Archive for the ‘letterpress’ Category

NSS 2012 booth setup

Friday, May 25th, 2012

I’ve been preparing for the National Stationery Show since last fall and it finally happened earlier this week. All of the hard work and meltdowns were paid off by the most wonderfully awesome week, surrounded by stationery and paper lovers, yes it was heaven. I was lucky enough to share a booth with ten other members of the Ladies of Letterpress community. Having a small section in their booth, in comparison to having an entire booth to myself, made the preparation a lot easier. And when I say easier, I don’t mean easy, you still have to work your freakin butt off. But it was SO worth it; new friends, new shops and great press all of which are priceless. Here are a few shots from the booth setup.

Oh and did you see that some of my cards were featured on Design Sponge? I’m still jumping with joy over that.

And a lovely post from Oh So Beautiful Paper, which features pictures from all the Ladies of Letterpress booths.

Links to the other Ladies of Letterpress exhibiting with me: Tella Press / Seed House / SixPenny Press / Shed Letterpress / Pink Orchid Press  / Petal Press / Pepper Press / Moglea / HawkGerber Ink / Bowerbox Press




Pearl’s first run

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Things have been a bit quiet here on fancy seeing you here lately. The reason for this is prepping for the National Stationery Show which has me in such a tizzy. It seems like everything is coming together nicely though, even if my to do list is endless! This past weekend I printed with my press Pearl for the first time. It took a bit of troubleshooting to figure everything out, but by the end she was printing beautifully. I’m so excited to finally have her up and running. A special thanks goes out to Baltimore Print Studios and John Falstrom for the technical support while I was setting her up.

In case you are attending NSS I’ll be in booth #2274 with the Ladies of Letterpress.

valentine’s day cards from my shop

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Only 14 more days til the big day. And if you haven’t already purchased Valentines for the special ones in your life, well hurry up! To help out a little I’m offering 20% off my shop for my lovely readers, just use the coupon code HEART during checkout. And I’ll make sure that you get your card(s) in time. Enjoy!

shown below: mac + cheese / la la love you / get lost / gee whiskers pink nerd / fill in the blank 3 pack

shop update: get lost letterpress card

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Another new item in my shop—the get lost letterpress card! I’m extra proud of all the fancy details in this card from the blind emboss on the front to the beautiful map envelope. Check it out in my shop. And I’m extending my holiday sale until Friday. Use the code HOLIDAY11 and get 20% everything in my shop! Happy Shopping!

scenes from the weekend: the type truck at baltimore print studios

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Yesterday I took a trip to Baltimore to check out the type truck at Baltimore Print Studios. The type truck is completely adorable and frankly I’m a little jealous of Kyle. She gets to travel and print—a perfect combination if you ask me. First step was screenprinting a minty layer inside Baltimore Print Studios. Once that dried I letterpressed the hot pink type inside the type truck. See the final product in the second picture below. A beautiful print to remember the experience, mine’s already hanging on the fridge.



my new press

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Meet Pearl, my new letterpress! She’s a Golding Pearl No. 11 Improved 7×11 press. Isn’t she a beauty? I purchased her from the lovely Sarah of Haute Papier. Yesterday was spent moving her from Georgetown to her new home in Bethesda, right next to my record player. (It is so stressful moving a letterpress!) I have to get a few more supplies before I can get started printing with her, but I can’t wait!

shop update: fancy birthday card, fill in the blank set and thank yoü cards

Friday, August 5th, 2011

New items in my shop! I’ve been selling these items at local craft shows but hadn’t had the chance to photograph them for the shop, until now. You’ve seen the Fancy birthday card in one of my previous posts. The fill in the blank 3 pack is one of my favorite new items—these cards can be sent to absolutely anyone, you create the message and tone. And lastly, a simple thank yoü 3 pack. Be sure to check out my shop for more images and details about these products!



scenes from artscape

Monday, July 18th, 2011

A few images from our booth at Artscape this past weekend. It was a very busy, hot and exhausting three days, but well worth it—I loved seeing how people responded to our products. I think our Letterpress booth was a big hit, the combination of all our different design styles and products was unique and we truly had something for everyone.




handmade mart: this sunday

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Hi all! Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. I’ve been in crunch mode preparing for the DC craft show Handmade Mart which is this Sunday from 10-5 in downtown Silver Spring. I’ll be selling letterpress cards, some silkscreen prints, cake plates and button jewelry. Lots of new items will be premiering at this craft show! Please come check it out. And I promise I’ll be back next week with my regular posts.

Have a great weekend!

alphabet greeting cards from heartfish press

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

La la love these alphabet greeting cards from Heartfish press. Honestly, I’m kinda jealous that I didn’t think of it first. Simple bold cards and one that covers every single occasion. Check out all A–Z here.