I don’t know why, but I saw this this morning and I must admit that it made me giggle, just a little bit…
This month sure seems to be the month of Twin Ravens Press milestones on Etsy. I was out in the shop printing just now and came in to my office for a second to see if I had any e-mail, and low and behold, found out that today I made my 100th card sale in my etsy shop. Check it out:
I recently completed another gorgeous letterpress wedding set for a couple in Philadelphia. John and Anne-Laure contacted me a few months ago about creating a wedding set for them, similar in style to a classic and elegant design I printed earlier last year for another couple, Kiely & Scott.
I decided to randomly log on to Etsy this evening just to see what, if anything, was going on in my etsy shop and was pleasantly surprised to see that 250 people have now marked Twin Ravens Press as a favorite. Here is the screenshot to prove it:
This is a pretty substantial jump, in my opinion, because we had just reached 200 favorites right before Christmas. If you are one of the now 250+ people calling us a favorite on Etsy, thank you, it’s nifty to see how many of you are out there!
sentative of their destination wedding, while still being elegant, and as she put it, “Not seashells and beaches and palm trees”. We worked on several different designs and design elements that I think were all good possibilities, but the one we finally settled on was a contemporary, almost photo-realistic (as much as letterpress can be) version of the Miami skyline. Coming up with this image presented a bit of a challenge. Danielle and Matt are in New York, Twin Ravens Press is in Oregon, and I have never been to Florida. Let me tell you, to come up with what this skyline was going to look like, I had to do a lot of Google searching for the city of Miami. We went through several versions of the skyline and I must admit that up until the printing plates were made I was a bit worried that that part still wouldn’t turn out the way we wanted it, but let me tell you – it looks and feels pretty awesome. This combined with a nice serif font in caps and a decorative, but not too decorative script font, made for a really pretty, modern, and unified stationary suite. Here is a detail shot of the suite so you can see how pretty the type looks and the impression from the letterpress:
For example, remember those cool scroll pattern thank you cards? I’ve made them in several different colors for the etsy shop including red, yellow and blue. Well, a shopper in Boston, Massachusetts contacted me a while back wanting to know if she could order several of the blue ones to use as thank you cards for her wedding. I told her absolutely and that she could even get a bulk discount on them, and that we could print her return address on the flap of the envelope at no extra charge. How cool is that? Check them out below:
I have great news today for all of my Portland, Oregon readers, shoppers and aficionados! If you live in Portland, Oregon you can now buy Twin Ravens Press products locally in a few different retail shops in your area. The first store in Portland to ever carry Twin Ravens Press products was Broadway Books. Broadway Books is a very nice, independent, locally-owned book-seller located in Northeast Portland at 1714 NE Broadway. Go check them out!
Today we were delightfully surprised to find one of our Valentine’s Day cards being featured on the blog Oh So Beautiful Paper. Check out the delightful author, Nole’s, blog post here. The one at the top of this post is the one being featured on her site. We have a couple of other V-day designs available right now in the etsy store and will be adding more new ones starting early next week. This robot is always a sweet (and awesome) choice: