Weddings | Tamera & Trevor

(Image courtesy of Lauren Brown Photography)

I have to preface this post by saying that I feel pretty lucky. I get to work with a lot of amazing people, all over the country (and world!) doing something that I love, almost every day. So when I tell you that the wedding invitation suite that I’m about to show you, is quite possibly one of my favorite invitation suites that we did this year, it’s not to say that I wasn’t totally excited about the others, it’s just that this suite and the couple it was created for, were just really awesome.

Tamera and her now-husband Trevor are from a small town in North Dakota and were planning their wedding at a lodge in Montana, just south of Glacier National Park for this past July. Let’s just say that while I create stationery for a lot of different types of weddings (rustic to high-class, casual to formal, etc.), I felt that Tamera’s sensibility and style, as well as what she was planning for her wedding, would be right in line with the sort of ceremony I would plan for my own. After all, she and I have quite a bit in common: she’s from a small western town and so am I, she was planning a casual outdoor ceremony in a beautiful place, which is probably what I would do for my own wedding, her wedding was small with just her closest friends and family, etc. Let’s just say that when we started talking and she told me what she wanted, everything just sort of clicked. I completely understood her style and vision, and I loved it! Here’s what we created:
Tamera and Trevor’s invitation suite included a slightly-smaller-than-A7 size wedding invitation that was double-matted on Nepalese Lokta paper in olive green and plum purple and attached to a chocolate brown pocket folder. Inside the pocket folder were five insert cards: a registry/website card, a map card, a reply card with corresponding envelope, an accommodations card and a directions card. All of the interior cards were printed on a custom, handmade, 100% cotton, recycled paper from Porridge Paper in their birchy dirt color that was embedded with mixed wildflower seeds. Porridge’s seeded paper is really neat in that, while it is one of the most environmentally-friendly papers I’ve ever found, it will also actually grow flowers if the paper gets wet. Pretty neat, don’t you think?!? As you can see above, all of the little cards and inserts fit inside a chocolate brown pocket folder that looked like this when it was all closed up:
Each folder was sealed shut with a band of the same Nepalese Lokta paper in both the olive and plum colors that we used to matt the invitation and then tied with a piece of natural raffia. I love how earthy and beautiful each of these little packages looked! Each folder fit inside of an A7 size envelope in Khaki from Waste Not Paper Company.
Each envelope had the couple’s return address and a small flying bird printed in chocolate brown ink on the back flap and their bird design that we used throughout the suite printed in three colors (3 colors!!) on the front of the envelope. Most envelopes that I print are only printed with one ink color, so it was really a treat to get to print these envelopes with all three. Each invitation envelope was also lined with Nepalese Lokta paper in either the olive or plum color that you’ve seen above. We did half in one and half in the other, just to mix things up!
Let’s look at the main piece in the suite: the invitation.
As I mentioned above, Tamera and Trevor’s invitation was slightly smaller than a standard A7 size so that it could be matted with both of their lokta paper colors and then attached to the inside of their chocolate brown pocket folders. We used a classic serif font for the majority of the text of their invitation and printed the couple’s names in a more fancy script font in a lime green ink. The bottom of the invitation features a small wild grass motif and the top features a lovely design of plum purple birds in branches with little green flowers. I’ve used elements of this design on a few other invitations since Tamera and Trevor’s, and let me tell you, it really is gorgeous in several different color combinations and layouts.

