I’ve been on a cleaning and organizing kick lately. I’ve got one little corner of my studio to go and then my entire work space will be de-cluttered, de-stashed and all the dust bunnies and tiny spiders will be chased out of their homes.
Since printing up the new collection, my in-stock inventory is overflowing a bit, which really works out for you guys, because I’m having a spring cleaning sale! Through the end of May, all card orders of three or more get one additional card free! Choose the card you’d like by including a note to seller at check out, or I’ll just double up on one of the designs you’ve already chosen. Happy shopping!
We interrupt your regular programming for a post about a real wedding—happening today!
You saw the preview of Abi and Spencer’s gorgeous save the date last winter, and now I’m excited to share the rest of their stationery!
For their invitation design, I expanded on their Art Nouveau theme and added a few special touches to create a truly stand out suite.
I’ve been wanting to use petal envelopes for a while now, so I was very excited about these gorgeous deep blue beauties! Topped with an antique gold faux wax seal, they are the perfect introduction to these beautiful invitations.
About halfway through production of the invitations, the bride’s mother ordered a set of my Advice for the Bride & Groom coasters to have on hand for the reception. I love her thoughtfulness!
I used the same beautiful sparkling gold paper for the invitations and my gorgeous cotton stock printed with coordinating gold ink for the invitations. Mixing papers and materials adds an artistic flair to this luxurious, historically inspired invitation suite. I love how it all came together!
I recently printed up another big batch of my business cards, and it occurred to me that when I rebranded last year I never shared my new cards! So, even though I’m considering another update in the next year or so (the perils of being a designer!), here’s the story of my cards!
Kraft paper was part of the identity package I put together for myself, and I love the look of white and metallic ink on kraft, so I knew I wanted to incorporate those inks in some way. After testing out a few options, I settled on white for the front of my cards as it has the most contrast with the paper, making small text easiest to read.
I also wanted to have a two-sided business card, but didn’t want them to be a difficult project to print—double-sided cards are the most difficult to get a tight registration. The solution? A free form pattern that would show parts of an oversized logo I had randomly printed on the backs of my cards. For the first few runs, I went with silver on the back, but this time I switched to gold (on a slightly lighter card stock)—it felt more festive for fall and the holidays, and more on trend! (Plus, like every other creative person right now, I’m obsessed with all things gold!)
Looking at them now, I’m falling in love with them again, so maybe I’ll hold off on that redesign…. Need some cards for you or your business? Get in touch, I’d love to work with you!
This card was one of the first I ever printed. I don’t hate it, but I think in my early days I was so concerned with the technical aspects of printing that my designs seemed to lack joy.
I recently created a new hand-lettered design and I’m, loving it! In bright pink, they’re perfect for a bachelorette or birthday party—available here.
I also printed them on mini cards. I picked up these gorgeous seamed envelopes a while ago, but these are the first cards I’ve printed for them. Also available in my etsy shop!
This week, we head out on a daring adventure: to Chile! Ever since I saw a friend’s photos from Easter Island a few years ago, it’s been on my short list, so when Andrew proposed taking a real vacation this year, it was one of the destinations I was rooting for.
There will be plenty of photos and a travel post to come, but in the mean time, I’ve checked another shop update off the list! Three sizes of cotton archival prints turn one of my digital downloads into a museum quality piece! Browse all the sizes here and stay tuned for new prints soon too!
For those of you who’ve been following along, the big day is finally here! No, not my big day, but the day I get to reveal Krista and Chris’ wedding invites, because they got married today!
Since Krista absolutely loved them, I drew heavily from the Save the Dates I designed and printed for them last year. As you’ll recall, I hand-drew all the leaf and laurel elements, then vectorized them so they would print cleanly. I kept the handwriting-inspired typography, and switched out the script typeface from her save the dates for a more formal calligraphy inspired font. I’m absolutely in love with it—especially in white ink on her envelopes! So gorgeous.
We then tied the whole thing up with a wrap in her soft rose accent color. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the custom-mixed slate gray ink I printed the rest of the suite in!
I always encourage my brides to order their thank you notes along with their invites. One less thing to think about after the honeymoon—plus I offer a discount when they’re printed at the same time! I love Krista’s thank you notes… they really let the laurel design shine!
After we were finished with the more formal parts of her wedding stationery, Krista reached out for one last ingenious project: In lieu of a guestbook, she distributed sheets of custom mad libs around the tables for guests to complete. I just love the thought of all her friends and family giggling as they played this classic childrens’ game, and her and her new husband enjoying what I’m sure will contain hilarious jokes and great advice.
Want to work with 622 Press for your wedding day? Get in touch here!
One of my oldest and dearest friends moved to Houston last year, and I finally got down to visit a few weeks ago. We did a bunch of fun stuff, but I though you’d all like to see photos from The Printing Museum! Here’s just a small selection of the photos I took—I highly recommend stopping in for yourself!
That’s a Pearl just like Bess in the back of the workshop!
I love these miniature presses
A fully restored version of my press!