At American Stationery, we use many types of printing processes, depending on the product you select.

Printing Process:

Thermography - The process involves heat that joins ink and a resin-like powder together. The fusion of the materials results in the appearance of "raised" letters. This printing process is one of the most popular choice for invitations, because of its value and quality of appearance. This is the most affordable print process if you are looking for classic, elegant "raised" printing.

Digital - In digital printing, an image is sent directly to the printer using digital files such as PDFs and those from graphics software such as Illustrator and InDesign. Digital printing is most efficient and cost effective when running small quantities, and the result are beautiful, high quality prints.

Letterpress - Letterpress continues to be one of the hottest trends in stationery.  It's been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Letterpress is an ancient printing technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing the image into thick, soft paper. The letterpress look is elegant, stylish, high-end and nothing short of stunning.

Engraving - The paper is placed on the press face down above the inked plate. It is then printed by pressure coming down on the back of the sheet while the front of the sheet meets with the plate. This "sandwich" effect creates the raised lettering and bruise on the back of the printed paper that are both classic features of engraver.

Foil Stamping -  Printing process that fuses foil to paper. A thin layer of foil is pressed between a piece of paper and a heated die. The image on the die cuts and heats the foil, binding it to the paper. You might be thinking of mylar ballons when you think of the word "foil".  But don't be fooled.  You can find many matte-ink colors such as white or cream, which produces a gorgeous invitation.

Quantities will vary according to each product, but in most cases quantities will refer to how many pieces are in 1 set or box.  So for example, when you see a quantity of "1 = $34.95", it means you will receive 1 box of cards for $34.95.

Mygatsby was one of the pioneers of the "stacked" enclosure cards!  We created these cards specifically so these accessory cards would complement your invitation stylishly yet with function.

Small Enclosure Card: 4.25"x4.50"

  • This card is typically used as a Reception Card, Ceremony Card, Gift Registry or At-Home Card, or for any "simple" information you might be trying to deliver to your guests. 

RSVP card w/ envelope: 4.25"x5.50"

  • RSVP is derived from the French phrase, repondez s'il vous plait, meaning "respond if you please." It is a polite way of requesting a response to the invitation. It allows you to have an accurate guest count and can even help with allowing your guests to choose meal options, or any other information you will require in planning your reception.Mygatsby also nclude your name and return address printed on the envelope (or postcard  for our smaller invitations) to make it easier for invited guests to respond. Traditionally, the sender provides postage, to make it easier for your guests to respond.

Large Enclosure Card: 4.25"x6.50"

  • This card is typically used as a Directions Card, Accommodations Card, or any additional detailed information you might be trying to deliver to your guests. 

Additional Matching Accessories

For flat printing, all ink color choices are included in the cost of your item.  There are no additional charges.

For thermgraphy and letterpress ink colors, the ink color you choose is included in the price of your order.  If you would like to choose a second color for an accessory item (such as wine ink for your card, and black ink for your envelopes), there is an additional charge (see additional charges below).

Pricing for each additional ink color is as follows:

  • 1st ink:  No charge.  Included in price.
  • 2nd ink:  $30.00 one time charge.  This same ink color may be used across all of your invitation ensemble pieces.

For an additional fee of $6 you can get your stationery gift wrapped. Your gift message is included on an attractive gift card.

DYO Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards - with Design

DYO Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards - with Design

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DYO Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards - with Design

Price per Box: $?.??/Box , 1 Box = 25 Cards

Item # 2840
Product Type Single Card
Printing Type Raised Ink
Size 6.25" x 4.5"
  • American Stationery

Production Time Estimate

3-5 Business Days - Delivery time additional
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Our best selling hand bordered correspondence cards just got better.  Express your personality with this colorful classic.

