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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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Real Weddings: Natasha and Rory, A Modern Woodland Wedding in the Mountains

    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 […]

    8 helpful hints for easy, memorable wedding invitations

    1. Save the Date You should send save the dates 6 months prior to your wedding. (Up to eight months for a destination wedding or largely international guest list.) A save the date can be as simple as a postcard or magnet and is a good time to introduce your wedding website. 2. Get Inspired […]
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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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 long-awaited 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 […]

    Style Me Pretty – Inspiration to Reality

    We are SO excited to have been part of this amazing shoot for wedding blog Style Me Pretty. Style Me Pretty has a competition called “Inspiration to Reality” where their readers are challenged to create a “style board” with elements that they would like to see at a wedding. Our Colorado team of vendors picked […]

    Winter Daisies: Holiday Baby Annoucement

    It’s tough for some people to even think about baby announcements once their little one has arrived. Sometimes parents of newborns are so sleep-deprived and strapped for cash that this sweet tradition can fall through the cracks. So, 6 months after the birth of their newest family member Margot, this Boulder family decided to get […]

    Letterpress Identity: Printing Projects

    The print shop has been particularly busy recently printing jobs for some talented creatives.  We loved working with designer Nick Panczak on his sleek eco identity package. We also had the pleasure of printing these crisp promo postcards for talented Denver photographer Annette Slade.

    Calligraphy, Meet Letterpress

    We feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work on this unique project. An ex-wedding planner came to us looking for an one-of-a-kind wedding invitation the would really stand out. We collaborated with amazing Denver penman Jake Weidmann to create this unique wedding suite.

    The Business Card Challenge

    Our friend Brian over at Tee & Cakes is not only a baked goods guru but also a sick graphic designer. He presented these three business cards designs to a client and the man just couldn’t decide which one to go with. So, he chose all three, each more exciting and challenging than the next […]

    Buy handmade. Buy local.

    Whatcha doin’ this weekend, Boulder? Your answer should be holiday shopping. And if that is in fact your answer, there is no reason you shouldn’t check out the Open Studios Holiday Market!  We were uber excited to be asked to apply for the first annual juried market hosted by Open Studios. Over 40 artists are […]

    Live from Denver, it’s Wordshop.

    We heart Wordshop! Wordshop is the perfect stationery store, located in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. You’ll find the perfect card or invitation for every occasion, no matter how obscure or irreverent.  I am very excited to announce the launch of their new website, designed by yours truly. Check it out! http://wordshopdenver.com

    Happy Birthday 2 Us!

    Wow, am I the worst blogger ever, or what? It’s been over 2 months since my last confession, I mean blog entry. It has also been over a month since the SLP birthday party which I meant to tell you about ages ago. Sigh. Better late then never, right? Well, it was just over two […]

    The Mary Williams Fine Arts Quick Draw

    In August, Mary Williams Fine Arts hosted the first “Quick Draw” in Boulder County. This timed painting event featured 40 artists who were challenged to create an original piece of art in 90 minutes on an amazing South Boulder estate.  Once the art was finished, there was a silent auction of the paintings to benefit […]

    Interview with SLP in Social Life of Paper

    We had the privilege of meeting PJ (the brains behind the fab paper blog, “The Social Life of Paper“) at the 2009 Stationery Show. She was sweet enough to interview Matthew recently for her Designer Spotlight feature. Love that she called us “darling”!

    Tedra & Wayne

    Okay, this might just be our favorite project yet. Not only do we love the classy, organic look of the invitations, but we also couldn’t have asked for a cooler couple to collaborate with!  Tedra & Wayne are getting married on the coast of Maine and wanted their invitation to be an elegant preview of […]

    See you at the show! Booth #2167

    The promo postcards are out and the crate is on its way to the big city.  We still have a couple products to print this weekend. Oh yeah, and then there’s my ambitious “hand-bound catalog” project. Sigh. The trip east is fast approaching. Hope to get it all done and hope see you at the […]

    NSS Booth Part 4: House Pet

    We order eco-chic carpet tiles from Flor and cut them into a striped pattern.  I set it up in my living room and Madigan just couldn’t stay away! Maybe it’s because our burgany high pile is called “house pet”. Or maybe he wants to come to New York and sell some cards.  Regardless, this is […]

    NSS Booth Part 3: The nitty gritty

    Details, details, details. It seems like every step of the booth design process requires numerous decisions and just as many tedious tasks.  I won’t bore you with the details, you can just look at the photos!

