Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hello, Little Birdie!

My dear friend, Estelle, recently welcomed her first child into the world. I was honored to create custom birth announcements for the arrival of her sweet little boy. She and her husband settled on this design, with bold, playful birds on apple green paper accompanied by a lively turquoise vine. Because Estelle also happens to be French, we had two versions, where I could switch out the turquoise elements for each language but keep the brown plate the same. The tall, flat announcement was mailed in a clear vellum envelope, with just a hint of the exciting news showing through.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique

I've had an influx of custom work lately, which has been a nice change (although I'm behind on reprinting some items on my own website, but I hope to catch up soon). One of the projects recently has been jewelry cards for Two Sisters Jewelry Boutique out of Arizona. They're simple little cards for earrings and necklaces, but fun to do, and set off Gina and Jennifer's designs nicely.

Printing the orange ink on the brown paper has been a little bit of a challenge. It turns out that it takes a double hit of ink to make it pop. I put the paper in, print it once, let it dry for about 8 hours, and then come back and print it again. Luckily, the registration has been lining up fairly well, so the letters remain crisp. Anyway, check out their website here — so many beautiful, beautiful things!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Flip Book Colors

Thank you, everyone — the flip books have been so popular that I ended up reprinting them over the last couple of weeks, in between all the custom work I've been doing at the moment. I thought I'd try a few other paper colors for the covers besides the kraft brown while I was at it. There are now tomato red, apple green, and cotton candy blue ones, all available here. Enjoy!