Thanks for checking out my blog! I try to keep it up to date with images from the projects I'm working on and cool things I find along the way. Feel free to comment on any of the posts, shoot me an email, or visit my website www.ambpaperworks.com if you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Choosing a Custom Wedding Invitation Designer

There are so many decisions that go into planning a wedding - when & where, colors, style, theme, etc... choosing a custom wedding invitation designer is just one of many!

Read this great article on the top 10 things to consider and then contact AMB Paperworks if you are ready to get started on your custom project.

Can't wait to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our new swatches and samples are here and they are fantastic! My delivery of everything pictured (left) arrived this afternoon and I couldn't wait to dig into it!

There are some gorgeous new patterns and great new colors in the patterns that we already love. The favor containers are super fun and I can't wait to work on my first project that uses pocket cards and pocket envelopes!

I can't wait to share this with you!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Party Spot

Have you heard about party spot? It is to parties and events what the knot is to weddings - an amazing resource!

I know that there are a lot of you out there planning open houses for your 2010 graduates. Why not check out party spot as a quick and easy way to find a chair rental company, a local caterer, and some fabulous INVITATIONS (of course!)

You can see our listing HERE and have fun planning your next party!

the Knot

If you're planning a wedding or know someone that is - you need to check this out (if you haven't already!)

the Knot is the ultimate wedding planning resource and we're on it! Find us under "invitations" in the Grand Rapids, Michigan vendors section - HERE!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The new colors are coming!

This year, there’s so much more to work with in the Envelopments line! There are new patterned stocks and new shapes like Pocket Envelopes and Pocket Cards enclosures to create more design opportunities. Coordinate an entire event by bringing colors and prints from the Save the Dates and the Invitations through to the place cards and new Favor Containers.

We’re excited to share 111 new stocks, bringing the Envelopments design palette to a total of 231 colors. The new collection includes 11 new matte stocks, 15 metallic stocks, 7 textured metallic stocks, 4 new duplex stocks, and introducing 9 new letterpress stocks. In addition to all that and the current colors, there are 65 new patterned stocks from 5 new Envelopments Original Patterns: Bloom, Brocade, Swiss, Sutra, and Mod. You’re going to love them all!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

tasty fun!

This is what I've been working on lately... branding. It's a fun change of pace from all of the wedding work that I have keeping me busy during this time of the year.

As an extra bonus, this business is one that I can't wait to visit! I can't fill you in on all the details yet, but I can point you to the website that will be launching soon (it's counting down!) and you can find out all the tasty details!!! www.cupcakebydesign.com

If you own your own business and need some help with branding, or if you already have a brand image and just need some help pulling things together - packaging, labels, business cards, stationery, letterhead, etc. Drop me a line and we'll setup some time to chat about what you need and how I can help!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fabric sew-in labels

We now offer fabric sew-in labels!

I started researching options for this product for one of my current clients and found an awesome printable cotton fabric. They are completely customizable, can be printed in full color and cut to any size! They are also colorfast and machine washable.

Contact me if you could use this product - I'd love to work on a project for you!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kathleen's Kloset

This is one of the many things I have been working on in the past few weeks - branding for my friend Kathy's new business "Kathleen's Kloset"

She makes the gorgeous handbags and totes that you see in the shop windows in this design. There are tons of great fabric colors and patterns to choose from and you can dress up your bag with an optional clip on flower if you like.

I have one of her bags and I love it! I've even put it to the test taking it with me on a family trip to Disney World and it was awesome! If you need a new purse or are looking for a unique gift for someone you should check it out! She's brand new to a lot of this so her website is still a work-in-progress. She does have a ton of pictures of fabric options and completed bags on her Facebook page though. Happy shopping!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Time Out

AMB Paperworks will be closed for office renovations and vacation from Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 21. Please feel free to call or email during this time - we will get back to you on Monday, February 22nd.

A little Valentine's Day Love

Book a wedding or event planning date for 2010/2011 with Bliss Weddings by March 1st and you will automatically save 25% when you tell them you're a client of AMB Paperworks!

Bliss Weddings & Events is Michigan's premiere wedding planning and coordinating company. They specialize in full service planning, partial planning and month of (day of) coordination for weddings and events, including LGBT events. Located in the Metro Detroit & Ann Arbor area, serving all of Michigan and destination weddings and events.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Envelopments Stock Update!

Envelopments is about to launch over 110 new colors and patterns! As this short transition period begins, they will be starting the process of moving from their current line to their new stocks. Some stocks have been discontinued by the mills and are no longer available. In other cases they have chosen to replace existing stocks with new ones that are better quality and/or heavier weight, richer and more vibrant colors, and/or more printer-friendly, as well as some environmental options.

Please reference the list of discontinued stocks (below) and contact me right away if you need any of these papers. Many of them are available in limited quantities - so you need to act quickly. You can view swatches of these colors online here.

C1 Matte: Blossom, Blueberry, Burgundy Linen, Cardinal, Ecru, Forest, Huckleberry, Natural Kraft, Navy Linen, Paprika, Rain, River Rock, Robins Egg, Tartan and White

C2 Metallic: Garnet, Kyanite, Obsidian, Opal, Rhodolite, Rubelite, Sapphire, Sunstone, Tanzanite and Zinc

C3 Textured Metallic: Contessa, Delphinium, Hydrangea, Iris, Lilac, Moss, Swan, Tulip, Tusk and Willow

C4 Patterned: Aquamarine-DOT00, Azalea-DOT00, Bamboo-ABA01, Bamboo-KAL95, Bamboo-REG95, Blush Pink-REP02, Bronze-REG95, Champagnium-STA00, Coal-DOT00, Cocoa-COT00, Creme Brulee-NOU53, Geisha-STA00, Kelp-KAL95, Lapis-ABA77, Lapis-STA00, Luster-STA00, Paprika-PLU73, Powder Blue-REP50, River Rock-MEH62, Serpentine-DOT00, Swan-MEH22, Swan-MEH77 and Tusk-REG34

C5 Duplex: Blue Ice/Cappuccino, Cappuccino/Grape, Cherry/Mango, Kiwi/Blue Ice, Mango/Watermelon and Watermelon/Kiwi

Thursday, January 7, 2010

attention all spring and summer brides!

If you're getting married in May or
June and haven't started thinking about your wedding invitations yet - now is the time!

Give us a call and setup your free consultation now.