June Card Club

Tis the season for weddings, graduations and new babies! Card Club subscribers will be all set for summer with June’s wishful collection. As always, subscribe at http://www.etsy.com/listing/205385458 to get in on the fun!

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April & May Card Club

As I was putting together May’s Card Club a few weeks ago, I realized with all the new retailers, new projects and birthday fun, I forgot to post April’s edition! So get ready for a double feature, folks.

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April is National Letter Writing month, so I wanted to make sure to include a handful of my letterpress postcards—which are now sold out by the way!—as well as Mother’s Day and graduation cards so my subscribers are stocked up for early May.COTM_516_2428

For May’s bundle, I actually had a special request from a subscriber for more baby cards. So I added my awesome Holy Crap cards to the collection I had planned, and even more cards perfect for new parents will head out the door next month, so stay tuned! Want in on the action? Join the club here!

Reprints & Revamps

Last week, I sent off an order from my longest standing—and if we’re being honest, one of my favorite!—wholesale client. Driftless Studio has been carrying 622 press goodies consistently since 2009. The owner, Anne, is fabulous to work with—tactile and appreciative of the artsy imperfections of letterpress; decisive and trusting of her intuition when it comes to stocking the shop; and always offering creative ideas to collaborate on pieces she thinks will sell well.

bestdayever_multi_6156These collaborations have resulted in a few designs that are completely exclusive to her shop as well as small tweaks on existing designs—like our Best Day Ever cards in a bunch of new colors! I printed extras for my etsy shop as well, so get a multi-pack here, or individual cards here, here and here.

WI_6382Driftless Studio is located right in the heart of downtown, which is dominated by UW-Madison, so anything printed in red or Wisconsin-themed always sells well. With graduation soon approaching, they stocked up! The Wisconsin notecards are also available in my etsy shop.

nicewheels_6357The best part about having such a long-standing relationship is that Driftless still stocks a number of designs I haven’t had a chance to print recently. With more than 100 unique cards, it’s hard to keep them all in stock at once, so when the shop needed more nice wheels and magnolia thank you cards, I was all too happy to reprint some for the 622 etsy shop as well. magnolia_thankyou_6352

New Personal Stationery

I have an uncle that’s really into antiques—when they built their house, they incorporated display space for a well-curated collection of old signage, vintage machines, furniture and more. So it was no surprise when he sent me a link to an awesome Craigslist find: a complete 18-point lead font for $40.

Andrew_5115Needless to say, I scooped it up right away and it has become an essential component in my studio as it mixes in so well with my larger type. It’s also the perfect size for stationery featuring a full name instead of just a few initials. And because it’s lead type, it can be printed with a very deep impression into the paper—it’s really incredible in person! You can order the new stationery here, or just send me a message! Enjoy!

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A Year of Letterpress

When I redesigned my website a few months ago, I gave my card-of-the-month club a bigger presence. I love the idea of creating a relationship with stationery lovers and sending them a little something special each month.

card-club-3However, the card club does skew toward gift giving, and if you know you’ll be moving sometime throughout the year, or you just want everything all at once, it wouldn’t work for you. So, I recently created a listing for a year’s worth of cards. The collection covers major special occasions—birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.—and a handful of holidays, plus thank you cards and greeting-free notes you can use for any occasion.

Year_cards_5005Truth time, folks: I also have an ulterior motive with this one. I’m hard at work on a new collection for spring and I’m running out of space for all my inventory! So, for one more week, a set of 40 cards will run you just $80! Once things settle down and I find space for everything, they’ll go up to $100, so get them now! Go! Go buy them!

Audience Participation Required

Just in time for graduation, I’ve finished several note cards in my typography series. The first is just a simple congratulations, but the texture of the vintage lead type really makes an impact with such a simple design. And I love the unique shape — perfect for checks. Not socks, not monogrammed towels, checks!

The next is the first of many note cards I plan to make of famous quotes and sage advice. I did a project about Helen Keller in college and have had this quote stuck in my head ever since — I’m glad I can finally put it to good use!

I have several phrases in mind, but I’d like your help to come up with more! Simply leave a comment below, making sure to include your email address in the designated space, and if I decide to use your quote, I’ll send you a couple cards free! Do not recommend copyrighted material (song lyrics, poems, etc.). If it’s a quote, please include who said it. Feel free to comment as many times as you’d like — can’t wait to see what you come up with!