champagne

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

menu

placecard flat

placecard

bar

champage watercolor

lobster

test

Will you vote for Paper Monkey Press on Minted?

Hello! So the story is that I had a little extra time on my hands the past week (actually I should have been painting our stair railings- but when faced with the decision between painting 4 floors of spindles and handrails OR working on some fun designs for a contest- well designing won!) Below are the designs I submitted for the Minted New Year Card contest. If you like them would you "vote" for us? You can reach our designs by clicking on our Minted voting badge over there on the right.

Thank you thank you thank you! I think it would be so fun to have some of our designs out in the world through Minted.  Keep your fingers crossed!

(also on an unrelated note- I'm thinking about doing a promo for our etsy shop in September.  What is more appealing... 15% off or free shipping?)