Apr 18

Letterpress Craft Night

I’m happy to announce a new letterpress craft night on April 25th! I decided to try something different for this month. My kids go to a really great (yet underfunded) community preschool. I have been wanting to do some sort of fundraiser for them and decided it would be fun to host a craft night at our studio. This will be exactly like the other craft nights (same awesome gift bags, learn to letterpress, take home 20 letterpress greeting cards) but there isn’t a title sponsor this time and tickets will be sold for attendance. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to a not-for-profit preschool.

Go here to purchase your tickets. If you would like the cost of your ticket to be tax deductible please bring a check the night of the event (and your online purchase will be refunded.)

If you are new to Oh Happy Day, Craft Nights are where I invite people into our art studio in San Francisco and we learn something new.

Our snazzy new Craft Night logo by Clayton Thompson.


Feb 14

Letterpress Craft Night Recap

We had such a fun time at the letterpress Craft Night sponsored by Bing. We had the designs ready and then everyone took a turn printing 20 letterpress cards. My friend Rebecca Wright has been planning this series and has done such a great job coordinating all the details to make such wonderful gift bags.

Andrea Pimental catered it by making two delicious tarts: a sweet and savory heart for each guest. Lisa Congdon hand lettered the design and then we had the “HAPPY” printed on the black tote bags.

Illume Candles sent these patterned candle tins filled with all-natural beeswax and essential oils, packaged with colorful coordinating matchbooks for each guest.

We reprinted the “Draw me a Sheep” calendars and dip-dyed them and Rifle Paper Co. sent over these colorful notepads filled with hand-painted florals. I’ve been a fan of Rifle Paper Co. forever so I was delighted to work with them.

Ticket Chocolate sent us Valentine Gift Packs featuring two Hot Chocolate Ticket Sticks (that you swirl into your hot milk or water to make creamy hot chocolate) and fresh marshmellows, packaged with a cute letterpressed red heart coaster. So delicious!!

Heart necklaces, earrings and bracelets from Fresh Tangerine. Cute, simple 14K gold fill jewelry made by Kimberlee in her Portland, Oregon studio. I met Kimberlee at Alt and fell in love with her necklace. It is the perfect necklace.

Paper Source sent over packs of their Luxe paper line for us to print on and a package of envelopes for each guest. I always use Paper Source for my envelopes because they have the best colors!

Thank you to everyone for coming and thank you to our wonderful sponsors. We are working hard to coordinate the next Craft Nights and we will announce them soon!

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!

[Edit 6/8/2011: My server crashed last night and lost some comments. I’m so sorry if your comment was deleted!]

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.