1.25.2014

letterpressed combination birth announcement & holiday card

a little custom designed, three piece, charcoal and navy birth announcement and holiday card rolled into one.

letterpressed in warm gray, with hand lettering and illustrated stitching. each piece had an applied photo.
finally, the three cards are strung together, on simple navy seam binding... 

and slipped into a charcoal envelope, addressed in white. 

1.21.2014

letterpressed holiday cards


each design poses a challenge of its own... with this one, we needed it to contain three photos, so we chose a rectangular format with illustrated holiday greens and ribbons.

we letterpressed in olive green, on creamy lettra paper. 

we affixed the three printed photos to the inside, among my hand illustrations and calligraphed words.

 we used lovely string tie envelopes and each was calligraphed with white ink. 



1.15.2014

holiday save the date


a fun little save the date and holiday card rolled into one. the calligraphy was done (by me) in white, clean and crisp. and paired with my favorite stamp of all time... the reproduction inverted jenny. (nice work, post office)

using the mini books we saw on minted for an idea, i sized ours down and added some bespoke elements. each of our save the dates was letterpress printed in two colors on soft cotton paper...

a pretty charcoal gray with pops of cheery persimmon. a simple modern styled border was hand drawn for the front cover to frame a little photo. each of the photographs was printed on lustre photo paper and adhered to the cotton letterpress paper adding lovely layered detail.


the pages of each booklet were hand sewn together with silver thread in a simple zig zag. 
then, to top it all off, we added tiny silver jingle bells to each of the silver threads on the top.