Archive for month: December, 2008
Happy Holidays!/0 Comments/in Greeting Cards, Coasters & Tags /by Kristin
Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m working on finishing up a big custom job today, which I will tell you all about soon, but in the meantime, I thought I should let everyone know that the last of this year’s holiday cards (what’s left of them, anyway) are now available in the Etsy shop. I can’t guarantee that they will reach you before Christmas this year, but it’s never a bad idea to stock up early for next year. Here are some photos of the last of them:
Let it Snow!/0 Comments/in Greeting Cards, Coasters & Tags, Grab Bag /by Kristin
A couple of days ago an unusual occurrence happened in Eugene. We got snow! That stuck on the ground… for more than a couple of hours! (See my feet standing in it above outside of the shop.) We have been planning to release a new set of snow related holiday cards for a while, but now that we actually have snow on the ground it seems a little more fitting. So here you are: there are now some very fun and festive letterpress printed snowflake cards in our etsy shop. You can purchase these as singles and in sets of 6 or sets of 10.
Featured on Lake Jane!/0 Comments/in Features /by Kristin
Weddings | Valerie & Rebecca/0 Comments/in Weddings /by Kristin
Hello all! I know I’ve been posting a lot of stuff about Etsy and holiday cards lately and not a lot about custom work, so I thought I would take a break from showing off all of the cool stuff you should go out and buy for the holidays to write about a recent custom job. Remember how I said a while back that I somewhat hastily completed not one, but three custom jobs and got them sent off to their respective clients right before leaving the country for two weeks to go to Japan? Well, I wrote about the first two of those custom wedding stationary jobs here and here, and this my friends, is the third one. I saved the post about this job for last, partly because I had a lot more to write about it than the other two, partly because the first round of pictures I took of this stationary didn’t really do it justice and I wanted to take more, and partly because I was struggling with the tiny imp inside me who never *really* wants to write about politics in conjunction with my work, but sometimes just can’t resist anyways. Remember this post about the Obama cards and voting that I put upright before the election? Yeah, like I said, sometimes it just comes out.
“There are a lot of things about marriage that we don’t like, particularly the way marriage excludes some couples and elevates the state of coupledom above all other relationships, but we knew that we wanted to make this commitment to each other, before our friends and family. It is not the right choice for everyone, but it is for us. That’s why we’re recreating marriage for ourselves. Not to say we’re better than other couples because we threw a big party, but because we’re leaping off a cliff together and we want the other people we love (because we also don’t want to cut off all ties from everyone else just because we’re getting married) to be there to catch us.”
I think for the majority of people out there, gay or straight, this is what marriage is about or what it should be about. I don’t believe that one couple is “better” or more “real” than another because of the gender or genders of the people in it and because of this and the fact that they are a wonderful couple to begin with, I was delighted to work with Valerie and Rebecca on their wedding stationary.
d the printing turned out beautifully. I especially love how all of the little elements in the stationary really reflect the story and personalities of Valerie and Rebecca. Valerie was pretty excited about it too. If you’d like to read what she had to say about the stationary and about working with me and Twin Ravens Press, you can read it on her blog here. Congratulations Valerie & Rebecca! You two are awesome!
Cat & Lights Holiday Cards/0 Comments/in Greeting Cards, Coasters & Tags /by Kristin
My sources indicate that there are some very adorable holiday cards now available in the Twin Ravens Press Etsy Shop featuring an orange tabby cat and a long string of tangled up Christmas lights. The lights loop around the whole card from the front to the back, and the inside is left blank for your own personal message. These cards are an A2 size (4.25″ x 5.5″) and come with matching pine green envelopes. They are available in packs of 12, packs of 6 and as singles. Go check them out!
They're back!/0 Comments/in Greeting Cards, Coasters & Tags /by Kristin
Hello everyone! I just thought that I would make a quick post to let you all know that the first of the holiday cards are (finally) back up in the etsy shop. There will be more designs added later this week, but if you would like a set or a single of the hedgehog holiday cards they are now available for purchase via etsy. You can find sets of 10 here, sets of 6 here, or the singles here. Go check them out!
Meet Your Maker Show & Sale Tonight!/0 Comments/in Shop Talk /by Kristin
If you’re in Eugene, Oregon tonight you should come out and support your local artists and craftspeople at the December Meet Your Maker Show & Sale! The event will be this evening, December 5th at the Broadway Wine Bar (200 W. Broadway) from 5-8 pm. I will be selling some of our new Christmas & holiday card designs there tonight and there will be a free wine tasting and awesome raffle for cool free stuff! For those of you on the lookout for awesome holiday shopping opportunities, you will definitely find one here. Other vendors that will be there tonight include: La Petite Vie, Happy Medium, Laura Long, Lucky Lisp, Skull & Bones Production, Cannibal Eclectic, Twinkle, Bree’s Way, Bellybaloo, S. Jane, Practical Rabbit, BeBe Babies & Friends, Secondhand Saints, Things in Stuff and Bliss Monkey Studio. Admission is free so come down and check it out! We hope to see you there!
It's beginning to look a lot like…/0 Comments/in Greeting Cards, Coasters & Tags /by Kristin
Happy December Everyone! Because we were away and closed for a good portion of November we’re a little behind on getting our 2008 Holiday card designs out, but if you’ve been waiting, I think you will find that they’re worth the wait. Below you will find pictures of the computer-ized designs for this year’s holiday cards. All of these designs will be available in my etsy shop, one by one, starting tomorrow, and all of them will be available by the end of next week! I’ll also be offering the cute holiday hedgehogs that you see at the beginning of this post from last year again as well. They’re going to be $4 for singles, $20 for a box of 6 or $24 for a box of 10. The larger boxes of 10 are new, and they’re a great deal, which is pretty exciting! If any of you wonderful readers out there would like to pre-order any of the designs you see below (available for shipment or delivery next week), please send me an e-mail at [email protected] with the Subject line “Holiday Cards” and I will get back to you soon! Happy Holidays everyone!