  • Size: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Paper Color: White or Ivory
  • Border Color: Red, Sage, Periwinkle, Black, Wine, Hunter Green, French Blue, or Navy
  • Ink Color: Choice
  • Ink Type: Raised

  • Set includes 25 cards and 25 plain envelopes
  • Optional printed envelopes available


Customer Reviews

Beautiful gift Review by FL mom
I love these cards, and have given them several times as gifts. They're especially nice for a new home owner! The quality is lovely, and the design options are numerous. Will be happy to buy more in the future. (Posted on 6/13/2015)
comments Review by Constance
These are exactly as my granddaughter wished. (Posted on 4/27/2015)
Love the note cards Review by Bobbie
Gorgeous color (periwinkle) and great design. Classy!!! (Posted on 4/19/2015)
Just beautiful! Review by Jackie
These are so pretty! (Posted on 4/11/2015)
Very nice workmanship Review by Patty
I really like your note cards. They are perfect for quick notes and the printing is excellent. (Posted on 3/22/2015)
Very pleased! Review by Gloria
Customer for approx. 20 years and always pleased. I am partial to the raised thermograph print. Looks very classy. I write many thank you notes and always buy correspondence cards. (Posted on 3/8/2015)
Lovely cards Review by Kelli
The hand bordered cards are lovely, with elegant script and a clear design image. They are a little expensive by the time you add all the extras on (envelope liners, return address, etc) but worth the extra cost. They arrived in a timely fashion. I will definitely order again. (Posted on 3/8/2015)
Great customer service Review by Kris
Terrific product, wonderful design assistance from customer service. So pleased with my new stationery. (Posted on 3/6/2015)
Just what I wanted Review by Mountain Lover
I wanted cards that were classic and beautiful and these fit the bill perfectly. I do not use a picture, just my name in a larger font size. Easy to design and see what it would look like. (Posted on 1/27/2015)
Elegant Review by msmac
Beautifully done, elegant cards. Raised ink has very clear and precise edges. I chose the Sage green, and it is very soft and pretty. Card weight is good, and the finish of the paper mimics higher priced products. (Posted on 1/26/2015)
excellent quality Review by lanie
bought these for my daughter for her birthday and she loved them. (Posted on 1/24/2015)
excellent quality Review by Lanie
my daughter loved them! (Posted on 1/24/2015)
excellent quality Review by lanie
bought these for my daughter for her birthday and she loved them. (Posted on 1/24/2015)
Satisfied. Review by Judy
Am satisfied with these cards but a bit disappointed that the font size is as small as it is. Will be more careful next time. (Posted on 12/8/2014)
Wonderful Review by Beth
I've ordered for many years, and I love your products! (Posted on 12/8/2014)
Excellent Review by Mary
We have always been pleased with the quality of your products. The ordering process is very efficient as well.
(Posted on 12/8/2014)
5 stars Review by Katrina
A few years ago received the same cards as a gift. Just used the last one and placed my order. Very pleased, beautiful quality. (Posted on 12/8/2014)
beautiful Review by TK
My husband is thrilled with his professional golf stationery. High quality. (Posted on 12/8/2014)
4 star Review by Betsy
Loved the finished product--just as I had ordered.
Thank you! (Posted on 10/20/2014)
Hand bordered correspondence cards Review by LHM
I love the cards I purchased! The ink and border color are true to sample and the paper weight is so nice. I couldn't be happier. (Posted on 10/18/2014)
Very pleased Review by Becky
Just as I visioned (Posted on 10/12/2014)
In excellent taste Review by Annie
The cards are well designed and the paper stock is of the finest quality. I am very pleased with the order. (Posted on 10/6/2014)
Very Pleased Review by Ana
Being able to choose the font size was an improvement over the last notes I ordered as on those the name was too big. Excellent product. (Posted on 10/5/2014)
As Usual: outstanding Review by nhgfostercity
Arrived earlier than expected and done to a "T". What else does one expect after 54 years and for my mother 60 years prior to that. Beautiful and easy to write on. (Posted on 10/4/2014)
As Usual: outstanding Review by nanafostercity
The order arrived earlier than expected, done exactly right as they have been doing for me for 54 years and prior to that for my mother for some 70 years. Don't go away.

