Megan’s Wedding Invitations

When my friend Megan talked to me about her wedding invitations, I thought it was such a great idea and I knew it would be such a fun project (and I was honored to be a little part of her special day!) so I of course said yes… to print on vintage postcards! She had a lot of them and her wedding theme matches with these awesome vintage french postcards so why not make a great use out of them, right? I thought it was so original and cute and so Megan.

Look at all the cool postcards…


She sent me few extras, but to set the plates in the right position, I used another paper to determine the placement…



Mixing brown color…


Matching Pantone.


and ready to print.


The postcards came in 2 different types of the back and this is #1:


#2: adjusted the position to this background.


and it came out just lovely!



I love how it came out! So special. :)

I am actually looking for a wedding stetinary project (from save-the-date, invitations, RSVP cards to Thank you cards, programs…. everything!) if you are interested or if you know someone who just got engaged and you think they might be interested, please let me know!

Happy Friday!

Creative Wedding Invites

I had to post this here, for my inspiration and for your inspiration, but when I saw this wedding invites over at Design*Sponge today, I was in shock! How creative! I loooove the story and the design; lots of typography, very simple, cool, and you can easily follow their lovely story in such a fun way, it is definitely one of the best wedding invites I’ve ever seen. (besides mine… hehe)


Makes me want to design our story like this… :) How cute would that be? Maybe for our 10 year anniversary or something :)

Shizuka and Kurt’s Wedding Invitation

Remember, my post about printing my friends’ wedding invitations a while ago? I printed just the texts of the invitations, direction cards, RSVP cards, and my friend, Shizuka was going to do the art… and when I received the final invitation, I was blown away! Came out so great! She did such an awesome job “stenciling” (I think I mentioned silkscreen before, but I was wrong) each art, color by color, one by one, all by her hand…! GREAT JOB, Shizuka! So gorgeous, letterpress gives a very nice quality, too.

The outside:


She hand wove this Japanese knot thing (I don’t know what it’s called… it has a name, though) called “Mizuhiki”:


and inside of the package:






I love the gold she used throughout the invitation set and when you see the actual piece, it really has nice and warm yet very sophisticated feel, I am super happy to get to help her with this! and CONGRATULATIONS! :)

In the Studio 3.31.09

I was in the letterpress studio yesterday printing my friend’s wedding invitations. My friend is going to do the illustration on the invitation all by herself (I think she’s going to silkscreen them) so I was just printing the letters/texts – I will share how it turns out when she is all done with everything, but here are some photos from the studio…

Mixing color – I love mixing colors. So fun.


The plates set on the base on the Vandercook Press, plate is from Boxcar Press.


Color matches fine, love the impression, keep printing and printing…



I printed invitations, RSVP cards, and direction cards – 150 each. I can’t wait to see the final product with her illustrations, it’s going to be beautiful, I’m sure.