New Greeting Cards!

We recently added a couple of new letterpress greeting cards to our collection. We debuted a new card for Valentine's Day Card with a classic love poem; Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Sugar is Sweet and so are You. The bright rose and violet really spell it all out for the recipient! We also designed a new birthday card with a cute kitten wearing a bright pink bow - a nice card for a granddaughter, niece or any cat lover. You can purchase them in our online shop now.

New Design! Tropical Destination Wedding

In anticipation of summer, we were itching to design something new for our wedding collection. We were inspired by some beautiful illustrations of green palm trees and leaves. This letterpress suite is perfect for a destination wedding on a lush island (even better if you're lucky enough to live somewhere tropical!) The envelopes are a lined with giant green palm printed liners, and we added a pink flamingo belly band for a bright contrast of color. Its a fun design that also works well for a formal wedding. Take a look below to see a bit of the letterpress printing process.

Check out more of our new wedding designs on our website!

Smashing the Glass - Wedding Blog

Karen from Smashing the Glass featured the gorgeous wedding of Natalie & Alex recently. We worked with them on their wedding invitations and just loved the whole suite! Its so nice to get a glimpse of the wedding, after working with a couple and we were so excited to see some of their beautiful photos. It was such a romantic wedding, and the bride and groom looked so wonderfully happy!

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Photos by Greg Finck
Calligraphy by Script Mercantile
 

Destination Wedding in Mexico

The winter blues are real, so we're thinking of sunny days in Mexico to pass the time. Last year, we designed these invitations for a lovely couple having a destination wedding. They wanted to incorporate the symbol of a zia sun into the design, as well as a nod to the beach with a wave illustration. We created a custom monogram featuring the sun and their initials. We letterpress printed the suite in gold and a subtle tint, including a custom envelope liner. Overall, it had an elegant, but laid back vibe, much like a destination wedding in Mexico!

Scottish Castle Wedding

We loved working on these invitations for Elaine and Euan for their destination wedding in Scotland last year. They wanted invitations that were modern, yet formal and our Hudson design fit the bill. For a more personal touch, we added an image of the castle they were married in to the top of the invite, and a floral image that they supplied to the information card. The whole set was letterpress printed in charcoal gray and bright red ink on warm white paper.

Fun fact: Wedding Breakfast is a term used by our friends across the pond in the UK. Traditionally, the bride and groom are fasting prior to the prior to their wedding, and would thus be breaking their fast at the reception.

Pale Green Spring Wedding

We designed and printed these pale green wedding invitations for a sweet couple getting married at Blue Hill at Stone Barns this Spring. The invitation set is based on our Pale Floral design, but with a minty green twist. Each card features a different floral arrangement in green with charcoal gray text which looks lovely on a soft white paper. These letterpress invitations feel like a breath of fresh, spring air and are helping us get through the winter blues.

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Pale Floral and Gold Wedding

Here are some great detail shots of a wedding suite we designed for an upcoming wedding here in New York City. The bride and groom loved our Pale Floral set and Vintage NYC set, so we merged the two for a bespoke letterpress suite. The rose illustration looks wonderful and soft when printed in just a tint of gray ink. The text is all printed in matte gold ink and we think the combination is both classic and modern.

Valentine Bouquets

Valentine's Day is almost upon us once again! This year, we gathered a few of our favorite floral greeting cards and are selling them as a set. You'll receive 8 cards (2 of each design) as well as blank envelopes. Its a unique take on that Valentine's Day floral bouquet - and one that is great gift for your letter writing sweetheart. Pick one up exclusively in our online shop!

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French Countryside Wedding

Last year, we worked with a wonderful couple who was planning a romantic wedding in the French countryside. What a dream! Ven and Adrian came to us with some lovely floral illustrations, so we designed the text around them and letterpress printed Save the Date cards and invitations. Eventually they hand painted elements of the floral drawings, so each card was truly unique. The couple's wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty and we are swooning over the beautiful details and scenery. You can read more and check out a gallery of their gorgeous wedding here.