I love the way that all of the small details in this design worked together so harmoniously and how the fine lines and gorgeous colors created such a beautiful and crisp impression in the wildflower seeded paper! Aren’t the too close-up photos above just lovely?!?
Since their wedding was a destination wedding, Tamera and Trevor had quite a bit of information that they wanted to convey to their guests. In order to do this, we created five separate insert cards in different sizes that fit into the pocket of their pocket folder. Each insert was printed in three ink colors on the same paper as their invitation.
The tallest insert was their directions card which featured directions to their wedding venue, Holland Lake Lodge, from all different parts of Montana.
The second tallest was their accommodations card. Tamera actually had me design and print two separate, but similar accommodations cards. One was for the family and wedding party that would be staying at the lodge with the couple, and the other was one for their other guests, which gave other accommodation information for people who wouldn’t be staying at the lodge.
The card for the family and wedding party was single-sided and featured fill-in the blanks that Tamera used to tell them where they would be staying. The other accommodations card was double-sided and gave guests lots of choices for places to stay, from hotels to campsites, that were near the couple’s wedding venue.
The middle card was Tamera and Trevor’s reply card. This was the only card in the suite that was horizontal rather than vertical. It featured a standard accepts/regrets option as well as a question about what other wedding events guests might be attending. Tamera and Trevor planned a red bus tour of Glacier National Park and a whitewater rafting trip as other wedding events! Each reply card came with it’s own corresponding envelope that had Tamera and Trevor’s return address printed on the front in chocolate brown ink with their bird motif in three ink colors in the top left corner.
The second shortest insert was their map card. Originally this was going to be part of the directions card, but Tamera had directions from so many different places that we ended up creating a separate card just for her map.
A map like this is more decorative than anything else, but I think it adds a wonderful and whimsical touch to any wedding suite!
Last, but not least is their tiny combined registry/website card.
Sometimes you just need one extra little card for all of that “extra” information that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else. This card gave guests information on where Tamera and Trevor were registered as well as an address to their wedding website.
Isn’t their invitation suite just stunning!?! I absolutely love how it turned out and think that it was a gorgeous beginning to what I imagine was an absolutely gorgeous outdoor summer wedding! Tamera also had me print one small piece for their wedding reception:
I designed a set of coasters like this for another couple, Lynn & Matthew almost a year before, but Tamera loved them so much that she wanted to use them for her own wedding, in her colors. Each coaster was 3.5″ round and printed with two ink colors: chocolate brown and plum purple. Aren’t they cute?!?
Working with Tamera and Trevor was an absolute joy and I hope that their wedding ceremony this past July was everything they had hoped it would be!
Congratulations Tamera and Trevor! All the best!

Weddings | Emily & Stephen

(Photo courtesy of Emily G Photography)
Happy Friday, everybody! It’s been kind of cold, rainy, and wintery in Western Oregon today, so I thought I would share with you a really bright and cheery wedding invitation suite I printed earlier this summer for a very cute couple who were married in Portland, Oregon in late September. Emily and Stephen are good friends of mine. Shortly after college I met both of them while we all worked at the same University bookstore. Emily and I worked in the graphic design/marketing department and Stephen was working in IT. I can remember talking to Emily constantly about how one day I was going to quit doing design for marketing and advertising and open up my very own letterpress shop (she and I used to have our desks about three feet from each other after all). At that point, she and Stephen had recently started dating, so it was really fun when she got in touch with me earlier this year about letterpress printing her wedding invitations, and it was really fun in September to get to go to their wedding!!
Anyway, being the über-talented designer that she is, Emily designed her invitations herself! Check them out:
Emily and Stephen’s invitation suite included an A7 size invitation and envelope and an A2 size RSVP postcard. They were printed in two ink colors on Crane Lettra Pearl White 100% cotton paper and came with a coordinating white envelope from Waste Not Paper company. Emily and Stephen also had me print some really cute, matching wedding coasters for their reception as well!
Emily’s stationery as well as her wedding, was bright, cheery and colorful. They had their ceremony and reception in Portland, Oregon at the McMennamin’s Kennedy School – an old-fashioned school house that has been converted into a hotel/restaurant/bar/event space. I love how she was able to incorporate so many pretty colors into everything from her invitations to her reception without the whole thing being overwhelming. Here is her invitation by itself:

Emily chose to print her invitation in deep red and light pink inks. I love the fun and whimsical floral pattern she designed which adorned all of the pieces.
Their reception coasters were printed in the same ink colors with their names and the wedding date and some of the cute floral pattern. These are a 4″ round coaster, which is perfect for beer, cocktail, wine and other beverage glasses!
I wish I had taken some photos of how cute these looked at the reception, but, I actually forgot to bring my real camera to their wedding and the only photos I have were taken with a cell phone (and they weren’t very good ones). Let me tell you though, they were super-cute!
Here is the coordinating Waste Not Paper invitation envelope that Emily picked out:
We used a very pretty reddish-purple ink to print the return address on the flap. Then, for their reply cards, Emily chose to do a postcard to save on reply card envelope printing and postage. We used the same reddish-purple ink on this card as well as a bright and cheery yellow!
I absolutely love how Emily and Stephen’s personality and sense of humor shines through on the reply card. Take a look at their accepts/regrets options: “Sure” and “Nah…”. Aren’t they just too cute?!? I think they’re just about as cute as the couple they were created for. Here are some photos from Emily and Stephen’s big day, taken by Portland-based wedding and portrait photographer Emily G.
(All Wedding Photos courtesy of Emily G Photography)

If you’d like to see more photos from their wedding, check them out on their photographer’s blog, here.

