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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.

Business Basics Card Ensemble - Block

Business Basics Card Ensemble

Price per Set: $?.??/Set , 1 Set = 50 Correspondence Cards W/ Full Name, 50 Correspondence Cards W/ Initials, 50 Enclosure Cards W/ First Name, 150 Matching Envelopes

Item # 5257
Product Type Enclosure Cards, Single Card
Printing Type Flat/Matte Ink
Size Various Sizes - See Item Description

Production Time Estimate

5-7 Business Days - Delivery time additional
$?.?? Your Price


The perfect congratulatory gift set.

  • Sizes:
    • Correspondence Cards: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"
    • Enclosure Cards: 3 3/4" x 2 7/8"
  • Paper Color: White or Ivory
  • Ink Color: Black, Gray, Hunter Green, Red, Blue or Wine
  • Ink Type: Matte
  • Type Styles: Script, Modern Block, and Stylish Block
  • Set includes 50 correspondence cards with full name, 50 correspondence cards with initials, 50 enclosure cards with first name, and 150 matching envelopes.
  • Optional printed envelopes (for Correspondence Cards) available
  • Shown: Ivory in Red ink with Script Type Style; White in Gray ink with Block Type Style.

Customer Reviews

love the ensemble! Review by justnoteit
Customization is key and this set let's you do just that! I use these ensembles for gifts and most recently for high school graduates! So fun to customize and give. The receivers are always thrilled! (Posted on 6/15/2021)
Excellent Product and Value Review by E Nale
I have been purchasing this Business Basics Card Ensemble for years ... for me, for my husband, for my young adult children, as graduation gifts for nieces/nephews, etc. It is an excellent "starter set" of personalized stationery an an attractive price. Thank you, please keep this Ensemble in your catalog for years to come ! (Posted on 6/14/2021)
Like this product Review by Toots
I have this for myself, then ordered as a gift. I really like the small gift cards. Will order again. (Posted on 4/28/2021)
Great for thank you notes... Review by EL
I have ordered this ensemble multiple times for myself and for gifts. I use them for thank you notes, sympathy messages and everything in between. They are a nice gift for those hard-to-buy men in your life who understand that a personal note is truly appreciated by a recipient and means so much more than a text or an email. The quality is very nice and the ordering time is very reasonable. I would highly recommend because you get a lot for your money with this combination. (Posted on 2/15/2021)
Outstanding! Review by Patty
My granddaughter loved her Christmas gift of this beautiful stationery. She was thrilled to receive such a meaningful (Posted on 12/26/2020)
Very pleased Review by Carol
I am very pleased with our order. Cards and envelopes are heavy stock and personalization is lovely. (Posted on 11/27/2020)
Gorgeous Review by Flipvip
I have enjoyed this set for myself and given it as gifts. Always got a Great big thank you and the people I send my cards to always love it (Posted on 10/29/2020)
Excellent Value! Review by TexasGal
This set of correspondence cards and gift enclosures is probably one of the best values at American Stationary. The Weight of the paper is excellent. I selected the white cards with blue ink and a beautiful liner in a blue floral pattern. The result is a truly elegant but not stuffy look. I’ve ordered this set before in the ivory and that also proved to lovely.
I would and will buy this again. (Posted on 8/22/2020)
A well received gift Review by Chatty Cathy
I ordered this set (some with full name, some with initials only, and “calling cards”) for my son who just graduated and moved into his first apartment. He is very hard to please, but really likes them.They are simple, professional and sleek and include his new return address. Very good quality, not very fussy. Just right! (Posted on 8/2/2020)
Perfect! Review by Susie
Love it all! (Posted on 5/25/2020)
always the best Review by marshee
I've been purchasing my stationery from American Stationery for probably 2 decades. I've always found their quality and prices to be the absolute best of anyone else out there doing the same thing. (Posted on 3/30/2020)
