musings on stationery

red letterpress flat cards

i am lucky enough to have married into a really fun family, consisting of a wonderful brother-in-law, father-in-law, and mother-in-law.  last year, i designed stationery for my father-in-law (i’ll show that to you soon) and recently, he asked me to design some notecards for my mother-in-law for her birthday.  his exact words to me were, “you know, she’s no stick in the mud – nothing boring.”  and that is the truth!  she’s a passionate texan and her energy has no bounds…and she’s always up for a glass of bubbly (which i love).  i hope i’m half as lively as her when i’m 60-something!

we decided on a flat, two-ply cardstock letterpressed with red ink.  cream paper, cream envelopes to match – lined with a matching snow & graham red and cream pattern. 

the size of the card is called monarch…perfect for a little note.

what i love about stationery is that it can really speak to a person’s personality…i think with these cards, no one would mistake phyllis for a stick in the mud!


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