Monday, December 13, 2010

50 friends for 50 years

50 friends for 50 years, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

We don't just do weddings, and I love it when some interesting projects and clients come my way.

More gift cards

A typical girl at heart, I do love daisies, for sale now in my online shop.

Letterpress gift tags

Letterpress gift tags, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

We tried gift tags about 18 months ago, and they just didn't sell, and then about a year ago we decided to bring them back, and oh boy have they been a hit! We started selling them at Markets at the beginning of the year, then shortly after that offered them to retailers, and only now have I found the time to add them to our online shop.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Letterpress gift tags

Letterpress gift tags, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

And now they are finally for sale in our online shop too.

As seen in Inside Out Magazine Christmas

Our gift tags were featured in Inside Out Magazine Christmas edition. The photos look great, the crew did an amazing job making our tags look awesome, not only have we had a tonne of enquiries about the tags, I picked up some nifty Christmas recipes too.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Melbourne Letterpress

Melbourne Letterpress, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

I've been making these cards for a while now. They are Melbourne inspired and have been created using photos I've taken of the things I love about our city. These cards have been very popular with stockists and new customers, they have also inspired a couple of other projects, some custom work for IOM and for City of Melbourne, I'll post images of this work in the next few days. xox

Country Victoria

Country Victoria, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

This was a gorgeous couple that met while growing up in the country. The pair had many fond memories of farm fencing, they even visited a friends property to take the photo that we used to create the feature at the bottom of this invitation, I did jazz it up a little.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gift cards for my online shop

Every day I will be putting up at least one new product into my online shop, this is something I have been promising to do for a very long time, and I won't rest until it's complete!!

A very important date

A very important date, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

when planning your special day, you might like to use some Save the Date cards, especially if you have interstate or even international guests attending your wedding, and it just might take the stress out of wondering how many guests there will be.

We can design these for you too. Have a lovely day everyone.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Belinda Kay in Daylesford Victoria

A beautifully simple design to go with an elegant and modern wedding.

I've heard it before and I believe it to be true..."your invitation is the first impression of your wedding for all the guests."

These invitations were printed in charcoal grey with a tiny flicker of violet metallic in the flourish at the top of the invitation. These invitations were folded and sealed with wax, no envelope needed here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Check out our newest stockists

Now and Then Trading in Park Ochards Victoria, Wardrobe in the Lane in Yarragon Victoria, Vaulted in Maldon Victoria, Heaton and May in Olinda Victoria, One Small Room in Croydon South Australia, Lily and the Weasel in Richmond Victoria, E.G. etal in Melbourne Victoria, Maide in Hawthorn Victoria and finally our newest addition Nest in South Melbourne Victoria.

RSVP trade show Melbourne

I was totally hooked on black and white this year, and couldn't get enough of the fake turf and the purple decorative cabbage.

This year we exhibited at the Melbourne RSVP event suppliers show. What a thrill, I was very nervous about being amongst such an elite and experienced lot, but we were proudly nominated as a "Best new product finalist", and I think our little stand came together very well.

Monday, December 6, 2010

And what a year it's been!

Bridal Show Melbourne, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

I visited my own blog today, something I haven't done in a very long time.
I'll be spending the next couple of weeks uploading images of work we've done and shows we visited this year. Here is a photo from the bridal show we did in March this year. It was great, and we met a lot of gorgeous brides. Would I do it again - absolutely!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fastest blog entry ever...

If you are in Melbourne and also happen to be getting married! You can visit me this weekend at The Ultimate Bridal Event at the Convention Centre.
I have a little stand full of letterpress loveliness. I'll get to posting some images soon.

Friday, March 26, 2010

One colour letterpress wedding

I love one colour letterpress wedding invitations!

This is a simple design, where we let all the beautiful typography and letterpress do all the work, I love working with type and I love working with brides that really get into the creative process and let me try new things.

I wish you all the best for your wedding this weekend Magdalin, I know you'll have a beautiful future together. Thank you for choosing to work with me on your invitations, you could have to be one of the sweetest brides.

"I am so glad I found you to do my invites!! Its great when you are not only happy with the product but have someone that is so nice that you can work with. Decreases the stress a lot!!!! Really appreciate all your work on this."

- Magdalin, sent via email on 12/01/2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A letterpress wedding in Adelaide

Jenny was a very creative bride and enjoyed the design process so very much, this makes designing invitations so much easier for me. To respect their culture and their families, we wanted to give them a subtle touch of Asia to their invitation, I really think we achieved this with the dotting of the delicate floral feature at the top of the invitation. This piece is very unique and very much one of my favourites. For this invitation we used a silver for the text and a deep mauve for the floral decoration, this was to match the bridesmaids dresses. The envelopes were lined with this gorgeous lace paper, this is a Japanese paper and so soft to touch.

