letterpress invites

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so, a few months back I mentioned that I was up to something good. I’ve been working on a few projects actually, some that have debuted and others that are still under wraps. but here’s a clue of what’s to come.

when my friend Lauren got engaged, her first question to me was if I would design her wedding stationery suite. of course I said yes, and immediatly began thinking about letterpressing her invites. I quickly signed up for an intro class and began pressing on my own. for the invitations, Lauren wanted to concentrate on a monogram that could be used in multiple places for her ceremony and reception. of course I contacted the amazing Tara Jones, who I must say is the most wonderful person to work with. she wrote those pretty letters for the L & E monogram which I had made into a plate for letterpress.  I designed and letterpressed the invitation and reply card as well as the envelopes and the escort cards for the table assignments.

I have to tell you friends, I’m beyond happy about letterpressing. I’ve had my heart set on doing it for years now, and now that I’m actually doing it, I couldn’t be happier. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be taking on a few custom wedding invitation orders a year. so if you’re interested, please send me an email.

next project in the works involves these pretty little stamps.
stay tuned for details!

17 Responses to “letterpress invites”

  1. Sara Christine said:

    Oh Alyson! This is so exciting! Your letterpress work is beautiful. Would it be weird to get engaged just so you could do my invitations?? :)

  2. erin said:

    so exciting and even more beautiful! can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

  3. suann said:

    yay for you! its so lovely. congrats, alyson. looking forward to what else you’ve got planned.

  4. kathleen said:

    These are beautiful! I’ve just signed up for a letterpress class so I can do my own invitations as well. I’m excited! Did you have any trouble getting the hang of it? Did it take forever?

  5. Lauren said:

    Those really are amazing! I love wedding invites… Where did you sign up to learn about letterpress? I know there isn’t anything like that here in Erie, PA. I so badly need to move to a move “creative” city. Keep up the great work, it’s inspiring!

  6. Flora said:

    Sweet! Congratulations and have fun with letterpress :)

  7. Sarah said:

    Those are really, really beautiful! I’m so thrilled you’re doing letterpress now! I can’t wait to see more of your work!

  8. Georgia said:

    these are amazing!

    i have done four custom invites for friends weddings. i so hope to do it full-time some day.

  9. Erin said:

    now that is simply fabulous. Now i’ve got to hurry up and get engaged! ;)

  10. E said:


    yes, letter presses are totally, insanely, incredibly, fantastically amazing. Such a fabulous effect.

  11. Kate said:

    They’re wonderful! I reallllllllly want a press and I can’t wait to find the perfect one.

  12. jane said:

    lovely lovely work. can’t wait to see what you do with the stamps.

  13. danielle said:

    these are so, so beautiful. i’ve been a long admirer of your work and blog.