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Edge Painting

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Edge Painting

Ever wonder how the pages on your bible get shiny edges? There are a few steps leading up to this point: cutting, burnishing with wax, collating and pressing for a perfect edge. Then, the fun part! Painting! (Bonus, my daughter and husband are playing drums in the background of this video 😂)

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New Classic Wedding Invitations - Custom Letterpress

I have been obsessing over these all week!  It is a beautiful, rewarding feeling when I can combine my favorite mediums into one stunning project.  These have the WOW that inspired me to start my business!  Swoon!

I began with a vision from the bride that was classy and unique- square invites with modern script, and traditional serif block lettering.  I love this kind of design because I can pull a really deep impression, and the charm of letterpress has the opportunity to shine.

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Wanting to do something special for the envelope liners, I painted a loose, watercolor floral piece, and desaturated it on the computer to match the classic grays.

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What a lovely surprise to open an envelope and find!  The pieces stacked beautifully inside.

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I couldn't be happier with the finished set!  It is seriously everything I love about boutique stationery in one small, 5.75" square package.   I imagine the bride recieves a huge response!

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Thank you for reading!  Feel free to message me if you are interested in some of your own custom letterpress! 

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Modern Zoo Invitations & Favors - Custom Letterpress

The invitations printed beautifully on pearl lettra with warm yellow ink.  We paired them with unassuming square flap Kraft colored envelopes, and finished the look with rounded corners to compliment the circular graphic.

These sweet girls had a zoo themed fourth birthday party last month.  I sketched on ideas for a couple of weeks, and came to this playful and classic circle of animal silhouettes.  The color palette was a sophisticated gold, cream, and pale green, so I wanted these to be modern and simple.

I was able to use the same plates from the invitations to print covers to create coloring book favors, also.  After folding and binding this great, FREE animal coloring book printable from National Geographic, I brought the pieces together and trimmed for perfect edges.

I am told the invitations were talked about for weeks, and I hope they are remembered for years to come.  I love being a part of events that bring loved ones together.

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Letterpress Love Letter

It wasn't personal, letterpress, I still love your process and charm.  No other medium looks or feels as authentic as you, and no other medium could ever replace you in my heart.  I was just in a different place in my life than when our journey began in 2008.  I needed some time to focus on my family, to reconnect with myself creatively, and to learn to appreciate you again for the beauty you bring into the world.  I met some other printers.  You would really like the Canon Pixma Pro-10, she is so colorful and flexible.  She is more of a solo act, though.  You, my dear, are the waltz.  Classic and timeless as you spin and hum to my lead.  It is incredible to me that you are still so capable after 115 years of dancing.  You were meant to last forever, and I hope you do.  You leave an impression on everything you touch, and in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to know your abilities.  No other printer can do what we do together, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to dance with you.  We have some beautiful history.  Do you remember when...

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