*This post is sponsored by Basic Invite and we were provided with free sample invitations so we could honestly review the product. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are our own and not influenced by the sponsoring company in any way.
I’m really excited to share a new resource with you today for customizable stationary for any occasion! Do you need an invitation card for birthday parties you’re throwing? If so, Basic Invite offers announcement cards, birthday invitations, shower invites, wedding invitations, thank you notes… if you need a card for a party or event, I promise you they have it! I ordered some samples to check out the stationary for myself and I’m going to share those samples, all of the customization features and a discount code for your order, so sit back, relax and keep scrolling!
Custom Birthday Invitation Samples
In the world of online invitations and Facebook Event invites, it sure is nice to get an actual invitation in the mail! I personally think it’s a lovely touch to send or hand out actual invitations to important events. Plus, invitations are the first impression of your party and give people a hint at your theme and what they can expect come party day!
With that in mind, quality is really important to me when I send out invitations so I wanted to order some samples to put Basic Invite to the test. I selected a variety of paper samples, card cuts, colors, foils and envelopes so I could get a feel for what they had to offer. And I’ve got great news – my samples were awesome (and they arrived earlier than expected)! You can see what I got here…
I love a weighty birthday invitation and even the standard printed card, which you can get as Smooth Coated or Signature Matte (the Donut Invitation and the 40th Birthday Invitation respectively) really feel like quality products. I added the Premium Shimmer to the Unicorn Birthday Invitation and it’s subtle, but perfect for a girly feel. I chose the Luxe Velvet paper and the Bracket Shape for the Llama Birthday Invitation and oh.my.gosh is it soft! Seriously, it feels incredibly luxurious and would be perfect for a milestone birthday party invite! The First Birthday Invitation is printed on the Double Think Matte with Rounded Corners and if you want a hefty, weighted card stock, this is definitely the way to go.
You can see I also played around with colors and patterns on the back of a few cards as well as envelope colors and options – they have over 40 different envelope colors to choose from and they’re all peel and seal so you can quickly get them in the mail. They also have different colors and patterns for the inside of your envelope as well as foil options, so you can really go all out!
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you the ability to order a printed sample of your actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print and feel the paper quality for yourself before you ever place your final order. This is such a great option in the world of online orders, so be sure to take advantage of this feature!
Invitation Customization Options
In addition to the custom samples and envelope options, Basic Invite offers some other really cool benefits:
- Almost Unlimited Colors: One thing I really loved about customizing my invitation samples, was that there are so many color options (180 options actually!) and you get an instant preview of what your invitation will look like when you select a color. And it’s not just a few colors you can select – there are so many things you can customize to make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the tiniest detail.
- Three Foil Options: Foil on invitations really adds a festive touch and you can select to add flat or raised foil in gold, silver and rose gold on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs (I opted for raised rose gold foil on the Llama Birthday Invite and did flat gold foil on the 40th Birthday Invite).
- Address Capturing Service: Basic Invite also offers an address capturing service that enables you to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request your friend’s and family’s addresses which are then stored in your account and can be selected during the design process. And Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. Talk about making life easier!
Invitation Card Themes
They have invitations in a variety of birthday themes – from Winter Wonderland Birthday Invitations to Flamingos, Lumberjacks, Little Monkeys and Bugs for the kids to lovely birthday invitations adults will adore – here are a few of my favorites:
They also have wonderful options for family Christmas cards:
And beautiful full sets of wedding invitations and stationary:
Basic Invite is a great resource as you’re party planning, so be sure to check them out! Plus, right now they’re offering 15% off for Party365 readers with coupon code 15FF51 – just in time for Christmas cards and winter birthday invitation cards. Be sure to Pin this post for later for all your party planning needs!