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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!

Weddings | Jennifer & Sol

Check out these beautiful turquoise and silver invitations that we created earlier this year for Los Angeles couple, Jennifer & Sol!  I just love turquoise and silver together, as a color combination, and I absolutely love the way we were able to combine modern, center-justified, san-serif type with pretty, swirly script for the names.  The decorative silver flourishes in the top and bottom corners of the invite were also a really nice visual element!  

Jenn & Sol’s invites were printed on super-soft, 100% cotton rag paper.  I just love the way that the thin lettering truly creates a “bite” in the page!

The invitations were paired with a coordinating, shimmery, turquoise envelope that featured the couple’s return address printed on the back in silver ink.  We also printed some more decorative flourishing on the front corners of each envelope!

Jenn & Sol’s gorgeous wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!  If you’d like to see some totally beautiful photos from their big day, go check them out!

Jenn & Sol were truly a pleasure to work with and I just love how their wedding invitations came out!  If either of you are reading this, thanks so much again for working with us!  If you ever need anything in the future, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

 

Custom Business Cards | Laura Goldenberger Photography

Check out the super-uniquely, awesome business cards we laser-cut and letterpress printed for Laura, of Laura Goldenberger Photography.  Laura is a Los Angeles-based wedding and portrait photographer, with a bright and inviting style!  Her business cards are one of the most unique sets we’ve had the pleasure of creating in a while! As you can see from the photo above, they’re a rather unique shape.  Laura’s cards were designed by OnePartGypsy and executed by us.  These cards were laser-cut from super-thick, 100% cotton, duplex weight paper, and then printed double-sided on our letterpress, in two different colors: turquoise and gold.  I took some photos of the process, which you can see below.  Each individual buffalo was laser-cut with a frame around it ,and then each framed buffalo was individually fed into our press. The front side of Laura’s card was her logo in full-bleed turquoise, which made registration tricky, but created an awesome overall look!  The back side was printed in gold ink with Laura’s website and email address.  After they were printed, each buffalo was removed from its frame by hand.  

Aren’t they so cute, and absolutely memorable?!?  I love custom-shaped things!  If you want to learn more about Laura’s work, and check out her beautiful photographs, please visit her website or facebook page.  She primarily shoots in Los Angeles and the Seattle area, but is willing to travel anywhere.  Check her out!

Weddings | Sarah & Adam

We’ve had a lot of clients from Australia as of late, and I always love working with our friends from Down Under!  They have such a lovely design sense, and all seem to be lovely people to boot!  The set of wedding invitations you see above were designed by the client, and printed by us, for Sarah and Adam’s wedding in Brisbane, Australia earlier this spring.  The suite featured an A7 size invitation, a 5″ square map/directions card and a 4bar size RSVP postcard, all printed in two ink colors: black and turquoise.  These were paired with unprinted light yellow envelopes from Green Paper Company!

I just love the vintage-looking floral motifs and scripty, decorative font that Sarah used throughout the suite!  The detail on the map card is pretty phenomenal too!

While we’re located in Oregon, Twin Ravens Press is happy to print and ship anywhere in the world!  If you’re looking to have something printed for your upcoming wedding or event, please don’t hesitate to contact us!  We’d love to work with you!

Thanks so much again Sarah & Adam!  Cheers!

 

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!!

A Baby Shower for Lauren

It’s been super-cold for several days up here in Oregon, so, today, I’m going to show off some light, warm, cheery baby shower invitations that we did last fall for event planner, Lauren Stewart, in California.  We’ve worked with Lauren and her clients several times before, so I was both honored and excited to be printing the invitations for her own baby shower!  Lauren’s shower invitations were printed on 5.5″ square cards in two ink colors: a lovely pastel peach and a lovely light turquoise.  They were printed on super-soft Holyoke 100% cotton paper and were paired with a matching envelope from Waste Not Paper Company.  I love the mix of whimsical fonts, fun patterns and borders and the cute banners that Lauren used on both the invite and envelope.

Aren’t these cute?!?  Due to the lightness of Lauren’s name in the banner, from printing in such a light ink color, Lauren ended up hand lettering her name into the banner in gold to give it more contrast.  She also hand lined her envelopes with a fun gold-polka-dot paper to match.  So cute!!

The envelopes were designed to coordinate and featured her party’s host’s address on the back flap in peach-colored ink.

Lauren also had us print an adorable, smaller square insert with a cute poem requesting that guests bring a children’s book instead of a card to the shower!  Such a cute idea and a wonderful way to start up a collection of books for your little one!

Thanks so much again for working with us on these Lauren!  I’m sure your little girl is absolutely adorable!

 

Pretty Personal Stationery for a Lady Named Laurel

Just because you aren’t getting married, doesn’t mean you can’t have pretty stationery!  About six months ago we created a really lovely set of personal stationery for a lady in Newport Beach, California named Laurel.  Laurel wanted a set of beautiful cards and envelopes to send her personal correspondence, and I can’t think of a more lovely way to do that than with custom letterpress stationery!

Laurel’s personal stationery is an A2 size flat card with coordinating envelopes.  The actual card was fairly simple.  It had Laurel’s first name letterpress printed in a lovely, deep turquoise ink in a fun, modern script in the bottom right hand corner of each card.  These cards were printed on 100% cotton rag Holyoke Paper.  We then paired these stationery cards with an exciting mix of three different colors of envelopes and three different envelope liners.

Laurel’s envelopes were a fun mix of European pointed flaps in white, yellow and kraft brown.  She then picked out three different, lovely, decorative papers for her envelope liners.  Each decorative paper design had at least some turquoise in it, which helped to coordinate them perfectly with the turquoise letterpress printed name on her cards.

We also printed Laurel’s return address in turquoise on the flap of each envelope.

