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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.

Classic Red Hand-Bordered Cards

Classic Red Hand-Bordered Cards

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

Item # 5920
Product Type Single Card
Printing Type Raised Ink
Size 6.25" x 4.5"

Production Time Estimate

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


Our classic Red hand-bordered correspondence cards, paired with one of our optional lined envelopes, makes an excellent choice for those who like the finer things in life.

  • Size: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Paper Color: White or Ivory
  • Ink Color: Choice
  • Ink Type: Raised
  • Type Style: Choice
  • Optional return address available
  • Optional lined envelopes available

Customer Reviews

The BEST Review by Charlotte
All of the stationery I've purchased from American Stationery has been superb and gets compliments when received by others. Will definitely keep on ordering. (Posted on 6/3/2021)
Same great quality as previous orders! Review by Laurie from Ohio
I have been a repeat customer of these note cards, as well as other American Stationery products. I love the substantial paper stock, and raised lettering. The liner is of high quality and just as vibrant as shown on the website. The notes are perfect size for a quick thank you note. (Posted on 2/2/2021)
Beautiful gift! Review by Carol
I sent my daughter stationery personalized with her address. She absolutely loved it!
I have purchased many times from American Stationery, and I am always delighted with my orders.
Excellent quality and service. (Posted on 7/26/2020)
WELL DONE Review by Sharon
Great job! (Posted on 4/25/2020)
Great work Review by Maureen
I love my cards and have reordered many times. You do a great job - the quality of the cards and the printing are outstanding! (Posted on 4/5/2020)
great product Review by chris
I really love this product. (Posted on 10/9/2019)
Perfect Sophistication! Review by Lolly
I have ordered from American Stationery for over 25 years. I've never been disappointed in the many types of products I've ordered! Great service and quality at an amazing price for the quality. These classic red-bordered cards have become my trademark.......I use them for every type of note. You will never beat fresh flowers and a hand written note..........spoken from a true Southerner! (Posted on 10/9/2019)
Perfect Sophistication! Review by Lolly
I have been ordering from American Stationery for 25 + years. Never disappointed with their service or product..........beautiful colors and expert craftsmanship, at a fantastic price. Fun and creative look with plenty of options. This red hand-bordered card has become my trademark............I use it for every type of note I send. Nothing will ever beat fresh flowers or hand written notes. Spoken from a true Southerner! (Posted on 10/9/2019)
Love the weight and detail on these cards Review by Austin buyer
The red bordered cards and red lined envelopes are a beautiful shade of red - very eye-catching. The stationery weight is solid, not flimsy and the font options and printing are wonderful. I highly recommend these cards and lined envelopes. (Posted on 6/22/2019)
5 stars for quality and design Review by Deb
Excellent--just as it appeared in the catalog (Posted on 4/25/2019)
very good Review by Dedee
very good (Posted on 10/13/2018)
Beautiful! Review by Vickie
I am very pleased with these cards. The lined envelopes add beauty also. (Posted on 10/17/2017)
Beautiful cards Review by Donna
I've ordered stationery from American Stationery for several years and find the quality wonderful. They ship the orders very quickly. Thank you (Posted on 10/1/2017)
Beautiful cards Review by Donna
American Stationery always does such a beautiful job on their personalized stationery. Quality is wonderful, and they ship things out so quickly. Thank you (Posted on 10/1/2017)
perfect Review by m
The finished product came just as I had ordered it. (Posted on 3/6/2017)
Very pleased Review by Repeat customer
I've ordered a number of personal note card sets from American Stationery and have always been very pleased with the product and prompt delivery. (Posted on 11/18/2016)
pleased Review by jem
I received exactly what I wanted in a very timely manner. (Posted on 10/9/2016)
Classic Review by Popo
So nice to have a source for such a high quality product. (Posted on 8/5/2016)
Classic Red Hand-Bordered Cards Review by paperlover
so beautiful! the perfect classic red. I'm using them for wedding thank you notes & loving them! (Posted on 7/12/2016)
Great Review by Lollie
This stationery makes a perfect graduation gift.
love these note cards and have used them for years.

The art of hand written thank you notes is fast becoming a thing of the past.but
these beautiful cards make it a pleasure and hopefully as a gift,will inspire this generation to continue.

Thanks ! (Posted on 7/2/2016)
Beautiful Review by Vicki
I never have been dissatisfied with anything I've ordered from American Stationary ! It is always done lovely and with class. Could not be happier with my purchase. Great quality, always. (Posted on 6/6/2016)
Excellent Review by Buyer
The attention to detail is outstanding. Quality stationary and fast shipping. (Posted on 2/25/2016)
excellent product, prompt service Review by amxp4
Excellent product, prompt service. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
Beautiful Review by Jana
Just what we ordered. Perfect. (Posted on 10/23/2015)
Beautiful Review by Nancy
The stationery is perfect - exactly what I ordered. No disappointments; very professional. Prompt service (Posted on 9/13/2015)
Perfect Review by roma
Everything looks great, will order again (Posted on 8/31/2015)
Fabulous Review by Jules
This product is fantastic. My friend is going to be so pleased. (Posted on 7/28/2015)
beautiful stationery Review by Deborah
These cards are highest quality and The envelope liners are beautiful. (Posted on 6/8/2015)
Excellent Service and Excellent Product Review by Bunky
I placed an order to replenish a wonderful card and envelope set. I've been using this white, with red borders and my name in red ink, for years now. Whenever I begin to run low on this product, which has become known by all who know me, I always receive a prompt and with my name perfectly printed on the cards and my name and return addresses on the flap of the envelope. The look is quite regal and has begun to feel like my own private stationery. (Posted on 5/28/2015)
Good Review by Ann
The return address was a little blurry. You got it here in record time. Maybe slow it down and concentrate on printing it perfectly. Love it tho.

