Jan 29

Letterpress Craft Night

Registration is now open for the next event in our Craft Night series sponsored by Bing! I will be teaching a basic letterpress class at our Art Studio in San Francisco on February 5th. We will be printing Valentine’s Day Cards! Craft Nights are free but a deposit is required to hold your spot and it will be refunded the night of the event. (If you can’t come, you must send someone in your place.) We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to get crafty, so if you registered for our last event (calligraphy), please don’t register for this one. Go here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SESSION A  5:45 – 7:30
SESSION B  7:30 – 9:15


Jun 8

Letterpress Business Cards! On Sale!

Today I’m excited to announce a special promotion we are doing on letterpress business cards. You get 250 1-color letterpress business cards for $130. You can choose from 8 different colors and either choose one of our designs or provide your own. There are hand painted edges or water colored details for an additional fee. If you need some letterpress business cards you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal. There are a very limited number of orders available at this price so if you are interested, order early!

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Mar 10

Letterpress Cards for Design Mom and Maggie

Here are some cards I made last January before Alt. My sister Design Mom always does so many nice things for me and I always tell her I want to print her cards but she is always crazy busy and doesn’t have time to design them. So I just designed some simple ones with her logo and surprised her with them. They are printed two color on thick cotton paper.

For my friend Maggie at Mighty Girl, she wanted simple cards that had her first name printed with a blind deboss with a heavy impression. Then we hand painted the edges of the cards a nice blue.

If you would like us to design and letterpress print something for you please read more here and contact us for a quote.

Jan 28

Oh Happy Day Letterpress: Open For Business

Since Paul already has an art studio I’ve been able to justify keeping my press for just personal use and an occasional side project. But I’m really excited to announce that with my partner Alexis, we are now accepting letterpress jobs. I will do most of the design work and Alexis will do the printing in our studio in San Francisco.

We specialize in details like individual watercoloring, custom diecuts, hand painted edging, and dip dyed paper. Here are some of the cards we recently printed.

For Jenny’s cards we did a two color card. One was a blind deboss and then the other was a navy. We also hand painted the edges a pretty persimmon red. (These were laid out by Jenny’s designer.)

These are the cards we made for Aubrey last year. We printed them without ink as a blind deboss and then individually water colored each one by hand.

These cards were designed by Nicole and were printed on a super heavy duplex stock. They are printed with three colors and are two sided. (The back side is solid stripes.)

These cards we designed and printed on chipboard then hand painted the edges fluorescent pink and red. The chipboard has flecks of gold in it and is really really pretty.

These we designed and printed for my sister-in-law, Liz. They are two color and I surprised her with them at Alt. It’s payment for making me cookies.

If you need business cards printed or designed we are open for business! Our basic rates are right here. Email me at ohhappydayblog@gmail.com

We are also doing a wedding invitation line that will launch in a month or two. (If you are a bride and interested in lots of handmade details like favors and menus, email us with your wedding date and the number of invitations needed.) ohhappydayblog@gmail.com

Dec 16

Watercolor + Letterpress Christmas Cards

For our Christmas cards this year I did a letterpress and watercolor combo. I did a big watercolor wash across each paper and envelope by hand so each one is different. I used two different reds on the same brush to create an ombre effect. Then each sheet was letterpressed on my Vandercook letterpress using a silver metallic ink. They were then cut down, folded, and finally I mounted a family photo (we took in our back yard) on each one.