Custom Illustrated Letterpress Portraits

Kavamore Press recently sent me a note letting me know about their new collaboration with wedding illustrator Stroopwoffle creating letterpress portraits for use in Save the Dates, thank you cards, or other wedding ephemera – or even in business cards and baby announcements:

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Kavamore Press is currently offering a 20% discount on all orders placed before April 15.  Check out all the details right here!

{image credits: kavamore press}

Mitchell + Dent – Ephemera of Note

I came across the gorgeous work of Australia-based stationers Mitchell & Dent yesterday, and needless to say, I'm absolutely smitten with their stunning collection of letterpress cards and art prints:

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The illustrated floral prints at the top were the first to catch my eye, but the letterpress greeting cards are just as lovely.  And funny too!  Check out the full selection right here.

{image credits: mitchell + dent, found via bloesem}

Yellow Letterpress Graduation Announcements

In addition to flowers and wedding invitations, the arrival of spring usually reminds me of another fond memory – graduation!  I never did announcements for my own graduations, but after seeing these fun yellow announcements by Margaret of Nightingale Handmade, I wish I had!

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Margaret, a budding letterpress printer, created these graduation announcements for her fiance, Luke, incorporating into the text an ongoing joke about how long it took for Luke to find the right school.  Margaret also used the project as an opportunity to play around with her new sewing machine and create a fun stitched border that complements the sunny yellow background and bold black text!

{image credits: nightingale handmade}

Kraft Paper Spring Wedding Invitations

Despite our continuing drizzly weather here on the East Coast, I’m determined to start this week off on a bright and happy footing.  These whimsical illustrated wedding invitations by Savannah-based graphic designer Garrett Olinger, spotted over on jolie jolie on Friday, portray a sense of total exuberance even with a neutral color palette:

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I love the way the invitation folds out (and up) to reveal additional layers of information — a great way to include directions, accommodations, or website information without necessarily having to go with a pocketfold or belly band format!

{image credits: garrett olinger via jolie jolie}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm looking forward to some family time this weekend, and to hopefully wrapping up a couple of projects I feel like I've been working on forever.  I'm not looking forward to all the rain we're supposed to be getting here on the East Coast this weekend, but I suppose that's to be expected this month (and I'm definitely glad that it's raining instead of snowing!).  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

That does it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you here again on Monday!

{image credits: shutter sisters via mary ruffle}