Excellent quality; great value Review by Jo
I have purchased this before and really like quality of the product. Excellent product by a quality company. (Posted on 3/8/2020)
the wife loves them Review by gw
the wife loves them (Posted on 12/30/2019)
Quality Cards Review by Jan H
I have ordered these in the past. The quality is still very good..they look and feel elegant. I would order them again.
Plus they were delivered quickly! They make a great gift. (Posted on 12/29/2019)
Versatile! Review by Granny
This is the fourth time I have ordered this ensemble. It is perfect for all of my correspondence needs. It looks professional, clean, yet personal. You cannot go wrong with this item. (Posted on 9/5/2019)
Stellar Review by Elizabeth
Lovely thick stock and excellent printing. (Posted on 8/26/2019)
Perfect ComboA Review by Glen
This is a quality product from a quality company at a price that is hard to beat. (Posted on 7/22/2019)
Fabulous Service! Review by Sarah Heath
I had an idea to get my future daughter-in-law some personalized stationary with her new last name on it Friday, for a bridal shower the next week. I asked that the order be rushed, not just in shipping but in printing. I got it the following Friday, just as they promised!!!! Yayyyyy! Two thumbs up and a woo hoo! (Posted on 4/15/2019)
great stationery set Review by KP
Fantastic stationery set, with good quality paper and a nice variety of cards.
Thank you- (Posted on 3/28/2019)
Perfect for a young professional Review by Jane
Beautiful crisp stationary will always make a great impression. (Posted on 12/9/2018)
Love these! Review by Jodi
The quality of the paper weight and the printing - not to mention the beautiful font - make me proud to have my name on them. I'll be re-ordering for sure. (Posted on 10/5/2018)
Lovely cards... Review by Mimi
Very happy with the engraving...quite classy... (Posted on 9/22/2018)
The Perfect Stationery Set Review by Libbie
I have ordered this set twice as a gift - once for a graduation and once for a wedding. (It's a great option for thank you notes). The quality has been wonderful both times. I think I will have to order one for myself sooner than later. (Posted on 8/2/2018)
Perfect Review by cathcar
Purchased as a birthday gift for my grandson. He absolutely loved it. It is his introduction to the use of formal stationery and will be utilized in many situations.a (Posted on 5/31/2018)
Great Value Review by kady
Love the versatility of size and moniker -- something for every occasion. Good quality and style for the price. (Posted on 5/15/2018)
great gift Review by Beth
This set is great for personal or as a gift for all ages and such a value with all that you get! I ordered 4 sets as wedding gifts with the bride's new initials and used the last name on the small gift enclosure card. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can add liners and the return address. I have gotten lovely thanks for these gifts from the couples and the parents. (Posted on 4/26/2018)
Beautiful Products Review by Michele
I love these stationery cards, have re-ordered them several times and given them as gifts. High quality, and very practical. I couldn't be more delighted. (Posted on 3/11/2018)
Great! Reorder the same items each time! Review by MNG
Good company to do business with. (Posted on 3/2/2018)
Positive Review by Jean
Great value on the business cards ensemble. Beautiful stock, elegant printing. I highly recommend this stationary selection. (Posted on 3/2/2018)
Overall Great! Review by CPodo
This is my 3rd time ordering this set. It is a great value and high quality. Most recently I ordered the new wine color and was mildly disappointed, it is slightly brownish, making the color difficult to describe. (Posted on 1/3/2018)
Great for the price Review by Gina
perfect all around set. (Posted on 12/29/2017)
excellent Review by suzi
Handsome cards, lots of them! Exactly as ordered. (Posted on 12/16/2017)
Beautiful Review by KIMBERLY
I've always received such beautiful, high quality products from you and this set is no exception. It is exactly what I need for my business correspondence. I would definitely recommend it. (Posted on 11/20/2017)
Excellent--AS ALWAYS Review by Noel
