The best projects are ones that we dream up just for fun. The Sip & Stitch invitations were no exception. As a designer and printer, the sky’s the limit! So, it’s always good to design within parameters. The simpler the better.
These invitations were letterpress printed from handset metal and wood type from our amazing collection. I limited the paper to whatever scraps I had laying around the shop. Some clients prefer to leave off the decal edge of cotton paper, so we got to salvage the beautiful offcuts and use them on these bookmark invitations. For the bookmark string we used gorgeous yarns leftover from scarves and baby hats. Each invite was signed, numbered, sealed, and hand delivered to as many guests as we could.
I’m grateful for the design and printing assistance from my wonderful letterpress apprentices:
Kristine Lynch, Bethany Hugins, and Stephanie Laursen.
We’re honored to have wonderful creative friends and fans. Thank you, Cozbi for such amazing photographs of our beautiful afternoon! See her photography at www.zzphotoanddesign.com
To see Cozbi’s blog post of our party, visit: http://www.zeezeeblog.com/2011/05/tea-time.html