August 5, 2014

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June 13, 2014

Frozen Birthday Party

The movie Frozen is all kids can sing these days, and we can't blame them! With catchy tunes and loveable characters, the Pixar film has kids and adults alike hooked. Somehow with the anticipation of summer beginning, we're still hoping for a little icy magic.


Welcome the sight of snowflakes back to your home with a frozen themed birthday party. Guests will be surprised and delighted to see this snowflake invitation appear in their mail this time of year. Playful wording of "Princess (insert birthday girl's name) invites your to her frozen summer party" will get guests even more excited. During the party, cool off with a party theme of blues, purples, and silvers to accent the ice occasion. We love the idea of leaving food on a designated table for kids, so that they may help themselves to treats like Olaf noses (carrots), melted snowmen (water), or reindeer antlers (pretzels) when they need a quick snack. Arts and crafts ideas are endless for kids. We particularly love these friendship bracelets or these princess snowflake wands. End the day with yummy frozen desserts, like these "ice blocks" made of blue jello. Just because it's warm outside, doesn't mean we can't build a snowman!

June 4, 2014

Kraft Paper Bridal Shower

A popular new trend in the wedding industry is the use of DIY (do it yourself) materials in wedding decor. While the bride and groom may not have actually done it themselves, the fun additions to your wedding or bridal shower can give the event a more casual and homemade style.

Searching for bridal shower invitations can be daunting, but finding one to fit your theme is easy at FineStationery.com. Offering the best designs in wedding stationery, there is an invitation for every theme, season, and color scheme. Once you select your favorite invitation, you can begin planning your bridal shower decorations to match.

This craft paper theme was based off the feminine bridal shower invitations by Bonnie Marcus, available at FineStationery. The white ink on brown paper makes this invitation really pop! Craft paper is a very affordable decor that can be used in many different decoration ideas, from food prep to favors. Stop by your local butcher shop and see if they have extra yards of paper to spare, or you can visit your local craft supplies store and by it on a roll.

For table numbers and centerpieces, we were inspired by this simple and feminine baby's breath arrangement on Etsy. Continue the trend with easy-to-make drink stirrers with tiny craft paper flags. With a white paint pen, scribe a cheerful saying like "I do!" or "Cheers!" or a mix of different celebratory expressions. Guests will get a kick out of your sweet candy bar station that is constructed from bowls or baskets lined with brown paper bags - how easy! Use small scoopers and allow guests to fill up their own brown paper bag with treats to take home after the event.

To reduce costs on flower arrangements, go with living plants. Mini succulents are very inexpensive bridal shower favors and need little care. Wrapped with paper and tied with twine, they are perfect for place settings and take home gifts! If you prefer a traditional bridal shower favor, you can incorporate the craft paper theme with custom stickers with elegant typography to match your invitation. These square stickers are an easy way to tie in your favor to the shower decor.

Want more ideas? Be sure to check us out on Pinterest! 

June 2, 2014

#MyBestMoment Photo Contest

Do you have a photo that you would love to see turned into a beautiful piece of artwork? Enter our contest for a chance to win!
 
JUNE 2ND-8TH: All photo entries must be uploaded to Facebook or Instagram along with the entry form submission. PHOTO SUBMISSION PERIOD HAS ENDED.
 JUNE 9TH-15TH: Visit the Voting Gallery where Facebook Fans can vote once a day on their favorite photo. Voting ends June 15th at 11:59pm EDT!