This is my 3-4th time to order. Everything is always superb! It is great to be able to say that in today's market. Thank you again!
(Posted on 10/30/2017)
Great! Review by no name
Great! Thanks so much. Always beautiful! (Posted on 8/26/2017)
I love writing with my fountain pen with black ink on the wonderfully receptive American Stationery paper. (Posted on 8/12/2017)
I love writing with my fountain pen with black pen on the wonderfully receptive American Stationery paper, which accepts ink so well. (Posted on 8/12/2017)
good Review by K
I am very pleased with the end product. Already using the notes and cards.
(Posted on 6/23/2017)
Cards Review by Lindy
They look great!
L (Posted on 6/5/2017)
excellent stationary order Review by Beth
I ordered the Basic card ensemble personalized with the Bride's new monogram and name for a wedding gift on Sunday evening, It arrived on Friday! (Posted on 5/27/2017)
Average Review by Candice
I would have like to have had more font options and I would have like for the printing to be embossed. I might have overlooked that option. (Posted on 4/10/2017)
Love it Review by shapapo
This is the third time I've ordered this set. Gave as Graduation gifts and love my set too. (Posted on 4/6/2017)
Better than I expected Review by Lily
Nice thick paper. Great value for the money. (Posted on 3/3/2017)
Excellent Review by fig
Exactly what I wanted (Posted on 1/23/2017)
Very Pleased Review by fig
Was exactly what I wanted. (Posted on 1/23/2017)
Perfect gift for a new homeowner! Review by h
Great value pack although there seem to be way too many of the small cards...the return address envelopes are perfect!
Our recipient was happy! I have given this ensemble several times and have one for myself...excellent stock, beautiful printing. (Posted on 12/27/2016)
Just fabulous Review by Judy
I love all the options..I have stationery appropriate for any occasion. I am thrilled! (Posted on 12/24/2016)
Excellent Review by PJ
Quality is excellent. Love this ensemble. (Posted on 12/16/2016)
Great! Review by mom of 3
Wonderful value, beautiful gift!
(Posted on 12/13/2016)
***** Review by SuSu
This my second order of this stationery. I was very happy with mine. The other order is for a Christmas gift and hasn't been received yet. (Posted on 12/10/2016)
Excellent Review by Betsy
beautiful, professional and quick cards!
(Posted on 11/28/2016)
The best the Internet has to offer Review by Old fashioned
I've been buying American Stationery products for at least a decade--best available for the best price and done super fast (Posted on 11/13/2016)
Reordered Review by Dandy
This is my second order of the very same thing. That's the best recommendation I can make. (Posted on 10/17/2016)
Delicate and beautiful Review by LAB
What a great deal! I ordered matching pens for these beauties, because using the wrong color ink would be wrong! (Posted on 8/15/2016)
Great value Review by Don
The Business Basics Card Ensemble is, in my opinion, the best value among all of the American Stationery products. The cards are high quality, attractive, and affordable for everyday use. Bingo! (Posted on 8/14/2016)
Beautifully done Review by JW
I'm always pleased......thanks so much,
(Posted on 6/20/2016)
Great set! Price is great too! Review by Debbie
I think this is my 8th set of this ensemble! What a wonderful gift too! I bought a set for each of my grown children, 2 for myself, and as wedding/Christmas gifts. My only other comment is, I wish they had more choices of ink colors and typesets. I would buy more! (Posted on 3/18/2016)
Cards are beautiful Review by TK
High quality. Beautiful. (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Very nice! Review by PJ
This is the fourth or fifth set I have ordered. Very professional looking and good quality card stock. Takes fountain pen ink very nicely. Highly recommend! (Posted on 2/24/2016)
Gift for myself!! Review by BonnieC
I purchased these for myself and I LOVE them!! They are so cool and oddly looks almost like my signature. Great grouping of cards for the price. I am soooo pleased!! (Posted on 11/9/2015)
Surpassed Expectations! Review by Ellie
I have made several orders from American Stationery for personalized products and I've never ever been disappointed. This time I ordered the envelope sleeves in a pattern and the quality is outstanding. I am so proud to use the cards for notes! Thank you!! (Posted on 10/24/2015)
