Ink + Wit Baby Announcements

Tara at Ink + Wit is getting ready to release a line of readymade baby announcements, and I'm loving this sneak peek into her upcoming designs:

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The animal themes are incredibly sweet, while still fresh + modern.  Tara will be offering both letterpress and offset printing options.  I can't wait to see the full line!

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Tag Sale Updates!

In preparation for our big move at the end of the month, I've been updating my tag sale with a bunch of items needing a new home:

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And since we're moving, anything not sold by January 25th will be taken to a consignment store or donated, so if you're interested in any of the items, please drop me a line here!

Julie + Spiro’s Bilingual Greek Wedding Invitations

Today’s real wedding invitations come to us from an incredibly adventurous bride, Julie, who was willing to not only learn how to letterpress print her own wedding invitations, but also to print the invitations in both Greek and English!

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Julie fell in love with the tactile feel of letterpress invitations and decided to explore letterpress printing the invitations for her summer wedding in Greece.  Julie chose a beautiful color palette of yellow and gray for her invitation suite:

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From Julie:  I was a DIY bride in almost every aspect of planning my wedding, which happened on July 25, 2009 in Greece.  When it came to creating my wedding invitations I desperately wanted letterpress, but it was out of my price range.  So I decided to take some letterpress classes at a local printers museum.

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I designed all of the elements of my wedding suite (with a total of 5 pieces).  With the help of my instructor, who was kind enough to allow me to use her Vandercook presses at her print shop, my husband and I cranked out all 220 invitation suites in around 7 hours.

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It was exhausting, but such a great experience for me that since then I’ve started up my own side business of creating letterpress invitations specializing in bilingual invitations (similar to mine, which is half Greek and half English).

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Not only did Julie create beautiful wedding invitations, but I love that she had so much fun in the process!  You can read more about Julie’s letterpress adventures on her blog right here, and check out more of her bilingual letterpress wedding invitation designs on her website, Cartoules Letterpress.  Thanks Julie!

{image credits: cartoules letterpress}

Sponsor Introduction – Spark

I'm a huge fan of the gorgeous letterpress portfolio from Spark, and couldn't be happier to share a bit of their work as one of my sponsors.  The amazing detail on these custom letterpress wedding invitations makes me want to reach through my computer screen to feel each impression:

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Can't you almost feel the love and care that went into printing each invitation?  Spark just re-launched their website a few weeks ago, so you can check out lots more from their letterpress portfolio right here.  You can also follow more Spark work on their blog and flickr page.

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Papercut Terrariums

How amazing are these papercut terrariums by Helen Musselwhite?

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Totally gorgeous — and I totally want one for our new apartment…  Lots and lots more papercut goodness over on Helen's website right here.

Found via Soolip via Share Some Candy

{image credits: Helen Musselwhite}