Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Check us out at our new Blog

Since the majority of current and future clients will know us by our Spark Stationery name, we've decided to house all future posts at:

We are working on a ton of exciting and informative new posts about letterpress printing, invitations, client work and more.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Kirby/Dayani Wedding - Pictures

We hope you enjoy the pictures of our diecut leaves and custom ceremony programs that were created for the Kirby/Dayani Wedding. We love how they displayed both pieces and hope we inspire other couples to do the same! Thank you to this wonderful couple for sharing their pictures with us. Contact Spark if you are interested in our couture design services for your event.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Destination Wedding Invitation

Destination weddings are certainly a popular choice for couples. We created this wedding invitation booklet for one of our couture brides in 2007 planning a May 2008 wedding. The challenge for this invitation set was figuring out how to announce both the intimate wedding ceremony as well as a large wedding reception that will take place a couple weeks after their ceremony. We decided to create a separate invitation for those guests who were invited to both events. These guests received two reply cards, a unique invitation panel as well as a directions/accommodations panel to appropriately inform them on all the wedding events.

The wedding set was printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White 110# cover paper, Stardream lagoon 105# cover paper and a white translucent paper. The booklet cover is two color letterpress with a large palm tree motif and immigration stamp. The inside left hand panel holds the reply card(s) and envelope and the right hand panel holds the quote page, invitation panel and directions/accommodations panel. These three panels were secured with two eyelets. The entire set includes 1/8" rounded corners.

This invitation set is a Spark original design and cannot be reproduced without permission. Please contact custom@sparkstationery for more details.

Spark Couture: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms! We love cherry blossoms because the detail of the flower makes for a beautiful design and letterpress impression. The above invitation set was designed especially for one of our couture brides planning a March 2008 wedding. The 4-piece invitation set was printed on Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110# cover paper. Ink colors are fuchsia and brown.

Holiday Mailing

Here is a great example of design combined with letterpress printing for an unforgettable holiday mailing. The Carney Group in Minneapolis came up with the idea to send their clients a fun assortment of picture frames. They were all printed in 2 colors, and then we diecut each frame so the center punches out. The client even had us print and diecut a stand that was used to display the frames. French Paper's Muscletone 140# cover in Glacier (a pale green) was used for all of the pieces and it performed quite nicely on our Heidelberg Windmill.