Weddings | Ryan and Makena


Check out these awesome invitations we letterpress printed earlier this spring for Eugene, Oregon couple, Ryan & Makena!  The style of these invitations is very different than a lot of the invitations we print, which made them super-fun to do!  Ryan and Makena had their friend, and British Illustrator, Alice Bowsher, draw their custom invitation artwork and then they hired us to print it!  I really love Alice’s thick, sketchy, hand-drawn style and the way she’s able to fit so much visual information and interest into each one of her compositions!  If you check out her website, or her Instagram (seriously, do it: she’s amazing), you’ll see that she also incorporates adorable robots, birds, and other fuzzy critters, as well as people, into much of her work, which really pulls at our heartstrings.


The artwork was sized to fit a standard 5″x7″ invitation and was printed in black ink on Holyoke 100% cotton Natural White paper.  I love that the paper Ryan & Makena picked isn’t a stark white.  The warmth of the paper I feel really adds to the warmth and cheeriness of the illustration work.

For the back of the invitation, we figured we needed to print a little more information and details for the ceremony.  In laying this out, I wanted to keep the feel of the typography consistent with the front of their invitation, so I set all of the type in thicker, black, fonts that look at least somewhat handwritten, while still being very legible.

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I really love how this invitation came together and I was really excited to get to work with a new artist’s work!  Thanks so much Alice, Ryan, and Makena for working with me!  If you ever need anything else, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

Weddings | Josie and Matt

IMG_7289Twin Ravens Press would like to send a big congratulations out to our clients, Josie & Matt who were married at a sweet farm ceremony in Brownsville, Oregon, last Saturday!  Josie and Matt were married outside of a historic Victorian farmhouse and garden at AtaVista Farm which was built in 1876.  Josie wanted their wedding invitations to be simple, beautiful, and incorporate their wedding colors, which she described as “Peaches ‘n Cream”.  They ended up choosing to modify our Yours Truly Wedding Suite to fit their stationery needs.


Josie and Matt’s take on the Yours Truly suite featured an A7 size wedding invitation and 4bar size rsvp postcard that were printed in a single color, a nice deep coral/peach.  It also came with a coordinating invitation envelope in that same coral/peach color printed with their return address.  Josie chose a really warm “Natural White” 100% cotton paper from Holyoke for the invitations and reply cards.  We also rounded all the corners on the two cards to give them an even softer touch.

Josie&Matt1The top of Josie & Matt’s invitation featured the image of the Victorian farmhouse at AtaVista Farm, which you can also see on their website.  Aside from adding the little photo motif to the top, we kept the remainder of the fonts in the design consistent with our original Yours Truly suite.  I love the way Josie & Matt’s names looked in the modern, all-lowercase script font that we used!

To save a little on postage and paper, Josie & Matt chose to do a reply postcard in lieu of a card and envelopes for their rsvps.  This postcard was printed double-sided and had their standard RSVP information on one side and their return address on the back.  This card was also printed in the same peachy-coral ink color we used for their main invitation.



Aren’t they pretty?!?  Thanks so much Josie & Matt for working with us on your wedding invitations!  I’m sure the wedding itself was just beautiful!! Congratulations!

New Letterpress Card Subscription – Take our Survey!

IMG_7323Hello, Letterpress Lovers!  Twin Ravens Press is going to be launching a letterpress greeting card and stationery subscription service soon!  Think of it as a wine club for stationery lovers!  

For as little as $19.99/month, you can receive a box of specially curated paper goods and other items directly to your mailbox!  No more not-having-a-card-when-you-really-need-one, and no more having to go to the store last minute, because you forgot to buy a card for that special someone, or big event!  With this service you can get new, exciting, beautiful stationery and cards delivered directly to your door! And, who doesn’t love getting awesome surprise mail?

Before we launch this new service though, we need your help!  Please check out our short survey and give us some feedback on what you’d like to see for this service.  Three lucky survey participants will be entered to win a free month when we launch!

Weddings | Lilly & Patrick



A little more than a year ago, my mom remarried a wonderful guy, and in doing so, I, at the age of thirty, gained two step-brothers and a super-cool, somewhat bohemian, step-sister in Montana.  My step-sister, Lilly, got engaged shortly thereafter and is getting married later this summer in Bozeman.  I was overjoyed to design a set of custom letterpress wedding invitations just for her and her fiancé!


Lilly and Patrick’s invitations feature a hand-drawn range of the Tetons, which is the backdrop for their wedding venue.  I was going for a rustic, yet classy, vibe which incorporated their local mountain range with some other sweet Montana-y touches.  All of the pieces in their suite feature navy blue letterpress printing on thick, 100% cotton paper with accents of copper foil stamping throughout.


Lilly and Patrick’s standard, A7-size invitation features a hand-drawn sketch of the mountain range outside of their home in Montana, with a custom laser-cutout revealing the sky above it.  To create the sky, I used handmade blue Lokta paper from Nepal and printed the stars that will form constellations on their wedding night in gold foil, with letterpress printed lines connecting them.  In the right light, all of the little stars seem to glow in the night sky, which created a really beautiful, almost three-dimensional effect.

We used a combination of modern script and serif fonts for the text of their invitation printed in navy blue ink.  Their names were accented with copper foil, as is a sweet heart shape in the mountains.

On the backside of Lilly & Patrick’s invitation we printed a set of driving directions and a custom, hand-drawn map.  The map and directions also feature navy blue letterpress printing and copper foil stamping.



Their reply card featured the same mountain range sketch and copper heart accent.  We also laser-cut the top of the card in the shape of the mountains to mimic the cutting that was done on the invitation.

The reply card was paired with a matching navy blue envelope with the address printed in copper foil.  The invitation envelopes are a natural paper-bag color with navy ink.


Another prominent element in Lilly & Patrick’s invitations was a reoccurring Montana shape with a small heart over Bozeman.  This motif was printed below the address on their invitation envelope and was also used to create a custom laser-cut wooden tag to tie their invitations together with.  The tag was cut from cherry veneer and had their wedding date engraved into it.  This was then tied around each invitation with rustic-looking jute twine.


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I am so happy with how unique, rustic, beautiful, and special these invitations turned out!  I love that I was able to combine several elements I love into their design and that they helped set the stage for my step-sister and future-step-brother-in-law’s wedding to come!

Lilly, I love you!  Thanks so much for working with me on these!!  xoxo

May Custom Printing Special: 20% Off “Floral” Wedding Collection Invitations!


April showers bring May flowers!

For the month of May, enjoy 20% off* all wedding invitation designs in the “Floral” section of our Wedding Collection. Whether it’s “Blossom”, “Magnolia”, “Tagetes”, or any of the other fabulous designs in that section, that suit your fancy, you can get a great deal by placing your order with us in May!

Check out some of the fabulous designs in this section:


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Customizations including papers, envelope colors, ink colors, and wording are available for any of these designs! To place your order, and get 20% off, simply sign a contract and put down a deposit for one of these suites on or before May 31st. Feel free to contact us for more details!

*Please note: discount excludes platemaking, special-order materials, and shipping.