Here at Sesame, we are big fans of ‘the olden days’. That’s not to say we don’t move with the times…but we just love anything related to history, etiquette and tradition. So it’s no wonder that we are glued to a certain British TV drama, set in a stately home. And it’s no surprise that we were inspired to create a note card set that pays homage to English turn-of-the-century country living. For more details and to order, please visit our website shop here: British Home Stationery Set.
This set pairs vintage illustration with contemporary colors. What could be better?
And in case you need a hint as to the TV show we are referring to, this should refresh your memory:
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It must seem like all of the birth announcements that we print are for twins! We recently worked with a lovely client, Emily, who had given birth to twins during the summer. We printed the prettiest birth announcements for her:
The matte gold looks really smart whilst those two pairs of footprints just melt our hearts. These are the real twins’ footprints: it must have been a slightly messy endeavor!
Here’s a close-up of the cuteness:
The letterpress technique is perfect for this: it presses into the paperstock and really captures the idea of a tiny footstep! Emily is going to frame one of these for the wall of the nursery!
Last year, one of our clients got a couple of wonderful Christmas presents: newborn twins! We worked with her to design and print a lovely, festive birth announcement which celebrated the new arrivals:
The combination of bright red and matte silver is perfect for the holiday season and we love how the image works perfectly for the family!
Around this time of year, we are always busy printing custom holiday cards for our clients. We really enjoy getting into the spirit of the holidays, even though we still haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving!
Last year we printed a really cute photo card which was designed to look like wood grain. Also known as faux bois, this technique was perfect for letterpress. We love how this card came out and think it perfectly captures the wintery theme.
And here’s a close up of the detail of the faux bois:
Sorry we’ve been off the radar a little lately. We’ve had some exciting press in the New York Times and it’s brought in lots of lovely orders in time for the holidays.
The New York Times featured our spectacle notecards in their gift guide: you can read all about it here.
And in case you want a peek at the notecards in question, here’s they are, complete with a gorgeous coral-red envelope liner.
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We have been so excited to share news with you about a lovely new line of letterpress wedding stationery that we have designed in collaboration with Lotta Jansdotter.
Lotta is a long-time friend and we’ve joined forces to design a gorgeous, contemporary range which links Lotta’s beloved illustrations and bright color palette with Sesame Letterpress’s luxurious letterpress printing.
Both of the designs are available in a choice of two fonts and four colors.
And if you’re not getting married, but you still love Lotta’s pared-back designs, why not get some thank you cards printed in time for the holidays?
Please do take a look at our website for more photos of this range and details about how to place an order.
This might have been the first time we had the chance to design and print Sweet Sixteen invitations and it was FUN!
We love all the different letterpress components to this set: the pink “16″, the invitations themselves and that lovely sparkly black folder.
The colors and design were chosen to be youthful but not childish. We’re really pleased with how these came out!
Now we’re excited to get more birthday invitation printing opportunities!
Our second Save the Date for a Kiawah Island wedding is totally different. This is one of the nicest things about working with couples on their wedding stationery: no two couples come up with the same idea.
This Save the Date is simpler and completely text-based. The couple wanted the beauty of Betsy Dunlap’s calligraphy to shine through.
This is such a wonderful way to really customize your wedding stationery: hire a calligrapher to render your names in a unique, one-of-a-kind font and then build the rest of the design around those words.
Here’s a more detailed image of the letterpress impression of Betsy’s calligraphy:
It fun for us to try out different fonts to work alongside this handwritten cursive. We opted for Neutra Caps which has a clean, contemporary feel. And that blue is marvellous!
Kiawah Island in South Carolina is a pretty magical place. Which could explain why we had a few couples work with us this season on Save the Dates for their 2014 weddings on the island.
So first of all, feast your eyes on this really lovely Save the Date which features a map of the area and a teeny tiny heart to mark the spot:
We love the unusual colors used here: two shades of green and that little flourescent pop of pink to catch your eye!
Here’s a close up which shows the detail and impression:
This is a great design for a Save the Date and we can customize the map to suit the location of any wedding.