FineStationery.com® #MyBestMoment Photo Contest
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON FACEBOOK.COM.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
1. PROMOTION PERIOD: FINESTATIONERY.COM® #MyBestMoment Photo Contest (hereinafter the "Contest") begins on 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 2, 2014, and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on June 15, 2014.  (the "Promotion Period").  The Promotion Period will be broken down into two stages.  The First Stage will be the Entry Period where entries will be accepted and will start at 12:01 am EDT on June 2, 2014 and end at 11:59 pm EDT on June 8, 2014 (the “Entry Period”).  The Second Stage will be the Voting Period where the eligible entries will be voted upon and will start at 12:01 am EDT on June 9, 2014 and will end at 11:59 pm EDT on June 15, 2014 (the “Voting Period”).
2.  Entry Details
2.1 HOW TO ENTER:  To enter, you must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and must have or open an account on Facebook.com to participate in the Contest.  Entrants are to submit a photo that represents a great or best moment in their life.
One Entry per person, two ways to Enter:
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or
b)  Upload a photo via Instagram with hashtag #MyBestMoment as well as @finestationery and @carriebeth_art, and then go to the FineStationery.com® Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/FineStationery and fill out the entry form.
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2.3  Representations:  You Represent and Warrant (i) you are at least eighteen (18) years of age; (ii) the Entry is a) original to you and you are the sole owner, creator, inventor and/or author of the Entry or b) you have the all the rights, powers, permissions and/or authority to use and allow Sponsor to use the photo, images, names and other information that may be on the Entry iii)  you grant Sponsor the exclusive right to use of the Entry in any advertising and promotional materials (visual, sound, print and/or electronic form), including posting entries on its website, (iv) you grant Sponsor any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances to use the Entry; (v) use the Entry will not infringe the rights of any third parties (including copyright, trademark, rights of likeness, rights of privacy and rights of publicity), and that you have all rights and permissions necessary for Sponsor’s use of the Entry; (vi) you have full right and authorization to submit the Entry and that no other person or entity has or shall have any right, title or interest in or to the Entry; and (vii) the Entry has not been used, or permitted to be used, for publically available commercial purposes, including but not limited to advertisements; and (viii) you  hereby hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from any use of the Entry and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the entry or to be compensated for any such uses. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and may not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.  You also agree that you will not use, or allow someone else to use, the Entry for publically available commercial purposes, including, but not limited to advertisements.
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  2. You must have the permission to uses the images, names and likenesses of any and all individuals in any photo that is your Entry.  If any of the individuals are under the age of majority in your state then you must have their parent’s permission.  Permission must be to use and enter the photo and also to allow Sponsor to use the photo in any advertising pursuant to section. 
  3. The Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  4. The Entry must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;
  5. We are a family friendly company so each Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  6. Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where submission is created.
3. HOW TO VOTE:
a. Entries will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/FineStationery for voting during the Voting Period.
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c. Cast your vote for the most heart warming entry
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4. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”) One (1) Winner will receive a) a custom portrait illustration from artist Carrie Beth Taylor of the winning entry and b) $200 Gift Certificate to FineStationery.com®.  The total ARV of the all prizes are $600 USD.
5. WINNER SELECTION: Prize will be awarded to the Entry that receives the highest percentage of votes at the end of the Voting Period.
5.1 ONLINE VOTING TO DETERMINE THE WINNER.   One (1) Prize Winner will be determined from among the eligible submissions according to the highest percentage of visitor votes received.  In the event of a tie vote, Sponsor will make the final determination on Prize winner.  All Prizes will be awarded and potential winners will be notified by email address provided upon entry. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitutions are allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prizes of equal or greater value if advertised prizes are unavailable
6.  GENERAL RULES: Taxes, related to the prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility, if applicable. Prize winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) within seven (7) days of notification attempt or prizes will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, image, photo, sobriquet and biographical information for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these OFFICIAL RULES and winner releases Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of prize. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Facebook account of the entrant. Entries are subject to verification of eligibility and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter Contest are prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply.   Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; violates the OFFICIAL RULES; or acts in an unsportsmanlike, obscene or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or damaged entries due to internet services providers service, weather, technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures or corruption of any sort, and award prizes from eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 
7.  ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry who have or open an account on Facebook.com.  Employees and families of Fine Stationery, Inc. (“Sponsor”) their parent company, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families are ineligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
8.   WINNER LIST: For the name of the winner, visit the link below from 6/20/2014 through 7/31/14 on: http://blog.finestationery.com/2014/05/mybestmoment-photo-contest.html
9.  SPONSOR & ADMINITRATOR: The Sponsor and Administrator of this Contest is Fine Stationery, Inc., Attn: #MyBestMoment Photo Contest, 201 West 14th Street, Suite 200, Wilmington, DE 19801.
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April 18, 2014

Black and White Graduation Party

Congrats, graduate! You've made it through your academic career, and although there may have been a few bumps in the road, you are well on your way to receiving your diploma. Hosting a graduation party is a great way to celebrate this huge milestone. Graduating from high school or college only happens once, so mark this milestone with family, friends, and a great party. Here is our idea for a great black and white graduation party to help plan your event:

Black and White Graduation Party

Start off your party planning with the perfect party invitations. There are great new designs for graduation invitations as well as graduation announcements on FineStationery. This new design from Inviting Company (Cabana Stripe Invitation via FineStationery) has a lot of great on-trend party elements that we are seeing in the party planning world. Gold metallic and black and white stripes are huge for 2014, and make a great graduation party theme for your graduate.

Keeping to a color scheme is easy once planned. So we kept everything simple with black and white stripe party decorations. These striped paper lanterns make great decorations for daytime entertaining, or can be used with white lights at night. (paper lantern balloons via ZGallerie) Party balloons are a must! Giant round latex balloons make a huge statement and make it easier to have fewer decorations, but bigger impact! Add lovely metallic gold tassel for extra flare. They also play off the idea of a graduation tassel, don't you agree? (Oversize balloons with tassels via LAINA)

Personalized napkins are a great added touch to any party. With many motifs, fonts, and ink colors, there are plenty of designs to match your party decor. (personalized napkins via FineStationery)

Bold black and white stripes on this tablecloth transform your backyard into a chic fete filled with life. Accent with a few mini vases of the graduate's favorite blooms for a more colorful tablescape. (tablecscape via Merriment Events)

Finally, let's talk food and drinks. Keep plenty of refreshments going, especially in warmer temperatures! Display a large water pitcher on a table for self serve, or pass out pre-filled lemon waters with fun black and white straws for guests to enjoy. These fresh glasses are accented with lemon slices and a fun black and white paper straw. The martini glasses make everyone feel a little bit more grown up! (lemon water via Modernly Wed)

This absolutely stunning floral and stripe cake really ties in all the elements of the party together, and we love how original it is. (stripe and floral cake via Hey There, Cupcake!) For more sweet treats, there black and gold graduation cupcakes are great to add to your dessert table. Prepare before hand with fondant numbers to represent the graduation class. (recipe via Celebrations.com)

Seems simple enough, right? Get more inspiration from our Graduation pinboard>