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Olivia’s Letterpress Party Invitations

Last month, we celebrated Olivia’s first birthday!  I absolutely cannot believe how quickly the year passed and how grown up my little baby has become!  I’m excited to share some pictures from her party soon but wanted to start out by sharing her party invitations.


(please forgive the shadows on all of these pics, I took these outside under a tree on a sunny day, lol… I’ve never claimed to be a good photographer!)

If you’ve been following along with my blog over the years, you know that I have a passion for letterpress printing and graphic design.  Invitations (of any kind) are one of my favorite things to do, so I was extra excited to create something special for Olivia. And…. I figure that I only have a few years when I can have compete control over her party planning  :)


After some serious Pinterest paroozing, I settled on the super girly color theme of pink and gold.  Somewhere along the way, I ran into the tagline “She leaves sparkles wherever she goes…” and I thought it was perfect for the invitations, so sweet for a little girl (who is young enough not to get a huge ego from this tagline!) She is our little princess and has definitely brightened up our life!


I decided to go with the same layout that I used for these baby shower invitations… because seriously, who doesn’t love to open a tiny little envelope!  I included a gold envelope liner to tie in with the gold printed “sparkles”.


The outer envelope was a blush pink, same at the mini.  And I designed custom address labels printed on sticker paper and finished things off with some gold chevron washi tape (ok, so I have a new obsession with washi tape… as first I didnt really get the whole craze and thought it was kind of silly, and maybe it is, but now I love it and cant get enough!)


All of the specific party information was hidden inside the mini envelope and I made the pink and gold rosettes to use as party decorations.


This was such a fun project for me and something that I hope Olivia will be able to enjoy down the road! I know it may seem slightly over the top for a one year old, but I truly loved every minute I poured into this suite.


Olivia at her party


(photo credit: Natalija Winston)

Please contact me at mondaymorningpress,mmp@gmail.com or on my facebook page if you are interested in purchasing these invitations or something similar for an upcoming event!  Remember, the invite makes the first impression!

Letterpress Baby Shower Invitations

Ok guys… I’m so excited to share this latest project with you! I finally got to do my first big letterpress job (since Olivia was born) in my new print room!  I was honored with the privilege of throwing a baby shower for a wonderful friend of mine, Niki, and it was the perfect project to get back into the swing of things as fas as printing goes.

Niki was one of the first people I met at Virginia Tech.  We became great friends and roommates. I’m so thrilled that she and her husband are welcoming a sweet baby boy in February! She told me that she was planning the nursery colors to be grey, mustard yellow, and blue.  I love using colors for party planning inspiration and so I ran with the grey/mustard idea for the invitations.



I’ve had the idea to use a tiny little envelope for an invitation for awhile now and I thought a baby shower would be the perfect opportunity.



The invitation itself is 5×7 and the mini yellow envelope is 3×3.





isn’t it so cute?  I’m kind of a sucker for anything miniature…


I designed and pressed the outer generic invitation


and then used the computer printer to print the information that I designed inside the mini envelope specific to Niki’s shower




This project was so fun for me!  The shower was over the weekend and we had a great time gathering to celebrate Niki’s little bundle of joy!




I’m hoping to get my etsy shop up and running soon and will be making these invitations available for purchase!


Got a special event coming up?

Shoot me an email at mondaymorningpress.mmp@gmail.com for info on custom design and letterpress services!

Mustard Makeover

I’ve been dying to share this latest piece with you!


When I saw this dresser on Craigslist, I knew it could be something great.  I loved the modern/clean lines mixed with the detailing on the middle drawer and was anxious to dress this lovely lady up!  It is a very solid, heavy piece and for some reason it just screamed “PAINT ME YELLOW!”

I never talk back to furniture, so that is just what I did. (The same Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Arles I used for this little cutie)!

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I finished painting the dresser a few weeks ago but just recently found the perfect hardware to finish the job (thank you Hobby Lobby!)


I was skeptical at first but as soon as I got them all in place, I was totally in love!


I think the black and white contrast is just perfect against the yellow… what do you think?

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All the drawers are the same size, so I played around with the placement of the detailed drawer…


…and I think this is my favorite configuration!



Hope this project reminds you of spring… bring on the warm weather- I’m ready!

This piece is for sale!  Please check out my Facebook page for more details!

Linking to these parties!

Domestically Speaking (check out my feature from last week!)

Savvy Southern Style

The Trendy Treehouse

Southern Lovely

and of course… Miss Mustard Seed


Family, friends, and fellow bloggers… I just wanted to say a quick thank you for your love/support/and encouragement over the last

3 months.  I never imagined how fun and exciting this blogging adventure would be.  Thanks to you, I am one step closer to opening the Print Shop!

I will be ordering some of the final pieces for my Old Style 8×12  Chandler and Price printing press this week (ink rollers!)

I am so excited to be able to share with you more about my passion for letterpress very, very soon!

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(vision of the Print Shop… in design)