Archive for August, 2011

The first one was so fun, why not do another? On Saturday, September 3rd I’ll be doing another letterpress event to help celebrate the opening of the brand new Anthropologie in Allen, Texas! We’ll make thank you cards that you’ll get to take home with you and you’ll learn all about the art of letterpress printing. Bring your friends and spread the word! Oh, and it’s free!

This November Sylvia and Andy are having a fall themed wedding complete with pumpkins, brown and orange hues, and fall floral. Keeping that in mind, I was inspired by the round shape of the pumpkins to create something different for their invitations. The result: round letterpress invitations with matching calligraphy. Simple, yet unique.

A bit ago I was asked to participate in a style shoot by Shannon of Shannon Schultz Events and I was so excited to jump on board! Truly, I am amazed out how beautiful everything turned out. Here is a sampling of the shoot, and to see the complete collection of images visit Style Me Pretty today! All photos are by Sara Donaldson.

Do you love washi tape? I do. I love to seal envelopes with it, wrap up products with it, and think of other creative ways to incorporate the colorful tape. Here, I’ll show you how to make a simple cupcake topper using any washi tape you have on hand.

First up, gather your supplies. You’ll need:

  • Washi tape (any pattern or color of your choice)
  • Coordinating card stock
  • A large shape paper punch (I’m using a heart, any shape will do. Think circle, star, etc).
  • Toothpicks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tiny alphabet stamps
  • Stamp pad

Oh, you’ll also need a cupcake (or two)!

After you’ve gathered your supplies, you’ll take your washi tape and a piece of card stock and layer about two inch pieces of tape onto the card stock. You’ll want to cover about a 2 inch square of surface area. (This can change based on your hole punch). Also, before you start, go ahead and plug in that hot glue gun so it’ll be ready when you’re ready to use it!

Next, take your hole punch and punch out your shape. Also, punch out another shape in the plain card stock.

Now you’ll take your mini letter stamps and stamp the message of your choice on the blank shape. Here, I did “happy bday.”

Use the glue gun to put a line of glue down the center for your toothpick. Also, put a few dots on either side to adhere the washi tape heart to the back.

Align the washi tape heart to the back of your message heart and you’re done! Stick it in your cupcake and you’ve got a cute, simple presentation. Happy crafting!

Remember these letterpress wood type monogram note cards that were at Anthropologie.com? They have a new home at the Blue Eye Brown Eye etsy shop! Hop on over and snag a letterpress set that’s printed with vintage wood type.