It’s been a while since I gave my little etsy shop any real attention on this blog – so I thought I would share one of the newest additions to it with you!  If you haven’t been to my etsy shop in a while, you’ll notice a couple of really cute new additions, both in the form of little green frogs.  

The first of the two is a great multi-purpose card.  It features a little green thoughtful looking frog with the words “Thinking of You” on the front.  As always, this card is blank on the inside for your own personal message.  They are sold as singles for $4 each or as a box of six for $20. 

The second frog card is a little more occasion specific.  He is jumping for joy with the message “Happy Birthday to You” on the front.  These cards are currently only sold as singles, but if someone wanted a box of six, I’d be happy to arrange that.  

Both frog card designs were printed on Crane’s Lettra Bright White 100% cotton cover stock and both come with lovely, 4bar size, leaf green envelopes to match.  Both have a really awesome texture particularly because of the raised white hearts on their chests.  Because the green of the frogs gets pressed down all around the little white heart from the letterpress, the hearts came out quite a bit raised – it’s kind of silly, but really pleasing to run your fingers over. The artwork for both of these cards was originally created by my good friend Ashley, if you want to check out more of her original art work, go take a peek at her etsy shop.  Happy Etsy Shopping!

On Sale!

In case you haven’t been over to my etsy shop lately, I’d like to point out that there are a few things now on sale!  This cardinal design is great for fall/winter and Christmas and is one of the very first designs I printed on my own press.  

It is an A2 size card (4.25″ x 5.5″) and comes with a matching red envelope.  When I first started printing these cards, I was using a much stiffer card stock than I use now, so the “letterpress impression” that most people are looking for when they buy letterpress stuff is difficult to see. However it’s still a pretty image and the cards are great for just about any occasion.  Check out the detail below:  
I have about half a dozen singles left and quite a few boxed sets.  They normally sold for $4 for the singles and $18 for a box of six.  They are now on sale over at etsy for $3 for singles and $12 for the sets.  What a deal!
Also, these John Lennon inspired cards are also on sale.  They are 4bar size (3.5″x 4.875″) and come in sets of 8 with matching red envelopes for only $12!  Both designs are quite a deal, so go check them out!

For Babies & Birthdays

Well, I was worried that it might happen and it seems to have: it’s been almost a month since my last blog post.  Granted, I don’t really think of myself as a “writer” per se, and business has been really busy, but I promise, I will try to be better in the future.  Seriously…  

So to get out of this blogging dry spell, I present you with these totally cute cards in celebration of babies and birthdays!  

Aren’t they cute?  I drew and made photopolymer plates for the giraffe several months ago and just never got around to printing them.  The text on all three of the cards is handset metal type, which was a lot of fun.  
If you know of anyone who is having an upcoming birthday (a cute little kid, or a kid at heart) who might enjoy a giraffe, or you know of someone who just a had a baby and would like one of these cards, they are available in my etsy shop. You can find the birthday one here, the girl here or boy here.  Also, if you or someone you know has just had a baby, I think that the “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!” Giraffe cards would also make adorable letterpress baby announcements.  Therefore, they are also available in sets, here or here
I’ll have more on what’s been keeping me so busy in letterpress land lately, very soon! Promise…

New Summery Dahlia Cards are up on Etsy!

I originally printed this design for my very first Bat Mitzvah invitation, which happened to be for a girl named Dahlia, but I loved the big letterpress printed Dahlia flower so much that I thought it would make a lovely greeting card.  I just uploaded these light blue beauties to my etsy shop.  They come in packages of 6 or as singles.  I also printed them in a few other colors, including magenta, light pink and spring green.  Those other colors are not up on etsy yet, but they will be later this week.  I think that they will make great little notes for almost any occasion, and they’re blank on the inside so you can write whatever you want.  

Check out the awesome detail on the fine lines that separate and give detail to the petals. The large plate made such a nice impression, that the white lines are somewhat raised and have a really nice texture to touch.  That’s one of my favorite things about the letterpress process: not only do you get to print really nice, clean images and designs on beautiful paper, but the text and designs that you print have texture that you can feel as well as see.  It’s pretty cool…  Let me know what you think of the new cards!