Photos by 2 Brides Photography, featured on Style Me Pretty

Tarrytown, New York Wedding

We worked with a lovely couple last year to create letterpress invitations for their wedding at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York. They were drawn to a couple of our wedding designs (Hudson and Vintage NYC), so we combined elements from both to come up with a unique set of invitations. We used a vintage image of the estate on the top of the navy and gold card. The set has a very regal feeling, fitting their beautiful venue.

Peace on Earth

There's still plenty of time to send out holiday cards to friends and family. Its one of our favorite traditions of the holiday season. We have several letterpress designs, with a variety of greetings in our online shop. Each set includes 8 hand printed cards with matching envelopes. We love this Peace on Earth design because it features our dear city in the midst of a peaceful snowfall.

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Modern Black & White Wedding

We love these modern letterpress invitations we designed and printed for a wedding this fall. The couple wanted something a little understated and fresh feeling and we think this hits that mark. They opted for rich black ink on warm white paper and we played with some fun line variation on each of the cards.

They had a lot of fun coming up with the wording for their response cards and injected just the right amount of cheekiness. Its funny to think of what kind of responses they received from their guests.

Season's Greetings

Our newest letterpress holiday card is available in our online shop now. We love this bright red cardinal, perched on a branch dotted with holly berries. The stark white paper gives the appearance of a snowy day for this beautiful bird. These cards come in sets of 8 with matching white envelopes. We have lots of other letterpress designs available for your annual holiday mailing.

Double Happiness Wedding

We printed these classic letterpress wedding invitations for a wedding here in New York City this fall. Simple can be beautiful, and that's true in this case. The invitation suite was printed in navy blue ink on a warm white paper. The couple wanted to incorporate a traditional Chinese ornament, so we centered the the design for Double Happiness on top of their rehearsal dinner and information cards. It's such a meaningful nod to the traditions of the groom's family.

Custom Holiday Cards for 2016

We can't believe it, but its almost that time of year again! We're gearing up for the holidays already and are ready to print your custom letterpress cards for Christmas and the New Year. We have a beautiful line of folded cards that you can customize with a personal greeting. Email us at info@sesameletterpress.com to see the full line and place your order.

Upstate New York Wedding

We recently worked with Haley & Frank to create these beautiful and warm letterpress wedding invitations. Bright red and gray were great colors for their upstate New York wedding this fall. They brought a wonderful drawing of their dog with an adorable red bow tie to us, and it ended up being the perfect addition to the invitation card. We lined their envelopes with a vintage map of upstate New York for an extra touch of fun.

2017 Calendars are Here!

Our letterpress boxed calendars for 2017 are here! Somehow 2016 has flown by and we're gearing up for the holidays. These little calendars make great gifts for friends, family, teachers - you name it. Each one comes with a t-pin for easy hanging and a resolutions page to keep you on track for the new year.

Spring cleaning is made a whole lot prettier with our pink April page. Each calendar page is letterpress printed by hand in bold colors to brighten up your space. Pick one up now from our online shop!

Bespoke Letterpress Stationery

Here's a whole slew of custom letterpress notecards we've printed recently. All this stationery is making us want to sit down and pen some nice notes. Each of these notecards features a couple names or initials and some illustration that complements them. The New York themed notecards are especially fun, since they feature landmarks of our fair city.

Vintage NYC Engagement

We printed these beautiful letterpress invitations for a New York City engagement party. The Chrysler Building was the perfect image to pair with the couple's initials, for a classic monogram. The cards were printed in gold and gray, which is a great combination on soft white paper. Included with the invitation was a card to honor family members who had passed, but were important figures in the bride and groom's lives. We thought this was such a thoughtful gesture.

For the response card, the couple opted for a postcard. To go along with the vintage feeling of the invites, we designed a classic looking stamp for the front, with the silhouette of a pigeon. It wouldn't be a real New York invite without a pigeon or two!