paper + letterpress
I absolutely fell in love with this wine packaging and it inspired me to wrap small drink bottles for my son Oliver’s upcoming birthday party. It’s the perfect way to add some color to the table and it’s so easy to do! While trying out a few bottles I realized rice paper works a little bit better than tissue paper. It’s a little stronger so when you twist the paper around the bottle it won’t tear as fast. I decorated the paper with three different techniques: markers, bingo dots, and paint rollers. Which one is your favorite?
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Hey guys! I’m teaching some beginning letterpress classes happening this November in San Francisco. The classes are organized by date and by ink color (everyone in the class prints the same color ink.) Each class will teach basic printing skills using photopolymer plates on a Vandercook letterpress. Students can submit their own designs or choose from a template – and you get to print 250 of your own, custom letterpress cards! Snacks and supplies are provided. I hope to see you there! Sign up here.
Today, I’m so excited to share an exclusive paper flower DIY from my friends at Thuss + Farrell. I’ve loved the work of these awesome designers forever, so it’s an honor to partner with them on Oh Happy Day! This Dipped-Tip Paper Chrysanthemums DIY is inspired by the projects in their new book, Paper to Petal (which you should purchase immediately.) I preordered this book several months ago and when it arrived last week it did not disappoint. It is a masterpiece FOR REALS. For this Chrysanthemum project they crafted 2 color palettes: summer and autumn. I love that this flower is versatile and can be made in any color combination – so it’s great for parties and events! All the DIY instructions are included in the PDF below. Just click download to enjoy! If you’re interested in learning more about their paper crafts and book, visit their website and blog as well as their photo/design site.
For the Flamingo Party this week, our stylist Irene felt inspired by this Kate Spade purse and decided to whip up a a paper version. We’ve included the flamingo template below so that they’re even easier to make. You’ll just need to purchase some some bright pink cardstock and a white paper lunch bags. Everything else you should already have at home! (PS – These Bunny Ear Bags aren’t just for Easter…)
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These pretty invitations are perfect for a First Day of Summer Party. Plus, they’re super easy to make! We’ve provided the template below, so you’ll just need to include your info, print them out, insert them into envelopes, and hand them out to all your friends! (PS – My other favorite summer invitations…)