happiness found in letterpress cards

Over the past several years, whenever I’ve needed a special card, I’ve shopped around for letterpress cards. I love them! The feel and look of textured paper and embossing, the ragged edges, the designs and the simplistic messages that usually accompany such cards. They make me feel happy.

So today I decided to take a break from all the work I’ve been doing at my work station and treat myself to a moment of happiness. I’ve been a fan of eggpress for years, so I have to share this beautiful little Mother’s Day card I found on their site with you. The colors and pattern are so attractive. Don’t you love the cut out window? And, by the way, if you are a mom, Happy Mother’s Day. Myself, I am only a mother to my cat. She never brings me cards or gifts, but I still love her.

sh1425BI also wanted to look around at other letterpress makers around the Portland area. Do you know how lucky we are to live here? We have so many cool little shops with handmade gems in them. Anyway, my journey led me to Oblation Papers and Press. This card actually makes me feel calm and yummy. I love the color palette, typography, the embossing, textured paper, and that impeccably designed flower in all its flourishing glory. (sigh)

bloom_smOblation has a great store in NW Portland that’s really fun to browse and pick up treasures. They also make their own paper that’s made out of 100% recycled cotton.

Finally I came across a new letterpress shop that I hadn’t been unaware of called Lark Press. I’m wild for the suttle analogous color scheme and elegance that this card beholds. I just love the earthy artistic quality and the embossing.

ginkoSo, there you go. I’m feeling better. How about you?