Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An Assortment of Goodies!

Remember the Blue Thank You cards I posted about last week that I made for a bride-to-be?  Well, her sweet MOH wanted to surprise the bride at the bridal shower with some more of my handmade thank you cards!  I was so honored that she wanted to purchase some of my cards. As a thank you for ordering my thank you cards, I gave her an assortment of letterpress goodies - a happy birthday card, some love/valentine day cards, and some of my favorite to and from tags in pink and orange! I accompanied each card with a coordinating color envelope and different color baker's twine for the tags!


Monday, April 22, 2013

More Blue Thank You Cards

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start! This past weekend I was a busy bee in my little loft studio working on my biggest order yet! (By the way, it's so great saying order!) I made over 55 blue thank you cards and heart embellished envelopes.  Remember my blue thank you notes from one of my earlier posts?  Well, the same great gal needed some more! My arm seriously got tired though, haha! Each card and envelope is made one at time, and that means pulling the lever over 100 times to ink my rollers and plate to make an impression. By the last 20 or so, I was using both arms to pull down!  Weak, I know. 

To package them up, I wanted to use some recently purchased baker's twine.  I bought all these different colors, and couldn't decide which I wanted to use. I ended up packaging them in groups of 10 and tying them each with a different color of baker's twine.  Here's a couple pics from this weekend of the finished cards:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Cards!

To add to my collection of letterpress card designs, I designed two different happy birthday cards. Both include handlettering by me!  For the first card, I once again attempted to mix some inks together.  I was going for a light green, but it came out more as an olive green.  It worked out though, because I ended up giving this card to my dad for his 59th birthday!

For the second card, I was going for a bright orange and it came out great!  I've found that I'm either getting the colors just right or I'm slightly off.

I really like the orange ink! Next up, I think I'm going to add something else to the design, I'm thinking confetti in different ink colors or balloons.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blue Thank You Notes!

I can't believe it's April!! This year is flying, and I have no idea where March went. But I'm thinking that's a good thing, because spring is finally here in the Washington, DC area. And it's about time, because I am so looking forward to warmer weather and spring clothes!

I'm still playing catch up on posting all my letterpress goodies.  I made these blue letterpress thank you cards this past fall for my friend as thank you's for her engagement party.  This was my first time using a colored ink, yay!  I have nothing against black ink, but I just love the pop of color on bright white cards. I added these cute little trio of hearts on the envelope flap.  They turned out well, and I'm actually making her some more blue thank you cards for her! She is my best customer for sure!