(Posted on 3/8/2015)
beautiful statement Review by Debdrumm
Love the product, disappointed that it did not come in a small storage box to prevent deterioration despite the costly set back.
The shipping box is large and bulky. Otherwise it's lovely (Posted on 3/7/2015)
Excellent purchase Review by Retired
Classy stationery. (Posted on 3/7/2015)
Great quality. Just what I wanted Review by Mimi
Excellent product. (Posted on 10/11/2014)
Love these cards! Review by Marci
These are beautifully done! (Posted on 9/8/2014)
Good quality, but red is a bit orange/pink to me! Review by scarlett106
I've always used American Stationery for all my stationery needs, and this order was no exception to the good quality I've come to expect. I'm glad I went with the envelope liners--nice touch! My only "complaint" is that the red is a little orangey/pink seeming. Previously, I had gone with the darker, wine-colored red, but I decided to switch it up and went with classic red. Now I wish I had stayed with the original because the red isn't the shade it seemed to be! Nevertheless, the quality of the cards and envelopes is great. I love these cards--perfect for thank you notes! (Posted on 6/16/2014)
Brilliant Red Review by Kelly
Love the red hand-bordered cards. The red is a brilliant color and really pops with the solid liner. Very elegant. Arrived promptly as promised. Beautiful for holiday "Thank you's". (Posted on 6/10/2014)
Great job. Met expectations Review by D
Order arrived and was as requested. Thanks (Posted on 6/2/2014)
Always a Great Experience Review by Kay
Great product - nice sturdy card stock, high quality ink, Lovely matching envelopes. Was informed when it was shipped and it arrived promptly. Will continue to buy from here. (Posted on 5/12/2014)
Quality and Class Review by Maggie
These note cards are perfect, as always. I love the colorful liner. I am proud to use them. (Posted on 4/26/2014)
Great ! Review by none
love my notepaper ! Great service (Posted on 4/20/2014)
Almost Perfect Review by Frisbee
The card stock, lettering, and color on the cards were just what I wanted. The lining to the envelopes seemed a little dull in comparison. But, it is a great set! (Posted on 4/7/2014)
Excellent product Review by Bluebaby
Very simply notecards with a big punch. My friend was thrilled with the gift. (Posted on 2/19/2014)
Good Classy Product Review by Sandy F.
These notecards are very classy. The paper quality is great. The red is a true color on the notecards. They make the perfect Christmas thank you. (Posted on 1/15/2014)
Excellent! Review by Emily
I ordered the red bordered cards with Merry Christmas instead of my name or monogram so that I could use them to write my holiday thank you notes. They are beautiful; makes me happy to write notes on them! (Posted on 1/14/2014)
Quality, Elegance Review by Vashti Horvat
Monogrammed classic red cards are my personal choice. The quality is good and shipping is fast.

Overall, pure elegance.

Thank you. (Posted on 1/14/2014)
Inspires Creative Writing! Review by CheriD
The simple note care with red raised lettering will be my daughter-in-laws favorite note card. She appreciated the quality of the paper and the red was the perfect touch. (Posted on 1/9/2014)
Excellent Review by El
Good quality product as well as ease of ordering and shipping.

Free shipping was a factor in my decision to order. (Posted on 1/1/2014)
highly recommended Review by happy customre
great product in every aspect, thank you (Posted on 12/29/2013)
Love these note cards! Review by Heather
I have bought personalized stationary from American Stationary for many years. I love it, and wish I could find more uses for all their great stuff. Alas, I limit myself to a great set of note cards these days. (Posted on 12/2/2013)
Letters to Kabul Review by Army Wife
I write a letter to my husband in Kabul, Afghanistan every day ... On these cards. I did the same seven years ago when he was in Iraq. Our luck held that time and he came home safe and sound. I'm hoping the cards will prove to be the same good luck charm this time. :)

Cards are great quality and the perfect size ... He keeps every one, and someday the box of them will be passed on to our children, a sort of personal documentary of one soldiers view of the war.

Please pray for ALL of our troops to return home safely to their loved ones. (Posted on 11/13/2013)
These are WOWER'S Review by Pam
I've used these Classic Red Hand-Bordered note cards for years. I think it sets me apart from just a typical white thank you. I feel like its my signature. (Posted on 11/7/2013)
great experience highly recommend Review by pat
I really like my stationery, good paper quality, and those I have sent notes too are truly impressed (Posted on 9/17/2013)
Elegant and classy, yet simple! Review by Teresa
Received as a gift and absolutely love these. Will order more for self. (Posted on 10/22/2012)
Very Good Quality! Review by Laura M.
I have ordered and used cards from American Stationery for years and believe they are of extremely good quality. (Posted on 12/29/2010)
Beautiful Review by Amanda Host B.
Nice quality and good looking. (Posted on 10/13/2008)

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