today we got to print our very first personal project, aka whateva I wanted 💃🏻 and it was fulfilling and rewarding and fun as all get out. our biggest plates yet, too — 6.25x6.25! sneak peek for now. see the texture in the purple letters? that’s called salt, and can happen in larger print areas when the ink is stretched out. #themoreyouknow 🌈 #paperandhoney #letterpresslove
office clean out day means finding a bunch of photo props you’ve curated over the last couple years, stuck in a corner, and immediately forgot about. ✨ how old school cool is that little Gillette man?
you guys! aren’t these notecards lovely? my friend Lauren of @darlingandpearl is hosting a fundraiser for Puerto Rico and donating ALL of the proceeds! you can get this letterpressed notecard set with envelopes (PR-related postage optional) AND feel real good about it. as of Friday, 89.3% of the island does not have have power, and nearly half of citizens do not have access to drinking water. has like Lauren says, helping is easy and PR needs all the help they can get. she was able to raise over $300 yesterday (!!) because of people like you. I just bought my set! to get yours, visit the link in my profile or head to darlingandpearl.com/shop. 🇵🇷✨ thanks for doing this, Lauren - you’re pretty rad. • #darlingandpearl #letterpress #letterpresslove #puertorico #puertoricorelief #fundraiser #stationery
this official announcement is overdue by a whole spring and summer, but we (Laura + Max) are SO excited to introduce you to our new addition, Winnie the press! she’s one ton of 1920s cast iron joy and allows us to grow P&H in ways we didn’t think possible. we’re overjoyed to transition our company into a full service design and letterpress studio, serving our couples from start to finish and getting our hands inky along the way. with a press of our own there are no limits to what we can make, so I’m gonna let my artist freak flag fly. and? with Max as our press operator, we’re a husband and wife team. his dreams are my dreams are our dreams. and that lights me RIGHT. UP. ✨💕 • on the blog today is the what, the why, and the what-this-means for Paper & Honey. I’d love for you to read it and share in our overwhelming joy (and just admire how gorgeous that old lady is). link in my profile, or you can head to paperandhoney.com/blog/winnie. all photos by @hmnphotographer / #paperandhoney #paperandhoneystudio #letterpresslove #letterpress #flashesofdelight #persuepretty #fortheloveofletterpress #weddinginvitations #michigrammers
an oldie but goodie - finally have #paperandhoneybride Ivana’s invitation suite on the blog today! romantic blush and grey letterpress inspired by Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. one of my very favorites (and still looking for any excuse to use that handmade agate-like paper). check it out! link in profile. ✨ #paperandhoney photos by @andreapescephoto
happy first anniversary to #paperandhoneybride Justyna and her handsome dude Jason! I was SO excited (so. so so excited.) to collaborate with Justyna from @inesandmarieevents and help translate her big ideas. they threw out words like worldly, adventurous, refined. both big travelers (and as Justyna likes to put it, sufferers of insatiable wanderlust - don't you love that?), we wanted an invitation suite that captured her and Jason's love for travel and how excited they were so share their big day with loved ones in Cortona, Italy. and I think we nailed it. 👌🏻 happy one year, my friend. I hope it was ten times as wonderful as that blissful newlywed week under the Tuscan sun! (my secret favorite part? my mama sewed all of the linen napkins we used to screenprint their invitations. ❤️) #paperandhoney
I've been super quiet on here all year it feels like. when my busy season hits the last thing I have time for is posting on social media - and when I finally have some space to rest, the last thing I want to do is scroll and scroll and scroll. I carry some guilt about that sometimes but am learning to let it go. I've got my head down and I'm doing the work. I'm serving my couples with the best of me and leaving the white space for myself and my family. and that's the best I could ask for, right? ✨ I DO have a year+ worth of work and experiences to share though, and need to get on it! like this suite made for the @bloomtheworkshop styled shoot workshop a few weeks ago at the most magnificent vine-covered bed and breakfast that was more like a French chateau. thanks for capturing my styling-nit-picking, @tifanilyn! and thanks again for having me, Bloom - it's nice for this designer to get out of the office once in awhile. :) #bloomtheworkshop
I have a confession. I'm paralyzed by FOMO. 😐 Max and I have had a weeklong trip to Paris booked since January and we have exactly zero things planned. every time I sit down to make a general itinerary I'm overwhelmed by how many things I want to do and eat and see and touch and smell! so I put it off and put it off and whoops it's August and we're going to France in four days. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ • if you've been, I'd love to know: what are your top recommendations? the Louvre, dinner at the Eiffel Tower, a cruise on the Seine, bike tours and the Musée d'Orsay are already on our list! along with cheese on cheese and pretending to be Amelié (my favorite movie!). and butchering a whole lot of French words. also wine. and being so overwhelmingly grateful I want to cry and probably will. 🇫🇷 bonus points for long flight survival tips. photo by my favorite mademoiselle @abbygracephoto