did i really not ever show y’all our moving announcement? um, i pressed “send” on those to my letterpress printer back in april so i’m a little tardy to the party here (see new year’s resolution to be better blogger). our move and announcing it kind of makes me laugh because we moved like a mile away from where we were living…but crossed over into a different school district and neighborhood (goodbye collier hills, hello springlake!). i guess my family beat that when we moved next door to our house in sandy springs growing up…but anyhow.
i wanted to use a color palette i had never done on these and i love the muted but stylish combination of chocolate brown and yellow. the last time i thought about those two colors together was probably during a game of MASH in 5th grade, and that would have been the ‘bad choice’ of wedding colors.
text was letterpressed on super thick paper (natch – i have paper thickness issues).
envelopes were lined in a sweet smock pattern with ferns.
watch out people – i had to ENGRAVE the return address on the back flap. engrave! i have never done such a thing, but it is the only way you can print on a dark, dark cardstock like chocolate brown. i actually really like the texture and look of it, even though letterpress is still my fave.
and i know i should probably blur out my address. i dare someone to come and steal my high dollar inventory of envelopes.
details, people…it’s all about the details.
and after nearly ten months of living here, we are finally hanging new wallpaper in the dining room this week! hooray!! some of the quotes i got from wallpaper hanging professionals were so ridiculous that i actually did, for a fleeting moment, think…how hard can it be? should i attempt? so glad i finally found someone reasonable to jerk me out of that madness.
will report back, of course.