Hello lovely blog readers! I am back from the holidays and had a wonderful time and am hoping that all of you did too! In light of post-holiday-ness, and in order to get ready for the new year, all of our holiday-specific cards, card sets and gift tags are now on sale in our etsy shop. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some really cute paper goods for next year, and everything is at least 20% off, so go over and check it out!
I’ve really been enjoying catching all of you up this week on a few wedding invitation suites I designed and printed this past spring/summer that I didn’t get to feature right away! The suite I’m about to show you was printed last spring for a lovely couple who were married in late July in Jacksonville, Florida! Amanda and Matthew’s wedding colors were blue, white and black and they desired a whimsical, yet modern invitation suite featuring hand-drawn line art of various “landmarks” near, in or around their wedding venues. Here is what we came up with!
a’s address on the front, printed in black ink, and a characterful mailbox with her actual address numbers on the side. You can’t see the numbers on the side of the box because they are blurred out for privacy purposes, but let me tell you – the whole thing was super-cute. Here are the reply card and envelope together:
Check out these really cool letterpress printed napkins I printed recently for a lovely lady named Phyllis, in Salem, Oregon! Phyllis contacted me after seeing this post I did earlier this summer about some similar napkins I had printed for a couple with a sailboat. Phyllis’s son and daughter-in-law recently built a lodge in Minnesota, and Phyllis thought that letterpress printed napkins for their lodge would make the perfect gift! I used photos she gave me of the lodge to make the drawing and then we printed the image as well as their names and the lodge names on the diagonal of the napkins. I think they turned out fabulous!
I hope everybody out there had a wonderful and long Labor Day weekend! It’s been a pretty busy “Monday” around here getting back from it, and I still have lots of gorgeous recently completed or in-the-works things to show you, but in the meantime, Twin Ravens Press hit a small milestone on Etsy today. Our etsy shop made it’s 200th online greeting card sale! Check it out:
I can’t believe it’s already the last day in August! Seriously, where has the last month/year/summer gone?!? This week is going to be a really busy week between printing an awesome set of promotional greeting cards for a wedding planner in California to keeping up with the design work for some upcoming winter wedding clients before I leave for Seattle on Thursday afternoon. I’m hoping to have a new blog post up later today too to show off some more awesome things we’ve been working on this summer, but in the meantime, I found this online this morning and thought it more than appropriate. If any fellow designers out there are reading this blog, I know that you can appreciate this too. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the OMG-WTF Spectrum:
I have two exciting announcements today for all Twin Ravens Press lovers out there! First, if you’re in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area today and are looking for something fun to do on Friday night, you should come down to the Last Friday Artwalk in the Whiteaker neighborhood and stop by The Pizza Research Institute (otherwise known as PRI), on 5th and Blair! PRI is hosting its first ever Last Friday Artwalk/Meet Your Maker Indie Arts and Crafts Show and Sale this evening from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The admission to the show/sale is free and you can enjoy awesome beer, wine and pizza at PRI! You can see the poster for the show at the top of this post. Twin Ravens Press will have a booth there and you can also shop with other fabulous local/Oregon artists and small businesses including: La Petite Vie, Loop’d, Bellybaloo, Esther Lee Jewelry, Knotty Girl Designs and several others! Come down, see some cool art, drink some beer or wine, eat some pizza, and check it out!