I'm a sucker for a pretty picture, and these product shots from Ciaffi look amazing. It's not just a pretty picture though, for $8 you get 12 handmade small envelopes with a small folded card packaged in a mini corrugated box. Is it just me, or does that seem like a really good deal?
12 Tiny Envelopes with Mini Note cards $8
Put a bird on it? Naw. I say put an owl on it. I mean come on, just look at those cute little owl eyes staring back at you. Who can resist that.
Not a fan of fowl? Prefer something a little less cheery and fluffy. Get your grumpy on with this black and pink clouds and bolts card.
Lots more letterpress goodies on the Etsy Letterpress store.
Once you get past the snickering and/or single syllable laughter, you'll realize that ManCards is actually a pretty great stationery line. Geared toward "the thoughtful gent", ManCards consists of about 5 well-designed collections in a variety of colorways. Each set contains 10 cards and envelopes in a sliding-lid tin. Fancy... and manly.
Greeting Cards by ManCards: $14.95 / set of 10
This is for all of those procrastinators who still haven't gotten out their Christmas cards. Potion Brand is a San Francisco based company that produces high quality, and tasteful cards. They have a holiday line out which we think is simply delightful. The pictures above are an example of some of the cards that they have. They come in a box of 12 for $18, which isn't bad when you consider what you pay for one awful Hallmark card. Each box contains three different designs, and there are three different box sets available. We also admire their commitment to the environment by using environmentally responsible inks.
Support our modern grassroots artists, and get them here.
Yesterday I posted about some cool letterpressed cards, today, I am back with some more. This time they are from a great little store I discovered over at designsponge. 16 Sparrows carries all sort of wonderful cards and invitations. They are all hand silk screened on heavy weight bag kraft paper produced from 100% recycled fiber. If you haven't checked them out already, make sure you do.
Buy them here.
***UPDATE*** Owl Print above is by http://www.etsy.com/listing/42898497/owl-portrait-5-by-7-inch-letterpress
Looking for that perfect card to say "best wishes" or "congratulations"? Believe me, I feel your pain. I have spent way to many hours at Hallmark looking at drab humorless cards that just don't even come close to saying what you feel. I have always resorted to making my own cards, with my own messages. For those of you not up to the challenge of designing your own cards, check out these hip letterpressed cards from Sprout Home. They are all hand printed on antique letterpresses. The images are transfered by relief method, so the designs can both be seen and felt. Each card also comes with a vellum envelope.
Available here for $6.