Posts filed under Letterpress

Custom Design: Letterpress Holiday Cards

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Unlike most stationery designers, I steer clear of selling holiday cards this time of year. I design a collection for Minted in the spring and summer, so I like focus on that and try to avoid the holiday chaos of last minute orders and rush printing. However, I have a handful of repeat clients that I make room for during this busy time. Jen is one of those clients, as she always is ready to go, and we are done well before Thanksgiving (dream client!) She found me last year and has a love of letterpress and clean design, so we have turned out to be a great match!

Jen always has clever ideas, from colors to phrases, with photos to match. You can tell she gets a lot of joy out of the process and I love that. She came to me with this sweet phrase and adorable photo of her kids and I got to work on a fun, festive design. At first, I designed everything in red, but she wanted to go non-traditional with a bright turquoise. I love her color choices. Her cards are certain to stand out in the mailbox with those green envelopes!  

Letterpress is such a beautiful printing method and I love the challenge of designing in one color… sometimes, that is all you need! I think the end result is pure magic (pun intended!)

Posted on December 23, 2015 and filed under Holiday, Letterpress.

Featured: Little Fisherman Birth Announcements on OSBP

Today, a letterpress birth announcement that I did recently was featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper! little fisherman birth announcements by palm papers

I've been not-so-patiently waiting to share these birth announcements that I did for my friend Carrie and her sweet little baby boy, Parker. Even though they don't have the choice, our husbands are buddies (thank goodness) and share a particular fishing obsession, so I thought that theme was perfect for this future fisherman.

I mixed digital and letterpress printing (by Czar Press) for the first time with these announcements and really loved how they turned out. You can see some more photos and a funny story about the one track mind of my hubby over on OSBP.

little fisherman birth announcements by palm papers

Side note: don't you love the photo props?! They are courtesy of my husband's tackle box - who knew they would ever be used this way!

Featured: Oh So Beautiful Paper

moving announcements Today, my letterpress moving announcements that I designed for my favorite friend, Carrie, were featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper. Oh So Beautiful Paper is a daily blog read for me and I am so honored and excited to be featured. Check it out!

Learning to Letterpress: the Results

Photobucket After spending the morning printing, Kimberly was kind enough to handle the cutting on her end. This worked out well, because I didn't have a bit of room left in my suitcase. I just got them in the mail and I couldn't wait to snap some photos of my lovely stationery and business cards.


If it's not completely obvious, I got a new camera! It's pretty awesome and after I learn how to shoot on something other than the auto setting, I think things could start to look pretty good around here. But let's be honest, even this is a serious improvement!