(Posted on 10/4/2014)
quality work Review by gift giver
DYO graphic and color edge matched so well, paper nice grade/quality! Just wish I could have added the lined envelopes but that was a bit too pricey. (Posted on 10/3/2014)
Excellant! Review by Cheryl Parker
I am always impressed with the quality of AS products! Always so nicely presented and quick!!
Great job as usual! (Posted on 10/3/2014)
5 star Review by ci ci
These turned out even better than the picture (Posted on 9/28/2014)
Love the correspondence cards Review by Booklover
The correspondence cards I ordered turned out even better
than I expected. (Posted on 9/15/2014)
Reviewing the navy sailboat only -fantastic Review by Kk
Quality and presentation of ivory and navy sailboat great (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Perfect, personalized cards! Review by Wine Lady
Wonderful presentation, excellent quality & fast service.
Thank you!! (Posted on 8/15/2014)
Loved these! Review by Lw
Exquisite and very professional looking. I will be ordering more! (Posted on 8/4/2014)
Notecards Review by Lynn
Once again I am very happy with the quality and delivery of the correspondence cards I ordered. I will continue to be a repeat customer! (Posted on 8/3/2014)
Beautiful cards Review by Barbseptember
The image and the ink are just perfect! They made beautiful cards on which I have already received compliments. They make writing personal notes a pleasure! (Posted on 8/2/2014)
Fulfilled Expectations Review by Stanislov
Order received as indicated and am very happy with the product. (Posted on 7/27/2014)
Very good Review by Kay
Product is one I ordered and in good shape. (Posted on 7/5/2014)
Home Run Grad Gift Review by elsiecat
my nephew (raised in the North) got a full academic scholarship to a very Southern University. Being a Virginian myself I know the importance of hand-written thank yous. Over the objections of my husband, I gave him these in his new University colors for a high-school graduation gift. His exact words "I Love Them". so there, spouse of mine. (Posted on 6/16/2014)
Great Note Cards Review by ER
I ordered a Navy border with Navy print. It looks great and I like the personalization options. I will enjoy using them. (Posted on 6/16/2014)
Love my notes! Review by Cass
The quality of the cards is marvelous! I love the cards, color, typeset! A great product at a great price (Posted on 6/9/2014)
Great cards for a young man or lady! Review by Mavis
It would be nice if the variety of colors pictured here were in this pack but it is one color. I like that you can choose a symbol to personalize it. Perfect size for a quick note and great for teenagers. (Posted on 6/1/2014)
Nice, fast, but one mistake Review by KR
The cards look terrific! I am pleased with the way they turned put, and with how quickly my order was processed and shipped. Only problem is, I was sent the wrong envelope liner: I ordered plain periwinkle and received the floral irises. :-( (Posted on 5/27/2014)
mixed review Review by dcart
I ordered 2 sets of these cards for gifts. The first was trimmed in navy with orange lettering and is wonderul! The second was trimmed in light blue with apple green lettering. It seemed bright on line, but the green was mossy and therefore not as expected when it arrived. (Posted on 5/8/2014)
excellent quality Review by bj
Excellent. Timely delivery. Very Pleased. (Posted on 5/8/2014)
great selection for men! Review by penpal
Was very pleased with the choice of motifs for men, as well as the dark green and navy color options. Wish the envelope lining choices had included some patterns for these colors instead of just solids. (Posted on 5/5/2014)
Pleased with Classy Look Review by BIGABLUE
These are so handsome and will be a great statement for my son to write thank you notes for the next few years! (Posted on 5/1/2014)
The two orders of correspondence cards are beautiful. Review by Ms
The quality of the cards and the fast service will make me a repeat customer. Writing notes will be a joy! (Posted on 4/28/2014)
I would give my new stationary 5 stars Review by janet
I love my correpondence cards..the little flower bouquet is precious..I choose the deep wine border and the bouquet has the same colors ..It's really stunning and a little Victorian ..very feminine .. (Posted on 4/18/2014)
Beautiful Review by Joanie
These are a beautiful, heavy weight card that I have already used several times even though I just got them about two weeks ago.

