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Mother's Day Cards

Heidi Shenk "cards" letterpress Mother's Day

I realized that I've been so absent from this space that I forgot to share a small shop update. While I vastly expanded my Mother's Day card line last year, I've remained really happy with that set of designs and decided to add only a few more this year.

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The first of three in the new batch, is one that many of you requested. It's a redesign of this Father's Day card. Apparently weird text messaging doesn't discriminate and is both a dad AND mom thing. So for those who asked, you're welcome!

Mother's Day Card

The other two cards that I designed this year are true for my own mother. I was once told by a complete stranger that she knew I was my mother's daughter as soon as she heard me laugh. And of course, there's always those life lessons of not taking anything too seriously.

Mother's Day Card

The last of the three is a new letterpress card printed in two different colors-- dark teal and salmon pink. I love how this one turned out, and I may just give this one to my mom. I seem to remember telling her that she danced weird, had witch fingers, and said crazy phrases. And I may or may not possess all of those qualities now, which obviously makes us both awesome. Just sayin'.

All of these new cards are now available here on my website or in my Etsy shop. As for Mother's Day weekend, I'm planning on spending it at the beach since unfortunately I live quite a distance from my own mother. Any big plans for you for Mother's Day weekend?

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2015 Letterpress Valentine's Day Cards

Heidi Shenk "cards" letterpress Valentine's Day

They're here! They're here! While I had hoped to have had these ready a little earlier, they have finally arrived in the shop. This year's Valentine's Day line is a full line of letterpress goodness-- my first full letterpress line! For those of you that don't know what they means, here's the quick version of it all. I drawn my designs, put them into the computer, get photopolymer plates made with my designs, and finally use those plates in a 100+ year old press to transfer the designs to the cards. The final product, is a beautiful card that has an embossed type quality to it. And I'm in love.

All five of the new Valentine's Day cards are printed this way, my left arm cranking a giant wheel to work the press. After working on the press all afternoon yesterday, I woke up this morning with sore muscles in my left arm that I didn't even knew existed! I use 100% cotton card stock (fancy schmancy!) for all of the letterpress cards and the outcome is drool worthy if you're a paper nerd like me.

Starting today, you can save 20% off in the shop if you use the code VDAY20. The code expires on Saturday, so you have the next two days to snag your cards at a discount. I hope you love the new cards just as much as I do!

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