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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Hens Holidays with Mary Craven Photography

We have not dabbled much in the world of Christmas cards, but this year we did something special and partnered with Mary Craven Photography. MC lives here in Nashville and lets just go ahead and say, she's a killer photographer. Has a great eye and can temp any child into a quick smile and natural laugh, all in the perfect lighting. She has a gift and it's fun to support a fellow small biz. lady out there hustling. Here are some pics from our collaboration. 

Farm to Table Rehearsal Dinner

Our client wanted some "Farm to Table" invitations for her sons rehearsal dinner coming up this Fall. The dinner will be hosted on this gorgeous estate called

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. We put our Tenn Hens spin on it with custom illustrations, highlighting some of the produce grown in the farms garden. The suite included letterpress, a duplexed backer, matching envelope liners, and calligraphy by Val Cole.

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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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