Folk Art Inspired Birth Announcements for Baby Ingrid

I’m a longtime fan of Sycamore Street Press, particularly their Folk collection of cards and prints inspired by traditional Swedish folk art.  So when it came time for Eva and Kirk to create announcements for their own baby girl, I was thrilled to see that they incorporated folk art illustrations into the design.  I just love the combination of line illustrations with letterpress printing.  Such a sweet announcement for a beautiful baby girl!

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You can read more about the design over on the Sycamore Street Press blog, and check out more of their work right here!

Photo Credits: Sycamore Street Press

Lisa + Brian’s Modern Foodie Wedding Invitations

I love seeing all of the creative ideas and concepts that designers use to create wedding invitations.  The immensely talented Jordan and Jason of Enormous Champion sent over these beautiful letterpress wedding invitations that they created for friends getting married later this summer.  Jason and Jordan combined two of the couple’s big loves – food and Doris Day – into a truly unique modern invitation suite.

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From Jason and JordanOur good friends Lisa & Brian are getting married later this summer… and we love them a bushel and a peck.  We recently completed a 3-color letterpress invitation suite printed on Neenah Classic Crest 165 lbs Solar White paper.  When they asked us to create their wedding invitation, the one thing they requested was an art piece (based on our All Good Things) to accompany the information portion of the invitation as a memento to their invited guests.  Lisa and Brian are life long foodies and Doris Day enthusiasts, the line comes from a song in musical Guys & Dolls and the letterforms are made up of fruits, veggies and a whole lotta love.

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So awesome!  Check out more from Enormous Champion right here – thanks Jordan and Jason!

Photo Credits: Enormous Champion

Fawnsberg Calligraphy Return Address Rubber Stamp

It’s been a little over a year since the ladies of Primele introduced their beautiful calligraphy return address stamps, and just a couple of months ago they premiered their new stationery line, Fawnsberg, at the National Stationery Show.  The return address stamps are now available in the Fawnsberg shop, and to celebrate the occasion the ladies have updated the stamp construction with a pretty red hardwood handle – and they’ve added some lovely new styles to the collection!

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So pretty – check out all of the designs right here!  Thanks Patricia and Rachel!

Photo Credits: Fawnsberg

Summer Giveaway with Moontree Letterpress

It’s Mon­day, which means that it’s time for another install­ment of our sum­mer con­test series with Moon­tree Let­ter­press!  In case you missed it the first time, here’s a bit of back­ground on the con­test and how to enter.  This week we’re switching things up a bit and the winner with the best six word story will receive 100 let­ter­press calling cards.  This week’s theme is “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” – feel free to leave mul­ti­ple comments/entries, and don’t be afraid to get creative!

You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tues­day to leave your entry in the com­ments below, then Rebecca will announce the win­ner on her blog on Wednes­day!  And just in case you need some inspi­ra­tion, you can check out these six word auto­bi­ogra­phies.  Bonne chance!

Photo Credit: Moon­tree Letterpress

Jennifer + Blake’s Sunny Yellow and Blind Deboss Wedding Invitations

I spotted these sophisticated, yet modern, yellow wedding invitations on designer Sarah Rusin‘s blog, Ten Lines Pica.  Sarah created the invitation suite for an adorable couple, Jenni and Blake, and of course wanted the invitations to reflect their sunny personalities.  Sarah incorporated two beautiful fonts – one script and one serif – and a gorgeous blind (no-ink) pattern, and I absolutely love the resulting invitation design!

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From SarahThe couple, Jenni and Blake, are adorable and sunny and I think the final invitation captured their spirit perfectly.  Jenni wanted them to be sophisticated and a bit traditional but with some personality.  I designed a pattern for a blind deboss to give them a little extra visual interest.  I used two of my favorite typefaces, Ministry by Ale Paul and Eames from House Industries.  They were printed onto 110# Crane cotton paper.  I used Baker’s twine to keep them together; I felt like it suited the style really well and was extremely budget-friendly.

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So pretty!  Thanks Sarah!

Photo Credits: Sarah Rusin Graphic Design