DIY Resources & Supplies
Looking for a good place to buy specialty paper, envelopes, or labels? Wondering where to have your stationery printed? Need some tips on what size envelope to order? You're in the right place! Belletristics provides a list of recommended vendors to help with all your DIY needs!
Confused whether you should order 100lb text weight or 80lb cover weight paper? Check out this handy page from Paper-Papers
explaining the difference between different weights.
Not sure what a linen paper finish is? Find out in The Paper Hub's guide to paper finishes
Need to know what size envelope to use for your 4.25" x 5.5" card? Use Paper-Papers list of envelope sizes
and their coordinating enclosures to find out.
From the USPS website
3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long by 0.007 inch thick
6 inches long by 4-1/4 inches high
Additional postage required for larger postcards
Not sure what information to include in your invitation? Though there are many different wording options to consider, the stationery wording guide
gives you an overview of the important information to include and the most common phrasing used. The guide also includes samples of wording for your rsvp, reception card, save the date, and ceremony program.
If you're not up to printing all your stationery at home, there are plenty of other options! Check the yellow pages to find a your local print shop: small locally owned business generally provide fantastic customer service and reasonable prices. Office stores (such as Office Depot or Kinko's) also offer printing services.
We also offer printing services for some items through our sister shop, Banter & Charm.
If you can't find a local printer to work with, there are also online printers to choose from! While the following printers are recommended by Belletristics, make sure to order a sample prior to placing a large order to judge the quality of work yourself.
Mercurio Brothers offers letterpress printing at reasonable prices.
Envelopper Inc offers printing for card stock, envelope, and label printing, as well as printing for folded cards in various sizes and shapes.
Cards and Pockets provides printing services for the ready to print PDF files Belletristics supplies.
Digital Lizard provides digital printing with a very quick turn around.
Catprint offers quality printing and a variety of paper choices.
UPrinting offers printing services for a variety of stationery designs.
Action Envelopes can print your invitations, as well as a custom design for your envelope!
carries a wide variety of specialty papers and card stock, such as Stardreams, Crane's Crest, and Curious Metallics. Anchor paper's pricing and customer service is excellent, and they will also custom cut paper on request.
carries a selection of card stock and pocket fold cards in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Paper and More
has extremely affordable prices for pocket fold cards. Although they don't have a huge selection, there are metallic, linen, and solid color options in both A-7 and square sizes.
Cards and Pockets
carries a variety of card stock, pre-cut paper, and enclosures at reasonable prices.
Cut Card Stock
also carries a multitude of specialty paper in pre-cut sizes.
stocks specialty paper in large sizes (11 x 17 and larger)
Labels by the Sheet
carries a huge variety of shapes and colors of labels and you can order any number of sheets. They also stock water-resistant labels
perfect for use with ready-made water bottle label designs.
carries 8"x2" label sheets, compatible with our address and water labels.
stocks a variety of labels shapes and sizes, including 8"x2" water label sheets.
offers a wide selection of labels in different shapes and colors (including Stardream metallics)
also carries a variety of labels in different shapes and sizes.
stocks labels in nearly every size imaginable! Avery labels are often sold at local office stores, as well as in their online stores.
stocks a variety of sizes and colors of envelopes. If you don't see what you're looking for on the site, make sure to email them since they carry more envelopes than are shown on the site.
supplies a multitude of specialty envelopes, including kraft and translucent options.
Cut Card Stock
carries a selection of Stardream Metallic envelopes, along with various other colors and sizes.
Miscellaneous Craft Supplies
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts