Sycamore Street Press – Great Job On That Thing You Did

I love these cards from Etsy seller Sycamore Street Press (Update: Sycamore Street Press now has a new website! Click here for their new and improved online store.)


This phrase is now used regularly by both my husband and I at our house — he’ll do the dishes and I’ll congratulate him on a great job on that thing he did. Hopefully I’ll soon find a way to slip him one of these in person.

A few other greeting cards from Sycamore Street Press:

In addition to greeting cards, Sycamore Street Press offers these ridiculously cute gift tags:

These beautiful letterpress place cards:

And these lovely letterpress posters and photo mat frames:


The posters make great presents – I bought one for my 3 year-old neice a few weeks back, and if I had the wall space would want another one for myself!

All images above via the Sycamore Street Press etsy store, but you should also check out their blog as well, which features some of their fun custom projects, including wedding menus, table name signs, and thank-you cards:

Wedding Invitations — Bird and Banner

Bird and Banner consistently produces some of the most amazing wedding invitation designs.  I love their use of non-traditional materials, particularly cloth and wood, in pulling together an invitation suite.  If I hadn’t already been set on a fold-out invitation design, I think I would have very easily switched directions and gone with a design inspired by the stitched invitations below:

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{stitched}

Bird-Banner-Cape-Cod-Fabric-Pocket

Bird-Banner-Cape-Cod-Fabric-Pocket1

Bird-Banner-Cape-Cod-Fabric-Pocket2
{Cape Cod Wedding}

A few more favorites from the Bird and Banner collection:

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Bird-Banner-Philadelphia1

Bird-Banner-Philadelphia2
{a garden wedding in Philadelphia}

Bird-Banner-Wedding-in-the-Woods1

Bird-Banner-Wedding-in-the-Woods2
{a wedding in the woods}

Bird-Banner-Family-Farm

Bird-Banner-Family-Farm1

Bird-Banner-Family-Farm2
{family farm}

Bird-Banner-Modern-Monogram

Bird-Banner-Modern-Monogram1

Bird-Banner-Modern-Monogram2
{modern monogram}

I love the hand lettering and interesting typography on these next invitations:

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{notebook doodle}

Bird-Banner-Silhouettes

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{silhouettes}

Bird-Banner-Country-Cookout
{country cookout}

So many more over on the Bird and Banner website.  Swoon…

{all images via Bird and Banner}

2009 Calendar Round-Up

I love, love, love calendars. Last year, calendars were my main holiday present for office colleagues, and I think I ended up with no less than 4 different calendars just for myself.

My favorite calendar from last year was this letterpressed and screenprinted calendar from ilee:


Trust me when I say that these pictures don’t do this calendar anything close to justice — they’re really just beautiful in person. The new 2009 edition will be available in late September, and I can’t wait to order mine!

Several of these were gifted to colleagues and family:


letterpress calendar from jhiner1978


offset calendar from happify


offset calendar from creative thursday

Other amazing calendars available include:


This very cool (even if it isn’t, strictly speaking, paper) wood calendar from night owl paper goods


This slightly spooky letterpress calendar from lizard press


This fun and vintage-inspired letterpress calendar from YeeHaw


This eco-chic calendar by artist Cat Seto via See Jane Work


This truly lovely four seasons letterpress calendar from elum designs

Many of the 2009 calendars aren’t yet available, so I’ll continue to feature some of my favorites as they get released over the next few weeks.

Pistachio Press

Adorable greeting cards from Rachael at Pistachio Press — these have been in my favorites for a while now:

You can find these lovelies in the Pistachio Press Etsy store, along with these:

and these…

…and these:

I also popped over to Rachael’s blog and saw this lovely custom wedding invitation design:

Great work Rachael!

{image credits: pistachio press}

Our Wedding Invitations — Cricket Press

For my first content post, I figured I’d start with the amazing invitations designed and printed for my own wedding by Cricket Press!  We worked with Brian and Sara Turner at Cricket Press to create an invitation suite featuring a letterpressed A7-size main invitation and a separate fold-out information package with itinerary, accommodation and attire information, directions, and perforated rsvp postcard, with a hand-drawn graphic serving as the “cover” for the fold-out package.  Cricket Press also does custom screenprinted posters as a wonderful alternative to a traditional wedding invitation.

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One of the strengths of Cricket Press is their use of illustration in the design process, which gives their invitations a slightly quirky and whimsical feel – perfect for an informal wedding. Here are some of my favorite invitations from the Cricket Press custom portfolio:

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screen-printed-wedding-invitations-blue-moon

screen-printed-fishing-wedding-invitations

letterpress-wedding-invitations-script

letterpress-wedding-invitations-flowerpot

fall-tree-letterpress-wedding-invitations

dogwood-woodcut-wedding-invitations

bird-screen-printed-wedding-invitations

Check out lots more right here!
{all images via the Cricket Press website}