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Save the Date…

…we’ve got a NEW collection!

Here at Hummingbird Cards we’ve been designing Save the Date cards to send to your loved ones, cards that will stay in everyone’s mind. Perfect reminders so your guests have plenty of time to plan their diaries. There’s lots of new designs from fashionable, stylish and chic postcard styles, to whimsy and retro luggage tags, something to suit everyone’s style! Hummingbird Cards’ Save the Dates are luxurious, quirky, and cute with an emphasis on quality that will make your wedding date truly unforgettable. Over the next few weeks we’ll share with you our new collections.

Here’s the first!

‘Key To My Heart’

Inspired by an old 21st birthday card my Mum had as a ‘key to the door’ card, this laser cut cute little key just had to make the collection. I’d loved a wood effect card quality GF Smith had in their range and never had a reason to use it – until now. As soon as we all saw the first samples in the studio we just loved it. We then added a pewter key too as it worked perfectly with all the softer shades of cosmetic, peach and silver grey. It’s a luggage tag style card and comes in a range of card colours, ribbons and cute strings. Match them with eco craft or ivory envelopes.

 

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A few questions we get asked about Save the Date cards …

…do I need to send them?

We’re asked this question all the time, and the answer is no, you don’t have to. However, we recommend sending them to give your guests a little extra time to organise and prepare for your ‘Big Day’. Especially if you’re tying the knot somewhere far away or if your guests have to travel, book flights and hotels, it’s a busy holiday season or your wedding is on a week day (to give people longer to book time off from work.)

If you’ve got lots of friends and they’re all getting married in the same year, or worse still on the same day, get ‘first dibs’ and send your Save the Date cards early. Its best to avoid disappointment.

…when do I send them?

If you’re planning a destination wedding, getting married abroad or your guests are international, give at least a years notice.  If not, send your cards at least 6 months in advance of your wedding to avoid disappointment! Always let guests know on the Save the Date card that a formal invitation will follow too.

…I’ve sent them, do I still need to send an invitation?

Yes, you do. This is going to include all the specific details for you ceremony, times, venue, reception & RSVP cards.

…what should I choose?

Sending your Save the Dates is often the first step you make towards organising your special day,  so WOW them with something gorgeous. You may not know your wedding theme or don’t want to spoil the surprise of the wedding stationery theme, so pick something beautiful, set your standard and create the excitement and anticipation for the wedding ahead.

…a selection of favourites!

We love all our Save the Date cards, they can work so well for so many styles of wedding. You can pick from a palette of gorgeous wedding colours too for the card or ribbons.

Printed postcard Save the Dates from our Whimsical collection, something a little different and they’re quick and easy to order. What could be better, pick your design, colour and text, place an order and that’s it.

Luggage tag styles are perfect if you’ve got a vintage wedding or perhaps a destination wedding!

And finally the laser cut styles, always a stunning effect and something that stands out.

Check out the rest of our Save the Date cards here

 

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Personalised Garden Party

Tammy & Warren wanted to add an extra touch of personalisation to our laser cut ‘Vintage Garden Party’ wedding invitation.

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So we added an extra row of bunting so their names could be on each flag, we added a little wedding sign post and date too!

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They had them made in 2 beautiful colour ways, Cosmetic for the day invitations & Silver Lustre for the evening both with matching ribbons. SONY DSC SONY DSC

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Belvoir Castle Winter Wonderland Wedding

 

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Sophie & Sam came to us to create a bespoke design for their wedding stationery. 
The theme was for a beautiful winter wonderland wedding 
at the stunning Belvoir Castle.

 They knew exactly what they wanted so after a few initial sketches 
we quickly had the design for the Save the Date card. 

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The scene was their summer proposal with Belvoir Castle in the back ground 
set under a tree in leaf, with their little cat under a sign post 
with the all important date of the wedding.

Save the Date bunting hung in the tree with little hearts,
 with their initials carved in the tree.

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 We then designed the day invitations, complete with RSVP
 postcards and guest information cards.
The same colour theme continued, printed in a beautiful dove grey on pure white card.
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For the wedding invitation the scene changed, it was now winter and a 
Christmas wedding, so the trees were without leaves and they were hung with
 little snowflakes and fairy lights.

Sophie & Sam, now a bride and groom under a starry sky. 
A lucky little pad heart pad lock hangs from the sign.

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 The postcard RSVP card
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The invite was sent in a matching white pocket fold wallet.

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We also made ever so cute little tags to hang around the favours 
to match the rest of the stationery.

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Finally, the thank you cards.

Thanks Sophie & Sam, we loved helping you to create your perfect wedding stationery!

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Hummingbird Cards Festive Baking

So we’ve been busy baking at Hummingbird Cards!!

For our last posting of the year we just wanted to share with you our mini master pieces – don’t tell Mary & Paul!!!

Last year we shared with you our festive ginger bread houses & this year we’ve continued the tradition with the epitome of  Christmas, a good old fashioned Christmas cake.

Claire created a Scandinavian delight! The attention to detail was exquisite & the icing can only have been described as ‘candilicious’!

Amazing candy cane swirls, twisted & wrapped around with oh so cute ginger bread men.

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I went for a winter wonderland theme!

