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Save-the-Date | Sara & Jay are Getting Married!

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Happy Friday, everyone!  Check out the awesome, playful, wedding save-the-date postcards that we just finished earlier this afternoon!  These cards are roughly an A2-size, but were laser-cut into an Oregon shape, since the couple is getting married in Oregon this summer.  I loved the idea of doing a postcard in a unique shape and totally jumped at the chance to work with Sara and Jay on making these a reality!

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Sara sent us the adorable photo of her and jay that you see above, and we had them printed on linen paper.  That linen paper with the photo was then duplexed onto a custom 100% cotton letterpress paper, and laser-cut into the Oregon shape that you see above.  After the laser-cutting was complete, each save-the-date was letterpress printed on an antique, 1912 Chandler & Price Letterpress in our shop in one ink color (a medium forrest green) on the reverse side!

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These were designed to be mailed as postcards, so the information we printed is on the left, and Sara and Jay will put their guest’s addresses and stamps on the right side.

Aren’t they just too cool?!?  Thanks so much for working with us on these Sara & Jay!

Are you getting married in 2016 and are hoping to order save-the-dates?  If so, check out our January special on save-the-date cards.  If you place your order with us on or before January 31st, you’ll receive 20% off, and could easily mimic the style you see above, or any other save-the-date style you see on our site, or receive the discount on a custom one of your own!

Custom Holiday Cards | The Boege Family

One of my favorite custom holiday cards from this past season was created for one of my very favorite Chicago families!  If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may remember Edwina, John and little Elizabeth.  Edwina originally hired me to design and print Elizabeth’s adorable, tri-fold, birth announcements in the fall of 2010, and, my how that little girl has grown!  Edwina also had me create Elizabeth’s 1st birthday party invitations earlier this fall, but I haven’t posted them here yet (just you wait – they’re coming soon).  At any rate, I love this family an awful lot, and I feel like after working with them on so many different projects, I’m really getting to know them, despite the fact that we’ve never met in person.  It was an absolute joy to create their holiday cards this year, which you can see above and below.

The Boege Family’s holiday cards were an A6 size card printed in two ink colors, red and charcoal grey, on 100% cotton rag Holyoke paper.  Holyoke paper is 140# and super-soft, which makes for a deliciously deep letterpress impression.  Edwina wanted to include a photo with these cards, so it was my challenge to design a card that incorporated one.  Above is what we came up with!  This card features a 2.5″ diameter die-cut circle window with the mitten design encircling it.  The front of the card reads “Warmest Wishes”, and the inside has a more personal message from the family, also in red.

Each family photo had rounded corners, and was tipped in by hand, so that it showed through the window on the front of the card.  Their holiday greeting was printed below each photo, and each card came with a matching red envelope with a copper return address printed in the same fonts on the back flap.

Aren’t they sweet?!?  I loved this design so much, that I actually created a non-photo-card version for our etsy shop!  You can find it here.  The Boege’s have been wonderful to me and Twin Ravens Press over the past couple of years and I love every new project that we get to work on together!  I can’t wait to see what projects are in store for us and the Boege’s in 2012!  Thanks so much again for working with us Edwina, John & Elizabeth!  Happy 2012!