We started this invitation with the intention of using an envelope made from tracing paper, so almost completely translucent, but we changed our minds at the last minute - so I'm on the hunt now for another daring bride to try this very unique approach - is that you!

All the very best for your wedding day Jenny, I really enjoyed working with you on this invitation and I wish you both all the very best for your future together.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Letterpress wedding for Ju Lee and Marcus

I absolutely adore this invitation and this is also what I love about letterpress, we really let the impression of my beautiful antique printing press do all the work. If you are on a budget, a one colour invitation is just a gorgeous solution, matched with a coloured envelope and some beautiful typography, this invitation was a delight! And I am pretty sure that Ju Lee's guests were completely impressed with their first impression of her wedding. She is a lady with very refined taste and I am sure the wedding was just as stunning. Thank you Ju Lee for letting me design and print your invitation for this very special day.

Letterpress business cards slashed!

Business cards, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

I've decided to have a little sale on business cards until the end of April. So, if you've been waiting for the right time to get those business cards reprinted, re-brand your small business, or create the perfect name card for a very special interview - now is the time, be quick and send your enquiry today.

Some conditions apply: Stocks are limited, and offer is only available until this stock runs out. Offer applies for design and letterpress printing.

Contact me with your business card enquiry, and you'll receive a speedy reply confirming an offer on our massive savings and what we can you the perfect card.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Welcome to the world Christian

We kick off the year with our first baby announcement for 2010.
Welcome baby Christian, your parents have impeccable taste, your mum was a pleasure to work with - so I think things are off to a great start for you. This is a single colour announcement with this gorgous deep blue and we matched it with a beautiful laid envelope. The design is simple and this type of work really lets the beauty of letterpress shine through.
All the best to you all for the year ahead.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

V day

V day, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

With Valentines Day just around the corner, what better way to say "I love you" than a thoughtful and lovingly handmade card from VINCE.

Available now from selected retailers and now in my online shop.

This card is a standard A6 card (148mm x 105mm folded) one colour letterpress printed, it is a very interactive card, where the lovely receiver of your card can create their own message. The card is blank inside and the message is simple. Fill in the dots to create a love heart. This card is called "Loving you is easy"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Healsville Sanctuary and Australia's endangered species

In 2009 I was involved in this very exciting initiative from Craft Victoria.

Healsville Sanctuary were looking for some new products for their Zoo's shop. The brief was to create a product that was also educational in sharing with people the plight of 6 Australian Endangered Species; The Mountain Pigmy Possum, The Helmeted Honey Eater, The Orange Bellied Parrot, The Southern Corroboree Frog, The Spotted Tree Frog and The Tasmanian Devil. Each of these critters future hangs in the balance and I was very honoured to be a part of such a project.

Every card tells a little story about each animal and is made from my gorgeous seeded paper, this paper is embedded with Lemon Scented Bottlebrush, so following the instructions on the back of the card, it can be planted - it just keeps on giving!!

These little cards have been so popular at the Sanctuary, Healsville recently made another order of stationery. These cards are sold exclusively with Healsville, but I do think it is well worth the trip to pick up one of these very special cards.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My invitations

My invitations, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

Here is a little taste of my style for our wedding invitations. I used a handmade Italian paper it had these gorgeous deckled edges, so there was no cutting to be done. Each piece inside the envelope was a different colour, the invitation was this blue black, our information card was a lime green, our wishing well card was a marsh mellow pink and the RSVP cards were a steely silver and this was all bundled together with this gorgeous french stripe ribbon. Our envelopes were a beautiful pale blue and even though there wasn't much blue throughout the wedding, I loved that we had our "something blue" delivered to each and every guest.

We're married!

We're married!, originally uploaded by vinceletterpress.

Running my own little business and months of planning have left me with little and even no time to tell everyone about my own wedding.
It was an amazing day, leading up to it was one of the most stressful times of my life, being a creative person, I put my heart and soul into every little detail.

I've got so much to share, including a list of amazing suppliers I would love to recommend to people. Months of beautiful letterpress work I have been doing and some really amazing projects with Healsville Sanctuary and other beautiful organisations, some new VINCE stockists, some new stationery to add to my range and all the little details from my own wedding - especially the invitations and all the fun I had doing my own letterpress work.

I will be back soon with so much more to share.