lovely assortment Review by diane
great buy with cards for every occasion-love it! (Posted on 10/18/2015)
GREAT value Review by csaluan
Paper weight is great. Script came out nice. Great value for the price. Very pleased. (Posted on 9/21/2015)
good value Review by Ranchwife
As chair of a commission, several of the members are not techy, so I need to do reminders on postcards for them. These are perfect. It's my second order. Will order another set. Maybe a couple of more ink colors??
(Posted on 9/12/2015)
Great buy! Review by Debbie
I have ordered about 6 sets of this stationery so far! It is a great set and a wonderful price! (Posted on 5/18/2015)
Great price! Review by Debbie
I have ordered about 6 sets of this stationery so far. It is a very nice combination set for a great price! (Posted on 5/18/2015)
Awesome gift! Review by MZ
Bought two sets for graduation college grad and one Med School grad...They were so appreciative of thoughtful gift!
Very nice quality! And reasonably priced... (Posted on 5/15/2015)
Gift Review by Grandma
A very successful bridal shower gift. Recipient was greatly pleased to see her new name on the stationery. (Posted on 4/30/2015)
Great set Review by Kara
I received this set as a gift and have had many compliments. I just bought this set for a friends birthday. (Posted on 4/27/2015)
Excellent Review by DH
Great quality of design and paper stock. Would definitely order again from American Stationery.
(Posted on 4/25/2015)
wonderful stationery! Review by Denise
I would recommend this stationery ensemble to anyone. (Posted on 3/30/2015)
Very Good Review by Joe
I like the quailty of the cards. (Posted on 3/22/2015)
Very good Review by Joe
I love my cards. Havn't sent any out yet. (Posted on 3/22/2015)
Great but beware certain colors Review by SK Colleyville
This is the 2nd time I have ordered this ensemble. The first time was grey on white and it was 5 stars. The second time I tried wine on cream and it came out a rusty brown - not pretty at all. I do understand it's hard to match colors on a computer screen but this wasn't pretty. However, A.S. was very good to make it right, so overall I recommend this product (just not the wine ink on cream paper!) (Posted on 3/9/2015)
Excellent Review by JD
The cards are beautiful! I'll get them again! (Posted on 2/26/2015)
nice quality- color was different that screen Review by Happy with purchase
Color was a bit different than looked on computer (it looked fuschia & was more plum) Otherwise, satisfied. Will order for personal use (it was a gift) when free shipping is available. (Posted on 2/22/2015)
Neat and a Professional Review by Heather The Huguenot
This ensemble arrived in a beautiful, plain blue box suitable for gift giving. The enclosed cards are crisp and neat. I really like the idea of a "variety pack" allowing for a choice in how one wants to present oneself depending on the occasion or the recipient. Two thumbs up. (Posted on 2/22/2015)
Very good Review by Robey
I like your products and your service was great. (Posted on 2/17/2015)
Excellent Value Review by Customer in California
These notes are classy and such an excellent value. I bought them for myself, but would consider this a very good gift for a friend or recent graduate. (Posted on 2/7/2015)
Love this set! Review by LBS
Ordered the gray ink on ivory and it is really pretty! Excellent variety in this set! (Posted on 1/29/2015)
Great set for the money! Review by Fashionablebanker
Love the variety of cards this set comes with. I've given it as a gift before and purchased it for myself this year. Will order again! (Posted on 1/4/2015)
Good value for cost. Review by Nina
Limited type styles, but good basic set. I really like having gift enclosures and wish American Stationery sold elegant fold over gift enclosure cards without having to purchase as part of an ensemble or with designs on them. (Posted on 1/2/2015)
Excellent Review by Hope
This is truly the best deal in your entire Catalog.
300 pieces !! (Posted on 12/29/2014)
Perfect! Review by Lisa
These are the most practical set I have ever had! Small gift enclosures are perfect for any and every occassion as well as the note cards.