    Asian-themed Baby Shower

    When I found out that an unexpected friend was expecting, the girls and I started brainstorming ideas for a shower.  Since the idea of this independent, workin’ girl transitioning into being a mom seemed like quite a journey, we thought a far away theme would be fitting. Sweet Letter Press created the imprintable invitations featuring […]

    Packaging for Sullivan Studios

    This month we collaborated with the very talented photographer Maureen Sullivan of Sullivan Studios. She wanted to upgrade her packaging to really impress clients and prospects. So SLP created coordinating folders, envelopes, cd sleeves and belly bands to compliment her current branding.

    Nobo Wedding Collective

    Sweet Letter Press is excited to be partnering with some of our neighbors and fellow wedding vendors — photographers Sullivan Studios and florists Brighter Day Floral Design — to create the North Boulder Wedding Collective.  The NOBO Wedding Collective gives couples a chance to collaborate with 3 vendors under one roof, creating a more cohesive […]

    Modern Oceanfront Elegance

    Today we shipped out a fresh new design for the second marriage of Rita & Uli. Rita is American and Uli is German and the couple are flying their children in from around the world for the big day. We created bi-lingual letterpress invitations plus place cards for the intimate celebration plus annoucements to send […]

    Welcome Hazel!

    When we found out our good friends Brian and Michelle were expecting, we wasted no time volunteering to create the birth annoucement.  We had fun putting Michelle’s casual modern style on paper and even more fun photographing Hazel for the occasion.

    Our first trip to New Orleans

    Printing this invitation suite for Amanda and Dillon’s New Orleans wedding was soo much fun. Amanda is a talented designer who brought us this fun French Quarter inspired design.

    SWEET & Boxcar

    SWEET has officially joined the Boxcar cult. After touring the Boxcar Press facility in May, we were sold. Not only are they the nicest folks around but there operation in pretty dang impressive. We are proud to work with a platemaking company that has figured out how to cut down significantly on plate waste and […]

    SLP in The Green Bride Guide

    Rachel, Chris and Rachel’s mom Susan were such a pleasure to work with!! Rachel is a Holistic Health Counselor from NYC and was committed to making their upstate New York wedding eco-chic. So we were flattered that they chose us to be part of their green team and were not surprised to see the wedding […]

    New Offset Greeting Cards on 100% PCW

    This month, we partnered with NSO press in Denver to print a round of offset greeting cards on New Leaf’s 100% PCW stock called “Imagination”. A batch is headed to The Booksmith, in San Francisco.

    Japanese Letterpress

    Manami and Pelun’s Tokyo wedding marks our first print job headed to Asia.  How cosmopolitan of us. Matthew was very excited about the chance to letterpress Japanese charaters.  Very cool.

    We love reclaimed cotton!

    We were very excited to meet a bride this month who was just as excited about reclaimed cotton as we are! Camila & Patrik hired Sweet Letter Press to create this very green invitation.  They requested a seal-n-send with perferated RSVP postcard (eliminating envelope waste) and we printed the piece on our new favorite paper – 100% reclaimed cotton, made […]

    Custom Wedding Gift: Handmade Photo Album & More

    This lucky couple got quite the wedding gift! SLP was hired to create a large format photo album, snapshot box and card accordion, featuring a letterpress wedding monogram with the couples wedding date. We chose papers and book cloth to match their wedding colors and mounted their invitation on the inside front cover of the […]

    SLP featured in the Knot

    Sweet Letter Press is very flattered to have been featured in The Knot Boston and theknot.com for our 2006 Massachusetts wedding. This whimsical old world invitation for a sea-side wedding features delicate hand-made papers imported from India plus a custom swirl and monogram.

    It’s official

    Sweet Letter Press began as a concept when we (Elizabeth & Matthew) designed the invitation for our October 2006 wedding. We got great feedback, and had a lot of fun, so we started researching the world of invitations and letterpress as a business concept. After a year of projects for family and friends, we are […]

    Farewell NYC, hello Boulder, CO!

    We have left Brooklyn on the looooong cross country trek to Boulder, Colorado. NYC was good to us but it’s time for more space and sunshine. The moving truck is packed to the brim. The few chosen house plants that didn’t go to Grandma’s are squished in the climate-controlled cab with us. Outside it’s hot, […]

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