Custom Business Cards | Petite Vintage Interiors

pv2Twin Ravens Press recently had the pleasure of working with the wonderful owner of Petite Vintage Interiors, a Children’s Interior Design Boutique located in Queensland, Australia, on a new set of custom letterpress business cards, that are super-fun and unique!  Bel wanted something really special for her business’ new cards and definitely wanted them to be “not something you’d see everyday”.

The above card is what we came up with!  It’s a custom laser-cut cloud shaped card that was cut from 100% cotton duplex paper and then printed in three ink colors: pastel pink, minty green and black.  The front of each card has the company logo and is reminiscent of the cloud logo on their website.  The back side has Bel’s name and contact information.  I just love a super-unique business card!!

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If you happen to live (or be visiting) Queensland, Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast, go check out Petite Vintage!  If you live in Australia, they are happy to do consultations for folks on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane.  You can find more information about them, and view a gallery of rooms they’ve designed, on their website and Facebook page.

Thanks so much again for working with us Bel!  I’m so glad you love your cards!!  All the best!

 

Shop Twin Ravens Press at Dandelion Flowers & Gifts

DandelionBay Area Letterpress Lovers, Rejoice!  You can now shop for Twin Ravens Press cards and social stationery in person!  I wanted to give a huge shout out to our second-newest retailer, Dandelion Flowers and Gifts in Alameda, California!  Dandelion is a new boutique flower and gift shop located at 1419 Park Street.  You can find their website, and, more about them on Yelp! If you’re in the Bay Area, go check them out!!  If you are not in the Bay Area, check out our Stockists page to find a retailer near you!

Weddings | Karllie and Steve (Or, "How We Got Featured In Cosmopolitan in Australia")

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Hello, Lovelies!!  If you’ve been following our Facebook page recently, you may have caught our exciting news last week that a set of wedding stationery we printed last year was featured in the most recent issue of Cosmopolitan Bride in Australia!  How did I find out about this, you might ask?  Well, an awesome prospective client from down under (Hi, Nikki!), emailed to tell me about it!  How cool is that?!?  Because I’ve been unable to figure out how to purchase a copy of an Australian periodical from Oregon so far, I haven’t seen the feature in person yet, but a couple of the coolest Australian folks we know, have offered to mail us a copy!  So, while we’re waiting for that, I figured it would be cool to show off the actual stationery that made it in to the magazine!

The stationery in question you can see above!  It was created for Victoria-based couple Karllie and Steve and featured an A7 size invitation and envelope, a 4bar size reply card and envelope and a super-cool, coordinating, laser-cut tag on a silk ribbon to tie everything together.  This is how it would have looked, if you had gotten one in the mail:

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Karllie and Steve’s suite was printed in a single dark-blue-grey ink on super-thick, eco-friendly 100% bamboo paper.  My favorite thing about this design is its simplicity and versatility.  I also love how, unlike a traditional wedding invitation, where the names are in a super-decorative (often script) typeface and the other info is in a block font, this invite switches that up and utilizes a large block typeface for the names and a fun, yet still readable, more decorative font for the body text.  We also used a pretty little glyph throughout the suite as a small decoration.  I love how small details like this tie everything together without being too bold and “design-y”.

Check out the matching reply card and envelope below.  Again, I just love how simple, yet elegant the whole design is.

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Despite loving it all, one of my favorite design elements of this suite, is the custom tag we created to act as a belly band and tie the suite together.  This tag is a fold-over that measures approximately 1.5 x 2 inches.  It featured the couple’s initials and the same little design element from the rest of the suite, laser cut into the same bamboo paper.  We then found a text-weight paper in the same color as their ink and used this on the inside of the tag.  Karllie wrote each guest’s name on the inside of the tag for a beautiful touch of personalization!  You may notice the slight discoloration on the white part of the tags – when using a light colored, all-natural-fiber paper, this is often a side-effect to laser cutting.  If you are interested in having us create something like this for you, but are bothered by the discoloration, we are happy to utilize alternate paper types or colors that will minimize this side-effect.  Each tag had a cream silk ribbon threaded through it and the whole thing was tied around the other pieces to hold them together.

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Isn’t this suite just gorgeous?!?  I love it so much, and Karllie and Steve were a fantastic couple to work with!  Oh, in case you’re wondering, I was able to track down the cover of the Australian Cosmo where these are featured.  It’s their current “Fall 2014” issue (since it’s currently fall in the southern hemisphere).  Here’s what the cover looks like for prosperity:

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So awesome!!  We’re so honored to even be a tiny part of a national publication in another country.  So cool!!

Thanks so much again for working with us, Karllie and Steve!  You two rock!

UPDATE: After posting this article, Karllie was sweet enough to get in touch with us and send over a couple photos of the actual feature!  Check them out:

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Again, so cool!!  Thanks, Karllie!

UPDATE (PART II): And, more pics!  These came directly from Cosmopolitan!

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