Mariska has given us permission to blog about a special invitation we did for her back in November, so here we go (Actually she gave us permission a long time ago, but we’ve taken a looong time to get around to blogging).
On November 8, 2013, Mariska Hartigay, star of Law & Order: SVU, received her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, right next to her late mother, Jane Mansfield.
Mariska, a long-time client of Tiny Pine Press who we know through our work with the Joyful Heart Foundation, asked us to create an invitation for the after-party. We came up with a design that is, like Mariska, just a little girly and definitely a show-stopper. The design obviously evokes the Walk of Fame stars… Because Mariska loves rhinestones we also made sure to include one of those, too. Plus some pink edge painting and a lovely pink-lined envelope.
The party invitation featured multiple letterpress runs, pink edge painting and a rhinestone.
It was almost 3 years ago when we worked on this sweet backyard wedding… It’s so timeless!
Back when designing the wedding papers for Julia and Eli, I met them at the Bride’s mothers home where they showed me the Pepper Tree where they would be married. It was decided that I should illustrate it for their wedding invitations…. So that’s just what I did.
The pepper tree printed blind on museum board, with green type and then mounted to cedar veneer… I love using cedar for weddings – it keeps the critters away from a marriage, I like to think. and it smells so nice too! not to mention the warm coloration.
Last year we worked on Britt and Peter’s wedding invitations with Nicole Sillapere and Rosemary Events. All the paper goods for this wedding were tactile and warm even though the color palette was shades of white and grey.
The layers of this invitation were intricate – the was hand calligraphy for print, laser cutting, letterpress, mounting, hand tearing, ribbon binding, foil stamping and die cutting. It was tedious but worth it. And the vintage stamps came together so well, though we had to use some newer stamps because of the size and weight of the handmade heavyweight envelopes.
The wedding programs were also pretty special… small booklets printed on textured translucent paper with white cotton organdy covers with a simple stitch bind. these are my very favorite programs!
The escort cards echoed the invitations – handtorn with laser cut slits for the ribbon.
When everything came together what we created as a giant collaborations was truly magical!
I just came across all these beautiful photos from Andrea’s wedding in France. We worked on her wedding stationery for over a year and I think it turned out beautifully.
One of my favorite elements was the program. We used my very favorite stiff cotton organdy as the sheer cover of the program with two lavender plants attached to the cover page. The booklet was an ethereal sweet nugget!
I was so excited to get my copy of Uppercase Magazine because a few months ago, Tiny Pine got a request for 100 or so actual printed samples which would be included within the pages…. I thought that was super exciting for recipients to get an actual little piece of limited edition art hiding there.
I knew that the TPP contribution would have to be special… showing off the things that I like best. The only obstacle was timing – the deadline landed right in the middle of holiday card season. Because of severe block from being creative for everyone else, I couldn’t figure out what my piece would say.
I was going on a hike one sunday afternoon when I got a text from my boyfriend. A question answered and a wish for my hike in one text message was instantly inspiring.
“And yes. Salute the sunset for me.”
I took out a period and it was the perfect poetic message… I drew a sunset, wrote out the message in my handwriting, tore down sheets of somerset buff printing making paper, printed letterpress in two runs, and stitched the horizon line.
It occurred to me that this was also the perfect holiday greeting, so I made some extra for mailing.
Anyways, that’s the story. and now there are 100 or so people receiving those little pieces. I hope they enjoy looking at them as much as I did making them.
Here’s just a sweet little guest book idea created for one of my favorite brides. Andrea chose the ingredients in her recipe for marriage, and left it to the guest to fill in the directions. I think this is so sweet idea….
I realize that it’s been a couple of weeks since this news broke but I have been too much flurrying around the workshop to post it here… but it’s definitely worth hollering about – betther late than never!
It’s fun that my personality shines through in the written interview so if you just miss talking to me, check out this feature. It tells the story of how Tiny Pine Press was started, and then goes into all the inspirations.
Here are a couple of the photos that were featured but check it out and look at all the pretty pictures! (thanks to Gia Canali!)
I was so excited and grateful when Tiny Pine Press was to be included in Charlotte Rivers new book “Little Book of Letterpress”. What an amazing honor to be situated next to the most innovative and captivating letterpress designers from all over the world.
Yesterday I was poking around a bookstore and I saw it on the shelf. That was the moment when it hit me that this artful social stationery which is usually marking a one time event in someone’s life has made it into a slightly permanent slot in a book which will be used as reference for awhile.
This makes me feel good! You can get a copy for your house at amazon.