I ordered the American flag design and it's slightly blurred because it's a fairly detailed design in such a small size. But overall I am very very pleased with these correspondence cards. (Posted on 4/18/2014)
Beautiful Review by Joanie
These are a beautiful, heavy weight card that I have already used several times even though I just got them about two weeks ago.

I ordered the American flag design and it's slightly blurred because it's a fairly detailed design in such a small size. But overall I am very very pleased with these correspondence cards. (Posted on 4/18/2014)
customer service was extremely when neede Review by bill
Love the note cards! (Posted on 4/11/2014)
Very pleased. Review by Kim
I ordered two sets and was very pleased with both of them. They look great! (Posted on 4/10/2014)
Great product Review by JP
These correspondence cards are very, very nice. I ordered with matching lined envelopes. Classy! (Posted on 3/19/2014)
Very handsome Review by Ginger
Great quality - excellent value. American Stationery is a first-rate company. (Posted on 3/19/2014)
DYO Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards Review by audie
I ordered for my daughter and she loved the DyO correspondence cards. I'm going to order some for myself. Easy to design and received them on the stated date in time for Christmas. (Posted on 1/12/2014)
terrific product Review by cass
Outstanding quality! Beautiful and professional ... just enough writing space ... great choice of colors ... beautiful choices of print the envelope liners as well! (Posted on 1/10/2014)
Perfect for the Professional Review by 703Sue
As a Real Estate Broker I write lots of handwritten notes to say Thank-you! I chose the house design above my name and they are perfect!! (Posted on 1/9/2014)
Nice! Review by NCM
I love having these correspondence cards…this is the third time I've ordered these because I wanted my own set, one with both my and my husband's names, and one for just my husband. Presents very polished correspondence. (Posted on 1/8/2014)
Great Gift Review by Philadelphia Fan
I gave these notes as a gift to my friend who is a tremendous note writer. She loved them! She saw them as a real indulgence. They are impressively packaged and are a gift I would be happy to give again. (Posted on 1/6/2014)
These were perfect in every way. Review by nanasham
I ordered these for my teen-age grandson. They were perfect in every way. The paper was of good quality and the embossing was crisp and clear. I will be ordering more soon. (Posted on 12/31/2013)
Very Professional looking Review by Laurie
These are perfect for a quick and yet professional note. (Posted on 12/27/2013)
Quality note cards. Review by Kel
I ordered my new cards with the return address and matching envelope lining which gives these afforable cards a very expensive look. In this age of e-mails my friends really appeciate a hand written note. (Posted on 12/25/2013)
The PERFECT that we can personalize with your marvelous image choices! (Posted on 12/20/2013)
Great Stationery Review by auntiemj
I love personalized stationery. I have ordered from this company multiple times, for myself and for gifts. This item came very quickly and I liked it just as much (or more) than the item online. (Posted on 12/10/2013)
Sailboat Stationery Review by kaif
This stationery is very neat and attractive. I selected blue for my husband and it's manly. I would purchase this one again! (Posted on 11/13/2013)
great quality Review by Debra
i was so pleased with the quality of the card stock, as well as the design and print. (Posted on 11/7/2013)
Exactly what I wanted Review by Gram
The note cards are a gift for my granddaughter. They arrived quickly and were really lovely. She loves horses and I was thrilled to be able to add the horse to the design. (Posted on 10/27/2013)
Love the DYO cards Review by Notecards
My 11 year old daughter designed her own notecards, and it makes thank you notes more fun for her. They came out beautifully as she picked a dog for the icon and great color combo of red & teal - love them! (Posted on 10/4/2013)

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