Congratulations Emily & Stephen!

Vespagraphics Business Cards

Check out these awesome business cards we printed for owner/creative director of Vespagraphics, Keith Van Norman, last Friday! Vespagraphics is a graphic design company in Eugene, Oregon that focuses predominantly on print media, so it was quite the compliment that the owner, Keith, hired me to design and print his new cards, rather than designing them himself. Keith’s company focuses on creating socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible design solutions within their own work, and he wanted to keep up this responsibility with his business cards by using an environmentally responsible (recycled, tree-free) paper and soy/linseed oil-based inks.

Keith’s cards were printed on a custom, seeded, 100% recycled, 100% cotton paper by Porridge Papers in a cream color. The paper is embedded with wildflower seeds that will actually grow! They were printed with two ink colors: chocolate brown and deep burgundy-red. Design-wise we chose to go with a more antique-looking layout, with a vintage-inspired rendition of a Vespa in the center of the card, and all of Keith’s relevant contact information thoughtfully placed around the Vespa in a slab-serif font. I really love the wood-type inspired typeface that we used for the actual business name. I’ve used this typeface on a few other projects before, and I absolutely love how crisp and classy it looks letterpress printed!
Then, to be extra-fancy and unique, rather than keeping this card a standard rectangular shape, we die-cut the cards on the letterpress into a unique and more organic shape! I find die-cutting to be a really satisfying process that can really add a lot of character to certain designs. For Keith, it was the perfect finishing touch to make his cards really unique and interesting!
Keith was an absolutely wonderful client to work with and it was so much fun getting to show him the actual process of printing his cards from start to finish! He actually came and hung out in my studio on Friday morning while I was printing his cards, just so he could check it out. It’s really fun for me when a client takes as much interest in the process of creating their cards, as well as in the outcome! If you’ve ever wanted to see more photos of my shop, Keith took quite a few while I was printing, which you can see on his flickr stream. Check them out! Also, if you’ve ever wanted to see a 1912 Chandler & Price Letterpress in action, Keith took a short video of me as I was printing and die-cutting his cards. Check it out here:
If you are interested in having new business cards designed and printed for your company, please feel free to contact me anytime! Also, if you are in, or are willing to travel to the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area and would like to visit our studio to check out the actual printing process, you are more than welcome to do so! (Just make sure you make an appointment first).
Thanks so much Keith! You rock!

Etsy Treasury Feature: Green, Copper & Red Crane String Cards

Our gorgeous green, copper and red Crane String greeting cards were featured today in a treasury on Etsy! The treasury, pictured above, created by MalcolmStudioShop, features twelve different peace themed items from a variety of etsy sellers! Click on the treasury link to view the actual page!

Our green, copper and red Crane String cards make a wonderful holiday card and are also great to send any time of the year. They are available as singles, sets of 6 or sets of 12. Get yours today!
In other etsy-related news, I was delighted to log-in to our shop this morning and find that we have over 400 (!) followers who love our shop (see below)! That’s pretty awesome (and somewhat humbling). You guys are the best! Thanks for spreading the love!
Just a reminder, too, if you are a Facebook user and would like to keep up with what we’re doing in our studio there, Twin Ravens Press now has a facebook page. Go become a fan today!

