New Year

It’s been a minute since we’ve blogged… so here goes nothing! Fast and furious was our Fall, Winter came in a blip, then into the new year we were. 2018 brought us some great opportunity. We worked with some really wonderful people that supported our vision and trusted our instincts and it resulted in some of our favorite projects to date. That’s what surrounding yourself with good people will do. So at the end of the year we celebrated in our usual fashion, a late lunch with champagne and a discussion over wins and losses. What worked, what didn’t, what we learned. Always, always we are learning and getting better. Tweaking and refining and trying our best.

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2019 we have some clear goals. Reaching beyond what we have done in the past and striving towards big ideas that have been inside our heads for quite some time. Wishing there were more hours in the day and knowing we can only do so much in a day. Thanks for sticking with us, thanks for joining our tribe of supporters and liking our work, and cheering us on in person and online. Those little likes excite us and make us want to create more. I know this word gratitude is overused lately, but thats what we truly are. Grateful.

Here’s to a new year (almost 2 months in now) that is filled with more joy, letterpress, snail mail and a few more Hens’ watercolor designs spreading into the world.

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SAVAGE interior design launch party

This project was certainly a fun change of pace for us. We worked with SAVAGE interior design to create an invitation launching their new wallpaper line. Since the wallpaper was the main attraction we used it as an inner folder around the details. The circular invitation played off the unique doorway of the home where the party is taking place. Black & white with metallic silver foil and the coolest Eames paper from Neenah kept the modern edge we were going for. 


winter merriment engagement party

Over the holidays we worked on a very festive, very dreamy engagement party. We carried touches of the couples' save the dates into this invitation, but really wanted it to stand reflect this party. The event was held at the brides parents house and out front are these modern, square trees. Can't wait for the main event!

And here are some party pics from Kristyn Hogan

 




Hermitage Hotel rehearsal dinner invitation / Nashville

My little brother got married this summer so we whipped up some mighty special details for his big day. First to share is the rehearsal dinner invites. We used the vintage Hermitage Hotel illustration I'd originally scanned from an old letterhead. The card was letterpress printed on ultra thick stock to give it some heft. We then lined the envelopes with another vintage find, a Nashville map scan from an old travel booklet.

Calligraphy by  Poppy & Scooter

 We also illustrated this monogram "B", that is similar to the Hermitage Hotel logo, to use on napkins & menus. 

Teepee Invitations - Will you be my bridesmaid?

One of our brides is marrying in Steamboat Springs next summer and at the tip top of her list was to ask her favorite gals to be in the bridal party. We wanted to come up with something really meaningful and fun to get her friends exited. A teepee is a one of the images we're using in her wedding suite so we created a miniature version for the girls to set out on their desk or dresser.
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The card folds in half with a blank space for the bride to write a special note. Then we tied them with twine and tucked in some feathers with a little example included on how to put together. A tiny bit of DIY and there you have your own teepee!
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oakes baby announcement featured on oh so beautiful paper

We wanted to create a special birth announcement to welcome Bonnie's baby boy, Preston Oakes Cross, into the world. Our concept took its inspiration from her family farm where she grew up, married, and where Oakes will be baptized this summer.
babyO_1 babyO_2 babyO_3 The property is bounded by a beautiful river which brought to mind the natural world of trees, foliage, deer, canoes, and herons. The announcement is letter-pressed and duplexed with another card printed with all these images. Currier hand painted in watercolor a soft graphic pattern for the envelope liner. The photo was printed on metallic paper to add a crisp note to the overall color palette. And of course Oakes provided his adorable baby face. babyO_4 babyO_6 Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks!
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