We’re getting ready to start designing invitations for our mid-year 2012 release, and we want to design the letterpress invitations of your dreams! So we’re holding a contest on Pinterest to help inspire our lead designers, and we’re giving you the chance to win some amazing letterpress prizes.
Our lead graphic designers Jessica Tierney and Sarah Walroth will judge the entries, and the top two boards will inspire two brand new Bella Figura invitation designs that the judges will create! These Pinterest inspired designs will be released in summer 2012. In addition to inspiring two of our new designs, the #1 board will win free letterpress coasters, and the 1st runner-up will win a $100 gift certificate from Smock!
Need a Pinterest invite? Email email@example.com and we’ll send you one right away. Not sure what to start pinning? Check out this sample pinboard that Jessica Tierney put together with images that inspired her Storybook Romance design!
The entry period runs from February 20 through February 27, and the winner will be announced in early March. No purchase is necessary to participate, and the contest is open to pinners worldwide!
Grand Prize: 150 free, 2-color custom letterpress printed or 1-color foil stamped coasters on our new, 100% recycled coaster stock. Choose from any of our 300+ designs and have coasters printed up for your big day. Still finalizing wedding plans? Already married? Print save the date information on your coasters, create coaster business cards or save the printing for your next big party!
The fine print: Coaster order must be placed within 1 year. Additional coasters, custom design, extra ink colors, double-sided printing or rush orders will incur fees. Prize must be redeemed within 1 year.
1st runner up: A $100 gift certificate for smockpaper.com — Smock is our sister company and BFF, and carries gorgeous, eco-friendly letterpress stationery essentials. Pick out notebooks, letterpress stationery, keepsake boxes and more in colorful patterns.
Want to help spread the word? Repin the image below. Happy Pinning!
What better way to make sure your guests don’t let your wedding date *ahem* coast by, than with some letterpress save the date coasters? We printed these Carte de Visite (by Ben Whitla) letterpress save the dates and matching coasters in Taupe, Papaya, and Sand inks, and we’ve got to say – we’re really into this color combo.
To make everything in this set as cohesive as possible we also custom designed and letterpress printed an envelope liner that coordinates with the cards and coasters. Between this letterpress envelope liner and the bright Papaya edge painting on the save the date, this set really has some amazing presence when you open the flap (even before you take the pieces out!).
inks: taupe + papaya + sand | fonts: sofia + sans capitals + archive | paper: 2-ply white + coaster stock | save the date size: a6 | liner: custom pattern letterpress printed in taupe ink | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: kyle laatsch
We love this bold and modern letterpress invitation customization that combines the best of our Alice (by Tara Hogan) and Deveril (by Beth Ann Seal) designs! Submitted to us by our friends at The Village Invites II in New York, New York, this stylish set features double-sided letterpress invitations as well as dual-purpose coasters – our favorite! The fun combination of black and spring green inks, along with the unique monogram pattern on the reply postcard, has us head over heels!
ink: black + spring green | fonts: danube + impression | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: F-8 | liner: vintage stripes in spring green ink | edge painting: spring green
by Sarah Walroth, In-house Graphic Designer.
Cool letterpress coasters never go out of style and these are no exception. A recent favorite around the studio, they feature our Allegory Modern design printed in classic black ink. Check out our entire collection of letterpress coasters and additional letterpress goods including programs, menus and escort cards, all perfect for adding a personal touch to your celebration.
We’re loving these fun letterpress coasters and coordinating accommodations cards, showcasing our Tara design (a 2010 favorite!). They are printed in daffodil and espresso inks and add a touch of retro cool to any reception or celebration.
Another recent Ashwell favorite, we love these cute letterpress coasters and favor tags. They were printed in blush and black inks for a chic New York City wedding. Looking for the perfect letterpress accessories to tie your wedding details together? Coasters, favor tags, programs, and letterpress menus are the perfect finishing touch for your celebration.
Showcasing a customization of our Ollie design, these letterpress wedding invitations were printed in charcoal and Mediterranean inks, a sophisticated color combination we’re loving for winter weddings. To complete the suite, custom letterpress coasters were printed to match.
Our Ashwell letterpress wedding invitation design is another design from our 2010 collection so we especially loved printing this beautiful invitation suite. Showcasing a lovely custom monogram, this customization is a classic pairing of black ink on our ivory cotton paper with corner rounding for the perfect finishing touch. The coordinating letterpress coasters are a perfect addition to any reception and carry the design details seamlessly through the event from start to finish.
We’re not kidding when we say we really really love printing letterpress coasters. They are both really fun and a bit unexpected and add a little touch of luxury to any event. These were printed in sophisticated black and pale gray inks with the couple’s monogram that they carried throughout their event. How chic!
Make sure to check out these other custom letterpress coasters that we absolutely adore!
Custom letterpress coasters are among our favorite things to print. There is truly no better way to add a special, unexpected and unique touch to your wedding, anniversary party or fiesta than with gorgeous letterpress coasters. We love when couples incorporate a special monogram or recipes for signature cocktails, but they’re equally as fun when printed with motifs to match their letterpress wedding invitations. If you’re looking for that perfect way to infuse your event with personal flair, letterpress coasters are a must have.
Printed in one color letterpress in our dusty pink ink, these coasters perfectly coordinate with the couple’s Pavilion letterpress wedding invitations for their glamorous nuptials in Indonesia. They are both chic and oh so pretty.
These two-sided letterpress coasters are printed in fuchsia ink and feature the same design as the couple’s Birds letterpress wedding invitations. Along with a recipe for the signature cocktail served at their wedding, the back of the coaster also features the custom pattern used for their envelope liners – a perfectly coordinated and really fun way to personalize their event.
These letterpress coasters feature a custom hand calligraphy monogram, making them truly one of a kind. Printed in cardinal ink, they could be equally as special for an anniversary party or graduation celebration as for a wedding.
Circolo 1 is one of our favorite designs, but we especially love it when printed as a great letterpress coaster. Printed here in antique gold ink, this coaster is nothing short of modern and hip, again featuring a recipe for the couple’s signature cocktail. When we print great coasters like this, we know our couples’ guests are in for a real treat!
You can see more custom letterpress coasters here.