Of course I did white on white, no surprise there!

Meringue trees for the forest with little polar bears & a scattering

of sugary snowflakes.

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We wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy cooking!

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Ski Lodge Winter Wonderland Placecards

So you’ve decided on tying the knot in winter and you’re thinking about themes. We adore an all-white winter wedding, or perhaps a Scandinavian red and white theme, or even ‘let it snow’ with snowflakes! We’ve recently been inspired and have been dreaming about a ‘Ski Lodge Winter Wonderland’ theme. It would have to start with finding your perfect country barn venue, with long wooden tables, cosy blankets on the chairs for your guests, candles – lots of them in Kilner jars, snow globe table numbers, white twigs and branches, snowflake decorations, pine cones & maybe even a reindeer!

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 Vintage Ski Theme

Our dreaming of a ski lodge wedding started when we were asked to create some laser 
cut antler place cards. They would be the perfect table decoration!

The little antlers were laser cut on the back and simply pop-up when the 
place card folds over. They're so cute and effective!

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A beautiful powdery soft grey card was chosen which would work so well with blush and neutral shades for a warm winter theme. 

A colour palette like this is the perfect accent to a vintage ski theme. 

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Our calligrapher mixed a powdery white ink and chose a quirky style script.

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Here they are all wrapped up and ready to leave. 
Sometimes you just find it hard to say goodbye to some little lovelies!

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Small Business Saturday 6th December

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We are doing our part to help spread the Small Business Saturday message.

Are you supporting your local small businesses tomorrow?

Small independent makers, local retailers and start-up companies, offer great service and are vital for our economies and communities, we need your support every day of the year.

It’s a really great idea and oh so simple, instead of clicking on big name chain on-line retailers, choose unique, innovative gifts from artists, makers and small businesses. Or go out and shop at a Small Business Saturday events, you’ll be investing in the UK and supporting the innovation and creativity of the people in your  city, town or village.

So, wherever you are in the UK on Saturday 6th December, take time out to either find a unique shop on-line or pop into small businesses in your area. Hunt down a local Small Business Saturday event and take advantage of the offers and competitions happening to celebrate the day.

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Check out @SmallBizSatUK on Twitter to hear about events in your area

or follow #SmallBizSatUK.

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Laser Cut Pop Up Christmas Cards

We’ve been adding new designs to our greeting card collection and we’re so excited with these little lovelies.

They’re not just a Christmas card but a decoration to display too!

Pop them up under a lamp and they create pretty shadows.

You can get yours on NOTHS

 

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There’s more laser cut pop up card designs in the collection which

we’ll be posting in the New Year.

If you’re looking for a unique wedding card, new baby, new home, valentines,

engagement or anniversary card, keep an eye out, we’ll be tempting you soon!

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Diamonds are a girls best friend!

What could be better than to receive this little lovely through the post! 
Its every girls dream, not only did you get a gorgeous laser cut diamond ring 
invitation to a Christmas preview but you also got a discount offer.

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Mark & his daughter from Mark A Linley jewellers contacted us with an idea 
and we loved creating the bespoke laser cut invitation design for them!

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All cut and ready to send!
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 Mark A Linley design & create bespoke jewellery in platinum and gold
along with an extensive repair service carried out within their own
workshop at this wonderful wonky little shop in Worcester.
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Elle Wedding Magazine

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 We're so excited with the news ELLE are launching

ELLE Wedding Magazine

ELLE has always been one of my fav must have reads and now
the idea of a magazine dedicated to just weddings sounds perfect.
So what is it promising the bride to be, we just had to find out.

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When a women gets married she needs a magazine to help her plan
a wedding that is about individuality not conformity.
Today’s bride wants to showcase her own style and personality,
not be a cookie-cutter replica of every other newly-wed.
She wants her day to be the most stylish wedding ever 
and ELLE wedding will help her do this.

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  Like ELLE it will be stylish, inspirational and a useful resource 
for the fashionable bride to be. You can check out the website too 
for all the latest tips and news.
They will guide you from the concept ideas to places to shop 
and suppliers to know, like us!
From the perfect font on your wedding invite to the most modern shoe
 to compliment your dress.

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Its about to hit the shelves on the 9th September, 
so we suggest you go get yourself a copy, grab a coffee, 
your wedding notebook and get organising.
Enjoy!

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Brown paper packages tied up with string…

…these are a few of our favourite things.

 

Following our last feature on 'Make Your Own' wedding invitations,
 we thought it was the perfect timing for an offer.
Our gorgeous packs of 5 laser cut wedding cards 
are now REDUCED to just £6.00 from £10.00.
These make the perfect 'Make Your Own' invitations! 
You just have to add your own printed insert and there you have it, 
the prettiest of invitations.

laser cut wedding invitations

The word 'wedding' is intricately laser cut into a beautiful white alabaster 
card with small scattered daisies. Each card has a recycled eco craft
 inlay and matching envelope. They come tied up with string with a 
cute little luggage tag label.

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 Or use them for Save the Dates or thank you cards too.

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If you're tempted and fancy saving a little towards the ever
 growing wedding budget either give us a call in the studio or
 pop over to our shop on NOTHS.

 Don't miss the chance its only while we have stock!

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