Congratulations to Jungjoo and Jarrett for their recent wedding in upstate New York! We love that they chose a bold design, using a variation of our Wildflowers template. The black floral frame is striking and modern, with pale pink elements, like the envelope liner and belly band to soften the invitation set.
Congratulations Anneke and Patrick on the wedding this weekend! We don't get enough opportunities to print jellyfish on wedding stationery! Destination wedding like this Jamaican celebration are especially fun to work on! We started with our Pictorial design and customized this with the images of coral, jellyfish, starfish and the octopus. The ink colors here are coral and navy and we've added a bright tissue envelope liner for an extra jolt of color.
How cute are these custom notecards? Its never too early to get your children started with hadn't written thank you notes. We love the bright pink ink paired with adorable imagery of a kitten and girl with a rabbit.
I've fallen in love with the echinacea plants in my garden this summer. The colors are crazy bright and they're always surrounded by butterflies and bees and the occasional bird. I've lost a lot of time this summer just watching. Unfortunately, they're starting to fade but to pay homage to this plant, we've created a new greeting card to add to our garden line. Here's a "behind the scenes" peak into the printing process at our studio.
We've added a few new designs to our wedding collection this year, and we're so excited about them! Wildflowers is a letterpress invitation set inspired by a lush flower garden, full of all sorts of floral beauties. The invitation card has a gorgeous floral border that we printed in black ink, so you can really see all of the details. The text is printed in a pale pink for a nice contrast and to soften the look.
We added a really pretty rose to the envelope liner, and printed it in a tint of pink on some pale pink paper. Its such a nice surprise when you open the envelope! Another detail is the belly band, adorned with daisies and the wedding website information. These pieces really complete the set for a luxe invitation experience.
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!
We designed this sweet bridal shower invitation for a bride on the sunny West Coast. We love printing in bright and happy colors, especially neon pink. A bright pink invitation like this sets the mood for a really fun shower. And doesn't that calla lily look feminine and beautiful?
Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, so don't forget to show your mother some much deserved love! If you want to surprise her with something really thoughtful, a set of custom stationery is always a wonderful gift. We have gift certificates available, so she can pick out a design that suits her perfectly.
Flowers are always perfect gift, and so are our floral coasters. You can find a variety of these, as well as letterpress printed cards Mother's Day cards in our online shop. We can gift wrap anything and ship directly to your mom.
We designed these letterpress wedding invitations for a photoshoot, and just love them. The confetti dots are printed in a sort of ikat pattern, in complementary colors and a modern type treatment. We can't decide if we like the design in shades of blue, or neon pink and peach more. Both versions are a fun and modern take on a wedding invitation, perfect for a couple having a casual summer event.
We love when a couple decides to punch things up a notch with brightly colored edgepainting. The peach colored edges look amazing with this simple and modern wedding invitation. The combination of persimmon and gray ink with peach is striking, yet soft.
Andrea and Julio chose a beautiful, wildflower patterned from Rifle Paper Co. to line their envelopes. With such a simple wedding invitation, it's nice to add fun elements like this floral liner, without being overwhelming. We love designing clean, uncomplicated wedding suites, as it allows the letterpress printing to really shine.
A great way to add color to a classic invitation is to think about having the accompanying pieces printed onto colored cardstock. We can print darker ink onto pale paper, like this example of a lovely RSVP card and envelope on a vivid pink card:
The motif at the top of each card creates a nice consistency across the pieces. The invitation itself is a beautiful and elegant example of how two fonts can work really well together.
Our daughter, Greta, is five and making valentines for the 24 children in her kindergarten class seemed daunting so we decided it was time she worked on her first letterpress project. She drew a heart and signed her name on a sheet of paper and I scanned the image to create the plate for printing. She directed the ink mixing until it was the perfect shade of pink (of course). I printed the cards and she took them off the press and counted to make sure we had enough. We then punched holes and added the lolly-pops. Next up, birthday invitation designs...
We're in the midst of designing and printing invitations for Summer 2011 weddings. It is refreshing to ink up the presses in cheerful colors and think about bright flowers, lush trees and outdoor celebrations! One of our favorite details on an invitation is an unexpected pop of color painted on the edge of a card. Here is a detail of a set of pink edged cards. It almost seems a shame to have to separate the stacks to send these out!