Aren’t all of Laurel’s color and liner combinations so much fun!?!  I love how it’s basically like receiving nine different sets of stationery from a single order and design!  So many combinations and cool choices!

If you’d like to make your personal correspondence more fun with a set of personal stationery of your own, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Thanks so much again for working with us Laurel!  If you ever need anything else, just let me know!

Custom Business Cards | Floataway Studios

Hi Everybody!  Wow – February has just flown by!  We’ve been up to so many cool things lately, I don’t even know where to begin.  So, let’s start with some awesome and cute business cards that we finished earlier this month for Los Angeles-based Floataway  Studios!   Floataway Studios is a creative collective specializing in weddings and lifestyle portraiture and videography.  They’re based in LA, but available worldwide.  You can check out their website from the link above or check out their blog here!

I had so much fun working with Mary to create Floataway’s new business cards, which you can see above and below.  The cards are letterpress printed on 100% cotton, super-thick duplex paper stock with grey ink on one side and turquoise ink on the other.  The first side features their logo in grey and the other features their website and email in the turquoise.  I love Floataway’s adorable logo and modern fonts, but the coolest thing about these cards is their custom shape!  Seriously, how often do you see a cloud-shaped business card floating around?  Each card was printed and then custom-die cut on our press into their cute, totally unique shape.  I love them!  

If you love Floataway’s cards, you should go and check out their photography on their website and or blog.  It’s adorable!!

Thanks so much for working with us Mary!  If you need anything else, just let me know!

Beautiful Photos from Boracay, Philippines

You may remember that last summer I worked on a really beautiful wedding invitation that was made up of letterpress calligraphy and blind embossed elements, for a couple getting married in Boracay, Philippines in January 2011.  That couple was Chatie and Hanzy, and you can see the post I did about their wedding stationery here.  Or, if you don’t want to click on the link, below is a reminder photo of how their wedding invitation turned out.  This invite had a blind embossed monogram at the top, and blind embossed tropical motifs along the bottom and right side.  The text of the invitation was printed in a light turquoise blue and the calligraphy for it was created by Fran Heider of Little Flower Calligraphy.  Isn’t it pretty?!?

Well, I was super-excited to hear from Chatie the other day, almost six months after we completed their invitations.  She e-mailed me to say thank you again for creating her and her now-husband’s wedding invitations, and to say that the wedding went absolutely beautifully.  She even sent pictures.  : )  Check them out below!

Such a gorgeous and wonderfully nice couple, and I love their super-tropical pictures!  Thanks so much for staying in touch with us Chatie!  If you ever need anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask.  All the best!

Weddings | Theresa & Dermot

Sometimes, during the summer, when it’s really busy around here, I have a terrible habit of showing off a couple’s awesome Save-the-Dates and then taking forever to actually show you, my lovely blog readers, their invitations.  You may have noticed recently, that while I’ve been showing off new work, I’ve also been recapping a lot of my favorite invitations from earlier in the year, that I just didn’t get to blogging about when they were hot off the press.  The invitations you’re about to read about in this post, were one such set of invitations and one of my favorite sets from earlier in the summer.

If you’ve been reading this blog for quite a while, you may remember Theresa and Dermot’s awesome save-the-date coasters with tiny little square envelopes that we created way back in November of 2009.  If you haven’t been following us that long, you should go back and check out the link, as they were pretty awesome.  A few months after her Save-the-Dates were sent, Theresa hired me again to design and print her wedding invitations.  She wanted the styling of these to be a little more formal and classic than her save-the-dates, but still whimsical and elegant.  We used two ink colors for her pieces: a lovely turquoise blue and a metallic silver.  The suite included an invitation and reply card, both of which were printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White Paper and coordinating envelopes for both pieces that were printed with silver ink on pool blue envelopes from Waste Not Paper Company.

Theresa and Dermot’s wedding invitation is a standard A7 size and was printed in two ink colors.  The decorative motifs on this design were printed in a light turquoise blue and all of the text was printed in silver ink.  For these invitations I created an array of gorgeous, flowing, flourishes that stretch across the top and bottom of the card.  I love how the flourishes are slightly calligraphic and really formal, yet whimsical looking.  For the couple’s names, I used a script font with lots of flourishing that I thought mimicked the decorative flourishing of the design well.  Isn’t this beautiful?!?

Their reply card was a 4bar size and utilized the same turquoise flourishing motif and silver type.  I used a little less flourishing on this card, but I think that it still coordinates perfectly with the invitation!  We used script to emphasize important snippets of text, like the response date and the “M” on the line where guests would write in their names.

The impression the letterpress printing created in the paper for this design, for both the decorative motifs and the typography, was just lovely.  You can get a closer look at it in the image below!

Both the reply card and envelope for this suite were a lovely turquoise color from Waste Not Paper Company called “Pool”.   Often we just print the addresses on envelopes for wedding invitations and call it good, but for these we wanted to do a little more decoration on the envelopes themselves.  You can see the reply card envelope with the actual card itself in the photo above.  I printed Theresa’s mailing address in the center of the envelope in silver ink in the same fonts we had been using for the reply card and invitation, and then created a small flourish motif that could be printed in the top left corner of the envelope in silver.  I think this is a lovely way to make the envelope coordinate with the stationery, besides just matching the color.  It really makes the envelope a lot more elegant and fancy too!

Theresa and Dermot’s outer invitation envelopes were beautifully adorned as well.  I printed a small flourishing motif on the bottom right corner of these envelopes and then a larger one that matched the one from the reply card envelope in the upper left corner.  The return address of these envelopes was printed on the back flap and you can see that the decorative flourishing cascades over the top of the envelope from the front to the back.  I think these turned out just beautifully and working with Theresa and Dermot on this suite was fantastic!

Congratulations Theresa & Dermot!  Thanks again!