Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Snail Mail

Long live Snail Mail!

I’m obviously partial to the art of Snail Mail (I built a small business on it, after all), but really: do you know anyone who doesn’t like receiving a hand-written letter or card in the mail?!  I don’t think so.  My heart flutters every time I see an envelope that doesn’t appear to be junk mail.  So with that, I try to dress up my Snail Mail (or any) envelope.  It is the first impression, right?

I can’t imagine Snail Mail will ever become obsolete (although recent experiences at post offices paint a scary picture), but if it does, I will cry myself to sleep for the rest of my life.  Seriously.  And I’ll have to find another job, too, I guess.

(P.S.  See that embossed return-address stamp?  I accidentally figured out how to do that, and I’ll show you how in one of next week’s posts.)

Paper Love: Mini Canvas Greeting Card

My mom gave me this card for my 30th birthday. It’s from the Hallmark Signature Collection, and features a tiny wooden easel and miniature canvas attached to the front of it. The inside reads “You are your own best creation.”  Aww.  Thanks, Mom!

What’s more, it’s made so you can detach the canvas from the card (by cutting a clear little plastic tie — see it on the bottom ledge of the easel?) and display it!  It even stands like a proper easel.  It’s the perfect little desk accessory — and makes me want to paint my own little canvas sometime soon.

So creative. Stay tuned for a mini canvas by me!

Bridal Guide Magazine

PosePrints Save-the-Dates are featured in the July/August issue of Bridal Guide Magazine!

Our personalized ‘Green Polka-Dots‘ Save-the-Date card is featured in the Bridal Insider section of the latest issue.  In a feature titled “Pencil It In!” Bridal Guide presents “new ideas in Save-the-Dates [that] are sure to make your guests accept with pleasure.”  We’re flattered to be mentioned among other super-creative Save-the-Date options, including a letterpress coaster and a card with a real cocktail umbrella attached! Check us out:

Click here to browse our Save-the-Date Card options and click here to browse our Save-the-Date magnet selection. Any design can be customized to be a Save-the-Date — just pick your favorite background design, create caricatures of the bride and groom and add your custom Save-the-Date text.  All of our Save-the-Dates come with white envelopes for mailing.

Head to your nearest newsstand to pick up a copy of the latest Bridal Guide, and check us out on pages 28 and 102!

Save the Date! PosePrints is turning 5!

Would you kindly save the date?!

Save the date of July 19, 2012 to celebrate PosePrints’ 5th anniversary!  Our little stationery company is turning five, and it’s a perfect excuse for a celebration.  We’re having an evening cocktail party in San Francisco to celebrate with our local friends, fans and loyal customers.

Are you living in the Bay Area and interested in attending our birthday party?  If so, please contact us through Facebook (or email us at Friends @ PosePrints . com) and let us know.  If you provide us with your mailing address, we will pop one of these snazzy Save-the-Date magnets in the mail (printed on our regular PosePrints magnet materials) and follow up with a “formal” invitation as the date gets closer.

For those of you who cannot make it to the party, we will have a little Facebook celebration with you on July 17th — our actual 5th birthday.  So make sure to “like” our page!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Paper Love: The French Laundry

I’m fascinated by brilliant branding (especially when it involves stationery and paper!).  And although I’m not an expert in the area, I know “brilliant” when I see it. The French Laundry is brilliant.

The restaurant’s building was used as a French laundry starting in the 1920’s, and the “laundry” branding is evident throughout the dining experience — in the actual clothespin fixed to the napkin, the clothespin icon on the cookie box, the embossed clothespin on their stationery, the laundry icons on the lamp shades, and the bill.  Oh, the bill.  Never did I think I’d be so thrilled to see a massive bill, but look:

Hand-written on a laundry tag.  With the day of the week circled.  Swoon.

And did I mention the website?!  Beautiful.


On another note, this (surprise-from-my-amazing-husband!) dinner at The French Laundry — on my actual 30th birthday — checked #16 off my Thirty While 30 List!

Paper Love: Per Se

I marked one half of one item off my Thirty While 30 list: dining at per se!  First and foremost (since stationery seems to be the theme around here), check out this gorgeous birthday card they gave me. I just love the simplicity of the little icons:

Per Se has been on my (mental) bucket list for awhile now — ever since I first lived in New York — so it’s only appropriate that I shared the experience with my my dear friend (and former NYC roommate) and little sister (current NYC resident).  It was the most amazing meal I’ve ever experienced, and included 12+ (15+?!) courses over 4.5 hours:

*Click to enlarge!*

The amount of creativity and attention to detail they put into each course was incredible. It really was an artist’s dream.

(And yes, I totally took pictures of each course…I wasn’t about to let my self consciousness outweigh my need to chronicle the once-in-a-long-time dining experience!)

30th Birthday Invitation

We’ve entered May — my favorite month of the year!  And this May is particularly special, as I turn 30 in a couple of weeks.

I’m having a little party to celebrate my departure from my 20s, and no party — however tiny — is complete without a real, personalized invitation.

While I always love to use PosePrints for my events, I decided to make this one a photo card — as the timing coincided with my finding that circa-1987 photo.  (There will be plenty of PosePrints custom caricature stationery when we celebrate PosePrints’ 5th Birthday in July, anyway.)

The round balloons on my invite also inspired our new Balloons Design.  Here’s the PosePrints version of my 30th birthday party invitation:

Here’s to living up the last two weeks of my twenties.  First stop: NYC!