Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Junior League of Huntsville Butterfly Project

I recently had the honor of working with the Butterfly Project. This is an amazing event organized by the Junior League of Huntsville. They collect prom dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry so that they can dress over 100 young seniors for their prom. In addition to that several young ladies are given scholarships to local universities.

Monday, January 23, 2012

About Belle Announcements

Thank you so much for visiting Belle Announcements.  My name is Liv and I started Belle back in 2007 because quite simply, I adore snail mail. I have written notes and letters ever since I learned to write. It has been a joy to send little bits of happy and it's a joy to receive them.

Evites and emails are so impersonal. I really want to encourage snail mail. I honestly believe that letter writing is the solution to the electronic clutter in our lives. It's a magical art that inspires smiles and happy feelings! You don't get that from a tweet or an evite.

I am determined to make sure your birth announcement or cupcake invitation stays on the fridge for months. A beautiful, quality card will be gently placed in scrapbooks and memory boxes for years to come. I want to design that card for you not only as an artist but as a mom. It's important to me that your announcement or invitation be a treasure.

I take great pride in the quality of the products that I offer. I am happy to custom design an announcement, invitation or stationery card for you. I started Belle because I felt like stationery companies were becoming very automated. You design it online and it’s mailed to you. No frills or personalization. I want to offer you the best customer service as well as the best design options with all the extra bells and whistles. If you like a design but want to adjust colors, simply ask!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vintage Hot Air Balloon Invitation

Yes, I am obsessed with this hot air balloon! I can't help myself, here is the new baby girl shower invitation.  Coming soon will be another baby girl version as well as a blue boy! Celebrate your friend's pregnancy with this classic baby shower invitation.

Cardstock or Printable available

Introducing 130 lb Matte Cardstock

We have introduced a new cardstock option - 130 lb Premium Matte cardstock. It is by far the thickest of all our papers, feels smooth and looks fantastic. The thick matte stock absorbs the liquid ink for a rich, smooth finish.  The images on our designs are printed with liquid vs thousands of tiny dots. This extra steps makes all the difference in your custom experience.  Want to see for yourself? Email us your address and we'll send you a sample pack, free!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vintage Hot Air Balloon Gender Reveal Invitation

Of late most of our custom requests are centered around vintage and unique themed parties such as Gender Reveal Baby Showers. So we've combined the two requests into this Vintage inspired Gender Reveal Invitation featuring baby blue and pink hot air balloon! I personally am in love with the hot air balloon so you can look for many more stationery cards with this fabulous balloon. You can purchase the 5 by 7 cardstock from our main Belle Announcements web store. I highly recommend the pearl cardstock! It's gorgeous!

If you enjoy the DIY projects, you may also purchase this design as a printable from our Etsy Store for $15.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Top Selling Christmas Photo Card for 2011

Drumroll please!!!! This year's winner truly surprised me. I really thought that Classic Holiday Blue would be the top seller. When I designed this I fell instantly in love. I used it as my family photo and though we printed a lot of them, it was not our top card.

Our top card for 2011 went to Christmas Tide! This was the year for tide for sure. This design along with other houndtooth designs on our site were made for all the dedicated Alabama Fans out there. Never have I printed so much Houndstooth!!! Roll Tide! After an amazing Christmas of printing Crimson and Houndstooth inspired cards, I watched the Tide win the 2011 National Championship Game to become the 2011 BCS National Champions! Rock on!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Our Top Selling Invitation in 2011

Our top selling invitation for 2011 was our Gender Reveal Party Invitation with a Football Ticket Theme! Thank you to everyone who made 2011 a success! This item is available as a cardstock invitation and is gorgeous in Pearl! Or you can purchase it from our Etsy Printable store for $15!

Pink v. Blue

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Custom Photo Stationery Giveaway!

Announcing our 12 giveaways of 2012! Each month we will be offering a giveaway on our Facebook Fan Page.

Our first giveaway is going to be a set of 12 Custom Photo Cards. These are printed using solid ink and 80 lb cover stock. They are folded notecards. Envelopes are included.

To enter this giveaway, follow these quick steps! 
1. You must first "Like" our Facebook Fan Page.
2. Post a link to our Facebook Page on your Wall and ask your friends to join. You can use the SHARE link under our post for easy linking or use http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belle-Announcements/89474002726
3. Ask your friends to post on our Wall with your name. For example, "______ referred me"

The person with the most referrals by 8 pm central time, January 13, 2012 will receive the Custom Photo Cards. Happy Referring!

Available for purchase Exclusively in our Etsy Store

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shiver me Timbers! Pirate Party Printables

Arrrrrrrrrgh! Our Pirate themed printables have hit shore!
Blimey, your maties will cast off for your party shores when this invite floats ashore. You'll be seeking grog for sure after your hunger is aroused by these cupcake toppers. Yum yum mates, the whole crew will want one of these candy bars before casting off for distant ports. Your cask of rum, aka bottled water, will quench your thirst as you grab onto these nattily-labeled bottles.
Printable Pirate Candy Bar Wrapper
Printable Pirate Waterbottle Labels
Printable Pirate Party Invitations
Printable Pirate Cupcake Toppers