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    Old World Opulence

    Lavish, luxurious, ornate, over the top… These are words not often used to describe Colorado weddings. So we were ecstatic when Calluna Events asked us to collaborate on their recent “Modern Marie Antoinette” styled shoot and 10 year anniversary celebration. The inspiration was exciting, the venue breath-taking and the list of vendors totally impressive. Special thanks to Frances Photography & Tess Pace Photography for the lovely images. […]
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    Real Weddings: Lisa and Tim’s Organic Elegance

    Lisa and Tim envisioned a wedding that was elegant, romantic, relaxed and oh so Colorado. Lisa and Tim met and fell in love here and since 95% of their guests were coming from out of town, including uniquely Colorado details in their wedding celebration was a big priority. They teamed up with Leah Colby of La Dolce […]
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    Modern Hand-Lettered Ensemble

    Recently, we had the pleasure of working on a very special project with local calligrapher Kelle McCarter of DesignsGirl. I nearly melted when this man, Christopher, walked in the studio and said he was throwing a surprise 20th anniversary party for his wife. How sweet is that?! He was looking for a loose, even messy, hand-written style […]
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    Tis the Season

    Tired of the same old holiday cards? Yep, us too. That’s why we’ve been on a mission for several years now to make holiday cards as beautiful and unique as possible. Browse our new holiday card collection for designs that will definitely stand out from the Christmas card crowd. An Elegant New Spin on the Holiday […]
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    Real Weddings: Natasha and Rory’s Modern Woodland Mountain Wedding

    Natasha and Rory first came to us for a custom letterpress save the date. Rory’s mom had illustrated a pair of owls which they wanted to incorporate into the piece and they knew they wanted to use the colors orange and grey. They also wanted to convey a woodsy feel because their autumn wedding was […]

    Boulder’s 100 Year Flood

    Almost exactly 3 years ago, we were praying for rain as the Four Mile Canyon Fire raged on the mountain side. Now we pray for continued dryness and receding flood waters. These forces of nature are incredibly humbling. The last few days in Boulder have been surreal, to say the least. Shock and sadness at […]

    Green Practices for Letterpress Printing

      Happy Summer! As the weather heats up we’re reminded of simple ways we can help the environment through things like turning off lights, using less water and being mindful of how we impact ecosystems. This inspired our topic for this post: eco-friendly elements of letterpress. Here at SWEET letterpress & design we present our […]

    Real Weddings: The Classic Elegance of Kate & Matt Honea

    Ready for a serious dose of class and beauty? Meet Kate and Matt Honea. Kate and Matt were married under an old oak tree on Matt’s family vineyard in the hills of Santa Barbara. They met at the vineyard through Matt’s sister and knew they wanted to speak their vows where they had first spoken […]

    Dress Up Your Invites: DIY Envelope Liners

    Dress up the invites to you next event with DIY envelope liners! Today  we’d like to share how you can quickly and easily create envelope liners for your invitations, RSVPs, thank you notes or general stationery and correspondence. While you can always just purchase pre-made envelope liners they can be surprisingly pricey and it’s easy […]

    Real Weddings: Tara & Pieter

    Pieter and Tara, who met in South Africa, wanted to get married traditionally in a Colorado church, but they also hoped for an “elegant South African bush” feel. Tying together South Africa and Colorado was a bold choice that required ingenuity, creative details and a whole lot of floral drama. Tara and Pieter chose to […]

    Calluna Events Open House Party

    We are thrilled to welcome Calluna Events to our North Boulder neighborhood and were honored when they asked us to create the invitations for their open house party. After printing their new letterpress business cards earlier this year, we were excited to collaborate with Heather and her team once again. We wanted to create invitations […]

    Real Weddings: Mandy & Andy

    Our new Real Weddings series explores how the invitation sets the tone for the event. As invitation designers we do not often get to see the event come to fruition so this series is a special treat for us and we would like to share the culmination of many vendors’ hard work with you. We […]

    Hand-Carved Linoleum Peony Wedding Invitations

    We just love working with other creative folks! This winter, a bride with print-making experience came to us hoping to collaborate on her wedding invitations. She was dreaming of a large peony and after some brainstorming, we came up with a plan. She would carve the flower out of linoleum and print it on the Vandercook […]
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    Introducing Ornament Cards

