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Post Cake!

Postcake1I’m pretty excited to announce a very fun little project that I’ve been working on with a good friend, and owner of Funhouse Productions, in Eugene, Drew Parrish!  Together we created the Post Cake!  Post Cake is a mailable, 3-dimensional postcard, shaped like a real piece of chocolate cake.  The frosting even smells like chocolate!  All you have to do is add stamps, and the post office will take care of the rest (no box or extraneous packaging material is required for mailing).  Each cake has a letterpress printed postcard on the back with space for your own personal message.

These cakes are available in our Etsy shop for $12.00/ea.  We’re also gladly accepting bulk, wholesale and custom orders!  Go check them out!

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New Ways to Keep Up With Us in Social Media

Hey Everybody!  Long time, no see!  It’s been a busy summer for Twin Ravens Press with a whole lot of exciting new happenings for me to share with you, including, but not limited to the following:

• We have a new 1938 printing press in our shop, lovingly nicknamed “Jules Vern”

• We are now offering foil stamping!  Keep watch on this blog for pictures to come of some really gorgeous, shiny things!

• We recently completed a new limited edition map collaboration with McKenzie Maps – this year’s theme was “Rivers of Oregon”

• New greeting cards are about to be released for wholesalers and Etsy shoppers for Fall!

• I have so many new and gorgeous wedding invitations, birth announcement and business custom projects to show you, I don’t even know where to start.

But, until I get to all of that, I also thought you should know that Twin Ravens Press is expanding our Social Media offerings.  If you’ve been looking for us on Instagram or Twitter, look no further!  We can now be found in all the following places:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/twinravenspress

Twitter: @TwinRavensPress

Instagram: TwinRavensPress

Etsy: www.etsy.com/twinravenspress

Thanks so much for all of your support and comments!  Regularly blogging will resume shortly!!

Fall Sale!

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Hi All!  With just a little over a week until Halloween, I decided it was time to do some cleaning up around the Etsy shop, and put a bunch of stuff on sale!  In honor of the changing seasons, you’ll find several items discounted by 50% or more in the new “Sale” section in our shop!  In addition, now through Halloween, use the coupon code HAPPYFALL13 to take an extra 15% off anything in our Etsy shop.  We’ve also begun listing holiday cards, so if anyone is up for some early holiday shopping, there’s that too!  Happy Shopping!

New Crane String Cards in Turquoise and Blues!

If you’ve been following our blog or Etsy Shop for a while, you’ll know that one of my favorites of our designs is our Origami Crane String Card.  I love this design so much, that I’ve printed it in several different color combinations, and I’m happy to announce that this newest color-way is now available in our Etsy Shop and for wholesale orders! These new cards are an A2 size and come with coordinating light blue envelopes.  They are available in sets of 12, sets of 6, and as singles.  Please contact us if you’d like to order more than what is currently available on our Etsy site.  We gladly welcome bulk and wholesale orders!

New Mixed Sets of Robot Cards from Josh Searl!

Check out these new, absolutely adorable sets of greeting cards from Eugene artist, Josh Searl!  We’ve been working with Josh for a while now on collaborative greeting card projects, including these awesome monsters and these fun birds & dinos, and the robots you see here are the newest in Josh’s collection!  These cards are sold as mixed sets of 12.  There are 4 different designs, and each box contains 3 of each of them.  All robot cards are printed in black ink on pearl white, 100% cotton paper and all of the cards are paired with light grey envelopes.  These cards are blank on the inside and are perfect for just about any occasion.  They also make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one!  These cards, as well as Josh’s other designs, are available in our Etsy store.  For wholesale inquiries, please contact us directly. 

New Cool Stuff: Now Available on Etsy!

Hey Everybody!  I know I’ve been a terrible blogger this past month, and I want to apologize to you for that.  However, my lack of blogging has been directly related to my steady production of stationery awesomeness, so really, you’ll have to forgive me.  I wanted to catch you up on a few new cool things, starting with new, cool things that are available in our Etsy shop!  I just posted three new items, and I think you’re going to love them!

Now, I know that Valentine’s Day was over two months ago, but, let’s be honest here.  I’m just going to come right out and admit it: I love love.  I love it when people are awesome and adoring and sexy and happy and fantastic to each other.  We should celebrate that continuously, not just on a singular day in February.  So, while these cards would be awesome valentines, I’d also like to suggest that they be used to express general, awesome, happy sentiments to those you love, year round.

