Save the Date | Alexandra & Ryan

Happy Monday, ladies & gents!  See the cute couple in the polaroid on the tandem bike with the whippets?  That’s Allie & Ryan.  They got married this past fall in Sonoma, California and hired us to print their Save-the-Dates last spring.  Their save-the-dates were pretty awesome and definitely included some things they cherish as a couple in the design:

One of Allie & Ryan’s friends designed these totally cute save-the-dates that you see above featuring both the tandem bike and the whippets!  Isn’t it cool?!?  I love the fresh, modern and hip aesthetic of the design and I totally dig their colors!  Allie wanted to make sure that her printed pieces were as eco-friendly as possible, so we printed these with vegetable-based inks on 100% bamboo paper.  Bamboo is an extremely renewable resource for paper fiber and makes a thick and lovely off-white paper that’s perfect for letterpress printing!  One of the above photos was included with each save the date they sent out and their matching bamboo envelopes were printed with their return address on the flap.

I just love how awesome these are!  I’ve actually been in contact with Ryan’s sister, Jessica, recently too, and may be helping her with business cards for her awesome floral design business!  Stay tuned for those!

Thanks again Allie & Ryan!  Congratulations!

Baby Announcements | Kathryn Elisa

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday last week, I finished up a set of really adorable baby announcements for a local couple, here in Eugene, that I’ve known for some time.  Sean & Rebecca just had their first child in late October, and I was super-excited when Rebecca asked me to design and print birth announcements for them!

Before she was born, Rebecca and Sean knew they were having a little girl, so we worked on several cute designs prior to her birth, and Sean and Rebecca ended up choosing this one.  They have two pups in their household – a daschund and a basset hound, and Rebecca thought it would be cute to have their silhouettes featured on Katie’s announcements.  I couldn’t have agreed more!

Katie’s announcements are an A2 size flat card, which measures 4.25″x5.5″.  They were printed on Holyoke 100% cotton rag Bone White paper in two ink colors: a deep, chocolate brown and a light, baby pink.  They were paired with matching A2 size pink envelopes from Waste Not Paper Company, and had Sean and Rebecca’s address letterpress printed on the flap.

The announcements were designed using two fun fonts!  All of Katie’s information was printed in chocolate brown ink in one of the fonts and her name was printed larger in pink in the other font.  For the design at the bottom, I created two silhouettes of each of the Sullivan’s pups and printed them in chocolate brown.  They each have little pink footprints trailing behind them, and the daschund is chasing a little pink butterfly.  Aren’t those too cute?!?

Check out the letterpress impression below in the Holyoke paper!  I know I’ve been saying it a lot lately, but Holyoke is quickly becoming one of my favorite papers for letterpress printing.  It’s just so pretty and wonderful to the touch!

Thanks so much for the custom order Sean & Rebecca and congratulations on your new little lady!  I can’t wait to meet her!  See you soon!