Houston Hall NYC Wedding

Congrats to Ashley and Lindsey on their recent wedding! We really enjoyed working on their invitations, which were a combination of our Vintage NYC and Downtown designs. They were inspired by their venue, Houston Hall, and wanted an old New York feeling. The wine red and black ink, with a black envelope makes a really striking set. We also designed a Save the Date coaster, in the same style as the invitations to make a complete set.

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Happy New Year!

January can be cold and bleak outside, but this month in the studio we're thinking of spring and summer as we're in the thick of the "Save the Date" printing season.

These cards can be lighthearted and more casual than the formal invitation, printing in brighter colors or creative formats (like bookmarks or coasters) or they can match the design closely so the guests have a sense of the celebration to come. 

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Regardless of the design, the text for these is usually very minimal. It typically includes the names of the couple, the date, the city of the wedding and often a website address for guests to refer to for details on travel, accommodations, wedding registries etc... For more samples of Save the Date wording, please visit our website where we've added sample text for all the cards in a suite.

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Custom Letterpress Coasters

Letterpress coasters are such a fun way to commemorate an important event. They're great for any celebration, whether it be a 60th birthday party or an announcement for a wedding yet to come. They can be used as a cute keepsake for guests, as well as a nice way to  protect your coffee table. custom-gold-letterpress-coasters

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Email info@sesameletterpress.com for a quote for your next letterpress coaster project.

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween is just around the corner, so we wanted to share some of our spookiest goods with you. Give your home just the right amount of fright for your festivities! Our new raven coasters will be the perfect accent to your Halloween party. Or these might be the perfect gift for a friend who likes their home to be just a little bit dark and creepy all year long. raven-letterpress-coaster

We have bags of mystery to fill with all kinds of goods for little ghouls and gals and bats to swoop in to say hello to friends and family. We just love this time of year, when we can embrace our spooky side. Will you be tricking or treating this Halloween?

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Hydrangea Wedding invitations

Even though all of the couples we work with have their own vision and ideas when it comes to their wedding stationery, there are a few requests that come up quite frequently. We are often asked for images and illustrations of hydrangeas. We love these flowers. Whether in white, pale green or purple-y blue they are always so pretty. Here's a suite we printed a couple of years ago for a very sweet couple:

We love the subtle ink colors and the illustration of the bunch of hydrangea is beautifully detailed:

And did we mention that our set of blue hydrangea coasters would be the perfect guest favor or part of a bridesmaid gift:

And finally, if you need a little more inspiration, how about this rustic bouquet, featuring hydrangea and rosemary:

Gifts for everyone!

With Valentine's Day almost around the corner, we've been creating some really sweet gifts for all the people you love most! And don't forget: these aren't just for February 14th! Stationery makes the perfect birthday present or host/ess gift. And we're also big fans of giving gifts for no apparent reason: just because we want to show somebody how much we care. So, without further ado, here are some of our top picks...

For your dad / husband / boss - THE MARINER SET

For your boyfriend / brother / workmate - THE EXPLORER SET

For your sister / best friend / niece - THE PRETTY IN PINK SET

For your girlfriend / mom / great aunt - THE LA VIE EN ROSE SET

Save the Date Inspiration, Part 1

We love working with couples to design their Save the Dates. It's so much fun at the very start of the stationery-planning process to discuss colors, designs and formats. Over the past few years, we have printed a whole bunch of Save the Date coasters and we wanted to share some of these with you. We like the functional nature of these items; any leftovers are a lovely keepsake for the married couple to use after the wedding! Here's a classic design with a fun twist: as a Brit, I love the cursive "Cheers!"

If you're going to use a coaster as a Save the Date, why not include a recipe for your favorite mixed drink:

We really like the silhouette of the couple in the coasters below - and these could be customized in any colors:

I'm a big fan of a pop of bright green, so the simple design below immediately caught my eye:

And finally, my personal favorite...I love cycling around the city so anything with a bicycle theme appeals to me!

- Jana