Physical Attributes Make Invitations More Inviting

The deep V-shaped envelope flaps, the coordinating envelope colors, and the envelope lining that matches the pattern on the main invitation…that is the kind of attention to detail you want for a special occasion. The highly textured feel of the paper (Fabriano Watercolor Paper, White, Matte) enhances the design motif, which is inspired by old-world Mexican tiles found at the venues where these events took place.

Sabine Lenz is the founder of, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.

Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.

Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge. 

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