Hello Handmade Holiday 2009

I really can't think of a better way to start the week off than with two new holiday items from one of my favorites – Hello Handmade!  For those of you who might not remember their totally amazing 2009 calendar and valentines, Hello Handmade is a wonderful collaboration between calligrapher Betsy Dunlap and artist Shanna Murray.  They're back this holiday season with a beautiful tea towel calendar and holiday print:

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Both the calendar and print will be available in the Hello Handmade shop this morning.  The Laureled calendar is printed in black ink on snowy white cotton fabric, and of course can be re-used as a tea towel once the year is over.  The O Tannenbaum specimen print is printed in black and white (with Betsy's lovely calligraphy) on sturdy kraft paper.  Shanna and Betsy will also be adding additional items and downloads, including an advent calendar, bunting, and ornaments, as we get closer to the holidays, so be sure to check out the shop for updates!

{image credits: Hello Handmade}

{happy weekend}

Hi everyone!  I’m heading out a bit early to get a head start on some projects I’m working on for next week, including a super-fun collaboration that I can’t wait to tell you all about.  I’ve been noticing, as the days get shorter and shorter, I find myself trying to squeeze out every last drop of sunlight possible, making the weekends more and more precious.  Is the same thing happening for you?  Well, in the meantime…

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Here are a few things that I’ve enjoyed this week:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend – I’ll see you all back here next week!

{image credits: samantha lamb and katherine elizabeth}

Layered Envelope Wedding Invitations

Ever since seeing Cheree Berry’s Matryoshka doll-inspired save the dates over the summer, I’ve been kind of obsessed with the idea of wedding invitations that incorporate layered envelopes – giving the recipient the feeling of unwrapping a beautifully packaged gift.  These invitations from Erin Jang are a perfect example with the main invitation was enclosed in a small envelope placed on a letterpress card:

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I’m a big fan of the long, skinny layout of the main invitation – which complements the rest of the invitation suite in a really unique way.  And behind the fold-out invitation were a reception enclosure with perforated rsvp postcard and a map of the wedding location, both beautifully letterpress printed by Studio on Fire:

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Lovely! You can read more about these invitations and see additional photos of these wedding invitations over at The Indigo Bunting.

{image credits: Erin Jang}

Wood Veneer Thank You Cards

Oh wood veneer, how I love you so:

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This particular piece of loveliness was designed by Bird and Banner and letterpress printed by Spark.  I also love the hand lettering and cross-hatch detailing on the two hearts.  So sweet!

{image credit: Spark Letterpress}