I love the combination of line drawings and letterpress printing – the two really are the perfect combination. I was absolutely thrilled when Sara from Stinkerpants sent over these adorable wedding invitations that she created for a recent client, featuring Sara’s signature illustrations and beautiful hand lettering from Lettergirl. I love how Sara included a cable car to represent San Francisco – so cute!
From Sara: Kristen & Jay’s letterpress invitation is my most recently completed project, and is my first project featuring calligraphy by Lettergirl. This couple was looking for a formal invitation featuring San Francisco with a fun element. Initially they wanted something exactly like this, but after I suggested a cable car we changed direction a bit. I love how it turned out, and I really think the calligraphy adds something special.
Thanks Sara! For more from Stinkerpants, check out her portfolio right here!
Photo Credits: Sara Olsher | Stinkerpants
I absolutely love peonies; I get positively giddy when the gorgeous blooms start to make their appearance each spring. Heidi from Zenadia Design created these invitations for a 50th birthday party, and the client also loves peonies and wanted to incorporate them into the invitation for her party! Heidi combined pink peonies with beautiful calligraphy from The Left Handed Calligrapher and wax seals to create the perfect invitation for an elegant birthday party.
From Heidi: This invitation was designed for a 50th birthday party. Kathy, the birthday girl, loves peonies and pink and wanted to incorporate them into her celebration. She also loved the look of letterpress and wax seals. We designed an invitation for her with two color letterpress, a custom wax seal, and beautiful calligraphy from The Left Handed Calligrapher. Also in the suite were table numbers, favor boxes, escort cards, menus, and cupcake and candy bar signs.
So pretty! Thanks Heidi!
Photo Credits: Zenadia Design
Chris from Moxie Press & Co. in Baltimore sent over these fun graduation party invitations for a recent graduate from Towson University. Elenyah just completed a Masters in Forensic Science, so Chris used scientific elements like atoms and a DNA helix along with a bright yellow and gray color palette to create these playful invitations. So fun!
From Chris: It’s a graduation party! Here is a lovely two color letterpress graduation party invitation printed on 100% cotton Crane’s Lettra 300 gsm paper in a bright and summery sunflower yellow and dusty gray. The theme for this graduation invitation was science. I was inspired by the fun shapes and patterns you find in science like the ellipses of an atom or spiral of a double helix. This invitation was a surprise gift for the client and she could not have been happier with the results.
Photo Credits: Moxie Press & Co.
I love starting the week with a beautiful wedding invitation, and today we get to do just that with this gorgeous suite from Alicia at Akimbo! Alicia named this suite “Oberon” in a nod to her inspiration – Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – combining wood and floral details with playful handwriting for an earthy chic design.
From Alicia: Originally commissioned for a whimsical woodland wedding photo shoot, my latest collection was inspired by the mischievous forest characters of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Oberon collection, which features a real timber invitation and handwritten text, is perfect for a dreamy, earthy wedding.
So pretty! Thanks Alicia!
Photo Credits: Akimbo
Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week off with 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. The winner with the best six word story will receive 50 personalized letterpress notecards! This week’s theme is “What I Know for Sure” – 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