Bear Hug Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

Kathryn from Blackbird Letterpress let me know about the incredibly sweet way that one of her customers asked her friends to be bridesmaids in her upcoming wedding.  Meryl used Kathryn’s Grizzly Bear Hug die cut cards, inserted some photobooth photos that she’d taken with friends over the years, and a tiny banner containing the relevant question.


Meryl reports that she received many hugs and yeses in return.  Yay!

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Such a cute idea – thanks Kathryn and Meryl!

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Dude & Chick

You know, sometimes I really just love a card that makes me laugh.  And these letterpress cards from Dude + Chick definitely make me chuckle:

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You can check out the full collection of stationery sweetness and comedy over at the Dude & Chick etsy shop.

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Katie + Mark’s Coaster Save the Dates

We’ve all seen save the dates in the shape of magnets, bookmarks, and post cards, but this is a fun idea – coaster save the dates!  Designer Bill Coombs sent over these fun letterpress coaster save the dates for a wedding in Minnesota next spring, printed in a sweet and preppy pink and navy blue color palette!


From Bill:   The bride wanted something preppy, fun, and sophisticated, with a combination of different typefaces.  Her colors are navy blue and light pink.  Her wedding will be an elegant event at a beautiful country club in Edina, Minnesota.  We decided a letterpress coaster would be a memorable and fun way to get the word out.  The save the dates were printed at Dick and Jane Letterpress in St. Paul Minnesota, a small shop that specializes in letterpress invitations.  They do wonderful work, and have a great eye and appreciation for the letterpress process.


So fun!  Thank you so much Bill!

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Sweet Heart Notes

I’m not sure if it’s because Valentine’s Day is coming up soon (eep!) or what, but I’m suddenly head over heels for anything heart-shaped.  Like these little blind deboss heart notes from Maida Vale – aren’t they sweet?



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Amy + Matt’s Geometric Pattern Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone!  We’re starting the week off with a gorgeous set of wedding invitations from Jackie at 42 Pressed.  These letterpress invitations feature fun geometric patterns and pops of green and red for a modern and sophisticated design.


The bride, Amy, is an interior designer and is obsessed with color and pattern.  Jackie printed a beautiful a blind deboss on the save the date for a beautiful pop of color against a simple and clean design.


Jackie continued the geometric pattern inspiration in the invitation suite, creating a belly band with a sophisticated green and white geometric pattern.  The invitation rsvp card featured the same blind emboss geometric pattern and pops of red.


So lovely!  Thanks Jackie!

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