Archive for the ‘Letterpress’ Category



Well Branded: Envision Eyewear

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Ever since the Kate Spade party at Alt, I’ve developed an affinity towards chunky black eye wear. While I’m not personally chic enough to pull the look off, I am still drawn to the bold graphic aesthetic this trend embodies.

Hence my love for the Envision Eyewear Identity and stationary system. I spotted this lovely collection on designworklife last month and keep going back to it. Sussner Design in MinneapolisĀ is responsible for this clever suite. I love, love, LOVE the mix of pattern and clever crops!



The Golden Rule

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Beautiful father and son collaboration spotted on Beast Pieces this week. This letterpress print was hand drawn by 6 year old Koen then digitally arranged by his father and printed by Studio On Fire. Lovely in every possible way.



The Sugar In Your Tea

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

A beautiful limited edition letterpress print illustrated by Kristal Melson and printed by Bespoke Press. Titled “The Sugar In Your Tea, In My Camomile Dreams”. Lovely!



Truly Smitten Holiday Cards

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

I have to say, one of the best parts of the blog world is all the friends I’ve made online. I never thought I’d meet so many amazing people and make such true friends without actually ever meeting them face to face. But since I started Twig & Thistle nearly two years ago, my perspective has changed entirely.

I’m lucky enough to have connected with Sarah Kim-PuangsuvanĀ of Truly Smitten through blog-land and we stay in touch through twitter and post comments. She’s such an amazing designer and her blog is my first visit every morning. You can only imagine how thrilled I was to receive her holiday card this year!

This two color paper ornament, adorned with an excerpt from the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, is hand-illustrated, letterpressed and die-cut. It doesn’t get much better than this! Mailed in a red envelope and tied with red and white bakers twine, it’s possibly one of the most beautiful and favorite holiday cards I’ve ever received!

You can see more pictures of the card here and see more of Sarah’s brilliant work on the Truly Smitten Studio site. Thank you so much Sarah, I adore it! xoxox



A Sweet Bridal Shower Invitation

Monday, October 25th, 2010


* Note: All addresses have been changed for privacy.
My little sister Laurel, the youngest of 5, is getting married this coming Saturday! I can’t believe the day is almost here but I am beyond excited for her! To wish her luck and enjoy one last big evening with her before she says “I do”, I threw a bridal shower in her honor this weekend.

The theme was a lingerie shower with a few of her closest friends, an array of cocktails and desserts. I wanted the invites to reflect and celebrate the girly nature of the party so I choose pink, white and gold as the colors. I letterpressed the square cards with gold ink and paired it with a miniature bright pink envelope which was glued to the card. The mini envelope contained all the party details on an accordion folded insert.

I’ll be back later today with loads more details and pics of the event so be sure to check in!