Let’s start here.  Quirky, cute, and totally honest: say it like it is, folks, with our “I Just Want You To Be Happy…” Card.

The other brand new greeting card I posted today is a little more widely applicable.  I originally made this card for my mom, because she says this to me all the time, but then figured that other people (you!) might like it too!  I know it’s not a contest or anything, but sometimes it’s important to assert the level at which you love someone.  So, I Love you more…

And, last, but not least, I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately from wedding clients and others about table numbers.  I’ve also been getting a lot of requests for custom coasters.  So, I thought, “Why not combine the two?”.  Now available are this set of twelve letterpress printed number coasters.  They’re pretty perfect for use as wedding table numbers or for helping guests keep track of their drinks at parties.  Each coaster is 4″ round, printed with black letterpress ink, and they come packaged as a set of 12 in a clear acrylic box.  Go get ’em!

New Critter Greeting Cards from Josh Searl!

I’m thrilled to announce that we now have three new, awesome greeting card designs available in our Etsy shop from our continued collaboration with Eugene artist and designer, Josh Searl.  We first began working with Josh just over a year ago and have had two of his adorable monster designs available since (you can find them here and here).  I love working with Josh, and think that his creatures are so funny and cute.  You can see the three new designs above: two different birds, and one adorable dinosaur.  All three of these designs were letterpress printed as 4bar size cards (measuring 3.5″x4.875″) and each comes with a coordinating envelope.  They are available as singles for $4.00 each.  If you would like to order more than one of any of the designs, or are interested in a mixed set, please email us.  Bulk discounts apply.

If you’d like to check out more of Josh’s artwork, you can on his DeviantArt site.  Thanks so much again Josh!  I just love your work!!

Red Crane Tattoos & Awesome Shoes

Back in November a lovely Etsy shopper in the UK, named Catherine, contacted me about ordering a set of our Red Origami Crane Thank You Cards.  She was getting married in April and wanted to use them as thank you cards after her wedding.  She also told me that she loved my crane design so much that she was hoping to get it tattooed in celebration of her impending nuptials.  She wanted to know if it was okay with me for her to use my design as a tattoo.  Frankly, I found the idea totally exciting, and said yes.

I was extra excited to wake up this morning and discover an email from Catherine.  She got married last week and sent us a photo of her awesome wedding shoes, with our little red crane peeking out from them.

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Isn’t that totally awesome?!?  I’m honored.  Plus, I LOVE her shoes.  I’m so excited that  Catherine shared this photo with us and that she loved my little crane artwork so much that she wanted to carry it with her forever.  : )

Above is an image of the original card design that Catherine had her tattoo based off of.  These cards are available in our Etsy Store as singles and in packages of six or ten.  Larger quantities and bulk pricing is available for larger orders.  If you’d like some little red cranes of your own, go check them out!

Thanks so much for sharing, Catherine!  You rock!

Adorable Monster Cards by Josh Searl

Right before Valentine’s Day this year I had the pleasure of collaborating with an awesome local artist, Josh Searl, on a couple of new greeting card designs!  If you’ve visited our Etsy store since then, you’ve already seen these, but I figured they needed a little shout out on our blog too.  Josh is a design student at the University of Oregon and has been drawing adorable critters and making other awesome artwork from a very young age.  I’m good friends with his aunt and uncle, and was super-excited when Josh agreed to collaborate with me on these cards.  We started with two designs, the little blue monster you see above and below, and the little green one with the pink balloon that you’ll see further down in this post.

Aren’t they just adorable?!?  Both designs are printed as 4bar size cards on 100% cotton Crane Lettra Pearl White paper and come with coordinating blue or chartreuse envelopes, depending on the design.  Josh and I are going to be working on additional designs in this series, so if you love his monsters as much as I do, check back!  There’s going to be more!  The two designs you see above are currently available online in our Etsy Store and at Gramberry.  You can also find them locally in Eugene at Modern on 5th and Pearl.

If you’d like to check out more artwork by Josh Searl, you can at his Deviant Art site.  Check it out!

Thanks so much for working with me, Josh!  You’re awesome!

Valentine's Day is Coming!

Happy February 1st everybody!  Is it just me, or is 2012 already flying by?!? At any rate, Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away.  Have you gotten your sweetie a card yet?  If not, check out our etsy store for some cute and quirky Valentines!  The photo on the left in the grouping above is the newest addition to our Valentine’s collection and it’s perfect for just about everyone on your list! 

There are many other cute options including the ones you see above, so head on over to Etsy and check them out!