Party Invitation

Equestrian themed Bat Mitzvah invitation suite

This sweet pink sparky Bat Mitzvah suite was inspired by our client Lila's  love of horses. We started by designing  a custom monogram logo that was used throughout the invitation suite (including custom envelope liners!) and in the party elements as well.  All elements were letterpress by us and assembled using a sparkly brown backing card in a pre-made folio. We also created a custom sticker so the final set had the feeling of a horse show ribbon when sealed on top of the champagne satin ribbon that held the folio set closed. Cute but still classic, the last photo shows how sparkly the paper is in real life! Please let us know if we can design or print your next custom letterpress project.

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Watercolored Summer Party Invitation, Menu, Bar card and Place cards

A little departure from all the letterpress projects... and I was able to break out my watercolors for this one!  I hand watercolored all the text and images, then scanned them, arranged them on the page and had them digitally printed on a 110# textured paper to give it that watercolor paper feel. The place cards were hand watercolored with the individual guests names after they were printed- right before everything was packaged and sent off to the client. It was a tight turnaround time, but I think it turned out pretty cute for a mid-summer champagne and lobster dinner party. Included below are a few close-ups of the actual watercolors before they were scanned and printed. So many words were painted! And I totally got hungry working on the menu... invite

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Jake and Kristin Hotel Bel-Air Letterpress printed Wedding set

I have been wanting to shoot this elegant and beautiful wedding set for awhile, but was finally motivated when we found out that we were mentioned in a photo shoot of the (stunning) actual wedding featured in the summer edition of Inside Weddings Magazine (!). You can see the actual article here...IW_2013_Summer_Cline-Wurzak . The programs we created on page 96 and the menu on page 100 (the calligraphy for each guest's name was done by the very talented Tracy Joe.) Not featured was the mailed wedding invitation set, so I thought I would share that with you as well! We worked closely with the bride and groom and party planners to create and letterpress print this set. The invitation was printed on 220# Crane's Lettra, with edge coloring on the invitation (to match the ink, custom envelope liner and custom wax seal).the other pieces (RSVP, Brunch and Rehearsal dinner) were all printed on 110# Crane's Lettra. Subtle butterflies are sprinkled throughout the set, from the custom wax seal to the outer envelope, blind printed on the invitation and brunch invitation. Everything was wrapped in a beautiful sheer silver mesh Midori ribbon held together with the butterfly wax seal. We also created the Save the Date mailers, you can see them from a previous post here. I think the programs will be a separate post...

jake and kristin wedding set

edge coloring letterpress

wax seal butterfly

wax seal letterpress suite

lined envelope and letterpress invitation

letterpress RSVP card and envelope

letterpress brunch

letterpress rehearsal dinner

letterpress menu

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wax seal ribbon wrapped set

 

Have your initials custom letterpress printed onto coasters!

I am pretty excited about this new shop offering, I was going to wait until this morning, but couldn't resist tweeting about it yesterday- but here is the official announcement! I ordered some custom 3.5" round coasters in a thinner 40pt. weight to use for another project (usually we use the larger standard 4" size, 60pt. thickness like standard bar coasters)- and since I had more than a few left over I started playing around with other ideas we could use them for - and how cute is this?!? Our Antique wood type fits perfectly on this size and I love the lighter more sophisticated weight and somewhat rustic / fun look of these. So so many reasons to order these cute coasters! Perfect for wedding receptions, cocktail parties,  birthday parties, house warming gift, an anniversary party... the list could just go on and on, right? We have a ton of this particular wood type, so as long as it's just 3 letters, we can print it for you! You can find the listing in our etsy shop here. Currently our listing is for quantities of 100, but we can do more or less- just let me know and I can get you a custom quote and listing.

 

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Bridal Shower Brunch Invitation

It's not that often that we get the chance to design a bridal shower invitation that includes a Dachshund carrying a ring (!) But we just had to include the Bride-to-be's best friend. Designed by us and printed on 110# Crane's Lettra with a fun accent envelope.IMG_2255 IMG_2247

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NIAD Art Center Pop-Up Shop (superduperultracool) + paper monkey press = Weekend Plans

What are you doing March 16th? (or anytime from March 15th - April 26th?) How about coming to visit the SUPERDUPERULTRACOOL pop-up shop in the NIAD Art Center in Richmond, CA! Didn't see that coming did you? I will have some letterpress printed cards, along with some clay art pieces (letterpress + clay!), but there is also work from some very talented folks- and it is all organized by the super awesome Lisa Solomon. So come out, support the NIAD Art Center - and if you can show up for the opening on March 16th from 12:30 - 3pm, there will be food trucks (yum.)

Weekend plans, done. You're welcome. (and hope to see you there!)

