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Borrowed & Blue Handmade Invitations

Ohio, United States · 1504 Sales

bbinvitations

Borrowed & Blue Handmade Invitations

Ohio, United States 1504 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(328)
Lindsay Tupta

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Lindsay Tupta

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5 out of 5 stars
(328)
incabb

incabb on Jul 22, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The ink on the city skyline was darker than the proof I received, and the card stock itself was a bit darker too. Good customer service, my save the date was nice, I just wished I'd been brighter. It's a fun occasion after all!

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About

For the Love of Paper

As a children's book author and illustrator, I was looking for something to keep me creative between books, which usually I'm working on for 4-6 months at a time. I have always loved paper and typography and decided it would be fun to try designing wedding invitations and social stationery. Eventually I opened Borrowed & Blue Invitations in 2010 after working out some designs I thought people might like.

In the beginning there was a lot of trial and error, finding the right combination of designs and how to gain interest in them. But soon I had happy customers who began referring me to friends and family. I now run the entire print shop and business out my home studio along with my mom, Terrie Haley, who co-designs and manages B&B. When you order a Borrowed & Blue invitation, we design, print, and assemble it entirely ourselves. Borrowed & Blue prides itself on handmade one-of-a-kind beautiful invitations. Enjoy!

Photos courtesy of Sarah Sloboda, www.sarahsloboda.com

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  • Lindsay Tupta

    Owner, Designer, Printer

    Lindsay is a children's book author and illustrator who primarily works in cut paper and mixed media. Her love of design, typography, and of course paper led her to open Borrowed & Blue Invitations in 2010.

  • Terrie Haley

    Designer, Manager

    Terrie joined B&B in 2014 as co-designer and manager. She is Lindsay's mom and also a fabulous graphic designer with 30+ years of experience.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2014
Welcome to Borrowed & Blue! Please feel free to message me if you don't see the answer to your question below. Thanks!!

WHY HANDMADE?

Borrowed & Blue prides itself on making everything from scratch, the way you would with one of your grandmother's old cookie recipes. From start to finish everything is handmade in-house. All of the vintage or found papers featured as liners or invitations in my shop are meticulously collected by me from various locations, some of which are as old at the 1800s. Although I cannot offer the same type of discounts as many of the online wedding invitation vendors, I can promise you a unique and one-of-a-kind invitation created especially for both you and your fiancee.

QUANTITIES:

A minimum order of 20 is required on all invitation and save the date orders, unless otherwise stated in the listing.

PROOFS:

You will receive an electronic proof within 3 days once you have purchased the deposit for your listing.

Two rounds of complimentary proofs are included in your proofing fee. Each additional proof requested after the first two will be a $10 charge per proof.

ONCE A PROOF IS APPROVED, BORROWED & BLUE INVITATIONS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY APPROVED MISTAKES THAT ARE PRINTED.

PAPER:

All paper is made from 100% recycled content and created using renewable energy sources.

LINERS:

Liners are available in all of the colors shown in my color chart. Patterned liners are available but are subject to change depending on availability. All liners are cut by hand which allows for a wide range of options to choose from.

PRODUCTION TIME:

Wedding Invitations

3-4 weeks

Save the Dates/Social Invitations/Stationery

1-2 weeks

Orders can be rushed for an additional fee depending on how quickly you need it. Please convo me with questions and/or pricing information about expediting an order.

DISCOUNTS:

Applies to all orders.

100+ Invitation Sets: 10% off
150+ Invitation Sets: 15% off
200+ Invitation Sets: 20% off

All wedding invitation customers receive a 10% discount off all wedding accessories including:

- Menus
- Programs
- Place Cards
- Thank You Notes
- Table Numbers

PRINTING PROCESS:

Borrowed & Blue invitations are flat printed using a laser printer.

CUSTOM DESIGN FEE:

All customer's requesting a custom design will be charged an additional $50 fee per design. This fee includes up to three proof revisions.

FAQ:

Can I use a liner from another invitation in your shop?

Yes, all liners can be swapped out between invitations.

Can I have my wedding invitation sample personalized?

No, all samples arrive as shown in the listing. Once you purchase a deposit for the design you have chosen, you will receive an electronic proof that will include wording specific to your event.

Can you print the mailing addresses of my guests?

Yes. It is .75/each for guest mailing address printing. Please send guest names and addresses in an excel spreadsheet EXACTLY AS YOU WANT THEM PRINTED. In other words if you want them to read Mr. and Mrs. before each name then you must type that out in your spreadsheet.

Can you print invitations in other languages?

Yes, Borrowed & Blue loves to do overseas weddings and events! There are limitations to the languages we are able to print in, so please make sure to message us with the language you are interested in before placing an order.

For any additional questions you may have that you don't see listed above, please send me a message :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Shipping rates depend on your quantity, but typically vary between $5.00-$15.00 sent via USPS Priority Mail and arrive in 2-3 days. All shipments include delivery confirmation so you can track your order.

FOR CUSTOM ORDERS: shipping prices will be reflected in the reserve listing posted for the total cost of your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds or exchanges will be given once paper and/or envelopes have been special ordered for you. Should you decide to cancel an order after receiving a proof, you will not be refunded the deposit for your proof. You may however cancel the order as long as paper has not been ordered for you yet.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always happy to take on custom orders, please message me with any questions.