If you follow 622 press on Instagram or Facebook (which you definitely should), you’ve seen my new collection being posted for the last week or so! It all started with a desire to rework my classic “you are my sunshine” card, and I liked it so much I based a whole collection around it. Featuring brush lettering and hand-drawn bikes, sunbursts and birthday candles, this collection is bright, joyful and of-the-moment. Shop cards here!
If you follow 622 press on Instagram or Facebook (which you definitely should), you’ve seen my new collection being posted for the last week or so!
You guys, I have just been the worst blogger lately! A little bit of writer’s block, a little bit of being overbooked… a whole lot of super short or non-existent blog posts!
As you know (or if you don’t, scroll back through the blog, I’ve had some fun projects lately!), I have been super busy—wedding season is in full swing! In addition to the amazing paper flower project I posted about a few weeks ago, I’ve designed two non-letterpress save the dates for 2017 brides and hand-painted graphics for two more real wedding invitations, and three more for styled shoots! Check back to see all of those (and even more watercolor wedding invites!) in the coming weeks, and in the mean time, here’s a sneak peek of Julie’s invitations:
In addition to all this bridal goodness, I’ve also been designing new cards! You’ll have to wait till the holidays to see most of them, but keep an eye out for new birthday, thank you and sympathy cards in the mean time! A few of the latest and greatest designs are sure to be included in next month’s card club, so now is a great time to join! Here’s the link.
And of course, speaking of Card Club, I forgot to post July’s collection—again! Last month I was feeling the beach vibes, so I built the collection around shades of yellow, turquoise and sand.
This week, I’m feeling all pink all the time (just check out my instagram feed!), and mixing in some bright orange—plus bikes and balloons!—feels just right for summer! For a fun surprise, subscribers also received a 5″x7″ print of my watercolor bloom design from the Digital Prints section of my shop!
I absolutely love putting these collections together each month, so if you or someone you know loves getting mail, join the club today!
A few weeks ago, I finished a print I’ve been working on for several months now. Bike Race is a limited edition of 10 prints featuring my bike illustration in five cheery colors. I love this print and plan to frame one for my own home, the rest can make great gifts for your favorite cyclist or anyone who enjoys a leisurely ride.
I also printed up a new batch of one of my most popular cards. I switched the orientation this time around and I love the way the design fits on the horizontal layout. This card is available here, enjoy!
I’ve been looking for the perfect bike illustration to print for some time, so when a bike-fiend friend suggested I create some pieces featuring her favorite gadget, it was just the push I needed. Two notecards (different color schemes and designs coming soon!) and recipe cards featuring blue bikes available here.
Maybe it’s a ridiculous thing to get hung up on, but the new disposable hand towels from Kleenex really irk me. A public restroom is one thing, but you really can’t share a towel with the people you live with? Here are some fabulous alternatives!
First up, for the kitchen:
Coffee is one of life great pleasures (read: my greatest vice) and this flour sack tea towel is perfect for the java lover in your life. The illustrations have such a lovely quality—imperfect but clearly purposeful.
Another flour sack towel—have I mentioned how amazing these are in the kitchen?—this one emblazoned with an aqua banana-seat bicycle. This one just happens to go with my plans for the decor of our new kitchen…just sayin’
And for the bathroom:
Infuse your lavatory with just a little bit of punk—these hand-appliqued towels are just the thing!
If you just can’t bring yourself share a towel, this embroidered number ought to keep your hubby’s grubby mitts off. Love ’em!