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A wedding in Italy

This post has been a long time coming, but I wanted to wait until after the event and then I had to actually take the photos- ah to have an intern that knows more than me about photography... one day. This very special wedding set was for a couple in Los Angeles who had both fallen in love with a small town in Italy about 2 hours north of Rome in the Umbrian region, Orvieto. There is an absolutely stunning old town with amazing architecture, including the former Abbey, and now hotel where they had their ceremony - La Badia di Orvieto. We wanted to make sure we included the imagery from the region into their wedding set, so I drew an outline of the tower (built in 1103) and incorporated this throughout the set, from the save the dates, through to their thank you cards. The image was printed without ink (blind printing) to keep it subtle but still hint at the amazing view that would greet their guest upon their arrival. The full wedding set consisted of the invitation, outer lined envelope, map, rsvp, rsvp envelope, accommodations card and brunch invitation. It was wrapped in a vellum enclosure and sealed with a custom wax seal of the Abbey tower. The pattern used on the liner, envelopes, rsvp and accommodations cards came from the local tile work in the region. The set was printed on Crane's Lettra Pearl White in both 300 and 600 gram weight.

 

 

 

Los Angeles Bat Mitzvah Invitation Booklet

I've been wanting to post this project forever! But the sun hasn't been out much lately and I keep hoping to get better photos... so maybe i'll update the photos in the future, but for now I want to show you this lovely Bat Mitzvah Invitation set we designed and printed. It is a custom folio, 8.5" tall and 5.5" wide, die-cut out of pretty sparkly lavender paper, with dark violet sparkle paper for the backing. The main paper was 300 gram Crane's Lettra in Pearl white. Also included in the folio was a letterpress printed rsvp envelope (silver ink on the dark violet envelope) and card, a Shabbat Dinner invitation and party info on the pocket. All of the printing except for the RSVP card was letterpress printed by us (RSVP was flat printed as there were 2 versions). Everything was carefully hand assembled by us, and we even digitally addressed the outer envelopes to perfectly match the letterpress printed elements on the outer envelope. It was a project that took a lot of hand assembly, and I am really happy with the way it turned out (not so happy about the photography... but I'll work on that! ).

Surprise party invitation and baseball inspired placecards

I've had these photos sitting on my desktop for weeks, waiting for today so I could post them. Last night was the big surprise party, so now I feel ok about showing them off. We designed and blind printed these on 600 gram Crane's Lettra for a nice deep impression, and combined it with a contrasting gravel envelope for a more masculine feel. We also designed some NY Yankee inspired place cards for the guests, which we had digitally printed. I've never had a surprise party thrown for me (but that's just because I don't like being surprised...) however working on this fun project has made me (almost) want to reconsider.

Baby Shower in Brazil

Hello, While I'm working on some new wedding posts, I thought I would share this sweet baby shower we did for a client in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Not shown are the cute hot pink envelopes, custom printed labels, gift note cards and custom tiny golf pencils- all matching the red and pink theme. I know- I should have photos, but this was a rush job and it was printed, packaged and shipped out before I could even think to grab my camera. But trust me, it was adorable- and at least I have the letterpress printed part to share with you.

Cocktails and Dinner Invitation

Hello Friends, sorry for the long lapse in posts! We've been so so busy with weddings, and I have a ton of new projects to share- but of course that means having the combination of a sunny day and some free time, and that just hasn't come together this past week. So for now I will share a blast from the past, a favorite dinner invitation we designed and printed last year. You don't send out invitations for dinner parties? Well you should, think of all the fabulous people that would show up if you sent out such a smashing invitation such as these... It won't be so long between posts next time, I promise.

Cocktails and Dinner Invitation

Hello Friends, sorry for the long lapse in posts! We've been so so busy with weddings, and I have a ton of new projects to share- but of course that means having the combination of a sunny day and some free time, and that just hasn't come together this past week. So for now I will share a blast from the past, a favorite dinner invitation we designed and printed last year. You don't send out invitations for dinner parties? Well you should, think of all the fabulous people that would show up if you sent out such a smashing invitation such as these... It won't be so long between posts next time, I promise.

Bat Mitzvah Save the Date

Save the Dates aren't just for weddings you know... any big event with out of town (or out of the country) guests should have one. It helps to pique interest for your event, and makes sure that everyone will(hopefully), be staying at the suggested hotels to make shuttling everyone back and forth easier. This adorable save the date is for an upcoming Bat Mitzvah in Los Angeles, it's hard to tell from the photo but both the purple envelope and purple liners are sparkly, so fun and festive, and very very girly. We had this piece digitally printed- it just made more sense since this is only the first of many pieces. The save the date and hotel info card were designed to stack so the second piece would peek out from behind, and not get lost in the overwhelming cuteness of butterflies.

Bat Mitzvah Save the Date

Save the Dates aren't just for weddings you know... any big event with out of town (or out of the country) guests should have one. It helps to pique interest for your event, and makes sure that everyone will(hopefully), be staying at the suggested hotels to make shuttling everyone back and forth easier. This adorable save the date is for an upcoming Bat Mitzvah in Los Angeles, it's hard to tell from the photo but both the purple envelope and purple liners are sparkly, so fun and festive, and very very girly. We had this piece digitally printed- it just made more sense since this is only the first of many pieces. The save the date and hotel info card were designed to stack so the second piece would peek out from behind, and not get lost in the overwhelming cuteness of butterflies.