• Real Weddings: Denver City Skyline and Crazy Weather

    What would you do if your wedding day included rain, lighting, wind, sleet and snow? Amanda and Dominick just went with it by adding umbrellas to the wedding party wardrobe and braving the weather for some sweet and totally unique photographs. Nothing like giant umbrellas to really make your wedding pictures pop! With a beginning like that, we […]

    Real Weddings: Page and Scott’s Elegant Aspen Wedding

    When a couple orders all their stationery letterpress printed on our extra luxurious double-thick cotton paper, we know that finishing touches really matter to them. Allow me to introduce you to Page and Scott, and their wonderfully elegant wedding at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado. Page and Scott were going for a classic, tailored and elegant affair and […]

    A to your Q: Gift Registry

    Q: Is it okay to put my gift registry information in my wedding invitation? We don’t recommend it. We know you are excited to open all those wedding presents, but subtlety and decorum are a winning combination when it comes to getting the word out about your registry. So please, don’t mention your gift registry on […]

    Real Weddings: Kelly and Adam’s Chic Mid-Century Celebration

    Where to even start with this wedding? Kelly and Adam entrusted the always on-point Calluna Events to carry out a vision that was nothing short of breathtaking. The florals, the shoes, the dresses, the rings, the color palette… I could go on forever. This is one of those weddings where vision, budget and style collided for something worthy […]

    A To Your Q: Invitation Timeline

    We often get asked “When should we start our invitations?” Well, the short answer is that it’s proper etiquette to mail your wedding invitations 6-8 weeks before your big day. Couples having destination weddings or inviting a large number of guests from abroad might want to build in even more time. And working backwards, there needs to be enough time to […]

    Real Weddings: Stephanie and Garrett’s Playful, Rustic Wedding

    Ready for a dose of rustic modern fun? Meet Stephanie and Garrett. Stephanie and Garrett, like many of the couples we work with, were planning a wedding in the mountains and wanted some invitations that would help convey their not-too-formal-but-not-too-casual vision for the big day. With lots of playful details like bicycles, orange accents and a […]

    A To Your Q: Online RSVPs

    We often get asked if forgoing the traditional reply card and instead opting to gather RSVPs through a wedding website is socially acceptable. We say, sure! This can be a great way to reduce the cost of your wedding invitation package as well as eliminate paper waste. Just use your own judgment and be sure to consider the age […]

    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. […]

    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’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

    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 […]


    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 […]

    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 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!

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