This week I finished a sweet trifold letterpress save the date cards in my favorite tyepwriter font. As I was feeding the press, mashing the letters all at once, I thought about how much easier we have it these days, that I only had to type these letters all out one time (or actually, copy and paste) and the ink up the press, just passing them through the clam shell individually.
Not to dismiss the work! these cards were all scored, hand torn, and hand fed, scored, and the tied with two colors of thread. Still a lot more organic than just pushing print.
Plus sustainable on cotton paper, with soy ink. these cards may look charcoal and ivory, but they are really green! and look soooo vintage.
When Gia Canali and I sat down to figure out her new business cards, we instantly fell in love with a few different combinations. She wanted to have something very organic and earthy feeling, but Gia’s photography really is magical, so we needed to get that in there too….
This amazing amazing tree free faux leather paper showed up…
so earthy and l0vely but not sturdy enough to make a card out of (but definitely durable enough to make an outfit from… that’s coming soon). we would have to mount it onto a thicker card.
A Super AWESOME bonus about this faux leather is that the dark brown side is pretty great, but the reverse side is a delicate soft pink color. Here begins our dilemma. We will end up using both sides.
For the cover weight base stock, we used one of my very favorite handmade papers in this muted plummy color. This is where we get our “magic”. This cottony stock is full of sparkle.
Mounted, trimmed, and printed in two runs… Gia wound up with 4 variations or so for her business cards. Isn’t that fun?!
Over the past few years, we have been involved in creating invitations for Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation. Now, we have partnered up with them to design and create these sweet thank you notes and now have just launched the gratitude cards in the foundation’s Heartshop.
Tiny Pine Press Gratitude Cards Be joyful. Be grateful. Pass it on.
These beautifully crafted cards make spreading the message of gratitude a little easier. Letterpress printed on 100% cotton using soy ink, these cards also show your respect for the environment. Each card features a delicate Swarovski crystal on the front and the Joyful Heart mission statement on the back. With each purchase, you will create a ripple of gratitude, extending all the way to Joyful Heart program participants, because the all the proceeds from each sale will benefit Joyful Heart programming and the survivors we serve. For this, Joyful Heart is very grateful.
It’s an amazing cause and your support would be completely appreciated!
We are selling them exclusively through theTiny Pine Press ETSY shop And feel free to browse around our little shop for other stationery items.
In all of my free time (HA!), I have been beefing up my line of sell-ables for the etsy shop and potentially wholesale line for the future. Mostly I have been getting bursts of inspiration and trying to figure out a paper product to coincide. When I was cleaning out my paper closet, I found a small pile of Dirty Byrd cards in this sagey celedon color leftover from a job years and years ago.
There is nothing I like printing more than soft cotton handmade paper from the magical Dirty Byrd.
So I decided to make up some thank you notes. this one says “merci” for all the Francophiles… I also did a similar one that says “thank you” for those Anglophiles! hee hee…
By they way, these aren’t just green. They are green And GREEN. Printed by hand with no electricity on tree free paper with soy based ink. Can’t get much greener than that.
It’s almost the new year and so much has changed this year for me… and for tiny pine. I love writing and I am excited to try this blogger game… Hopefully I will get to bring lots of little images pieces and maybe even recipes and ideas… How exciting!
So… Here’s to a NEW YEAR!!! HAPPY 2009!!!
Tiny Pine Press is a custom wedding invitation, stationery and design studio based in Los Angeles, California. All invitations and stationery are custom-made to order.