help you celebrate so let them know how glad you are to have them with you on your special day. Hotels are generally happy to put these doorhangers out for you if you've reserved a block of rooms.

The signature design you choose for your custom invitations can be carried through to many other welcoming touches. For instance, you may want to include an insert in your invitations that provides information about blocks of hotel rooms, directions between hotels and venue or from the wedding venue to the reception, and where you are registered.

Once your invitation design is finalized you can start thinking about other ways you want to use your signature design.  (You can see the invitation that inspired this doorhanger here.) Put your unique touch on doorhangers, welcome bags, service folders, place cards, table numbers, favors, and thank you notes. Some couples have even made labels for water bottles or fans when they expect a warm day for an outdoor wedding.

Possibility Paper Company will be happy to provide whatever you need to show your guests how much you value their presence.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ahoy Matie!

Photo credit Mekina Saylor
The suite so elegantly photographed to the right is from a 2015 wedding we did with a nautical theme. Though the separate pieces are quite simple, the full package was very elegant, and most fitting for this wedding by the sea.

This bride and groom had quite the romantic story - they shared summers in a small town in Maine. They also shared a love of sailing that they worked into every aspect of their wedding including lovely pictures taken aboard a very big sailing vessel with everyone's bare feet on display.

These invitations are called "flat mats" because the invitation is printed and then mounted on a mat of another color to make it really pop. If you look closely you'll see that they are printed in navy blue to correspond with the mat. Less easily seen in the photo is that the anchors and wheels are embossed - shiny and raised. Navy, white, and gold - a classic combination of colors that will never go out of style.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Woodland Wedding

Here is an invitation that is perfect for a woodland wedding; it features woodgrain and wildflowers. You can customize it with a range of colors and flowers; even the shape of the central panel can be adjusted to fit your vision.

This invitation is a sample that we made for a bride using her colors. In the design phase we typically make 2-3 samples using your colors and theme and the preferences that show up in the ideas you share with us. This was the most expensive sample in her suite because of all the steps involved:

Cutting paper layers
Texturing the woodgrain layer
Shaping the information layer
Constructing the floral embellishments
Attaching them to your card.

You may choose to have RSVP cards, additional information enclosures, double envelopes, embellished envelopes, a pocket or belly band to keep it all together. It's customized for you.

Each layer or embellishment is charged according to the cost of time and materials. An invitation like the one shown would be priced by each layer and embellishment and envelope. The more pieces, the pricier the invitation, but if you give us a budget we won't send you a sample that will exceed your limits.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Setting the Tone

Your invitations are often the first inkling your guests have of what your wedding will be like. Some weddings are stiff and formal affairs, foreshadowed by stiff and formal invitations in black and white with a nod to gold or silver. The invitation for a destination wedding in an exotic location will probably feature rich tropical colors and make you long for some time on the beach. A rustic wedding in the backyard will probably make use of natural papers and neutral or muted colors - perhaps with a bolder accent.

This invitation was for a bride who got married in her parents' back yard. It was the wedding she had always dreamed of, complete with the perfect groom and her close and loving family gathered round. This invitation used watercolor paper which has a bumpy grain unlike any other. It is sturdy, and textured, and gives you amazing possibilities with ink and water. Generally the colors will be muted with soft edges. It is a very gentle presentation.

Your paper can improve or degrade your invitation. Good paper allows your images and text to stand out. Inferior paper can allow them to bleed or smudge. Some people won't notice these details but the ones who do will appreciate them. From the invitations to the envelopes - quality shows. Possibility Paper uses only quality paper for our invitations. We want your invitations to show your guests how much you value their presence at your wedding.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Colors of Spring

The invitation to the left is a creation using some of the happiest colors of spring. Do you love them? Or would you rather see shades of pink and purple? How about sage and yellow and orange? This is the beauty of custom design - you can have it your way!

This invitation features stamping, punching, layering, printing and pearls. Now imagine it with fall leaves stamped and layered for your autumn affair or evergreen branches, pine cones and holly berries for a winter wedding. Want a little more sparkle? Use rhinestones instead of pearls or emboss the punched images so they shine or tip the flowers with some glitter. The possibilities are endless.

When you engage Possibility Paper to make your invitations, you get to show us things you like but wish were just a little different. Then we try to make your vision come to life. So pick your colors, decide what kind of theme you'd like to have, and let's put our heads together and figure out what you love. And then you can carry what you love through every part of your wedding - from the save the dates to the thank you notes.