Happy Leap Day everyone! Â Julie from Duet Letterpress sent over the most adorable letterpress invitations that she designed and printed for a first birthday party last summer. Â These invitations were inspired in part by the invitations that Julie created for her daughter Emily’s first birthday, featuring both an invitation to the birthday celebration along with a certificate marking important milestones during Lawson’s first year.
From Julie:Â To celebrate Lawsonâ€™s first birthday, his parents threw him a party inspired by Curious George. Â TheyÂ wanted something similar to Em’s invitations, butÂ in the style of his party. Â In addition to Curious George, the party was a vintage take on classic stories. Â Rustic red, pale blue, navy, and a cheerful yellow made up the partyâ€™s color palette.
Lawson’s foot and hand prints were letterpress printed true to size. Â Lawson was tiny at birth, and his feet were only 1 3/4″ long! Â We made the â€œyear of firstsâ€ card a different size from the actual invitation and bound them together with yellow twine. Â Finally, a two color, letterpress printed, wraparound mailing label was affixed to each pale blue envelope.
Thanks so much Julie!
Photo Credits: Duet Letterpress