Archive for May, 2012

This real wedding is definitely one of our favorites. Once Caroline and Blair decided to tie the knot in wine country, they turned their beautiful Calistoga wedding into a wine lovers paradise. Set with deep red florals and classic decor, the event was truly one to remember. For their save the dates, each guest received a bottle of wine fit with a custom label and a vintage prescription inspired card.

The wedding invitation suite included prohibition-inspired letterpress invites, custom designed match books and place cards, and even a dictionary of wines to prepare all the guests for what Northern California has to offer. So many fabulous keepsakes!

Of course the natural beauty of Calistoga, CA (even in December!) created the perfect backdrop for such an event. Alison Events had their finest ladies work to create the ultimate romantic environment. The photos of their wine cave ceremony completely blew us away!

Caroline and Blair’s dream day carried on into the night with a stunning reception, full of fine spirits and dancing. Oh how we love cozy winter weddings!

Check out the entire post and more photos on Style Me Pretty!

Photos by Jesse Leake Photography 

 

Father’s Day is right around the corner and this year we’ve got your one-of-a-kind gifts covered. You can jazz up a simple pair of socks, a bottle of wine, or a bottle of beer with these manly labels we’ve designed. Do you have a handsome and debonaire Dad? Print out our matching labels for a black pair of socks and a nice bottle of wine. We even created a slick card to match!

Is your Dad more on the rugged side? Why not make some beer and a pair of white socks a little more special with our free matching labels?

We printed ours on label paper which made sticking them to the bottles and socks a little easier, but these would look just as nice printed on regular white paper or card stock.

Simply click on the links below to print your free Father’s Day cards and labels. Enjoy!

Sock Bands

Father’s Day Card in White

Father’s Day Card in Black

Wine & Beer Labels

And as always we love seeing our printables in action – so send us pics or post them directly to our Facebook page. And tell Dad we said Happy Father’s Day too.

It’s always such a treat to see projects from our Handmade Weddings book come to life in real weddings. One of our favorite wedding inspiration blogs and gorgeous rental boutiques Mrs. Vintage recently crafted the sweet tallow berry and cotton bud boutonnieres for her big day and we’d say they turned out flawlessly.

Although creating your own floral bouquet or arrangement may seem complicated at first, this three-step process is quite simple! Mrs. Vintage tells that with the right materials and some trusty hot glue your boutonnieres can be DIY’ed just like that.

We love the adorable lavender pins for her ring bearers, and the pink ribbons tie it all together just right. Props to Mrs. Vintage for mastering this DIY! To see the step-by-step tutorial along with endless bridal inspiration, click here!

There was so much good work at NSS this year that it was hard to keep it to just two posts. So here is my third and final post, but really I could have done about three more! Rose from The Great Lakes Goods always has a strong showing and this year was no exception (above and below).

Newcomer Pei Designs featured some super cute illustrations – all letterpressed (above and below)!

Our buddy Susy (from Susy Jack) really knocked it out of the park this year with her awesome recipes boxes, paperweights and calendars (above and below).

Do you recognize the feather illustration?

The always amazing Rifle Paper debuted these ridiculously adorable cocktail coasters:

Fawnsberg is run by two sisters, and features sweet illustrations on their cards and rubber stamps (above and below).

Finally, Atlanta-based Alee and Press really nailed it with their ombre style:

Whew! It was a great show and I loved checking out all the beautiful new work. Let us know in the comments if you discovered anyone new and amazing at the show this year!

Hello all you lucky folks out there! This is the 66th edition of our Lucky Friday Giveaway.  Each Friday we feature one of our letterpress greeting cards. We’ll choose THREE LUCKY WINNERS to get a free card.  Post a comment by 12 p.m. PST the following Thursday, and we’ll announce the winners on the following Friday!

The winners from last week are (drum roll, please): Justine, Priscilla and Mary E Leach! We’ll contact you next week to arrange sending your Sick Monkey card.

Design: Retro Garden
Artist: Sarah Labieniec
Inspiration: We bet your grandma had wallpaper like that in her mid-century modern bungalow. We want a couch with that print. Pretty please and thank you.
Who to send it to: Your peony-loving Paw-Paw or your retro rockin’ great aunt Rachel.
Favorite detail: Been craving some cool crosshatching these days.
Why letterpress? Because that’s how it was done when your Paw-Paw and great aunt Rachel had that fab furniture, wild wallpaper, and perfect peonies.

Don’t forget to post your comment and tune in next week, same time, different stationery, to see if you’ve won!

 

To celebrate our new line of cards we’re throwing a sale! Enter NewDesigns at check out and receive 15% off your order. Code only valid for greeting cards and boxed card sets.

Ends May 30th!

 

Hey peeps! It’s time for more goodies from this years National Stationery Show (click here to see Part 1). First up is the amazing work from 1 Canoe 2 (above and below): 3 talented girls who draw, design and letterpress print in a barn in Missouri. Living the dream.

Making their NSS debut this year was Los Angeles based The Social Type (below). I love how the same sentiment can be interpreted in many different ways!

Another favorite of mine was Banquet Atelier & Workshop, based in Vancouver. Our mutual love of neon was obvious:

How incredible is their guest sign (below)? I’m loving their prints also.

My favorite birthday card of the show came from Anemone Letterpress (below). So clever!

Stay tuned for part 3!

This year we didn’t have a booth at the National Stationery Show but our New York satellite office (aka Design Director Shauna Leytus) was there visiting some of our favorite artists and making new friends. She’ll be doing a series of posts recapping what she saw and loved. Here’s her first post!

Where do I begin?! There was so much amazing work at the National Stationery Show this year from new comers and old favorites. Making her NSS debut, Left Field cards (above) showcased nine letterpressed “baseball cards” complete with mustaches, edibles and bizarre injuries. Collect them all!

One of my favorite cards of the entire show belonged to Red Camper (above and below). Need I say more?

A fellow card maker sharing a love of food-themed imagery was Fox Tail Press (above and below). When I asked when “national spaghetti day” actually was, Danielle rightly answered “everyday”. Duh.

Design*Sponge declared Linda & Harriet’s over-sized Quilt Calender the best thing she saw at the show and I couldn’t agree more. My photos do not do it justice – this is a work of art and it is amazing.

More coverage of the show to come!

Pack up the presses and hit the road! That is exactly what Kyle Durrie of Moveable Type did back in 2010 when she felt torn between her two passions – road trips and printmaking. She wasn’t about to choose one or the other, so Kyle transformed a 1982 Chevy Step Van into her personal print shop. She set off onto a country-wide journey introducing moveable type to cities east and west, and it’s making a big impression on all the communities she visits. When she visited The Curiosity Shoppe San Francisco last July we were amazed at the turnout, especially for such a small space!

The Moveable Type truck updates their tour dates daily, so be sure to find out if it’s coming to a town near you. You can go home with hand-cranked posters, cards, and learn a little more about the print process. Visit the website here!

Last week we posted about all of the extras we can print and design for your wedding day. And today we’re so excited to offer up some free downloadable templates to make your big day more special. We’ve created table number templates for three of our most popular suites – Big Day, Nouveau Peonies, and San Francisco Skyline – and did we mention they are completely free?! All you need is paper, a printer, and scissors.

Just click on the style you’d like to print. Each PDF has 25 designed table numbers.

Download Big Day 

Download Nouveau Peonies

Download San Francisco Skyline 

We’d love to see photos if you use these templates. Email us or post them to our Facebook page.

Enjoy!

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