Print Workshop

I was so excited when I heard that Christine from Yellow Owl Workshop would be releasing her first book!  Titled Print Workshop, the book is all about hand printing techniques, from relief printing to screen printing to image transfer printing – and, as I expected, I love every single page.  And just in case you think I’m a bit biased given my love of all things paper, even my non-paper-obsessed husband enjoyed reading through Print Workshop.  I was lucky enough to receive a promotional copy, and I thought I would share a little peek!

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Print Workshop is a wonderful introduction to the world of hand printing, with a primer on all the different tools required for printing at home and basic design techniques – all from Christine’s unique perspective on design and illustration.

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Of course, Christine included some fun DIY projects for each technique…

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…as well as image templates that the reader can use for each project.

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The book officially comes out on December 28, but you can pre-order a copy right here.  Congratulations Christine!

{all photos by me}

Egg Press Calendars

The fantastic folks over at Egg Press let me know about a line of calendars and planners that will be available exclusively at Target.  The collection becomes available on December 26, but here’s a quick sneak peek!

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The collection includes planners, wall calendars, and desk calendars featuring Egg Press patterns – so much fun!

{image credits: egg press}

Blind Impression Thank You Cards

Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events recently released a line of blind impression thank you cards.  Vanessa designed them with a recent bride in mind, but really anyone can use them.  Aren’t they pretty?  Of course, I love the blind letterpress impression!

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Vanessa can even customize the color of the envelope liner to match your wedding invitations or other color palettes.  So cute!

{image credits: Katie Neal}

Sneak Peek – Martha Stewart Weddings Winter 2011 Issue

The Winter 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings will be on newsstands in just a few days, and I’m so excited to help share a tiny sneak peek at the upcoming issue!

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I always look forward to the stationery features, and for this issue the editors decided to focus on some semi-DIY save the date ideas.  My favorite idea from the upcoming issue is the folded envelope save the date below, where you can have your favorite calligrapher create a scanned image of your text, then fold the page up into its own envelope and send it on its way – just like a regency letter.  So romantic!

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There are lots of other cool ideas in the issue, but you’ll have to wait just a few more days to pick up your copy!

{image credits: Cover by Johnny Miller / Save the Date Photography by Kenji Toma, both for Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2011}

Purple Baby Announcements for Olivia!

My friend Kari from SugarB Studio recently welcomed a baby girl into her family, and baby Olivia is just as cute as can be!  Inspired by the arrival of her baby daughter, Kari decided to combine the baby announcement with a holiday greeting.  Kari said that the two-in-one card not only saved time and money, but it was the perfect way to spread holiday cheer!

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So adorable!  Congrats Kari!

{image credits: SugarB Studio}