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  • Couture Letterpress Feather Frame Birth Announcements

    We love working with couture clients, and it's always exciting for me when a client comes along who is open to uncommon color palettes and design elements. My client Michelle wanted something different and unexpected for her baby boy Niall's letterpress baby announcement. A traditionalist at heart, she knew she wanted to include a photo, but still reflect the hip style of the nursery which featured a black crib and a large photo of pigeons in flight.

    Couture letterpress feather frame birth announcement

    Niall's custom birth announcement design features a feathery frame in charcoal gray and sea glass green, the perfect backdrop to nestle a small square photo of this sweet baby boy. I designed a coordinating return address for the envelope flap with a feather motif, just a hint of what would be inside.

    Custom letterpress feather birth announcement

    The WPA Poster stamps were a natural choice for postage and coordinated perfectly, with their vintage color palette and boyish motifs.

    Charcoal gray and green letterpress birth announcement

    charcoal gray boy feather letterpress baby announcement

    My client chose to add a little message on the back of the cards–Niall rhymes with smile–to ensure correct pronunciation of his name. Congratulations to Michelle and family!

    Letterpress Birth Announcement Feather Design


  • Shop Update: New Letterpress Cards

    I've been spending lots of time at the sketchbook, computer and printing press lately, and we've added several new letterpress cards to our growing collection. From birthday cards for beer and wine lovers to encouragement cards for spreading good vibes, shop our new arrivals to see what's new and coming soon!

    Eat Cake Card

    Eat Cake & Celebrate

    Happy Beer Day Card

    Happy Beer-Day Card

    Aged to Perfection Card

    Aged to Perfection Card

    I Heart Emoji You Card

    Heart Emoji Card

    Happily Ever After Card

    Happily Ever After Card

    Follow Your Arrow Card

    Follow Your Arrow Card

    Sending You Good Vibes Card

    Send You Good Vibes Card

    Little Star Card

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Card

    Hearts Happy Anniversary Card

    Heart Anniversary Card


  • April is National Letter Writing Month

    Now is a great time to stock up on cards for Mom & Dad as well as replenishing your stock of social stationery. In honor of April being National Letter Writing Month, we're offering free domestic shipping on orders of $35 or more with promo code WRITENOW. Ends April 30th! [Brush pen doodles are from our new Etsy shop icon!]

    Missive brush pen icons


  • 2014 National Stationery Show

    It's official! We're headed to New York City May 18–21 to debut our line of letterpress stationery and cards at the National Stationery Show! Whether you're a current retailer or you're browsing for a new line for your shop, make sure to visit us at booth 2462. We'd love to meet you and show you our latest designs!

    Missive NSS 2014


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