Elias' Bar Mitzvah

At Twin Ravens Press, I print a lot of wedding invitations, which is a lot of fun, but did you know that we also print invitations for other events as well? Besides weddings, we can design and print invitations for Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, graduation parties, bridal showers, baby showers, anniversary parties, fancy corporate parties and events, etc. You name it, we can probably do it! The stationery you are going to see in this post was created for a wonderful Eugene, Oregon family that I’ve done work for before. Their youngest son, Elias is having his Bar Mitzvah on January 16th, and these are the invitations they are sending out for it.
For those who don’t know, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Bar for boys and Bat for girls) is a Jewish ceremony celebrating a boy or girl coming of age in the Jewish community. The Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony is typically an ordinary Sabbath service in which the boy or girl participates for the first time as an adult. Typically a boy becomes a Bar Mitzvah at the age of 13 and girls become Bat Mitzvahs at the age of 12. Following the service there is often a celebratory meal or other type of party with the family, friends and members of the Jewish community. If you’d like to read more about Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, you can here.
I actually did Elias’ older sister Dahlia’s Bat Mitzvah invitations about a year ago, and a good friend of theirs’ Bar Mitzvah invitations earlier this year. You can check out Dahlia’s invites here and the friend, Ari’s invitations and other paper goods here. For Dahlia’s invitations we did a fairly simple design involving an A7 size invitation with a perforated reply postcard and envelopes. For Elias’ invitations, their mom, Cheryl, wanted us to print a design that didn’t require envelopes, so this is what we came up with:
The invitations are long: about 15 inches long, to be exact, and 5.5 inches wide. They are either perforated or scored in three different places, so that when the invite is folded up it is the size of a standard A2 size card (4.25″x5.5″). The front side includes the standard invitation information on the top 2/3 and the bottom 1/3 of the front is a perforated reply postcard that the recipient can detach and mail back. The backside of the design has the back side of the postcard printed on the lower section and there is printing on a small section at the very top that has the Henderson’s return address. When the whole thing is folded up, it looks like this:
Pretty cool, don’t you think?!? I think that when they’re folded up they almost look like an envelope, even though they are the actual invitation. These were sealed shut with 1″ circular clear stickers that can be found at any office supply store. What’s great about doing something like this is that you are saving money on having envelopes printed and you’re saving a lot of paper! Postage for something like this is the same as a regular envelope ($0.44 if you’re in the U.S.), so you aren’t spending any extra on postage either!
You can see one close detail of the actual invitation portion at the top of this post and here is another:
I love the green and brown color combination that Cheryl and Elias chose and I love the tree leaves and branch pattern that they decided to use! These cards were printed on Crane Lettra 100% cotton paper in Ecru. Here are the front and back sides of the reply postcard portion of the invitation:
As I mentioned above, this card is perforated at the top so that guests can easily separate it from the rest of the invitation, fill it out and mail it back. Pretty neat design, don’t you think?!?
If you’d like more information about custom Bar & Bat Mitzvah invitations or any of our other custom work, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

New Dahlia Gift Cards available on Etsy!

Check out these brand new Magenta Dahlia Gift Cards that are now available in the Twin Ravens Press Etsy Shop! These cards were created on the suggestion from another etsy seller, mudpuppy, who liked our normal size Dahlia cards, but wanted a smaller size to use as small thank you cards for his customers. I thought it was a great idea!

These cards are a very small, 3.5″x2″ size, letterpress printed with a magenta dahlia on the front. They are blank on the inside for your own personal greeting. These small cards come in sets of 6 for $5.00 and are accompanied by coordinating rhubarb pink envelopes! They would be great for gift giving, escort cards, as fancy place cards for a special event, or just about any occasion where you might need a beautiful and small little note.
If you need more than six, I am more than happy to give bulk discounts on larger orders! I’m also planning to offer this small card size in a few brand new holiday designs for the upcoming holiday season! Those will be available in a couple of weeks. Keep your eye out for them!

Weddings | Jaimi & Scott

Last week I finished a gorgeous set of wedding stationery for a New York City couple who are getting married in sunny Boca Raton, Florida this upcoming January. Jaimi and Scott wanted a unique, yet traditionally elegant design for their stationery suite and this is what we came up with! Jaimi and Scott’s suite included an A7 size invitation, an A2 size accommodations card, a 4bar size reply card with corresponding envelope and a custom lined A7 invitation envelope! All pieces were printed in a deep eggplant purple ink on Crane Lettra 100% cotton Pearl White paper.
Here is Jaimi and Scott’s invitation by itself:
To keep with the style of a very beautiful and traditional invitation suite, Jaimi chose to hire a calligrapher to calligraph each of the lines of her invitation for us to letterpress print. I work with a handful of very talented calligraphers and am happy to recommend them to any of my clients who are seeking to do something like this for their invitations, or for clients who simply want calligraphy for their envelopes. The calligrapher who did Jaimi and Scott’s lettering though, is the very talented Fran Heider of Little Flower Calligraphy. Fran and I have worked together now on a handful of different projects for a few different clients and we enjoy working together so much, and her calligraphy is so stunning, that if you’re looking for calligraphy I would highly recommend getting in touch with her! She is fabulous! In order to turn Fran’s calligraphy into letterpress printing for Jaimi and Scott’s invitations, Fran wrote out each line for each piece individually and then we scanned the images of the calligraphy in to the computer, resized and layed them out in our design program and then created printing plates from the subsequent images. To add just a little more elegance and whimsy to the design, we also came up with some beautiful scrolling flourishes for the top of each piece! Isn’t it just gorgeous?!? Here is a close-up of the calligraphy so you can get a better look:
For the invitation envelope, we printed Jaimi and Scott’s return address in a very simple and classic roman font on the back flap and then custom lined each envelope with a deep, eggplant purple Shizen paper with an Indian-tile-inspired pattern.
I love that Jaimi chose this paper for her envelope liners! It really just compliments her whole suite so well!
Here is Jaimi and Scott’s accommodations card. Since this card has a fair bit of information on it, we chose to do just the word “Accommodations” in calligraphy and use our roman font for everything else. This card is an A2 size card, which measures 4.25″x5.5″. We included a smaller version of the scrollwork from the invitation on the top of this piece.
Their reply card and envelope kept with the original invitation design: scrollwork and all calligraphy, printed in eggplant purple ink.
I love how elegant and fancy using hand-calligraphy for each piece made the suite look! I also absolutely love that we used the calligraphy for Jaimi & Scott’s names on their reply envelope and the roman font for the address. Sometimes using a combination of fonts like this, for something as simple as an address, can really dress up an envelope more than just using one font does.
Jaimi and Scott were fabulous clients to work with and I love that their job allowed me to collaborate with one of my favorite calligraphers as well! The suite turned out absolutely gorgeous, and I know that their wedding this coming January will be gorgeous as well!
Congratulations Jaimi & Scott! Thanks again!

