The ‘Invitation Only’ Invitation (Includes Video)

This week, calls attention to an ‘Invitation Only’ invite for Clampitt Paper. The design team at Matchbox Studio in Dallas, was inspired by Russian nesting dolls, building anticipation as the reader opens each successively smaller layer to discover yet another element.

This bit of inspiration served the Clampitt Paper invitation well. It’s also a successful example of how to combine one ink color with various richly textured stock to create a colorful and interesting piece.

The invitation was printed by Texas Graphic Resource in Dallas; and the paper used was Curious Collection Skin in Pink, Indigo and Absynth Reich Paper Savoy.

Click on the video below to view the invitation:

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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