Thank you!! (Posted on 12/9/2014)
excellent value and gorgeous in silver/grey lettering Review by krissy64
this is an excellent value, the silver/grey makes it gorgeous and elegantly understated. I think every woman needs monogrammed stationary. makes a great gift for young professional (Posted on 12/8/2014)
Lovely Review by KelliandJames
I ordered these for my husband as he prepares for a career transition. They are perfect for business communication. The bonus is that we are able to use the enclosures with host gifts. (Posted on 10/6/2014)
Great quality and value! Review by Calamity Jane
So all great for any occasion. (Posted on 10/2/2014)
Good value, nice packet Review by Frugalshopper1234
All thought I would prefer smaller type fonts, this is a good value and the enclosure cards are a nice touch. Do like the wine ink offering. (Posted on 9/1/2014)
Beautiful printing on lovely stock Review by Secmate
I selected this stationery as a Christmas gift for my daughter. In truth, wanting to make sure she received just what she wanted, I asked her to select her preferred stationery from th catalogue, and then try and forget we ever had this discussion. I can not wait to give her this gift at Christmas. (Posted on 8/4/2014)
Happy with the quality Review by Tate
I ordered this set for my daughter as an engagement gift. I had ordered this same set for my sister several years ago. I love the paper weight and the print. I have been very happy with all my purchases. The quality of your stationary is excellent. My only complaint is the shipping price. I'd love to have free shipping. (Posted on 8/3/2014)
Great value and nice looking Review by KR
I ordered this set for use with my business. They turned out really nicely! I especially like that I could use different fonts within the same order. (Posted on 5/27/2014)
Perfect Gift! Review by LSP
I have given this ensemble as a gift several times and the recipients have all loved it. It is perfect for graduates and young adults, as well as business people. The quality is terrific and the value is second to none! (Posted on 5/26/2014)
Excellent product Review by Pinter Ebsenble
This is the second time I have ordered this ensemble. I use it for personal notes and thank you's. the paper is a nice, heavy weight and the printing looks clean and modern. It gives a good variety of sizes at a good price. The only complaint I ever have with American stationery is the cost of shipping. I primarily shop online and do not usually have to pay shipping. But I waited for a free shipping coupon to roll around - which took a while, but that was my choice. :) (Posted on 5/19/2014)
Great product! Review by Zan
I love the ensemble and its reasonable price. (Posted on 5/3/2014)
Love them Review by JAM
Great for my business correspondence. Only disappointment was that there are so many blank cards...unnecessary. (Posted on 4/30/2014)
Great Gift! Review by BevM
Bought this for a daughter who has been out of the workforce for a couple of years. Beautifully done! (Posted on 4/26/2014)
very satisfied Review by lawdog
Got my purchase as advertised. Very happy with the quality. (Posted on 4/22/2014)
lovely gift Review by preppygirl56
I purchased this set as a gift for my daughter-in-law. She was very excited to see her new name on monogrammed stationery. The set is a lovely gift for a birthday. I am always very pleased with the quality of the paper and the style. (Posted on 4/10/2014)
Perfect Ensemble! Review by Christy Mod
I ordered a Business Basics Card Ensemble set a couple years ago and LOVED IT! I always kept a few cards and enclosures stashed away in my glove box for emergencies even! I blew through that set and of all the choices available, this one had so many choices that could fit any occasion... I decided to purchase it again. I even ordered sets for my two daughters. They are teens and they really like the simplicity and style as well! (Posted on 3/30/2014)
Excellent Review by CJ
Purchased two sets for daughters-in-law for their birthdays. Great gift and well received. Excellent quality! Like the variety of sizes and the choice of font styles. Very happy with purchase - might have to order for myself! (Posted on 2/24/2014)
Excellent Review by PK
Excellent quality and I like the variety of sizes. (Posted on 2/11/2014)
Perfect for any occasion Review by Granny
This ensemble is perfect for any occasion. It is simple, classic and beautifully printed. (Posted on 1/13/2014)
Great ensemble Review by In AZ
This was a great gift, and was happily received. The ink color, and font are changeable, which was very nice. The fact that there are three different card types in the ensemble is terrific. Very happy with this purchase. (Posted on 1/7/2014)
Bewautiful quality & printing Review by Secmate
I chose these this card ensemble as a gift for myself to use when an e-mail just doesn't fit the need. The smallest cards are wonderful to use as a personalized gift enclosure. (Posted on 1/4/2014)
Excellent Review by JCD
Beautiful set of cards - - one for every occasion - - at a great price. (Posted on 1/4/2014)
Recipient was very pleased Review by Moxie
I received the first note my friend sent after receiving this assortment as a gift. She loved the variety and quality. (Posted on 1/3/2014)
Quality product with good looks Review by Maggie
I've already enjoyed these cards. Had several
Compliments with questions on how to order
For themselves (Posted on 11/6/2013)
Wish These Came with Updated Ink Colors! Review by Jane F.
This is a wonderful set; I always have these on hand. I just wish they were available in a more modern set of ink color choices, maybe a nice grass green, brick red or a peppy aqua. Hunter green was the trendy color of 1987! I would love to give them as gifts, but the color choices are too stodgy. (Posted on 1/12/2012)
I Love My Business Basics Card Ensemble Review by Susan H.
I bought this for just home use, for small notes and some occasional written correspondences. I really like the fact that I have several sizes and options. (Posted on 9/2/2008)
Love it Review by Nancy R.
I purchased the ivory set with the printed envelopes. I get alot of compliments. (Posted on 3/19/2008)

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