Save the Date | Theresa & Dermot Are Getting Married!

Check out these awesome Save-the-Date coasters I finished last week for a couple in New York City! Theresa & Dermot wanted to do something a little unique and different for their Save-the-Date cards for their upcoming July 2010 wedding, so rather than having us print a standard card and envelope, she chose to have us print her Save-the-Dates as coasters with matching envelopes! I think this is a stellar idea for any party, wedding or otherwise!

Theresa and Dermot’s Save-the-Date coasters were letterpress printed on 4″ square coaster stock with two ink colors: turquoise and a greenish-yellow “lime” hue (think the inside fruity part of the lime, not the skin). We used a playful and lovely script font for their names and their wedding date and a tall and skinny serif font for the rest of the text. The date was framed within a very decorative 1920’s-ish looking flourish-y border that Theresa found, and the rest of the coaster was dotted with stars!
I have been looking for square envelopes for a while that are smaller than 5.5″ and I finally found some! These coordinating cream-colored, linen envelopes from Envelloper Inc., fit our 4″ coasters perfectly!
They feature a European pointed flap and were just big enough for us to letterpress print Theresa & Dermot’s return address on the back.
Pretty cool, don’t you think?!? Thanks again and congratulations Theresa & Dermot!

Twin Ravens Press Holiday Cards Now Available!

Happy November everybody! I hope everyone out there had a very Happy Halloween weekend! Now that the holiday season is on its way, I thought I take a moment to show off some of the Twin Ravens Press holiday cards that are available now or are going to be available over the next few days in our etsy shop! All of these cards are available as singles or come in sets of six or 12 cards. I’m going to be adding a few more designs to this collection in the next couple of weeks and will let you know more about those very soon! All of the designs in this post are either general holiday or Christmas-related, but we are also going to be adding a few Hanukkah designs in the coming weeks as well. We will also have holiday coasters and small gift cards available in late November, so keep an eye out for those too!

The following designs are available now for those who want to get an early start! If you don’t see them in our etsy shop, keep an eye out over the next few days and they will be up shortly. If you just can’t wait to get your hands on them, though, you can always e-mail me, and I would be glad to set up a special listing just for you! If you are a retailer and would like to carry any of our holiday designs in your store, please e-mail me and I would be glad to send you a .pdf of our wholesale catalog!
The image at the top of this post is of our Holiday VW Bug card. It is a 4bar size (measuring 3.5″x4.875″) and comes with coordinating red envelopes.
This is Poinsettia Mouse. It is also a 4bar size and comes with coordinating red envelopes.
Below is an image of our Crane String card in red, copper and green. You’ll notice that this design is available all year round and also comes in other color combinations. I think this design makes a lovely holiday card though as well! It is an A2 size, measuring 4.25″x5.5″ and comes with red envelopes.
The design you see above is one of our oldest greeting card designs. Holiday Cardinals is an A2 size card, now printed on Crane Lettra 100% cotton ecru paper in red and black inks and comes with matching red envelopes.
This cute Holiday Cat with Lights card is sure to brighten anyone’s holiday! The A2 card features a mischievous orange kitty and a long strand of tangled, green christmas lights that reach around from the front to the back of the card. It comes with coordinating green envelopes!
Here is another oldie-but-goodie! Our Holiday Hedgehogs card features four ink colors, and coordinating pool blue envelopes. These cards are 4bar size.
The two cards above are our Peace Dove card and our “Let it Snow!” holiday card. They are both 4bar size and come with coordinating pale blue envelopes.
As I mentioned above, all of these designs will be available in our Etsy Shop over
the next few days. If you can’t wait for a design to show up in the shop, please feel free to e-mail me and I would be happy to set up a special listing just for you! More designs will be available in the coming weeks as well, so keep your eyes out! Happy (early) Holidays!

