Mike Dornseif Screen Printed Wedding Invitations

Mike Dornseif Screen Printed Wedding Invitations

Be still my beating heart. These screen printed wedding invitations, created by the groom, illustrator Mike Dornseif, are absolutely fantastic. And I see that I’m not the only one who thinks so. Every little detail — the birdie bride and groom, the scrollwork on the birdhouse roof, the butterflies, and the squirrel in the tree — is just perfect. Love the purple, too! – via French Paper

image from Mike Dornseif/French Paper

Sweet Harvey Letterpress Baby Invites + Announcements

Sweet Harvey Letterpress Baby

Aren’t these giraffe letterpress baby shower invitations and baby announcements from Sweet Harvey absolutely darling? I just love that cutie patootie giraffe.

On a somewhat related note, this will be my last “live” post here for about a week, as I’ll be heading off to Pittsburgh for my little sister’s baby shower and to visit with friends and family back home. I’m so excited that I’m going to be an aunt again! While I’m gone, I have plenty of paper to share, including a number of baby-centric goodies, and stay tuned for some incredible guest posts, too!

See you back here late next week!

P.S. I’m going to be pretty much internet-less during my trip, so no email access — yikes! New commenter approvals won’t resume until I return, so please be patient if you make your first comment in the coming week, and it’s not approved for a while. Thanks for understanding!

images from Sweet Harvey

Fresh Heifers Letterpress Vintage Dairy Prints

Fresh Heifers Letterpress Vintage Dairy Print


The Fresh Heifers booth immediately caught my attention during my National Stationery Show visit, and though I wasn’t able to take photos of the booth while at the show, I’m so jazzed to be able to share their incredibly unique letterpress vintage dairy prints with you here. If you grew up on a farm, or if you wish you grew up on a farm, you’ll want to have a look at these lovelies, which can even be customized with your farm’s heritage. A great Father’s Day gift idea for difficult to buy for, dairy-loving dads!


Fresh Heifers Letterpress Vintage Dairy Print

Fresh Heifers Letterpress Vintage Dairy Print

Fresh Heifers Letterpress Vintage Dairy Print

Fresh Heifers Letterpress Vintage Dairy Print

images from Fresh Heifers

National Stationery Show 2010 : Navy Obsession

I’m just about at the end of my National Stationery Show journey, but before I close things out I have to share some favorites in one of my new favorite colors: navy blue. If I was in your booth and spotted something navy, then I undoubtedly shared my new, somewhat unhealthy color obsession with you, and if you had something navy blue and pink, then I probably squeed out loud.


Another of my favorite wedding invitations from the show — I can’t stop looking at this navy letterpress beauty by Flywheel Press, a member of the Ladies of Letterpress.


Flywheel Press Letterpress Wedding Invitations


New York City style is showcased in these gorgeous wedding invites by Atelier Isabey. The thank you card features the couple with their dog, and the suite can be customized to your needs, as well.


Atelier Isabey Letterpress Wedding Invitations


My photos don’t do these letterpress invites by Gilah Press justice, but in person the soft, subtle pink against the bold navy was absolutely gorgeous.


Gilah Press Letterpress Wedding Invitations


All of the letterpress lovelies at the Gwyneth Paige booth were framed in these great antiqued frames. I really enjoyed the romantic, peony adorned Deanna suite. Love the navy envelope liner!


Gwyneth Paige Letterpress Wedding Invitations


Navy blue + navy blue and pink wedding invitations made me very happy at the Saima Says booth:


Saima Says Wedding Invitations


I really liked the pattern, not to mention the color, on these note cards by Kelp Designs.


Kelp Designs Note Cards


A sweet sentiment in navy blue and red from Two Trick Pony:


Two Trick Pony Missing You Card

photos by yours truly

National Stationery Show 2010 : Lovely Invites, Part 2

If you missed it, be sure to check out the first in the Lovely Invites series.


Chewing the Cud’s invitation album was full of letterpress lovelies like Rustic Florals (top) and A Woodland Affair (bottom). Ah, faux bois love!


Chewing the Cud Letterpress Wedding Invitations


A gorgeous selection of letterpress wedding invitations by Thomas Printers in the Ladies of Letterpress booth. My favorite had to be the adorable “love birds” invite on the right. Great typography, and such cute illustrations.


Thomas Printers Letterpress Wedding Invitations


Very cool letterpress wedding invitation designs going on at the Paper Boat Studios booth. I love the top invite — the organic lines remind me of a typographic map or a cross-section of sedimentary rock. Very cool.


Paper Boat Studios Letterpress Wedding Invitations


Gilah Press had an absolutely stunning wedding invitation album. Seriously, it was great. One of my favorite suites featured oh so clever venn diagram illustrations:


Gilah Press Letterpress Wedding Invitations


A beautiful collection of letterpress wedding invitations by Pistachio Press, also at the fabulous Ladies of Letterpress booth. Lovely pattern and color:


Pistachio Press Letterpress Wedding Invitations


A new collection of wonderfully bright and modern wedding invitations by Avie Designs:


Avie Designs Wedding Invitations

photos by yours truly