    We are thrilled to announce our most ambitious and elaborate product to date – The Ornament Card.   This beautiful letterpress item is both a stunning holiday card and a festive pop-out ornament. The ornament is pre-strung with red and white baker’s twine – ready for decorative holiday action! It is printed on extra thick 100% […]

    Help preserve meaningful correspondence

    Hi friends and fans, Exciting things afoot here at SWEET. Drum roll… we are preparing to launch a beautiful new line of wedding invitations early next year! As we are hoping to make a big splash with this collection on a national scale, this project will be a major undertaking. Like many small companies, raising […]
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    It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our baby man Sammy was born. There are really no words to express how profoundly he has changed our lives and how grateful we are for him every single day. So for his first birthday, we kinda decided to go all out. It started, of course, with the invitation… Three […]

    Free wedding, anyone?

    We are very excited to announce our participation in the 2013 Boulder Wedding Giveaway! Are you an engaged couple who’s experienced a recent hardship, trauma or illness? Does it seem impossible to have the wedding of your dreams after your experience? A team of very talented Boulder area wedding vendors has come together to offer one Colorado […]
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    Our biggest project yet

    Wondering where we’ve been? No, we did not take August off; we were hard at work adjusting to life with our newest family member – Samuel, born on 08.11.11. The SWEET studio is now officially reopened but please be patient if it takes us a little longer to respond to calls and emails. We are […]
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    Nursery Painted

    We are keeping the sex of “Baby Auggie” (due in August) a surprise which makes designing the nursery just a bit more challenging. First up – paint. After a long and painstaking process, trying to find just the right color – not too boy, not too girl, not to “Easter”, not too grown up – […]

    Collaboration with New Belgium Brewing

    We enjoyed working with New Belgium Brewing to create this print that was sent out as part of their Valentine’s Day promotion packet. The card features the New Belgium bicycle logo and starburst printed in tight registration on Crane’s Lettra paper in Ecru White.

    Holiday Highlights

    We are still decompressing from a very productive 2010 holiday season. Aside from participating in local handmade markets, we also printed a number of custom holiday cards. Here a few of our favorites… The clean design of this modern New Year’s card for cypher13 Design Studio is accentuated by a red foil stamp, edge painting, […]

    SWEET Studio Tour

    At last—the photos of our new studio are available on our Flickr photostream. Take the full tour today… The photos turned out great. Thank you, Sullivan Studios!

    Handmade Holiday Markets

    Well, ladies and gents, it’s here: the 2010 holiday season is finally upon us. This is a busy time for SWEET and we have been working overtime to put together our sweetest holiday collection yet! We are looking forward to debuting a number of new designs at the upcoming holiday handmade markets here in Boulder. […]

    Introducing Chloe!!

    Now that we’re in our spacious new studio, we’ve got much more, well, space. This allowed us to bring on our very first intern this summer. We all had a lot of fun; she helps us with loads of projects and we’d like to think she learned a thing or two along the way. So […]

    3 Reasons to Celebrate

    2010 was a big year for us. In June, we moved into a new studio which is big enough to house both SWEET letterpress & design and our sister design studio, Spark & Flourish Creative.  So we named it Sweet SPARK design + letterpress studio and decided to throw a party in September to celebrate […]

    Magnesium plates, this is your moment

    The new studio is still (and always will be) a work in progress. But with the big logistical projects out of the way, it was time to move on to the creative stuff! I’d already had loads of fun designing the window decals and creating my wire-and-clip inspiration board. But there was one big project […]

    The Loft

    Our next big studio project to deal with is the loft. We’ve got a nice raised storage area in the back of the space but it’s a little unsightly – with pipes, a heater and some sort of water tank. And that’s before we add all our junk! Also, there is currently no way to […]

    Look Away From The Light

    One of the major assets to our new studio is the wall of  large west-facing windows. We were ecstatic to get in there and enjoy slow summer sunsets over the Rocky Mountains. What a life. Well, this feature also has its drawbacks – the stifling heat and blinding sunlight in the late afternoon – which […]

    The New Studio

    For months, I walked by my dream studio. Each time I would leave my cluttered shared office and walk across our industrial development to the small dark press room, it would catch my eye. It had been over a year of a “split space” working situation – I would work away at my computer in […]

    May Madness is here.

    Every year, the National Stationery Show brings out the crazy. It’s an industry fact. We’ve been pretty darn busy in the print shop over the last couple months. March and April were chock full with wedding invitations and we are just now scrabbling to generate some new product for the show (which is, ahem, next […]

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