The Wedding Invitations of Mr. & Miss Ramen

Let me preface this post by saying that no, I didn’t print wedding invitations for a couple whose last name is actually “Ramen”. As this particular couple asked me not to reveal their real names on my blog, I will be referring to them by a pseudonym they chose for themselves. You see, Miss Ramen is a blogger over on WeddingBee, and the fifth WeddingBee blogger that we’ve printed invitations for. If you are a follower of WeddingBee, you may have already read some blog posts she’s done about her wedding there. If you aren’t, but like what you’re about to see of her invitations, you can read more about her wedding here. Despite having to be a little sneaky about the information I show off to you about their wedding on this blog, working with the Ramens was an absolute joy and their invitations are absolutely lovely.

The Ramens, being the talented and uber-motivated individuals that they are, designed their whole invitation suite themselves and then hired Twin Ravens Press to do their letterpress printing! I heard from Miss Ramen that she is doing her calligraphy for her envelopes all by herself, which, for a bride who isn’t planning a small wedding, this is quite the undertaking. The Ramen’s invitation suite included a #10 size invitation, a reply postcard, a small business card size website card, an invitation envelope and a set of small cute tags! Here is their invitation:
As I mentioned above, Mr. and Miss’ Ramen’s wedding invitation is a long and skinny #10 size, printed on Crane Lettra pearl white paper with metallic silver ink. I love the elegant swirls and scrolls they created for all of the pieces in their suite! It’s a little difficult to tell, due to me blurring out most of their names, but the typeface they used for their names and for the line at the bottom of the invite really compliments their decorative swirls beautifully!
Here is their invitation again with its corresponding envelope. The envelope Mr. and Miss Ramen chose is a #10 size, 30% post-consumer recycled envelope in a light blue color called “Cloud” from Green Paper Company. I love how these envelopes add just a subtle hint of color to the suite without being bold and overwhelming. I also love how they continued their swirl motif from the invitation on the front of the invitation envelope. The envelopes were also printed with metallic silver ink and included a very cute, framed return address on the envelope flap.
To save on postage and envelopes, Mr. and Miss Ramen decided to do their reply card as a postcard! These were also printed in silver ink on Crane Lettra Pearl White paper.
They did a fantastic job of keeping the look of their entire suite consistent, while incorporating some unique, fun, and super-cute details into each piece. Check out the little whole and broken heart icons next to their accepts/regrets lines:
Very cute idea, don’t you think?!?
Now, I’m not quite sure what Miss Ramen has in store for these little guys, but whatever it is, I’m sure it will be adorable. The Ramens had me print them a set of small letterpress tags featuring their initials, wedding date and the city where they will be wed, inside the same cute kind of frame they used for their return address on their envelopes.

Miss Ramen opted to cut these out herself, in order to save money on die-cutting. Although I’m not sure what she’s planning to use them for, they are super-adorable.
This last piece in their suite, is quite possibly my favorite. As Miss Ramen is an avid blogger (hence why she blogs for WeddingBee), she wanted to include a small website card that would direct wedding invitation recipients to their website for further information. This card measures 2″x3.5″, which is the same size as a standard business card, and was also printed on Crane Lettra paper in silver ink.
Isn’t that absolutely adorable?!? I love the cute little caricatures that Mr. Ramen drew of himself and his bride. So sweet… and such a cute idea for a little website card!
Mr. and Miss Ramen were an absolute joy to work with and I’m so happy that I got to do their letterpress printing! If you like these designs, head on over to WeddingBee and read more about the Ramens. They really are a very sweet couple. Miss Ramen posted a very cute teaser a couple of weeks ago, which you can read here, and she just posted at length about her invites here.
Thanks so much Mr. and Miss Ramen and many congratulations!