Custom client FitDesk wanted their logo on the front of notecards with an interior message to their clients. We used our house stock (110-lb, 100% cotton paper in Pearl White) for their A2 folded notecards, which included a two-color design on the front exterior and a one-color design for the interior message. The cards were paired with 100% recycled kraft envelopes.
These custom library card themed baby shower invitations were designed and printed for a dear neighborhood friend who is a librarian and whose baby shower I hosted.
From the start, I knew I wanted acknowledge her love of literature without being too over the top for the baby shower. I lined euro-flap gray envelopes by hand with book pages. The library card pockets were letterpress printed with coral ink, and the library card invitations were laser printed (and then hand-stamped with the RSVP date). I also letterpress printed notecards with the pram in coral ink as a gift to the mother-to-be (and, in fact, Jamie and I liked the design of the pram so much that we decided to make it part of our everyday line— available in coral and green).
Since it was an afternoon shower, the spread included cupcakes and light finger foods. (All photos below by Lauren Pavao.)
A DIY iced tea bar (including citrus wedges, homemade ginger syrup, and other sweeteners) made it easy for attendees to customize a southern speciality. Half-pint mason jars and striped gray-and-white paper straws continued the cohesive, handmade feel.
Cupcake toppers included the letterpressed pram as well as book pages.
Circle garland (DIY to follow) was an easy but festive way of decorating the house for the baby shower.
One of my favorite parts to this baby shower was putting a couple of type drawers to use. Attendees were able to handprint a message to the baby (or mother-to-be) using a couple drawers of INK MEETS PAPER type. Instead of the usual rubber-based ink we use for printing cards, I opted to use water-based block printing ink, which meant easy water cleanup instead of a solvent-based cleanup. It was really neat to see all of the sweet messages printed for Gretchen and her little one.
What better way to celebrate a sweet friend and her new baby?
Since 1914, Charleston Mattress has been producing high-end bedding to well-known Charleston hotel guest rooms, including The Woodlands Inn, Planters Inn, French Quarter Inn, Ansonborough Inn, and more. They’ve recently opened a showroom and made their mattresses available for purchase by the public.
Charleston Mattress, located at the old Navy Yard, is nearby the INK MEETS PAPER studio, and we love that they value handwritten correspondence.
We printed their logo (in Charleston green ink) onto 110-lb, 100% cotton, ecru-colored paper. Paired with a recycled kraft envelope, these cards definitely make an impact.
Custom letterpress cards printed for photographer and friend Josh Goleman. Black ink on 110-lb pearl white cotton paper.