Saturday, August 1, 2015


Happy August 1st! I consider August 1st to be the midpoint of summer because it leaves us just one month before everyone heads back to school. I hope this summer has brought you some wonderful memories and fun times so far! Our family has spent a great deal of time at the beach now that we live within walking distance, and it's been great. As my friend pointed out today, the beach is somewhere you can let the kids get dirty, throw toys everywhere, drip juice and food at will, and generally do things you can't do inside the house without consequence – and tide pools make for quick and easy clean-ups!

This summer has been busy as we moved our family and studio to a new home in late spring. We are still (#ugh #makeitstop) unpacking random bits here and there and doing some renovation work. My office space will undergo an overhaul in the fall and I am looking forward to finishing the space and implementing some new organization systems to streamline inventory, packaging, and shipping. If I remember to take photos (mental note!), I will post some before and after shots.

The studio printing space and equipment was moved to our new home with ease by our friends at Salmon's Transfer commercial division. This was our fourth (OMG!) commercial move with them and we are on a first name basis with the guys now. Crazy. These guys KNOW what they are doing and I highly recommend them if you have commercial equipment, awkward items, or heavy pieces like safes or pianos to move. This move took our equipment from ground level to ground level, so the move was swift and uneventful – the best kind of move!

In addition to the custom wedding stationery orders we've been working on this summer (photos coming soon), we've been busy preparing inventory for the Etsy Made In Canada Vancouver Market, which will take place at Robson Square on September 26, 2015. Did you attend last year? Over 5,000 people shopped the market in 2014, and I am looking forward to another fun event this year! Oh, and there is a Chipotle's across the street. And we don't have one out in the burbs. So yeah, Chipotle's while working a show = bonus!

Here are a few new items that will also be available for purchase at the Etsy Made in Canada Market and are also available now in our shop for purchase:


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Copper Foil Happy Birthday Cards

I just love foil – don't you? There is something so special about gold, copper or silver foil against a nice piece of thick card stock. Foil printing is such a hot trend these days, and we thought it might be nice to mix it up with some of our other favorite trends (delicate calligraphy and a folksy floral art pattern). The background floral pattern was digitized from an acrylic painting I did earlier this year in black, white, and shades of grey (not 50 shades of grey...but close). The "happy birthday" lettering was printed in a copper foil and extends to the edges of the card.  You can buy these foil birthday cards in sets of 4 with envelopes in our Etsy shop.

The plants – well, those are from a bush outside our studio. I can't take any credit for them since they were here before we moved in. I love the little berries; although they do cause me a lot of grief, since I am constantly shooing my children away from them (they think they are blueberries), and I have just assumed they are poisonous. If you know what they are, please let me know :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Custom Feminine Business Cards

Here's a new custom feminine business card for all you floral and pink-obsessed paper lovers out there! Customize your own set of modern floral business cards, with your name and contact information. These girly business cards make a perfect impression for branding your personal business, lifestyle brand and/or blog, photography business, and so on. Beautiful pink and white script on the front of the card, and a gorgeous pink flower petal image (photography by Erin McCall) on the back.

Send us your name and contact details, review a proof, and we digitally print the cards and ship to you – it's that easy! Buy a set for yourself or as a gift set for someone special. Makes a great high-end, modern and useful custom gift!

  • each order includes 100 business cards customized with your name and your contact details 
  • cards measure 3.5" wide by 2" tall (standard size)
  • digitally printed in pink ink for your name, white ink for your contact details, a black background, and a floral back/reverse side of the card
  • printed on ultra thick 130 lb. cover
  • perfect for branding your photography business, lifestyle blog, lifestyle brand, personal brand, stylist business, make-up artist business, etc.

We look forward to printing a set just for you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Letterpress Greeting Cards | Etsy

Above are just a few photos of some of the new cards featured in our Etsy shop. The Joy cards are brand new, and I designed them with the intention that they would be sent to congratulate say a friend or loved one on a big life event, or letting them know the joy they bring into your life. The possibilities are really endless with this card, and it's a good one to have on hand for weddings, births, graduations, showers, and so on.

The Oh Baby! card is an oldie, but a goodie! We used to print them with lavender and blue ink against the grey baby elephant, but clients had asked us for a neutral option and so we went with a warm beige here. Sometimes unisex is the way to go with baby cards – especially when the gender of the baby is unknown!

Our Something Old, Something New card is also an oldie, just in a grey ink this time instead of blue. Again, the light grey is a nice neutral and against the beautiful soft white cotton stock has almost an aged kind of feel to it, like a family heirloom.

You can find these cards for purchase in our Etsy shop. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sunlit Letterpress Now Available at Livingroom Home Decor

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sunlit Letterpress stationery is now available at Livingroom Home Décor in beautiful and historic Fort Langley, BC!

Since the birth of our daughters, I had not had a lot of time available to maintain or develop our wholesale stationery sales; however, when Courtney from Livingroom contacted me a while back about carrying our cards, I knew her store would be a great match for our products. Livingroom offers customers decor and accessory products with a refined rustic aesthetic. The boutique opened in 2014 in the quaint Fort Langley village and owner Courtney believes décor for the home should evoke a sense of comfort and beauty at the same time.

Livingroom currently sells some of our most popular greetings including wedding cards, congratulations cards, a variety of note cards, and other stationery items.

If you pop in to Livingroom Home Décor and take a photo of the Sunlit Letterpress stationery you find inside, we will send you a free Sunlit Letterpress greeting card (while supplies last). Send your photos to us at our email address, along with your mailing address (so we can send your free card!).

We look forward to seeing your photos of Sunlit Letterpress stationery in the wild!

(top photo courtesy of Livingroom Home Décor)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015



Do you know the history of "xoxo"? According to Wikipedia, "the common custom of placing Xs on envelopes, notes and at the end of letters to mean kisses dates back to the Middle Ages, when a Christian cross was drawn on documents or letters to mean sincerity, faith and honesty. A kiss was then placed upon the cross by the signer as a display of their sworn oath". Cool, right? As a type fanatic, I also just love how Xs and Os look together!

These new xox note cards are available in our Etsy shop as a set of four with four kraft envelopes. They will make a great addition to your stationery collection for quick notes to friends and loved ones. Mom might also appreciate a set for Mother's Day (see our previous blog post for a coupon code!).

Happy writing!

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